Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American rights to the documentary Lady Buds, directed, produced and written by Chris J Russo.

Lady Buds tells the story of six women in the cannabis business who leave behind their livelihoods in the underground market in order to fight for legalisation in California.

“In her confident and ambitious feature debut, Russo highlights six women who are as interesting as they are inspiring. Seeing these underdogs fights against bureaucracy and regulations make for a highly insightful and engaging film,” says David Sullivan, sales and acquisitions manager at Gravitas Ventures. “We can’t wait to play our part in getting this timely and enjoyable film out into the world.”

Sullivan negotiated the deal with Travis Tammero at CAA. The film will play in 20 theatres nationwide and will also be available on demand.