Election Day arrives again to the Nation’s Capitol! If you’re like me, you want copious amounts of good weed to soothe your nerves as we await the results, so the Gentleman is here to deliver. Not literally me, I’ll be wasted on the riot punch I splurged all my Soros bucks on, but here’s the latest round of the best weed gifts in DC from my favorite Initiative 71 brands.
Disclaimer! I can’t ensure any products are safe. What I do is judge quality. I think that means the same thing but can’t guarantee that it does. Ya dig? Then shovel up, baby! Here’s my latest recommendations:
All flowers were tested in RAW Organic Cones this week. Also I finally got a Santa Cruz Shredder (3 piece, cuz I want to include the kief when I’m testing each batch) and, man, this is easily the best grinder I’ve ever used. My start-to-joint time has gone down by, like, half.
Exotic Blooms returns to the winner’s circle this week with a smooth, easy smoke that teases the nose with notes of cream and bananas. A cross between classic AK-47 and Banana Kush, I found AK Banana to strangely be both appetite-inducing and clear-headed enough for daytime use. How very curious…
Green Kings returns with a fabulous Glookies (Forum Cut x GG #4) entry that absolutely reeks of skunk. It smokes as smooth as afternoon dreams of days gone by, with that deep, rich funk clearly distinguishable in the flavor. Highly potent and highly recommended, but maybe not during the daytime.
A cross of the popular Runtz strain with Slurricane, this entry from DC TeaPad is a superior smoke with an aroma that’s a little bit sour and a little bit sweet. Just like you, you sassafras! Oh, you stop. It won’t knock you out during the daytime, but you’ll probably find yourself scrolling on your phone all day as your thoughts drift to magnets, and how the fuck do they work, and so on.
District Connect’s Cherry OG is an exceptionally smooth smoke with a pleasant, earthy nose. Increased focus and an elevated mood was a boon as I blazed thru the insane blitz of enemies last level of Ghosts of Tsushima: Legends’ Bronze Story mode solo in, like, 3 tries at level 32. I mean, including the tries where I died really quick, like 6 or 7. But that’s good, right? Tell me I’m good. Tell me I’m good.
Entourage DC’s Creamsicle is a downright stunning specimen. those large trichomes pack a heady punch, while the smoke is light and breezy, and its aroma harkens its namesake. This one’s for chillin’, not illin. Maxin’, yes, relaxin’, assuredly, but not looking all cool shooting b-ball outside the school…
Here’s a list of recent winners that are still available:
- Grease Monkey & Pink Skywalker from Exotic Blooms
- Slurricane from District Connect
- Hippie Crasher from DC TeaPad
- Glookies from Exotic Organics
- Larry Payton from Peace in the Air– and their new Storefront is now open! Visit them at 2118 18th St NW Washington DC 20009
This week we’re approving two new edibles for potency:
Flamin’ Hot Cheetos
Available at District Connect, this 1000mg bag is going to last high-tolerance users several sessions, while normal-tolerance users should really stop at, like, 3 Cheetos. Which is a shame, cuz they taste- and crunch- like the real deal.
MOTA DC Fruit Krispy Treat
I almost ate the whole 200mg MOTA DC treat (from Baked DC) cuz it was that delicious, but I managed to hold on to, eh, a quarter of it. The rest of it had me fighting to stay awake at 5pm while I was trying to binge The Boys. I lost. Even heavy-tolerance users should take a little less, and normal-tolerance users far, far less. Like, just nibble a corner or whatever.
Recent winners currently available:
- Puff Kings line of in-house edibles, especially their Gummies
- Street Lawyer Services’ Truffles & Baghead Boys Gummies
- Tastebud DC Lemonade (available at Green Kings)
- Noob Gummies (available at Exotic Organics)
- Gifted Curators’ Chill Pills
- Select Co-Op’s Boom Bars & Belgian Chocobites
- Lucky Chuckie’s Reese’s Brownies
Not adding any new oils or moonrocks or anything this week, folks! Here’s what’s still available from previous winners:
- Exotic Blooms’ Apricot Jelly Live Resin Diamonds
- Next Level Pre-Rolls (available at Gifted Curators)
- Green Kings Hash Rosin
- Select Co-Op THCa Crystalline
This week we’re adding DC TeaPad & Royale Dankness to the list of brands whose house lines of CO2 vapes hail from the Gentleman’s favorite local extraction team, plus Bagged Buds also carries the Friendly Farms Live Resin Cartridges I’m digging.