Black Confederates Honored with New Strain of Weed
Someone reminded me recently about an old, old post of mine about a weed supplier whose blend — “the ganja pride of Dixie” — is memorably known as “Confederate Jesus.” It’s been a while since I checked in on those guys, and sure enough, they’ve got big things going on:
The CJ strain was worked on and bred for over 25 years in Dixie and only recently has it made its way out West. In their excitement with this Confederate herb, three and a half months ago our growers crossed a Cali “Blackberry Kush” strain with our Georgian “Confederate Jesus.” We’ve come up with is something so amazing that you will have to smoke it to believe it. It’s pungent and fruity, smooth and stout. And of course…it hits like Southern thunder! We call it “Black Confederate.” It is a great honour for us to bestow this noble name on one of our varieties. Many free black Southern men of colour fought for, and defended, the South during the invasion. Unfortunately, very rarely today do these brave men receive recognition for their heroic sacrifice due to the many groups that have shamefully tried to hush their existence from the history books. So what better way to push history than through word of mouth and Southern strains? So sit right back, take a few tokes, and give props to our Black Confederate heroes for their contributions to Dixieland!!!! Deo Vindice!
I always wondered what some black Confederate advocates were smokin’, but until now I thought that was a rhetorical question, not a literal one.
But you kinda had to know this was coming, since back in the day the Confederate Jesus crew featured H. K. Edgerton’s picture on their home page. I never really thought of Edgerton as “pungent and fruity,” but maybe they know him better than I do.
For those so inclined, you can pick up a free sample at the California Caregivers Alliance, 2815 W. Sunset Blvd, Suite 201, in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles. Just make sure you bring your current MMP card — this is a totally legit operation, y’all.
_________Image: “Black Confederate” strain, via ConfederateJesus.com.