5 weed products rapper Problem can’t live without

Last week, West Coast legend Problem dropped a track called “4 the Low.” In the song’s video, you can see the Compton-raised MC talk broad strategy with co-star Wiz Khalifa, bike through Los Angeles’s neighborhood streets — joint on his lips, old-school —  and rhyme with Wiz in front of super-fine rides. 

Woven into a bright and bouncy beat — produced by Problem, Mike & Keys and Vangogh— are two Problem lines that distill the whole vibe:

“Black market on the East side thеy boxed up and got rich

For that same thing they doin’ now homiеs locked up and I’m pissed”

Problem isn’t the first MC to articulate rage over the complexion disparities within legal weed ownership; but there’s something about this rapper’s conviction of delivery that hits at the issue fresh. 

Problem’s hot verse isn’t what’s most remarkable about “4 the Low.” At the video’s bottom runs a faux stock market tracker. The numbers crawl: Viola, Monogram and Dr. Greenthumb — brands operated by celebrities of color — are up. Also up, coincidentally, is Coffee and Kush, best known as a pair of 2020 Problem albums and the coffee mug and pipe that Problem uses in the video. Something more than self promotion, there’s a message in the hip hop artist’s wishful thinking.

“I just think it’s about time for them to allow us to have something that is ours, and let us talk about the way we want to do it,” he said. “When this thing goes federal you’re going to see that the minority people are not as greedy as you think. We want everybody to win. We don’t hate anybody. We just want to make sure we’re alright, too.”

Problem, whose government name is Jason Martin, told Weedmaps that his first edible came from “mama’s kitchen.” His cannabis roots go deep, and can be felt in THC-assisted verses he’s traded with top-shelf rappers like his mentor Snoop Dogg and Freddie Gibbs. Most notable: he wrote the hook and is the first voice heard on the all-time problematic banger, “Function.”

Problem’s Coffee and Kush: the concept

It wasn’t until quarantine that Problem fully embraced weed as a brand. Somewhere between his 2018 appearance on the Wiz Khalifa album Gin & Drugs and 2020, dude slowed down. The question, “Whoever thought I’d fall off like the way I did?” from the 2018 mixtape S2, might offer clues as to why he’s passed hard on being a standout partier.

Problem became the guy in line with his girl getting morning coffee, and the early AM java runs opened his eyes. “I wasn’t the only one smelling like weed at Starbucks,” he said. “There’s a whole morning market that no one was tapping into.”

The Starbucks revelation started Problem thinking about the audience for java and bud, but the name was inspired by Khalifa. He had listened to his seminal mixtape Kush and Orange Juice and thought, “Wiz should have started an orange juice company … it probably would have been genius.” Then it was, “No, I should start a coffee company.” 

Finally, the rapper realized that he wanted to develop a coffee company and a marijuana dispensary. As of now, Problem has “three or four brands” in development, as well as a new partnership with the Los Angeles brand Green Label. Coffee and Kush: The pipe-mugs and music collections are his broad-based beginning. 

“Being able to monetize off your music, especially in today’s times,” he said, “is very, very important. With the lack of touring [and] streaming numbers are really not paying out like they should.” 

With last May’s release of Problem’s coffeehouse-smooth Coffee and Kush mixtape came the pipe-combo mugs. A second volume of that mixtape followed. Now, the rapper-turned entrepreneur takes his next steps into rebranding what was once called a “hippie speedball” as “The New Chicken and Waffles.”

But Problem, an “old-school” type of smoker, has certain preferences and rituals when it comes to rolling up. Here are four more products he can’t live without. 

Zig Zags

I’m so old-school, man. I’m an old-school dude. I like rolling up a Zig Zag that hits hard as fuck. Just gettin’ into my zone, bruh. I like the black zig zags, the long ones. No disrespect to Raw or anyone else. But I can roll a perfect Zig Zag joint in under 20 seconds.” 

Medicinal Marijuana

Once a renowned party boy of the West Coast mixtape scene, Problem claims the lifestyle some call California Sober — he claims he doesn’t aspirin anymore. “If the weed don’t fix it, then it’s my time to go.”


Khalifa Kush 

Khalifa Kush used to be the weed that got me the highest. He used to give me that shit and I’d be fuckin’ stuck. That boy’s got some of the best weed out here that’s legal. That was my go-to before I got with my boy Steve.”

Problem said that for the past three years he’s almost exclusively consumed cannabis grown by a 60-year-old unlicensed Los Angeles-grower named Haitian Steve, who will only sell him an ounce at a time. “He fuckin’ loves those plants. He sings to ’em, fuckin’ reads to ’em, plays jazz. You can tell, it’s weed for the creatives.” 


Cannabis and Kush Combo Pipe Mug

Ever since this Coffee and Kush mug came out, that’s pretty much all I use, bro. Drop a nug in here. I get high as shit, real quick. I got my coffee, I can sip it. I don’t have to look for papers and all that shit. The mug keeps me from getting too high because I’ll roll up a big-ass joint and smoke way too much — that’s my temperament right now. I really use the product that I sell, a lot. I have it in my fuckin’ hand right now.”

Featured image courtesy of Problem. Graphic by David Lozada/Weedmaps

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8 of the best cannabis gummies to try right now

In the cannabis edibles game, there’s no form more popular than gummies. They’re easy to store, easy to dose, and easy to consume for people who want to enjoy cannabis while keeping their lungs smoke-free. Because of that, we’ve taken a look at some of the most popular edibles brands and broken down a quick list of gummies you should try today.

Here are eight of the best cannabis gummies on the market.

Journeyman Tropical Jellies

If you’ve bought edibles in Washington, then you’ve definitely seen Journeyman’s products on the shelves. For years, they kicked out some of the most delicious (and affordable) cookies, and now, they’re rocking with the Journeyman Jellies gummies.

Journeyman Jellies SMACK. They have these soft gooey centers that’ll make you say “Oh … that’s what we doing?” as soon as they hit your taste buds. Past that, the effects come on smooth in 10 milligram doses, and will make your body feel good each and every time. You really can’t go wrong with these lil’ fellas. 

Journeyman Jellies come in three different boxes: a tropical flavors box, a berry flavors box, and a sour flavors box. Do yourself a favor and try the tropical gummies.

