Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Aug. 6-12
Most of the nation got out and recreated while portions of the American West burned over the weekend. Hope you wore enough sunscreen! Now — what’s next? Well, nature puts on a show Sunday night, Spike Lee drops a new joint, and the sativa Grapefruit is in season. We collect the picks of this week’s crop each Monday and call it ‘Hit This’. Here’s what you need to know about the week of Aug 6-12.
Sativa to Watch — Grapefruit. Vacationers take note. Fans report being happy and uplifted by this sweet citrus-tasting sativa. Spotted at Berkeley Patients Group in California, but seen from Portland to Arizona.
Productivity Hack — OTTO. An automatic joint-roller that promises to help noobies up the learning curve. Via Leafly Podcast ‘What Are You Smoking?’
Compensation conversations what I’m all about/
Took the smart route, never been marked out/
Shoulda been dead broke, shoulda been chalked out/
But it didn’t happen, now it’s time to get it crackin’
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Weekend in Brief
New York Gov. Cuomo advanced a legalization committee. . . . A deputy in Michigan arrested an 80 year-old woman over an expired medical cannabis card . . . NPR covered cannabis breathalyzer technology, and chatted with Leafly‘s California Bureau Chief, David Downs. . . . Colorado and Oregon offered contrasting outcomes on legal cannabis production . . . . Nevada cannabis tax revenues exceeded annual forecasts by 25 percent . . . Big money failed to stop legal medical cannabis in Oklahoma, a review found. . . And the nation of Georgia, formerly a part of the Soviet Union, decriminalized it.
To Do List
Outdoors — The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks Sunday night after midnight, the best such shower of the year.
TV — Monday: AMC launches the fourth season of “Better Call Saul” in a rare spinoff worthy of its source material | Tuesday: Season 5 of “The Bachelor” promises messy reality romance on ABC | Friday: Comedian Demetri Martin’s new special “The Overthinker” streams on Netflix | Sunday: HBO brings back Issa Rae’s relationship comedy “Insecure” for Season 3.
Music — Cypress Hill member and noted hip-hop producer DJ Muggs’ new album Dia Del Asesinato features guest emcees MF Doom, Freddie Gibbs, and Raekwon.
Sports — The beginning of NFL training camp is marked by the season premiere of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” annual docuseries, which follows the Cleveland Browns this year.
Events — San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park rules this week with a cannabis-sponsored free Tuesday at the Conservatory of Flowers, courtesy of The Apothecarium. . . . And the lineup for San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival includes The Weeknd, Florence + the Machine, and Janet Jackson on Aug. 10-12. The event features Grass Lands, the world’s first ever cannabis section at a major festival.
Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac —If going away on vacation, create detailed caretaking instructions. Trellis. Add vegetating nutrients as needed. Remove unproductive fan leaves. Kill pests and apply remediations. Update harvest plans.
@dna_genetics — As fires ravage California, some of its best operators nourish us with greenery.
Stay safe out there this week. – O.P.
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