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    Margaret Cho will star in a marijuana dramedy for Amazon.

    Margaret Cho is about to star in a new kind of after-school special.

    The comedian, actress, singer and San Francisco native will play the lead in a dramedy about marijuana that's intended for family audiences.

    According to Variety, the hour-long show, which is being developed for Amazon, is called "Highland" and will find Cho moving in with her family after completing a court-ordered stay in rehab.

    The catch: Her family now runs a medical marijuana dispensary.

    "Highland" was written by Liz Sarnoff, who has also written for "Deadwood," "Lost," and "Alcatraz."

    Cho has also been working on "#BeRobin: The Movie," a documentary about helping San Francisco's homeless population, which included two months of daily busking on city streets to raise money and awareness.