With marijuana becoming legalized in many states, some people are happily lighting up while others remain adamant about banning recreational weed. In the trailer for the new Netflix documentary Grass is Greener, we see director Fab 5 Freddy as he attempts to clear the smoke when it comes to America’s complicated relationship with cannabis.
The feature, which appropriately debuts on April 20, marks Fab 5 Freddy’s (aka Fred Brathwaite) directorial debut. He also narrates the documentary which features Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Sen Dog, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D, Damian Marley, Killer Mike and others.
But don’t get it twisted — this is not just a docu about smokin’ and tokin’. Freddy explores the racially biased history of the war on marijuana, its 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.
The film is set to screen on 4/20 at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Freddy produces the film along with Vikram Gandhi.
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