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U.S.: Netflix's 'Disjointed,' Starring Kathy Bates, Offers Laughs in Mad World

Kathy Bates

By Michael Bachara
Hemp News

Oscar winner Kathy Bates, 69, is lighting up again — only this time it’s cannabis — as Ruth Whitefeather Feldman, the owner of a California medical cannabis dispensary in Netflix's new sitcom “Disjointed”.

“Disjointed”, which showcases Ruth’s old school activism against the business ambitions of her son, Travis (Aaron Moten), a newly minted M.B.A. who wants to grow their dispensary into the Walmart of cannabis, also tackles real world situations from politics to post traumatic stress disorder.

U.S.: Medicare Mermaids Hash Out Marijuana In Episode 2


The newly released Episode 2 of "Medicare Mermaids," a satirical new political web series which debuted earlier this month, deals with medical marijuana -- as in, the mermaids get blunt about Republicans out to kill their buzz.

LB Zimmerman stars as "Rozzie Mendlebaum" and Susan J Sommer stars as "Sheila Rabinowitz" in "Medicare Mermaids." Each episode runs under 4 minutes and addresses the issues from a progressive perspective with humor and insight.

"We're thrilled that over 10,000 people have watched Episode 1 on Facebook and YouTube and would like to thank all our viewers and supporters," said LB Zimmerman, creator/writer/"Rozzie Mermaid. "I think Episode 2 will strike a chord with many Americans who think our country's laws about marijuana need to be changed, despite what Trump-supporter, Governor Chris Christie says and thinks.

Episode 2 takes on the issue of legalizing Medical Marijuana and addresses the absurdity that it is considered a Schedule I narcotic by the DEA. Episode 3 will debut on April 11, and it deals with Climate Change, which greatly affects Mermaids and Humans alike.

On "Medicare Mermaids" Mondays (every other Monday) there will be a new episode with Rozzie and Sheila tackling the political issues in their unique way, with humor and intelligence.

Progressive and liberal, Rozzie and Sheila tackle big issues like protecting Medicare, gun control, marijuana legalization, climate change and a Mermaid's "right to choose."

U.S.: 'Almost Legal With Tommy Chong' Features Legendary Actor In New Series


FilmOn Networks on Wednesday announced a new comedy series hosted by the legendary Cheech & Chong star, Tommy Chong, "Almost Legal With Tommy Chong."

The iconic actor, best-selling author, and Grammy-winning comedian will host an interview and sketch comedy show co-produced by FilmOn Networks and title sponsor WeedMaps. The series will be distributed by, and air on FOTV over Dish Network.

"Almost Legal with Tommy Chong" is an irreverent take on the traditional late night talk show with celebrity interviews, sketch comedy and musical acts—he’s called it “a stoner’s version of Jon Stewart.” Chong will address, “anything that affects the pot smoker’s status in any way, negative or positive,” and that includes his own battle with cancer and salvation through medical marijuana.

Confirmed guests include Danny Trejo, Steve-O, Andy Milonakis, Garfunkel and Oates, Chef Roy Choi, Hannibal Buress and select guests provided by WeedMaps, such as major marijuana attorney Linda Held.

The show is written by veterans from "The Whitest Kids U’Kno" and "Late World with Zach Galifianakis." Chong’s production company Chongson is also co-producing. The series is directed by Tommy’s son, Paris Chong, executive produced by Eli Graham, written by Sam Brown, Joe Wagner, Kyle Williams and Eddie Ifft, and shot in Los Angeles.

U.S.: New Stoner Web Series "Cinedopes" Re-Launches Tuesday


Attention Comedy Fans! "Cindeopes" is an irreverent comedy that follows the hilarious struggles of Tim, a dime bag weed dealer/failed filmmaker who inherits a movie theater run by an eclectic mix of morons and deviants, and it re-launches on Tuesday, July 14.

Tim, played by "Cinedopes" creator/writer Brian Drolet (MTVs Disaster Date and The Hills), partners with his life-long buddy and neurotic, aspiring lawyer, Blake, played by Writer/Co-Executive Producer Ben Gleib (GSNs Idiotest, The Book of Life, Chelsea Lately).

Tim and Blake decide to get with the times and leave the illegal weed business behind by converting their new indie theater into the world’s first cinema/marijuana dispensary.

"Cinedopes is a cannabis and movie lover’s dream come true; it’s the first time audiences can toke up, hit the concessions stand and thoroughly enjoy their cinematic experience," according to a press release from Stoned Girls. "Packed with movie references, quotes and parodies, any fan of film will enjoy this series.

Oregon: The 2nd Occasional Cannabis Comedy Fest returns to Portland

Oregon: The 2nd Occasional Cannabis Comedy Fest returns to Portland

Mt. Tabor Theater, Sunday, May 20th

Showtime: 8:00 pm

Tickets: $10

Join Host Ngaio Bealum and Portland Comedy Powerhouses Ron Funches and Kristine Levine at this premier comedy event!

Ngaio Bealum is a frequent guest on the Doug Benson podcasts. He has also appeared on The Sarah Silverman program, and is the host and emcee for The Portland Hempstalk.

Ron Funches is one of Portland's fastest rising stars. He's been on Conan O'brien's show, and is a regular at Helium Comedy Club.

Kristine Levine is a well known for her raunchy and honest observations. She is a former morning show host on KUFO, and can be seen in different Portlandia episodes.

The Cannabis Comedy Fest is not just for cannabis users. These comedians cover a wide range of topics. You don't have to use cannabis to enjoy this show. But it helps.


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