Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
Primarily released on video, The Money Tree offers viewers with a rare look into the life of a Northern California marijuana grower during the Reagan years; while taking a pro-pot stance. David can't find work as an actor so he uses his mountain property located outside San Francisco to grow the illegal weed. His wealthy girl friend Monica disdains David's agrarian avocation and offers him a great opportunity to work for her father, but only if he stops growing weed. David loves growing pot and so turns her down. As his latest crop slowly matures, David has close scrapes with the law and brutal drug dealers. He also frequently argues for the legalization of marijuana with his friends and colleagues.
drugs, abuse, addiction, alcoholism, ambush, animal, art-gallery, business, cancer, cargo, claim, contempt, criminal, critic, customer, employment, factory, false-accusation, farming, forest, girlfriend, grower, harvest, helicopter, hidden, illegality, labor [work], lifestyle, loot, lover, marijuana, morals, mountains, offer, owner, pain, patient [medical], police, politician, problems, profit, promise, restaurant, rip-off, sales, search, selling, sexual, smuggling, stash, thug, tropical, tycoon, tree, violence