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20 psychedelic strains of Star Wars-themed marijuana

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Despite Carrie Fisher’s recent acknowledgment of cocaine on the set of The Empire Strikes Back, we’re pretty sure that everyone on the right side of the Force would tell you to just say no to drugs. (With the exception of Han Solo, who’d probably tell you to just say no to smuggling drugs on any ship other than the Millennium Falcon.)

However, if you were a medicinal marijuana patient in Southern California in 2010, then chances are your dreadlocked “budtender” sent you home with at least a gram of Skywalker OG. (We’d like to see Lucasfilm deal with THAT little nug of copyright infringement!)

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In fact, throughout 2010, a slew of Star Wars-themed strains of cannabis were circulating throughout California, most of them ending with OG, a reference to the fact that they’re crossed with Ocean-Grown Kush, a particularly potent strain of the famed Afghani marijuana.

As it turns out, Star Wars and cannabis have gone hand in hand for decades. Yeah, don’t act like you’re surprised. For your consumption—but only if you’re a card-carrying patient—we present these 20 different varieties of marijuana named inspired by Star Wars.

1. Starwarz

A long time ago, in a Dutch city far, far away .

Bud fact: “Starwarz” is what Gerrit, founder of Holland-based Magus Genetics, named his cross between the Sensi Star and Warlock strains (Star-War, get it?).

2. Skywalker

Bud fact: The Dutch Passion Seed Company (the same Amsterdam company responsible for the “Strawberry Cough” strain Michael Caine grew in Children of Men) crossed two of its award-winning strains to produce Skywalker, which it hoped would be “one of the best indicas in the world.”

3. Skywalker OG

Dude, where’s my X-wing?

Bud fact: One of the more prevalent strains in California at the moment is Skywalker OG, which is Skywalker crossed with a OG Kush.

4. Purple Skywalker

“But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some . yeah, err . power converters!”
“You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done.”

Bud fact: Skywalker was also crossed with Purple Kush to create, you guessed it, Purple Skywalker.

5. Master OG Wan Kenobi

Help me, Obi Wan, you’re my only toke.

Bud fact: This cross between Master Kush and Skywalker OG hybrid was sold as the “Special Reserve” bud at California Caregivers Alliance in 2010.

6. Yoda OG, 7. OG Master Yoda, 8. Yoda’s Breath

Doobie or doobie not, there is no try.

Bud Fact: We’ve also heard of OG Master Yoda and Yoda’s Breath, but, as near as we can tell, they’re names for the same strain.

9. Jedi OG

Succumb to the power of the Dankside!

10. Han Solo OG

“What an incredible smell you’ve discovered!”

How’s this for a scruffy-looking nerfherder: According to Strainreviews.net, Han Solo OG has “a little bit of a cat piss smell odor to it” and “tasted a bit like a burnt match.”

11. Chewbacca

Bud fact: According to the UrbanDictionary.com Chewbacca is “Very high strain of marijuana that some don’t even consider to be part of the Cannabis family it’s so potent.” There seems to be little evidence that such a strain exists, though in 2006 one grower named his home-grown hybrid “Chewbacca” on account of how hairy the nugs are. A “Chewie” is also a joint laced with cocaine.

12. DarkSide (Granddaddy Purps)

13. Darth Vader

I find your lack of rolling papers disturbing.

14. Death Star

It’s as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced . but in a good way.

Bud fact: According to Colorado Alternative Medicine, Death Star’s “fragrant smell translates to its taste as well, and the hits are mind-numbingly dense.”

15. Death Star Hash

It’s unclear whether Death Star Hash is concentrated Death Star, or whether it’s just the Emperor’s second attempt after the ultimate party foul.

16. Jedi Death Star, 17. Jedi Storm Trooper

These aren’t the buds you’re looking for.

18. R2-D2, 19. C-3PO

Luke: This R2 unit has a bad motivator, look!
Uncle Owen: [to Jawa] Hey, what are you trying to push on us?

According to Nature’s Medicine in Boulder, Colo., C-3PO is “was named after its intentions. If you enjoy thinking creatively and want to become an inter-galactic language expert—these buds are for you.” R2-D2 is a hybrid found in Santa Ana, Calif.

20. Jawa

Reportedly bred in the mountains of Colorado, Jawa derives its name from its parents, a Jamaican Pine strain and a Maui Wowie.

Despite Carrie Fisher's recent acknowledgment of cocaine on the set of The Empire Strikes Back, we're pretty sure that everyone on the right side of the Force would tell you to just say "no" to drugs. (With the exception of Han Solo, who'd probably tell you're to just say "no" to smuggling drugs on any ship other than the Millennium Falcon.)

Is There Marijuana in the Star Wars Universe?

“Star Wars” is the biggest movie franchise in the world, taking fans through adventures in space “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” When the first film “Episode IV: A New Hope” released in 1977, it became a worldwide pop cultural phenomenon that was followed by “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”, the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The second trilogy began in 2015 with “The Force Awakens”, pushing “Star Wars” to become one of the biggest movie franchises in the world. This may partly be because it is one of the best movies to watch while high, especially in theaters. “Star Wars” is very popular among cannabis consumers because there are many strains and marijuana merchandise based on the movies, which begs the questions, is there marijuana in the “Star Wars” universe?

First, they certainly used marijuana to create a galaxy far, far away because the tale about the origin of the name “Wookiee” involves marijuana. While filming the first movie, voice actor Terry McGovern was smoking marijuana with “Star Wars” creator George Lucas and friend Bill Wookey, when he ad-libbed “Wookiee”, “I think I just ran over a Wookey back there.” Carrie Fisher also admitted to smoking cannabis with Harrison Ford while they were together in the films, but there is no implication that their characters smoke cannabis in the films together. Some characters smoke the drug “death sticks” though, which is a mild hallucinogen that produces a twisted version of reality in bright colors. If they smoke hallucinogens in “Star Wars”, they have to smoke marijuana too, because Nien Nunb certainly looks high most of the time.

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“Star Wars” is the biggest movie franchise in the world, taking fans through adventures in space “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.” When the first film “Episode IV: A New Hope” released in 1977, it became a worldwide pop cultural phenomenon that was followed by “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi”, the original “Star Wars” trilogy. The second trilogy began in 2015 with “The Force Awakens”, pushing “Star Wars” to become one of the biggest movie franchises in the world. This may partly be because it is one of the best movies to watch while high, especially in theaters. “Star Wars” is very popular among cannabis consumers because there are many strains and marijuana merchandise based on the movies, which begs the questions, is there marijuana in the “Star Wars” universe?