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New Strains Alert: Golden Soda, Jericho Haze, Piña Collision, and More

Leafly’s New Strains Alert is an ongoing series that announces cannabis strains recently added to our database. Leave a rating and review for any you’ve tried, or find out if a strain is available in your area, by clicking through to the strain page.


This week we have four new cuts from Calyx Garden, including Golden Soda, a cross of Grape Soda and Golden Goat. This combination of two sweet favorites fashions a strain with a unique terpene profile and balanced effects. Grape Soda’s Tahoe OG Kush lineage is a strong counterpoint to Golden Goat’s tropical and uplifting bent. O’Gezus, Jericho Haze, and Piña Collision also offer great flavors and effects for consumers on either side of the indica-sativa spectrum. This series of strains brings a unique OG cross, an Indian landrace sativa, and a fruity, spacey mashup that is sure to enhance your weekend as “the long dark” of fall settles in.

Have fun, be well, and roll on.

Not much is known about MTG Seed’s Piña Collision other than its genetic background of Jamaican Pineapple and Blue Nebula. This sativa-dominant strain expresses a sweet, citrus-forward scent that is a tart mixture of orange and pineapple. Piña Collision has an average flowering time of 9-10 weeks and generates a solid yield for attentive growers. Utilize Piña Collision to stimulate the body while elevating mood.

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O’Gezus is an indica-dominant collaboration between Dark Heart Nursery’s Fire OG and Humboldt Seed Company’s Humboldt OG. This unique strain was plucked by Dark Heart Nursery during a 2017 phenotype hunt. O’Gezus was picked for its “mean” look, expressing serrated fan leaves and dark coloration. It also exhibits a delightful Kush aroma with subtle notes of gas on the finish. Known to offer pain relief, mood elevation, and physical sedation that gets progressively heavier with continued consumption, enjoy O’Gezus near the end of the day to maximize its relaxing effects.

Golden Soda by Calyx Garden is a hybrid strain created by crossing Grape Soda and Golden Goat. This strain combines the sweet indica-leaning phenotype of Tahoe OG Kush (Grape Soda) with the bright, tropical flavors and effects of Golden Goat, creating a strain that is equally unique in fragrance and effect. Golden Soda’s aroma is a mixture of pine, lavender, and sweet, earthy grape. Its balanced effects improve mood while taking the edge off pain.

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Sugar Calyx by Calyx Garden is a trichome-covered cross of Platinum Calyx and Dutch Treat. These two distinct strains come together to offer consumers a unique terpene profile of pungent sweetness and pine while imbuing the body with happy relaxation that lingers for hours. This hybrid is a quality choice for consumers looking to abate nausea and pain while enhancing mood. According to Calyx Garden, Sugar Calyx is one of the frostiest strains on their growing roster.

Golden Calyx by Calyx Garden in a sativa-dominant cross of a Platinum Calyx father and a Golden Goat mother. The Golden Calyx phenotype was chosen for its unique expression of the best attributes of its parent. This includes a mind-boggling aroma of piña colada, bubble gum, and lavender alongside uplifting physical effects that help stave off fatigue and nausea. Golden Calyx produces a healthy yield over its 8 to 9 week flowering cycle.

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Platinum Calyx by Calyx Garden is a hybrid cross of Grape Calyx and Platinum Girl Scout Cookies. This strain expresses predominantly Platinum Girl Scout Cookie attributes, but offers a sweeter, fruitier terpene profile of berry and spiced pastries. The soothing physical effects make this strain pleasant to consume at a variety of doses and can assist in relieving headaches and inflammation in some cases. Platinum Calyx also has a touch of whimsical introspection, making this an ideal strain to decompress with at the end of the day.

Jericho Haze in an Indian landrace sativa that was transplanted stateside by Vidl of Oregon. This strain was backcrossed to emphasize and stabilize its alluring attributes, including a sweet melon and strawberry aroma and energetic physical effects. Jericho Haze offers an intense physical energy that hits hard and fades slow, leading to a stimulated appetite as the high fades. Its dark leaves and copper hairs are a stark contrast against the frosted, nearly blue buds that develop over a naturally long flowering cycle. Utilize Jericho Haze to combat lethargy while stimulating appetite.


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Infographic: The Fastest-Trending Cannabis Strain in Every State in 2017

Strain trends change fast. The infographic below shows the fastest-trending strain in every state in the nation (and Washington, DC) in 2017. You’ll see some similarities as well as several differences when you compare the map below to our map of the fastest-trending strains in every state in 2016.

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Infographic: The Fastest-Trending Cannabis Strain in Every State (and D.C.) in 2016

To determine these strains, we omitted low-traffic outliers from our data, then looked at which strains had enjoyed the fastest increase in traffic from each individual market since the beginning of the year. A few data-driven takeaways about the evolving cannabis market are listed below.

The Hottest Marijuana Strains in Every State in the USA | LeaflyClick to view enlarged image. (Amy Phung/Leafly)

Nationwide Strain Trend Takeaways in 2017

More states are searching indicas than sativas. Indicas are often sedative stress relievers, and 2017 has been a stressful year. Perhaps that’s why more people across the US are searching indicas now than in 2016, when only four states’ fastest-trending strains were indicas.

A more diverse array of lesser-known strains is represented. As more markets legalize and consumers quickly learn about the wide variety of options available to them, they’re less likely to be searching well-known strains like Blue Dream and Green Crack, and more interested in learning about the likes of Purple Trainwreck, Game Changer, or Mendo Breath.

