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Cannabis-related shows also began blooming everywhere, from Netflix to MTV and even CNN

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    The fall will always find me wrapped in a blanket, sipping a warm cup of tea, smoking a joint and binge-watching TV and internet shows.

    While ransacking the web for some new interesting shows to spend countless chill-out hours on, I noticed something new—a record number of cannabis shows started appearing on almost every streaming platform.

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    As cannabis patiently started entering the mainstream during the last decade, especially in the last couple of years, cannabis-related shows also began blooming everywhere, from Netflix to MTV and even CNN. Sitcoms, cannabis-cooking shows, documentaries, fiction, non-fiction…no doubt, one will be able to find a show (if not all) to love.

    To aid in that quest, the following is a list of the 11 best television and internet shows about cannabis, because sometimes getting high while watching programs about cannabis just enhances the experience.

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    Weeds

    2005-2012, Showtime, eight seasons, 28 minutes/episode, comedy/drama

    Weeds is one of the first shows to question the stigma surrounding cannabis, and a personal favourite. It literally brought cannabis to suburban neighbourhoods, both on and off the screen.

    Here’s the plot: After her husband suddenly dies, a single mom starts dealing cannabis in the suburbs of Los Angeles to support her family.

    In 2005, when the show first aired, viewers were shocked upon realizing how much everyday people consume cannabis.

    Weeds won several awards, and even a Golden Globe for the best performance by an actress in a television series—comedy or musical in 2006. Though it ended in 2012, the show is still quite relatable.

    Twenty-eight-minute episodes are just about the right length to keep one’s attention. The show is good for a laugh, but will also make viewers ponder their morals and ethics, especially in times of hardship.

    Disjointed

    Since 2017, Netflix, two seasons, 30 minutes/episode, comedy

    Even the big Netflix decided to get into the cannabis business when it realized it was the perfect time for a cannabis-related sitcom. To make it come to life, the service ordered a comedy show from Chuck Lorre and David Javerbaum. But, did it pan out?

    Oscar-winning actress Kathy Bates plays a hippie cannabis advocate who’s finally living her dream by opening a dispensary in Los Angeles (of course, it’s L.A.).

    Here’s the plot: The storyline for Disjointed revolves around employees and their customers: a grower who talks tenderly to his plants, a security guard who struggles with PTSD, a housewife who found an escape with cannabis from her everyday, mundane reality, and also Dank and Dabby, two regular customers who are off-the-wall hilarious.

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    Unfortunately (or not), the show got canceled after two seasons, but it’s still worth checking out.

    High Maintenance

    From 2012, HBO, 30 minutes/episode, comedy/drama

    From a web-show to HBO, High Maintenance has truly come a long way. The big transition happened in 2016, bringing this cannabis culture show to the mainstream.

    Here’s the plot: The plot revolves around an anonymous Brooklyn cannabis dealer named Guy, played by one of the show’s creators, Ben Sinclair; the other creator is his ex-partner, Katja Blienfield.

    The rest of the characters are various people that Guy delivers cannabis to, and each episode features a new set of customers. In fact, the main goal of the show is to break the stereotype of a “typical stoner” by introducing the audience to the private lives of different cannabis consumers in a comedic and somewhat artistic fashion.

    High Maintenance also approaches some social issues that aren’t related to cannabis, so it will make viewers laugh and think at the same time.

    Mary + Jane

    2016, MTV, one season, 20 minutes/episode, comedy

    Snoop Dogg has been an avid cannabis supporter since the beginning of his career (and probably long before that). So it was quite natural that in 2016, he decided to enter cannabis-related show business.

    Unfortunately, Snoop didn’t have much luck with producing Mary + Jane, as MTV decided to pull the plug after just one season.

    Here’s the plot: Jordan and Paige are roommates in LA working their way into an all-female, cannabis delivery business, but, of course, they face numerous obstacles on their path to success.

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    Although the ratings didn’t satisfy MTV, if in a mood for some laughter, this could be your 20-minute solution.

    The High Court with Doug Benson

    2017, Comedy Central, one season, 15 minutes/episode, comedy

    Practically every television network has its own cannabis show, so why wouldn’t Comedy Central have one, too?

