Over the weekend, we caught Willie Nelson, Margot Price, and 500 cannabis entries at the Emerald Cup in California. Meanwhile, Massachusetts legalization gained steam, and Gov. Cuomo prepared to announce a legalization bill. Now what? Things slow down for the holidays, but Samantha Bee throws a holiday special, we get to watch Aquaman, and the space marine franchise Warhammer goes four-player co-op on Playstation 4. Here’s your pop culture cannabis pairings for the week of Dec. 17-23—Hit This!
Sativa to Watch—Pineapple Wonder. Grammy-nominated country singer Margot Price’s new strain on Willie Nelson’s brand Willie’s Reserve promises tropical sweetness and energy to jam.
Productivity Hack—Waited until the last minute to do some Christmas shopping? So did we. Here’s last-minute gifts for cannabis lovers.
Productive Product— Let Otto the joint roller take the leg work out of your next doink (slang for joint).
TV — Wednesday: “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee submits her own holiday special with “Christmas on I.C.E.” on TBS | Friday: Marvel’s teenage superhero drama “Runaways” airs its season 2 premiere on Hulu; Netflix’s adaptation of the thrilling novel “Perfume” puts a modern twist on a serial killer sensitive to smell; the Showtime documentary “American Dream/American Knightmare” takes viewers deep into the exploits of infamous gangsta rap record exec Suge Knight | Sunday: Fox airs the classic 1989 holiday special, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire.”
Film — Emily Blunt takes the mantle of an iconic Disney character in “Mary Poppins Returns”; Jason Momoa adds some much needed badassery to DC Comics’ otherwise campy ocean-based superhero “Aquaman”; “Bumblebee” looks to be a welcome heart-filled departure from the bloated Transformers movie series.
Music — M.I.A.’s latest music video “Reload” is a newly uncovered track recorded a year before her 2005 debut, Arular; Long Beach emcee Vince Staples’ new song “Home” is featured on the “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” soundtrack.
Sports — MLB’s Winter Meetings this offseason was relatively quiet, as both superstars Bryce Harper and Manny Machado remain unsigned free agents; the UEFA Champions League holds its draw on Monday to determine the knockout stage matchups for the remaining 16 European football clubs.
Fashion — Nike SB teams up with New England-based shop Concepts for the “Purple Lobster” iteration of their crustacean-inspired Dunks; Adidas and Pharrell Williams continues their successful partnership with the release of the Crazy BYW LVL X “Gratitude Empathy.”
Gaming — Warhammer: Vermintide 2 brings 4-player co-op action to the PS4.
News — New York Gov. Cuomo outlines a legalization bill Monday.
Weekend In Brief
Miss Universe spoke up in support of legal medical cannabis despite her country’s brutal drug politics. . . . President Trump’s new acting chief of staff has voted well on cannabis. . . . Massachusetts’ third retail store opened. . . . And a mega-lobby of seniors, unions, teachers, and more announced support for legalization.
White on white, that’s the Testa/
Black on black, that’s the Tesla/
See these diamonds in this watch face?/
All that shit came from pressure