Margaret Cho to star in a new marijuana comedy for Amazon

A new era of weed TV is upon us.

Feb 29, 2020, 2:32 pm*

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Christine Friar 

Christine Friar

A new era of weed TV is upon us!

Amazon announced Monday that a new dramedy called Highland, starring Margaret Cho, is in development. The series stars the standup (who is very outspoken about her weed use in her personal life) as a woman who moves back in with her pot dispensary-owning family after spending some time in court-ordered rehab. 

Episodes will each be an hour long, with Cho as executive producer and Liz Sarnoff (of Deadwood and Lost) writing. 

Cho’s announcement is the latest in a growing wave of programming that addresses marijuana’s newly legal status in certain states. HBO has High Maintenance, and NBC has ordered a sitcom about a weed dispensary from Adam Scott (Buds). Plus, Roseanne Barr teased a new webseries called She’s So High on YouTube this week. 

So get your lighters ready, we’re in for a dank 2016.

H/T Flavorwire | Photo via matsuyuki/Flickr (CC BY SA 2.0)

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*First Published: Dec 15, 2015, 6:37 pm