Why Hollywood’s marijuana portrayals are out of step with the times

9/15/17–According to a Hollywood Reporter editorial by Andy Williams, co-founder and CEO of Colorado-based retail cannabis chain Medicine Man, much of the entertainment industry still treats legal marijuana as forgettable, as opposed to the most significant drug policy shift of our lifetimes. Williams believes Hollywood writers and directors should be more responsible in their depiction of the legal and regulated cannabis business — especially since most Americans have never experienced this industry first-hand. Therefore, inaccurate televised depictions only enforces the negative stereotypes that have already been moved beyond in post-prohibition markets. Read