Now that recreational use is legal in certain locales Washington, Colorado, etc.

, cannabis-based programming is experiencing a bit of a renaissance.

Sure, stoner comedies like Half Baked and Pineapple Express have always been around, but they were somewhat niche products, marketed mainly to longtime marijuana enthusiasts or teens with the munchies.

They also tended to focus on the subversive side of the drug, drawing laughs out of run-ins with police, unsavory dealers, disapproving friends and neighbors, etc.

These days, we re seeing much more nuanced takes, not just on pot smokers, but on the budding pot industry, a reality that reflects the rapidly changing public perception of the drug.

That said, Variety is reporting that Netflix just landed a series starring Kathy Bates that will become the latest entry in this evolving genre.

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