In the legal-weed era, having your own brand of marijuana is the ultimate musician status symbol.
As you might have guessed, both Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa—whose co-headlining High Road Tour, sponsored by the cannabis lifestyle blog Merry Jane, hits the Sunlight Supply Amphitheater in Ridgefield, Wash., this week—have their own strains.
We wanted to sample them, but unfortunately neither is available in Oregon. So instead, we asked four local musicians about their own favorite strains.
Myke Bogan, rapper
"Green Crack is my favorite by far. Indicas make me so sleepy that I have to stick to a sativa. Knowing that, a friend of mine at a dispensary said she had just what I needed and introduced me to the strain. It keeps me super-awake and helps me focus, helping me write whenever I need a little pick-me-up. Rolling in a J, you catch the full flavor, and it's really my preferred way to smoke. If you haven't tried it, you need to."
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Westin Glass of the Thermals
"As I get older, I find that weed just makes me really dumb and tired—which I do like, but only in the appropriate time and place. Otherwise I just can't function. I never perform onstage or do any real work stoned; I just can't really. But a friend of mine grew some Cherry Pie in his yard and gave me some, and I really like it. It's perfect for once in a while at the end of the night when I want to zone out and go to bed. And of course, it always gets the Warrant song stuck in my head. So that's a plus."
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Zia McCabe of the Dandy Warhols
"A little puff of Royal Chem indica lifts your spirits and calms your mind. I DJed a biker wedding like that last weekend and had a great time. Since I was asked to write about a favorite strain of mine, I decided to explore further and have more to report. I huffed that vape hard. What a grooooooovy high. I got under the covers and promptly became part of my mattress. It didn't knock me out like my preferred bedtime indicas, and once I remembered my daughter had a stash of candy downstairs, I couldn't think of anything else. I gave in, grabbed a couple Reese's mini-cups and some Hot Tamales. I must have crashed out soon after because I woke up with melted chocolate crumbs on my arm. Typical."
Junior Jeans of Mean Jeans
"Mean Jeans are not ones to hit the bong on its own and watch a movie. We like to keep an even BWC (beer-weed combo) to keep partying all night long. That being said, I gotta give it up for that Stephen Hawking Kush. It gets you stoned like we used to in high school. Like when people actually smoked grass instead of heating up pot molecules in a goddamn science lab in their living room. What the shit is a dab? A tiny taste of Stevie, a few cold Coors—nothing like it."
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