October 16, 2021Cannabis

13 horror movies to watch while high

Jerry Garcia’s favorite movie was Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, a 1948 comedy/horror mashup that he says gave him “a general fascination with the bizarre” that would fuel his music career.  “There are things in this world that are really weird. I don’t think I knew that before I saw that movie, that there are things that are really weird, and there are people who are concerned with them,” Garcia said in “The Movie That Changed My Life” in 1995. “That became important to me, and I guess I thought to myself, on some level, I think I want to be concerned with things that are weird. […] It seems like fun.”  Many of my own passions are fueled by a preoccupation with the bizarre, the weird, the baroque, and the fun — chief among them horror movies and cannabis. The first time I smoked weed was kind of terrifying. I spent most of the evening wandering the streets of Salt Lake City in a paranoid haze of disorientation and massive sensory overload. Overwhelming, awesome, spooky, and hilarious, my first night stoned awakened in me a deep, primordial fascination with the unknown — a fascination that evolved into a deep love for both cannabis and horror, and the rare opportunity to write about both for a living.   And the deeper I dive into the cannabis industry, the more company I find I have. Turns out there’s a rich tradition out there of cannabis enthusiasts who’ve mastered the art of smoking weed and watching horror movies. Just as mere “scares” aren’t the only goal of a good horror film, the cannabis high is about far more than “feeling good.” If you’re doin’ ’em right, horror movies and weed offer similar modes of catharsis through similarly heightened realities, and weed’s ability to alter perception can directly enhance the sensory impact of a horror film’s visual and thematic extremes. And like cannabis, horror has always been an integral part of the counterculture, pushing the boundaries of mainstream thought with a political, socially potent edge that, more often than not, breeds progress.  Horror […]

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October 13, 2021Cannabis

5 strains that are hitting menus in October

This month of The Drop, Dante Jordan’s column rounding up all the can’t-miss strains and dabs from the best brands and growers looks at anticipated releases from Viola, Ball Family Farms, and Insane. New month, and a whole new batch of strains that you should be putting in your pipe and smoking. Here are the cannabis strains that are hi …

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October 12, 2021Cannabis

Papa & Barkley’s Sleep Suite

I’d be remiss if I didn’t start this review with the story of how I first came to love cannabis. Back in 2010, when California law permitted the use of weed for medical purposes only, I was a newly minted adult struggling with anxiety and insomnia. I tried breathing exercises, aromatherapy, over-the-counter sleep aids, and prescription …

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October 10, 2021Cannabis

7 hoppy strains for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest may not be happening in Germany this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t smoke like it is. Just like how beer is made from hops and has that hoppy smell and taste to it, so can cannabis . Both cannabis and hops contain similar plant terpenes that produce a hoppy aroma, mostly due to the terpene humulene . Hops also contain …

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September 26, 2021Cannabis

8 of the best strains for focus

It’s 12:47 p.m. and you’ve got a whole heap of work that you’ve been avoiding. You know none of the tasks are too hard, but for some reason, you just can’t sit still and concentrate for long enough to do them. Still, sunlight is ticking, stress is mounting, and you know you’ll feel like hot garbage if you end the day …

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September 25, 2021Cannabis

Kanha Sour Cherry Belts review

You’d be hard-pressed to find a gummy shortage in any corner of the edibles market. Most edible companies use THC or CBD distillate to infuse their gummies, and typically separate them into 10-milligram pieces. “All of the bright packages and kaleidoscope of flavors could lead you to believe that infused candy possibilities are endless,” wro …

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