You probably don’t need to be reminded that tomorrow is 4/20, the highest of holidays for anyone who's Indo-inclined.
We’ve cobbled together a collection of things to do and gifts to buy to get you and your friends your absolute stoneded-est this Wednesday, with a little something for everyone: herb smokers, dabbers, ganja-eaters, insomniacs, vegans, people who enjoy the Beatles and/or Mexican wrestling, and those who generally appreciate strange and innovative new inventions in the world of getting zooted.
Have a good time out there. Or in even, should couch-lock be your body and brain's favorite setting.
Lime’s Full Spectrum Syrups pack 1,000 mg of THC into every bottle, which uncannily resembles cough medicine, so you can use it to mix your own drinks and elixirs and take them wherever you plan to go. Giant Styrofoam cups are not included.
Port Hueneme's Tradecraft Farms has some seriously sticky hydroponic herb and a new dispensary opening in El Monte on April 20. You can find it in pre-rolls that use natural wraps made from goji berries, palm leaves, and cacao leaves. But since this is 4/20 we’re dishing on, we recommend going big with its Cacao Fried Chicken Pre-Roll, aka "the Chocolate Drumstick,” in which a large cacao-flavored rolling paper is filled with a gram of hydro, infused with high-THC oil, and dusted in kief. Nice knowing you! $18 wherever Tradecraft Farms is sold
Wyllow will hold a ribbon-cutting and grand-opening ceremony for its social equity-licensed, micro-dispensary at 11:30 am on 4/20 in Mid-City. The dispensary promises a unique, multi-sensory shopping experience that includes custom-engineered ambient and directional ASMR sounds to engage the ears, a terpene scent installation to please the nose, a blend of natural and multi-hued LED lights that alter from day to night, and one-on-one shopping consultations. And weed. Specifically with a focus on BIPOC-owned brands. 2622 S. Robertson Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034
Meet Miss Grass. She’s a minimalist, “terpene-rich” line of mini pre-rolls broken down by mood. For example, there’s Sativa-dominate “Fast Times” and Indica-powered “Quiet Times.” Currently, there is no “Need to Eat These Asada Fries Times.” But we’re patient.
Wednesday sees the release of “Visit Hollyweed,” a new guidebook to the dispensaries of Los Angeles by author Dan Wilson, who maintains a blog of the same name. The book touches on 270 dispensaries, organized by neighborhood and prioritizing communities disproportionately impacted by the “War on Drugs.” The physical guidebook will be sold for $15 at a group of four social equity dispensaries: Josephine & Billies, 64 & Hope Melrose, 64 & Hope Mid-City, and Gorilla Rx Wellness in Crenshaw, and will be online for free.
Wyld Canna Company’s itty-bitty edibles combine the taste of fruit with goodgood sinsemilla, delivering a clean high in a tiny package. Each notably small edible, which comes in boxes of 20 5mg pieces, is roughly the size of a brunoise-diced root vegetable, making them especially convenient to slip into your bag or pockets and bring with you on the road.
Getting tennis elbow from all that ganja-grinding and spliff-rolling you do on the daily? You need OG Otto, labeled the “world’s first and only automatic cone rolling machine.” It precision-mills your herb into an ideal grind, preserving all the crystals and resin glands your fingers typically decimate, and as if that wasn’t enough, fills a bunch of perfect little doobs with it. So you can keep your mind and hands-on your Mario Kart tournament. Or whatever you’ve got going today. $149 at Banana Bros.
B Great Relax Shots combine 20 mg of CBD with 5 mg of melatonin in one tasty little acai berry-flavored bottle. Perfect for bedtime or simply when you want to relax while watching Goodfellas or Shawshank Redemption, which we can all but guarantee will be on your TV at any given moment in time here and forever after.
Considering all you once needed was an empty two-liter bottle of Cactus Cooler, a bucket, and a jerry-rigged bowl on top to make your own gravity bong, you might think twice about spending hundreds of dollars on a Gravity Infuser from Stundenglass. Then again, we all need something to aspire to, right? Plus, they have specimens made for B Real and Wiz Khalifa fans, in case that sweetens the deal.
House of Saka’s Vinfusions is like the wine of the weed world, made with Napa Valley grapes but without alcohol. Instead, your rose, whites, and sparkling mimosas are based on light amounts of THC (roughly 40 mg), allowing for a different buzz at your fancy dinner parties and/or paper-bag drinking sessions.
Raw Garden’s new pre-rolls are packed with super fresh, additive-free, in-house grown whole flower that’s been infused with micronized refined live resin crushed diamonds. We don’t know exactly what "micronized" or "crushed diamonds" mean. Only that it sounds like someone’s about to get fucked up around here.
Flower by Edie Parker makes fancy-schmancy smoking accessories that look super stylish when they’re not just sitting there tripping everyone the fuck out. We’re talking about borosilicate glass pipes shaped like cherries and bananas, table lighters that look like sandwiches, and pricey-ass bongs that look almost too good to set fire to. We’re feeling tripped out already.
LAFC came close to winning it in 2020. A victory would have made them just the fourth Major League Soccer team to win the title, an honor shared by DC United (1998), LA Galaxy (2000), and Seattle Sounders (2022). LAFC fans were left wondering if the third time would be the charm…
The enticing dishes at the reservation-only pop-up at a food court in DTLA's Historic Core neighborhood include a whole, two-pound rock cod fried until a chicharrón-like crispness, basking in an addictively savory tamarind garlic sauce, curried crab, oysters, and more.
Parents gathered outside of Saticoy Elementary School in North Hollywood this morning in protest of a Pride assembly at the school that includes the reading of a book called "The Great Big Book of Families."