Like the infamous first pancake theory of parent-speak, the first-generations of pot-focused TV series have been uneven. Weeds ushered in the first-wave of suburban canna curious. High Maintainance made cable TV safe for fractured and arty cannabis narrative, while Disjointed… well, Disjointed isn’t on Netflix anymore.
What is up with weed stories not absolutely destroying on TV? Are the creatives leaving it all in the writers’ room?
- “There are other entertaining cannabis shows on television,” the author writes, “but most of the smart ones use cannabis as a conduit, not the main course.” Think Atlanta and Broad City). Weed TV hope lives in the super-stony animated series The Midnight Gospel and—for some reason—non-narrative cooking shows such as Cooked With Cannabis.
- Early birds can catch today’s Uplift Diversity Symposium, a virtual conference created to help entrepreneurs and professionals “transfer their current skills and knowledge into the cannabis industry.”