Some cannabis users claim their hand-eye coordination is on fire when baked, allowing them to score higher, accumulate Monopoly-like digital wealth, make more kills, and set video game record speeds. While science hasn’t yet backed up those claims, one thing is certain: Weed has been infused into video games ever since people walked by and smoked 8-bit cartridges in the 1980s.
Here is a list of four cannabis-related video games that will test your green-thumb hand and red-eye coordination.
Wiz Khalifa’s weed farm
It’s no secret that flowers bearing rap artist Wiz Khalifa’s name are sold at Valley dispensaries. But did you know that the “So High” rapper turned cannabis entrepreneur also has a video game inspired by him? Discharge Wiz Khalifa’s weed farm from the App Store or Google Play for free, and travel.
Rated for ages 17+, it is subtitled “The Dankest Idle Game.” Idle Game means a video game that can be actively played or will be played by itself. Think of it as an autopilot mode where the player can take off for a session, come back, take control of the game, and reap the benefits of idle play.
For old-school gamers, imagine if Nintendo’s Robotic Operating Buddy from the 1980s could play the video game for you while you microwaved dinner. Fast-forward to 2022, the idle game has the ability to manage marijuana plants and strains ahead of time for customers, and when players return to the Khalifa game, the plants are ready to be sold on the game’s mass market.
You plant, cultivate and harvest the most enlightened grass in hopes of building a flourishing green empire. It is a single player simulator that will allow metropolitan Phoenicians to embark on the farming business without paying real money, but you can spend real money through in-game purchases.
Once you level up, a cartoon version of Wiz Khalifa appears huffing and puffing with cartoonish text that reads, “Good job, buddy!” In 191,000 Google Play reviews, the free downloadable app averaged 4.6 stars out of five. On the App Store, where it’s also available for free for iPhone or iPad; it got a 4.8 out of five.
weedcraft inc is a game about the cannabusiness of growing, producing, and selling marijuana in the United States. It also delves 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 story is about a group of growers in Idaho who illegally bring their weed to Hollywood. It is set in a fictional period in which weed is still illegal.
The game sheds light on the period when you could get high on a joint and experience the trials and tribulations that came along with it. The additional scenarios developed by the folks at Vile Monarch are pretty cool in the game, but we won’t offer any spoilers. weedcraft inc was published in 2019 by Devolver Digital and can be downloaded for $19.99 on Steam. It can be played on Windows or Mac systems and gets a rating of 7.6 out of 10 on the site.
Grand Theft Auto V
Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 open world action-adventure video game by Rockstar Games. While the M-rated game revolves around stealing cars, running from the police and criminals, and completing missions in the stolen vehicles, there is a side quest called “Grass Roots” for cannabis users to stumble upon.
In the first or third person shooter GTA V, the player can choose between three characters to complete a mission: Franklin, Trevor and Michael. Each character has built-in abilities that are best suited to specific tasks and scenarios in non-linear gameplay.
With “Grass Roots,” the characters must meet up with Barry, a pot-smoking marijuana advocate who asks his characters to smoke a joint with him to start the mission. When Trevor or Michael inflates Barry’s blunt, they both end up hallucinating and Barry’s point of view changes, becoming a pastel blur and featuring monsters or clowns wandering around that they must kill. The gameplay totally changes as everyone goes out for a few minutes and never looks for the stash to fully complete the “Grass Roots” level.
When Trevor smokes Barry’s joint, his point of view remains clear as day, and he can continue with the “Grass Roots” adventure to steal cars and locate the stash. One of the hideouts is hidden in a grimy-looking, inoperable car that Trevor, using a stolen tow truck, must tow to Barry’s apartment. After he leaves the car, Barry praises Trevor, calling him a “green warrior”, and a “Mission Accomplished” sign appears on the screen.
The “Grass Roots” mission is one of dozens of scenarios from the game that can be played on the PlayStation 3, 4, and 5 systems; various Xbox consoles; and Microsoft Windows computing platforms. It is a favorite for stoners and non-stoners.
drug wars is a turn-based strategy home computer game that was released in 1984, a time when cannabis was illegal and video game players took turns slapping bulky keyboards, thus “turn-based”.
The player takes on the role of a drug dealer selling illicit products popular at the time, including marijuana. Unlike the aforementioned video games with their realistic cartoon graphics in the aforementioned video games, the MS-DOS and text-based drug wars it’s 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 signifying the amounts and money exchanged on a dark text-laden screen. green color. The closest thing to a graphic is a border that separates the drug list and the command prompt section that is displayed at the bottom of the monitor.
In a YouTube video showing the 1984 computer game, the screen reads in part: “Hey, drug prices here are: weed 700, speed 130, ludes 40… Will you buy, sell, or blow (take off) )?” The top half of the screen shows the player’s inventory, both in “stash” and “trench coat”. There is also a section in the middle to show where in New York City the character is during the transaction.
The object of the game is to sell drugs to pay loan sharks who charge interest. If you can’t return them, you lose and have to start over or pass the keyboard to your friend. In the game, there are heists between drug sales, an increase in drug prices, and clashes with law enforcement.
If the player has not died in the game or has not lost and reaches the end of the game, you are in the red and making a profit. The last screenshot shows your ranking, from 1 to 100. Of course, the more money you make dealing drugs, the higher your ranking will be.
While the 1984 original drug wars 5.25-inch floppies are hard to come by, there are online versions you can play on, but they are inundated with spam pop-ups during gameplay.