This weekend, we shopped our budgets off, Elon Musk said he didn’t know how to inhale, and California affirmed the legality of cannabis delivery. Now, what’s next?
Well, Deadpool does a Christmas movie with Fred Savage. “The Boss” Bruce Springsteen drops a concert film and album. And the final season of the new Voltron assembles on Netflix. Here’s your your pop culture cannabis pairings for the week of Dec. 10-16—Hit This!
Sativa to Watch—Super Silver Haze. This elemental building block of sativas remains as vital today as it did in Amsterdam in 1997, with crosses from coast to coast. Spotted at Nectar in Oregon. Popular in Los Angeles and Seattle.
Productive Product—Pain-treating skin patches from Mary’s Medicinals called “transdermals” are so hot right now. Skip the line to pick yours up quick at RISE Silver Spring in Maryland.
TV—Monday: Celebrate the holidays with the help of some Southern twang and catch the annual CMA Country Christmas on ABC | Friday: Season one of Netflix’s new supernatural crime drama “Tidelands” promises mermaids involved in drug trafficking; Netflix’s reboot of the ‘80s animated action series “Voltron: Legendary Defender” premieres its eighth and final season | Saturday: HBO airs comedian Pete Holmes’ latest stand-up special, “Dirty Clean” | Sunday: Netflix debuts The Boss’ new concert film, “Springsteen on Broadway.”
Film—The Internet is buzzing over the new “Avengers: Endgame” trailer, coming months after one of superhero cinema’s most devastating cliffhangers; “Deadpool 2” gets a family-friendly redux for the holidays with “Once Upon a Deadpool”; Marvel’s super-fun “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” already has a Golden Globe nom for best animated film; director Peter Jackson is at the helm of the latest sci-fi adventure, “Mortal Engines.”
Sports—Europe’s Champions League competition closes out its final matchday this week before entering the knockout stage in 2019. While 12 teams have already guaranteed a spot, expect a flurry of dramatic finishes.
Fashion—Nike teams up with fashion icon Jerry Lorenzo with the release of the Fear of God 1 sneaker; streetwear brand Stussy collabs with Nike SB for skateboard legend Lance Mountain’s new Nike Blazer model.
Gaming—The long-awaited survival game “Below” comes to PC and Xbox One.
Events—Santa Rosa’s annual Emerald Cup promises award-winning cannabis alongside appearances from Willie Nelson and Kevin Smith on Dec. 15-16; the Rolling Loud festival brings Post Malone, Lil Wayne, and Cardi B to Los Angeles Dec. 14-15.
Weekend in Brief
President Trump’s likely new nominee for Attorney General might be “disastrous” on cannabis. . . . Seniors are replacing alcohol and opioids with cannabis for pain, the New York Times finds. . . . One senior already faces eviction for cannabis use. . . . Missouri is considering revoking social welfare benefits from medical cannabis users. . . . Cannabis may increase both the pleasure of sex and a state’s birth rate. . . . The US Surgeon General talked about rescheduling. . . . And Illinois Gov. Pritzker said a legalization bill is coming in 2019.