Smoked out by wildfire, Northern California decamped for cleaner air over the weekend. Now, what’s next? This week’s Thanksgiving’s pregame includes the strain Headband, Massachusetts’ legalization launch, and the Leafly 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. Prepare yourself with “Hit This,” Leafly’s weekly guide to upcoming pop cannabis culture. Let’s dig in!
Sativa to Watch—Headband. A bicoastal classic, Headband unites OG Kush from the west and Sour Diesel from the east for a hybrid sativa, lemony fuel buzz. Spotted at The Green Planet in Oregon. Popular in Los Angeles and Denver.
Productivity Hack—Boom, we just saved you maybe days shopping. The Leafly 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is here.
Productive Product—High-CBD strains like Remedy and The Wife, part of the top trending CBD cannabis strains.Isn't It Time for a Staycation?
Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac—Mulch stalks and stems. Upgrade storage style. Make cannabutter and bubble hash with fine trim. Research a new indoor grow setup for 2019.
TV—Monday: “The Little Drummer Girl” is AMC’s miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s thrilling spy novel | Tuesday: The Daily Show host Trevor Noah releases his second Netflix comedy special, “Son of Patricia” | Thursday: The Netflix reboot of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” returns for season two | Sunday: Bravo converts a popular true crime podcast into television with the premiere of “Dirty John.”
Film—Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan add another chapter to the Rocky film legacy with “Creed II”; Academy Award-winning director Alfonso Cuarón may eventually win another statue for his latest family drama, “Roma.”
Music—Goth rock innovators Bauhaus release their very first recording session in The Bela Session; the Harlem-based rap collective Diplomats release Diplomatic Ties after a 15-year hiatus.
Sports—Thanksgiving is all about football. Start your Turkey Day with the Bears visiting the Lions, get ready for the big meal with the Redskins vs. Cowboys, and finish the holiday with the Atlanta Falcons taking on the New Orleans Saints.
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Fashion—Don’t expect any Black Friday deals for the upcoming AdidasYeezy 350 in its new “sesame” colorway, out Nov. 23; the Wu-Tang Clan celebrates the 25th anniversary of 36 Chambers with a capsule collection of Clarks Wallabee boots releasing Nov. 23; Adidas teams up with the Japanese fashion label Hender Scheme for a collaboration of shoes and sport bags out Nov. 24.
Gaming—Tend to your very own land filled with crops and livestock with the help of Farming Simulator 19.
Events—Relive your formative years as a trance-loving raver when the Dreamstate Festival brings DJs like Paul Van Dyk, BT, and Ace Ventura to Southern California Nov. 23-24.
News—Massachusetts’ legal cannabis sales begin this week. Keep an eye on Leafly News for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals.
Wondering what's fresh in pop #cannabis culture this week?
It's either the new @kanyewest@theyeezymafia@adidas; the new @WuTangClan Clarks; or @Adidas' @HenderScheme collab.
Read up and vote!https://t.co/pJPCzpdJKO
— Leafly (@Leafly) November 19, 2018
Weekend in Brief
Prospects for Congressional reform on cannabis improved on news Sen. Chuck Grassley will step down as chair of the pivotal senate judiciary committee. . . . The likely new speaker of the house, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, got a “B” grade from NORML. . . . Two California police departments are being sued for allegedly stealing cannabis and cash. . . . The Portland Mercury visited comic Jim Belushi’s cannabis farm. . . . And can medical cannabis industry save a Maori town in New Zealand?
You just workin’ with the scraps you was given /
And Mama made miracles every Thanksgivin’ /
But now the road got rough, you’re alone /
You’re tryin’ to raise two bad kids on your own /
And there’s no way I can pay you back, but my plan /
Is to show you that I understand: you are appreciated
2Pac — Dear Momma