Over the weekend, America traveled to relatives or vacation spots for the long Christmas break. And hopefully, you got all your shopping done. Now, what’s next? Stock up on the trending sativa Tangerine Dream, make time for the NBA on Christmas Day, and the new comedy Watson and Holmes. Here’s your pop culture cannabis pairings for the week of Dec. 24-30—let’s Hit This!

Shopping List

Sativa to Watch—Tangerine Dream. Perk up with the sweet, orange aroma of this sativa-leaning hybrid. Neville’s legendary Haze provides the boost in this strain while G-13 and Afghani ground the effects. Really popular in Seattle, order it online with “Leafly Pickup” at Diego Pellicer.

Productivity Hack— Skip the long holiday lines at dispensaries with Leafly Pickup in California.

Productive Product—Sour Blue Raspberry Fruit Chews by Smokiez Edibles. Packing a nice 10 mg THC per chew. One of Leafly’s Faves of 2018.

To-Do List

Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac— Upgrade your storage style. Make cannabutter and bubble hash with fine trim. Research new types of seeds and a new indoor grow setup for 2019.

TV — Wednesday: CBS broadcasts this year’s Kennedy Center Honors, which recognizes the artistic contributions of Cher, Philip Glass, Reba McEntire, and Wayne Shorter  | Sunday: Seth McFarlane’s sci-fi comedy “The Orville” enters season two.

Film —  Christian Bale put on some pounds and prosthetics to portray former Republican Vice President Dick Cheney in “Vice”; the proven comedic duo Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly team up again with the detective spoof “Holmes and Watson”; Reilly can also be seen alongside Steve Coogan as classical Hollywood comedians Laurel and Hardy in “Stan and Ollie.”

Music — While album releases are on a holiday lull, indie rock icons The Strokes are plotting a ‘global comeback’ in 2019, beginning by headlining Spain’s  Bilbao BBK Live Festival in the summer.

Sports — NBA fans are looking forward to the bountiful Christmas Day schedule, which includes a marquee matchup between the reigning champion Golden State Warriors and LeBron James’ Los Angeles Lakers.

Fashion — In a rare three-way collaboration, Coca Cola is teaming with fashion label Billionaire Boys Club and the Japanese boutique Atmos Lab for a capsule collection of outerwear and tees; the Boston-based label Concepts honors Celtics superstar Kyrie Irving with the release of the Nike Kyrie 5 “Ikhet.”

Gaming — Nintendo has released special edition Switch controllers fashioned as replicas of the original NES joypad.

Events — Diplo, Kaskade, and Gucci Mane visit Dallas for the Lights All Night festival Dec. 28-29; South Lake Tahoe welcomes G-Eazy, Rae Sremmurd, and Tyga to the SnowGlobe Music Festival Dec. 29-31.

Weekend in Brief

The new US House of Representatives is already thawing toward cannabis law reform. The incoming House Rules Committee chair is a co-sponsor on de-scheduling. . . . The Governor of Washington gave legalization his strongest endorsement yet, urging on New York legislators contemplating legalization and saying “you will find a lot of improvements in your communities” inlcuding saving money by no longer “chasing people around who want to use recreational marijuana. . . . Prices for wholesale cannabis pounds are up 3% in Colorado to $781. Trim prices are up 22%. . . . A Delaware medical cannabis patient fired from his job can sue his employer for discrimination.  . . . Harvard psychiatry legend Lester Greenspoon is 90 and still smokin’. One of his latest sessions included the first legal bag sold in Massachusetts. . . . Four stores are open in Massachusetts now. . . . And legalization is on the table in Pennsylvania thanks to one tweet from the governor.

Motivational Quote

Spread love to my homeboys locked down in the pen/
Spread love to my homies that passed that I won’t see again/
Enemies are friends/
It’s Christmas time let us join hands

Tha Dogg Pound—I Wish

What you smoking this week? We’re on some Bodhi Seeds Love Triangle. Holler at us in the comments.