When it comes to the complicated and controversial subject of cannabis, Free Speech TV’s "Marijuana Straight Talk" show, hosted by Becca Williams, boldly goes where no one has gone before, according to the show's producers -- and viewers seem to be going along for the ride in big numbers.
The show was the network’s second most popular weekly current affairs program in terms of households reached, according to Free Speech TV. Additionally, Rentrak, a media measurement and analytical services company, reported that "Marijuana Straight Talk" was Free Speech TV’s third most popular in terms of TV ratings and average audience size.
The network’s general manager, Jon Stout, said he was surprised by "Marijuana Straight Talk"’s reception. “It’s a remarkable response — given that this show is just out of the starting gate,” he said.
After riding a tidal wave of print and media coverage, cannabis has come crashing into the public consciousness. Now, more than ever, Americans are marijuana-minded.