There’s a holiday for everything these days. National Pie Day, National Puppy day—the list of celebrating foods, animals, movements and so forth goes on. However, there are a few widespread holidays that stand out in the sea of these celebrated days, including “Tolkien Reading Day.” On Saturday, March 25 readers and film fans everywhere will pay homage to the classic author, J.R.R. Tolkein, whose most famous works, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were immortalized in film. Tolkein also wrote many other books and stories such as The Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales and the History of Middle Earth, as well as a handful of short stories and poetry that are widely available to curious readers.
In honor of the epic tale and characters who are mentioned in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit, CULTURE has highlighted some of the best Tolkien-inspired cannabis strains. So light up with one of these uniquely named strains, and snuggle up with your favorite Tolkein book or story (or watch The Lord of the Rings trilogy with your friends or loved ones if reading isn’t your thing).
Like the mighty wizard it’s named after, Gandalf OG packs quite a punch. This indica-heavy strain will adhere you to your favorite comfy chair and allow you to truly enjoy some of the greatest stories ever told, but don’t plan to be too productive once you light up. Also a great aid to help consumers who suffer from insomnia.
Samwise Gamgee, one of the diminutive heroes of The Lord of the Rings, would have loved to plant this autoflowering plant in his garden. This strain is great for people who need to stay functional while enjoying a nice body buzz. The uplifted feeling you get with Hobbit would have definitely benefited Sam and Frodo in their quest to destroy the “one ring” in the depths of Mt. Doom.
Black Magic Kush
Like a true enchantress, Black Magic Kush tries to charm you with its pleasant look, smell and taste, but below the surface it has the ability to take out even the heartiest of warriors. Similar to how Sauron tricked the kings of Middle Earth into accepting his rings of power, this strain bathes you in euphoria and relaxation, but will leave you with a wicked case of the munchies.
There are few better moments in Return of the King than when Aragon accepts his rightful place as the King of Gondor. This strain trades the glittering gold of a crown for shiny trichrome, but don’t let its glitter fool you. While it starts out mellow, your whole body will soon be enveloped in a relaxed state of euphoria. This is probably how Frodo felt when Shelob (the terrifyingly large spider) wrapped him in her web and took him to her lair. Hopefully, your “Samwise” comes to your rescue with a bag of chips and maybe a moon pie.
Bilbo, Bilbo, Bilbo! Why couldn’t you just leave that evil ring alone? Just like the siren call of the “one ring,” this strain will draw you in with its intoxicating effects. It’s no wonder that this strain won numerous Cannabis Cup championships. A couple hits of this strain, and even The Silmarillion will make sense to you . . . maybe.