11 episodes

An investigative true crime podcast about cannabis. The Berlin-based company JuicyFields promised huge profits through investments in medicinal cannabis. Thousands of people worldwide trusted the company with their savings – and lost everything. It could be a scam the size of Wirecard or OneCoin. Some say the Russian mafia or South American drug cartels were involved. Others point to German aristocrats. Since JuicyFields went dead in July 2022, criminal investigations have been launched all over Europe. Homes and offices were raided, accounts frozen. The perpetrators remain at large. But they are not silent.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 3 Ratings

An investigative true crime podcast about cannabis. The Berlin-based company JuicyFields promised huge profits through investments in medicinal cannabis. Thousands of people worldwide trusted the company with their savings – and lost everything. It could be a scam the size of Wirecard or OneCoin. Some say the Russian mafia or South American drug cartels were involved. Others point to German aristocrats. Since JuicyFields went dead in July 2022, criminal investigations have been launched all over Europe. Homes and offices were raided, accounts frozen. The perpetrators remain at large. But they are not silent.

    Good News

    Good News

    We had a legal dispute, but that's been solved.

    We can now present episode 6 of Cannabis Cowboys without the annoying beeps, and with all the names and more details.

    Hosts: Nicolas Martin and Andreas Becker

    Feedback: cannabiscowboys@dw.com

    • 2 min
    A short update

    A short update

    We keep you updated on what has happened since episode 8 of Cannabis Cowboys was released. What is law enforcement doing, and can victims hope they will ever get at least some of their money back?

    And we have some exciting news to share: Cannabis Cowboys is now also available in German: dw.com/cannabis-cowboys

    Hosts: Nicolas Martin and Andreas Becker

    Feedback: cannabiscowboys@dw.com

    • 8 min
    EP08 - Potemkin Villages

    EP08 - Potemkin Villages

    It's time to finally meet the man who's willing to lift the veil on the JuicyFields mystery. We meet in Helsinki, close to the Russian border. And what he tells us blows our minds. This is our final installment - for now. The JuicyFields story is far from over.

    Hosts: Nicolas Martin and Andreas Becker

    Feedback: cannabiscowboys@dw.com

    • 42 min
    EP07 - Matryoshka Dolls

    EP07 - Matryoshka Dolls

    We now look at the other tribe within JuicyFields. Is it really a group of Russian criminals that controls the company and its website? Whoever they are – they are listening to Cannabis Cowboys. And they got in touch with us.

    Hosts: Nicolas Martin and Andreas Becker

    New episodes every Thursday

    Feedback: cannabiscowboys@dw.com

    • 34 min
    EP06 - Juicy Nobility

    EP06 - Juicy Nobility

    We take a look at one of the two tribes at war within JuicyFields. We travel to areas that smell of money, visit a castle, and are blinded by the allure of status and old money. We even considered taking an etiquette class. But as always with JuicyFields, all is not what it seemed to be.

    Hosts: Nicolas Martin and Andreas Becker

    New episodes every Thursday

    Feedback: cannabiscowboys@dw.com

    • 31 min
    EP05 - Two Tribes

    EP05 - Two Tribes

    We are now looking for where all the money went. Hundreds of millions, probably billions. We discover that scamming investors might have not been JuicyFields’ only goal. And we learn of a rift that ran through the company. Inside JuicyFields, there were two tribes at war with each other.

    Hosts: Nicolas Martin and Andreas Becker

    New episodes every Thursday

    Feedback: cannabiscowboys@dw.com 

    • 30 min

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