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10 Celebs Who Share Their Names with Cannabis Strains

The nominations are in, the red carpet gowns are (presumably) purchased, and Oscar week is upon us! In celebration of all the celebs who’ll be gracing the awards ceremony with their presence on Sunday, we compiled our own A-list – of celebrities with cannabis strains named after them.

Numerous luminaries, both living and dead, lend their names to strains. Among them are rappers, singers, actors, comedians, athletes, a president – even celebrity youngsters. The following are just 10 of the stars immortalized by strains. And the awards go to…

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg holding microphone and rapping at concert

Leafly "Snoop's Dream" hybrid cannabis strain tile   Leafly "Snoop Dogg OG" indica cannabis strain tile

The inimitable rapper and cannabis evangelist has been singing about smoking weed every day since the 90s, and even has his own cannabis brand, so it’s no surprise that he lends his name to both Snoop’s Dream and Snoop Dogg OG.

Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch drinking from cup at press conference

Leafly "Beastmode OG" hybrid cannabis strain tile   Leafly "Beastmode 2.0" indica cannabis strain tile

The legendary Seattle running back, who hung up his cleats for good on Superb Owl Sunday, inspired two strains with his nickname – Beastmode OG, and Beastmode 2.0.

Blue Ivy Carter

Beyonce and Jay-Z in crowd wearing winter coats

Leafly "Blue Ivy" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Though it’ll be years before she’s old enough to consume cannabis herself, the four-year-old daughter of Beyoncé and Jay-Z inspired the eponymous Blue Ivy hybrid.

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps smiling at press conference

Leafly "Michael Phelps OG" hybrid cannabis strain tile

The 18-time Olympic gold medal swimmer and most decorated athlete in Olympic history made waves in 2009 when a photo surfaced of him smoking out of a bong. Michael Phelps OG is named in his honor.

Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen with microphone at press conference

Leafly "Charlie Sheen" hybrid cannabis strain tile

The TV and movie star, who was once the highest-paid actor on television, lends his name to the hybrid strain Charlie Sheen, whose effects are in fact relaxed and mellow.

Margaret Cho

Margaret Cho smiling at event

Leafly "Margaret Cho-G" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Edgy, outspoken and hilarious, actress and comedian Margaret Cho is also a cannabis entrepreneur and activist, meriting a strain called Margaret Cho-G.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods smiling at press conference

Leafly "Tiger Woods" hybrid cannabis strain tile

The lionized golfer, considered by many to be the best of all time, is just one of many superstar athletes thought to consume cannabis – hence the Tiger Woods strain named after him.

Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder singing at concert

Leafly "Stevie Wonder" hybrid cannabis strain tile

The prodigious singer-songwriter’s relaxed, uplifting music matches the relaxed, uplifting effects of the Stevie Wonder hybrid.

Barack Obama

Barack Obama speaking at even with American flag in background

Leafly "Obama Kush" indica cannabis strain tile

Though we wish he’d take more of a stand on cannabis reform before leaving office, it’s no secret that Barack Obama has both enjoyed cannabis himself and allowed states to legalize free of federal opposition. Obama Kush shares his name.

Tommy Chong

Tommy Chong smiling at event

Leafly "Chong Star" hybrid cannabis strain tile

Tommy Chong’s acting and comedy careers alike have been interwoven with cannabis culture for decades, so it’s no surprise that the cannabis personality and activist is the namesake of the Chong Star strain.

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Cannapics: Our Favorite Cannabis Photos on Leafly This Month

Is your photo the best on Leafly?

Each month, thousands of strain images are uploaded to Leafly through our app. We’ve seen everything, from lush, jaw-dropping images of trichome-rich buds in purple, orange, and green hues, to low-quality dried flower photographed blurrily on dirt-encrusted countertops. We’ve even seen dick pics. (Yes, we see each and every one you upload. No, you’re not the first one to think of submitting your junk.)

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The more images each strain page has, the more it helps other consumers who are looking for information about a particular cannabis strain. To encourage more photo submissions, as well as to highlight examples of which images to upload, we decided to share a monthly roundup of a few of the best strain photos Leafly has to offer.

Have you ever shared your strain photos on Leafly? We’d love to see them, and so would other Leafly members. Upload your strain photos through our iOS or Android App today!

 

Romulan

Macro image of "Romulan" cannabis flower on a live plant

Romulan, named after the alien Star Trek race, is a powerful indica revered for its potent therapeutic qualities. Though mostly indica, Romulan growers insist sativa genetics have crept in over time, lending it intense cerebral effects. These squat, pine-scented plants produce dense frosty buds that have found their following among connoisseurs in B.C. and the Pacific Northwest.

King’s Bread

"King's Bread" dried cannabis flower on a white background

Said to be a sativa landrace from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, King’s Bread (or King’s Breath) delivers mellowing and euphoric cerebral effects. Finger-like bulbs reach out from the citrus-scented buds wrapped in crystal trichomes. Lamb’s Bread is counted among its progeny, although King’s Bread’s lineage is not well documented. Pain relief, appetite stimulation, and stress alleviation are just a few of the therapeutic benefits King’s Bread has to offer.

