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Snoop Dogg’s Death Row Cannabis reviewed



You gotta hand it to Snoop: California’s connoisseur cannabis smokers won’t get bammer weed from Dogg’s new Death Row Cannabis brand

Snoop Dogg acquired and relaunched the famed Death Row Records in 2022. Dogg has since delegated cannabis selection duties wisely to his team led by AK—a longtime West Coast legacy cultivator who, alongside former partner WizardTrees, helped cultivate such favorites as RS11 and Studio 54 (aka RS54).

On California dispensary shelves this winter, blingy, metallic Death Row mylar bags contain four heat, indoor varieties: Strawberry Gary, LA Runtz, SFV OG, TropiCherry (aka TropCherry, CherryTrop). 

AK hand-selected each strain in the Death Row lineup from small batches grown by his deep network, thus keeping quality high. With a recent drop in select Cookies stores, fans of the Death Row brand and cannasseurs want to know if the famed Dogg can deliver. We tapped in and have come back with these notes.

Strawberry Gary

Death Row Cannabis brand Strawberry Gary. Indica hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)
Death Row Cannabis brand Strawberry Gary. Indica hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)

Strawberry Gary is a sweet, creamy, gassy, and fruity hybrid that smells like heaven when opening the mylar. Smoking the flower delivers on exactly what the nose promises with strawberries and creme on the palate, coupled with a funky dough on the backend. A hint of rubber lingers as the smoke clears, which keeps you coming back for more. Perfect for meditation and relaxation, the effects are mostly head-focused, leaving you clear-minded and motivated. A gentle wave of a body high keeps the body calm without elevating heart rates. Serge at Cookies Maywood hunted the Strawberry Gary from a pack of Washington breeder Exotic Genetix Gary Payton x Red Pop, uniting two all-star flavors in 2023 weed.


Death Row Cannabis brand SFV OG. Hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)
Death Row Cannabis brand SFV OG. Hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)

SFV OG is the old-school flower in the lineup and is everything you’d want and expect from a proper OG. The aroma has a chewy mint candy scent up front like you’ve just crushed a Mentos between your teeth. Sweet, herbaceous notes of juniper, dough and dry paint follow. Smoking the herb will send you back to 2005 as rich notes of pine, hops, malt, and sweet earth swirl in your senses. Like any good OG, this one has some heavy effects. Be prepared for the munchies and some couchlock, as the indica body high effects are the most prevalent. 

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LA Runtz

Death Row Cannabis brand LA Runtz. Indica hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)
Death Row Cannabis brand LA Runtz. Indica hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)

LA Runtz is the exotic flower selection in the lineup and arguably produces the heaviest effects from the four. The aroma is a deft blend of hard parmesan cheese, feral musk, and grape Big League Chew bubblegum. Huge terps of gassy dough, grape, and cherry fruit leather delight the palate, followed by a big hit of oily musk on the backend. The user is left in a foggy daze, with relaxed limbs, and muscle relief throughout the body. Certainly, a hybrid that ain’t meant for rookies—LA Runtz most likely will be the most popular strain from Death Row.


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Tropi Cherry

Death Row Cannabis brand TropiCherry. Sativa hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)
Death Row Cannabis brand TropiCherry. Sativa hybrid. (Photo by the Fire Scale for Leafly)

Lastly, Tropi Cherry (aka Trop Cherry, Cherry Trop) is the closest to a straight sativa, and among all the other strains, offers consumers the opportunity to select from a wide array of flavors and medicinal effects. On the nose, this has all the classic Tropicana Cookies terps with a modern twist. Aroma is a slurry of herbaceous camphor, tropical fruit, and orange rind, which ends up smelling like a citrusy bug spray with a little pine sol thrown in. Smoking Tropi Cherry delivers many of the same terps on the nose, with an added emphasis on the orange and citronella at the forefront of the spectrum while adding a bit of gassy dough, which leaves the taste smooth rather than bitter and medicinal. Perfect for a day in the outdoors or a long hike, this flower won’t slow you down, but instead leaves the user in a state of euphoric bliss, with light head pressure and a clear mind.