Find them in: Washington

Smokiez Blueberry Fruit Chews

Smokiez Edibles out of Oregon is honestly my personal favorite of all time when it comes to the gummy game. They’re thick and chewy, so they last long as a snack and the effects are more potent than any other gummies I’ve ever had. I took three of them (10 milligrams of THC each, 30 milligrams total) before a wedding rehearsal once, and after about 35 minutes … let’s just say I had to find the nearest water fountain and reassess my decisions. 

Smokiez come in a wide variety of regular and sour flavors. I’d recommend the Blueberry, but truly, just pick any flavor and eat them — you won’t be disappointed.

Find them in: Washington, Oregon, Oklahoma, California


KIVA Camino Watermelon Bliss Gummies

Honestly, when bringing up gummies, anyone in California would suggest Kiva Camino gummies. Literally, anyone. People LOVE these gummies. Why? Because cannabis consumers love variety and that’s what Camino gives you. 

Whether you want to feel chill, social, uplifted, or anything else under the sun, KIVA probably has a specific gummy, flavor, and cannabinoid profile just for you. Each package contains 20 gummies with 5 milligrams of THC each. Give those delicious  Watermelon “Bliss” Gummies a shot.

Find them in: California


PLUS CBD Relief 9:1 Tropical Mango Gummies

If you came here looking for some CBD gummies, then you’ll probably love what PLUS has to offer. They’re all about experimenting with varying cannabinoids and dialing in the certain effects that truly provide the type of medical relief that people seek from cannabis. 

If you’re someone who uses cannabis for physical pain relief, PLUS’s 9:1 CBD:THC Tropical Mango gummies might be what you’re best fit. Each gummy contains 9 milligrams of CBD and 1 milligram of THC (20 gummies per package).

Find them in: California


Craft Elixirs Pink Lemonade Pioneer Squares

Fam! I must tell you about some of the best gummies I’ve ever had in my life. Gummies were so good that I bought a bag, ate a single piece, and then immediately placed an online order for another two bags because once that sweet, pink lemonade flavoring hit my tongue, I knew these wouldn’t stay on the shelves for long. 

Craft Elixirs is a Washington edibles company that makes gummies, chips, and syrup. What makes their Pioneer Squares so special is the thickness, the bold flavor, and that lil’ piece of fruit they’ve got wedged in the middle. The Pink Lemonade squares are a no-doubter, but truthfully, you can’t go wrong with any of their flavors.

Find them in: Washington

WYLD Peach Gummies 

As a brand, WYLD gummies are pretty popular across many markets. They put out a high-quality product, but also, they’re so focused on effects-specific gummies that somewhat mimic a flower experience that any type of consumer can find a WYLD gummy to tickle their fancy.

The Peach 2:1 CBD:THC gummies (10 milligrams of CBD and 5 of THC per gummy) are excellent for people that want a nice balanced high — and don’t forget those Huckleberry THC gummies (10 milligrams of THC each), they slap too.

Find them in: California, Oregon, Colorado, Nevada


Wana Assorted Gummies

Wana Gummies is the top selling brand in Colorado — and for good reason. They give the people what we want: variety. Across their line of gummies, Wana has everything from a 5:1 CBD:THC pomegranate blueberry acai flavor, to their 10:1 CBD:THC strawberry, so no matter what type of cannabinoids you’re chasing, they’ve got you covered. 

They also have fast onset gummies for the impatient consumer. If you don’t want to think about it, grab their assorted gummies that come in a combination of all-natural grape, raspberry, lemon, green apple, and orange flavors.

Find them in: Everywhere but Washington — sorry Washingtonians


Deli Mixed Berry Nickels 

Caliva’s Deli Nickels come in a plethora of flavors, but those Mixed Berry boys are top notch. Sugary, sweet, and a little on the heavier side of the effects spectrum (5 milligrams of THC per gummy). Probably because they’re made with an indica blend, which means they developed the product with heavy, sleepy, relaxing effects in mind.

Find them in: California


Featured image by Gina Coleman/Weedmaps

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Everything you need to know about the Plenty Vaporizer

Portable vaporizers may be all the rage, but there’s something to be said for an at-home system — especially during lockdown. While desktop vapes and plug-in devices ruled the market in the 90s and 2000s, they’re now few and far between, and usually on the pricier side. 

It’s rare to find an at-home flower vape that works well and doesn’t break the bank. But to find one that also — and perhaps most importantly — dominates every conversation and smoke sesh with its unnerving size and bizarro aesthetic? Look no further than beloved German vaporizer brand Storz and Bickel’s wildest contraption yet: the Plenty Vaporizer. 

With its power drill aesthetic, giant vapor stainless steel cooling coil, and thick, potent clouds, the Plenty looks like a piece of machinery (and hits like one too). This balance of wacky design and unmatched quality is typical of Storz and Bickel, whose similarly bombastic Volcano Vaporizer pioneered desktop devices in the 90s. Whimsical yet industrial, their products have a sense of humor that pairs perfectly with the stoner they’re getting high. 

The most affordable option from this premium brand, the Plenty Vaporizer shines in its analog simplicity, gonzo vibe, and claims of producing some of the coolest vapor on the market. 

Below, here’s everything you need to know about the Plenty.

What is the Plenty Vaporizer?

The Plenty is a handheld vaporizer from the German brand Storz and Bickel that resembles a power drill. In addition to its perfectly sized flower chamber and protruding coil that cools vapor, the Plenty is loved for its simplicity. With no LED whistles or app-capable bells, the Plenty is one of the safest bets on the market, and the most affordable.  

While all Storz and Bickel vaporizers are lauded for their fabulous construction and vapor quality, they’re generally super expensive — especially the larger units. Coming in at $249, the Plenty Vaporizer is a great way for casual users to experience the power and class of a top tier vapor brand at a fraction of the cost of other Storz and Bickel’s at-home devices.  

With this functionally pared down device, just plug the Plenty in, set the temperature control, and hit. The coil will keep the vapor cool no matter how hard or fast you vape. The potent and dense vapor it consistently produced had almost a menthol-like quality from the cooling function, and I was a bit taken aback by how powerful the device was. Whereas most flower vapes give you an experience that is decidedly underwhelming, this device got me so high it was almost a bit much.

What can you vape with the Plenty?

The Plenty Vaporizer is compatible with ground flower and includes an additional liquid pad for concentrates. 

How do you use the Plenty?

