A Message from Stephen DeAngelo of Harborside Health Center:
To all of our Esteemed Patients,
We need to take this chance to tell everybody of the Discovery Channel determination relating to the way forward for our groundbreaking tv program, “Weed Wars.” But first, we should take a second to supply our private because of everybody who performed instrumental roles on this course of and to honor the accomplishments of our efforts.
To our sufferers: We really feel such honor in our hearts to have the ability to stand subsequent to you on this wrestle to free hashish and inform our story in “Weed Wars.” You all made sacrifices through the filming of this collection by tolerating cameras in your home of wellness. Many of you shared your private tales about medical hashish with the world. The braveness you exhibited with this storytelling can’t be measured by scores or expressed with phrases. You are the true stars of “Weed Wars” and also you lit up the world with hope. You gave individuals a dwelling instance of change they will consider in. You have planted the seed of fact about medical hashish to hundreds of Americans. This seed will take bloom in a whole lot of various methods by affected person activists who’ve been impressed by “Weed Wars.” Our motion will develop stronger because of your tales being advised to America. The contribution of “Weed Wars” to the development of protected entry to medical hashish can be felt for generations.
Perhaps an important acknowledgement we now have to supply is to all of our managers and employees. You let the world know medical hashish collectives might be extra professionally run than many mainstream companies. Many of you additionally shared very intimate particulars of your lives with the world. You put your greatest foot ahead in the best way you represented our firm and our model. And you probably did all of this with out huge cash from Hollywood or some other materialistic benefit. You did this since you needed to symbolize our motion and share your information of this miraculous plant. You are the true heroes of “Weed Wars.” We couldn’t be extra pleased with a gaggle of individuals than we’re of all of you. Your work has been seen by hundreds of thousands of individuals everywhere in the world. You have set a glowing instance to many future generations of medical hashish activists and enterprise individuals. It just isn’t typically that a group of individuals can look again in time and say, “We made history,” however this group can. No one can ever take that away from you.
We should additionally categorical heartfelt because of Braverman Productions for his or her excellent work as filmmakers of “Weed Wars.” Not lots of you’ll ever know all of the battles Chuck and Alex Braverman fought on behalf of our collective and sufferers. They introduced a lot ardour, knowledge and integrity to this course of. They have a tremendous group of photographers, editors, sound designers and storytellers. To be capable of work with that type of expertise is a once-in-a-lifetime expertise. We will all the time be pleased about their efforts.
For the primary time on a serious tv community, medical hashish collectives have been proven from the affected person point-of-view fairly than the regulation enforcement point-of-view. Never earlier than had America been uncovered to our aspect of the story or heard the sound of our voices. “Weed Wars” has perpetually modified that as websites like YouTube will proceed to point out the world for years to return. In addition, “Weed Wars” acquired rave evaluations from virtually each main media outlet within the nation, together with native publications just like the San Francisco Chronicle, the East Bay Express, and the San Jose Mercury News. The program is presently being aired in Holland and Denmark, and can be seen in most of Europe and Latin America.
All the accomplishments of “Weed Wars” gained’t be absolutely realized for an additional era, as all of the individuals who noticed this system transfer by means of the world and activate themselves with the hashish plant. We are sure that 10 and 20 years from now individuals will cease us on the road and point out how “Weed Wars” modified their lives.
Nothing would please us greater than to have the ability to proceed with future episodes of “Weed Wars.” Unfortunately the Discovery Channel has made a a lot totally different determination and can not proceed with future episodes. We have no idea why, nor can we perceive why, they made that call.
– Stephen DeAngelo, Executive Director & Andrew DeAngelo, General Manager