Amnesia

"Amnesia" cannabis flower budding on a live plant

Amnesia is typically a sativa-dominant cannabis strain with some variation between breeders. Skunk, Cinderella 99, and Jack Herer are some of Amnesia’s genetic forerunners, passing on uplifting, creative, and euphoric effects ideal for treating mood disorders. This strain normally has a high THC and low CBD profile and produces intense psychotropic effects that new consumers should be wary of.

Critical Kush

"Critical Kush" cannabis flower budding on a live plant

Critical Kush from Barney’s Farm is a mostly indica strain that blends together two famed cannabis staples, Critical Mass and OG Kush. Aromatic notes of earthiness and spice usher in a calming sensation that relaxes the mind and body. Critical Kush pairs a staggeringly high THC content with a moderate dose of CBD, making this strain a perfect nighttime medication for pain, stress, insomnia, and muscle spasms.

Pineapple Chunk

"Pineapple Chunk" cannabis flower budding on a live plant

Pineapple Chunk, bred by Barney’s Farm, is an indica-leaning hybrid that induces heavy full-body effects and a fast-paced head buzz. This THC-rich strain combines a Cheese and Skunk #1 cross with Barney’s Pineapple, and you can almost smell its lineage through sour notes of tangy skunk, earthy cheese, and sweet pineapple. 

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6 of Natasha Leggero’s Funniest Stand-Up Comedy Bits

The Leafly Comedy Tour continues with Natasha Leggero at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles this Sunday, February 27. Warm up your gut with some belly laughs from Ms. Leggero’s previous standup sets, and be sure to catch her in the Comedy Central series Another Period, which debuts its second season later this year. 

To see Leggero live, RSVP for our Los Angeles show on February 27th. For more of the funny comedian, check out our Q&A with her, where we talk about women in comedy, what her signature strain would be, and more. 

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“No One Smart’s Having a Toilet Baby”

Bond with Ms. Leggero over her love of TLC’s I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant, in which women are walking around, going about their day, and “all of a sudden a baby comes out…usually in a toilet.”

Natasha Doesn’t Get the Appeal of Burning Man

“I’ve never been, and I hate it,” the petite comedian admits as she tears into people who flock to Burning Man each year to be “off the grid” and “listen to didgeridoo solos in between orgasms.”

Usher is Not a Wordsmith

Ms. Leggero doesn’t get the appeal of R&B artist Usher and his not-so poetic lyrics. She also shares her surefire way to get rich: by writing a song “that makes teenagers think they can get rich and famous without having to do anything.” 

Women Used to Have It So Much Easier

Remember the good ol’ days when women just had to “twist [their] dimples and talk like a three year old” if they wanted something from their husbands? 

“Here’s My Problem with Hip Hop Music”

What’s wrong with today’s hip hop? “Anything catchy’s just been stolen from another song.” Need some examples? Leggero’s got you covered.

Check out Ms. Leggero’s YouTube channel for more funny clips, and be sure to catch her FREE show this Saturday, February 27, at the Regent Theater in Los Angeles. Entry will be on a first-come, first-served basis, so RSVP now and get there early to secure a spot!

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Jane’s Domain: Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself

Editor’s Note: This week cannabis entrepreneur Jane West, founder of Women Grow, joins Leafly as a regular contributor and columnist. One of the industry’s sharpest and most vibrant leaders, West will bring her insights to Leafly twice monthly in her new column, Jane’s Domain.

I became Jane West to prove that I could change my life in a monumental way. I realized that I was the person holding me back from seeking out the bigger and better. 

Jane is my nom de plume of pot, adopted because I needed to take a leap out of my former professional career. That I did, head first.

Three years ago I was a corporate event producer, living and raising a family in Denver. In 2013 I created a 420-friendly startup, Edible Events, while keeping my day job. The two parts of my working life remained separate until Feb. 26, 2014, when I appeared in a CNBC documentary on legal marijuana. My boss saw the show — and me — and the next day asked me to make a choice. I could keep my day job, or I could become “Jane West” of Edible Events. 

I chose Jane. 

Black and white headshot of Jane West, founder of Women Grow

That’s not to say this change came without difficulty. I’ve experienced more than my share of doubt, fear, and indecision. At times I’ve struggled with the feeling that I was in way over my head. But as I worked through the struggles, I found that Jane West was stronger, smarter and more powerful than the person I had been. Finding the real Jane allowed me to leave behind the parts of my life that were just adequate in favor of the inspirational and the extraordinary.

As a result, at the age of 40, my past two years have been full of these firsts: 

I met Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and Elizabeth Warren and hosted fundraisers for Colorado Congressman Jared Polis and Congresswoman Dina Titus.  

I lobbied in Washington, D.C. (and a year later brought 78 women from 16 states with me).

I was the defendant in a criminal courtroom. Five times. 

I got fired from a job for the first time in my life.

My parents permanently moved to the state of Colorado.

My husband changed jobs.

I wrote the foreword to a published book.

