Over the weekend, the dead of winter kept many of us indoors, and the government shutdown dragged on. You can’t blame anyone for tuning it all out and practicing some hygge. Now, what’s next? The thai and haze cross Chocolope is surging in popularity just in time for Tory Y Moi’s new album, and so much more good stuff. Here’s your pop culture and cannabis pairings for the week of Jan. 14-20—let’s Hit This!
Trending Sativa — Chocolope.
Productivity Hack — Speed your tired muscles’ recovery with Apothecanna Extra Strength body oil.
Productive Product — Stressed New Yorker? Pound some Recess CBD sparkling soda.
Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac — It’s SEEDS WEEK at the Leafly office! Now’s the time to shop for the best cannabis seeds in the world. Learn how to acquire the best genetics.Download our annual outdoor grower’s calendar, by Pat Goggins. Will Hyde tells you what to do with bagseed. David Bienenstock big-ups the seven cannabis breeders who changed the game. Plus, much more. Follow along with Seeds Week all week!
TV — Tuesday: Comedy Central’s “Drunk History” returns for season 6 with hilarious historic reenactments featuring Elijah Wood, Alison Brie, and Seth Rogen | Friday: Season 2 of Netflix’s “The Punisher” is sure to please with brooding ultraviolence; Rapper Killer Mike explores how to achieve social and cultural change in the series premiere of “Trigger Warning” on Netflix; the Netflix documentary “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” examines the disaster-plagued music festival that made headlines in 2017 | Saturday: Benedict Cumberbatch stars in “Brexit,” HBO’s original film about the UK’s referendum to leave the European Union | Sunday: Season 3 of HBO’s “Crashing” brings back comedian Pete Holmes’ struggles as a budding stand-up; New York’s hardest working pot delivery man has more clients to entertain in season 3 of HBO’s “High Maintenance.”
Film — Director M.Night Shymalan looks to continue his latest resurgence with the superhero-themed thriller “Glass” starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, and Bruce Willis; Jodie Whitaker takes time off as the first female Dr. Who to star in the British arthouse comedy “Adult Life Skills.”
Music — Hip hop wordsmith Aesop Rock joins forces with producer Tobacco for their collaborative album, Malibu Ken; indie rock songwriter David Bazan brings back his band Pedro the Lion for Phoenix, their first album in 15 years; synthpop mastermind Toro Y Moi’s new album Outer Peace brings some much-needed chill for the new year.
Sports — The NFL playoffs move into the conference championship round to determine this year’s Super Bowl contenders.
Gaming — Capcom’s beloved hack ‘n slasher Onimusha: Warlords gets a high-def remaster on all major consoles; the gorgeous exploration-based indie game Vane is exclusive to PlayStation; and a revered flight combat series returns with Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown.
Fashion — New Balance puts out some serious Dad Shoe heat with the “Forest Green” colorway of their 1500 model; Nike updates their most comfortable running shoe to date with the release of the Epic React 2.
Events — Chicago’s Tomorrow Never Knows festival celebrates the best up and coming indie acts Jan. 16-20; jam band enthusiasts should join Umphrey’s McGee and Galactic on Miami’s Jam Cruise, going down Jan. 15-21; Florida’s 30A Songwriters Festival welcomes Jason Isbell, Brandi Carlile, and Robyn Hitchcock Jan. 18-21.
News — Rhode Island’s Gov. Rina Raimondo will try to shape impending legalization with a new proposal this week. . . . Also, Ohio’s medical marijuana program formally begins with the first orders being filled.
Weekend in Brief
Francis Ford Coppola’s Grower’s Select turned out to be three underwhelming grams for $99. . . Alex Berenson’s Tell Your Children garnered reactions in the NY Times and on Leafly Podcasts. . . . Georgia lawmakers are mulling fixes to the state’s broken medical cannabis system. . . . . And six conservative US states — including Texas — have active legalization bills in 2019.
Politician granny with your high ideals /
Have you no idea how the majority feels? /
So without love and a promised land /
We’re fools to the rules of a government plan /
Kick out the style, bring back the jam /
Sowing the seeds of love, seeds of love / …