Method Man, Sam Richardson head new comedy podcast “Yes We Cannabis”
Brand new scripted Audible podcast “Yes We Cannabis” centers on cannabis entrepreneurship and social equity with a comedic tone.
The title borrows from the iconic Barack Obama campaign slogan “Yes We Can,” which speaks to the overarching theme of the series. All 10 30-minute episodes are available now on Audible.
The show brings the listener inside the experience of pursuing a share of the cannabis space in California as a Black man. In the process, listeners are given insight into the Black experience, the cannabis industry, and the “American Dream.”
Rochée Jeffrey is one co-creator. She has worked on television shows like Grown-ish and Woke. Co-creator, stand-up comedian, and writer George K. Burns brought experience from the pharmaceutical and cannabis industries to complete the team behind the fictional plot.
“We’d love for listeners to enjoy a light-hearted take on modern Black life through a diverse cast of characters, who they can hopefully relate to,” Jeffrey told Los Angeles Magazine.
“Ultimately, we hope that they discover that this isn’t just a show about the cannabis industry. It’s also a comedic exploration of the complications of friendship and the complexities of the American Dream.”
Listen along as the main character George chases his green dreams. George is voiced by Emmy-nominated Sam Richardson from Veep and The After Party fame. The story follows the entrepreneur on a move from Florida to Los Angeles, Calif., where he aims to open a cannabis dispensary.
Before leaving, he reunites with ex-best friends Marcus and Brandy on a wild ride that many cannabis entrepreneurs could relate to.
Richardons’s solid acting chops are supported by fellow all-stars Method Man, Tichina Arnold, Langston Kerman, and Laci Mosely. Saturday Night Live stars Richard Kind, Tim Meadows, Rachel Dratch, Punkie Johnson, and Heidi Gardner join in too, creating a perfect blend of new voices and comedic legends.
“Yes We Cannabis” tells the truth with a comedic flare in a story about a Black man seeking equity in California’s industry. This isn’t just a funny story about a guy trying to open a dispensary—it’s also intended to move the public one notch closer to normalization.
“The narrative is beginning to shift. More and more states are allowing the use of medicinal and recreational cannabis. We believe that the creation of positive cannabis content will provide opportunities for a healthy dialogue surrounding cannabis legalization,” Jeffrey concluded.