Forget everything you thought you knew about cannabis…

The community here at the National Institute for Cannabis Investors is unique.

It’s truly a group of like-minded individuals who believe you can do well while doing good, and we’ve all been inspired by the good cannabis can do at one point or another.

The story of Charlotte Figi brought attention to the need for increased access to cannabis-based medicine. Dr. Sanjay Gupta‘s game-changing CNN documentary Weed helped bring cannabis into the mainstream back in 2013.

We know someone who had their life changed by cannabis. Some of us even had our own life-changing experience with cannabis.

And sure, you could binge-watch Breaking Bad or The Office for the umpteenth time while we wait out these stay-at-home orders.

But why do that when there are so many new cannabis stories out there, just waiting to be heard?

So, grab the remote.

Because these binge-worthy cannabis documentaries will have you laughing, crying, and throwing your popcorn at the TV the entire month of 4/20…

1. Grass Is Greener

Directed and narrated by hip-hop legend Fab 5 Freddy, otherwise known as Fred Brathwaite, Grass Is Greener is a Netflix original that examines the complicated history of cannabis prohibition in the United States and the racial injustices of the War on Drugs.

This poignant documentary features cannabis advocates and icons like Snoop Dogg and Darryl “DMC” McDaniels. It’s an affecting watch that will stay with you well beyond its 97-minute run time.

You can check out the trailer below.

Grass Is Greener is available to stream on Netflix.

2. Bong Appétit

If you’re a fan of cooking competition shows like Iron Chef America, you’ll love this next one (and you’ll recognize a few of the chefs).

Vice‘s Bong Appétit takes competitive cannabis cooking to a whole new – and deeper – level.

In this instant hit hosted by veteran Vice producer, Abdullah Saeed, contestants are challenged to throw glamorous cannabis-infused dinner parties with access to “the biggest selection of marijuana ingredients ever assembled.”

While the concept is plenty entertaining in its own right, what’s really special about this show is how it tackles the complexities of cannabis in the U.S.

Using the wildly popular cooking competition format, along with celebrities, entrepreneurs, and professional athletes, Bong Appétit uses its platform to open an honest dialogue about the most serious issues surrounding cannabis prohibition.

From the therapeutic properties of cannabis-based medicine to the inequities of cannabis convictions, this is much more than just a cooking show.

Get a taste of what makes Bong Appétit a staff favorite here at The Institute in the video below.

Bong Appétit has 30 episodes available for streaming on Hulu with another 10 on the way.

3. Weediquette

Another deeper-than-meets-the-eye docuseries from Vice, Weediquette gives a voice to the people around the world who are affected by cannabis in every way, shape, and form.

For veterans, access to cannabis-based medicine can be a matter of life and death. So, why aren’t they able to access it lawfully in states where it has been legalized? Full story.

From the Mile High City to the Democratic Republic of Congo, from moms smoking weed to veterans with PTSD, this provocative series follows host Krishna Andavolu as he goes straight to the people on the front lines of cannabis prohibition.

Weediquette is a compelling watch that promises to keep you both entertained and in awe as you binge your way through all 26 episodes.

All three seasons of Weediquette are currently available to stream on Hulu.

4. Weed the People

Of all the recommendations on this list, Weed the People is perhaps the heaviest. The 94-minute critically acclaimed documentary follows the families of children with cancer who have been introduced to the incredible therapeutic benefits of cannabis-based medicine.

For these families, access to cannabis-based medicine has become a matter of life and death as they call for the U.S. to expand much-needed research and protections.

Anyone who watches this movie is guaranteed to be inspired by their stories. Even just watching the trailer, you should expect tears.

You can watch Weed the People on Netflix.

5. The Marijuana Show

Simply titled The Marijuana Show, this reality show was literally made for cannabis investors – and is the perfect note to end on.

This Shark Tank of the cannabis industry pits cannabis entrepreneurs against each other to see which groundbreaking idea will win over a panel of accredited investors – and an epic $13 million.

And, as with the other documentaries on this list, The Marijuana Show has much more to say than the typical reality competition.

Two seasons of The Marijuana Show are currently available to stream with Amazon Prime.

Tell Us Your Favorite

This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the groundbreaking cannabis documentaries out there.

So, we’d like to ask you to help us fill in the blanks.

Was there one cannabis documentary that totally changed the way you think about cannabis? Share it with us in the comments below!

Take care,

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One response to “5 Eye-Opening Cannabis Documentaries to Stream This 4/20”

  1. The Dr Sonja Gupta special is actually a 3 part series and will change your mind 15 minutes in and you will see weed for the miracle that it is.

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