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Black Confederates Honored with New Strain of Weed

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on October 26, 2013

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



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  1. Ed Cotham said, on October 26, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    This is really funny.

  2. M.D. Blough said, on October 26, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    This explains a lot. ☺

  3. godofredus said, on October 26, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    Andy; you ought to post this on the Civil War Talk board…. As you say, this explains a lot; Battalion must be smoking this most of the time….

  4. Jeff Bell said, on October 27, 2013 at 1:54 am

    “I always wondered what some black Confederate advocates were smokin’, but until now I thought that was a rhetorical question, not a literal one.” I’m pretty sure these folks cannot afford to lose any more brain cells. Reminds me of the song “Wildwood Flower” by Jim Stafford from sometime back in the seventies.

  5. Neil Hamilton said, on October 27, 2013 at 5:30 pm


  6. H. E. Parmer said, on October 29, 2013 at 12:45 am

    Maybe it’s just me, but I have a hard time understanding why Black Confederates are evidently so important to the Heritage types. Even given their tendency to put a big thumb on the scale by defining military service so broadly it includes any slave who accompanied his master to war, the number of Black Confederates they can conjure up is hilariously miniscule compared to the hundreds of thousands who enlisted in the USCT.

    I just don’t get the reasoning here: they’re never going to be able to come anywhere close to those numbers. There has to be a point of diminishing returns. I mean, you’d think that the sight of significant numbers of African-Americans under arms for the Confederacy would have been remarked upon by their contemporaries. (Although maybe they were sent off to secretly wage a subterranean war against the Mole People of Pellucidar. And then everyone forgot about them.)

    Is it somehow going to take the curse off the slavery/white supremacy foundations of the Confederacy, if they can only dig up enough Black Confederates?

    Like I said, the logic behind this proposition escapes me.

    • M.D. Blough said, on October 29, 2013 at 2:54 pm

      It’s the 20th/21st century update of the Happy Slave myth. People do not like cognitive dissonance and they’ll twist themselves into pretzels to avoid it. While there are some hard-core types who will cheerfully tell you that the only thing wrong with slavery is that those interfering Yankee busybodies forced it to end and they don’t care whether or not the slaves liked it, there are many who have a vague sense that yes, slavery was a bad thing (or at least other people think it’s a bad thing and look down on the South because of it.) The idea that their revered ancestors started such a devastating war in order to protect the right to hold slaves is embarrassing. They are throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if something sticks: the war was due to tariffs, etc. and it wasn’t due to slavery. They think if they can prove that blacks fought for the Confederacy, then that is Exhibit A in their case. Personally, I’ve never believed that, even if they COULD prove that, it proves what they think it would. Many invaders find local collaborators, no matter how vicious the invader. so why shouldn’t slavery find at least a few collaborators among the enslaved? Also, the life and safety of blacks, enslaved and free, in the antebellum South were at the mercy of white whim. If given the opportunity, some might have joined to protect themselves. The fact is that the Southern whites saw no need to inquire of blacks what they thought about anything.

  7. States rights and small govt is key. said, on November 6, 2015 at 3:32 am

    The Federal govt is worse than England we still sell eggs and milk to each other . You see how they made slave culture cool, i turn the radio on on the isle of Sky Scotland no galelic just black music (there is 1 galeic station), I turn the radio on in Malta 180 miles from Tunisia poor black New York music No soul or gospel no Maltese songs.My freind cant speak English and had this music on in his little shop i told him they are talking about smoking crack ,selling pussy and shooting other blacks he didnt beleve me. i told him you want to sell to any one turn off that hip hop shit and play the honky rock and roll, to be fair it aint even hip hop yes am a brown redneck no blacks where i am from belive me one black in my school and he was my freind i took all the shit. infact the majority of immigrants live only in major cities and they all speak with regional accents exept the kids as they think they are that rapper west,.Listen to how the boxer David Haye speaks English because he is, james degale is English too but sounds like he a f.o.b ( fresh off the boat) they are from the same city. My dad spoke English with a heavy Maltese accent but i dont go around talking like him as i was born here and i was with him all the time. Its an act am telling you. How and why in England kanye had white people saying nigra at Glastonbury HE HAD WHITE PEOPLE SHOUTING NIGRA IN ENGLAND, UNDERSTAND !. Londons full of non whites, on t.v. you would think that represents the whole Island what a joke. The Black people i know are christian folk from British colonies we love the culture food and music, this American slave shit aint nothing to be proud of what a load of crap. Destroy the white mans culture and replace it with created fake one.Just like Rome did. If you think you are educated Black Rednecks White librals by Thomas Sowell shows how black culture has been puposley changed as it was more akin to the scots irish who had worse lives than slaves., and DR IVAN SERTIMA is very informative.I want to bring up Nathan forest men, they killed loads of black and white yankies. oh yeah they were black , cant talk about them, i just cant believe 700 thousand mainly white men on both sides died to help black people, you wouldnt do it now! remmember New Orleans. its ok soon they will say we fought ww2 to free the Jews same crap. Deliberate Dumbing down of America in a nut shell. You just dont believe that Free Blacks fought for the South as Northen blacks are racist just like the Whites cheese and wine eaters, but you have another thing in common you all worship a Roman slave God that was given to white slaves by there brown master and then given to black slaves by white master the same scenario. We are just waiting for civil war 2 so we can come over and fight for States Rights and we will see how you Americans like foreign fighters trying to change your country .Like when they poured in to New York from Italy and Ireland which helped sway the war in the Federal direction
    Oh that reminds me i hve to aplly for a firearms licence so i can have a bb gun-totaly true!.

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