Using the Plenty Vaporizer is easy, follow the steps below for a streamlined experience: 

Parts:

  • 1 pc. PLENTY Vaporizer
  • 1 pc. vaporization unit
  • 1 pc. tubing section, long
  • 1 pc. tubing section, short
  • 3 pcs. normal screen (approx. Ø 30 mm)
  • 1 pc. drip pad (approx. Ø 28 x 4 mm)
  • 1 pc. herb mill (approx. Ø 59 mm)
  • 1 pc. cleaning brush
  • 1 pc. Instructions for Use

Basic operation:

  1. Open filling chamber.
  2. Grind flower.
  3. Fill chamber with ground flower —be sure to fill the chamber completely up to the upper edge to ensure proper vaporization.
  4. Switch on the device (orange power switch).
  5. Press auto off release handle.
  6. Temperature settings on the numeric dial:
    • 1: 266 degrees
    • 2: 288 degrees
    • 3: 310 degrees
    • 4: 331 degrees 
    • 5: 352 degrees 
    • 6: 374 degrees
    • 7: 396 degrees
  7. Set dial number to desired vaporization temperature.
  8. Inhale.

Is the Plenty Vaporizer worth it?

The Plenty is a great vaporizer to fall in love with during winter lockdown, as long as you’re the right match for this very unique device. While its design definitely doesn’t appeal to everyone, its functionality will, as it’s a beautifully constructed device and one of the hardest-hitting flower vapes on the market. 

Initially, you may think needing to plug in your vaporizer is a drawback, but this throwback feature has its upsides too. For one, it will never die. You’ll never lose the charger, or the vaporizer itself for that matter. And, with close to no heat up time, it’s ready to go whenever you are. 

And let’s be honest, none of us are going anywhere anyways. You might as well invest in a wacky gift to yourself that will make sitting around getting high in your living room for months on end feel whimsical again. Sometimes good things come in strange spackages, and this is one of those times. The Plenty Vaporizer gives you plenty to love — and even more to talk about. 

Find the Plenty Vaporizer on storz-bickel.com.

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Ask a budtender: how do I get a job in the cannabis industry?

Lorena Cupcake, voted “best budtender in Chicago” in 2019, has answered hundreds of questions from cannabis shoppers and patients during their time as a budtender. And now they’re turning that experience into a monthly advice column, Ask a budtender. Got a question for Cupcake? Submit your questions to askabudtender@weedmaps.com.  

Hey Cupcake!

Since COVID hit, I have been employed by two companies. One I left in March for another I had hoped would become permanent. No such thing happened and in November of 2020 I was laid off and have been struggling to find work again. Not too many places are hiring and the places that are hiring for my skill set are places I sort of want to avoid. 

That being said, how did you get your start in the cannabis industry? I have a friend who is a paralegal for a bud company here in Chicago and she’s told me it’s all about connections. I don’t have connections and it’s not like I can go to a social event anytime soon.

What would your advice be to get into the cannabis industry? I am knowledgeable about cannabis and I think I’m down to earth. Any advice?

Dear Down to Earth,

If you like smoking herb, that’s half the battle. Like most folks working in the cannabis industry, the story really begins the first time I sparked a bowl. Having an affectionate familiarity with cannabis is one of the most important prerequisites for making bud your livelihood. 

I got my start as part of a pilot program for medical cannabis, more than two years before Illinois made its first recreational sale. As a patient, I was able to visit my local dispensary and learn more about different cannabis products. I submitted a job application that emphasized my experience in writing and marketing, linking them to an article I’d written about a local cannabis chef. What started as a part-time gig — budtending on the weekends and managing an Instagram — evolved into a career.

I’ll be honest: making personal connections doesn’t hurt, no matter what industry you’re in. But with the potential for the biggest 4/20 sales of all time looming on the horizon, plenty of hiring managers will be happy to take a fair look at any qualified applicants on the market. Your next employer is out there; you just need to know where to look, and how to market yourself.

The cannabis job market

According to a 2020 report from Vangst, one of the top recruiting agencies in the cannabis space, the demand to staff administrative and supportive departments like human resources and finance has grown as once-fledgling startups mature and merge into multi-state operations. Listings for top jobs like trimmers and budtenders have grown year after year, with plentiful entry-level job listings in cities like Detroit, Boston, and Tulsa. After a brief dip when the pandemic hit, revenue-generating positions like sales and marketing are back on track, and the future’s looking brighter than ever. After landmark wins for cannabis legalization, five states with brand new recreational markets are on track to add 26,241 new jobs by 2025.

To snag one of those shiny new jobs for yourself, head to Google and search “cannabis jobs” and the city where you’re hunting. A special search engine will open up which indexes listings from Indeed, LinkedIn, and all of the other major job listing platforms. From there, you can set up email alerts, but I like to be even more specific. My suggestion is to set up alerts for each specific local cannabis company that interests you. This can return more results than searching for a specific job title since you’ll see every position they’re trying to fill, not just the jobs for “growers” or “lab managers.” Plus, it’ll help filter listings from legitimate companies out from obvious scams like “Cannabis Product Tester — Get Paid to Smoke Weed.”

Speaking of scams: don’t let anyone pressure you into going to budtender school. A recent internet search for job training quickly turned up bogus (and expensive) diplomas like a Master of Marijuana Certification, which is as meaningless as it sounds. In reality, if your state requires registration or licensing, it’s usually tied to your employer — it’s not something a third party can sell you ahead of time. If your state requires a certain number of training hours, your new job will set it up through their preferred vendor. 

Finding your niche

While most focus is usually on positions in cultivation, extraction, or retail, the truth is that the cannabis industry needs people with a diverse set of skills. I’ve seen plenty of jobs for graphic designers, programmers, job trainers, and security specialists alongside the more expected listings for delivery drivers and extraction technicians. Whatever you do now, there’s a good chance that you can find a cannabis equivalent where your experience will be relevant.

While regulations vary by state, passing a criminal background check is a requirement for most on-grounds jobs at cultivation centers or dispensaries. If you have prior criminal convictions for cannabis on your record, you may qualify to have your record expunged. Organizations like Cage-Free Repair and their awareness campaign, National Expungement Week, can help clear your record so that you’re able to participate in an industry that profits from cannabis, which has been criminalized in Black and brown communities for too long.

Most employers are looking for evidence that you are enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the product they’re selling. While you might not want to mention doing gravity bong keg stands in your interview, there are plenty of professional ways to demonstrate that you know your THC from your CBD. A blog, video channel, or Instagram where you review cannabis products is one way to show that you’re tapped into your local market. Other options include joining networking groups, volunteering with nonprofits, and doing freelance work.