Kush strains are popular nationwide. Banana Kush, Orange Kush, Lemon Kush, Blueberry Kush, Obama Kush, Bubba Kush, and Platinum Bubba Kush are all represented.

Many strains are trending in multiple places, but none dominate public interest. Strawberry Cough, Platinum OG, Gelato, Bubba Kush, Grape Ape, Cheese, NYC Diesel, Platinum Bubba Kush, and AK-47 are all trending in two states, but no strain is currently trending fastest in three or more states. 

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Cannabis Strain Trends in the Eastern and Western US

The Fastest-Trending Marijuana Strains in the Western United States | LeaflyClick to view enlarged image. (Amy Phung/Leafly)

The West Coast still loves a balanced hybrid. Just like last year, Washington, Oregon, and California searches for hybrid strains are trending, though this year they’re for different strains: Liberty Haze in Washington, Rudeboi OG in Oregon, and (appropriately for the Golden State), 24k Gold in California.

The Fastest-Trending Marijuana Strains in the Eastern United States | LeaflyClick to view enlarged image. (Amy Phung/Leafly)

The East Coast and Midwest are less interested in sativas. Last year, we saw a majority of budding interest in sativa strains concentrated in the eastern half of the country, and particularly in the Southern US. Now in these areas, only Mississippi, Arkansas, and Vermont are still riding the sativa train.

A few results may be misleading. For instance, there’s a good chance at least some in Wisconsin meant to search for cheese, the food, rather than Cheese, the strain. Then again, you never know.


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Smoke This, Play That Vol. 5: Jhene Aiko, Rapsody, Floral Canyon, and More

I can’t even lie, I’m so excited to tell you about this month’s volume of Smoke This, Play That. I’m finally finding the groove/vibe I look for, which means I’ll be providing even better stoner jams for your earbuds. Let’s get to the musical suggestions and strain pairings so you can get high and go on audio adventures.

Jhene Aiko – Trip

Keeping it 100% organic, Trip is the single best “Yo, Let’s Get High” album to ever grace a Smoke This, Play That list. It’s right up there with Full Circle by Oliver.

Jhene Aiko has such a unique and special voice that it’s so hard not to become fully engulfed in its whispery nature. With this project, she’s finally found the perfect sound to match that voice, and it all comes together in such a musically-pleasing cocktail.

Trip is meant to sound and feel like a 22-song psychedelic trip, and boy does Aiko deliver on that goal. It’s deep; it’s personal; it’s soul-touching; it’s everything you want when you’re getting high and letting your thoughts wander. Close your eyes and sit back to this one. You will not be disappointed.

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Strain: LSD

A psychedelic album needs a psychedelic strain, and LSD is the exact definition of that. It delivers a wavy head high that goes all too well with this album. Plus, the very first song on this album is called “LSD.” I mean, come on.

Gabrielle B. – Shift

Gabrielle B. is an artist out of Oklahoma City that I slipped on this past weekend, and boy am I glad I did. That girl got soul and her voice makes me want to sit in a garden full of raspberries and get high for hours as hummingbirds hover above me on some “Wow, This Is So Peaceful” type shit. It’s definitely the type of album that you play if you want to bask in the sunlight for hours.

Strain: Blue Dream

I tried not to pair this album with Blue Dream. There are so many euphoric strains that I could have picked any of them, but when I heard this album during one of my workday walks, my very first thought was, “Wow, I wish had some Blue Dream.”

Gabrielle B.’s voice sounds like a dream, the album makes you feel as if you’re floating, and it all reminds me of how I felt when I was walking around Seattle with a pre-roll of BD, living my most peaceful life. So yeah, Blue Dream is the answer.

Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom

I let this album ride for the first time while I was in the gym knocking out a beasty back/biceps day, and every couple sets I had to step back and listen to the lyrics because this woman was rapping her ass off. By the end of my workout, I couldn’t wait to get home and get high so I could really sit and catch every single drop of science she was kicking over the sound waves.

You should smoke something and play this immediately, do you hear me? It’s one of the best projects of 2017, hands down.

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Strain: Cinderella 99

Cinderella 99’s a sativa-dominant hybrid that punches you in the chest and turns your brain into a complete haze. It’s one of the most ideal strains I can think of for Laila’s Wisdom. You’ll be smacked on it, but it’s not going to force you into a high coma, which is perfect for this album because you really need a super cerebral high that’ll force you to sit and analyze every single element of this music.

Cut Copy – Haiku From Zero

I got high and went on a long car ride to this album, and if I told you I didn’t smile through the entire 42 minutes of musical euphoria, I’d be lying. This is the type of music that makes you want to go outside and dance in an open field of blue bonnets for no apparent reason. Matter fact, get high and go do that. “Black Rainbows” will have your toes a-tappin’, baby.

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Strain: Green Crack

Much like Gabrielle B. and Blue Dream, I heard this Cut Copy album and immediately thought of Green Crack. It’s a sativa that’ll have you up, alert, and happy. That’s how I felt when listening to this album, just straight loose as a goose.

Floral Canyon – *repeat repeat

I’ve never heard of Floral Canyon, but I slipped up on this album and it is so good. SO GOOD. So good that I’m currently googling their tour dates so I can experience “Ghost” in real life. I played *repeat repeat just to check it out, and by the end of it I was covered in sweat from how hard I was rocking out.

