Netflix will launch “Disjointed”, a comedy where the family business is a cannabis dispensary on August 25th.
Kathy Bates stars as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, a cannabis advocate who manages her dispensary with three budtenders including her 20-something son, and a deeply troubled security guard, who suffers from PTSD after his deployment in Afghanistan.
The show is helmed by Chuck Lorre Productions, whose other hits include The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. The script spent six months couch-surfing around to different networks until it was snatched up by Netflix, who made the announcement in July. Lorre is credited as Executive Producer and co-writer with David Javerbaum, formerly of The Daily Show.
With acceptance continuing to rise and more and more people are looking towards cannabis as the healing aidement is is, you’ll see more cannabis-themed TV shows in the works. Naomi and Adam Scott are still developing Buds for NBC, a comedy whose backdrop is a dispensary in Colorado. Margaret Cho’s Highland will appear on Amazon’s streaming service, and will bring her beloved mother’s character to a dispensary setting. Last summer, it was announced that John Malkovich would be starring in Humboldt, a Sony Pictures Television drama that is inspired by Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier, a best-selling novel by Emily Brady.