Verde Noir is a cannabis web series following the adventures of two black market growers on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. The series follows their trials and tribulations as they come out from the shadows and become legal growers in late 2013 and 2014. The web series uses documentary interviews, narrative improvisation and stop motion animation to share the stories experienced by the cannabis retailers in Washington State who have created this cannabis web series.

i502 cannabis retailer Sea Change have been in the legal industry since 2013, and have faced a number of fascinating experiences and encounters in that time.

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The web series starts with a black market grower desperate for a strain of ChemDawg cannabis.

Sea Change are interested in sharing stories and joining the conversation about what legal cannabis means, looks like, and should look like. The stigma around cannabis is disappearing quickly, but often Sea Change Cannabis staff feel that portrayal of recreational users and patients, and growers, lacks the deep and broad cultural shifts we are experiencing. Using stop motion, the web series hopes to add a little nuance and a little laughter to the conversation.

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In the web series Verde Noir, all government or Federal employees are recreated in stop motion animation.

This is the first web episode of Verde Noir. It follows two black market growers (Sea Change budtenders, John and Joe) as they navigate the pitfalls and perils of legal marijuana. Expect this new web series to use documentary interviews, narrative improvisation and stop motion animation to tell this story in a fresh way.

Nearly all the music in the first five episodes was recorded on site at Sea Change’s new partner, The Disco Bay Detour. Enjoy and please share. Legal cannabis should be shared, right?

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