Over the weekend, we returned from long vacations and faced down those New Year’s resolutions. Now, what’s next? Have a beautiful morning with the trending sativa hybrid Tangie Sunrise. Later, pair it with the new season of True Detective, and the NFL season playoffs. Here’s your pop culture and cannabis pairings for the week of Jan. 7-13—let’s Hit This!
Trending Sativa — Tangie Sunrise. Combine the candy-sweet energy of the cultivar Jack Herer with an extra enlivening shot of citrus from Orange Crush. Tangie Sunrise is warming the pacific northwest, from Portland to Seattle.
Productivity Hack — Save time winning debates this year with our handy almanac, Cannabis By The Numbers 2018.
TV — Wednesday: Netflix’s “GODZILLA The Planet Eater” portrays the famous monster in animated form; The relationship comedy “You’re The Worst” goes into its final fifth season on FXX | Thursday: The hit police procedural comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” debuts on NBC after six seasons on Fox | Friday: “The Informer” focuses on a counter-terrorist officer of Pakistani descent, and premieres on Amazon | Sunday: Mahershala Ali and Stephen Dorff play the next pair of sleuthing partners in season 3 of HBO’s “True Detective” anthology series.
Film — Keanu Reeves plays a biologist who attempts to bring his dead family back to life in the sci-fi/suspense flick “Replicas”; the Singaporean Western “Buffalo Boys” successfully merges martial arts with cowboys.
Music — Netflix’s latest success “Bird Box” features a soundtrack scored by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, who just released a haunting 13-minute track that was left out of the film’s final cut.
Sports — The English Premier League side Chelsea paid a fee in excess of $73 million to sign 20-year-old Christian Pulisic, making him the most expensive American-born player in the history of professional soccer.
Fashion — Japanese streetwear brand Cav Empt worked with Nike for two eye-catching colorways of the Air Max 95.
Events — The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, and St. Vincent are throwing the Malibu Love Sesh on Jan. 13 to benefit the community rebuilding from the recent wildfires.
Weekend in Brief
Federal marijuana crime defendants dropped almost 20 percent last year, the Boston Globe reported. . . . Long Island, NY got its third medical dispensary. . . .Fox News personality Tucker Carlson peddled dangerous falsehoods about cannabis use, the Atlantic reports. . . . Former fiction writer Alex Berenson updated reefer madness for 2019 with new book “Tell Your Children” and twin pieces in the Times and Journal — sparking more than 3,000 comments, many criticizing his conclusions. . . . And Washington Gov. Jay Inslee planned to pardon about 3,500 people with cannabis convictions.