Eric Amadi, Co-creator of the FX series Snowfall (which is about the cocaine industry in the 1980s), works with two major cannabis brands, Cookies & GasHouse, as well as Entertainment 360 and Director Christian Gudegast (known from Den of Thieves) to create a new, untitled series of scripts about cannabis entrepreneurs. Inspired by real events, the hour-long drama features the inside story of how two young cannabis entrepreneurs navigated the marijuana business from its illegal origins to its legitimate boom today.
“Re-Entry” – Season 4, Episode 1 (broadcast Wednesday, February 24) – Pictured: (lr) Damson Idris as Franklin Saint, Melvin Gregg as Manboy. CR: Prashant Gupta / FX
Both Felix Murry from GasHouse and Bernese of Cookies are involved in the project as executive producers. Murry and Berner are both black cannabis entrepreneurs struggling in an industry that has disproportionately criminalized the services they offer. GasHouse was among the first to obtain a medical license to grow and sell in Oregon (with the use of medical marijuana legalized in 1998), the brand is one of the oldest legal breeders and today has an excellent reputation for pure, potent cannabis.
Billboard charting rapper Berner founded Cookies, a cannabis and apparel brand with over 30 retail stores in eight states and two countries. Based on his youth work in a medical pharmacy, Berner turned his attention to the legal cannabis world, as there are so few colored people who legally own some of the cannabis $ 15 billion Industry in which they were otherwise involved for decades. In the late 2000s, he worked with the breeder and breeder in the Bay Area Jai “Jigga” Chang to create the type of cookies formerly known as “Girl Scout Cookies”. The cannabis strain, paired with a streetwear line of the same name, spawned his company and an entire cannabis company.
Snowfall is entering its fifth season on FX, with an expected premiere date next spring / summer. The series begins in 1983 and follows the dealers, cartels, and users of the crack cocaine epidemic, the problems and effects, and the lifestyle of the cocaine business. Season 4 ended in 1985 without any further knowledge of what to expect in the upcoming season 5.
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