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Four cannabis-infused video games for smokers

Some cannabis users claim their hand-eye coordination is on fire when cooked, allowing them to achieve higher scores, amass Monopoly-like digital wealth, get more kills and kills. set record speeds in the video game. While science has yet to substantiate these claims, one thing is certain: weed has been infused into gaming ever since people puffed and puffed smoke from 8-bit cartridges in the 1980s.

Here’s a list of four cannabis-related video games that will test your green-thumb hand and red-eye coordination.

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Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm is available in the Apple App Store.

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Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm

It’s no secret that flowers bearing the name of rapper Wiz Khalifa are sold at dispensaries in the valley. But did you know that the “So High” rapper turned cannabiz entrepreneur also has a video game inspired by him? To download Wiz Khalifa’s Weed Farm from the App Store or Google Play for free, and go on a trip.

Rated Mature 17+, it is subtitled “The Dankest Idle Game”. An inactive game means a video game that can be actively played or will play on its own. Think of it as an autopilot mode where the player can take off for a session, come back, take control of the video game and enjoy the benefits of idle gameplay.

For old school gamers, imagine if the Robotic Operating Buddy on Nintendo of the 1980s could play the video game for you while you ate a microwave dinner. Fast forward to 2022, idle gameplay has the ability to manage plants and weed strains ahead of time for customers, and when players return to Khalifa’s game, plants are ready to be sold on the mass market in the game.

You plant, cultivate and harvest the most lit grass in hopes of building a thriving green empire. This is a single-player simulator that will allow underground Phoenicians to get into the culture without having to deal with real money, but you can spend real money through in-game purchases.

Once you level up, a huffing cartoon version of Wiz Khalifa appears with cartoon text that reads, “Great job homie!” In 191,000 Google Play reviews, the free downloadable app averaged 4.6 out of five stars. On the App Store, where it is also available for free for the iPhone or iPad; it scored a 4.8 out of five.

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weeding was released in 2019 by Devolver Digital.

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Weedcraft Inc.

Weedcraft Inc. is a game about the cannabusiness of breeding, producing, and selling marijuana in the United States. It also dives deep into the political, financial and cultural aspects of the complicated love-hate relationship with the miracle plant.

Dope music can be turned on and off, helping you get into the game as you play through three different scenarios, each exploring the legitimate and illegitimate sides of the industry.

One storyline involves a group of growers from Idaho who illegally bring their weed to Hollywood. It takes place in a fictional period where weed is still illegal.

The game highlights the time when you could get busted with a joint and experience the trials and tribulations that come with it. The additional scenarios developed by the folks at Vile Monarch are pretty great in gameplay, but we won’t offer any spoilers. Weedcraft Inc. was released in 2019 by Devolver Digital and can be downloaded for $19.99 on Steam. It is playable on Windows or Mac systems and scores 7.6 out of 10 on the site.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is an open-world, action-adventure video game by Rockstar Games released in 2013. As the M-rated game revolves around stealing cars, escaping from police and criminals, and completing missions in the stolen vehicles, there is a side mission called “Grass Roots” for cannabis users.

In the first or third person shooter GTA V, the player can choose between three characters to accomplish a mission: Franklin, Trevor and Michael. Each character has built-in abilities best suited to specific tasks and scenarios in non-linear gameplay.

With “Grass Roots”, characters must meet Barry, a grass-smoking advocate who asks your characters to smoke a joint with him in order to start the mission. When Trevor or Michael eat Barry’s free kick, each ends up hallucinating and their perspective changes, blurring with pastel hues and featuring roaming monsters or clowns they must kill. The gameplay totally changes as everyone goes out for a few minutes and never searches for the hiding place to completely complete the “Grass Roots” level.

When Trevor smokes Barry’s joint, his perspective remains crystal clear and he can embark on the “Grass Roots” adventure to steal cars to locate the hideout. One of the hiding places is hidden in a dirty looking and unusable car that Trevor, using a stolen tow truck, has to tow to Barry’s apartment. After the car is dropped off, Barry congratulates Trevor and calls him a “Green Warrior”, and a “Mission Successful” banner appears on screen.

The “Grass Roots” mission is one of dozens of scenarios in the video game that can be played on PlayStation 3, 4, and 5 systems; various Xbox consoles; and Microsoft Windows computer platforms. It is a favorite for smokers and non-smokers alike.

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drug wars is a turn-based strategy video game released in 1984.

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drug wars

drug wars is a turn-based strategy home computer game released in 1984, a time when cannabis was illegal and video game players took turns typing on bulky keyboards – hence “turn-based”.

The player assumes the role of a drug dealer who returns popular illicit products of the era, including marijuana. Unlike the aforementioned video games with their realistic cartoon graphics in the aforementioned video games, MS-DOS and text drug wars is as basic as possible without illustrations – period. Instead, the game is played by typing command prompts, mostly “Y” for “yes” or “N” for “no”, and numbers that signify quantities and sums traded on a dark screen loaded with green colored text. The closest thing to a graphic is a border that separates the drug list and the command prompt section displayed lower on the monitor.

In a YouTube video illustrating the 1984 video game, the screen reads in part: “Hey man, the drug prices here are: 700 herbs, 130 speeds, 40 ludes… Do you want to buy, sell or steal (take off ? )?” The upper half of the screen shows the player’s inventory, both in the “hiding place” and the “trench coat”. There is also a section in the middle to show what part of New York the character is in during the transaction.

The object of the game is to sell drugs to pay off loan sharks who charge interest. If you can’t pay them back, you lose and have to start over or pass the keyboard to your buddy. In the gameplay, there are muggings between drug sales, rising drug prices, and confrontations with law enforcement.

If the player didn’t die in the game or didn’t lose and reached the endgame, you’re in the red and making a profit. The last screenshot shows your rank, from 1 to 100. Of course, the more money you earn selling drugs, the higher your rank increases.

While the 1984 original drug wars 5.25 inch floppy disks are hard to find, there are online versions where you can play, but they are flooded with spam pop-ups while playing the game.

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