Comedian and San Francisco native Margaret Cho is developing a weed-themed "dramedy" for Amazon's streaming service, Variety reported Monday.
The show, called Highland, stars Cho as a struggling addict who must move back in with her family after attending court-ordered rehab and work at their family-run business: a pot dispensary. Cho is also an executive producer on the project along with Tomorrow Studios, and writer Elizabeth Sarnoff (Lost, Deadwood) has been listed as showrunner.
Cho, born and raised in San Francisco, began her comedy career at the age of 16, working in local clubs before moving to Los Angeles in the early '90s. She would go on to create All-American Girl, the first network sitcom about an Asian-American family. The network made 19 episodes before canceling the series in 1995, but that did not stop her TV career: since then, Cho has had a few recurring roles on other shows, and made notable appearances as herself on shows such as The View and Fashion Police, among others.
Not only is Cho a fixture on television (as well as a hard-working activist), she is a vocal marijuana user, appearing on pot-heavy shows such as rapper Snoop Dogg's Thanksgiving Special on GGN ("the double G network"), a YouTube channel.
Below are some notably entertaining tweets from Cho and how high she gets in her spare time: