pootie_tangHerbert Fuego

There’s no shortage of strain names that can lead to awkward moments with a budtender. Asking someone to show you a jar of Moby Dick or Matanuska Thunder Fuck is always a fun experience, but nothing tops calling a dispensary to ask if it has any Pootie Tang left — unless the budtender asks you to repeat the question, which actually happened to me at Herbs 4 You earlier this week. “I asked if you had any Pootie Tang left,” is something I’d rather not repeat.

Even after comedy hipsters and lovers of early-aughts blaxploitation parodies like Undercover Brother (which I sorta like) made Pootie Tang the movie into something of a cult classic, I never came around. The fame that Louis C.K. and J.B. Smoove later found in life likely has more to do with why people pretend to like Pootie Tang nowadays, but naming an award-winning weed strain after the film probably didn’t hurt brand awareness, either.

ecto-cooler (1)Herbert Fuego

Now that the bomb cyclone has hit, we hope you’re stocked up on food — and cannabis. Since cannabis delivery is still illegal in Colorado (though a new bill might change that), your Postmates driver can’t just add a few pre-rolls to your ramen order. You’re going to need to get clever.

Here are five ways to stretch your THC as far as possible on a cold, snowy day. Godspeed, friends.

lucky charms strainHerbert Fuego

Here’s a surprise: I was planning to do a review of a certain strain right before St. Patrick’s Day 2018, but my stoner scheduling habits got in the way. Fortunately, there were plenty of other varieties of cannabis to keep me occupied until March rolled around this year, when I finally got another chance to try out Lucky Charms.

This potent hybrid is better known for its sugar-like trichome coating than being magically delicious, but it’s become a popular strain nonetheless, routinely stocked at over ten metro dispensaries at any given time. 

dadanddudeDads & Dudes Breweria

For the past three years, Mason Hembree has been working on a difficult balancing act. He’s a craft beer brewer who feels more at home in the cannabis industry, a Libertarian iconoclast who is nevertheless trying to work within the system, and the owner of a tiny company who wants to play ball with the big boys.

Now, Hembree, who co-founded Dad & Dudes Breweria in Aurora in 2010, may have finally found the perfect nexus of those things. In late February, Hembree and his father, Thomas, sold their brewery to San Diego-based Cannabiniers, a company with big plans for growth.

colorado-harvest-van-2017-collinsJac

Although previous efforts to legalize marijuana delivery in Colorado have been unsuccessful, several state lawmakers believe that the time could be right. House Bill 1234, just introduced by representatives Alex Valdez and Jonathan Singer, proposes rolling out delivery to medical marijuana patients next year, then adding recreational customers in 2021.

“Colorado voters overwhelmingly passed Amendment 64 with the intention of regulating cannabis in a similar fashion to alcohol, and our bill brings the law in line with that,” Singer explains in a statement. “Establishing a cannabis delivery system will provide consumers with a legal way to access cannabis in their homes, curtail illegal delivery services, and open new markets for legal businesses.”

the_green_solution_marijuana-grow-collins2017Jacqueline Collins

For scientists and physicians, medical marijuana is both fascinating and frustrating: While many see the plant’s potential, there’s little clinical research to document the efficacy of MMJ.

Although medical marijuana has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that protect brain cells, studies of the plant’s potential in easing the muscle and tremor afflictions of Parkinson’s have registered mixed results — and as with most diseases, the level of cannabis research around Parkinson’s is still extremely limited. Physicians who treat Parkinson’s, however, note that patients are often using cannabis for self-medication whether a doctor recommends it or not, forcing the health-care community to seriously consider medical marijuana despite the plant’s federally illegal status.

scooby-snacks-strainHerbert Fuego

If you didn’t like Scooby-Doo when you were growing up, you’re probably not a dog person now. And I don’t trust people who don’t like dogs. Ergo, if you didn’t watch the show, you’re not allowed in my house. Not that I ask people before they visit or anything; that’d be weird. But if I find out? Peace.

Maybe it was my forever love for Scoob and the gang, or all the Shaggy memes flooding the Internet in January (Google it), but I just couldn’t resist a strain called Scooby Snacks — even after I found out that it was a child of Girl Scout Cookies, which I made a New Year’s resolution to avoid. The problem is, Cookies strains are damn near unavoidable these days. So much so, in fact, that all three commercial types of Scooby Snacks (or Scooby Snax, depending on the store) carry some kind of Cookies genetics

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