As we all know, 4/20 is a national cannabis holiday, and to celebrate this year Netflix is releasing its War on Weed documentary, Grass is Greener.
Directed and narrated by hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, Grass is Greener explores the connection between weed, music, social justice or injustice and race throughout history in America. It will look at the history of marijuana sentencing, the drug war and how race has played a role in all of that.
Fab 5 Freddy directed Snoop Dogg, who appears in the doc, in his first music video, bringing the project full-circle in a cool way.
“I directed his first music vid, “Whats My Name” & turned him & the #DogPound into dogs. I was proud to introduce him to the world on YO! MTV Raps,” Freddy tweeted.
“Working w/him on my film was amazing! Oh yeah, the old timers use to tell me,”if you don’t cough, you don’t get off” @SnoopDogg
The documentary features contributions from Snoop Dogg, Killer Mike, Damian Marley, Chuck D, DMC, and Cypress Hill among others discussing the plant’s influence.
An official description of the series calls Grass Is Greener 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.”
The documentary will also show how the drug has affected Black and Latino communities over the years, and the struggles people of color face when contributing to the growing legal marijuana industry
“We’re not the war on drugs, we’re fighting the war on drugs,” Snoop explains in the trailer.
Check out the trailer now. https://youtu.be/IET4K5npNOg