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The Savvy Stoner: Which Celebrity Marijuana brand is best? Willie Nelson vs Snoop Dogg

World-famous country music star Willie Nelson is finally rolling out his long-rumored marijuana brand Willie's Reserve, and it will soon be available at recreational dispensaries and medical dispensaries in Colorado as well as Washington. Savvy stoners want to know how Willie's weed will measure up to other celebrity endorsed cannabis brands such as Leafs by Snoop, created by the legendary rapper Snoop Dogg. Both Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg are icons in the world of cannabis culture, each outspoken and passionate about their love of the sacred herb. These two are definitely trustworthy judges of what constitutes top quality marijuana, but do their brands truly reflect this? And which celebrity has the better weed? Here's what we know so far about the battle of the buds, Willie vs. Snoop edition.

Willie's Reserve:

Willie's Reserve will be available at dispensaries in Washington state this month, and at Colorado dispensaries in August. Willie's Reserve is cannabis grown locally in the states where it is sold, by established, licensed independent growers selected by Willie and his team. While the full list of strains that will be featured in the Willie's Reserve line is as yet unknown, we do know that their will be several different strains available, including some long-time favorites amongst pot enthusiasts. The Willie's Reserve website product page features images of packaging labeled NYC Diesel, Blue Dream, Master Kush, Green Crack, Granddaddy Purple, Green Cush, and White Widow.

Reportedly, new strains are being developed and different cultivation methods are being tested, with Willie himself making the ultimate choices as to which strains will be included in the Willie's Reserve line. Press materials from Willie's Reserve state only that “Nelson has consulted with horticulturalists and cannabis farmers to assure any product labeled Willie’s Reserve will maintain a standard worthy of his name,” but no specific details of those standards have been released.

The weed will be sold in flower form in pre-weighed, pre-packaged 1-gram pouches, and cans that look like snuff cans that are measured out to eighths and quarter-ounces. There will also be pre-rolled joints available in both smaller ½ gram and larger 1 gram sizes. Willie's Reserve will also include concentrates, with a disposable vape pen and vape pen cartridges of CO2 extracted cannabis oil. There will be an indica, a sativa, and a hybrid concentrate: Blue Dream, NYC Diesel, and Master Kush are among the offerings. Exactly which dispensaries in Colorado will be offering Willie's Reserve has yet to be announced, and it's unclear whether earlier talk of Willie possibly opening up his own Willie's Reserve pot shops will come to pass, or if the products will be sold only at existing dispensaries. At the South by Southwest music festival in 2015 when the new brand was officially announced, Willie said they would be opening up their own storefront locations in Colorado and Washington, but as of now, no new storefronts have been announced in either state, and a list of dispensaries in Washington where the product line will be available includes only existing, already established dispensaries.

So is Willie's Reserve any good? That remains to be seen as it becomes available and consumers in Washington and Colorado can enjoy a smoke and test it for themselves.

Leafs by Snoop:

Leafs by Snoopis the line of marijuana products curated by world-famous rapper and marijuana advocate Snoop Dogg. It's been available at recreational dispensaries and medical dispensaries in Colorado since November 2015, and reviews have so far been pretty solid. The Leafs by Snoop line includes flower, edibles, and concentrates that feature eight different strains, three satia-dominant hybrids, four indica-dominant hybrids, and one high CBD strain. Strains include Tangerine Man, Cali Kush, Lemon Pie, Northern Lights, Purple Bush, Bananas, Blueberry Dream, and 3d CBD. Tangerine Man seems to be one of the best of the bunch, receiving strong reviews on  Leafly . Cali Kush is also a definite winner, receiving an  A++ rating on Medical Marijuana Strains. Snoop's Blue Dream, however, isn't anything to write home about. The Cannabist ranked it low on smell, flavor, and effect, dubbing it the worst in the Leafs by Snoop product line.

Who Wins?

While only a side-by-side comparison of Willie's Reserve Blue Dream and Leafs by Snoop Blue Dream will answer definitively which celebrity's weed is better, with favorite strains like Green Crack and White Widow, Willie will be hard to beat once he throws his hat into the ring and his products finally become available. However, with Snoop Dogg appealing more to a younger audience, it may be that the marijuana market share will be divided with the younger crowd preferring Leafs by Snoop, and the old-timers preferring Willie's Reserve. Only time and a good smoke out will tell.

 

 

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Leafs by Snoop strains, products, and where to buy

People traveling to Colorado for the marijuana tourism often ask where to buy Leafs by Snoop—a line of marijuana products curated by the world-famous rapper and marijuana activist Snoop Dogg. Since its exclusive debut at Livwell last November, Leafs by Snoop has become available at many more recreational dispensaries and medical marijuana dispensaries throughout Colorado. If you want to know where are the best dispensaries to buy Leafs by Snoop, what products are available, or Leafs by Snoop strain information, read on for a quick overview.

 

What is Leafs by Snoop?

Leafs by Snoop is an array of legal marijuana products especially chosen, developed, and approved by Snoop Dogg. “Wherever my musical journey has taken me around the world, it's beautiful to see how chronic leafs are a common source of peace, love and soul that connects us all. I've always been proud of our movement and have personally selected my favorite strains to enjoy,” Snoop explains on the Leafs by Snoop website. “Leafs by Snoop is my way of sharing the experience I have with the finest quality cannabis one could imagine.”

 

Leafs by Snoop products

Snoop Dogg's marijuana products line includes Leafs by Snoop shatter, wax, flower, and edibles. The buds come packaged in a cool looking box that holds either an eighth, a half ounce, or an ounce of high-quality, Snoop Dogg approved cannabis flower. There are eight different strains of marijuana flower available: four indica-dominant hybrids, three sativa-dominant hybrids, and one strain that is high in CBD.

The Leafs by Snoop shatter, wax, and edibles are also made from these strains. The Leafs by Snoop shatter comes in such varieties as Lemon Pie sativa shatter or Purple Bush indica shatter, while wax offerings include Cali Kush indica wax and Northern Lights indica wax.

There are many Leafs by Snoop edibles, from gummies to chocolate bars. Cannabis infused candies are called Dogg Treats and come in flavors like peach drops, lemon drops, watermelon drops, cherry drops, peach gummies, and cherry gummies. The candy bars are potent as well as delicious, handcrafted with cannabis oil and premium chocolate. You can get them in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate with almonds, peaches n cream, blueberries n cream, or strawberries in cream with waffle bits. There are also several flavors of fruit chews and a specialty candy called peanut butter gems.

 

Leafs by Snoop Strain Information

Cali Kushis an indica-dominant hybrid strain that first debuted in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles, California in the 1990s. It's a potent strain that produces small, dense nuggets that glisten with trichomes. Leafly describes Cali Kush as an earthy, woody, sweet, and citrusy bud that produces a relaxing and euphoric high. Cali Kush has an A++ rating on the Medical Marijuana Strains website, which recommends it for relaxation, pain relief, and stimulating the appetite.

Tangerine Man is a fragrant and flavorful sativa-dominant tangie strain especially developed for high THC content and potency. Merryjane.com describes it as a “strain that has fantastic orange and tangerine notes blended with a nice thick and mild diesel flavor.” Of all eight strains in the Leafs by Snoop marijuana product line, Leafly calls Tangerine Man “perhaps the best” of the bunch. It has a very energizing and stimulating effect that's perfect for a daytime high.

Other strains in the Leafs by Snoop line include Lemon Pie, Northern Lights, Purple Bush, Bananas, Blueberry Dream, and 3d CBD.

 

Where to buy Leafs by Snoop in Denver

Leafs by Snoop is available at many dispensaries throughout Colorado. Here are some of the best dispensaries in Denver to score your Snoop weed:

Livwell: Livwell is a recreational and medical dispensary with many locations in the Denver area. Not only were they the first dispensary to sell the Leafs by Snoop product line, but also they're actually the manufacturers, growing the weed to specification and producing the carefully crafted shatter, wax, and edibles for Snoop Dogg's signature brand. You can find a complete list of Leafs by Snoop prices on the Livwell website. You can get coupons for Livwell on CannaSaver.

Denver Recreational Dispensary: This award-winning dispensary is located on Larimer in downtown Denver. They're a recreational only dispensary. You can find deals for Denver Recreational Dispensary on CannaSaver.

MMJ America: MMJ America is a dispensary specializing in top-quality marijuana. MMJ America downtown is both a recreational dispensary and a medical dispensary, while their golden triangle, cherokee, and sheridan locations are medical only. CannaSaver often features money-saving coupons for MMJ America.

Medicine Man: Medicine Man is a recreational and medical dispensary with two locations, one in Denver and one is Aurora. They have good prices to begin with and you can also find special deals and coupons for weed from Medicine Man on marijuana couponing sites like CannaSaver.

 

These aren't the only dispensaries in the Denver area that carry Leafs by Snoop, and as the brand continues to expand its distribution network, it's becoming much easier to find. Just take a quick look on Weedmaps to find the nearest dispensary and give them a call to see if they've got it.

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