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Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Dec. 3-9

Published on December 3, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020

This weekend, Christmas trees went up across the land, and Iowa’s medical cannabis market began serving patients. Now, what’s next? The sativa Cherry-AK is trending, along with the THC gum Joygum, and Ru-Paul’s Holi-slay Special. Brace yourself for ‘Hit This’, Leafly’s weekly cannabis culture outlook.

Shopping List

Sativa to Watch— AK-47. Never mind the name, this hard-hitting classic sativa is sweetest as the “Cherry” AK variety. Spotted at Cannabis Provisions, WA. Popular in Las Vegas, NV and Phoenix, AZ.

Productivity Hack— Cut through the dispensary menu clutter with these pro tips for shopping the fall outdoor harvest.

Productive Product—Colorado’s precision-dosed Joygum keeps it to just ten lab-tested milligrams of THC per watermelon spearmint piece.Looking For Legal Cannabis Near You?

To-Do List

Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac— Upgrade your storage style. Make cannabutter and bubble hash with fine trim. Research new types of seeds and a new indoor grow setup for 2019.

TVTuesday: Netflix’s hit sitcom reboot “Fuller House” returns for a fourth season | Wednesday: Amazon’s 1950’s comedienne “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” tries out her singing chops in Season 2 | Thursday: The popular reality cooking competition “Top Chef” premieres its 16th season on Bravo | Friday: Get into the holiday spirit with the help of “RuPaul’s Drag Race Holi-slay Special.”

FilmMargot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan respectively play royal rivals Elizabeth I and Mary Stuart in the period drama “Mary Queen of Scots”; Julia Roberts stars as a mother dealing with her son’s drug addiction in “Ben is Back”; director Sydney Pollack’s long-lost concert film “Amazing Grace” serves as the visual companion to R&B legend Aretha Franklin’s groundbreaking 1972 live album.

Music — The Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane releases his latest effort, Evil Genius; celebrated singer-songwriter Van Morrison releases his 40th studio album, The Prophet Speaks.

SportsLeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers are now top 10 in the NBA’s power rankings by winning seven of their last ten games. Meanwhile, the Golden State Warriors lost to the league-leading Toronto Raptors, adding to a laundry list of injuries and controversy surrounding the defending champs.

Fashion — Fans of the hit video game Red Dead Redemption 2 can properly cosplay their favorite Old West outlaw with a capsule collection by New York’s Barking Irons; Adidas updates its popular ZX4000 silhouette by adding cutting edge 4D technology; the workwear brand Carhartt WIP collaborates with Nike for an Air Force 1 low premium.

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Gaming — Retro gamers will surely be after the Playstation Classic that offers 20 pre-loaded games from the PSone era; Square Enix’s Just Cause 4 promises more action thrills that have defined the series; Sony Stans will finally be able to earn chicken dinners in the PS4 port of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate comes to Nintendo Switch for your brawling pleasure.

Events — the famed streetwear brand A Bathing Ape celebrates its 25th anniversary with Kid Cudi, Wiz Khalifa, and Pusha T at the Bape Heads Show in New York Dec. 6

News — New Jersey lawmakers talk legalization Monday.

Weekend in Brief

George H.W. Bush died, leaving behind a terrible War on Drugs legacy. . . . Regular cannabis use is up among yuppies, Washington Post finds. . . . California’s Sequoia Labs lost its license for fabricating clean pesticide test results. A recall is underway. . . . The New York Times hung out with some trimmigrants. . . . The promise of equity programs is de-fanging legalization’s critics in Chicago’s communities of color. . . . Iowa medical cannabis patients began purchasing the botanical.

Motivation Quote

Ain’t no pain in the world that we can’t take/

Sing a song to God by the way you move and shake/

Take it from me I’ve made mistakes/

But now I’m back from my break

SonGodSuns “It’s All 4 You”

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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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