After one week on the air, a series about "the merits of the cannabis plant" has departed KDOC-TV Channel 56 in Orange County after the producer said station executives told him they weren't comfortable with the content.

"Cannabis Planet" producer Brad Lane said Wednesday that after agreeing to run the paid programming, KDOC executives declined to list it in their program lineup and wouldn't accept ads to promote the show for fear of alienating existing advertisers. The first 30-minute episode ran in late-night slots last Friday and Saturday.

KDOC officials did not return calls and e-mails seeking comment.

Lane said he had purchased time for "Cannabis Planet," intended as a weekly series about the medical, agricultural and industrial benefits of the marijuana plant, to run on KJLA-TV Channel 57 on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 13.

-- Juliette Funes

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