I used Twitter, HootSuite, MailChimp, Squarespace, WordPress, Vine, Vimeo, WuFoo, Streak, Zappier, Instagram, Snapchat, Trello, Slack, and Buffer for the first time.

I now know that marijuana is safer than alcohol

My kids and I watched a story about myself on the NBC Nightly News.

I wrote my first hashtag, and now #byoc is a thing.

I stopped watching TV.

I started sleeping fewer than six hours a night.

I produced a concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre funded by the cannabis industry showcasing the musicians of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra

I raised more than $200,000 for not-for-profit organizations.

I missed irreplaceable moments, days and weeks of my kids’ lives.

I stayed in four of New York’s swankiest hotels and spoke at an event on Madison Avenue with New York state Sen. Diane Savino.

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I flew to Boston for a private party at a castle.

I ate lunch on the rooftop of the Soho House while people dipped in the pool on a hot August afternoon.

I stopped my five-times-a-week yoga routine.

I appeared on every major news network, with over 2,000 exclusive articles and mentions. 

I almost drove off the road when I heard on NPR, “The Colorado Symphony Orchestra combines cannabis and classical music on a high note in Colorado. I’m Neal

Conan and this is Talk of the Nation.”

I celebrated my sons’ fourth and sixth birthdays.

I had an entire chapter of Weed the People, published by Time, written about my events. It was titled “Classically Cannabis”.

I was the “talent” at a four-hour editorial photo shoot.

I celebrated my 38th and 39th birthdays.

I had the best sex in my entire marriage.

I utilized lysergic acid diethylamide.

I celebrated my tenth wedding anniversary.

I smoked a blunt with Snoop Dogg and a few joints with Willie and Annie Nelson.  

I have put on more makeup than I have in the past five years combined.

I was way too nice to people who didn’t deserve it.

I didn’t thank my parents enough. 

I started wearing heels on weekdays.

I lost a passport, multiple drivers licenses, two pairs of prescription glasses, and two Wi-Fi boxes.

I was in something called a “sizzle reel,” and it wasn’t pretty.

I paid over $500 in parking tickets.

I consumed more cannabis on a weekly basis than ever before in my life.

I wore fake eyelashes. Six times. 

I founded an international professional networking organization for the future leaders of the cannabis industry, Women Grow.

The entire time I was completely me.

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Can You Bake With Cannabis Lube? We Tried It and Found Out…

SPOILER ALERT: Yes. Yes you can.

Wait, what?

Okay, we’re not technically talking about lube here; the product in question is actually considered a “sensual oil” designed to heighten female sexual pleasure, but it’s the same idea. While unlikely to get you high when used in its intended manner (i.e., topically), recent publicity surrounding these types of products has led a number of imaginative individuals to ponder the question: “…but will I get high if I eat it?”

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Who would try such a thing? Well, anyone who appreciates the active ingredient’s psychotropic effects might consider splashing several doses’ worth of THC on your lady parts a waste of cannabis. (Of course, after conducting a cannabis lube review of our own, we have to respectfully disagree.) But there’s also a good many of us who are just plain curious about these sorts of important questions.

After all, most cannabis sensual oils on the market at present are made up solely of coconut oil and THC. Coconut oil is already a hot culinary commodity on its own, and if you take the sexy marketing out of the picture, a bottle of pre-infused coconut oil sounds like an über-handy baking supply. Of course, you can always make your own cannabutter, but it takes some time, and for those of us dealing with important work projects like bong water experiments and picking out canna-crushes, who can go around dropping those extra hours? We thought that canna-lube should do the same trick.

So we set out to put our high-pothesis to the test. We chose a bottle of BOND Sensual Oil for its organic coconut oil base (organic always seems like a good idea). Each one-ounce bottle of BOND contains 150 milligrams of THC, or about 15 moderate doses. Ingredients: coconut oil, cannabis oil, and nothing else. Let’s do this.

As it was a few days before Valentine’s Day (an ideal holiday for lube experiments), I was already planning to bake a batch of festive pink cookies to send to my grandma, so I decided to buy enough ingredients for a second batch and sub the BOND for a portion of the butter. (Note: I kept the batches entirely separate – we do not recommend accidentally sending a batch of cannabis lube cookies to your grandmother, or to any unsuspecting recipient.)

Though the BOND coconut oil base is in liquid form, the dough that used BOND in place of one of the three sticks of butter came together just as well as the non-lubricated cookie dough did. Though the oil had a slightly greenish tinge on its own, when mixed with the remaining ingredients it did nothing to throw off the color of the cookies. The aroma and flavor were similar to that of cannabutter – a definite aroma of cannabis, and not something you’d want to consume on its own, though not an offensive flavor by any means.

I rolled out the cookies to as uniform a thickness as possible, and used a single cookie cutter shape to ensure that the cookies’ cannabis content was roughly equal across the board. I laid my cookies out on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and counted them. 150 milligrams of THC used, divided by 40 cookies (plus about five cookies’ worth of dough lost in mixing, scraps at the edges of the cookie cutters, and a few taste tests), should equal a THC content of approximately three milligrams per cookie. Most edibles contain more, but best to start slow when using something whose effects you’re unsure of (also I forgot to check the recipe yield ahead of time).

