A long time ago, in a galaxy nearby, Luke Skywalker was born. Mark Hamill turns 65 today and to celebrate the milestone, we're sharing a list of Star Wars inspired strains that you can enjoy while re-watching the classic space saga in honor of its Skywalker's birthday.
Here are seven cannabis strains that every aspiring Jedi Master, Sith Lord, Rebel or Imperialist should know about.
1. Deathstar OG
Much like the Death Star, this indica strain takes time to kick in before it blasts the mind with a powerful head high. But don't worry. The strain's relaxing qualities ensure that your brain won't feel like Alderaan. (Too soon?)
2. Darth Vader OG
Don't let this indica strain fool you: it may be purple like Samuel L. Jackson's lightsaber, but it's powerful in the ways of the Sith. Rather than force-choking you into submission, it uses heavy/forceful relaxation to disarm your resistance to the Dark Side of the Force.
This indica-dominant hybrid is renowned for helping people treat chronic pain and insomnia. It offers a pleasant head high without clouding your mind with thoughts that might lead to the Dark Side. So it's ideal for relaxing after a training with Yoda, or for treating that nagging wrist injury.
4. Master Yoda
The force is strong in this hybrid strain. And by "force" we mean THC, which can reach more than 20 percent. And just like its comic yet sagacious namesake, the strain entertains, uplifts and inspires.
5. Master Jedi
Known for helping young Padawans learn patience, focus and logic, this strain promotes relaxation and happiness. Making it the ideal for regaining your balance and tranquility before avenging your fallen master.
6. Princess Leia
Cannabis consumers who need to stay alert while running errands, doing chores and smuggling stolen Death Star plans should give this strain a puff to stay clear-headed, focused and energetic. This homage to Carrie Fisher is perfect for taking charge of a crisis and blasting your way out of Cloud City.
Trying to defeat a technologically savvy empire using only rocks and sticks? This hybrid strain can help by getting the creative juices flowing while making you feel as warm and fuzzy inside as its namesake is on the outside. It also relieves that sort of stress that comes from biting off more than you chew.