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‘Big Bang Theory’ creator Chuck Lorre is developing new TV show about pot

Chuck Lorre, the prolific comedy producer best known for “The Big Bang Theory,” “Two and a Half Men,” “Mike and Molly” and “Mom,” is prepping a Colorado-set marijuana comedy, The Hollywood Reporter posted today.

Co-written by Lorre and David Javerbaum (“The Daily Show”), the spec script for the as-yet-untitled half-hour is set at a legal marijuana dispensary in Colorado, THR reported.

The ensemble revolves around a group of potheads.

“Pot comedies have been in high demand across broadcast, cable, premium and streaming outlets,” the magazine noted.

Amazon recently tapped Margaret Cho to star in pot comedy “Highland,” HBO picked up six episodes of the popular web series “High Maintenance” and NBC is teaming with Adam and Naomi Scott to develop “Buds,” set in Denver.

This story was first published on the Ostrow Off the Record blog