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Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Oct. 15-21

Published on October 15, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020

Over the weekend, Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta included Darth Vader, Puffco announced a smoked glass Peak, and #croptober continued in the fields. Now, what? Roll up some Cinex, score some last-minute tix to Demon Dayz Festival, and make time for more the return of “Daredevil” — it’s Hit This, Leafly’s weekly pop-cannabis outlook. Here we go!

Shopping List

Sativa to Watch—Cinex. Pacific Northwesterners use the sativa-hybrid Cinex to power through cloudy, rainy days. A cross of TGA Genetics’ Vortex and Cindy-99 — it tastes earthy, piney, and woody. Spotted at Portland’s Pakalolo. Popular from Everett to Eugene.

Productivity Hack—Trimming up a massive October harvest? Keep those scissors a-clippin with ‘4 Activities That Make Trimming Cannabis More Bearable’.

Productive Product—Assuming your cardiologist OKs it, GO Energy Chocolate of Colorado has a mild 5 mgs of THC and CBD, plus a mule kick of 75 mg of c-c-c-c-caffeine!Looking for Edibles Near You?

To Do List

Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac — Finish harvesting the outdoor crop. Remove buds showing signs of mold. Keep the drying room clean. Trim dried buds of extra leaf and stems and begin curing. Store cured buds on glass. Tag @leafly in your harvest pics to be featured in our #croptober coverage.

TVMonday: A&E’s documents a legendary comedian’s groundbreaking debut in “Chris Rock’s Bring The Pain” | Tuesday: ABC’s hit family sitcom “Black-ish” is back for its season 5 premiere | Friday: Season 2 of Netflix’s gripping “Making a Murderer” looks further into the case of convicted murderer Steven Avery; Marvel’s gritty masked vigilante “Daredevil” returns to Netflix for season 3; Toni Collette is the star of Netflix’s new raunchy relationship drama, “Wanderlust”.

Film — The accomplished director David Gordon Green teams up with Jamie Lee Curtis for the horror sequel “Halloween”; Jonah Hill makes his directorial debut in the coming-of-age drama “Mid90s”; Melissa McCarthy plays the notorious letter forger Lee Israel in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”.

Music — The Cleveland indie outfit Cloud Nothings release their latest album, Last Building Burning; throwback rockers Greta Van Fleet tap their inner Zeppelin on their debut album, Anthem of the Peaceful Army; the Swedish trio Peter Bjorn and John release their eighth studio release, Darker Days; San Francisco’s Papercuts promises more delectable indie pop on their new album, Parallel Universe Blues.

Sports — A new season of NBA action begins on Oct. 16, check listings for your favorite team’s first game; the MLB postseason moves on to the division championship series, as the Boston Red Sox face the Houston Astros in the AL, while the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers fight for NL bragging rights; San Francisco visits Green Bay for Monday Night Football; the Broncos tussle with the Cardinals for Thursday Night Football.

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Fashion — Garment designer Readymade collaborates with A Bathing Ape to release a trio of premium BE@RBRICK figures on Oct. 20; several NBA players will surely rock the new Air Jordan 33 model on the court, releasing on Oct. 18.

Gaming — Bandai/Namco brings back their popular weapons-based fighter with Soul Calibur 6; fans of the critically-acclaimed Dark Souls Trilogy can enjoy a new remastered edition running at a gorgeous 60 frames per second.

Events — the animated supergroup Gorillaz curates their own event featuring Erykah Badu and the Internet with LA’s Demon Dayz Festival on Oct. 20; The Las Cruces Country Music Festival welcomes headliners Dwight Yoakam, Randy Houser, and Sawyer Brown Oct. 19-21

Weekend in Brief

US politicians on both sides of the aisle promised more cannabis law reform after the midterm elections. . . . Why more reforms? Idaho police raided a 62 year-old woman and her boyfriend for growing 24 plants. . . . Travel writer Rick Steves is stumping for legalization in North Dakota and Michigan. . . . Canada prepped for Legalization Day, and Leafly rolled out everything you need to know, including a Learning Hub in Toronto. . . . Activists in Nevada gathered Friday to denounce the arrest of sober drivers with residual THC in their system. . . . Washington state will wait one month before banning THC candy. . . .  Hawaii’s legal herb has a mold and fungus problem—20-30% is failing lab tests.

Motivation Quote

Shake that attitude and do what you can/
Set a couple goals, follow through with your plans/
Time wait for no man, and tomorrow’s not promised/
So if she’s still alive shoot a call to your momma

Murs — Yesterday & Today

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Oscar Pascual
Oscar Pascual
Oscar Pascual is a journalist based in Southern California specializing in cannabis, entertainment, sports and sneaker culture. He is the editor of Smell the Truth and contributes to Cannabis Now. His accomplishments include an interview with the Beastie Boys and a smoking session with John Salley.
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