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Why Hollywood's Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times

Why Hollywood’s Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times

Why Hollywood’s Marijuana Portrayals Are Out of Step With the Times

Hollywood has a drug problem.

As America slowly crawls out from under the devastating weight of a failed War on Drugs, much of the entertainment industry still treats legal marijuana as a low-hanging punchline or forgettable.

CNBC Presents a Special Episode ‘The Profit: Marijuana Millions’ on Tuesday, August 8 at 10 PM ET/PT

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 27, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — On CNBC’s hit primetime series “The Profit,” entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis puts his own money on the line to help save and grow struggling businesses. Now, he’s headed to California, following the recent passage of Proposition 64, a new law that will soon allow any adult to buy cannabis legally. This time, he’s here not to invest, but to explore the business behind what will soon be the largest legal marijuana market in the world.

Colorado Governor Raises States' Rights in Interview on Federal Anti-Pot Laws

Colorado Governor Raises States’ Rights in Interview on Federal Anti-Pot Laws

In a nationally broadcast interview on Feb. 26, 2017, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper said his state has sovereignty on matters of marijuana, despite the federal government’s anti-pot laws and the new attorney general’s stance as a weed opponent. Hickenlooper was a guest on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Bill Maher on Marijuana During Trump: 'Don't Piss Off Your Old Dealer'

Bill Maher on Marijuana During Trump: ‘Don’t Piss Off Your Old Dealer’

Matthew Segal, editor in chief of ATTN:, recently sat down with comedian and talk-show host Bill Maher for an interview. Segal asked, “Are you bullish on the future of marijuana now?” Maher said, “I wasn’t even a year ago.” He said people have tried to get him to invest in marijuana companies or to put his name on products, but he recalled a friend who went to jail on marijuana-related charges in 2000.

Michigan

Detroit TV News Anchor Retires to Fight For Legalization in Michigan

A Fox 2 Detroit news anchor has announced she will retire from the television station to work with a pro-marijuana group in Michigan. Anqunette Jamison Sarfoh, a 22-year veteran of broadcast journalism, is slated to be introduced as a new leader in MILegalize at a fundraiser in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Nov. 2, 2016.

This is Your Brain on Drugs

Actor Who Said ‘This is Your Brain on Drugs’ Backs California Legalization

A famous anti-drug ad on TV in the 1980s used an egg sizzling in a frying pan to warn viewers: “This is your brain on drugs.” Nowadays, the man who voiced the commercial supports legalization of marijuana in California. Actor John Roselius told Rooster magazine he has already voted in favor of Proposition 64.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith Throws His Hat in the Dispensary Comedy Ring

Actor, writer and director Kevin Smith, creator of films like “Clerks,” “Mallrats,” and “Dogma,” is no stranger to finding the humor in marijuana and cannabis culture, and has just finished production on “Hollyweed,” a half-hour comedy set in a Los Angeles dispensary. Smith wrote, directed, and stars in the project.

Chuck Lorre

Chuck Lorre Plans New Sitcom Set in Colorado Dispensary

Chuck Lorre, the big shot co-creator and executive producer behind shows like “Two and a Half Men,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mike and Molly,” and “Mom,” is apparently shopping around a new multi-camera sitcom set at a Colorado marijuana dispensary, according to Deadline.

high maintenance

HBO Picks Up Web Series ‘High Maintenance’ for Six Episodes

Cable network HBO has picked up the popular web series “High Maintenance” for a six episode season, and will also make the previous 19 episodes of the series—which previously aired on Vimeo—available via its HBO GO streaming service.

Weed 3 Logic

‘Weed 3’ Showcases Compassion Grounded in Logic

Mainstream media coverage of marijuana continues to enhance the dialogue on marijuana’s legitimacy as medicine. With Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN’s chief medical correspondent being one of the most respected celebrity doctors on television, he is well positioned to share serious discussion on medical marijuana with a larger audience.

NBC

NBC to Develop Workplace Comedy Set in Marijuana Dispensary

Actor Adam Scott, star of the current box office hit “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” and the recently completed NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” has entered into a deal with NBC to develop “Buds,” a workplace comedy set in a Denver-based marijuana dispensary.


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