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Chuck Lorre and Kathy Bates are making a Netflix comedy about weed

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Netflix is giving Disjointed, a multi-camera weed comedy from TV powerhouse Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men, The Big Bang Theory), a 20-episode series order. The show is going to revolve around Kathy Bates, a longtime legalization advocate who's living on cloud nine because she's running a Los Angeles-area dispensary. And because this is a Chuck Lorre show, there are a bunch of zany figures on the periphery making trouble for the beleaguered protagonist. In the world of Disjointed, those characters are three of Bates' "budtender" employees, her adult son, and a security guard, all of whom are "more or less constantly high." Lorre is writing and producing the show alongside David Javerbaum, a former writer on Jon Stewart's The Daily Show who also created the popular Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod.

Based on the people involved in its creation, I'm sure Disjointed is going to be football field-broad, though Bates' involvement does lend it a little bit of pedigree. (She managed to wring an Emmy out of a guest spot on Lorre's Two and a Half Men back in 2012.) If you're a cannabis connoisseur eager for an insightful, funny take on the drug's culture and community, you should probably just take a nap and wait for High Maintenance to premiere on HBO. With that said, it's hard to think of a better signpost for weed's mainstream acceptance than the fact it's going to serve as the foundation for a Chuck Lorre sitcom. It doesn't get much more "middle America," you know? Disjointed doesn't have a premiere date yet, but we'll keep you posted.