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Halloween Movies & Cannabis Pairings

Ghost marshmallows on chocolate brownies

Sitting down with a bowl of popcorn and a scary movie is a must during the Halloween season -- especially since just about any film you can think of is available across the many streaming services! Whether you’re hosting a large gathering or enjoying a flick on your own, there are plenty of creative ways to integrate cannabis into your movie screenings.

Scary Movie & Cannabis Pairings

Check out a few of our recommendations for pairing different Halloween genres with products from your local dispensary.

Genre: Suspense Thriller

The suspense thriller movie genre encompasses a huge range of films -- from mind-bending psychological rides to spine-tingling creep fests. No matter which one you choose, a nice sativa can help keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time. While it is commonly thought that sativa strains of cannabis provide a more uplifting and energizing experience, you’ll want to focus more on the cannabinoid and terpene content of a particular strain to tailor your experience. Visit your local dispensary and ask a friendly budtender for their recommendations for maximum suspense and enjoyment.

Product Recommendations:

  • Chocolope - This sativa strain, also known as “D-Line,” has an energetic feel to it with a sweet, coffee flavor.
  • Purple Haze - Enjoy a berry-like sweetness with Purple Haze, a strain made popular by the famous Jimi Hendrix song.
  • Colombian Gold - It may go by a variety of names - Santa Marta Colombian Gold, Santa Marta, etc. - but this strain is a classic with many cannabis consumer-reported effects.

Genre: Nostalgia

There’s nothing like crashing on the couch after trick-or-treating, pouring over your candy haul while watching your favorite Halloween classics. Whimsical cannabis edibles like chocolate bars and fruity gummies pair well with the movies you loved years ago. You can even try your hand at homemade classics like cannabis brownies if you’re feeling especially nostalgic. Just make sure not to over-indulge!

Product Recommendations:

  • matter.lite Gummies - Explore microdosing with these whimsical gummies, available in a variety of sweet-and-sour flavors.
  • Incredibles S’mores Bar - Choose your dosage with these delicious chocolate bars made with marshmallows, milk chocolate, and graham crackers.
  • Terra Bites - Available in flavors like sea salt caramel, blueberry, and milk and cookies, these chocolate bites have a flavor for anyone.

Genre: Slasher Flick

Picture yourself tearing through the woods with your fellow campers, the cool evening air saturated with the scent of pine trees and dirt as you scream your head off. Fortunately, you don’t have to run from a masked serial killer to put yourself in the on-screen stars’ shoes. Grab a vape or flower strain rich in pinene, a terpene known for its earthy, woodsy scents and flavors, and sit back with a bloody slasher film. You’ll be yelling at the on-screen characters in no time at all.

Product Recommendations:

  • Panama Red - A strain with a long history in the cannabis community, Panama Red has an earthy and sweet flavor.
  • Diamond OG - Diamond OG is an indica that presents the familiar aromas of an OG strain: pine and citrus with diesel undertones.
  • Gorilla Breath - This hybrid strain combines THC, CBG, and pinene to create a unique entourage effect.

Halloween-Themed Cannabis Strains

If you’re looking for a few cannabis flower recommendations for any spooky gathering, you’re in luck! Seed companies love giving their cultivars interesting names. Here are three of our favorites for this time of year.

Jack the Ripper
Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

This popular sativa-dominant hybrid gives off aromas and flavors of lemon. Named after the brutal serial killer from London, the name is actually a nod to its lineage - a cross of Jack’s Cleaner and Space Queen.

Indica-Dominant Hybrid

Not much is known about this strain and lineage, and there are conflicting reports of the effects a consumer could experience. However, you can generally expect that classic cannabis smell from Frankenstein.

Durban Poison

Durban Poison is a South African sativa landrace with a high THC content and a popular flavor. Consumers report notes of vanilla, spices, and cream when inhaling this flower. Don’t worry, despite the ominous name it is in fact not poisonous.

If you’re interested in more cannabis, visit a Verilife dispensary and speak with an expert to find which products are right for you.

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