CALIFORNIA: Arjan Roskam. Don’t know who he is? He’s behind a number of famous marijuana strains, like White Widow and Super Silver Haze—and behind the huge Green House Seed Company, which makes millions of dollars every year, all around an empire of weed. If you smoke pot, chances are, you’re familiar with this guy’s product without realizing it.
Here’s a documentary on the man by VICE that follows him (and his associates) as he goes through Colombia. The mission? Finding “landraces,” which are rare types of untouched marijuana strains. It’s a fascinating, if not rather dangerous journey for sure. And yes, some of the stuff here isn’t exactly legal—or as someone in the documentary puts it, “Our life is one foot legal, one foot illegal. We juggle on this fucking razor blade all our life.”