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I baked the cookies as normal and they came out perfectly golden. I whipped up a batch of frosting (non-infused) and put the finishing touches on the cooled cookies. Then I packed them up and brought them into the office in the name of research. We passed the cookies around the office late on a Friday afternoon. Different “research subjects” selected varying numbers of cookies to get a sense of the range of their effects; most of us sampled one, two or three cookies, with one brave researcher trying five (after all, the cookies were pretty tasty regardless of their effects).

The results? Yes – cannabis lube cookies will get you high. Most reported a mellow body high, with relaxed muscles and a subtle euphoric effect comparable to most edibles sold in stores. One researcher noted that the amount of these particular cookies required to get a seasoned consumer properly high could just as easily cause a stomach ache, so if I did this experiment again, I would use the same amount of infused oil to make a half-batch of the same cookies.

Is baking with cannabis lube cost-effective? Probably not. For instance, California-based MariButter, a pre-infused cannabis butter, sells a 16-ounce container of their product for $40, and each ounce contains 25 milligrams of THC (so 400 milligrams for $40). A recreational outlet in Bellevue, Wash., lists BOND on their menu at $62 for a bottle (so 150 milligrams for $62). There are other factors to consider, including potency (at 150 milligrams in an ounce, BOND is six times as potent as MariButter) and the health benefits frequently associated with coconut oil, but we wouldn’t recommend buying cannabis sensual oil on the reg for your baking projects. However, if you have to have a spare bottle of cannabis-infused oil lying around the house and you’d rather harness the psychoactive effects than the sensual ones, good news – you can!

Want us to review (within reason-ish) something you’re not sure about trying yourself? Email us at tips@leafly.com!

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6 Tips for Flying Solo This Valentine’s Day

You can’t walk into a grocery store without seeing at least one aisle overflowing with red-and-white hearts, stuffed animals, cards, candy, and various love-related accoutrements. Yes, it’s that time of year — Valentine’s Day. For those of us who are single, in a long-distance relationship, solo poly, or some other version of not-going-to-be-with-a-partner-on-V-Day, this is for you. Some people find this time of year incredibly stressful. Others find it alienating and lonely. Still others find it empowering. Here are my top tips for self-care (and self-pleasure!) if you’re flying solo on Valentine’s Day this year.

1. Do something that brings you joy.

Silhouette of woman jumping at sunset

Do you love horseback riding? Going to the spa? Playing video games for hours on end? Do it! The best part about being alone on V-Day is that you can take all of that money/time/effort that you may have showered on another person and use it for yourself! Take a painting class, or a cooking class, or a scuba lesson!

2. Practice self-care.

Lavender bath salts on white wood table

That can look different for different people, but a few self-care ideas might include taking a hot bath with a THC-infused bath bomb, meditating, reading a book, getting a massage, connecting with people you love, gardening, singing out loud to your favorite playlist, or playing in the snow. Self-care could mean doing nothing at all. I mean it. Stay in PJs, lay around in bed, and binge watch Netflix. No one is judging you. As my friend and fellow sex educator Bianca Jarvis notes, “I love turning down invites and obligations to focus on what I really need. Alone time is key. I have a tendency to overcommit both socially and professionally due to FOMO: fear of missing out. But cutting my plans in half does wonders for my sanity, and sometimes turning off my devices and spending the night lying in bed, relaxing, reading and listening to music is more enjoyable than going out. I find that edibles can really help me slow down enough to focus on self care instead of an obsessive need to feel busy all the time.”

3. Treat yourself.

Woman hiking at sunset

Buy that high tech vaporizer you’ve been coveting. Go to your dispensary and get the best cannabis you can afford. Try something new, like live resin, which some call the caviar of concentrates. Be self-indulgent, in whatever ways feel best.

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4. Laugh.

Girlfriends laughing in car

Laugh until your sides hurt. Laugh until you have tears streaming down your cheeks. Laughter has been proven to decrease stress, improve your immune system, and even relieve pain. Go to a comedy show. Watch your favorite stoner movie (How High and Half Baked are two of my favorites). Get on YouTube and watch animals doing cute things. Make plans with your best friend and do something fun and silly. I recently got super stoned and went to the Long Beach Aquarium. I cannot explain to you how absurd blowfish look when you’re high.

5. Be gentle with yourself.

Pensive man with eyes closed sitting in window

It’s easy to feel dejected and frustrated when everyone around you seems to be having the time of their lives. Just remember, you’re comparing your life to everyone else’s highlight reel. Think about the proportion of your life that you share on social media as compared to the totality of your life. It’s a pretty small percentage, right? Try to keep that in mind when you’re seeing all of the gushy romantic stuff circulating on your Facebook feed. If it does bring things up for you, give yourself permission to feel whatever you’re feeling. Journal about it, smoke about it, laugh about it, cry about it, then reflect on how you can find joy and contentment today. Yes, today. Not when you get that promotion, not when you get in shape, not when the kids are grown. Today.

