Channel 4 Orders Marijuana Documentary ‘The Drugs Café’

Channel 4 is set to explore pot. The PSB has handed out a two episode series order to fixed-rig marijuana documentary series The Drugs Café.

The series is set in a Dutch coffee shop and follows adults of all ages and backgrounds as they take marijuana, sometimes for the first time. Testing the theory that cannabis could bring about more harmonious human relationships, every visitor will have a clear and heartfelt motivation for trying the high, whether they’re looking for a peaceful way to settle a dispute, hoping to take the sting out of a surprising revelation or simply looking to strengthen an existing bond.

The Drugs Cafe is being produced by Channel 4 by indie Tuesday’s Child and was commissioned by Channel 4’s Head of Formats Dom Bird and Channel 4’s Formats Commissioning Editor Lee McMurray. Tuesday Child’s Creative Director Steph Harris will serve as the executive producer.

“This Channel 4 series aims to explore the taboos around cannabis at just the moment when societies around the globe are questioning their attitudes towards the drug”, said Channel 4’s Formats Commissioning Editor Lee McMurray. “Shot through with wit, warmth and humour, it will also be a fascinating study of human relationships.”

While Executive Producer Steph Harris added: “We’re bringing the hotly debated topic of UK drug policy into the mainstream and opening the conversation in homes across Britain with this frank, informative and legitimate new relationship format which is sure to be very revealing, entertaining and wholly unpredictable.”