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Feeling ‘Insecure’ Like Issa Rae? These Strains Can Help

September 25, 2018

Some people may be Team Lawrence—others, Team Daniel—but we are all Team Issa. All Day. Every Day. Though her vision of life, love, and letting go is wholly unique, it’s hard to deny Issa Rae’s take on universally compelling themes which speak to anyone who has ever felt Insecure.

Grab some popcorn and try a new strain. Check dispensaries nearby.

In celebration of Issa Rae’s hilariously engrossing love letter to Black culture and Los Angeles, here are some classic West Coast strains that will relax and revive you.


A favorite of folks in LACA, Maui is a sweet, uplifting strain that’s a perfect antidote for social anxiety. Notes of citrus, earth, and tropical flavors are one of the pleasant benefits of Maui, making you feel relaxed, happy, and talkative. Bonus: it’s best for quelling nerves on a first date.

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Killer Queen

Killer Queen is for those who view themselves as Molly. Their demanding jobs require hours of hard work, intense focus, and the ability to maintain their cool in stressful situations. A cross of G13 and Cinderella 99, Killer Queen is both sweet and earthy, delivering an energizing boost following every exhale.

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Rainbow is the perfect substitute for wine when you’d like a booze-free “wine down.” Hungry, happy, and relaxed are just right for dinner party energy, so (naturally) Rainbow would make a fantastic appetizer. It’s sweet, woody, and tropical, born from the cross of Dancehall and Blueberry. It also pairs well with a blended red should you want to bring booze back into the equation.

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White Walker OG

Sometimes you just want to kick it at home and binge on Due North without feeling guilty. White Walker OG—a dank bud providing relaxation, happy vibes, and uplifting focus is just your strain. Stock up on your favorite munchies, because this child of Skywalker and White Widow will encourage them. It’s a strain made to make the most out of evenings home alone.

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Dream Beaver

We all have days when we get up and rap battle ourselves in the mirror—be it literally or metaphorically—and Dream Beaver is here to help. Flowery, sweet, and earthy, this strain boasts paranoia-free effects and boosts happiness and creativity. Dream Beaver is the perfect combatant to your own insecurities, whether they be of a social or personal nature. 

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Ma'Chell Duma is an Author, Public Speaker, and Culture Connoisseur. You can follow her cocktails, tacos, travels & travails on Instagram.

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