Overall, this first series of releases from Death Row Cannabis churns out some good beats. But they’ve to have a real banger on their hands.

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Best Dispensaries in Kansas City for 2024




Missouri hit the ground running when the state legalized adult-use cannabis is TK, building off their medical marijuana program. Kansas City is home to over 40 dispensary options for consumers, highlighting the Show Me State’s penchant for craft and pizzazz.

Whether you’re new to cannabis, or an experienced connoisseur looking for a new dispensary experience, Leafly did the math to find out what reviewers say are the very best dispensaries in Kansas City. Our newly updated Leafly List features the top dispensaries in Connecticut for 2024 based on dispensary reviews and ratings on


The best-rated weed dispensaries in Missouri for 2023

Highest-rated adult use and medical dispensaries in Kansas City

Locals in Kansas City value dispensaries that put an emphasis on customer education, comfortable environments, and friendly staff.

13531 Madison Ave, Kansas City, MO — undefined

“The best spot around if you’re out south. You’ll see a wide range of folks in there, customers and staff. The staff knows the products and can steer you to your needs. Do you need something a little lighter than “stuck on stupid” during the day? They got exactly what you need. However, on the other hand, if it’s a holiday or whatever the occasion, Tuesday, you are ready to get blazed. They got what you’re looking for. Whatever budder, badder, rosin, resin, live, greatful dead, flower, edibles, carts, pre rolls and on and on….they got it…”

706 Westport Rd, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“Best local shop in town!”

1222 McGee St, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“It was great customer service and easy to locate.”

4900 East Bannister Rd., Kansas City, MO — undefined

“It was great . I got in and out even though they were busy ,busy! Ordered on line and was there with it ready in 5min. Couldn’t ask for better service.”

2918 Southwest Blvd, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“A very chill spot with great customer service. Celeste D was awesome and her recommendation was fire. Definitely will be returning.”

6200 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“Knowledgable staff; very friendly. Nice selection and great location.”

1421 Wabash Ave , Kansas City, MO — recreational/medical

“This place is to be loved all over the world.”

7130 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO — undefined

“Love coming here always had good deals and rewards. Kierra always has a smile and willing to help. Every one there is great. Awesome products and good service.”

4716 NE Vivion Rd Kansas City, MO 64119, Kansas City, MO — undefined

“I have never had a bad experience here. Everyone is always knowledgeable, friendly and willing to help.”

10420 Blue Ridge BLVD, Kansas City, MO — undefined

“I’m new to the area, and this store has been so amazing! Such a friendly group of employees who are extremely helpful and very informational. I love this store!”

9010 E State Rte 350, Raytown, MO — recreational/medical

“Bruce Banner was exactly what I needed. online order ready in and out!!”

5408 Prospect , Kansas City, MO — undefined

“I love it here. Everyone has always been so friendly and helpful, from the minute you walk in, even the security guards are delightful. I can ask a million questions, they do their best to answer all of them and I never feel weird or bad about asking. This is my favorite spot.”


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Selection criteria for Leafly List Kansas City

To calculate the highest-rated dispensaries in Kansas City, our Leafly List team uses a methodology based on quantitative and qualitative review data of dispensaries listed on Leafly in Kansas City. This list also uses quality indicators, like customer reorder rates and deals availability (in markets where discounts are legal). Our teams are dedicated to showcasing a wide variety of highly-rated medical and recreational dispensaries.

Remember, if you don’t see your favorite dispensary on the list, make sure you follow, rate, and review your favorite cannabis locations to let the world know where you find your favorite cannabis.

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Vancouver weed visitor’s guide 2024




When I first landed in Vancouver, British Columbia, as a college undergrad, one of my biggest questions, beyond how I would make friends in a new country, pick my major, and currency conversion rates, was where was I going to find weed?

