There have been plenty of documentaries on the War on Drugs, and the way it has destroyed Black and Brown communities. We’ve got Grass Is Greener on Netflix; Brett Harvey’s Culture High; and there’s Kevin Booth’s American Drug War 1 and 2, just to name a few.

While they’ve all been instrumental in educating people on the history of weed culture and prohibition, BET’s SMOKE: Marijuana + Black America, executive produced and narrated by Nasir Jones, hits a little different. 

Nas leads the audience through BET’s SMOKE: Marijuana + Black America
(Image courtesy of BET)

Why? Because marijuana in America is no longer just a political issue; it’s financial, it’s industrial; and the average citizen has absolutely no clue why all of these…

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