We’ve lost track of which day it is—this break’s been so long. But we hope everyone is in position for an amazing New Year’s Eve and 2019. Now, what’s coming up? The sativa Champagne is back, Dr. Who has a New Year’s special, and Steph Curry’s new sneakers come out. Here’s your pop culture + cannabis pairings for the week of Dec. 31-Jan. 6—let’s Hit This!
Sativa to Watch — Skip the headache from sparkling wine with the legendary strain, Champagne. This mysterious, old-school sativa hybrid has popped back up in California, courtesy of the brand Flow Kana. We found full-season sungrown cuts available for Leafly Pickup at Palm Springs Safe Access. Champagne is a reported cross of Boost and Tangelo.
Productivity Hack — Skip the post-holiday lines at dispensaries with Leafly Pickup in California.
Productive Product — The AbsolutExtracts AC:DC 1:1 cartridge. Equal parts THC and CBD for functional effects. Spotted for Leafly Pickup in Los Angeles.Looking For Legal Cannabis Near You?
Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac—Store cannabis for winter. Experiment with making cannabutter and bubble hash with fine trim. Acquire new types of seeds and a new indoor grow setup for 2019.
TV — Monday: Taylor Swift’s concert special for her “Reputation” stadium tour airs on Netflix | Tuesday: Check out the Dr. Who New Year’s special, “Resolution,” on BBC America | Thursday: DC Comics’ Batman origin series “Gotham” returns for its fifth and final season on Fox | Sunday: The 2019 Golden Globes on NBC celebrates last year’s best achievements in film and television.
Film — It’s Hollywood’s dump season, starting with the release of the ho-hum psychological thrillers “Escape Room” and “The Vanishing”.
Music — Synth pop’s Twin Shadow dropped a holiday surprise with two versions of an unreleased track, “Broken Horses.”
Sports — The NFL playoffs begin this weekend with the wild card round of matchups; rumors abound as the 2019 winter transfer window opens up for European football clubs.
Fashion — Jordan brand releases the first iteration of Russell Westbrook’s new signature shoe, the “Why Not Zer0.2”; Bay Area superstar Steph Curry honors an Oakland landmark with the “Fox Theater” colorway of his Curry 6 sneaker from Under Armour.
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Events — Southern California’s Countdown NYE rings in the new year with Alison Wonderland, Dillon Francis, and Afrojack Dec. 31; the Holy Ship! Music festival and vacation cruise brings A-Trak, DJ Z-Trip, and Zeds Dead to Miami Jan. 5-12.
Weekend in Brief
Gelato became Leafly’s Strain of the Year. . . . Texas has a dozen cannabis law reform bills awaiting the legislature’s return this January. . . . And here’s 24 cannabis predictions that will come true in 2019.
I’m just a poor boy / I need no sympathy
Because I’m easy come, easy go / little high, little low
Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me / to me