The star of this chirpy, amusing if somewhat glib documentary is Sis Kate, previously Christine Meeusen, a habit-wearing, self-anointed “nun” and businesswoman born in the American midwest who moved to California and began a flourishing marijuana farm. Identified to sell her product just for medical usage, which has actually been legal in the state because 1996 (marijuana was legalised for leisure use in 2016), Kate coordinated with her bro and used her own kids and different colourful local characters to keep their crop safe and secure as they broadened into other cannabis-derived items. That matters because although weed usage is semi-legal in California, there is still a flourishing black market for it that generates its wake criminal cartels, armed robberies and shootouts, as well as censorious police officers and locals who ‘d rather all this madness hadn’t attacked their drowsy farming neighborhood.
Made with a scattershot randomness that suggests some of the film-makers might have at the extremely least got a contact high from all the smoking going on around them, this is an unpleasant if endearing work. Just about everyone seems to be playing to a self-assigned type, be it righteous-but-savvy champion of the affected (Kate) who sees herself as an activist, or fire-and-brimstone, anti-drugs preacher like the man of God seen here who decries the toll taken by drugs on the community. The law enforcement officers all appear like they came straight out of central casting for a police officer show pilot for NRA TELEVISION.
A little more subtlety and historical depth would have been welcome, however this will be functional entertainment when it gets to streaming, as long as viewers have a supply on hand.