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Vote for 'Budding Prospects' on Amazon

Best buds: Joel David Moore and Adam Ross in the front seat, Will Sasso in the back.

Dog-earned 1984 edition

Published in 1984, T. Coraghessan Boyle's Budding Prospects is one of the best, if not the best, marijuana novels ever written. Now, it's competing to become a series on Amazon. 

Directed by Terry Zwigoff (Ghost World, Crumb), Budding Prospects stars a trio of comic actors (Adam Ross, Joel David Moore and Will Sasso), whose characters are hired to run a pot farm in Northern California. In the pilot, we meet Felix, Phil and Gesh, three San Francisco stoners in need of work and in dead-end relationships. Money man Vogelsein (Brett Gelman) makes them the offer they decide not to refuse.

Fans of the novel know that hijinx will ensue once they reach their destination: nosy cops, a bear and a fire are among the issues they'll eventually have to deal with.

Watch the Budding Prospects pilot free of charge at Amazon Prime and then vote for it

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, editor-in-chief of Freedom Leaf, co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness, and the former editor of High Times.