Over the weekend, a Maine chef who gave THC to lobsters drew some unwanted attention, and the Utah medical marijuana initiative campaign heated up. Now what?
Spark some Trainwreck, grab those new ‘Fresh Prince’ Air Jordan 5s, and put on Cypress Hill’s first new LP in eight years — that’s what. It’s all part of the best of the week ahead. We collect it for you every Monday in “Hit This,” Leafly’s pop cannabis round-up. Let’s go!
Sativa to Watch — Trainwreck. An oldie but a goldie. Modern consumers can’t get enough of this rugged Northern California classic, new generations of which are flowering in the fields as we speak. Spotted for pickup at Diego Pellicer in Seattle, WA. Popular across North America, from Eugene, OR to Phoenix, AZ.
Productive Product — Pit the Pax Era versus the Grenco Gio for best pen on the go. It all comes down to the pods.
To Do List
Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac — Outdoors, look at trichomes to estimate ripeness and begin flushing if necessary. Remove any ripening buds that show early signs of infection by mold. Purchase harvesting supplies. Indoors, revisit sanitation protocols and consider source clones in preparation for a winter run.
TV — Wednesday: Fox brings back the popular music industry drama “Empire” for season 5; “South Park” returns to Comedy Central for its 22nd season | Thursday: The ‘90s network news sitcom “Murphy Brown” gets a timely reboot in our Fake News era | Friday: Amazon and BBC team up to adapt Shakespeare’s “King Lear” starring Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson | Saturday: The sketch comedy institution “Saturday Night Live” premieres season 44 on NBC | Sunday: “Bob’s Burgers” promises more hilarity from the animated Belcher family in season 9 on Fox.
Film — Screen legend Robert Redford marks his retirement as a charming bank robber in “The Old Man & the Gun”; the documentary “Matangi/Maya/M.I.A.” profiles the refugee immigrant turned pop star; “Bad Reputation” tells the story of the queen of rock music, Joan Jett.
Music — Stoner hip-hop icons Cypress Hill return after an 8-year dormancy with their brand new studio album, Elephants on Acid; Chicago emcee Lupe Fiasco originally intended to release his upcoming Drogas Wave in 2016, but now seems to be the right time ; alternative rock forefathers Mudhoney offer up their latest album Digital Garbage on Sub Pop Records; guitar rock legend Tom Petty’s posthumous box set release An American Treasure includes dozens of recordings discovered from his personal vaults.
Sports — The annual competition for Europe’s most prized sporting trophy known as the UEFA Champions League is officially underway; the Pittsburgh Steelers match up with the Tampa Bay Bucs on Monday Night Football, while the Minnesota Vikings and Los Angeles Rams clash in the Thursday Night game.
Fashion — Jordan brand commemorates a popular ‘90s sitcom with the Air Jordan 5 “Fresh Prince” model releasing Sept. 25; The Japanese fashion brand Undercover teams up with Eastpak to release a collection of backpacks featuring a clever reference to “2001: A Space Odyssey”.
Events — New Order, Joey Bada$$, and Janelle Monae headline the Music Tastes Good Festival in Long Beach Sept. 29-30; Southern California welcomes Norah Jones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Eddie Vedder to the Ohana Festival Sept. 28-30; Kentucky’s Louder Than Life Festival brings together hard rock acts like Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, and Deftones on Sept. 28-30; EDM headliners DEADMAU5, Steve Aoki, and Illenium head out to Arizona’s Goldrush Fest Sept. 29-30.
Weekend In Brief
Cannabis stocks’ sky-high valuations drew comparisons to cryptocurrency bubbles. . . . The Maine lobster chef who dosed his dinner is being investigated. . . . The Detroit Free-Press endorsed legalization Proposal 1. . . . New York holds listening sessions on cannabis this week. . . . In Utah a pro-medical cannabis group or person is posting bible verses on billboards. . . . A California judge ruled a pediatric epilepsy patient may take her cannabis medication at public school. Weirdly, former Drug Czar Barry McCaffrey hailed the victory for safe access. . . . And the trees are getting very big in Northern California. It’s almost #croptober!
Consider me the entity within the industry without a history/
Of spitting the epitome of stupidity/
Living my life, expressing my liberty, it gotta be done properly/
My name is in the middle of equality