Roy Choi is trying to make things that matter cool. The wildly accomplished accomplished chef and media maker has has a new TV series, related to social justice, food, and sustainability. Broken Bread is nothing if not guided by cannabis.
“I’m truly at one with weed,” Choi says. “It’s my martial art. It’s my shaman, it’s my life…”
- The show features famous faces like Cheech Marin and Shep Gordon explaining the adventure of copping Mary Jane in 1970 and 1969. There’s nearer history as well in that Broken Bread takes a look the case of Compton’s Virgil Grant, who went to prison for having a dispensary.
- “We decided if we’re going to look at cannabis, let’s look at the state that it’s in right now and how it’s like a field day — mainly for people who have the privilege to have a field day — but let’s also look at what [led] to the gentrification and the kind of retail element of weed now.”