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Happy 4/20 2020: The Best Movies for the Best Strains of Weed

on April 20, 2020, 7:17pm
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Whitewalker OG

Fast Five

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“If you’re gonna survive, stop thinking like a cop.” On 4/20, truer words have never been spoken. Who cares if Vin Diesel wasn’t talking about getting stoned; it just feels right. To me, if you’re going to smoke some Whitewalker OG (a strong sativa/indica cross), you’d have to take a hit for the one and only Paul Walker (RIP) and watch some Fast Five. The strain will uplift you when shit gets real, focus you for every dramatic monologue, and allow you to revel in the detail of each elaborate car chase. Not to mention basking in the glory of the architecture of muscles that make up Vin Diesel and The Rock. Fast Five is perfect for when your brain craves some real excitement, and combining the loving toke of a Whitewalker OG and the non-stop action of Fast Five, you’ve got yourself an adventure right in your living room. So grab the tightest shirt you own, light up some Whitewalker OG any way you like, and get ready, because you’re about to experience some real “in-freaking-sanity.” —Rebecca Bulnes 

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Hellraiser OG

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

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A Sativa-heavy strain, Hellraiser OG is bound to fulfill your head-high needs with its exhilarating effects. It’s euphoric in nature and has a woody taste, which admittedly has nothing to do with this movie but is a nice touch. The high that Hellraiser OG provides is a happy and fun one, and what about Scott Pilgrim vs. the World isn’t happy and fun? It’s fast-paced and energetic, immediately pulling you into its part-comic book part-video game world. The overall aesthetic caters itself pretty impeccably to this type of high and begs for the headspace of the strain. The energy of any Edgar Wright film is pretty much always compatible with being stoned, but this one in particular, what with its enchanting visuals and kick-ass soundtrack (Beck, Broken Social Scene), is definitely my number one choice. Watching Scott Pilgrim raise some hell as he strives to defeat Ramona Flowers’ seven evil exes in the exotic land of Toronto is a perfect way to spend your 4/20 given the right accompaniment. Allow Hellraiser OG to be your bud. —Rebecca Bulnes

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Sin Mint Cookies

Clue

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I tried to think of a good movie with girl scouts that you could smoke weed to, but I just don’t think it exists. A movie that is full of sin, however, is not as hard to find, and this Girl Scout Cookies offspring strain pairs perfectly with Clue, the 1985 adaptation of the famous murder mystery board game. The dark comedy is something of a cult classic, never finding a huge audience but still earning a small but dedicated following. Sin Mint Cookies has been described as “great tasting weed if you prefer complex flavors,” and that syncs up well with Clue, which is a fun, and funny, mystery film that twists and turns through the plot before arriving at its three different endings. That’s right, this movie has three different endings. The antics of Tim Curry as the Butler and Madeline Kahn as Mrs. White, among the rest of the superb cast, are well suited for an elevated viewing, and while this strain isn’t especially well known for unleashing the munchies, it’s best to be safe and have a box of thin mints at the ready, though I’m more of a Tagalong guy myself. —Pat Levy

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True OG

The Science of Sleep

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This sweet indica-dominant strain has a subtle flavor and is soothing as hell. The five-time Cannabis Cup winner is relaxing but won’t knock you into a hazy slumber. You might melt into your couch a little bit, but hey, all the more reason to pop in a similarly comfy flick. This particular strain reminds me a lot of The Science of Sleep, an underrated Michel Gondry film that is comparably cool and well balanced. It’s a great movie on its own but trippy enough to warrant wanting to be stoned throughout. It tells the story of Steéphane and Stéphanie and the worlds they create together. Stéphane often confuses dreams with reality, and in the film we get a glimpse of those dreams, in the most perfect, disjointed, and abstract way. It’s truly mind-boggling how accurately the film portrays a dreamscape even while sober, so imagine that experience with a little added help. There’s something really meditative about The Science of Sleep, though pretty psychedelic too, which makes it the perfect counterpart for some True OG. Light it up and delve into this world of dreams, because what’s more 4/20 than dreaming with your eyes wide open, am I right? —Rebecca Bulnes

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CBD God

Alien

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CBD God is among the most medicinal indicas available today and earns its name from its tweak on God Bud that stimulated the CBD in the strain. In some cases, like this, playing god can be a good thing, but in some cases, like in Ridley Scott’s sci-fi magnum opus Alien, it can go so, so wrong. The attempted capture and research of an alien species by the crew aboard a space freighter sets off a series of events that leave only one survivor in what is arguably one of the most suspenseful films of all time, and a beautifully shot film as well. CBD God has been described as a “heavy feeder and a big yielder,” much like the titular creature in this film, who starts off small before growing into an enormous beast who devours members of the wayward ship Nostromo. Smoke yourself an ample amount of CBD God and veg out on the couch while watching Alien, and watch it in the dark to enhance your terror/pleasure. —Pat Levy

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Big Buddha Cheese

Nacho Libre

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Big Buddha Cheese is a sativa known to cause happiness and euphoria in users, much like the experience of watching the Jack Black luchador comedy Nacho Libre, a film that climaxes with Black’s character literally soaring over a crowd of people to defeat his foe. Smoke yourself a fat bowl of the BBC and pour yourself a refreshing glass of horchata, because this strain causes heavy dry mouth, and then strap in for 92 minutes of laughing and smiling so much your jaw will be tired by the delightful end of the film. Reviews on Leafly highlighted BBC’s ability to make the smoker’s appreciation of music elevate, which suits Nacho Libre’s soundtrack all too well as it’s chock-full of funky jams like Alan Hawkshaw and Alan Parker’s “Move, Move, Move”  and several songs by Beck. Do yourself a favor and have some nachos nearby as well. –Pat Levy

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