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Strain: Jack Herer

I’m going to be honest, I saw this album cover and it reminded me of the Jack Herer Leafly t-shirt that I have in my closet, so I was going to pair *repeat repeat with Jack Herer no matter what. Luckily, the high from Jack Herer goes with the high from this album. It’s a sativa that offers an uplifting/happy high that doesn’t overwhelm any body part; it’ll just make you feel like, “Okay, yeah. I’m high. I’m here. I’m present. Let’s do this.” So will this album.

As always, here’s the monthly playlist for your eardrums featuring some real deep cuts and stoner vibes: Smoke This, Play That Vol. 5 iTunes Playlist


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Watch This: Action Bronson and Ricky Williams Play ‘Know Your Strain’

‘Know Your Strain’ is a cannabis-themed game show presented by The Ringer. I’m not sure if it’ll be a series or if this was just a one-off kind of thing but regardless, this episode’s contestants are the rapper (and former chef) Action Bronson and former pro running back Ricky Williams, who we know is willing to sacrifice millions of dollars just to be alone in the wilderness with his beloved cannabis.

It’s a really simple concept where they’re basically flashed random words and have to decide if they represent real or fake strains. The game honestly looks like a lot of fun, especially if you’re stoned while playing it. As you watch the clip, you’ll definitely find yourself thinking, “Yo, I would kill this shit,” so light up your favorite strain and play along with the big boys.


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New Strains Alert: Electric Lemonade, Platinum Sour Diesel, White LSD, and More

Leafly’s New Strains Alert is an ongoing series that announces cannabis strains recently added to our database. Leave a rating and review for any you’ve tried, or find out if a strain is available in your area by clicking through to the strain page.


Salutations and welcome back to another New Strains Alert! This week we’re sharing a couple user-submitted strains alongside a short list of fine flowers from the folks at Palomar Craft Cannabis out of southern California.

Palomar Craft Cannabis is adding five new strains to the Leafly database, and the new additions I’m most excited about are Electric Lemonade and the Blueberry Bomb. Electric Lemonade, PCC’s in-house favorite, is a tart combination of Tahoe OGandBlue Dream. The happiness-inducing effects mixed with the strain’s sumptuous terpene profile make it sound absolutely incredible. Meanwhile, Blueberry Bomb combines two outstanding indica-leaning and indica-dominant strains, Blueberry and Afghani, to create a potent companion after a long day’s work.

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Our two user-submitted strains are Platinum Sour Diesel and White LSD. Platinum Sour Diesel offers sweeter and more pungent aromas than its parents while still bringing the pow-pow potency to the party. White LSD combines the extremely heady LSD strain with White Widow Max.

As always, check out the latest additions and leave a review for any you’ve tried!

Leafly Electric Lemonade sativa cannabis strain   Electric Lemonade

Electric Lemonade by Palomar Craft Cannabis is a cross of Tahoe OG x Blue Dream. This sativa-dominant strain is a PCC in-house favorite and bridges the gap between sativa and hybrid beautifully, offering energetic physical effects alongside creative mental stimulation. PCC recommends utilizing Electric Lemonade’s uplifting effects to overcome anxiety and nausea. Electric Lemonade emits a strong sour lemonade aroma and offers consumers tart lemon flavors that foretell the strain’s mood-enhancing effects.

Leafly Tangie Sunrise hybrid cannabis strain   Tangie Sunrise

Tangie Sunrise by Palomar Craft Cannabis is like a tall glass of freshly squeezed orange juice in cannabis form. This sativa-dominant hybrid imbues consumers with happy, uplifting effects alongside a moderately energetic body high. Tangie Sunrise’s mood-enhancing effects make it ideal for consumers looking to discard stress, depression, and fatigue while enjoying a seriously citrus-driven terpene profile. This strain is a cross of Jack Herer x Orange Crush and masterfully captures the positive, uplifting tones of both strains.

Leafly Blueberry Bomb hybrid cannabis strain   Blueberry Bomb

Blueberry Bomb is an indica-dominant hybrid created by Palomar Craft Cannabis. This strain is a cross of Blueberry x Afghani and offers semi-weighted physical effects that relax muscles while combating stress and anxiety. The terpene profile is dominated by the scent of fresh blueberries, but underlying notes of orange peel and sweet earth can be present as well. Enjoy this strain near the end of the day to maximize its soothing physical attributes.

Leafly Galactica OG indica cannabis strain   Galactica OG

Galactica OG by Palomar Craft Cannabis is an intensely powerful indica with heavy physical effects. This strain boasts a potent terpene profile thick with pine and earthy aromas. An indica-dominant cross of Saturn OG x Jedi Kush, Galactica OG’s effects hit the consumer with an intense buzz that rushes to the head before settling into the body. Anticipate deeply sedative physical effects that help relieve insomnia and minor physical discomfort while locking consumers to the couch.

Leafly Bright Fire indica cannabis strain   Bright Fire

Bright Fire by Palomar Craft Cannabis is a rewarding yet difficult plant to grow. This strain is a cross between Fire OG and Tangie Sunrise. It has a stunning bud structure “that looks like they’re ready to ignite,” as described by the grower, and a terpene profile rich with pine and citrus. Bright Fire offers consumers physical relaxation while stimulating the appetite. Enjoy this strain later in the day to harness its gorgeous semi-sedative effects.

