Over the weekend, we froze on the East Coast, snowboarded on the West Coast, and tried to spot the super blood wolf moon eclipse. Now, what’s next? Pre-order the trending sativa Golden Ticket, pair it with Broad City’s final season, work to Kid Koala’s new ambient album, and pre-game for the Manny Pacquiao fight. Here’s your cannabis and culture guide to Jan. 21-27. Let’s Hit This!
TV — Wednesday: The series premiere of WGN’s crime drama “Pure” focuses on Mennonite drug traffickers; Snoop Dogg hosts TNT’s revival of the 70s game show “Joker’s Wild” | Thursday: Comedy Central bids farewell to their hit stoner sitcom with the final season of “Broad City” | Friday: The popular Netflix original series “The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” gets sent off with its final six episodes | Sunday: Fox presents a live production of the award-winning Broadway musical “Rent”; Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus” returns for a fourth season looking into the volatile political climate surrounding the current Trump administration.
Music — California skate punks Fidlar release their latest effort, Almost Free; Michael Franti & Spearhead put out more socially conscious reggae vibes with Stay Human Vol. 2; The UK’s Rat Boy tapped Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong to produce punk energy mixed with hip hop beats on the sophomore release, Internationally Unknown; scratch DJ and producer Kid Koala releases a new collective of work-conducive ambient beats with Music to Draw To: IO.
Sports — Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao added to his legacy by successfully defending his WBA welterweight belt against Adrien Broner.
Fashion — H&M collaborates with the cult Swedish label Eytys for a gender-neutral collection of footwear and apparel; Nike reissues the classic Kobe 1 sneaker model that Kobe Bryant wore when he scored an astounding 81 points in a single game; NBA star Paul George takes his game to infinity and beyond with the release of the Nike PG3 X NASA basketball sneaker.
Events — Papa Roach, Sevendust, and Suicidal Tendencies headline the Shiprocked cruise festival in Galveston, TX Jan 26-31.
Announcements — Buy Listen Up Portland Podcast Fest tix for Feb. 17, Leafly podcast The Hash is Live with Broccoli magazine founder Anja Charbonneau, and “The Sexually Liberated Woman” podcast host Ev’Yan Whitney; Also, book South By Southwest tickets for March 14-16, Leafly sponsors the SXSW Canna-Business track.
Weekend in Brief
Book that Bahamas trip, the US Virgin Islands has legalized medical cannabis. . . . More doctors called Alex Berenson’s new book “misinformed and reckless”. . . . California cannabis tax revenue is surging 33% per quarter; in Santa Rosa it’s up 300% year-over-year. . . . Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg called legalization nonsensical. . . . Meanwhile, the mayor of Jamaica, Iowa — LaDonna Kennedy and her husband — face trial for growing cannabis.
They say the governor collect all of our taxes, except /
When we in traffic and tragic happens, that shit ain’t no threat /
You movin’ backwards if you suggest that you sleep with a TEC /
Go buy a chopper and have a doctor on speed dial, I guess /
—Kendrick Lamar “m.A.A.d. City”, good kid, m.A.A.d city