'Comedians In Cars Smoking Cannabis' Sounds Like More Fun, Doesn't It?

First, a spoiler alert: they do not actually hotbox the van in Michael Stusser's new web series, Comedians In Cars Smoking Cannabis - a parody, you might have already guessed, of Jerry Seinfeld's Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

In the first episode, Stusser - a journalist and filmmaker who wrote the award-winning Sleeping With Siri - takes comedian Lauren Weedman (The Daily Show, HBO's Hung and Looking, Curb Your Enthusiasm) on a ride in a 1965 VW Bus. Afterwards, they get high - legally of course, because they're in Washington State.

The new web series is part of Stusser's Higher Ground, a production platform that includes a satirical-news program (think The Daily Show meets High Times), and a syndicated column on the legalization movement.

"We're really trying to elevate the dialogue about cannabis," says Stusser. "And we're using humor and social media to not only normalize the use of marijuana - but put it in context. People like weed - and they've been smoking it forever; time to make it legal."

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For cannabis enthusiasts living in adult use states, long gone are the days of sneaking around with a dime bag in a coat pocket and worrying about whether the neighbors know you’ve got weed. But the sad truth is that, for millions of Americans living in prohibition or restrictive medical-only states, accessing safe and regulated cannabis is still a problem. But does that mean that those living without access to the regulated market are abstaining from cannabis altogether?

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