Collected here are some of our favorite recent products from the Toke of the Week column. Happy smoking!
Nipsey’s Marathon OG
On March 31, at approximately 3:30 p.m., a man entered the parking lot of rapper Nipsey Hussle’s flagship clothing store in Los Angeles, Marathon, and fired several shots at a group of men that included the Crenshaw native. Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom, he was known for his activism and staunch belief in ending the gun violence that had plagued his South Los Angeles neighborhood for decades. In a joint partnership with the Cure Co., Nipsey’s Marathon OG will produce some of the hardest-hitting effects this side of Slauson Avenue. The robust flavors from this expertly cultivated indica will leave you comatose mere minutes after exhaling a deep, lemon-scented stream of pure ganja goodness. Proceeds from every eighth ($48) goes directly to Hussle’s family and their charitable efforts toward empowering the young, impoverished people in South Los Angeles. Available at New Generation, 3700 W. Segerstrom Ave., Ste. A, Santa Ana, (657) 900-8200; newgenerationoc.com.
Nug Sunshine OG
OG Kush is known for its heavy-hitting potency, with all its THC testing in the upper 20s and lower 30s percentage-wise. Nug’s aptly named Sunshine OG is no exception. What sets Sunshine apart is the uplifting and euphoric effects that help to balance and temper a mellower OG feel; plus, there’s a potent smell of summer fruits with mild skunkyness. This product is the perfect choice for smokers who love the power of OG but want to stay functional while poolside this summer. Available at MedMen, 2141 S. Wright St., Santa Ana, (714) 515-8506; www.medmen.com.
I’d be willing to bet that most people reading this wouldn’t be able to pick biscotti out of a lineup of cookies. However, if you were to replace those cookies with these gorgeous flowers, they’d stand out as though they were diamonds in the rough. To be honest, most of the flowers we choose to smoke have a lineage so crossed it would make a Southern family blush. That’s why I have a hard time getting excited over anything other than cannabis that is labeled as such. Some of the tastiest buds we’ve smoked have been in the hybrid realm, and Biscotti is no different. Its snow-capped peaks will keep you frosty when the temperature rises above 80 degrees. We can’t get enough of the floral haze that rises as each cultivated bud is ablaze. An eighth of it will set you back $60. Available at Connected Cannabis Co., 2400 Pullman St., Ste. B, Santa Ana, (714) 229-4464; connectedcannabisco.com.
I don’t understand conspiracies. Every theory—whether it’s the Earth being flat, homosexual frogs or Canada secretly being the source of 9/11—only works if everyone involved keeps their mouth shut. The problem with that is nobody can keep a secret, and unfortunately, I am no different. That’s why I’m writing about the stuff those fat cats in Congress don’t want you to know about. 3C Farms has done some great work growing what could be our favorite indica strain so far this year. Brilliant green clusters absolutely dripping in multiple shades of wild orange hairs will have you off your feet in no time, while the dense smoke stands to smash your palate into oblivion. The lineage of the Illuminati remains a mystery, but there’s no conspiracy behind the fast-acting flowers’ ability to relax you from head to toe. Available at the Joint, 1325 E. St. Andrew Place, Santa Ana, (714) 845-3420.
Love, tenderness and sexual intimacy are three pillars of a happy marriage, but we aren’t talking about tying the knot when we mention this pungent strain from the folks at Cream of the Crop. Enjoy a double dose of dense, trichome-rich dankness from this delectable treat while celebrating your single life or arguing with that special person about where to eat when hunger finally strikes. Bred from the lineage of Girl Scout Cookies crossed with Cherry Pie, expect these flowers’ tart vanilla scent to take you on a honeymoon that you won’t want to end. Our stash lasted less than the time it took for you to read this, so we are crossing our fingers that a first-anniversary batch is on the way. Available at Super Clinik, 2525 S. Birch St., Santa Ana, (714) 557-2050; superclinik.com.
Jefferson Matthew VanBilliard is a leo that enjoys all things cannabis and is just trying his best. He let us know that although the desert will always be his home you can find him on Fourth St. in Santa Ana battle rapping teenagers or at the local high school where he coaches girls varsity volleyball without anyone’s permission.