Despite Carrie Fisher's recent acknowledgment of cocaine on the set of The Empire Strikes Back, we're pretty sure that everyone on the right side of the Force would tell you to just say no to drugs. (With the exception of Han Solo, who'd probably tell you to just say no to smuggling drugs on any ship other than the Millennium Falcon.)
However, if you were a medicinal marijuana patient in Southern California in 2010, then chances are your dreadlocked "budtender" sent you home with at least a gram of Skywalker OG. (We'd like to see Lucasfilm deal with THAT little nug of copyright infringement!)
In fact, throughout 2010, a slew of Star Wars-themed strains of cannabis were circulating throughout California, most of them ending with OG, a reference to the fact that they're crossed with Ocean-Grown Kush, a particularly potent strain of the famed Afghani marijuana.
As it turns out, Star Wars and cannabis have gone hand in hand for decades. Yeah, don't act like you're surprised. For your consumption—but only if you're a card-carrying patient—we present these 20 different varieties of marijuana named inspired by Star Wars.
A long time ago, in a Dutch city far, far away ...
Bud fact: The Dutch Passion Seed Company (the same Amsterdam company responsible for the "Strawberry Cough" strain Michael Caine grew in Children of Men) crossed two of its award-winning strains to produce Skywalker, which it hoped would be "one of the best indicas in the world."
3. Skywalker OG
Dude, where's my X-wing?
Bud fact: One of the more prevalent strains in California at the moment is Skywalker OG, which is Skywalker crossed with a OG Kush.
4. Purple Skywalker
"But I was going into Tosche Station to pick up some ... yeah, err ... power converters!"
"You can waste time with your friends when your chores are done."
Bud fact: Skywalker was also crossed with Purple Kush to create, you guessed it, Purple Skywalker.
5. Master OG Wan Kenobi
Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only toke.
Bud fact: This cross between Master Kush and Skywalker OG hybrid was sold as the "Special Reserve" bud at California Caregivers Alliance in 2010.
6. Yoda OG, 7. OG Master Yoda, 8. Yoda's Breath
9. Jedi OG
Succumb to the power of the Dankside!
10. Han Solo OG
"What an incredible smell you've discovered!"
How's this for a scruffy-looking nerfherder: According to Strainreviews.net, Han Solo OG has "a little bit of a cat piss smell odor to it" and "tasted a bit like a burnt match."
Pack it, Chewie!
Bud fact: According to the UrbanDictionary.com Chewbacca is "Very high strain of marijuana that some don't even consider to be part of the Cannabis family it's so potent." There seems to be little evidence that such a strain exists, though in 2006 one grower named his home-grown hybrid "Chewbacca" on account of how hairy the nugs are. A "Chewie" is also a joint laced with cocaine.
12. DarkSide (Granddaddy Purps)
13. Darth Vader
I find your lack of rolling papers disturbing.
14. Death Star
It's as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced ... but in a good way.
Bud fact: According to Colorado Alternative Medicine, Death Star's "fragrant smell translates to its taste as well, and the hits are mind-numbingly dense."
15. Death Star Hash
It's unclear whether Death Star Hash is concentrated Death Star, or whether it's just the Emperor's second attempt after the ultimate party foul.
16. Jedi Death Star, 17. Jedi Storm Trooper
These aren't the buds you're looking for.
18. R2-D2, 19. C-3PO
Luke: This R2 unit has a bad motivator, look!
Uncle Owen: [to Jawa] Hey, what are you trying to push on us?
According to Nature's Medicine in Boulder, Colo., C-3PO is "was named after its intentions. If you enjoy thinking creatively and want to become an inter-galactic language expert—these buds are for you." R2-D2 is a hybrid found in Santa Ana, Calif.