Crafting the perfect application

Taking the time to thoroughly explain your unique qualifications to a hiring manager will set your application package apart. Business consultant Kai Davis has great advice on writing cover letters and resumes, while Alison Green — author of the popular Ask a Manager blog, and one of my OG role models in this whole “advice columnist” venture — has assembled a truly colossal list of resources for job searchers. If you tend to freeze up when someone asks you where you see yourself in five years, you’ll feel better after preparing with some of her writing.

I’ve specifically mentioned cover letters, even though many job applications don’t require them these days. If there isn’t any cannabis experience on your resume, the cover letter is where you can connect your job history to the demands of your prospective role. If your last position had you managing a stock room, balancing a cash drawer, auditing inventory for FIFO, or answering customer service questions, you already have job skills that are incredibly valuable within a dispensary.

While breaking into a new industry can be hard, now is a great time to cross over to greener pastures. Use the resources I linked above to tailor your application package to the cannabis industry and submit personalized versions of your resume and cover letter to every interesting job you see. Start interacting with the community via social media, virtual meetups, or masked-up visits to your local dispensaries. There’s plenty of room to enter this growing industry and grow alongside it as you deepen your knowledge base and skill set. Best of luck!

Featured image by Nantpipat Vutthisak/Shutterstock


Need advice on how to incorporate cannabis into your lifestyle? Write Cupcake at askabudtender@weedmaps.com for March’s column.

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4 weed products pro boxer Karim Mayfield can’t live without

Professional boxer Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield is Bay Area to the core. You can hear it in the way he talks, you can see it in the way he walks, and The Bay is most definitely in the way he fights. “I was born and raised in the Western Addition known as the Fillmore [District]. What we call the Moe. It is known as a historically Black community, and I pretty much came up there all my adolescent years, and today, I’m still there doing what I can do for the youngsters,” he told Weedmaps during a recent phone interview.

Mayfield has a record of 21 Wins (11 knockouts, 10 decisions), 5 Losses (0 knockouts, 5 decisions). He’s the 2006 Golden Gloves champion, a former NABO junior welterweight champion, and emphasizes that he has never been beaten, battered, or bruised. His hardest opponent ever? Himself. “Not to sound all cocky, my hardest opponent was myself, to be honest. I can tell you I fought a guy named Thomas Delorme, that was a little more difficult than others. No excuse, but it wasn’t the full me in there.”

Currently, Mayfield is inactive as a professional boxer, but is training for a comeback and wants Danny Garcia to stop running. “I’ve been chasing this guy for a long time. I’ve got a documentary on WorldStar called Run Danny. They are still ducking me to this day. People will say I want a big pay day, but I’m so passionate, I’ll fight him for the low.”

Past boxing, Mayfield’s passions extend to community restoration and social equity in California cannabis. “It’s very important, very essential for me to give back to where I came from. I got everything from there.” For several years, he’s had a boxing program in San Francisco named SOULCHAMP, aimed at giving kids with tough circumstances a more positive outlook. It provides a full body boxing routine, meditation, and life skills to help navigate through the difficulties of growing up in lower income neighborhoods that are more dangerous than the San Francisco we’ve seen on Full House. “Mental health is definitely a serious issue in these times.”

In the last year, the former welterweight champ has expanded into cannabis business ownership. Hard Hitta is now the Chief Executive Officer and owner — in partnership with the Shryne Group — of Authentic 415 in San Francisco. Like with SOULCHAMP, Taylor’s mission with Authentic 415 is all about giving back to the authentic San Francisco community. “Before gentrification came and moved a lot of our folks in the Bay Area, the city wasn’t that expensive at all. How we’re going to keep it authentic is we’re going to keep those price points down. We certainly look to be true to the culture and have accessible price points. We’re hiring people from the neighborhood and area.”

Karim Mayfield’s favorite weed

In addition to selling cannabis, Mayfield also loves to use cannabis, though never when he’s fighting, as THC violates the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA)’s rules, but CBD is allowed. On its benefits, he told us, “I think the benefits [are] it won’t solve your problems, but at the time you feel like things are okay. When I consume cannabis, if I do have a problem, my mind fades out and finds out a way to help that problem. I can think a little deeper at times. It also makes movies funnier.” 

Here are four weed products Karim Mayfield can’t live without.

Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm

Mayfield isn’t a big smoker at all. Instead, he’s more of a CBD user. He loves topicals, and the one that he chooses above everything else is the well-known, highly-requested, Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm. “Anytime I had a fight coming up, I would stay away from any type of psychoactive, and just make sure I was on CBD only. No edibles, no smoke, no anything.”

Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm is a great hemp-derived topical marketed for post-workout soreness, cramps, stretching, and muscle aches.


STIIIZY vape pens

In the very rare times that Mayfield does use cannabis recreationally, he prefers STIIIZY’s vape pens to flower and dabs. “I like the resin ones because they taste good, they’re super incognito; they’re just lowkey.”

STIIIZY’s pens and pods are known all throughout California. Mayfield loves the flavors, and price points. Currently, its website lists over 21 strains in half and full gram pods.

STIIIZY also grows flower under a brand called LIIIT. Mayfield loves their Circa strain. Circa is a sativa, which Mayfield loves for creativity.


Cookies strains

Every now and then Mayfield may smoke a little tree. He’s not a connoisseur by any means, but he knows what tastes and feels good. In addition to STIIIZY’s Circa, some of his favorite strains have been Gary Payton and Cake Mix from Cookies.


Ball Family Farms

“Ball Family Farms definitely has some good products.”

Ball Family Farms is a Black-owned-and-operate cannabis company in California. They specialize in high quality-flower, namely their famous Daniel LaRusso strain.

Daniel LaRusso is a potent hybrid with spicy and minty aromas. It provides a satisfying high that’s perfect for a day out.


Featured graphic by David Lozada.

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Watch the Information, Education & Empowerment Summit 2021

With a new year ahead of us and a new administration in place, it will take multiple conversations to better the cannabis industry and right the wrongs of the War on Drugs and systemic racism. 

To spark these conversations and begin building a more inclusive cannabis industry, Weedmaps and Green Enterprise have joined together to produce a two-day virtual conference — Information, Education & Empowerment Summit, being held from February 22 – 23. 

