One of the most important cannabis films of all-time, if not the most important cannabis film of all-time, is set to be released this Saturday. For those keeping track at home, this Saturday is 4/20, which is obviously a big deal in the cannabis world.
The film is ‘Grass is Greener‘ and it’s going to be released on Netflix on April 20th. As I stated in a previous article about this film, Grass is Greener is going to look at the cannabis world from a perspective that has never been properly captured in film-form before.
Legalization is on the move across the globe, and while it’s great that consumers have more legal options in more areas than ever before, the story of how cannabis became illegal in the first place is seemingly being forgotten, as is the amount of injustice that certain communities have had to endure.
To make matters worse, the communities that were most negatively impacted by cannabis prohibition are being largely left out of the emerging cannabis industry. Social equity is a really, really important component of cannabis reform, and this film is the first to ever properly tackle it as far as I know.
Cannabis and music have a long history together, with jazz and hip hop playing big roles in the story of cannabis prohibition and the push to reform unjust cannabis laws. No one is better suited to tell that story than the legend himself, Fab 5 Freddy, who directed this film. Below is the film’s trailer:
Below is more information about the film, via a press release I received earlier today. Make sure to check it out on 4/20:
In his directorial debut, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy (Yo! MTV Raps) presents an unparalleled look at the racially biased history of the war on marijuana. Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real, and Damian Marley join a range of celebrities and experts who discuss the plant’s influence on music and popular culture, and the devastating impact its criminalization has had on black and Latino communities. As more and more states join the push to legalize marijuana, Grass is Greener dives deep into the glaring racial disparities in the growing cannabis market.
Features interviews with Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Sen Dog, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D, Damian Marley, Killer Mike and more. Grass is Greener will premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival and launches globally on Netflix on April 20, 2019.