Episode 2

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Episode 2 of 2

Duration: 1 hour

Ex-EastEnders star James Alexandrou was caught smoking cannabis by the tabloids when he left the soap. Now he wants to find out the truth about the most popular illegal drug in Britain, see the lengths people will go to get it and discover exactly where it comes from.

In the second episode, James explores the hidden world of organised crime linked to the supply of cannabis in the UK, following a police drug squad and the UK Border Agency as they target gangs and smugglers. He meets the casualties of the drugs trade, including a 14-year-old addict who has convictions for burglary to fund his habit and a Vietnamese teenager smuggled into Britain by lorry to work in British cannabis farms to supply the huge demand.

Part of the Dangerous Pleasures season on BBC3.

  • BBC Three Blog: James Alexandrou on filming Cannabis: What's The Harm?

    BBC Three Blog: James Alexandrou on filming Cannabis: What's The Harm?

    James Alexandrou talks about his experinece of filming the programme and the issues surrounding it.

    Go to the BBC Three Blog website
  • BBC Three Dangerous Pleasures Season

    BBC Three Dangerous Pleasures Season

    This programme is a part of the Dangerous Pleasures season. The season follows young people's pursuit of pleasure and isn't afraid to show the darker side of tackling challenging subjects head on.

    Visit the BBC Three Dangerous Pleasures website
  • James on a visit to one of the many medicinal cannabis grows in California

    James on a visit to one of the many medicinal cannabis grows in California

  • James on the hunt for cannabis on the streets of San Francisco

    James on the hunt for cannabis on the streets of San Francisco

Credits

Presenter
James Alexandrou
Executive Producer
Robi Dutta

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