To use a term... \"It's all Hollywood.\"
I don't know how to get a TV Network to do better fact-checking. Wish I did.
I watched this last night ... was going to watch it with an open mind, or attempt to do so. That failed about 10 mins into the show.
So, there's this guy from Georgia, who's whole family depends on him to have an income from illegally gotton gains. He's willing to risk it all -family, raising kids, jailtime, bodily injury- to go steal 'sang from not only his state, but out-of-state as well.
Then there's the dealers. As we have touched on on other posts, there's little accountability as to source documentation, and in-state residency. To be objective, the show did not show the whole process of how the dealer bought the roots from people. They may have glossed over that, however my point remains. And the pricing? I'd like to get that price for wet root when the time comes, however I doubt that will happen. The non-purchase of a digger's root because it was after closing time seemed to be dirty trick.
I like the grower, seemed genuinely concerned about his crop, land, poachers. I really can't fault him much. However I truely hope that he mapped his landmines that he put out so he doen't step on one accidently. The show didn't address the inherant liablilty he incurrs if someone were to take him to court for injuries.
Just my 5 cents worth....