Medicine Man's chief operating officer Pete Williams, left, and brother Andy Williams, the company's president, take a break outside their office in Denver. (Hyoung Chang, The Denver Post)

Reality TV and legal pot, the ‘new American dream’

TruTV has a series in the works chronicling the Colorado family behind the Medicine Man marijuana dispensaries. Working title: “Medicine Man.”

The series, from Flame Ventures and Wilshire Studios, has Tony Krantz (“24,” “Felicity”) as executive producer on the pilot. “We’ve been in places and seen things that people would have been arrested for only a short while ago,” says Krantz said in a release. “This is a moment in our nation’s history just like the end of prohibition, and we’re telling the story of one family at the center of all of it. This is a fascinating and timely story of a new American Dream.”

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The docuseries will focus on the family dynasty, led by Andy Williams, and its unusual brand of business savvy, “demonstrating that the people at the center of the legal marijuana industry are a far cry from the stoner stereotypes.”

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