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Netflix is teaming up with Alternative Herbal Health Services of West Hollywood, California for a promotional run that most users probably won’t find in the streaming giant’s vaunted culture deck. The definition of the colloquial phrase “Netflix and chill” may permanently be altered thanks to several new custom marijuana strains named after various shows found on the content service provider. No word on if the rumored short-term memory loss caused by prolonged marijuana use will help viewers forget how trash Iron Fist was.
Officials from Netflix state the company will not profit from the sale of the items. Since federal laws prevent the items from legally being sold via mail, fans looking to get their hands on the strains will need to bring their cannabis “medcard” to show proof of a qualifying medical condition requiring cannabis use to the event held from Friday through Sunday.
Californians cannot legally purchase marijuana for recreational use until January of 2018 thanks to the passage of Proposition 64 (the Adult Use of Marijuana Act).
A Netflix press release announced that “each strain was cultivated with the specific shows in mind, designed to complement each title based on their tone. For example, sillier shows may be more indica dominant, while dramedies will be more sativa dominant to help the more powerful scenes resonate.”
That tonal pairing led to vodka enthusiast Chelsea Handler’s strain being named “Vodkush.” There’s also a Santa Clarita Diet-inspired “Baka Bile” strain (which seemingly missed a perfectly good opportunity for a munchies joke) as well as a “Poussey Riot” strain in honor of the late, great Orange is the New Black weed dealer Poussey Washington (toilet-brewed prison pruno not included).
The promo run appears to be inspired by Netflix’s new series Disjointed, which was created by The Big Bang Theory and Two-and-a-Half Men creator Chuck Lorre, and features Kathy Bates as a woman who (you guessed it) opens up a marijuana dispensary. Other Netflix pun-inspired strains were plucked directly from Disjointed, including the “Omega Strain,” “Rutherford B. Haze” and “Eve’s Bush.”