Green Enterprise, a partnership between Digital Venture Partners and Black Enterprise, is a media resource for Black Americans entering cannabis entrepreneurship. Green Enterprise will virtually gather their audiences to inform, educate, and empower Black and POC entrepreneurs with new opportunities, skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be successful in the cannabis industry. Weedmaps is the event’s presenting sponsor.

“Since the inception of Green Enterprise, our goal has been to bring authentic stories to illustrate the successes achieved by Black, Indigenous, and People of Color operating within the emerging global cannabis industry. Our work with Weedmaps has already shown amazing progress in supporting our work to establish Green Enterprise as an authority in Black Cannabis media,” said  Andrew Farrior, producer of Green Enterprise.

When and where do I stream it? 

  • When: Feb. 22 – 23 2020 1 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. EST. 
  • Where: You can watch it at Green Enterprise’s streaming page, which is here

What will I be watching? 

At this virtual summit, you will hear from successful entrepreneurs, Black business owners, and other leaders in the space throughout a series of panel discussions. Topics covered will include social impact and justice, social equity, raising capital and general economics, tips for investing, and other areas specific to successfully entering and participating in the cannabis industry for BIPOC individuals.

Here is the session agenda:

Some of the speakers are: 

How is Weedmaps involved in the summit? 

As a sponsor and participant in the virtual summit, Weedmaps looks to contribute to the conversation in a meaningful way.

“We are excited for the opportunity to work with Green Enterprise to produce this important event and continue to share our company’s commitment to building an equitable industry,” said Juanjo Feijoo, Weedmaps Chief Marketing Officer. “As legalization continues to move forward across the country and as the cannabis industry grows, we have a responsibility to not only address the wrongs inflicted on minority communities through the War on Drugs but also create a more inclusive economy at scale. The challenges are many, but creating a forum for open discussion and education with key industry decision-makers is more often than not the necessary catalyst for real change and solutions to occur.”

Weedmaps will be programming a panel discussion called “Together for Access, Equality, and Legalization” led by Ru Johnson, Roz McCarthy, and Cedric Haynes. This discussion will focus on the importance of cannabis organizations working together to build a more equitable industry. 

The panel will also discuss WM TEAL (Together for Equity, Access & Legalization), a Weedmaps initiative that provides tools and resources to social equity-qualified entrepreneurs and businesses in the cannabis industry.

Why watch?

The cannabis industry is booming and more Americans are historically aware of the tragedy of the War on Drugs and its lasting effects. Now, more than ever, is an important time for Black and POC to be equipped with all the right skills and information to successfully participate at the forefront of this industry as it becomes more widely accepted. By bringing entrepreneurs and thought-leaders together, we can view the cannabis industry through complex lenses that will make an impact socially, racially, and economically.

And cannabis is entering new conversations and interests. Cannabis can be intertwined with countless other industries like wellness, agriculture, tech, sports, food, and music. Knowing how Black and POC entrepreneurs can influence cannabis’s direction will only make for a better, healthier, and more inclusive industry and culture. With this in mind, Green Enterprise and Weedmaps hope to drive thoughtful conversation around the challenges minorities have faced and the pathways toward success. The business opportunities ahead for Black and POC entrepreneurs are well-worth going after, and this summit aims to lay it all out for this community and their allies. 

To learn more, visit greenenterprise.live and weedmaps.com/black-lives-matter

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The 8 best strains with off-putting names, according to weed cultivators and breeders

Slap & Tickle, Granola Funk, Cat Piss, these are three strains that have at least one thing in common; their names garner visceral reactions, and that’s kind of the point. On the one hand, weed that “slaps and tickles” might make for an experience not unlike smoking your typical indica-dominant hybrid. On the other hand, cat piss is such an aggressive smell that’s so hard to get rid of that it’s almost unfathomable that anyone would want to smoke it. But as the weed adage goes, don’t trust a strain by its name. 

As weed comes into the mainstream, breeders are coming out of the shadows and finding ways to express their unique perspective, stand out, and capture the attention of a variety of smokers. Enter strain names. They’re a breeder’s choice, and are often drawn from attributes like taste, smell, lineage, effects, and color, but can also be based on more hazy things like a random memory the breeder had or something they experienced while smoking. 

Naming is a form of branding and self-expression for breeders, and they should retain that creativity and agency; however, novel names can be off-putting, which means people miss out on new experiences and effects they might otherwise benefit from. 

Unique strains and the people who name them

Classic strain names like Sour Diesel and Blue Dream tell you what you can expect, and they’ll always be available. Still, these days, breeders are experimenting and perfecting new crosses, many of which might sound like things you’d want to steer clear of, yet the flavors and effects might surprise you. With this in mind, we chatted with four different cultivators about what funny-named strains they’re breeding and why you should try them. 

Ethan Woods, co-founder, and CEO of Desert Underground worked to get the best genetics he could get his hands on and spent two years conducting R&D before launching Desert Underground. Today, Desert Underground has forty grow rooms and harvests every three weeks, so they’re continuously learning and perfecting the product. 

Parks McMillan, Director of Cultivation at Seed & Smith, doesn’t play it safe when it comes to betting on strains. Seed & Smith’s strain catalog has depth and range because Parks makes sure to cater to connoisseurs, with unique strains, and newer smokers, with strains that have fruitier, sweeter profiles.

The lead Cultivator of Veritas Fine Cannabis, Shane Reynolds, uses his years of experience growing cannabis to acquire quality genetics and uses them to cultivate a number of strains on this list, many of which have names that pack as much punch as the flower itself. 

Kenny Powers, aka Powerzzzup, has cultivated strains for a brand that is as close to a household name as you can get in the cannabis space: Cookies. Not only are his strains rapper approved, but they draw long lines of smokers to Cookies dispensaries. The Cookies Fam regularly garners crowds akin to that of a Jordan release day, before there was a SNKRS app.

Here are eight strains with off-putting names as recommended by the breeders and growers cultivating them.

GMO (Garlic Mushroom Onion aka Garlic Cookies)

We’d be remiss if we didn’t start with GMO, a strain that paved the way for a few of the strains on this list. A cross of GSC and Chemdog, GMO has a pungent, funky smell, similar to that of garlic. You might not come for the flavor, but you should stay for the effects which make the garlicky bite worth enduring. It can clear the mind and melt the body, making way for a calm focus without the intensity you might expect from a high THC strain. 


