Nas announces upcoming marijuana documentary

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 16: Rapper Nas performs during the 12th Annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival finale concert at Brooklyn Bridge Park on July 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)

Nas is the narrator and executive producer of an upcoming film about the cannabis industry. The King’s Disease rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday (Oct. 27) to announce the news.

“SMOKE: Marijuana + Black America” will provide a look into marijuana culture and its hypocrisies, highlighting its legal impact on the Black community, African-American cannabis entrepreneurs and the lack of Black-owned dispensaries in the country. The two-hour documentary will feature anecdotes from policy makers, innovators and enthusiasts of the industry including vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris, Senator Cory Booker, cannabis investor Al Harrington, WNBA star Cheyenne Parker, Ty Dolla $ign and Notorious B.I.G.‘s son, C.J. Wallace.

“’SMOKE’ truly sheds a light on the systemic racial issues embedded in our society with regards to Black America and the war on drugs,” added Harrington, founder of cannabis company Viola. “I am honored to be a part of the this project, as our mission at Viola is to not only empower minority ownership in cannabis, but to also help those communities of color who have historically been the victims of cannabis-related incarceration, turning their struggles into opportunities for success, within this ever-evolving and rapidly growing industry.”

“SMOKE: Marijuana + Black America” will premiere on BET on Nov. 18 at 10 p.m.

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