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Is the New Riff Raff Weed Strain Any Good?

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Thu, Feb 27, 2014 at 4:15 AM
click to enlarge Riff Raff - JONATHAN K, BLACK ROSE COLLECTIVE
  • Jonathan K, Black Rose Collective
  • Riff Raff
When we found out that Riff Raff had his own strain of weed, we were pretty pumped. We imagined dancing like a manic octopus, telling hilarious stories about how our father fights polar bears, and being blessed with sartorial inspiration. 

And so we hustled down to Black Rose Collective on Melrose, home of the Jody Highroller strain, which we recently saw the Houston-bred, L.A.-based rapper hocking on his Instagram page, five grams for $55. And then we got high. 

See also: Becoming Riff Raff: How a White Suburban Kid Morphed Into Today's Most Enigmatic Rapper

But before we give you our, um, critical assessment of the strain, however, a bit of background on how this all came to be.

Turns out that Riff did not actually toil in the fields of Humboldt, or even procure a lab coat and a bunch of LED lamps to concoct it. As with everything to do with Riff Raff, the real story is a lot simpler: After perusing the shop's 50 some-odd types of product a few weeks ago, he simply picked a dank purple indica to rechristen Jody Highroller. The whole thing took less than 15 minutes.

"I think he was just so high that he didn't realize, but he picked a $10 gram," says shop budtender Sam Titus.

That's pretty cheap, especially compared to Black Rose's top-shelf strains, which go for as much as $25 a gram. But maybe this makes sense for Riff Raff, who is blessed with a, shall we say, hillbilly populist persona.

As for his compensation? An employee discount on future marijuana purchases. That's it. 

And he's not the first rapper to have gotten friendly with the folks at Black Rose...

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