6. Practice self-love.

Woman meditating on lake dock at sunset

Yes, that kind of self-love. Get some quality lube, light some candles, and spend some time finding all of your hot-button spots. Perhaps you like slow, gentle touch. Maybe you prefer the touch to be rougher or with more pressure. You might even like a little bit of both. Experiment! Try new things! Buy a sex toy! In the words of sex geek Reid Mihalko, “professional tools yield professional results.” Using a toy offers a chance to experience new sensations like vibration or temperature play.

Even if you’re not with a partner, there are a plethora of things you can do to make V-Day an enjoyable experience. How do you make Valentine’s Day fun and relaxing when you’re on your own?

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Our Top Canna-Crushes of 2016

Valentine’s Day is here, and we’ve decided to go public with our big ol’ canna-crushes of 2016. From researchers to lawmakers to pioneers in the cannabis industry, we’ve rounded up our favorite canna-celebrities who fight for a good cause — and look damn fine doing it!

Carl Hart

Carl Hart

For all those sapiosexuals out there, Dr. Carl Hart’s sexy brain is sure to strike your fancy. As a professor of psychology and psychiatry at Columbia University, as well as a neuroscientist who specializes in evidence-based research on drugs, he’s well respected in his field, and for good cause. From the streets of Miami, Hart is the first black tenured science professor at Columbia University. If you don’t know who this fine fella is, please, take a moment to read up on his inspiring work.

Jodie Emery

Jodie Emery

The Princess of Pot may be considered royalty in the Canadian cannabis community, but don’t underestimate this savvy connoisseur. She’s run for office multiple times and was elected director-at-large of the British Columbia Green Party back in 2010. She’s a major advocate not just for cannabis policy reform, but also for nonviolence, environmental awareness, and affordable education. Swoon and a half!

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Cory Booker

Cory Booker

U.S. Cory Booker is our idea of a good politician: kind, conscientious, dedicated to ending prohibition, and sexy to boot. This first-term senator from New Jersey called out the hypocrisy of his colleagues for having used cannabis but refusing to budge when it comes to considering marijuana legislation. Not only that, but his introduction of the CARERS Act last year signaled a clear shift in how the federal government views cannabis. Although the CARERS Act has yet to move forward, its very existence was revolutionary, and we have one sexy senator to thank for that. 

Sarah Silverman

Sarah Silverman

With her biting wit and quick retorts, Sarah Silverman can make anyone laugh, whether you’re stone sober or exhaling a big ol’ bong rip. In Hollywood, she’s famous for whipping out a vape pen on the red carpet and is vocal about her preference for cannabis over alcohol – still a bit of an anomaly for Tinseltown. Is there anything sexier than someone who can make you laugh? Someone who can make you laugh so hard you choke on your smoke.  

Gavin Newsom

Gavin Newsom

The ruggedly handsome lieutenant governor of California first entered the spotlight as mayor of San Francisco, when he began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples back in 2004. Now he’s ready to make headlines again, this time by leading the effort to legalize recreational cannabis statewide. He’s organized the Blue Ribbon Commission on Marijuana Policy advisory panel to make sure the process is done right. He’s taking charge and steering his state forward, all while we fan ourselves from the sidelines.

Ilana Glazer

Ilana Glazer

Broad City’s resident cannabis connoisseur makes you wish she was your best friend… and maybe something more? She’s as adventurous as you can handle, she’s always down to smoke you out, and she’s a true friend. She’s funny, sexy as all hell, and she’ll provide cannabis carried lovingly in her “nature’s pocket” — whether you’re into that or not. Let’s parallel play sometime, Ilana.

Justin Trudeau

Justin Trudeau

No list would be complete without Canada’s sexiest boxer-turned-polyglot politician. This  culturally sensitive, hella swoonworthy prohibition fighter is the one, the only, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. His hot-Hogwarts-student looks aside, this guy’s bringing so much more to the table than just his (breathtaking) physical features. He ran on a platform devoted to legalizing cannabis and has already proved to be a humble humanitarian by welcoming Syrian refugees with open arms. He’s ready to revolutionize an entire country and he’s making an entire nation thirsty while doing it.

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Image Sources: Simon Fraser University Communications, Internet Week New York, Shiny Things, Gage Skidmore, and Alex Guibord via Flickr Creative Commons, Ani Avakians via Jodie Emery and Cory Booker via Facebook.


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February Netflix and Chill: Melt Your Icy Cold Heart

Hang in there, friends. February is upon us and the magic of the first snow has long since faded. And if you didn’t succeed at finding someone during “cuffing season,” you might be feeling especially jaded and lonely. It’s a long month of biting winds and existential malaise that truly has only one solution: seeing your friends watching some quality TV and movies. That’s why Netflix gave us plenty of new original series and quality old favorites to tune into this February. So stay positive. Boo or no boo, you’ll get through this.

