Originally conceived and shot as a drama and social commentary on the rights of the people vs. the rights of the states vs. the rights of the federal government with regard to the “medical marijuana issue,” POTLUCK was cancelled just days before airing due to network concerns about it being overly controversial.
Fast forward 8 years. Marijuana is recreationally legal in nearly 1/3 of the United States, it is ignored in 1/3 of the United States and you can still be arrested for possessing it in the other 1/3 of the United States…so much for United.
Being rebooted as a “Dramedy,” POTLUCK explores the end of black-market marijuana and the emergence of the “New Green World.” Oh yeah, except for the interstate, and sometimes international, smuggling (Dude, can I take my stash to Canada when I visit my aunt?) in order to provide for those poor souls in the places where POT is still illegal…or maybe that small, little grow in the attic to raise the money to “get legal.”
Let’s face it, just like the Walmart shopper pictures online, the people, places and business of POT is entertaining.