“They shoot people and they’re not culpable at all, and it has to stop,” says Weed Country’s Mike Boutin. Featured on Discovery Channel’s new show, Boutin grows marijuana in the emerald triangle and is constantly faced with the threat of federal prosecution.

Boutin considers himself a vigilante, fighting back against drug prohibition. “I really didn’t want to live in a world where they haul people off to jail for using a substance that’s safter than alcohol” says Boutin.

ReasonTV’s Tracy Oppenheimer talked with Boutin about the state of the marijuana industry today and his role on the show. Weed Country premieres this Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 10 pm on Discovery Channel.

About 7 minutes.

Produced by Tracy Oppenheimer; Shot by Alex Manning and Zach Weissmueller.