If you want the legal marijuana industry to go big, you need to reel in the mothers. In other words, if you get the moms smoking, then you can get almost anybody. That is the gist, anyways, of this mini-documentary appropriately titled ‘Stoned Moms.’
But, when Jessica Roake, a mother of two from the suburbs of Washington, DC, heard the name of the strain ‘Green Crack,’ she made it clear that in her world, that’s not going to fly.
And she has a point. In the black market, anything goes. But in capitalism and the mainstream, not so much.
We take a look at the names of cannabis strains – and find some – for one reason or another, that should be changed.
7 marijuana strain names that NEED to be changed:
1. Girl Scout Cookies, Boy Scout Cookies
Girl Scout cookies is the more popular strain of the two. But, if you want to get mothers, as well as the mainstream on board, you’re going to need to change this one. Simply because it refers to those cookies that everyone loves, sold by girl and boy scouts across the country.
Avitas Agriculture, a Washington State grower, is already aware of marijuana name implications. They aptly name Girl Scout Cookies: GSC.
2. Taliban Poison
We don’t know why or how this name originated. Does it refer to a poison that is given to the Taliban? Or, does it refer to a substance that the Taliban gives in an attempt to poison someone? Either way, you shouldn’t be smoking Taliban Poison.
3. Death Star, Yoda OG, Skywalker, Darth Vader OG, Ewok
Anything Star Wars.
As you can see, Star Wars is very popular within the weed subculture. But, if recreational producers continue the trend and use these names for their strains, Disney -not George Lucas – may have something to say about that. And while the force was powerful in George Lucas, it is way more powerful with Disney.
4. Green Crack, Blue Crack
Anything illicit or referencing a dangerous drug. Crack is a drug that is dangerous and known to destroy people’s lives. The last thing you want is a strain a pot to reference that sort of thing.
5. Gucci OG
Who knows? Maybe one day, when marijuana is legalized throughout the nation, Gucci will jump on the bang wagon and sell a high-end cannabis flower with gold flakes scattered throughout.
But, as for recreational marijuana growers naming their strains of weed by this name? Gucci might not like that.
Not to be confused with the liquor digestif, and Mast-Jägermeister SE might want you to be confused, either.
7. Purple Jolly Rancher
The Hershey Company may have a beef with any recreational marijuana producer who uses the name of one of their candies. Also, this candy is a favorite among kids. The weed industry in Colorado is already taking action against the packaging of marijuana edibles looking too ‘kid friendly.’
Do you agree or disagree with the list? Are there any strains of marijuana that you would add to this list?