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‘Kid-Friendly’ Strain Names Outlawed in Oregon

The time has come in Oregon to say goodbye to some popular strain names. So long, Girl Scout Cookies, Grape Ape and other names deemed “attractive to children” by the Oregon Liquor Control Commission, the agency responsible for state’s regulated marijuana program.

The OLCC made the declaration on Sept. 30 after reviewing “about 500 marijuana strain names and believes the rule would apply to less than 20 strains. The action directs staff at OLCC to fairly implement criteria to restrict a narrow set of strain names that refer to cartoon characters, or are names associated with toys and games marketed to or by children.”

One of the most effective arguments against legalization is the fear that the industry is gearing its marketing toward to non-adults. It should be mentioned that many pro-legalization advocates feel the same way. In any event, it is pretty clear that the naming convention of strains could use a more rigorous process.

Below, our some of the newly banned strain names. For the full report, visit the OCLL bulletin: Clarification on Marijuana Products Attractiveness to Children and Strain Names.

Grape Ape

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Grape Ape gets its name from the deep purple color of the bud. Most users comment that it has a taste similar to a sweet grape juice. It is used medicinally for pain relief, muscle relaxation and appetite stimulation.


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There are strains out there named White Smurf, Smurfberry, Papa Smurf, Smurfette and Smurf Pussy. (Frankly, the last one was new to me until I read it on the official OLCC website.) White Smurf, the most common on the Smurf family of strains, is popular at cannabis competition for its high THC levels. It is used by those seeking its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

Skywalker OG

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The pine-flavored strain is known for helping those with insomnia and chronic pain. In other words, it’s a popular strain because just about everybody has been known to suffer these issues at some point in their lives.

Cinderella 99

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No, this strain will not help you discover your prince charming. Cinderella 99 is typically high in the THC, the psychoactive ingredient. This sweet, citrus-flavored strain is good for day-time use and has been used to combat migraines and stomach aches. It is also recommended as an appetite stimulant.


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A healthy bud of Candyland is a multi-colored delight with a thick coat of sugary trichomes. It is a sativa-dominant strain, good for daytime use. Those that use it medicinally, recommend it for stress relief and fatigue.

Bruce Banner

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If you know anything about The Incredible Hulk, you know that Bruce Banner is the Marvel superheroes mild alter ego. But this strain is anything but mild, at least when it comes to its THC content. This strain packs a punch, with some tests showing almost 30 percent THC level. The citrus-flavored strain is good for depression and nausea.

Hat tip to The Oregonian’s Noelle Crombie.


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