Garlic Road

After you’ve tried GMO and are ready to hit the old dusty trail, grab Garlic Road, a phenotype of GMO with a name that’s a bit more on the nose. Garlic Road, a cross of GMO and I-95, named after a highway in Colorado, has a sweet aroma and GMO-like effects that lean more uplifting. GMO leaves most people relaxed yet focused, and Garlic Road tends to do the same — but with an added smile and pep in your step.


Yuk Mouth

Yuk Mouth won’t ruin your teeth, but it might give you cottonmouth, so you may want to grab some mints before lighting up. This GMO and Dosidos cross has an aggressive nose, and if that’s not your thing, maybe the cerebral euphoria and full-body relaxation are. 

Described by Reynolds as an “old school creeper,” Yuk Mouth’s effects might be latent, but when they hit, you’ll be forced into a horizontal position, wondering where the nearest drink is. 


Unicorn Poop

Let’s address the unicorn in the room. No, this strain doesn’t smell like poop. Unicorn Poop gives off citrusy, diesel notes thanks to its parents, GMO and Sophisticated Lady. As for the name, it’s a nod to the color and shine of the nugs. Unicorn Poop is a beauty, with a very distinct layer of trichomes that makes it shine. 

If you’re still on the fence, please your inner child who probably would have loved to spend a few hours with a unicorn, and while that’s not what’s happening here, the giggly, euphoric effects are a close second. 


Fly

While the name “Fly” comes from its parents, Florida Kush and The Y, it could also have been foreshadowing how the strain would enter the market: with a lot of buzz and difficult to catch. This Cookies strain, bred by Powerzzzup, hits the body hard, and prepares the mind for takeoff with it’s cerebral effects. The flavor is sweet with gassy notes — a bit more palatable than the name might imply. 


Poon Tang Pie

Come for the pie, stay for the tropical vibes. A cross of Tropicana, Grape Pie, and Papaya, Poon Tang Pie is for flavor chasers. With notes of berry, citrus, and pine, this strain will leave your mouth watering, mood boosted, and ease you into a euphoria that gently washes over the body. The name, believed to be a nod to the comedy film Pootie Tang, references the papaya and grape pie lineage that give the strain its sweet, fruity flavors.


MeatBreath

Who knew weed could taste like a hamburger? We owe a collective thank you to the genius who smoked and thought, “weed should taste like meat.” MeatBreath, a cross of Meatloaf and Mendo Breath, is relaxing yet cerebrally stimulating. It starts behind the eyes but follows up with a jolt of energy, making it perfect for evening creativity or focus time, before easing your eyes closed for the night. This strain is said to be named both as a result of lineage and homage, most notably Lamb’s Breath which had a breakout moment over a decade ago.


Gary Payton

Not off-putting so much as simply unusual. Smoke like multi-hyphenate rapper/businessman Berner, and try Gary Payton. Cookies fam breeder Kenny Powers’ story of choosing the name “Gary Payton” gives us a glimpse into the cultivation process. What is now known as Gary Payton was formerly “strain number 20” of many phenotypes he was testing. Strain number 20 stood out, and it just so happened to be Gary Payton’s old number. 

This collaboration is the real deal, folks. Cookies worked with Gary Payton to license and bring this strain to the market. If you’re familiar with Gary Payton’s revered NBA career, then you might expect this strain to feel like a full-court press, but it’s quite balanced. Gary Payton delivers relaxed energy that eases body pain while providing mental clarity. It’s no surprise that Berner contacts Powers for this strain before his studio sessions.

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Everything you need to know about the Rosin Tech Go 2

Rosin Tech Products produces a range of commercial and home-use tools to extract high-quality rosin without the use of solvents, or chemicals. Specifically designed for home use, the Rosin Press Go uses heat and pressure extract rosin from cannabis and cannabis products. 

It’s light and small enough to throw in a backpack for portability, without compromising on heavy-duty construction. At its core, this machine empowers cannabis users to take control of their own experience and opens up the world of dabbing to those who prefer cannabis products that steer clear of chemical processing. 

Below, learn everything you need to know about the Rosin Tech Go 2.

What is the Rosin Tech Go 2?

The Rosin Tech Go 2 is a portable heat press that extracts extremely pure concentrates from cannabis flower and other substances like hash. It is smaller than your average kitchen appliance and built with industrial grade materials. 

Included in the package are three items: the machine, power cord, and instruction manual. The instruction manual has easy step-by-step directions for setting up, and there’s an online education center to learn best practices and techniques. 

Note: It is important to note that there are a few essential elements that are not included with the Rosin Tech Go 2, but are necessary for operating the machine. You probably have them around the house already, as these items include parchment paper and a rosin collecting or scraping tool.

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How to use the Rosin Tech Go 2

The Rosin Tech Go 2 is very intuitive and easy to use for anyone, regardless of experience. The temperature and timer presets are manually controlled with up and down arrows on the digital back panel. Loud beeps indicate when set temperature is reached and when the timer is up. 

The basic function is simple: press the “ok” button to manually set the temperature and change between fahrenheit or celsius, press “ok” again to set the timer. Once it reaches temperature, place the cannabis material, wrapped in parchment paper, between the two metal plates, press the level down to apply pressure, and press ‘enter’ to start the countdown. 

The design and materials make it safe to use, with minimal risk of burning when handled with care. The most difficult part of the process is figuring out the temperature and timer presets. The Rosin Tech website offers some tutorial videos about this, and there is plenty of online content about which settings are ideal. 

It takes some trial and error, and after many test runs, l suggest starting with 200-230°F for five minutes. 

What to do with the flower, yield, and leftovers 

The major variable when using the Rosin Tech Go 2 press will be the primary material. There is no shortage of information online about what works best, including details that range from flower dryness is to what strains work best. After testing with a number of different varieties, and chatting with Brian Crawford, team concierge for Sho Products — the parent company of Rosin Tech — it’s safe to say that some strain varieties work better than others for extracting rosin, and some just don’t. There’s no real rhyme or reason that current technology or scientific understanding can provide, as this can be the case even between varieties that share the same genetic parents. 

As Crawford puts it in one of my favorite analogies ever: “me and my brother can both eat the same burrito and one of us will be fine, and the other will have a stomach ache.” 

In addition to using flower that is well-suited for resin extraction, adjusting the temperature and timer can impact the overall yield and quality. These factors are variable and specifically work in tandem with the material, so they are context specific. In general, I found that higher temperatures produced a softer, gooey and darker concentrate, while lower temperatures produced a more golden hued concentrate that ended up having a fresher flavor. Crawford shared that “less is more,” noting that while the machine can handle up to three grams in one pressing, “one to one and a half grams gives the highest return in extraction.”