Thankfully, Vancouver has been a big weed city for a long time, and British Columbia has a reputation not unlike Norcal’s Emerald Triangle—they don’t call it B.C. bud for nothing! Over 5 years into federal legalization of adult-use cannabis, Vancouver and (most of) Canada have built on the infrastructure of the medical/legacy days to offer consumers a wide variety of products and strains from both national, government-owned brands to family-run micro-growers serving their local communities. 

Next time you’re in Vancity, you’ll know where the dank is. Let’s go!

What are Van’s weed rules?

If you aren’t quite old enough to patronize a dispensary in the States, rejoice! Adults 19+ can legally frequent adult-use cannabis dispensaries, and possess up to 30 grams (or the equivalent in edibles, vapes, etc) while out and about. At home, you can grow up to 4 plants and possess no more than 1,000 grams of cannabis and derived products. 

Vancouver, like the Big Apple, allows public cannabis consumption …

Best of all, Vancouver, like the Big Apple, allows public cannabis consumption wherever tobacco smoking and vaping are allowed, with exceptions for parks (there are designated areas), playgrounds, public buildings, and near bus, train, and ferry stops. If your hotel allows it, you can also smoke in your room. 


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Vancouver B.C. has many dope spots. An excerpt of the Leafly map. (Leafly)

Excellent question! Vancouver is a big city with upwards of 80 dispensaries within the greater metro area. In the city proper, most walk-in stores are concentrated downtown; you can take a ferry to North Vancouver for a few more options. Most stores offer delivery services, and you can order cannabis on UberEats the same way you would a breakfast burrito.

Because Canada’s cannabis legislation is federal, dispensaries have two tiers. There are BC Cannabis stores run by the government under the province’s British Columbia Liquor Distribution Branch, and there are privately-owned stores. The BC Cannabis stores offer better prices and wider selections from brands based all over the country; privately-owned stores may have more store ambiance and local options from craft growers.

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A number of dispensaries across Vancouver offer pick up and delivery options to adults 19+. You can also order weed for delivery and pickup on UberEats from select dispensaries. Start a Vancouver delivery.

If you’re fresh out of YVR, you can head to Dutch Love on 8602 Granville Street, or  La Canapa up the street on 8002 Granville Street.

What is some good weed to buy in Van?

Shopping in a Canadian dispensary is a little different than the States—your weed can be from Ontario or Quebec or Newfoundland. I opted to stick to local BC cultivators with one Ontario exception. Here are six of the best buds I sampled. 


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I am high, what do I do now in Van?

For Van’s best weed attractions, go to:

  • Stanley Park
  • The downtown Art Gallery complex
  • The Amsterdam Cafe
  • Bloedel Conservatory (North Vancouver)
  • Vancouver Aquarium 
  • Pacific National Exhibition, aka The PNE, Playland amusement park (May–August)
  • A ride on the Seabus ferry
  • A Skyride gondola ride to the top of Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver)
  • Skiing and snowboarding at Grouse Mountain (North Vancouver)

Spotlight: Amsterdam Cafe

While smoking in public is now allowed, not everyone wants to light up in a smoking section, and Vancouver winters can be brutal. As of writing, dispensaries cannot host consumption spaces. But one of the most iconic North American smoking lounges is still kicking in Downtown Vancouver: the Amsterdam Cafe.

This is a one-stop shop for a comfortable, discreet sesh–the main floor hosts a full-service cafe with food and beverages. A $10 membership fee gets guests access to the lower-level lounge during the day, and the main floor in the evening. Bongs and rolling kits are available for rental. 

