Official Trailer for Marijuana Doc 'Grass is Greener' with Snoop Dogg

April 15, 2019
Source: YouTube

Grass is Greener Trailer

"We're not the war on drugs, we're fighting the war on drugs." Netflix has debuted the first official trailer for a documentary titled Grass is Greener, a fascinating new doc film examining America's complicated relationship with marijuana. The grass definitely is greener. Directed by iconic hip hop artist / filmmaker known as "Fab 5 Freddy", the very timely film discusses pot's influence on pop culture / music, as well as the devastating impact its criminalization has had on black and Latino communities. Featuring appearances by Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill's B-Real, Damian Marley, and plenty of other "celebrities and experts" who enjoy the greatness of cannabis. With legalization quickly taking over America (and the world?), there's more talk about marijuana - with docs like Breaking Habits and Spike Jonze's The New Normal. Light it up.

Here's the official trailer (+ poster) for Fab 5 Freddy's doc Grass is Greener, from Netflix's YouTube:

Grass is Greener Poster

Weed. Marijuana. Grass. Pot. Whatever you prefer to call it, America's relationship with cannabis is a complicated one. In his feature 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. Grass is Greener is directed by Fab 5 Freddy, also known as Fred Brathwaite, making his feature debut after numerous music videos and other projects previously. Netflix will release Grass is Greener streaming exclusively starting April 20th (4/20).

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It has never become my thing, but I understand the passion for it ...

shiboleth on Apr 15, 2019


Hard to understand the passion if you don't share the passion, shiboleth. At least that's been my experience. Not sure I understand the need to sky dive...or climb a sheer rock cliff with no safety ropes...let alone the passion to do it as I've sayin'...cheers!

thespiritbo on Apr 15, 2019


No hard feelings about that, of course. I have a lot of people around me that like that and I ventured into that it a few times, but never stayed with it. Reading your post from above, that might be a good choice. And besides, I always thought that pot is only good if you smoke it with some good looking and hot girl. In my life, those two things met only once or twice. So, I left the pot and went for the real goodies. Cheers back ...

shiboleth on Apr 16, 2019


I understand. Pot came to me at the same time the Beatles and Stones and Jethro Tull and the Moody Blues and Dylan and that whole explosion of great music and lyrics and it really expanded my mind in a very positive way. I just kept using it though and it became almost like an addiction as I was abusing it daily from in the morning until going to sleep. Smoking pot was an important part of my rising above the mundane existence of the herd mentality. I just didn't hang up the phone when I got the message and started abusing it. No regrets as I'm fine and learned a lot and grew a lot from smoking it. I don't think it is any where near as harmful and destructive as alcohol.

thespiritbo on Apr 16, 2019


Follow the money. Cui bono?

DAVIDPD on Apr 15, 2019


I smoked pot for almost 30 years and much of that time on a daily basis. I drank during that time too and much of that time on a daily basis. I almost didn't abuse almost killed me so I quit drinking, educated myself thru AA about the disease or addiction and haven't drank a drop for 34 yrs. I also quit smoking pot at the same time...along with cigarettes. It was all detrimental to my health and well being and I haven't looked back. I liked smoking weed and it opened my psyche and enabled me to hear music on a whole different level. However, I abused it too like I did alcohol. Like I think Snoop poop Dog does and many others who proclaim the wonders of smoking pot. Not my business. I did that...I done done that and am done with it...and glad of it. Nothing like being clean and sober and high thru spiritual awareness and higher levels of awareness and consciousness. Both drinking and smoking weed were but stepping stones towards that and I'm glad I'm not still stuck there like I was for too many years. Other than that, hey, smoke away...enjoy...then when you finally get the message then hang up the phone. Peace.

thespiritbo on Apr 15, 2019


Way to go on beating that. I think the argument here is weed as bad as the government has made it out to be. If alcohol is not prohibited them why is marijuana. I agree with the abusing aspect and think it should be treated the same. If you are able to do it properly in moderation as an adult then hey why not. It should be taxed, create jobs, add to the economy because people are doing it anyway.

Movies Are Fun on Apr 15, 2019


Thanks for the intelligent reply and I agree totally with you. I read an excellent book back in the early '70's that really laid out the possibilities that the government does not want people to expand their minds or consciousness as it wants to remain in full control of the masses. Good weed certainly helps in cultivating an awareness beyond the mundane, ordinary levels most people live in. At least it did for me. I just smoked it longer than I needed to just to keep getting high as I'd already experienced the awakening that can occur with it. Cheers.

thespiritbo on Apr 16, 2019


@movies_are_fun:disqus are you of the opinion that all drugs should be legalized?

THE_RAW_ on Apr 19, 2019


When I was an active pothead, I preferred weed to alcohol. However, it was a motivation killer for me. At the time I felt like I had a ton of great ideas when high, but I rarely wrote them down. And when I did have the notion of writing them down, I couldn't decipher or remember WTH they were even about! All I seemed to do was watch movies, play video games and eat. Eventually I realized while this grants a temporary sense of "euphoria", it's not really doing anything else for I quit using. It's been well over a decade since I've smoked, but just like ever vice, I think it's fine in moderation. Is weed the terrible "gateway" drug? I think it potentially could be for some people, but it wasn't for me. As for this doc, this message from Snoop isn't new. Hopefully they focus more on the propaganda and criminalizing aspect within the doc. Even with that said, I'm not sure if it's enough to warrant my interest.

THE_RAW_ on Apr 19, 2019

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