Leafly Platinum Sour Diesel hybrid cannabis strain   Platinum Sour Diesel

Platinum Sour Diesel is a cross of Sour Diesel and Platinum OG. This sativa-dominant hybrid grows tall, lanky stalks that require a bit of topping and training. The plant pops pungent, airy buds that reek of fuel while having an element of sweetness its Sour Diesel parent does not. Platinum Sour Diesel has a 9 to 10 week flowering time and benefits from a slightly more acidic soil pH. Enjoy this strain for its uplifting effects and creative buzz.

Leafly White LSD sativa cannabis strain   White LSD

White LSD is a heady sativa-dominant cross of LSD and White Widow Max. This strain flourishes outdoors, stretching outward and upward over its elongated 12-14 week flowering cycle. While White LSD may take longer than most, patient growers are rewarded with generous yields. It has intensely cerebral effects with longevity and potency, so consumers would be wise to clear their schedules beforehand.


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Smoke This, Watch That: Movie and TV Picks for October 2017

This month’s Smoke This, Watch That is probably the best yet. There’s some prime stoner content in here, so let’s not even waste time with an intro—it’s time to discuss movies and strains.

First up: what are we smoking?

Strains to Enjoy

Albert Walker

Leafly Albert Walker hybrid cannabis strain

Albert Walker is one of the best-smelling and tasting buds I’ve ever smoked. I peeped it when I was in Portland, and it had ya boy in that “Yo, just put something on and please don’t talk to me right now” kind of stuck mode.

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Alaskan Thunder Fuck

Leafly Alaskan Thunder Fuck sativa cannabis strain

I usually go straight indica for these strain suggestions, but ATF is a great strain to smoke and chill on. It produces one of those highs that hits you in the face at first, but as time progresses, it starts to creep throughout the body and you start to feel higher, and higher, and higher, until out of nowhere you think, “HEY MOM! THE MEATLOAF! WE WANT IT NOW!”

Cherry Pie

Leafly Cherry Pie hybrid cannabis strain

Cherry Pie is my shiiit. Whew! It’s a feel-good strain that’ll stick to your bones for quite some time. And don’t let the name fool you. It’s a hybrid whose high feels closer to the indica side due to the body effects it’ll hit you with. Smoke this and you won’t immediately pass out, but you’ll definitely want to kick back and relax in your own zone. And then you’ll pass out.

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What to Watch in October 2017

Orange County (2002)

Platform: HBO GO

Genre: Comedy (movie)

Mood: You Just Want to Get Stoned and Laugh at Some Dumb Shit

Orange County’s one of those stupid movies that you know is stupid, but that’s exactly why you love it. It stars Colin Hanks (son of Forrest Gump) and Jack Black as two brothers who, after a guidance counselor sends the wrong transcript to Stanford, go on a quest to right that wrong. But what ensues? Pure fuckery, that’s what. If you’re looking for a silly billy nilly type of flick, this is what you need.

Little Evil (2017)

Platform: Netflix

Genre: Horror/Comedy (movie)

Mood: You’re Craving a Little Suspense, But You Want to Have Fun With It

Netflix has been surprising the shit out of me lately with its original content. Last month we talked about What Happened to Monday, and this month Little Evil is up to bat. It stars Adam Scott as a man who marries a woman with a possessed demon child, and he has to figure out how to not only maintain his marriage, but also exorcise this kid. It’s hilarious, but there are still creepy elements that make the hairs on your arms stand up, which is why it’s perfect for the aforementioned mood.

American Ultra (2015)

Platform: Amazon Prime Instant Video

Genre: Action/Comedy (movie)

Mood: You Want to Get a Little Weird on Some Stoner Shit

I saw American Ultra in theaters on one of my “I’m way too stoned to stay in the house” nights, and I was fairly pleased with it. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as a dude who was basically trained as a weapon for the CIA, and then they decide that he poses a threat to their operation so they send out the “Go get him” message to their shooters, but…well…their shooters aren’t messing with the kid.

I’d never sell it as the best movie ever or anything, but it’s definitely perfect for Smoke This, Watch That because it’s 1) for sure a stoner flick, 2) has a love story that keeps your attention, and 3) has gunfire and blood spilling galore. Plus the cinematography is super dope.

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Creed (2015)

Platform: Amazon Prime Instant Video

Genre: Drama/Action (movie)

Mood: You Need Something That’ll Get You Hyped Enough to Chase Some Goals

Creed stars Michael B. Jordan as Apollo Creed’s son who goes to be trained by Rocky Balboa in an effort to make his own name in boxing. It’s one of the best movies I’ve seen in recent times, and Michael B. should’ve gotten all the awards for it, but we won’t talk about that. It’s the type of movie that you get high and watch, then suddenly find yourself energetic as hell and ready to unleash a 74-hit combo on the nearest punching bag.

Addiction Incorporated (2011)

Platform: Hulu

Genre: Documentary (movie)

Mood: You Want a Documentary That’ll Teach You Something You Knew, But Didn’t Know You Knew

Addiction Incorporated is a documentary about how the tobacco industry used to the sell the dream of “Nicotine is not addictive” while they were doing research and experiments to make sure nicotine is addictive. Complete with flashback videos and court footage, it stars the scientists who were in charge of the experiments and were also at the forefront of exposing the tobacco CEOs’ lies. It’s pretty fascinating and also feels like a thriller because the whole time you’re almost like a fly on the wall of a courtroom, just waiting for shit to the hit the fan. There were even times where I had to pause it and regain my composure because my anxiety was through the roof.

