Jon’s Stone-Chilly Cop Checklist #33: A New Yr of Flame

I’m so glad January is sort of over. The winter days type of gel collectively into this limitless chilly and gloomy haze that’s simply depressing. It concurrently feels prefer it’s each the primary day of the month, and the six hundredth, and I by no means really feel heat, like, inside, ya know? And I’m reporting from Los Angeles, so I might solely think about the icy hellscape you guys are dealing with elsewhere within the nation. We’ve been bombarded with rain, but it surely’s higher than snow, I assume. No less than the solar is beginning to shine once more… So not all is miserable! Final weekend the First Smoke of the Day gang had their first ever Household Reunion, and it was actually among the finest weed occasions I’ve been to but. Ballers from throughout the nation, not simply the state, pulled up, and it was nice to see some flame from throughout the nation beneath one roof. It was a pleasant departure from the seasonal hibernation many people discover ourselves endeavor. Bear in mind to get on the market and hang around with your mates. Or strangers. Different residing issues, actually. It helps throughout this time of yr. 

I digress, I do know why you’re right here, so right here it’s. The perfect warmth that I’ve uncovered as of late. I discussed up to now that the barrier to entry to this checklist is ever rising, however competitors’s getting heavier than ever, so buckle up. No whammy’s on this facet. Nonetheless! I’m not ignorant sufficient to assume I do know EVERYTHING. There’s all the time extra gems to dig out. When you’ve seen a taking pictures star, or obtained one thing value exhibiting off, holler at me! It’s @joncappetta throughout platforms.

Fidel’s x Carrot’s Collab

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I’ve written loads about Fidel’s work these days, however this newest collaboration he launched with Carrots by Anwar Carrots is greater than worthy of its shine. It’s additionally obtainable nationwide, so that you don’t need to depend on your location to take part. Together with probably the most snug hoodies, t-shirts, and pairs of sweats I’ve ever gotten from a weed model with crossover logos, what’s even higher is the field comes with a half ounce of Fidel’s premium Flowers of Zion, and a full dimension Hash Gap in a collectible 3D printed carrot. This dude is consistently evolving the model facet of his flower enterprise, and whereas the weed’s nice, the advertising and marketing is simply – *chef’s kiss*.

The Jig Is Up’s 730

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So this was instantly a contender for my favourite mylar design ever. One thing concerning the shiny straight jacket simply intuitively screams ‘there’s hearth inside right here’, and I can’t get sufficient of it. As such, I needed to monitor down the true, and associates, the 730 inside is simply as sizzling because the packaging it’s encased in. I obtained an opportunity to sit down down with Jig throughout his latest journey to Los Angeles and whereas he’s clearly obtained a watch for the advertising and marketing facet of the sport, the work he confirmed was no low-cost gimmick. 

Mush Melo

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Y’all know I really like sweet, so sweet that fucks you up’s a win/win, proper? And I’ve informed you about how seemingly every little thing was changed into a gummy final yr, from LSD to MDMA. Properly associates, have you ever ever had a psilocybin s’extra? Now you may! The magicians over at Mush Melo discovered a option to flip everyones favourite pure psychedelic right into a marshmallow and boy is it stupendous. I need to additionally observe for the document that I made a sizzling chocolate with these that made me really feel colours so whereas s’mores are after all America’s favourite deal with, there’s actually no going fallacious right here.

Zig-Zag’s Blanket Hoodie

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Talking of tripping, my new absolute favourite factor to put on whereas on a imaginative and prescient quest is that this new outsized hoodie / blanket from Zig-Zag. This fluffy cloud of consolation is strictly what it feels like, and it’s actually wonderful it’s taken our collective civilization this lengthy to determine the way to make one thing this good. It’s just like the advanced drug-rug, full with the kangaroo pocket and every little thing, however this one’s a way more welcoming sort of fuzzy.

Heady Heads

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Often if you see large pre-rolls you don’t anticipate a lot from the flower. It’s principally for the gimmick. Individuals need to take footage with the flamboyant smoke, however don’t need to waste the true flame. Not Heady Heads. These eighth prerolls (served in packs of three – 10.5 grams per pack) are full of precise warmth. The primary pack I attempted was Zkittlez, and it tasted as glorious as Z is supposed to, and his newest collabs with Sourwavez, which embody each his RS-11 and Sherbanger cuts, will solely proceed this robust legacy. Plus, contemplating how a lot you’re getting per pack, these guys are greater than moderately priced.

