How to Make Money Selling Drugs Review - Pure, Uncut, An Adrenaline Rush

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

How to Make Money Selling Drugs, an engaging, informative and shocking docu-drama, explores, from corner man to king pin, the realities of life inside the big business of drug trafficking.

Produced by Bert Marcus and Adrian Grenier, How to Make Money Selling Drugs from Tribeca Films, draws on the true life experiences of Rapper 50 Cent, Eminem, Brian O'Dea, a former high level Pot smuggler, the go to coke dealer of Beverly Hills, and Barry Neal Cooper, a former narcotics officer as well as others.

In addition to the celebrity stoner endorsements, Susan Sarandon and Woody Harrelson who advocate at every opportunity,  the film also include those recognized as, inteligencia, the thinkers of today including Arianna Huffington, Publisher of The Huffington Post and Def Jam Mogul Russell Simmons.

How to make Money Selling Drugs ventures into the underbelly of the drug culture and explains the tier system of global distribution and the skyrocketing costs of continuing the civil war and makes it all very palatable in ten easy lessons.

Balancing the material through the arcade sounds of Pac-Man, Director Matthew Cooke, offsets the serious with humor. Granted the enticements of selling, even on an independent street level, are invitingly presented as a financial solution that almost anyone could benefit.

In modern America, the rising costs of living, where unemployment rested above 8% for over forty straight months and has barely fallen, selling drugs, and the film presents two scenarios, that of weed sales and that of cocaine, a smart business man can generate enough cash within a day to see the risk as a worthwhile investment. Even in states where Cannabis is legal the potential for financial solvency, on an independent level, are presented as a viable way out of poverty or financial debt.

The film also portrays the high risk factor.  Violence, racial profiling, jealousies, and as the drug lawyer explained, "If I rob you of all your money and a one thousand dollars of drugs I still get to sell the drugs for one thousand dollars." The drug trade, as it is, invites violence.

Location, location, location as in any good business location is everything and "How to Make Money Selling Drugs" is no different. The odds of jail time dramatically decrease in the wealthiest zip codes and as explained, "People will front you all the drugs you can sell. As long as you keep paying they'll keep fronting."

The true stories are fascinating.  Brian O'Dea is a captivating, charming, natural story teller. He recounts his glory days, smuggling in 200tons of pot and hiring an ex-DEA agent to assist. Narcotics officers are quick to explain inner city drug trafficking is a war zone. The Drug War has becomes America's Civil War which is ripping the roots from our inner cities and destroying countless lives along the way.

The "Thinkers" those who are considered the better minds of today seem to advocate the same as most others and question why are we investing billions of dollars on a war, which no joint chief or five star general would ever testify there is a remote chance of winning. Our prisons are full, the Rockefeller Drug laws in New York State only burden an already overburden financial state.  Drug Trafficking has not stopped and in reality it has only increased.

The film paves a way for serious debate on the evolution of the drug import/export trade. I found the material interesting and highly intriguing. As a long time advocate of legalization the incarceration rates were astonishing. My platform for legalization is clearly different from the film, as tax reform was never mentioned as a possible outcome of harvesting one of the United States' greatest natural resources.

Although not a participant, I do believe How to Make Money Selling Drugs, presents strong points for a continued discussion. The taxation possibilities, in and of themselves, would certainly create a surplus in state budgets.

Hard hit domestic programs now experiencing the sequester squeeze would, with the additional taxes generated through legalization, have a chance to survive without the federal assistance. And that is simply one example as equal opportunity education, food programs, literacy, and senior programs and of course, infrastructure could all have the opportunity to benefit.

How to Make Money Selling Drugs doesn't explain away, in a cloud of sweet scented smoke, the ills of the drug trade, or sugar coat the realities of violence, especially at the high levels of distribution.  It does however, for the first time, present a full picture and scope of many people across all socio-economic lines agreeing that the time for change, like in recent historic announcements, is now.  The film presents a convincing argument proving the antiquated judicial process is archaic and the laws, as they are now, must change.

How to Make Money Selling Drugs is playing in select cities. It is a must see!

 

Haute Tease

  • Adrift Review - Four Stars For At Sea Survival Story

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Adrift, from STX Entertainment and Huayi Brothers, presents the true story of two strangers who through fate happen to meet in Fiji after each sailed around the world and together found love, beauty, adventure and unbelievable tragedy.

