Fab 5 Freddy’s New Netflix Documentary “Grass Is Greener” -

Learn all about cannabis from the iconic rapper!


Fab 5 Freddy’s new Netflix documentary Grass Is Greener is as much about politics as it is about pot —and it has earned the praise of the Majority Leader of New York State’s Assembly, Crystal Peoples-Stokes, who is among the Empire State politicians pushing for the legalization of adult marijuana use. Watch the film and then hear from the iconic hip hop artist himself as he answers questions with Kassandra Frederique the New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance.

Watch the the trailer here!

About Fab 5 Freddy:
Fab (real name: Fred Brathwaite), a graffiti artist, hip-hop pioneer and cultural tastemaker who was immortalized in Blondie’s 1981 Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Rapture” and served as the original host of Yo! MTV Raps, makes his directorial debut with Grass Is Greener, which traces the cultural history of cannabis -- particularly its connection to music -- as well as its racially motivated demonization and criminalization culminating in its classification in 1970 as a Schedule 1 narcotic, along with heroin and LSD.

About Kassandra Frederique:
Kassandra Frederique is New York State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance (DPA).Frederique previously ran the day-to-day operations of the statewide campaign to end New York’s racially biased marijuana arrests, which cut the number of NYC marijuana arrests by nearly 85%. Frederique also represented DPA as a member of Communities United for Police Reform, which focused on addressing Stop & Frisk and broader police reform/accountability measures bridging the gap between the War on Drugs and policing.

In addition to working for policy solutions to reduce the harms associated with drug use, Frederique works with communities throughout the state to address and resolve the collateral consequences of the War on Drugs – state violence. As a co-author of Blueprint for a Public Health and Safety Approach to Drug Policy and as technical advisor to Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick’s The Ithaca Plan, Frederique cultivates and mobilizes powerful coalitions in communities devastated by drug misuse and drug criminalization to develop municipal strategies to foster healthier and safer communities.
A native New Yorker, Frederique holds a M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University and earned a B.S. in Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University.