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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

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Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

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