Dying Laughing (2016)

Platform: Hulu

Genre: Documentary (movie)

Mood: You Want a Documentary That’ll Generate Some Self-Reflection

Starring all of your favorite and most legendary comedians, Dying Laughing is an intimate documentary that details the pain and horrors that go on behind the scenes in the stand-up comedy world. The comedians sit in a chair and explain their trials and tribulations from starting out in stand-up, how trash touring can be, and ultimately how stand-up comedy might be fun for the audience, but the game can be absolute torture for the comedians. It’s pretty interesting and very worth your time.

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Animal Fight Night (2013-present)

Platform: Netflix

Genre: Documentary series

Mood: You Just Want to Get High and Watch Some Wild Nature Shit

Animals be fightin’, animals be fightin’. You can’t stop animals from fightin’. This is a three-episode doc about—you guessed it—animals in nature fighting to the death, not only for survival reasons, but also for petty-ass reasons. (Elephant seals get down.)

George Carlin: Life Is Worth Losing (2005)

Platform: Amazon Prime

Genre: Stand-up comedy special

Mood: You Want to Laugh at the World, Then Think and Get Mad at the World Again

Carlin is rude, crude, and right up in your face with this special about, well, everything that’s wrong with the world and how everyone is stupid. He talks about education for children being trash, America’s problem with consumerism in the forms of overeating and shopping, but mostly he talks about death and all the taboo subjects surrounding it: suicide; assassination; torture; beheadings. It’s extremely dark, but man, it’s so damn good. R.I.P. to the legend.

Chris D’Elia: Man on Fire (2017)

Platform: Netflix

Genre: Stand-up comedy special

Mood: You Just Want to Laugh at Some Goofy Shit

You already know what you’re getting from Chris D’Elia: jokes about how stupid you are (and everyone else). But man, his impressions and all those quirky-ass voices are so damn funny. Man on Fire was hilarious. I’ve never been the biggest fan of his brand of comedy, but I’m starting to come around. Dude’s got talent.

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Atlanta (2016-present)

Platform: Hulu/FXNOW

Genre: Comedy/Drama (TV)

Mood: You Want a Show That’ll Pull You in on a Personal Level, Not Just Entertain You

Atlanta is one of the single greatest TV shows to ever exist, and I’m so glad it’s finally on a streaming platform that doesn’t force me to watch 76 advertisements during viewing, because that FXNow app experience was pure hell for anyone who wanted to rewatch or catch up. It stars Donald Glover as a man trying to find his way in the world, who begins managing his cousin, up-and-coming rapper Paperboy. But really, it’s a show about the black experience from an angle that’s about life in the hood, but really life in general. It’s so smart, it’s so funny, it’s so raw and real, it’s…man, it’s special. If you haven’t checked it out, now’s your chance.


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Meet the People Who Sent Cannabis Into Space

A cannabis experiment of galactic proportions took place over Phoenix, Arizona, in a daring and unusual feat in an effort to answer the age-old question: What happens when you send cannabis into space?

Herban Planet teamed up with Scottsdale cannabis dispensary Level Up for a foray into the unknown. The group packaged up one pound of top-quality Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies to send into the upper stratosphere.

Enlisting the services of Sent Into Space, a company that specializes in—you guessed it—sending stuff into space, Herban Planet worked with Sent Into Space co-founder Dr. Chris Rose, Ph.D., to ensure that all proper measures were in place for the experiment to be a success. Leafly spoke to the leaders of this astronomical project to hear more about what they were looking to accomplish and what exactly happens when you blast marijuana up among the stars.

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The Team Behind the Idea

(Courtesy of Herban Planet)

Tagan Dering is the Chief Product Officer for the company Herban Planet, which he described as a “full ecosystem” for the cannabis community, including education, news, a glossary, and more. “We’re just coming to market, so everybody got together and said, ‘What can we do to make a big splash?’ and let everybody know, ‘Hey, we’re here!’” he recalled. “And somebody had the idea: What if we send marijuana into space?”

Dering reflected back on the brainstorm that led to the space venture. “We talked about it and did some engineering, and before we knew it, we sent a pound of marijuana up into space!” he said.

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Herban Planet devised the concept of Space Weed Bro—cannabis that is literally out of this world. “We’re not a dispensary, so we never took custody of the cannabis. That’s really important” from a legal perspective, Dering explained.

“Level Up came to the site, they stayed with the product the entire time, [and] they chased it down with us. None of our people even touched the product,” he said. “All of the packaging and stuff came in today, and Space Weed Bro goes on sale starting Monday.”

Dr. Rose of Sent Into Space introduced himself and his company as the “Near Space Experts,” having devised an entire business model behind sending objects, plants, organic matter, food, and even a spliff sponsored by Viceland into the upper atmosphere. This experiment will be slightly different, however.

The Science Behind the Experiment

(Courtesy of Herban Planet)

Talking a mile a minute, Dr. Rose described the various possible changes his team hopes to measure in the cannabis that made the perilous journey into temperatures as extreme as -94 degrees Fahrenheit.

“We’re very interested to take a look at and see just what effect these adverse conditions had on the marijuana.”

