Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Sept. 17-23

This week, trending sativa Lemon Haze takes the sting out of new Gilda Radner documentary, 'Love, Gilda.' (Magnolia Pictures)

Over the weekend, the outdoor harvest flowered in the California fields and the Boston Freedom Rally brought cannabis pride to Massachusetts.  Now what? Spark some Lemon Haze, cop those new Pax Era Pods, and put on Prince’s first posthumous album. Every Monday, we collect the best of the week ahead and call it  “Hit This,” Leafly’s pop cannabis round-up. Let’s go!

Shopping List

Sativa to Watch — Lemon Haze. Keep the sun shining as the seasonal temperatures fall with this classic, lemony sativa. Spotted at AmericannaRx in Portland. Popular in Los Angeles and Toronto.

Productivity Hack — Save time and cash with even more new, in-store pickup options at select dispensaries. Available in Washington, Arizona, Massachusetts, and Maryland/DC.

Productive Product — Pax Era Pods of Huckleberry Sauce+ by Oregrown in Oregon. Extra-tasty terpenes and anxiety-reducing CBD make these disposable vaporizer cartridges our huckleberry.

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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 — Monday: See if your favorite television shows pick up the hardware at the 70th Emmy Awards on NBC  | Tuesday: Comedian Tom Arnold searches for potentially damaging recordings in “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes” premiering on Viceland | Friday: Emma Stone and Jonah Hill star in Netflix’s new dark comedy miniseries, “Maniac”.

Film — Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore dissects the Trump presidency with his latest film, Fahrenheit 11/9; John C. Reilly and Joaquin Phoenix star in the comedic western The Sisters Brothers; SNL legend Gilda Radner is the focus of the documentary Love, Gilda.

Music — Australian-American punk rockers Liars release Titles with the Word Fountain as a follow-up to last year’s album; Synthpop vets Metric return with their 7th studio album, Art of Doubt; Prince’s first posthumous album Piano & A Microphone 1983 is a rare treat discovered in his personal vault.

Sports — The Seattle Seahawks take on the Chicago Bears for your Monday Night matchup; the pennant race heats up in the NL West as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, and Los Angeles Dodgers vie for postseason berths.

Fashion — Rumor has it that Tom Sachs and Nike are working on a new iteration of their ultra popular Mars Yard sneaker, which is currently fetching over $3,000 in resale value.

Gaming — Take on challenging puzzles utilizing time, memory, and friendship in the visually stunning indie release, “The Gardens Between”.

Events — The iHeartRadio Festival brings Justin Timberlake, Fleetwood Mac, and Childish Gambino to Las Vegas Sept. 21-22; more Vegas fun abounds as the Weeknd, Florence + the Machine, and Arcade Fire headline the Life is Beautiful festival Sept. 20-22; in San Francisco, the California Academy of Sciences hosts Brain & Body NightLife on Sept. 20, with activities such as yoga, meditation, and cannabis tips from Bay Area dispensary SPARC.

Weekend In Brief

Just weeks from a commercial cannabis sales launch, Boston rallied for cannabis freedom like never before. . . . Utah medical cannabis advocates kicked off their Proposition 2 campaign. . . . About 100 medical cannabis dispensaries in Michigan got a reprieve, after a judge halted a plan by state regulators to shut them down. … A trio of cannabis churches in Riverside, California got rolled up by police, who found 100 pounds and $75,000. . . .  And Colorado authorities reported pulling 81,000 illicit plants out of national forestlands in 2017. Most of it grew on just 38 acres. Last year’s seizures were double 2016. But 2018 is expected to see declines.

Motivation Quote

Spot hot tracks like spot a pair of fat asses/
Shots of the scotch from out of square shot glasses/
And he won’t stop ’til he got the masses/
And show ’em what they know not through flows of hot molasses

 Madvillain — All Caps

Got something for Hit This? Email ‘Hit This’ editor david.downs@leafly.com.