And when you’re all done pressing, what can you do with the leftover pressed cannabis disks called “pucks?” Aside from pressing them into journals alongside flowers and leaves, you can actually recycle them to draw out more of their potency. One method of doing this is double pressing two discs after their initial press, using a slightly higher temp (+20 degrees) and longer time (+30 seconds), which usually results in a bit more rosin extraction. Just like anything else, this second pressing isn’t the primo virgin press, but it’s still good. Another option is to collect a substantial number of discs — 10 or higher — and infuse them into oil or butter

How to clean to Rosin Tech Go 2

Since no material comes into direct contact with the machine itself, there is no real need to clean. However, if some sticky leftovers get stuck on either of the pressing plates, wiping it down with a damp cloth and/or alcohol pad will keep it clean and sanitized as needed.

What’s the appeal?

The Rosin Tech Go 2 press is a game changer for anyone who wants to explore the world of solvent-less dabbing. Paired with a sleek e-rig, it is the height of cannabis luxury, elevating the experience to a level akin to fine dining. Being able to make your own rosin from a small amount of flower within 5 – 10 minutes definitely falls into the category of convenience and luxury, with a price tag to match at $295. 

Overall, it is super easy to use and once you get a feel for the settings it’s just a matter of pressing a few buttons. It consistently produces fresh and flavorful hits, and does a great job of extracting potency. While not recommended for major extraction projects, this portable press is a great option for making small batches of high-quality pure extracts for tasty dabs. 

Find the Rosin Tech Go 2 at rosintechproducts.com.

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Sometimes I get high and think about Snoop Dogg’s short-lived sketch comedy show

Sometimes I get high is a series about the activities you do or things you think about when you’re high, in deep detail, for the fun of it. 

If it wasn’t for a few grainy recordings on YouTube, I might think that I hallucinated Doggy Fizzle Televizzle. When people argue the relative merits of sketch comedy shows, ranking programs like Kids in the Hall and Mr. Show, I never hear it mentioned. In fact, I never hear it mentioned at all. 

Though most people have long forgotten its existence, I’ve never really been able to. To appreciate the short-lived MTV series, you had to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right bong. Through some cosmic coincidence, I was the perfect audience for Snoop Dogg’s campy take on the variety show, and I’ve held a nostalgic fondness for it ever since. No matter how many times I’ve brought it up, I’ve never met anyone else who remembers its insightful humor and long-lasting impact.

When the show aired between 2002 and 2003, I was in high school and just starting to explore Southern California’s cannabis culture. Needless to say, it was a different time then. Strains were limited to OG Kush or Blueberry Kush — if you were lucky enough to be smoking kush at all. Legal cannabis was restricted to medical patients sourcing their weed from nonprofit collectives or their own gardens. That meant copping a $20 gram took a half hour on your dealer’s couch, minimum. 

When I was unlucky, I’d get stuck watching my plug play Vice City. When I was lucky, we’d watch Doggy Fizzle Televizzle while ripping blazing hot dabs off glowing titanium nails. More than just a flimsy vehicle for a charismatic rap star, the show’s politically aware and proudly Black humor helped set the stage for the later success of shows like Chappelle’s Show and The Boondocks.

In 1992, the soft-spoken Long Beach rapper known as Snoop Doggy Dogg made his public debut thanks to producer Dr. Dre, who showcased his humor on Death Row Records marijuana-inspired magnum opus The Chronic. Snoop went on to find multi-platinum success with his first album, Doggystyle, while simultaneously becoming disillusioned with the lifestyle portrayed in his lyrics. Determined to turn his life around for the sake of his family, Snoop began to focus on himself as an entrepreneur, father, and surprisingly, deft comic actor.

Given the prevalence and popularity of extended skit tracks on nineties rap albums, maybe we should have seen it coming. Tracks like “The $20 Sack Pyramid” — The Chronic‘s depiction of a surreal game show where the prizes include “a $20 sack of indo” — showcase Snoop’s willingness to get weird. Cameos like his role as the “Scavenger Smoker” in the 1998 film Half-Baked cemented his place in the stoner comedy hall of fame.

Based on the popularity of his laidback persona, Snoop was able to negotiate for full creative control of Doggy Fizzle. “We knew that he was just naturally comfortable with being funny,” an MTV development executive told the Associated Press. “We knew we wanted to build something around his personality, a personality that’s cool.”

To me, the clip that sums up the show’s absurdist humor best is a segment where the crew heads to Color Me Mine to decorate pottery. Snoop cooks ribs in the kiln, paints a bust of Elvis, and offers a bespectacled grandmother a large ceramic rooster with a raunchy double entendre.

Some of my favorite moments are the most fleeting and ridiculous, like when Snoop shows off his dance moves dressed like Napoleon Bonaparte, or shoots hoops in a full-body crocodile costume. As newscaster “Sway Dizzle,” Snoop uses the format of the MTV News Break to send shots at Eminem. Herbal Essences commercials, The Godfather, and The Brady Bunch are all targets of parodies, while imaginary products including Rap-O-Grams, Haterade, and Aunt Jomama’s Fine-Ass Granddaughter Pancake Syrup make an appearance.

“I think on this TV show, I give myself roles that you wouldn’t expect me to have, because I know what I can do and I know how far I will reach out to do those types of roles,” Snoop told a reporter. “It just gives me a chance to show them how diverse I am.”

In many ways, the show is a television time capsule of the early 2000s, a time when Girls Gone Wild commercials ruled the night and socialite Paris Hilton was transforming herself into The Simple Life‘s star. MTV had seen great success with The Osbournes, in many ways inventing a new genre of reality television that continues to this day. 

In one particularly ’00s segment, Snoop Dogg dons a matching turquoise velvet smoking jacket and durag to visit the Playboy Mansion, touring the grotto with bunnies a few years before their own television stardom on The Girls Next Door. Seated next to the late Hugh Hefner on a leopard print couch, he meekly asks, “Can someone call my wife and tell her I’m at church?”

