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Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Nov. 5-11

Published on November 4, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020

Over the weekend, Michael Moore staged a late night vote-in, while Conor McGregor endorsed Mike Tyson‘s new herb. We went surfing in November and tried to keep on trimming the harvest. Now what? Treat yourself to some Pineapple Kush after taking Tuesday off to vote, then put on Jeff Goldblum‘s new jazz album, and try your hand at making canna-butter. It’s all in Hit This! Let’s do this.

Shopping List

Sativa to Watch—Pineapple Kush. A Hawaiian vacation in a jar, the sativa-leaning hybrid staple Pineapple Kush crosses Pineapple and Master Kush. Its relaxed, happy effects find fans in Oregon and Washington. Spotted at Have A Heart-Belltown in Seattle.

Productivity Hack—Speed up voting with Leafly’s 2018 Midterm Election Guide.

Productive Product—What if a Tootsie Roll had an anxiety-free, yet productive, 1:1 ratio of THC to CBD? Meet the Sensi Chew CBD, one of California’s best cannabis confections.Isn't It Time for a Staycation?

To-Do List

Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac—Stay sane while trimming. Mulch stalks and stems. Make canna-butter and bubble hash with fine trim. Research new genetics for an indoor winter crop.

TVMonday: Comedian John Leguizamo’s Tony Award-winning one-man show “Latin History for Morons” makes its way from Broadway to Netflix  | Thursday: Canadian comedy troupe “Baroness von Sketch Show” makes its US debut on IFC | Friday: Season two of HBO’s anthology series “Room 104” promises more lurid tales set in one motel room; Amazon brings back its spy comedy “Patriot” for season two | Saturday: the children’s television institution Sesame Street marks its 49th season with the HBO special “When You Wish Upon a Pickle,” guest starring Amanda Seyfried and Blake Lively.

Film—The ‘Dragon Tattoo’ book series gets a cinematic reboot in “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”; Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice of “The Grinch” in a 3D-animated update of Dr. Seuss’ holiday classic; and J.J. Abrams executive produces Nazi zombie action horror flick “Overlord”.

Music—Indie rock guitar hero J Mascis releases his third solo studio album, Elastic Days; Jeff Goldblum takes time off as a celebrated actor to release his debut jazz album, The Capitol Studios Sessions; punk rocker Laura Jane Grace releases her debut solo album, Bought to Rot; Charles Bradley’s posthumous record Black Velvet gives fans one last batch of funky soul.

Sports—Fall sports hit full tilt. The Golden State Warriors are off to a hot start in their defense of the 2017 NBA championship, while the Nashville Predators are currently the best team in hockey; fantasy football trade deadlines pass as the NFL heads into the second half of the season.

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FashionMarvel Comics teams up with the work wear brand Dickies for a 2018 fall-winter apparel collection featuring earth’s mightiest heroes, releasing Nov. 7; the UK skateboard company Palace collaborates with fashion giant Ralph Lauren for a capsule collection releasing Nov. 9.

GamingHitman 2 once again lets players test their talents as a silent contract killer; fans of the RPG world of Final Fantasy get more content with the new expansion, Maxima.

Events—The Electric Daisy Carnival comes to Orlando with headliners Bassnectar, Alison Wonderland, and Kaskade Nov. 9-10; Reno’s Off-Beat Festival invites indie artists Blitzen Trapper, Holy Wave, Pearl Charles and many more Nov. 8-10; MIA, Foster the People, and Chromeo visit Miami for the House of Creatives festival Nov. 10.

News—Vote early or find your polling place today. The midterm elections are Tuesday.

Weekend in Brief

Documentary filmmaker Michael Moorevoted for Michigan legalization during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Myers. . . . Rapper 2 Chainzfired up his own cannabis line—”GAS” . . . . Former Olympic snowboarder and cannabis celebrity Ross Rebagliatigot his New York Times close-up. . . . Also in the Times, Vancouver’s illicit cannabis shops fought for survival. . . . Oregon’s medical cannabis patient count declined 41% in a year. . . . And Utah voters’ legalization myths got busted in a big way.

Motivation Quote

Life is a beautiful struggle/

People search through the rubble for a suitable hustle/

Some people using the noodle, some people using the muscle/

Some people put it all together, make it fit like a puzzle

Talib Kweli—I Try

What you hitting this week? Let us know in the comments.

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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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