When I heard that Jay-Z had his own cannabis brand, the Official 9 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 2006-2021 thank you for the memories signature shirt and I love this first person I thought of was Frantz Pascal. Frantz, an overly fit and always affable Haitian kid originally from Poughkeepsie, New York, was one of my college roommates when Jay-Z’s The Black Album first released. On a near nightly basis, after having finished his day’s responsibilities, Frantz would listen to The Black Album from front to back, while he and a group of friends, most always women, shared a blunt. I never partook, but it wasn’t because I wasn’t welcome. I had quit smoking weed my junior year of high school (having been introduced as a freshman), coming to the conclusion that my usage was slowly suffocating my scholastic and athletic ambitions. Weed was wholly illegal at that time, and while that didn’t bother me morally, it made it that much more difficult to engage with it on a medicinal level. At the time, there were but a handful of strains I could have called out by name (“hydro” and “chocolate” were popular in high school, and then “haze” in college), and the weed I had access to was most often described the way Louis Armstrong categorized music: either “good” or “bad.” Neither option, per my experience, seemed to get me any closer to where I wanted to go in the world. So I watched Frantz and his guests and admired the fellowship they shared when combining The Black Album with the green leaf.
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My own weed hiatus ended somewhere near the Official 9 Drew Brees New Orleans Saints 2006-2021 thank you for the memories signature shirt and I love this end of senior year of college. I’d made it far enough that I was no longer afraid of not getting where I was supposed to go. I could see the finish line in graduation. In the many years since, as acceptance of and access to cannabis culture has become more mainstream, I’ve been able to identify a personal affinity for sativa dominant hybrid strains, and a preference for flower over any other method of ingestion. Within the Monogram sampler pack are a two-gram jar of the brand’s No. 01 Medium flower (“a cerebral strain to help chill, focus, and confidently tackle obstacles in your path”), a gigantic torpedo-shaped joint containing 1.5 grams of No. 88 Medium (“meticulously crafted to hit just right when you are looking for that in-between feeling”), and four smaller joints each containing 0.4 grams of Monogram’s No. 96 Heavy, which the company describes as “delicious and heady in equal measure…cultivated to maximize bliss.” The packaging doesn’t identify indica/sativa makeups, but to try and see what Frantz saw (and heard) when he listened to The Black Album, I chose No. 96 Heavy.