TruTV orders documentary pilot about a Colorado family’s marijuana business – Entertainment Weekly
TruTV orders documentary pilot about a Colorado family’s marijuana business
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Who knew selling marijuana could be a family business? TruTV apparently did, as it’s the subject of their latest series, Medicine Man.
EW has confirmed that the network has ordered a pilot, tentatively titled Medicine Man, which aims to tell the story of the largest single marijuana dispensary in Colorado, also named Medicine Man. The show will focus on 10 members spanning three generations of the dispensary’s owners, the Williams family.
Working in an industrial park on the outskirts of Denver, the company operates out of a 40,000-square-foot growing facility, employing 75 people who maintain the thriving marijuana dynasty—yes, there’s such a thing as a marijuana dynasty.
The show will trace the company’s growth, which includes a new outpost being constructed in Aurora, Colorado, as well as the Williams family’s ups and downs as it navigates this new market. Marijuana has been legal in the state since Jan. 1, 2014, and Medicine Man will be the first show to tackle the subject matter following the legalization.
The project comes from Flame Ventures and Wilshire Studios, and the pilot will be executive produced by 24‘s Tony Krantz. No air date has been set yet for a series, as TruTV will likely have to see a finished pilot before they decide if they’re riding high on this unusual project.