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Netflix Brings Cannabis Culture Mainstream - Disjointed Show Review

August 28, 2017

 (Screengrab via Youtube)


As Netflix continues their push of original content to its subscribers, they bring the new sitcom style show Disjointed to the slate as one of their offerings.  While many are excited to have a show heavily focused around cannabis, some of us had "higher" hopes for what type of show we might get.


"Disjointed" is about Ruth Feldman, a lifelong marijuana legalization advocate and proprietor of a new marijuana dispensary named "Ruth's Alternative Care."  Ruth is played by Oscar award winning Kathy Bates. Her role in the film adaptation of Stephen King's Misery won her an Academy Award for best actress in 1990.



In the trailer released by Netflix on August 8th, we see Kathy's character dressed in hippie attire with her team of budtenders, as well as her son and security guard for the dispensary.  As the trailer plays out, it is apparent that Disjointed is just a sitcom in every way. Studio sets, laugh tracks, and all.


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From the standpoint of a Netflix original content lover as well as avid cannabis consumer, this show is a bit of a disappointment. Maybe it's the laugh tracks that get to me.... Netflix has again and again provided subscribers with gems such as House of CardsStranger Things, and Master of None. Many had hoped of a series more akin to Showtime's hit series "Weeds." It seems as though we have been given a cannabis focused version of Two and a Half Men or Full House.


Redeeming Qualities


Despite our disappointment in the style of show that Netflix has chosen to sign on relating to marijuana, it may be what is truly needed to help usher cannabis industry into the mainstream and into the living rooms of America. Sitcoms have traditionally done very well, and when its time to sit around as a family and watch a show together, this style of television may be the one that does best.


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Only time will tell whether or not the show is signed for a second season and beyond, but with the cast and producers behind it combined with the fact that it is about the "budding" cannabis industry, its likely to have a good shot at sticking. Make sure to check out "Disjointed" so that you can form your own opinion on Netflix's newest original series. Whether you like it or not, this is a huge step in normalizing cannabis in the minds of Americans today.


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