Like most transgressive and topical comedy, some jokes seem painfully dated by today’s standards. Sometimes, however, those moments also remind us how little things have changed. A frequent butt of jokes is the “wigger,” which Snoop describes as “the number one problem facing white people today.” Despite their “low-riding baggy pants, poorly-executed gang signs, and intentional use of poor grammar,” the show portrays them as relying on their white privilege when it comes to escaping police violence (or invoking it against others). In some ways, these sketches laid the formative groundwork for me to understand today’s conversations around blackfishing and cultural appropriation

Of course, cannabis-related humor is timeless, especially when helmed by one of history’s most famous potheads.  Snoop shares a self-help program “to beat the green-eyed devil,” with twelve steps to help you stop smoking herb. Rapper Redman lends a testimonial: “Thanks to Snoop, I done quit weed over three hundred times this week! You the man.”

Episode five features a faux commercial for the Snoop Wake & Bake Oven, an Easy Bake knockoff for making Snoop’s Famous Magic Brownies. “Each pack comes with Snoop’s favorite magic herbs and spices,” a cheery narrator promises while Snoop whisks batter in a chef’s uniform.

“Uncle Snoop” continues to entertain his fans through colorful Instagram videos, sports commentary, and shows like Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party. Meanwhile, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle has never made it to any streaming platform. The complications posed by licensing the soundtrack, which is full of hit songs from artists like Ja Rule and Sean Paul, likely means the series will continue to languish in obscurity.

All the same, when I get a little too high, I’ll sometimes remember the strange time when Snoop Dogg starred in a surprisingly decent sketch comedy show. Though I can’t find many to reminisce about it with me, that doesn’t really matter. It feels like the show was made personally just for me. I like to think of it as a gift from the universe, or perhaps the patron saint of stoners everywhere, Bigg Snoop Dogg himself.

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8 weed strains that taste like dessert

Who doesn’t want a smoking experience as sweet and savory as indulging in dessert? 

Anyone who rolls up on the regular knows that cannabis is all about flavor. That’s why people are chasing exotic strains. There are thousands of different terpene profiles out there that can make your cannabis flower and dabs taste a variety of ways. When narrowing them down for this list, we decided to go with a mix of sweet, fruity, sugary, and candy-reminiscent flavors that will be perfect for your next post-dinner smoke sesh.

Here are eight delicious weed strains that taste like dessert.

Ice Cream Cake

Gelato #33, aka Larry Bird, is the well-known child of Gelato #33 and Wedding Cake and the dessert stain of all dessert strains, as far as I’m concerned. Bow down when you speak its name, nahmean? So treat yourself to some Ice Cream Cake. More specifically, treat yourself to an Ice Cream Cake PAX era pod, or some Ice Cream Cake hash rosin, because its flavor is so specifically sweet, gassy, and sugary that the oils taste exactly like smoking a bowl of dairy dessert.

In fact, the last time I bought it from Archive Portland, on the way out the door, Natalie the budtender told me to enjoy my dessert. And I did. I did enjoy my dessert.


Zkittlez

First of all, the Zkittlez flower is absolutely beautiful. It’s purple and green accents make the plant look exotic. Second of all, the taste is out of this world no matter how you consume it — flower, vapes, whatever, Zkittlez hits.

Zkittlez is a cross of Grapefruit and Grape that tastes exactly like its misspelled namesake. It’s a candy strain that tastes like the entire spectrum of fruity terpenes in cannabis. It’s also relaxing , but not overpowering, making Zkittlez a perfect lil’ treat for consumers of all levels. And it tends to be pretty available from a variety of growers, so if you want to try it, a store close by probably has it.


Blueberry Cheesecake

If you want some sweet blueberry flavors, grab you a bowl of Blueberry Cheesecake. Blueberry Cheesecake, just like its name would suggest, is likely a cross of the old school Blueberry strain with the old school Cheese strain. It may also be a cross of Blueberry and White Cheese. Either way, it’s a delicious strain that will remind you of your overpriced fourthmeal from the Cheesecake Factory. 

Blueberry Cheesecake is a colorful flower with a sweet, funky blueberry aroma that makes it great for people who are chasing flavor over intensity. It has a fast onset time, followed by a creative high that may help you slow down and be more focused. Some call it a social high, but that’s up to you to test out.


Biscotti

Biscotti is an indica-dominant cross of GSC, Gelato #25, and South Florida OG that tastes like the Italian after-dinner dessert. It has a wild mix of sweet, nutty, gassy, herbal flavors that give way to a heavily sedating high. Outside of Italy, biscottis are commonly served with coffee, which is funny, because you might need a cup or two to wake up after hitting this one. 


Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie flower is fire. Point blank period. It’s a strain that’ll have you dumb stoned after just a couple of puffs, and if you’re looking for something to vaporize, ooohweeeee — this one is tasty. 

The Cookie Fam is known for producing stains that are flavorful mixes of fruity and gassy terpenes. Cherry Pie is no different. It’s a cross of Granddaddy Purple and Durban Poison that produces a super loud aroma of sweet, sugary cherries, with gassy undertones. The high? Just grab a seat on the couch and the remote. You’re going to be there for a while.



Orange Creamsicle

Read the name Orange Creamsicle and you already know what to expect. Creamy, vanilla, citrus flavors that remind you of that lil’ popsicle you can buy at 7-Eleven for a couple dollars — or from the local ice cream truck. 

Orange Creamsicle is a loud, undeniably fruity cultivar bred from Orange Crush and Juicy Fruit. In terms of experience, it brings forth those orange terps to produce a euphoric, uplifting high that you’d expect from strains with this type of bright flavor profile.


Duct Tape 

Duct Tape is a cross of Original Glue (Gorilla Glue #4) and Do-Si-Dos that screams those GG4 properties without drowning out those Do-Si-Dos characteristics. 

The reason Duct Tape is here is because, like GG4, it has a complex nutty, funky, gassy aroma, and — for some reason — has a somewhat chocolatey taste to it as well. On top of that, crossing it with the heavy Do-Si-Dos, brings out a potent high that will lay you downnnn. 

It’s one of those full body rides, the definition of relaxing. 


Wedding Cake

Wedding Cake is a phenotype of Triangle Mints. Triangle Mints is a cross of Animal Mints and Triangle Kush. I guarantee you can find Wedding Cake nearby, with its popularity continuing to grow year after year.

As far as the Cake-like flavor, Wedding Cake can hit in a variety of ways depending on what company grew it, how they grew it, whose genetics they have, etc. That said, Wedding Cake usually has that kushy, slightly sweet flavor best described as doughy and vanilla. The following experience is usually a balanced hybrid high that can be extremely potent and clear-minded,  before tailing off into a fully-body stone.

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