After being widowed abruptly, Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) is left with few options for supporting her two sons, teenage Silas (Hunter Parrish) and younger brother Shane (Alexander Gould). She needs serious cash flow to maintain their lifestyle in the ritzy, upper-middle-class gated community of Agrestic, so she starts selling pot. Nancys friends and family members arent exactly candidates for the Role Model of the Year Award, either.