School may have started up. Summer may be drawing to a close. But America still turnt up over the weekend, because summer habits die hard. Now, what’s next? Justin Timberlake’s Air Jordans come out and Burning Man goes off. Here’s the best of the week ahead.
Sativa to Watch — XJ-13. This versatile sativa-dominant hybrid soars with Jack Herer yet keeps you grounded with G-13. Spotted at Little Amsterdam in Portland, OR. Also popular in Denver and Los Angeles.
To Do List
Cannabis Farmer’s Almanac — Outdoors, supplement flowering P and K nutrients as needed. Avoid lockout. Trellis for wind. Kill pests. Prune. Make a harvest supplies list. Indoors, consider topping plants to increase yield.
TV — Tuesday: Superstar LeBron James produces and hosts the barbershop-set talk show “The Shop” on HBO | Friday: Netflix brings back “Ozark” for a second season of criminal thrills and family drama; John Krasinski plays a familiar spy hero in “Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan” premiering on Amazon.
Film — The historical thriller “Operation Finale” details the capture of the exiled Nazi Adolf Eichmann in 1960s Argentina; “The Man From Mo’ Wax” takes a look into the life of the electronic musician James Lavelle and his influential record label.
Music — After a five year hiatus, Alkaline Trio gets all dark and brooding on their 9th studio album, Is This Thing Cursed?; indie folk-rockers Iron & Wine follow up their Grammy-nominated 2018 album with the aptly-titled Weed Garden EP; California punk journeymen Swingin’ Utters release their latest record, Peace and Love.
Fashion — Justin Timberlake teams up with Jordan Brand and Nike to release the ‘Bio Beige’ Air Jordan 3 JTH releasing Aug. 28; Adidas reveals pictures of their upcoming shoe collaboration with the popular anime series Dragon Ball Z.
Sports — Millions of fantasy football leagues prepare for their big draft as the NFL season is set to kick off on Sept. 6. Don’t forget to check your player rankings.
Gaming — One of Capcom’s most popular franchises makes its debut on Nintendo Switch with Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate; take a trip to Donut County for hilarious animated graphics and challenging puzzles based on physics and gravity.
Events — The three-day EDM extravaganza Electric Zoo brings acts like Tiësto, Marshmello, and Kaskade to New York Aug. 31-Sept. 2; Lil Wayne, J. Cole, and SZA headline Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival all Labor Day Weekend; neo-hippies and Silicon Valley CEO’s alike will take to the Nevada desert for the annual Burning Man festival taking place Aug. 26 to Sept. 3.
Weekend In Brief
Oregon stopped letting medical patients buy 24 ounces a day, after the state’s tracking system detected what looked like trafficking. . . . Oklahoma’s medical cannabis system opened for licenses and collected $1.5 million in fees. . . . Colorado joins California in an ongoing pesticide reckoning. . . . Denver’s second social lounge got official approval for a fall opening. . . . Lastly, Michigan banned edibles mixed with food-borne illness sources like meat, fish, milk, dairy, jams or jellies, canned fruit, melon, tomatoes, caramel apples and leafy greens. . . . Dude, caramel apples — we see you. 👀 You can still make brownies, too. … Rest in Power, Sen. John McCain.
No drugs or alcohol so I can get the signal clear as day/
Put my glock away/
I got a stronger weapon that never runs out of ammunition/
so I’m ready for war okay
Stay safe out there this week. – O.P.
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