Tricky's on His Way with His Attache

On April 20, 2001, sputnik7 and Palm Pictures are premiering a new ten-part drama called "We Deliver" that follows a fictitious weed delivery service, Green Acres, operating out of the Fat Beats record store in New York's West Village.

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Dec 1 2001, 12:00am



About two years ago I wrote an article on the popularity of various weed delivery services that were operating across Manhattan. When the story hit the streets we caught tons of shit from people who thought we’d blown the cover of a great scam. I tried to tell them it was smart to be paranoid because their secret world was about to explode. Since then the number of weed delivery services has multiplied ten fold and become infinitely more efficient. Now even movie people are getting in on it.

On April 20, 2001, sputnik7 and Palm Pictures are premiering a new ten-part drama called "We Deliver" that follows a fictitious weed delivery service, Green Acres, operating out of the Fat Beats record store in New York’s West Village. Every two weeks, you’ll be able to tune in to sputnik7.com and watch a five-minute episode that follows characters played by everyone from Danny Hoch and Rosie Perez to Tricky (who apparently smokes so much pot on set it’s hard to see where he is). While it may be a bit more clean and glamorous than your own experiences, the show is pretty close in depicting the services and their custies. Everything you remember is there: the pages, the email requests, the delivery runners disguised as bike messengers, and the girl that gets weed delivered at work while trying to keep it from her fellow workers. Director Seth Rosenfeld and co-creator Geebee Dajani make no bones about their obsession with authenticity. "We don’t want to be too exploitative or too comedic," Rosenfeld says from his Brooklyn apartment, "and we don’t want to violate the reality of weed delivery. A lot of different people smoke weed. Weed delivery is off the meter and we want to hit all of the New York subcultures. This is the other side of all the law and order shows on TV." At this point I kind of got the feeling he was stoned because he couldn’t stop talking and the cosmic metaphors started coming out. "It’s like we want to take you to another universe, planet by planet."

After getting so much flak for my first article on weed delivery it was nice to see someone who knew their shit talking about smoking shit. All this media attention isn’t evil. It’s a secret heads up to the dealers. So, if you’re out there delivering weed, watch "We Deliver," take notes, get organized and most of all, stay paranoid.

"We Deliver" premiers April 20, 2001 on www.sputnik7.com.
 
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