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Better Call Saul Poster

Watch: Better Call Saul, Season 1

For fans of Breaking Bad, this show is just what the love doctor ordered. This prequel/spinoff made by the same creators, Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, is set in 2002 and revolves around small-time lawyer Jimmy McGill (Bob Odenkirk), who also happens to be a morally corrupt former con artist. A few other Breaking Bad veterans will make appearances, plus you’ll get to revel in some early aughties fashion (think overly faded jeans). The timing is perfect on this one; you can watch all of season one before season two airs on AMC on February 15.

Available: February 1st

Strain Pairing: Outlaw (S | Otl)

Munchies: New Mexican-style snacks like blue corn tortilla chips and green chili salsa.

Remember, At Least You Didn’t Fight In ‘Nam

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Watch: Full Metal Jacket

Uh, this is just a really good movie. Written and produced by Stanley Kubrick (you know him, he did A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, and 2001: A Space Odyssey), this Academy Award winner will make your problems (what even are they, not having any good snacks?) feel tiny and far away. Full Metal Jacket is a brutal depiction of the mental breakdown process that a new group of Marine recruits endure when they arrive at basic training in South Carolina, with the Vietnam War looming in their future. When they arrive overseas a year later, we see the recruits’ fates unfold as they are left to question whether they are in control, or whether the machine of war is. Nope it’s not a light one, but damn is it good.

Available: February 1st

Strain Pairing: Abusive OG (I | Abu)

Munchies: Takeout from your local pho joint.

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Watch: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

We could all learn a little something from Ricky Bobby’s enduring mantra: “If you’re not first, you’re last.” This time of year, we all start to feel a little sorry for ourselves. We start to get a little whiny. But Ricky Bobby’s return from his personal rock bottom after a breakup with his best friend and divorce from his wife is just the inspiration we need. Plus, NASCAR is never not funny. And when we’re at our most cynical, sometimes it’s nice to be reminded that Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly as adult male best friends actually possess magical healing powers. Shake and bake, baby. Shake and bake.

Available: February 1st

Strain Pairing: Jet Fuel (H | Jet)

Munchies: Get real ‘Merican with it; think fries and fried chicken.

Get Some Useful Dating Advice

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Watch: Love, Season 1

Sometimes you need a TV show that hates dating as much as you do. Enter: Love, Judd Apatow’s latest project, a half-hour comedy starring Gillian Jacobs (Community) and Paul Rust (Super Fun Nights). In just the trailer alone, there are run-ins with exes, a life chat over a freshly packed bowl and the trashing of a whole lot of Blu-Ray DVDs. These two unlikely new friends, one abrasive, one painfully awkward, remind you that rallying to get over heartbreak can be a life-giving, if not comical, experience. These two floundering adults will remind you of yourself, maybe not at your worst, but definitely far from your best. And there’s some comfort in that.

Available: February 19th

Strain Pairing: Love Potion #9 (I | Lv9)

Munchies: Buy yourself a Valentine’s box of those big pink heart cookies and nom on.

Laugh Away Your Insecurities

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Watch: Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado

Standup comedians are great because they manage to shoulder the sadnesses and disappointments of our weird human existence and then turn it into stuff that’s funny. And Hannibal Buress is one of the best in the game right now. The Broad City star and seasoned standup gives us a few more reasons to laugh this month, with a new Netflix special from his tour last year called Comedy Camisado. Knowing Buress it’ll be dry, brutally honest and entirely hysterical–a reminder that when we’re laughing we’re never that far from crying, and vice versa.

Available: February 5th

Strain Pairing: Laughing Buddha (S | Lgb)

Munchies: As long as we’re taking an “insecurities be damned” approach, chow down on something with debatable health value, like white cheddar popcorn.

Bask In Your Youth

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Watch: Fuller House, Season 1

If you never got over that John Stamos crush from your childhood, never fear, he’s still hot. And he’s back for the Netflix Original reboot of Full House, a show literally everyone who had a normal childhood can sing the theme song to. Why is it still in our heads? Who cares! Carly Rae Jepsen sings it now! Everything is magic! This revival was designed for our nostalgia-obsessed culture as an antidote to the cold, ironic world of 2016. Let it swaddle you in the warmth of the early 90’s, back when everything made sense. Hey, if D.J. Tanner managed to become a veterinarian, you can do anything!

Available: February 26th

Strain Pairing: Old School OG (H | Old)

Munchies: Anything you might have snacked on in the early 90s. Think string cheese, juice boxes, Go-Gurt (frozen, of course), Gushers – hell, why not spring for a Lunchable?

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Perfect Pairing: Augment the Power of Aphrodisiacs with Cannabis

Spoil yourself (and your partner) this Valentine’s Day by nourishing your body, mind, and love life with tantalizing foods and titillating cannabis strains paired together in sensual harmony.

We’ve taken 12 common foods that are considered aphrodisiacs, or “love-boosters,” and recommended a strain of cannabis to pair with each one. Try a few of these strain pairings for flavor, but don’t be afraid to couple these foods and recipes with other strains known for their own aphrodisiac qualities.

1. Fresh Chili Peppers

Contain capsaicin which has shown to increase circulation and blood flow and stimulate nerve endings.

