These dank months are best spent as a cloistered monk: eyes buried in heavy tomes, minds alive in contemplation. The high priests of local cannabis are there to help. “It’s important to concentrate on body effects,” says Matthew Criscione, 44, a budtender at the Pearl District’s Oregon’s Finest and a writer for Dope magazine. “Say you’re going skiing. You’re going to want something that gets your body temperature up.”
We asked Criscione for his winter-bliss picks.
YOU: Trying to keep your New Year’s resolutions
THE CHOICE: Cherry Pie (Seven Point Farms)
“It contains [the cannabinoid] THCV, a slightly different molecule than regular THC. It tends to give you a happier high, and it’s an appetite suppressant.”
YOU: Watching Cosmos
THE CHOICE: Stephen Hawking Kush (Sofresh Farms)
“A very nice one for the long winter nights. You get just a little bit stoned, but mostly a relaxed and general sense of well-being.”
YOU: Playing X-Box
THE CHOICE: Harle-Tsu (Sofresh Farms)
“A very relaxing body high, without the disassociation of being psychoactively stoned.