Well folks, Punxsutawney Phil did in fact see his shadow last week, which means we’ve got at least six more weeks until the weather begins to warm. Here in the South Bay Area, that news may not be as devastating as it is in, say, Punxsutawney, but we’re still happy to take our victories where we can get them, which is why we’re stoked to have Super Bowl LVI on the schedule for this weekend! With lots of uncertainty in the air surrounding this improbable matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams, we’re committed to ensuring there is absolutely no uncertainty when it comes to securing a quality stash for the big game. Here are five superb sativa varieties across the board ideal for Super Bowl LVI consumption:

Elemental Gardens’ Red Congolese: It’s back: after a brief absence, our wildly popular Red Congolese (33.33% THC) is back on the menu, and dare we say, looking quite stunning. Unique in every way, we didn’t realize how much we’d missed these chunky, fluffy nuggets with wild red hairs strewn throughout until we saw it again. Its cheesy, earthy flavor is truly one-of-a-kind and cannot be compared to any other strain that we can think of; most visitors report back uplifting, mood-enhancing effects with little energy drop-off after effects have dissipated. Celebrate the Super Bowl and the return of RC at the same time – have a bowl loaded and ready to go throughout the evening! $55/eighth, WSL.

Up North’s Durban Poison: For those who follow this blog regularly, you know the deal: if we’re talking sativas, and Durban Poison (36.05% THC) is on the menu, it’s going to be on the list. Perhaps the quintessential sativa in today’s modern cannabis market, DP is as close as one can get to a 100% sativa at this point in the game. Boasting landrace genetics, DP provides towering, tree-shaped nuggets coated with visible trichomes, while emitting a striking aroma composed of equal parts piney and sweet, that tends to please both novices and veterans alike. Durban is simply a crowd-pleaser through and through – have a joint on deck for the half-time performance just as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg would prefer. $50/eighth, WSL.

Tutti’s Super Silver Haze Hash: We haven’t forgotten about you, coldwater connoisseurs: scoop up some Tutti’s Super Silver Haze Hash (53.70% THC) that’s certainly worthy as a ‘super bowl’ topper. This granular bubble hash presents a nice golden, brown coloring with SSH’s trademark cheesy/sweet aroma on full display. Add a layer on top of your bowl of flower to give your buzz an extra kick, or consume solo out of a specialized hash pipe. Crossing powerhouse strains Northern Lights x Skunk #1 x Haze, it’s no wonder this super sativa found its way onto our list. $20/gram, WSL.

Legion of Bloom Sour Diesel Sauce Cartridge: Keep some gas in your tank for the entire game with some subtle boosts from Legion of Bloom’s Sour Diesel Sauce Cartridge (80.27% THC). We tend to lean toward trusting time-tested classics for big events like the Super Bowl, and Sour Diesel has certainly passed the test of time. Pleasing sativa fans for generations with its strong fuel-like aroma and uplifting effects, the folks at Legion of Bloom have converted this legendary strain into extract form with sniper-like precision. Take a puff every hour or so to keep a pleasing buzz rolling throughout the entire evening. $45/gram, WSL.

Good Stuff’s Raspberry Lemonade Drink: For those abstaining from alcohol this weekend, we suggest a more-than-suitable substitute in Good Stuff’s Raspberry Lemonade Drink. This delicious elixir is packed with 100mg THC of sativa-dominant cannabis oil, making for an ideal selection to pack a big buzz, but with no lethargy. Using all natural ingredients, it’s true that you’ll only find the ‘good stuff’ upon twisting open the lid – water, honey, lemon juice, real raspberries, etc. All the good stuff you want, and none of the bad stuff you don’t. We wouldn’t have it any other way. For lower-tolerance visitors, we’d recommend separating doses into another glass to ensure you don’t overdo it – 100mg is a lot! $14/each, WSL.

Cheers to enjoying this year’s big game happily and responsibly – be sure to ask your consultant to check out these, and other, superb Super Bowl selections on your next visit.

Hope to see you soon!