The Gray Area: Cannabis Culture in Washington, D.C.

Melany Rochester's award-winning mini-documentary explores life as a cannabis user in the District.

Melany Rochester

Melany Rochester, Spring 2019 Photo & Videography Director

Video by Melany Rochester

The Gray Area is a short documentary about cannabis culture and legality in the nation’s capital. It explores how cannabis businesses are able to operate under the current cannabis law, and it delves into the racial disparities of the law in Washington D.C. and in the United States.

This documentary was screened at the 2018 District Cinema Student Film Festival and the 2018 Pine River Film Festival.

The Gray Area won Best Short Documentary at the DCSFF.