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Weed Review: Larry OG Will Remind You Of Your First Joint

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By Ron GarmonBoasting an impressive 21.31% THC yield, this sugary strain placed second in the “Medical Indica” category in this year’s Cannabis Cup. That means this weed has the kind of subjectivity altering dive-bomb most teaheads fondly associate with that long-ago very first joint. 420 Caregivers is a no-frills dispensary with a large selection of top-end meds and efficient staff, which had me out of and back into the unseasonable L.A. cold in under five minutes. A gram equaled two frosty buds.

One way to write about dope is to adapt Eddie Poe’s advice—"Should you ever be drowned or hung, be sure and make a note of your sensations." Larry OG’s effects aren’t so catastrophic, but they do gather quickly, as I found out upon packing half of the smaller of the buds into my pipe. Two hits put jacket, muffler and house-key several miles out of reach and it was all I could do to punch up Willie Hutch’s deathless soundtrack to The Mack and spin gently counterclockwise in my office chair. A heavy (and heavily pleasant) body high arrested all hope of concentration and my grin felt like it had seventy-two teeth. Abandoning Friday night plans, I ignited the other half of the bud and settled into an hour or two of brain movies as scored by Can and Isaac Hayes.

You hear about lit-up weedheads energized enough to paint houses, do weeks of laundry or swab floors the size of Van Nuys, but I doubt any of these stoner Stakhanovites were toking Larry OG. I consumed the second bud slowly over the weekend and there’s some yet in the green bottle. Operate no machinery heavier than a Zippo while medicating.

Larry OG
420 Hollywood Caregivers
1253 Vine St., Hollywood.

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When not writing about marijuana, Ron Garmon conducts interviews and listens to music for L.A. Record. His writings have appeared in Utne Reader, the Los Angeles Times, Famous Monsters of Filmland, SF Weekly’s “All Shook Down” blog and many more. Depending upon the angle, he looks like either Sting or Rutger Hauer.

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