Dr. Chris Rose, Ph.D., co-founder of Sent Into Space

“We are sending things into adverse conditions that aren’t found on Earth,” he explained. “We’re very interested to take a look at and see just what effect these adverse conditions had on the marijuana. It could be that the exposure to additional UV has had an effect, the solar radiation could certainly have had an effect, the blast freezing by temperature, above the atmosphere could have had an effect—all things that we intend to use the technology at our disposal to try and divulge.”

Dering chimed in, “He’s going to come back, take some samples, take it back to the lab, and test it to see if the molecular structure changed.”

In the video of the experiment (embedded below), you can see the condensation build up on the inside of the glass cube housing the cannabis. As the sample floats further and further up, the condensation crystalizes in the extreme conditions.

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Dr. Rose described the testing processes that the space weed will undergo to determine molecular structure changes. “The first would be to look at a visual change, so we would use a scanning electron microscope to essentially do what a conventional microscope can’t,” he said. “A scanning electron microscope uses very powerful magnets to deflect light down, which essentially lets us look down to almost the atomic level.”

“Secondly, what would be really interesting is to take what is called an Edx or a bromine test,” Dr. Rose added. “It uses the scanning electron microscope to focus on an area and fire a concentrated beam of ions at it. An ion is an atom that has had electrons removed from it, and it’s firing at, say, one of the crystals or the core structure of the marijuana. What we then do is we barrage it on a very small scale. We measure the energy of the electrons that are picked out.”

“You’re probably wondering why we do this,” he elaborated. “The reason is because we can analyze what gets picked off. We can get a fingerprint, a DNA structure, if you like, that tells us in graphical form and hard data what is physically different about this marijuana [compared to] the marijuana that hasn’t been sent into space.”

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The Main Event

(Courtesy of Herban Planet)

After multiple trial runs, the team set up its equipment outside of Phoenix, Arizona. The point of entry into space is technically considered 19.2 kilometers (11.9 miles) above Earth, but this cosmic team was determined to reach even further out into the universe.

Using an inflated weather balloon with GPS to provide lift, these amateur cosmonauts sent one pound of premium Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies cannabis from Phoenix all the way up to 32 kilometers (19.8 miles) above Earth. The team tracked the clear glass cube and documented the entire event, from launch to space entry and its long descent back into the desert via parachute.

The video crew had an onboard camera strapped to the cannabis package, as well as various drones and ground video crews to ensure that the historic event was captured completely.

At 131,208 feet, or 32 kilometers (19.8 miles), the meteorological balloon finally exploded from the pressure in the vacuum of space, sending the box of cannabis plummeting back towards Earth. The team tracked the package, following the GPS into the middle of the Arizona desert, where the crew retrieved the galactic ganja.

The results of this experiment will likely take at least a month to process, but in the meantime, the first cannabis to get intergalactically, out-of-this-world high, Space Weed Bro, will be available exclusively at Level Up dispensary in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“Space Weed Bro goes on sale starting Monday,” Dering exclaimed. “Smoke at your own risk!”


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5 Cannabis Breeders Who Have Changed the World of Modern Cannabis

Evidence suggests that cannabis cultivation dates as far back as 12,000 years, making it one of the oldest farmed crops. Since then, cannabis genetics have been selected and bred to better serve the needs of different human populations. The last 50 years has seen a dramatic leap in quality, potency, and diversity of cannabis that can be directly attributed to breeders. Here are five of my personal favorite cannabis breeders who have brought legendary genetics to market.

TGA Genetics

Popular Strains: Agent Orange, Chernobyl, Jack the Ripper, Qrazy Train, Querkle, Jesus OG, Ace of Spades

Subcool of TGA Genetics initially took an interest in breeding as a grower and consumer who wasn’t satisfied with what was available to him. After decades of breeding alongside his partner MzJill, Subcool has created a long line of potent, flavorful, high-yielding strains. His genetics are found in gardens up and down the West Coast.

Dedicated to his work, Subcool takes time to thoroughly explore his strains before making them available to the masses. New genetics are sent out to a community of farmers for testing before they are publicly released. Subcool has a knack for selecting quality father stock, which has been key to his success with breeding strains. He recently received the High Times lifetime achievement award for his work in cannabis.

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Exotic Genetix

Popular Strains: Kimbo Kush, Cookies and Cream, Lemon Meringue

Based out of Washington state, Exotic Genetix formed in 2008 and has been snagging Cannabis Cups annually since 2012. It has since developed a line of potent genetics and is best known for its award-winning Kimbo Kush and Cookies and Cream, both bred from a Starfighter f2 father. Over the years, Exotic Genetix has released staple strains that are unique in flavor, impressive in potency, and stunning in appearance.

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DJ Short

Popular Strains: Blueberry, Flo

DJ Short is the legend behind the widely famous Blueberry strain. The illustrious and elusive breeder has been working with cannabis since the 1970s, a time when the plant was generally lacking in refinement. By paying close attention to phenotype expression, DJ Short began to discover the flavor profiles of cannabis alongside growth traits and effects.

Once unlocking the potential of cannabis, DJ Short’s genetics took center stage in the spotlight. While he has never has been a very public figure in the community, he remains among the most respected cannabis breeders. His genetics weren’t bred with the intention to maximize THC or yield, but as a way to explore and showcase the diversity of cannabis. This approach to breeding has given rise to many unique strains, giving us a reason to be excited when we encounter something new.

