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“Weeds” star on a Golden Globe Award in 2006 for her portrayal of pot-dealing suburban mom Nancy Botwin

Showtime’s envelope-pushing television series, Weeds, will come to an end after this season, the cable network announced.

The comedy series, covering the adventures of suburban-mom-turned-pot-dealer Nancy Botwin, will conclude after eight seasons, reports James Hibberd at Inside TV. Created by Jenji Kohan, Weeds helped open the door for other daring and innovative programming, and made Showtime a force in the creation of original series.
“There were two shows, Weeds and Dexter, that really got Showtime taken seriously for cutting-edge original programming,” said Showtime Entertainment President David Nevins. “How they get brought home is really important, in this case, both for the sake of the two women [series creator Kohan and star Mary Louise Parker]and an audience that’s really invested in the show.
“TV fans love nothing better than to complain about how shows end and we really want to end this one the right way,” Nevins told Inside TV.
Kohan admitted she is “sad” about the end of Weeds, saying “sometimes ignorance is bliss,” but the writer said she does appreciate the rare opportunity to wrap up a series properly.

Photo: Alan Eason/Daily Dispatch
From left, South African Rastafarians Zerah Mayo, his brother Adwah Kamini and ‘Rasbaruch’ said they are being discriminated against for smoking marijuana as part of their religion.

‚ÄčTwo physically disabled Rastafarian brothers in South Africa, who have already been arrested three times for marijuana, said the law will not stop them from smoking the illegal herb, reports Kathryn Parkes at the Daily Dispatch.

The Rastas said they need to smoke cannabis, which they call “dagga,” in order to “connect with their God.”
Zerah Mayo and his older brother Adwah Kamini had their case thrown out of court on a technicality last Friday after they were arrested and charged with selling marijuana earlier this year.
The brothers called it a victory, and said they only smoke dagga and do not sell it.