MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Sheriff Mike Winters is just one part of a show airing on a major cable channel starting this week that will highlight Southern Oregon and Northern California’s so-called War On Cannabis.
The Discovery Channel will air the 6-parts series called “Weed Country”, starting this Wednesday. The series depicts raids on marijuana grows led by Jackson, Josephine, and Siskiyou County law enforcement.
The show, which features some of the area’s heads of law enforcement, advertises graphic raids on marijuana farms. Siskiyou County Sheriff Jon Lopey, who participated in the series, says that the show presents a balanced viewpoint on a problem that has caused harm both to locals and the surrounding environment. Some supporters of medical marijuana, however, are concerned that it will send the wrong message.
The 6-part series “Weed Country” begins this Wednesday on Discovery Channel. Lopey says that he feels confident the show will be well received. Despite the fact that the show hasn’t yet premiered, talks are already underway for the show to return to Southern Oregon for a second season. That, of course, depends on the success of its premier and the first season.