Watch This Weekend's Meteor Shower With Space Weed
This weekend's sky report: get lit and look up
Every once in a blue moon you should get high, go outside, under the stars, peer into the night sky, and watch a meteor shower.
The coming Perseid meteor shower is one of brightest showers that can be seen from Earth by the naked eye. The luminous space show has meteors shooting across the sky at a rate of anywhere between 80 and 200 meteors-per-hour, as Earth passes through a minefield of space debris left in the wake of the Swift-Tuttle comet.
According to a NASA blog post:
"The best Perseid performance of which we are aware occurred back in 1993, when the peak Perseid rate topped 300 meteors per hour. Last year also saw an outburst of just over 200 meteors per hour."
Here's the kicker: You don't need to be a rocket scientist or a Jedi, to know that nothing goes better with such spacey natural phenomenon than weed. Lucky for us Earthlings, marijuana comes in a myriad of strains, which means finding the right space-themed cannabis products, and weed accessories with which to get lit, is a lot easier than say, mapping the stars, or you know, like, landing on the moon, or Mars, or something.
Houston, can honestly chill the f*ck out. Because the process is simple, really.
Just find a dark, clear, and cloudless stretch of sky, look up, light up, and smoke these dope intergalactic "space-strains," and the Perseid shower literally becomes the best show on (or viewable from) Earth.
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This sativa strain is strong enough to make you feel like you’re in, well, outer space. But not so potent that you'll be going all Apollo 13 on everyone, or floating off into a black hole. Furthermore, Outer Space is a hybrid of crossed Island Sweet Skunk and Trinity. The strain has a citrus-pine scent and, as one Leafly user said in a review, Outer Space “seems to make everything outside a hell of a lot more colorful and interesting.” Nice.
Though this legendary hybrid sativa could also be a killer title for a Beyonce album (or like, her and Hova's next kid), the cross between the Cinderella 99 and Romulan yields a great potency and fruity aroma, the most common scent and taste observed is something along the lines of a cherry. Fruity + funky = dank weed good for stargazing.
The force is surely strong AF on the Dank Side. "I am your father," is something that strains Sensi Star and Sour Diesel, could say to the hybrid Death Star. And the weed that isn't an intergalactic weapon of mass destruction features a mixed flavor and scent that’s both sweet and skunky. It may take a short while for the elicited effects to come on, but make no mistake, Death Star will have you feeling R2D2 levels of chill, so much so, you'll be all like: "Beep-bee-bee-beep-beep-weep-beep." (Sorry, I'm high.)
Space Monkey's scent is so powerful that it’s mostly grown indoors, so as not to get the air high AF. A hybrid of Gorilla Glue and Wookie, Space Monkey has a ripe grape flavor, and commonly tests at around 30 percent THC. As one reviewer on Ganja Express put it, this strain is like “King Kong on an asteroid.” F*cking stoners.
This strain that sounds like an LA burger chain, is a cross between the Apollo 13, Ortega, and Cinderella 99 strains, and is sweet, fruity, and flavorful. Astro Boy won't give you X-Ray vision, or the ability to like, shoot lasers from your nipples, but boy will it get you high.
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Alien OG is known to test as high as 28 percent THC, and, as Leafly puts it, beginners should "take it slow," otherwise they'll be so high the n00bs might thinking Warrant Officer Ripley a la Sigourney Weaver is about to blast their ass into the deepest reaches of space. Seriously, though, I could do this all day.
Honorable Mention: Glowpipes
When smoking among the cosmos, not just any old pipe will do. All that space weed tastes even better when your pipe looks like something Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones might be hunting. Not only does the glow-in-the-dark pipe look spacey as shit, because of the incandescence, you’ll be less likely to lose any stray nuggs when packing a bowl. Indeed, Glowpipes can even change colors, which, I mean, let's be real, is sickkkk.