Fresh chili peppers

Pair with: OG Kush. This classic hybrid, known for its earthy flavor and euphoric effects, is the perfect mate to the spicy goodness of the chili pepper.

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2. Pomegranate

Full of antioxidants that keep the blood pumping and blood flow strong.

Person holding pomegranate

Pair with: Green Crack. The energetic and invigorating buzz from this fruity, tangy sativa makes it a superb match for the stimulating effects of pomegranate and is sure to help keep you going all day (or all night) long.

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3. Bananas

Adding to their suggestive appearance, this fruit is bursting with potassium, an essential mineral for muscle strength and contractions.

Bananas on blue table

Pair with: Blue Dream. Another classic hybrid, Blue Dream’s calming yet euphoric effects blend naturally with the potent nutrients found in bananas.

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4. Avocado

Loaded with vitamin E, which is needed to make the hormones that stimulate sexual responses.

Avocados in bowl

Pair with: Tangerine. The fruity flavor and aroma of this sativa-dominant hybrid, along with its uplifting and energetic effects, are sure to synchronize nicely with the stimulating effects of the avocado

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Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Guacamole

5. Chocolate

Contains phenyethylamine, a chemical that stimulates feelings of excitement and well-being.

Chocolate on table

Pair with: Chocolope. The sweet, yet earthy, coffee-like flavors and relaxing yet euphoric effects of this sativa make it the ideal companion to any dessert dish, especially chocolate.

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6. Oysters

A little cliché, but these seductive bivalve mollusks have lots of zinc, a mineral that’s essential for testosterone production which can boost sex drive in men (not to mention their naturally provocative shape).

Oysters on stone table

Pair with: Lemon Haze. Nothing goes better with fresh oysters then a little squeeze of lemon juice. No lemons? No problem! Try this uplifting sativa with its fresh-peeled-lemon scent, citrus flavor, and relaxing high.

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7. Red Wine

Packed full of resveratrol, an antioxidant that increases blood flow and improves circulation. Moderation is key — too much alcohol can depress your system and lead to decreased sensitivity and lower blood flow.

Red wine in bottle next to glass

Pair with: Raspberry Kush. The distinct raspberries and cream aroma, along with the palate-pleasing fruity flavor, makes this indica a wonderful counterpart to a glass of your favorite red wine.

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8. Salmon

Contains a plethora of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, which help keep sex hormone production at peak.

Cooked salmon

Pair with: Dutch Treat. The robust citrus bouquet of this potent and floral hybrid is sure to lift your mood while enticing the appetite.

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9. Vanilla

This delicious bean is known to stimulate nerve endings and increase your body’s response to sensation — plus it smells good, too!

Fresh vanilla on wood table

Pair with: Lavender. This savory and spicy indica creates a bold and beautiful balance when paired with the warming sweetness of vanilla.

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10. Watermelon

This plump and juicy fruit is full of citrulline, a phytonutrient that relaxes blood vessels, allowing for increased circulation. In addition, watermelon is incredibly hydrating, making it the perfect pre- or post-exertion snack.

Sliced watermelon

Pair with: Banana Kush. This legendary hybrid, with its alluring fragrance, distinctly fruity flavor, and blissful effects, will keep you in high spirits while enhancing your creativity and relieving stress.

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11. Garlic

Don’t let the smell deter you — the compound allicin, found in garlic, is known to stimulate blood flow. Just make sure you and your partner are indulging together.

Garlic

Pair with: Sour Diesel. The pungent and sharply sour essence of this world-renowned sativa helps creates a sense of equilibrium with the characteristic zest that garlic is known for.

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12. Almonds

Historically, the aroma of almonds is said to “arouse passion,” however it’s the vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber that really get the blood circulating and keep your muscles contracting.

Almonds in bowl

Pair with: Mr. Nice. End your evening right with the heavy-hitting, high-flavor, mellow buzz of this indica marvel. Known for its mouthwatering sweetness, Mr. Nice will leave you feeling hungry, happy, and with high spirits.

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So do aphrodisiac foods really work? Guess you’ll just have to eat up and find out for yourself! Be sure to check out the simple and easy recipes below for the perfect Valentine’s Day dinner.

“Sensual Salmon”

"Sensual salmon" dinner

Ingredients:

  • 2 pieces wild-caught salmon
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red or green chili pepper, chopped
  • cannabis-infused cooking oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Spray a baking pan or lightly coat with olive oil.
  3. Mix chopped garlic and chilis with 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a small bowl.
  4. Place the salmon in the baking pan and top with the oil mixture.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 15–20 minutes, until fish is tender and flaky.
  6. Bonus: Serve with your favorite red wine.

And for dessert…

Fresh Watermelon, Cannabis & Basil Martini

Watermelon martinis

Directions:

  1. In a mixing glass, mash 1 C. of fresh watermelon with a spoon or fork until juicy.
  2. Mix in 2 oz. of your favorite vodka.
  3. Add 2 drops of your preferred cannabis-infused tincture.
  4. Pour into two chilled martini glasses and top with club soda.
  5. Garnish with fresh basil and/or cannabis leaves and serve cold.