Most well-liked Gardens

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I’ve been listening to the gospel concerning the unbelievable work Most well-liked Gardens has been doing for awhile now, but it surely wasn’t till the First Smoke of the Day Household Reunion that we lastly crossed paths, and boy am I glad we did. Whereas their coveted flower not often makes it this far down state, Dave broke me off with one in every of their private 3 gram bangers and yo – it’s pretty much as good as I’ve been listening to. A selfmade salad of Znackz X Rs11 rolled by Mike on his group, this was the right option to get my day began, and actually could be my most well-liked joint repeatedly in the event that they have been extra available down right here. I do know he’s obtained a bunch extra work coming on-line this yr so right here’s to hoping all of us see extra of those headies IRL.

GOAT World’s Westwood Lounge

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I’ve been that means to take a look at one of many GOAT World outlets for awhile now, however this previous month they opened their latest location in Westwood so it was a very good excuse to lastly get off my ass. I’ve obtained to say, it’s even higher than I anticipated. Not solely did the occasion have all the appropriate canna-elite, however these guys are stocked with actually each hype play you can think about – from Zushi to Tremendous Dope. I’m excited to see how these guys develop as a result of whereas I do know lots of people are touchdown at LAX and heading straight to Cookies, I believe the GOAT’s about to offer the reigning champ a run for it’s cash.


Courtesy of LA FAV

I didn’t notice simply how wide-reaching Blue’s arms have been out right here, so now I really feel very late to the occasion. I knew he owned Archie’s, the unique snack store & deli in Noho, however due to his help of my late pal Jesse I now notice he’s obtained spots all around the metropolis – and pushing way over simply chilly cuts. He’s obtained a collectibles store, curiosity in a Tattoo parlor, and my favourite, some actually, actually fucking good weed. His Yuzu has been a day by day driver the previous few days, and his pre-rolled blunts are going to turn out to be a staple in my rotation.

Dying Row Information Hashish

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I’ll be trustworthy, I anticipated this one to be a gimmick once I first heard it was coming. Everyone knows how movie star stuff goes, and with all of the NFT focus Dying Row has, I used to be just a bit bit sus. That’s, till I heard that AK was placing it collectively. A Cop-Checklist alumni for his work Shirazi beneath SMKRS, the brand new model is being chosen and QC’d by the person himself, so I do know it’s not going to be some primary company scale play. The primary few baggage he confirmed me, together with his Strawberry Gary and Tropicana Cookies – which as a sidebar I haven’t seen a very good minimize of in SO lengthy – was proper within the pocket of what you need with high shelf product. And since this wants some degree of gimmick, the mylar baggage double as pendants on your chain – in true Dying Row style.

Hella Noize

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These guys are a brand new identify to me, however they’ve apparently been underground for a minute already and are simply now pushing out into the bigger market. I’ve obtained to say, it clearly reveals within the product, as a result of whereas there are 1,000,000 busters who would come to market with any previous factor, it’s clear that whoever’s doing the choosing over there’s a seasoned vet. My first style was their Banzaai, which checks all of the lure containers from sweetness and fuel to that darkish purple hue, however in contrast to lots of these that may solely look the half, the nostril on this one will rock you instantly. You may style the standard within the smoke, however you’ll actually really feel it within the excessive in that approach that can make you say “I bear in mind this sense…”

Bonus: Hug Sleep

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That is completely not weed associated, however I haven’t slept properly in years and I believe I discovered an answer that’s so ridiculous y’all want to listen to about it. So I used to be watching Shark Tank and there was this product referred to as ‘Hug Sleep’ which is mainly like an grownup swaddle that’s supposed to alleviate anxiousness and make you sleep higher. I believed it was hilarious so I purchased one as a result of why not, proper? However yo – it’s unbelievable. I’ve been sleeping like a child once more. I’ve by no means been as productive within the morning as I’ve been for the previous few weeks, and whereas I’m unsure this could probably final, and it undoubtedly feels a bit ridiculous to put on, should you’re having hassle sleeping, or staying asleep, give this a shot. It’s working wonders for me.

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