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Soma Seeds

Popular Strains: NYC Diesel, Amnesia Haze, Somango, Lavender

Soma is a longtime breeder from the East Coast who got his start growing cannabis in Vermont in the early 70s. From there, he developed his skills and created numerous award-winning strains such as NYC Diesel, Lavender, and Amnesia Haze. Soma pays close attention to aromatherapy benefits of cannabis, highlighting terpenes that boost the medicinal effects of his strains. Cannabis is both a sacrament and a medicine for Soma, and in his work he aims to deepen the connection between the plant and humans.

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Top Dawg

Popular Strains: Tres Dawg, Stardawg

Another East Coast breeder, Top Dawg is responsible for Tres Dawg, Star Dawg, and JJ’s Nigerian Haze, to name a few. Top Dawg’s strains took off in the early 2000s while breeding with the original Chemdawg, preserving underground genetics in NYC. From there, he’s pushed the envelope with the exploration of Chem and Haze genetics, producing strains that stand up to many of the most esteemed varieties.

The above list does not come close to capturing the world of breeders in the cannabis community. These breeders have been selected for their dedication to the plant and the community, but there are many more out there like them. Knowing the true source of your genetics allows you to fully appreciate the strain beyond the grower who planted the seed, so next time you try a strain you love, remember there’s a breeder behind it that raised it with care over generations.


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New Strains Alert: Washing Machine, Forbidden Fruit, and More

Leafly’s New Strains Alert is an ongoing series that announces cannabis strains recently added to our database. Leave a rating and review for any you’ve tried, or find out if a strain is available in your area, by clicking through to the strain page.


In this week’s New Strains Alert, we’re showing some love for Ripper Seeds out of Barcelona, Spain.

Ripper Seeds’ Washing Machine and Zombie Kush share a Bubba Kush ancestor that adds weighed physical relaxation to the overall composition of the strains’ effects. Toxic and Lemon Ice lean predominantly on Haze genetics, in the form of Lemon Haze and Ripper Haze, for their strong cerebral effects as well as their specific genetic resistance to certain types of mold and pests.

Forbidden Fruit’s mouthwatering cross of two of my favorite strains (Cherry Pie x Tangie) make it a must have for terpene lovers seeking a complex bouquet and well-rounded effects. But if you’re seeking a stinky OG that will lay you out, look no further than Tuna OG. This strain’s intense skunky aroma is the first cut into a prime grade of sedative cannabis.

Bookmark these strains and check back to learn where to find them near you. Puff, puff, peace!

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Acid Dough by Ripper Seeds is a sativa-dominant strain with energetic effects. Created by crossing Lilly (Queen Mother x Congo) x OG Badazz, this strain offers sweet, candy-like aromas with bright pineapple flavors and a generous yield. Acid Dough has an approximate 65-70 day flowering time and colorful foliage. This strain responds well to cold temperatures during the finishing process, creating buds with deep violet hues and extra resin production. Acid Dough won 2nd Place Best Sativa at the 2017 Spannabis Champions Cups and 2nd Place at the 2016 Expogrow Cup.

Forbidden Fruit is the mouthwatering cross of Cherry Pie x Tangie. This sumptuous genetic cross expresses a beautiful dense bud structure with deep purple hues, dark green foliage, and wiry orange hairs. The terpene profile is a perfect mixture of Cherry Pie’s musky, sweet cherry undertones and Tangie’s loud tropical flavors. There are also notes of pine, mango, and passionfruit candy. The effects hit hard between the eyes and lay into the body with each hit. Forbidden Fruit’s deep physical relaxation and mental stoniness make it perfect for dulling minor physical discomfort and discarding stress.

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Lemon Ice by Ripper Seeds is a sativa-dominant strain created from Lemon Haze x Afghani. This collision of opposites creates a unique strain with columnar bud structures that adapts well to “sea of green” growing methods. The strain is also known for its furry buds knotted with pistils and a spicy, citrus-forward aroma. Lemon Ice does have a longer than average flowering time of 75-85 days, but patient gardeners are rewarded with a more than generous yield. Ripper Seeds defines the effects as “bearable,” which translates to “mind your dosage” as strong sativa effects can be hard to handle for those prone to anxiety.

Tuna OG (or OG Tuna Kush) is a 50/50 hybrid cross of OG Kush and Black Tuna. This strain’s robust potency and strong one-two punch to the body and mind make it ideal for seasoned cannabis consumers. The loud terpene profile is also something to take note of, consisting of an overwhelming skunk aroma with intermittent floral and earthy notes. The buds express rust-red hairs and deep emerald greenery that makes the mouth water when coupled with the strain’s intoxicating aroma. Remember to mind your dosage while enjoying Tuna OG, as its strong effects will debilitate even the most seasoned cannabis consumer.

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Toxic is a strain created from two of Ripper Seeds’ most award-winning strains, Ripper Haze and Criminal. This combination bends supplementary parts of the Haze and Critical Mass lineages to fashion a potent and dense flower with natural resistance to pests and mold. This natural resistance alongside the 60-65 day flowering time make Toxic an ideal strain for outdoor growers. Its abundance of trichomes and overall resin production also make it a perfect strain for extracting. Toxic won 1st Prize Resins at the 2016 Expogrow Cup in Spain.

