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Hit This: The Leafly Weekly Agenda for Oct. 8-16

Published on October 7, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020

Over the weekend, Rick and Morty fans took over downtown Los Angeles. MMA fighter Conor McGregor went down in defeat. And artist Banksy shredded one of his works right after it sold for $1.2 million. Now, what?

Roll up some Strawberry Cough, order up some new Adidas, and stream the new Kurt Vile.  Presenting —‘Hit This,’ Leafly’s pop cannabis round-up. Let’s go!

Shopping List

Sativa to Watch —Strawberry Cough. Fans report this cross of Vermont’s Strawberry Fields with the elemental sativa Haze can push depression back — perfect as the fall clouds roll in. Spotted at the classy Serra in Portland, OR. Most popular in Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

Productivity Hack — Start low and go slow when dosing homemade edibles, or you’re gonna have a bad time. As gummies face extinction in Washington, it’s time to DIY.

Productive Product — California’s mild, functional new Bae vapes cut out the dank terps in favor of female-friendly dessert flavors.Looking For Edibles Near You?

To Do List

Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac — Outdoors, remove buds showing signs of mold. Examine trichomes, estimate ripeness, flush, and taper watering. Prep drying room. Harvest ripe buds at dawn for maximum terps.

TVTuesday: The CW offers a block of DC Comics superhero dramas with season five of “The Flash” and the second season of “Black Lightning” | Friday: “The Haunting of Hill House” is Netflix’s TV adaptation of the classic Shirley Jackson gothic horror novel | Saturday: The progressive political podcast “Pod Save America” comes to HBO for a four-part miniseries focusing on the 2018 midterm elections | Sunday: Jennifer Garner takes the lead on HBO’s new family comedy, “Camping”; an old Adult Swim favorite returns after over a decade with “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law.

FilmRupert Everett takes on the role of sharp-tongued playwright Oscar Wilde living out his last days in “The Happy Prince”; the biopic “First Man” relies on Ryan Gosling as legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong during the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon; Dakota Johnson and Chris Hemsworth highlight the star-studded noir thriller “Bad Times at the El Royale.

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Music — Alternative rock forefather Elvis Costello’s new album Look Now features collaborations with Burt Bacharach and Carole King; the Philadelphia-bred indie rocker Kurt Vile releases his latest studio album, Bottle It In; guitar hero Tom Morello jams with a plethora of guest stars on his new solo album, The Atlas Underground.

SportsMLB postseason action continues with the American League and National League Division series matchups; Washington visits New Orleans on Monday Night Football, and this week’s Thursday night game features the New York Giants and the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

Fashion — Fans who have yet to be alienated by Kanye West might be interested in a duo of Yeezy/Adidas “Calabasas” track pants releasing on Oct. 13;  New York-based visual artist Daniel Arsham collaborates with Adidas for the release of the Futurecraft 4D, dropping Oct. 12.

Gaming — First-person shooter competitors will be lining up for the latest Call of Duty entry, Black Ops 4; Nintendo fans will celebrate the Halloween season by playing Luigi’s Mansion on 3DS.

Events — Tame Impala, A$AP Rocky, Santigold and many more artists highlight the Bay Area’s Treasure Island Music Festival Oct. 13-14; Southern California’s Desert Daze invites acts like My Bloody Valentine, Warpaint, and Jarvis Cocker on Oct. 12-14; hard rockers System of a Down, Deftones, and Alice in Chains headline Sacramento’s Aftershock Festival Oct. 13-14.

Weekend In Brief

Texas’ Governor said he was open to decriminalization in the Lone Star State. . . . Canadians pondered their new travel liberties as legalization day (Oct. 17) approaches. . . . Utah residents learned about a compromise bill to override Proposition 2, a medical cannabis initiative on the ballot. . . . Dispensaries started chipping in to fight breast cancer. . . . And Leafly challenged its readers to find the biggest cannabis tree in the US. It’s part of a month of harvest content dubbed “#croptober”.

Motivation Quote

If you can’t say love /

I’ll say it for you /

Travel the globe and tell everyone to aim love towards you /

The feeling’s better than bass drums /

I’m not the only person that’s able to read the letter on your face, hun

Visionaries — If You Can’t Say Love

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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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