For Van’s best stoner munchie food, get:

  • Tim Horton’s, the (better) Dunkin Donuts of Canada.
  • White Spot
  • A&W, which is not only a root beer brand but an entire burger chain that rivals the American juggernauts McDonalds and Burger King.
  • Mello Donuts
  • La Belle Patate, for a wide variety of Canada’s best munchie food, poutine. 
  • Cactus Club Cafe


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Vancouver weed visitors frequently asked questions

What’s up with the weed lounges?

Unfortunately, dispensaries can’t yet get permitted for consumption lounges—yet. But the Amsterdam Cafe at 301 W Hastings Street, and Cannabis Culture next door both have discreet and stylish smoking spaces for locals and visitors. 

What does federal legalization mean for me and my shopping experience?

It means lots of options, mostly. You aren’t beholden to just your province’s selection of flower, vapes, edibles, or concentrates. I recommend chatting with your budtender, and doing research ahead of time; sometimes out-of-province products are older, or your local store won’t have the full selection. 

Can I bring weed into or out of Canada?

This is a BIG no no. Just because weed is legal at the federal level, it is illegal to cross the Canadian border with it or fly with it. So smoke it while you can, or leave it with a friend before you head home. 


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America’s top weed cities of 2024 announced




America’s tens of millions of stoners need not endure unequal access to their life-saving medicine and safer alternative to alcohol. They can vote with their feet for some fine cannabis cities, or stay to fix the terrible ones. Right now, all across the US, Americans enjoy widely different levels of weed freedom.

Real Estate Witch’s website computed the top 50 best weed cities in America, and the differences speak volumes. Denver, CO ranks No. 1. Louisville, KY ranks dead last. Below, Leafly presents some highlights and picks from each spot.

No. 1 Denver, CO

Apple Fritter. (Courtesy Veritas, Colorado)
Apple Fritter. (Courtesy Veritas, Colorado)

John Denver wasn’t kidding! The Mile High City defends its name with a first-place finish in the stoner city rankings for 2024. I mean, it has a fricking Mile High 420 Fest. Colorado legalized in 2012, and today a mature cannabis industry competes to serve the highest-quality flower and extracts at the lowest price. Denver has nearly four times as many shops per capita as Los Angeles, and the top-shelf ounce average price there bucked inflation, falling $1 in the last year to $242 per ounce. Whether it’s fine dining, shows at Red Rocks, stunning trails, or killer art, Denver delivers for its irie residents and visitors. We can’t wait to visit again.

No. 2 Portland, OR

Moonbow #99 grown by Archive Portland. Indica hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)
Moonbow #99 grown by Archive Portland. Indica hybrid. (David Downs/Leafly)

Leafly smokers are in love with Oregon’s world-class growers and their extract scene. From Archive, to Decibel, to Left Coast Standard to TrueCare Farms, Oregon has the juice! It sports the Northwest Cannafest, a crazy specialty in GMO Cookies, and even balanced CBD strains.

See all of our Oregon stories to smoke like a local.

No. 3 Las Vegas, NV

Ghost Train Haze goes choo-choo in Sin City. (Courtesy Nature’s Chemistry)

Sin City aims to corner the market on turnt-up cannabis fun. Las Vegas offers legal tree from the second you land. There’s kiosks in the airport, and the cabbies will drive you straight to da club. Combo that cannabis with a trippy visit to The Sphere, some tasty food, and so much more. The cherry on top: Las Vegas’ licensed cannabis smoking lounges are finally opening up. Read our Las Vegas weed visitor’s guide.

No. 4 Buffalo, NY

According to Whitney Economics, just 4 percent of New York smokers consume licensed cannabis. That’s a failure. But not in Buffalo, NY, where locals—including indigenous communities—charted a speedy path to tons of stores and literal tons of cultivation. That’s how you get safe access and do the will of the voters. Buffalo outranks New York City—ouch! Go Bills!

