Over the weekend, Erykah Badu sanctified the Demon Dayz Festival in Los Angeles, and South Park’s Randy started a Colorado hemp farm. Now, what? Pencil in some sick time, because the harvest needs a-trimmin’, and Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out for the Playstation 4. Ka-Pow!
Sativa to Watch — Lamb’s Bread. Bob Marley once loved smoking a grassy sativa that makes you feel no pain. He called it “Lamb’s Bread” or “Breath.” Today, the titular sativa surges in popularity, with a spicy, earthy taste fans say makes them feel happy and uplifted. Spotted at The Source in Las Vegas, NV. Popular along the Pacific, from Seattle to Los Angeles.
Productivity Hack — The Island mini pre-roll. Running out the door? Island’s five-pack of prepared cannabis joints stands ready 24/7. At 0.75 grams each, you’ll stay in the game, too.
Productive Product — Take the work out of play, and speed things along with Nevada’s best intimate topicals. Yup, that’s a thing now.
Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac — Finish harvesting outdoors. Remove buds showing signs of mold. Keep the drying room clean. Trim dried buds of extra leaf and stems and begin curing. Store cured buds on glass. Tag @leafly in your harvest pics to be featured in our #croptober coverage.
TV — Monday: The CW’s lineup of hit superhero shows brings back “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” for a fourth season. | Friday: Netflix’s anime adaptation of the celebrated “Castlevania” video game series returns for season two; “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” marks Netflix’s take on a classic Archie comics character. | Sunday: The goon-for-hire “Ray Donovan” moves from LA to New York for season six; former Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj premieres his weekly political variety show “Patriot Act” on Netflix.
Music — The indie R&B songstress Georgia Anne Muldrow stays woke on her new album, Overload; John Legend welcomes the holidays with A Legendary Christmas; West coast rapper Ty Dolla $ign teams up with Jeremih for their debut album, Mihty; Psych rocker Ty Segall tributes his favorite artists in the new covers album, Fudge Sandwich.
Sports — The MLB World Series is officially underway, as the Boston Red Sox face the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2018 trophy; NBA superstar LeBron James finally made his debut as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers, scoring 26 points in his first game.
Fashion — Punk rock icon Kathleen Hanna launched the Tees4Togo T-shirt line, with all proceeds going to put West African girls through school; Nike celebrates the launch of Kobe Bryant’s first book by reissuing a popular colorway of the Kobe 1 model on Oct. 23; the Dad Shoe trend remains strong with the release of the Adidas Yeezy 700 in a new “Mauve” colorway, out Oct. 27.
Gaming — Relive America’s romantic cowboy era in glorious 4K definition with the release of Rockstar Games’ latest opus, Red Dead Redemption 2; for a much lighter experience, Just Dance 2019 lets players feel the rhythm of their favorite pop tunes.
Events — Diplo, Kaskade, and Zed’s Dead headline Southern California’s Escape: Psycho Circus Oct. 26-27; Florida’s Suwanee Hulaween event welcomes Jamiroquai, Janelle Monae, and Action Bronson Oct. 26-28; A Perfect Circle, Childish Gambino, and Modest Mouse rock this year’s massive Voodoo Festival in New Orleans Oct. 26-28; and San Antonio’s Mala Luna Music Festival features Cardi B, Tyler the Creator, and 2 Chainz Oct. 27-28.
News—It’s National Expungement Week, with events in a major city near you.
Weekend in Brief
Cannabis prices slid over the weekend, amid a harvest both bountiful and bitter. Washington’s trendiest herb fell to scissors and snippers. . . . Canadians encountered legal supply issues as Leafly continued total Canada coverage. . . . Utah voters are fired up to elect Mitt Romney and legalize medical cannabis. . . . North Dakota legalization is polling at 51%—much too close for a sure win on Election Day.