    Here’s the plot: The show follows Judge Doug, played by the comedian, actor and cannabis advocate Doug Benson, as he gets stoned and rules on petty court cases.

    Each episode of The High Court is quite short, and usually follows two sides who’ve already agreed to have the case settled. Both sides elaborate, and afterward Judge Doug goes to his chamber, gets high and begins deliberating. All decisions rendered are highly binding.

    Benson commented on the show: “I want to show that when someone’s high, that doesn’t change their morals.” And it appears he struck a nerve here.

    The humour of The High Court is surreal, and is guaranteed to keep viewers laughing.

    Bong Appétit

    From 2016, Viceland, two seasons, 30 minutes/episode, reality – TV

    Everyone knows that food and cannabis are a match made in heaven, so why not make a show out of it?

    Here’s the plot:Bong Appétit is a cannabis cooking show where host Abdullah Saeed throws wondrous dinner parties. In every episode, Saeed and his team invite one famous chef to prepare a meal with a special ingredient—cannabis.

    If you enjoy cooking (and even if you don’t), this show might give you some fresh ideas for preparing new interesting meals, or even some suggestions on how to host a proper dinner party for your friends.

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    All in all, the show is really dope, and the food looks bloody delicious.

    Broad City

    From 2019, Comedy Central, four seasons, web series

    Broad City started off as a web series, but ended up on Comedy Central.

    Here’s the plot: The actual creators of the show, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson, play the two stoner girls trying to make it in the Big Apple. Ilana is a hedonist, the one who likes to avoid working whenever humanly possible; Abbi is following her dreams and is actively trying to create a career, but somehow always gets involved in Ilana’s crazy schemes.

    Once it was transferred to Comedy Central, the show started performing really well, with more than 1.2 million viewers per episode, but the ratings dropped fairly quickly. Unfortunately, the show will stop airing after season five.

    Although Broad City is not a classic cannabis show, per se, it follows two girls who simply love cannabis.

    Cooking on High

    From 2018, Netflix, one season, 14 minutes/episode, reality-TV

    Cooking on High is also a cannabis cooking show, but quite different from Bong Appétit.

    Here’s the plot: It is a peculiar culinary competition where expert chefs prepare intricate meals (and adding cannabis to them, of course). The judging panel consists of cannabis enthusiasts and advocates, who try out all the cannabis-infused goodies and get really faded in the process. In a nutshell, they are getting a bunch of celebrities high on Netflix.

    Besides the whimsical hosts—a YouTuber and vlogger, Josh Leyva, and comedian/activist Ngaio Bealum, other famous cannabis internet influencers make an appearance on the show: Mod Sun, Heather Pasternak, Ramon Rivas, Sam Jay, Chris Cope and many others.

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    It’s not yet known if Cooking on High is coming back for season two, but if one is up for a short-format, cooking show and needs some ideas for making edibles and cannabis-infused meals for you and your friends, it’s strongly advised to give this show a shot.

    Also, on the official Cooking on High website, are all the recipes prepared on the show.

    American Weed

    2012, National Geographic, one season, documentary

    American Weed is not just some random TV show; it is National Geographic’s short documentary television series containing eight episodes about the “green rush” in Colorado, the current cannabis capital of the U.S.

    Here’s the plot: Colorado legalized recreational cannabis back in 2012, but even before that, medical cannabis had a massive impact on its citizens. Despite the legal status of cannabis in the state and the illegal status of cannabis on a federal level in the U.S., there is still a lot of scrutiny surrounding cannabis in Colorado, and dispensary owners continue to fall victim to tedious police raids.

    American Weed dissects cannabis culture and the medical cannabis industry by following advocates, dispensary owners, politicians, opponents, growers, patients, cops, entrepreneurs and everyone in between.

    It is a powerful inside story and shows how one state can profit and benefit from cannabis on so many levels. If a fan of documentaries (and the cannabis, of course), this is a show for you.

    Weediquette

    From 2013, Viceland, documentary

    Like many cannabis-related shows, Weediquette also began as a web-show and got transferred to Viceland in 2016.

    Here’s the plot: A journalist named Krishna Andavolu explores cannabis culture in general, but also the medical and economic aspects of our favourite herb all around the globe. His critical approach to cannabis is something that truly breaks the norms.

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