Netflix Is Selling Weed With Strain Names Inspired by Their Most Popular TV Shows
This weekend only, the streaming service is teaming up with an LA dispensary to distribute strains based on "Arrested Development," "Orange is the New Black" and more.
Published on August 26, 2017

Netflix is getting in the ganja game, and we’re not just talking about a new series. The streaming service debuted their latest, legal-weed themed original offering, Disjointed, yesterday, and to celebrate, the binge watching facilitators are trying their hand at an incredibly sticky cross-promotion. This weekend only, California medical marijuana patients can buy 10 legally-sold weed strains specifically grown to be paired with specific Netflix shows.

According to the Variety, the Netflix Collection of strains will be available exclusively at a limited time only collaborative pop-up shop taking over Los Angeles’ Alternative Herbal Health Services, and feature bud named and based after shows like Orange is the New Black, Arrested Development, Bojack Horseman and more. Each strain has characteristics crafter around the show, with the goal of creating each original series’ perfect Netflix and chill companion.

“Each strain was cultivated with the specific shows in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone,” the streaming service said. “For example, sillier shows may be more indica dominant, while dramedies will be more sativa dominant to help the more powerful scenes resonate.”

The pungent products include Arrested Development’s “Banana Stand Kush,” an indica that might be ideal for a “big yellow joint” and the Orange is the New Black inspired “Poussey Riot,” bud grown with “kicking it with somebody, talking, making mad stupid jokes” in mind.

If there’s ever been an excuse to waste a weekend catching up on the shows you let slip away, let it be an eighth of Bojack Horseman’s Prickly Muffin or Santa Clarita Diet’s “Baka Bile,” an indica guaranteed “to really ramp up your appetite.”

To protect the streaming service from Jeff Sessions and federal prohibition laws, Netflix won’t actually pocket any profit from the pot sales.

Zach Harris
Zach Harris is a writer based in Philadelphia whose work has appeared on Noisey, First We Feast, and Jenkem Magazine. You can find him on Twitter @10000youtubes complaining about NBA referees.
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