Netflix Begins Selling Its Own Strains of Weed
"Netflix & Chill" will now mean something entirely different
Published Aug 30, 2017For some viewers out there, weed and good television go together like peanut butter and jam. Ahead of launching their new pot-themed sitcom Disjointed, Netflix looked to capitalize on the perfect pair by opening up a pop-up dispensary.
In promoting the new series, the streaming giant partnered with California dispensary Alternative Herbal Health Services (AHHS) to distribute different strains of marijuana based on its programming.
At a pop-up held this past weekend in West Hollywood, viewers could buy strains based on Disjointed, Lady Dynamite, BoJack Horseman, Orange Is the New Black, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Mystery Science 3000: The Return, Arrested Development, Grace and Frankie, Chelsea and Santa Clarita Diet.
Each strain is said to pair with the corresponding show. The "Banana Stand Kush" strain, inspired by Arrested Development, is said to be "a fruity indica perfect in a bowl, vaporizer or big yellow joint," while the Orange Is the New Black-inspired "Poussey Riot" is "a sativa hybrid that's great for, y'know, like, kicking it with somebody, talking, making mad stupid jokes, and not even wanting to go to sleep."
As AdWeek notes, Netflix didn't technically distribute or touch the plant itself for legal reasons, though the activation did sell 27 pounds of product during the event.