In the interests of national security, Leafly’s cannabis experts are preparing an ongoing series of reports matching Donald Trump’s moods, concerns, and outbursts to the strain of cannabis best suited to his — and the nation’s — wellness needs.
Date: Aug. 11, 2016
Status Report: Earlier this week Trump announced that he intends to “jumpstart America.” In a speech at the Detroit Economic Club, the Republican presidential nominee said that “our country will reach amazing new heights — maybe heights never attained before.”
Situation: We’re seeking a strain to provide energy. To jumpstart a medium-size vehicle, most experts recommend a 1,000-amp charger. The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that there were 260,350,938 registered street-legal vehicles in the United States as of 2014.
To jumpstart America, Trump is going to need a lot of energy.
Recommendation: Durban Poison. This pure sativa, which originated in the South African port city of Durban, has gained a worldwide following for its energetic and uplifting effects. Reviewers like its earthy flavor and describe it as “the espresso of cannabis.” It’s a high THC-to-CBD ratio (typically 16-25 percent THC, 0.1-0.2 percent CBD) so, like espresso, it can have a racy effect. Leafly reviewer MrTibet calls it “a stimulating and clearheaded high with no trace of numbing or ‘stoning.’ It wakes you up, cuts through the bleary fog and leaves you clearheaded and bright, gives you energy to go and seize the day.”
What strain will Trump need next?