Much is happening in 2017 with the evolution and legalization of marijuana. Cannabis has come a long way in society; from ancient Chinese use, through the ‘dark ages’ of marijuana criminalization to where it is now; Our future looks bright as states continue to legalize both medicinal and recreational marijuana, and entire countries begin moving in the same direction. You know people’s perception of weed has changed when the color of the year is greenery, the fastest growing industry is marijuana and the major networks are producing a sleuth of shows with a marijuana theme! Welcome to new age of being a Stoner.
EXPECTED TO LEGALIZE IN 2017
- New Mexico Recreational
- Kentucky Medicinal
- New Jersey Recreational
- Virginia Medicinal
- Rhode Island Recreational
- Delaware Recreational
COLOR OF THE YEAR
By: Pantone Color Institute
“Greenery bursts forth in 2017 to provide us with the reassurance we yearn for amid a tumultuous social and political environment. Satisfying our growing desire to rejuvenate and revitalize, Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, in a statement. Courtesy of Pantone Color Institute.
WEEDIQUETTE ON VICELAND
Krishna Andavolu explores these heady times by meeting the people whose lives hang in the balance of our new pot paradigm. Courtesy of VICE Media, LLC.
HIGH MAINTENANCE ON HBO
Created and written by the married duo, Katja Blichfeld and Ben Sinclair, High Maintenance follows a Brooklyn pot dealer as he delivers to clients with neuroses as diverse as the city. Ben Sinclair stars as “The Guy,” an everyman pot dealer who makes cameo appearances in the lives of various New Yorker City residents, providing them with weed and getting a glimpse at their daily routines and how they light things up. The show is produced by Katja Blichfeld, Russell Gregory and Ben Sinclair. Courtesy of Time Warner.
HUMBOLDT: LIFE ON AMERICAN’S MARIJUANA FRONTIER
On Sony Pictures TV
The book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier, explores an insular Northern California community, which for nearly 40 years has existed primarily on the cultivation and sale of marijuana. Brady, who spent a year living with the town’s highly secretive residents, gives an intimate look at a community dependent on a forbidden plant, and of how everything is changing as legalization looms. Courtesy of Sony Corporation of America.
BUDS ON NBC
Written by writer-comedian Mande, Buds revolves around the day-to-day operations of a marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Courtesy of NBCUinversal.
DISJOINTED ON NETFLIX
Netﬂix has made a 20-episode straight-to-series order for Disjointed, acquiring the pot-themed workplace comedy starring Kathy Bates from Warner Bros TV. CBS mainstay Chuck Lorre and former Daily Show head writer David Javerbaum are writing and executive producing the multi-camera series in which the American Horror Story veteran plays a lifelong advocate for legalization who’s ﬁnally living
her dream as the owner of an L.A.-area cannabis dispensary.
In the series, Oscar and Emmy winner Bates’ character is joined by three budtenders, her twentysomething son and a deeply troubled security guard. And everyone is more or less constantly high. Courtesy of Time Warner.
BUDDING PROSPECTS On Amazon
Based on the TC Boyle novel, the comedy is set in the 1980s and follows three brothers who move from San Francisco to the country to grow marijuana. Their expectations of the experience being a back-to-the-land, nurturing adventure in a beautiful rustic setting run up against the harsh truth upon their arrival at “The Summer Camp” – a miserably run-down shanty out in the middle of nowhere, where they are bedeviled by rats, snakes, mosquitoes, and harsh, unfriendly growing conditions, noisy neighbors, dangerous locals, and menacing law enforcement. Courtesy of Amazon.com, Inc.
A pair of weed-loving, free lance video journalists ﬁnd themselves targeted by a mark they slandered in one of their exposes. Courtesy of The Marijuana Smoker’s Association.
“Last Friday” Movie Starring Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Nicki Minaj, Chris Tucker, Mike Epps, & Katt Williams Hits Theaters in 2017.
The highly anticipated and ﬁnal installation of the original hit ﬁlm
“Friday” created by Ice Cube is set to hit theaters in March 2017 according to executives at Warner Bros. Studios, the parent company of New Line Cinema.
According to a memo released by the studio, the ﬁlm is complete and will be the last cut to the epic original release. Courtesy of Time Warner.
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