Pair these refreshing songs and strains and stay in the zone all year long
If you’re reading this, it’s not too late to get your mind all the way right for 2022. Despite the BS we’re all still going through thanks to COVID-19, it’s the best time to rebuild the next, best version of yourself.
Whatever you plan to do more or less of this year, keep in mind that your only opponent is your past self. And remember that you really can get all that shit done by December!
To help maintain your vibe and determination to accomplish your goals, roll up, rock out, and weed along with these fresh song and strain pairings!
Brainstorming goes great with an uplifting cultivar like Blue Dream, which will have you feeling creative and euphoric while helping with stress and anxiety. Unlock new ideas by pairing this dreamy berry flavor that will give you the plan, good intentions, and willpower needed to stay consistent on your path.
Prime your mind for exploration with Cordae’s “Dream In Color,” which will challenge you to always rise higher than the day before.
Aim high and play hard like Jadakiss, who enjoyed a renaissance in his music career last year, and Rick Ross, who expanded his signature strain (Pink Rozay). Their collaboration “Kisses to the Sky” is the perfect music to vibe to before or after a long day of bossing up and handling business.
When you need a boost of confidence, this song and strain pairing is sure to push you over the finish line. All you need to do is track down a bag of Marathon OG then put on “Hussle & Motivate,” by the strain’s co-founder Nipsey Hussle.
We can all learn from the late great Hussle’s vision, dedication, and confidence. So this year, challenge yourself to honor his marathon-long patience and blazing urgency. Whatever your passion project is, set aside a chunk of free time and change and make a bet on your biggest dream.
Alien Labs’ new strain Xeno was a hit at the Emerald Cup Harvest Ball in December. One Leafly reviewer says it “reeks of sour cat piss and old fruit.” The distinct look, aroma, taste, and effects, Xeno will have you guarding your stash from free-loaders like the boyfriend Amy Winehouse refers to on this classic throwback.
The world is changing before our eyes, and you have the power to leave your mark on it every single day, just like Jack Herer. This author, activist and, cannabis icon is responsible for helping legalize and normalize the plant with advocacy that includes wildly popular books like The Emperor Wears No Clothes (1985) and G.R.A.S.S.: Great Revolutionary American Standard System (1973).
Just because your dreams haven’t bloomed yet, that doesn’t mean you stop dreaming? Keep the faith like Jack and know that your hard work will change the world for somebody coming after you.
When your goals require extreme discipline, you can count on this track and cultivar pairing to keep you focused on your ultimate goals.
When it feels like life is pulling you in a billion directions, remember that it’s always okay to step back for a minute and regroup. Plan time to unplug and discover that off-time is often the key to unlocking your highest achievements.
Monogram No. 01 is the perfect strain to zone into this classic JAY-Z cut, where the mogul admits to indulging in Mary Jane “once in a few, when there’s nothing to do, and the tension gets too thick for my sober mind to cut through.”
God shuffled the cards, dealt me a hand with impossible odds/Put an obstacle course up/Look, and I conquered them all (Conquered them all)/With minimal effort I’m fresher than sock in your drawer (Fuck)” Bas ft. J. Cole – “Tribe” (2018)
You never know what the next day has in store. That’s why it’s wise to keep a few extra nugs of Peanut Butter Breath handy at all times. The heavy nut aroma, dark sticky buds, and consistently relaxing high will make this one of your all-time favorites for turning a bad day around.
Don’t try to do everything on your own. Whether it’s family, friends, or partners, you need people to lean on. So make space and time to talk out any issues and enter the New Year knowing where you stand in all of your relationships. Tangie is the perfect strain for social and family gatherings that require everyone to loosen up and get social.
La Niña is known to help even the shyest smokers become veterans and expressing themselves. Surround yourself with the kinds of friends who can practically read your mind, and proceed to talk your head off in the name of clear communication. Pair this strain with Kali Uchis’ addictive track “Telepatía” to test your powers of telepathy.
Manifesting dreams into reality can burn a lot of bandwidth. That’s why this mind-shifting strain-song combo is here to help you unplug from the matrix and lock into your true purpose.
A high-THC strain that tempers euphoric effects with relaxation, Quantum Kush is a perfect pick-me-up from the low points of daily life. Enjoy the herbaceous aroma and earthy flavor that will transport you to another dimension, free of tension and monotony. This is the strain to smoke when you’re about to drown yourself in luxury, or need some inspiration for updating your bucket list.
S.A.G.E (a.k.a. Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium) is known as the perfect Thanksgiving strain for a number of reasons. Unlike the sleep-triggering tryptophan in a Thanksgiving turkey, this cultivar will lift you up and allow you to stay energized for the people, places, and things that you stay thankful for year-round.
We all took a couple L’s last year. But if you’re reading this – you’re still in the game. So remember to show yourself gratitude for making it through the storm. And don’t be shy about spreading the same love around your family tree and social circles. You never know who needs a pick-me-up.
Sour Diesel has been an essential strain for decades, and for good reason. Chalk its longevity up to consistent relaxation and creativity. Sour is a favorite for artists, as well as highly-stressed executives, because of how its balanced effects can help your mind overcome less than ideal circumstances.
The aftermath of the failed War on Drugs is still devastating communities worldwide. As you enjoy your own trees, pay respects and dues to all those who served or are serving time for nonviolent cannabis crimes.
The world really is yours, no need to imagine anymore. Roll up some King’s Kush, turn up this classic, and start working on the world you want to see.
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Not to sound like your mother, but make sure you are eating well and getting enough rest this year. If you are ever struggling to build up an appetite or need help getting to sleep, turn to a strain like Monster Cookies for the desired effects. Remember that self-care is key to maximizing your productivity, no matter what “grind” culture tries to tell you about going 100 mph, 24/7.
You only have one life to live. So you owe it to yourself to build a ladder all the way up to your dreams, then climb every rung. Just don’t let any regrets weigh you down along the way.
Take it from New Orleans wordsmith, Jay Electronica: You can’t carry regrets about the past sully your next chapter. So forgive yourself and move forward with a clear mind and heart.
If you need some assistance, King’s Cake, a.k.a. Disco Glitter will send you flying via high THC levels, and will still keeping you grounded thanks to a sturdy body high. If you ever need a balanced cultivar to quiet that voice of inner-doubt, look no further.