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Is Cannabis Lube Better Than Mainstream Brands? Our ‘Research’ Concludes…

“I need you to review this lube.”

This isn’t how we typically begin our editorial meetings at Leafly (unfortunately), but on that particular day, the brand Foria had delivered a little gift to us ladies: arousing cannabis spray. Some of us, being skeptics, wondered whether the special ingredient actually made a difference in arousal or if it was just a novelty, so we took to our bedrooms to investigate a question that most people wouldn’t even think to ask: Can a cannabis oil enhance sex better than traditional lube?

We lined up four different products for this experiment:

  • Foria cannabis spray (oil-based)
  • Swiss Navy (silicone-based)
  • Wet Naturals for Senstive Skin (water-based)
  • K-Y Warming Liquid

Each was selected because it brought something unique to the table: K-Y with its warming sensations, Swiss Navy with its silicone base, Wet Naturals for its all-natural water-based formula, and Foria for – you guessed it – the THC. So which one reigns supreme?

1. Foria

Foria Pleasure cannabis lubricant

Call us predictable, but Foria was the unanimous favorite.

Foria isn’t exactly “lube” in the traditional sense. You wouldn’t just slather it on when you’re ready for business. It’s an oil-based spray — which means do NOT use this with a latex condom — that stimulates arousal. Some of us would argue that it will, so to speak, eliminate the need for lube altogether anyway. But if you still got the Sahara Desert going on down there, it might be a good idea to supplement with a proper lube (keep reading for our recommendations below). You can also use organic, virgin/unrefined coconut oil as an all-natural lubricant if you need a boost.

The first few spritzes from the tiny Foria spray bottle are a mist so delicate and gentle, you almost have to giggle. Its effects aren’t immediate, but in time you’ll start to notice a warm sensation radiating from your lady bits. Sensitivity continues to escalate slowly and steadily until you feel something like a crazed animal in heat. Mind you, the sensations are localized and non-psychoactive unless swallowed (though, let’s be real, that’s a likely scenario for many of us).

The ingredients label lists three items: cannabis, coconut oil, and love. If there are no added chemicals, where does that glorious, warm sensitivity come from? Love? Probably, but also the THC. The vagina contains cannabinoid receptors that THC readily binds to when absorbed through the mucous membranes. THC acts as a vasodilator, opening capillaries and increasing blood flow for enhanced sensitivity (thanks, science).

The analgesic properties of THC can also ease pain caused by penetration, and that alone can be quite the game changer for a lot of couples.

2. Swiss Navy

Swiss Navy Silicone-Based Lubricant

Next up is the silicone-based lubricant Swiss Navy. Call us lube noobs, but few brands we’ve tried hold a candle to the amazing slip-‘n’-slide qualities this one has to offer. Swiss Navy is a heavy-duty lube meant for dry-climate vaginas, but it does lack the arousing, warming sensations we loved from Foria. Though much oilier than water-based formulas, Swiss Navy doesn’t feel overly greasy and lasts a lot longer. That’s great news for those of us who enjoy taking more extensive trips to Pound Town.

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3. Wet Naturals for Sensitive Skin

Wet Naturals for Sensitive Skin lubricant

With packaging laden with Papyrus font and ’90s-era splash bubbles, Wet Naturals may not look like the most upscale, deluxe lube out there. But don’t judge a book by its cover: This glycerin- and paraben-free lube is the perfect companion for anyone with sensitive, easily irritated skin. Being water-based, it also doesn’t feel greasy or leave an oily mess in the sheets. The one and only drawback we experienced was this lube’s duration. You may feel like you need to re-apply several times, and let’s face it, ain’t nobody got time for that when you’re in the heat of it.

4. K-Y Warming Liquid

KY Warming Liquid lubricant

This K-Y product is similar to Foria in that it’s supposed to bring on warming sensations and is often used in small amounts for arousal rather than as a lube. But, as our canna-sexpert Ashley Manta points out, there’s a world of difference when it comes to safety and quality. The chemicals that cause that warming sensation can cause intense burning, and it also contains glycerin and propylene glycol which are known to cause sensitivities (and in some cases, infection).

While thankfully none of us experienced the painful burning sometimes reported, we had our own gripes about this one. The consistency is runny and sticky, leaving you and your partner feeling like you just smeared corn syrup all over each other (but even that would taste better than this chemical paste). Some of us did find the K-Y liquid to provide some warm tinglies, but others noticed no heating sensation at all.

Thus concludes our first ever Leafly lube experiment. Needless to say, we’re waiting with eager anticipation for more cannabis-based lubricants and arousal liquids to hit the market and elevate sex lives nationwide. Foria is currently available in California and Colorado, but don’t despair if you’re not a resident of those states; your local shop may carry other cannabis-infused brands, so keep an eye out and ask around.

Have you ever tried cannabis lubes or arousal sprays? If so, what did you think? And if not, what’s your go-to lube for when the hoo-ha is experiencing some post-cannabis dryness?

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