     
  • Beltway Insider: U.S Offers Nigeria Assistance; Ukraine Strikes Back; Benghazi Special Panel Convenes

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, the government of Great Britain, leading politicians and citizens are voicing the need for urgency by the Nigerian government in addressing the middle of the night kidnapping of more than 200 schoolgirls.

     
  • Jaguar Land Rover Makes Global Auto Show Debut Of Range Rover Sport SVR and Jaguar C-X17 In Moscow; Showcases Its Discovery Vision Concept

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Whitley, UK– Jaguar C-X17 and Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept makes Russian debut Earlier today Land Rover unveiled its eagerly anticipated Range Rover Sport SVR to global media at the prestigious Moscow International Auto Show (MIAS).

     
  • Beltway Insider: Boston Marathon Bombing Dominates; Gun Control Bill Falls Short

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Barack Obama unified the nation this week as the world’s attention focused on Boston, Massachusetts in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon terrorist attack that killed four and injured 175.

     
  • Are You Dating a Narcissist? Seven Red Flags Not to Miss

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With an increasing number of people using dating apps and websites to meet that someone special, a relatable pattern is emerging. You see the lead photo; You're attracted. You read the profile . . even better . .  a brief description and you're hooked.

     
  • SKIN Review - Powerful Character Driven Hypnotic Performances, Mesmerizing

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    SKIN, from A24 and DirecTV, present the story of Bryon and Julie Widner who meet just as he is coming to the end of two decades of life in a neo-Nazi skinhead cult and decides to extract himself.

     
  • Traveller to Release New Single “Been Waiting”

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Traveller, the Scottish Pop Rock band, who first came to our attention last summer with their debut EP All This Time, which earned airplay in a massive 68 countries, is set to release Been Waiting, the newest single.  

  • World News: The Yellow Vest Movement Showing Signs of Fading

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    What will remain of the movement of the Yellow Vests? No one can say it, but the current wilting of the movement finds its origins in the absence of political structuring able to ensure its durability.

     
  • Op/Ed SCOTUS Hearings: Judge Kavanaugh’s Character Assassins Could Be Controlling Your Medical Care

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Our elected legislators have been at their worst during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. What a shameful display: condescending, arrogant show-boating senators questioning him in a manner reminiscent of the Grand Inquisitor.

     
  • "Bolt Everything Down" New from The Marvin Dee Band; Jared Dylan’s Irish Influence Produces "Double Time"

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    With little need for introduction in Rotterdam, Netherlands, acoustic pop-rockers, the Marvin Dee Band, are preparing to drop an epic second album, the first tune is out, recorded in the same studio Motown’s Marvin Gaye recorded Midnight Love.  

  • The Sword & Scabbard: Thieves and Thugs and the Bloody Massacre in Boston - A Page Turning Thriller

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Sword & Scabbard, from Allen Woods, looks as if it would appeal to Boston’s very tony elite, not until pushing through the labyrinth of technology interruptions does one realizes Woods has created a page turning account of corruption, violence, and a bloody re-revolution massacre.

     
  • Money News: Global Markets Close Down; Europe, Asian Markets Down; Nikkei Closes Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Dow Jones Industrial closed the trading week down with a stunning loss as the bear market roared back pummeling the three main U.S. and mauling nine of the ten most watched global markets with the same intensity.

     
  • Boundaries Review - Strong Character Driven Performances Create Indie Gold

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Boundaries from Sony Picture Classics, brings to the screen a story of redemption, of healing, of forgiveness and closure as a daughter and her pot-smoking, dealing father, her son and his collection of unique and slightly odd friends.

     
  • Beltway Insider: The President, The Porn Star and Polarizing Politics; Norway; Trump/UK Protests; Pakistan Child Killer

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump hosted Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway this week discussing a number of issues including the allegiance the two nations share, NATO commitments, economic developments and topics as diverse as Crimea and the Russian Election probe.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Trump Visits France; Bastille Day; Bi-Laterals; Russian Links Grow; PA Murders, Cold Case Heats Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump spent Bastille Day, the French National Holiday, with French President Emmanuel Macron for a continuation of bi-laterals followed by participation in the ceremonies marking the 100th Anniversary of American military support of the French people.