Washing Machine by Ripper Seeds is a funky cut created by crossing Exodus Cheese with Bubba Kush. It emits a delicate aroma of moist earth and anise, with effects that lay heavily on the body. This strain’s stout physical effects are designed for heavyweight cannabis consumers and may overwhelm unseasoned smokers. It has a snappy 60-65 day flowering time, and the breeder recommends truncating its vegetative cycle due to its incredible desire to stretch. Washing Machine won 3rd Prize for Outdoor Flower at the 2017 THC Cup.

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Zombie Kush by Ripper Seeds comes from two different Kush genetics, resulting in hues of purple embedded within its trichome-laden foliage. Created by crossing Sideral (Lavender Kush x Amnesia) with Bubba Kush, Zombie Kush’s unique genetic lineage and complex terpene profile won it 1st Prize at the 2017 Napoli Secret Cup for Best Extract and 1st Prize Indica at the 2016 UCLA Cup. It has enjoyable and potent effects with a snappy indoor flowering time of 55-60 days.


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New Strains Alert: Blue Zkittlez, Gorilla Grips, Bear Dance, and More

Leafly’s New Strains Alert is an ongoing series that announces cannabis strains recently added to our database. Leave a rating and review for any you’ve tried, or find out if a strain is available in your area, by clicking through to the strain page.


Another week on Earth, another New Strains Alert! Summer may have ended, but fall is prime cannabis season whether your indoors or out.

This week we are sharing a couple of Gorilla Glue #4 crosses, including the indica-dominant Gorilla Grips and the clever GG#4 riff, Elmer’s Glue. But these sticky buds aren’t the only feral additions to this week’s New Strains Alert. Bear Dance from 303 Seeds out of Colorado combines the powerful Humboldt Snowcap with a complex, resin-heavy cut of Pure Kush x Uzbeki Hashplant.

Humboldt County also favored us with the addition of Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Humboldt Seed Company. This fascinating cross of Pineapple Trainwreck and Cookie Monster is sure to wow the senses and elevate the mind.

I’d like to offer a big thanks to the breeders, producers, and cannabis-conscious consumers like you that help grow and improve the Leafly strain database every week. We couldn’t do this without you. Cheers and keep rollin’.

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Blue Zkittlez by Dying Breed Seeds is an indica-dominant cross of Blue Diamond and Zkittlez. This odoriferous flower offers a terpene profile of tart citrus, sweet earth, and wildflowers. The physical effects of this strain are mellow and moderately sedating, igniting appetite while weighing on the limbs. Its strong physical effects and uplifting mental high make it a perfect end-of-the-day strain and a nice match for folks contending with stress, restlessness, and pain.

Cowboy Kush by Greenpoint Seeds is a hybrid cross of Hell’s Angels OG and Stardawg. This aromatic hybrid combines the sharpness and sweetness of Hell’s Angels OG and the chemical tartness and astringent aromas of the Stardawg to create a unique, if not challenging terpene profile. The best phenotypes of Cowboy Kush have a balanced combination of these aromas as well as middle-of-the-road mental and physical effects. Enjoy Cowboy Kush to shrug off stress while assisting with inflammation and insomnia.

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Bear Dance is a sativa-dominant hybrid created by 303 Seeds. A cross between a Humboldt Snowcap mother (Humboldt Snow x Haze) and a Pure Kush x Uzbeki Hashplant father, this strain delivers a truly funky aroma and flavor that is dominated by lemon zest and herbal undertones. Bear Dance has a tendency to significantly stretch over its 9-11 week flowering period, so make sure you’ve got the canopy space.

Elmer’s Glue by Relentless Genetics is an embellishment of the potent and famous Gorilla Glue #4. This strain is a cross of Gorilla Glue #4 and The White, and it is considered by some to be an improvement on GG4’s flavor and trichome production. Elmer’s Glue retains the sharp pine, astringent, and fuel aromas of its dominant parent while expressing more subtle sweet, earthy notes on the exhale. Beyond this strain’s incredible trichome coverage, the height, yield, and flowering time are relatively average.

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Gorilla Grips by SinCity Seeds is a hard-hitting indica-dominant strain not meant for unseasoned cannabis consumers. Bred from the well-known Gorilla Glue #4 and SinCity’s own Blue Power stud, Gorilla Grips combines pungent aromas with potent effects. It offers a solid yield and an abundance of trichomes, making it ideal for hash production. This strain’s terpene profile is a mixture of fuel, pine, and sweet, dark fruit, resulting in a one-of-a-kind aroma.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake from Humboldt Seed Company sets the bar high for unique terpene profiles. The product of a vast phenotype hunt throughout Humboldt County, Pineapple Upside Down Cake smells like the pastry of its namesake. Its effects are immediate and rewarding, uplifting the mind and spirit. Trainwreck parentage provides a sharp, loud aroma that is counterbalanced by Cookie Monster’s indica-dominant effects. This strain is said to relax muscles, relieve tension, and improve mood all while offering a deliciously unique flavor and bouquet.

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Purple Frost is an indica-dominant hybrid bred by Resin Snob and produced by Samadhi Farms. This pungent cross of Obama Kush and Skunk #1 offers consumers a bouquet of diesel fuel, spices, and a round, earthy undertone. The strain’s effects are relaxing and peaceful, helping consumers shrug off stress and unwind after a long day. Purple Frost stays true to its name with buds coated in frosty trichomes atop dark purple foliage. These chill effects make it a perfect choice for consumers seeking to abate anxiety while donning a stoney glow.


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