From Captain America going to war against drugs to the coining of the term "snootchie bootchies," comic-book culture has faced an internal struggle over the issue of marijuana. We're not going to delve into that heaviness, not on April 20.
Better known as 4/20, it is the annual day of celebration and inhalation for the marijuana counterculture, and we're not out to kill anyone's buzz—especially if that buzz has anything to do smoking "Spiderman Kush" or "Green Lantern." It turns out marijuana growers, in addition to being Star Wars fans, are also comic-book connoisseurs.
Here are 12 cannabis varieties (available only to those who are card-carrying medical marijuana patients, of course) that seem about as powerful as the superheroes, supervillains and one super-substance they're named after.
A strain from TGA Subcool Seeds
Those laser fingers come in handy after someone's pocketed your lighter.
Image from San Diego Green Care Collective.
Pack some Visine in your tool belt, because the mask just doesn't quite cover the redeye.
Image by Batgirl's original grower, Subcool
Batgirl is the alter ego of the unfortunately named strain "Jack's Cleaner Blueberry." It's a plant with fronds like batwings and a no doubt powerful kick.
Many dispensaries are changing the name of the "Green Crack" strain to "Green Goblin" to tone it down. Really, is a psychotic troll-genius on a hoverboard chucking pumpkin-grenades that much more comforting?
Photo by Merkada
In concentrated "budder" form, Kryptonite will rob you of your power to put sentences together.
Grown in Denmark, by Paddi.
Your bong has to defeat it in fair combat before you can smoke it.
Image from mjbud.com.
Guaranteed to produce an evening of stupid "Mary Jane" jokes.
Image from John Doe Radio
If you're looking for the "World's Greatest Heroin," you'll be disappointed. It's just weed.
Image from Monte Accommodated Medication.
Here's how you melt the Man of Steel.
Good news: You can ride an invisible plane into the taco shop drive-thru.