No. 5 Baltimore, MD

Special Sauce in a jar at Baltimore’s Charm City Smoke Fest (J.M. Giordano for Leafly)

American cannabis regulators don’t want to learn from their competitors in other states. But we can still beg them to study Maryland. which canna-balled into adult-use sales in 2023 with a smash success launch. Existing medical growers bulked up, stores flipped from medical to recreational, and supplies never ran dry. May the speedy reconstruction of the Francis Scott Key Bridge inspire us all.

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No. 6 Phoenix, AZ

(David Downs/Leafly)
That Badu. Cookies opens its first store in Arizona—Cookies Tuscon June 24. (David Downs/Leafly)

It’s so great to see this big desert city flower into a cannabis capital. Phoenix has a huge amount of large-scale indoor cultivation bringing down prices. Its regulators did a savvy job of spreading clubs around the state, and getting city buy-in with the carrot of tax revenue, and another special incentive. Cities that ban stores must allow home-growers.

No. 7 Seattle, WA

Torus Gas Face. Hybrid sativa. (David Downs/Leafly)
Torus Gas Face. Hybrid sativa. Gassy! (David

Shout-out to all the amazing breeders and growers of Washington: From Exotic Genetix, to Torus, to Artizen to Freddy’s Fuego, Phat Panda, and Constellation rosin. The party is on Bainbridge Island this 4/20!

No. 8 Sacramento, CA

Flo White from Amplified Farms 26.8% THC (David Downs/Leafly)
Flo White from Amplified Farms 26.8% THC (David Downs/Leafly)

The world doesn’t know it yet, but Sacramento is going to run away with the weed bag. Killer indoor ships statewide from California’s capitol—Alien Labs, Amplified Farms, Natura, Seven Leaves, and so much more. SacTo is perfectly positioned between the foothills, the mountains, and the coast—with water, power, labor, and affordable land. Locals enjoy fine cannabis at fair prices from plentiful stores, and combine it with tasty eats, trips to the Sacramento River, and the mountains. Go meet your legislator with California NORML May 8, and demand ‘Deli-style.’

No. 9 Kansas City, MO

The Good Day Farm dispensary serves adults 21 and older now in Kansas City. (Courtesy Good Day Farm)
The Good Day Farm dispensary serves adults 21 and older now in Kansas City. (Courtesy Good Day Farm)

Hot damn! Welcome, Kansas City, Missouri, to America’s top 10 weed cities. Missouri pulled off an epic, drama-free 2023 legalization launch and K.C. is on fire with NFL champs The Chiefs, a new airport, a cleaned-up downtown, and the impending arrival of the US Women’s Soccer team stadium. Missouri has solid medical indoor that flipped to recreational, and they are rapidly getting up the learning curve on dope strains. Plus, world-class barbecue, jazz, shopping, affordability, and plenty of room for newcomers.

No. 10 Providence, RI

The East Coast continues to come alive with legal cannabis, and Providence’s jump up seven spots to rank in the top 10 is a testament to its progress. What is going on in Providence? Well, weed is fully legal. They’re epically passionate, and the town boasts twice as many head shops per capita as Seattle. It’s hard to find a map, but once you get there, expect to find weed-friends. 

How we rank the top US weed cities 

Real Estate Witch conjured its results by giving cities points for:

  • Legality of cannabis
  • The cost of weed
  • Consumer interest as measured by Google Trends
  • Dispensaries per 100,000 residents
  • Doctors per 100,000 residents
  • Average rating of dispensaries out of 5 stars
  • Site visitors to Leafly
  • And the prevalence of head shops, concert venues, fast food restaurants, hiking trails, and movie theaters

The ten worst cannabis cities in the US

By that token, here are the ten worst weed cities in America, as well:

  • Louisville, KY
  • Dallas, TX
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Houston, TX
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Nashville, TN
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Memphis, TN
  • Indianapolis, IN

Go to Real Estate Witch for more details.

And that’s a breezy walk through the top 10 weed cities in the US. You can find your tree in any of them using Leafly, so download the app and tap in to win. Enjoy this golden age of cannabis coast to coast!

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