The marijuana legalization movement just got a new voice—and a booming one at that. Weediquette, a Vice.com show dedicated entirely to examining the business, politics, and moral issues surrounding marijuana, just went mainstream. While the Vice.com website features Weediquette episodes dating back to 2013, never before has a show like this been broadcast on cable television.
Hosted by Krishna Andavolu, a bona fide journalist and recreational marijuana user, the show promises to shine an even brighter spotlight on the medical benefits of marijuana, the thousands of senseless casualties of the ‘war on pot,’ and what may be fact or myth. Andavolu, who in 2014 became the first journalist to interview a president while smoking a joint, said this about the groundbreaking series in a Time Magazine interview:
“We’re not hiding the fact that we think weed should be legal and people shouldn’t be in jail for it. But we’re asking does this make sense, legally, morally, politically? When it doesn’t, we’re not afraid to take emotional and political sides of the issue.”
Viceland, the brand new 24-hour cable channel co-run by Her filmmaker Spike Jonze and featuring hundreds of hours of new programming, launches on February 29, 2016. Weediquette makes its television debut on March 1, 2016 at 11 p.m. Watch the trailer for the new season of Weediquette here.