The release date for Weediquette season 3 — Pending
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of Weediquette season 3 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Viceland has officially renewed the series for another season. To get notified of the premiere date – subscribe for updates below.
Series` info and concept
Weediquette is a documentary series that premiered on Vice on March 1, 2016. The network itself has launched just a day prior, on February 29, 2016, and this is just one in the breakout series lineup. Weediquette is hosted by Krishna Andavolu and is a Viceland in-house production, executive produced by Jordan Roberts, Eddy Moretti, Shane Smith and Spike Jonze.
The series explores various aspects of the legal marijuana industry which is growing ever so fast, with legalization laws already adopted in a number of states, and probably more to come. The debut episode is dedicated to medical marijuana usage. Its effectiveness in treating the side effects of chemotherapy has already been proven, but there are many instances of it being used in an attempt to actually cure cancer. Andavolu goes out to meet the parents of children with malignant tumors, who are treating their kids of various ages with THC. One thing we know for sure, and Andavolu once again confirms – keeping marijuana on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, along with drugs like meth and heroin, is definitely making any research attempts regarding its medical value very difficult and slows down any potential progress.
Current ratings, episode themes and chances of renewal
The first season covered such topics as the war on drugs, or, specifically, pot, and war veterans and marijuana use. Season 2 explores the possibilities of treating opioid addiction with weed, demonstrates the importance of cannabis in treating chronic back pain based on the example set by the NFL, portrays conflicts between medical marijuana users and Child Protective Services, and delves into other ambiguous issues that arise as laws and attitudes towards marijuana gradually change. The series is interesting regardless of your point of view on the subject – although if you are a stern opponent of recreational marijuana use, you might have a difficult time enjoying the scenes where Andavolu gets stoned right in front of the camera. In any case, the impact of marijuana legalization has to be explored, and Weediquette does it in a serious manner, but with inevitable giggles. Season 2 debuted with 0.134 million viewers and a 0.06 demo rating, and edged up to 0.155 million viewers and a 0.08 rating in the week that followed. This is certainly a niche show, but so the Viceland channel also targets a very specific audience, and we think that there’s definitely a future for Weediquette. Stay tuned, and we will inform you whether it is renewed for a third chapter.
UPDATED November 16, 2016: Viceland seems to be doing rather well and is currently expanding its programming slate. An announcement was recently made revealing the upcoming debut of three more new series before the year ends, and the renewal of several of its successful programs. One of Viceland`s hit shows, Weediquette with Krishna Andavolu, is commissioned for a third season in light of its success, and its devoted fans are eagerly awaiting more details and a release date. Stay with us, and we will keep you informed.