The Intersection of the Star Wars Universe and Weed

Have you ever paused to consider the interstellar connection between our favorite plant and the Star Wars universe? Now’s the time.

The cannabis community embraced the Star Wars franchise as soon as it hit theaters in 1977.

And while Star Wars creator George Lucas kept mum on the Star Wars-cannabis connection, cast members in the original film admitted to indulging on the set—and who knows what Jabba smokes from that mysterious hookah.

In our humble opinion, these visionary films are best accompanied by a bit of ganja and a curious mind. So it should come as no surprise that Star Wars has inspired some incredible (potent) strains!

We’ve put together the ultimate guide to the Star Wars Extended Universe, including the best strains to pair with each film.

So settle in and transport yourself to a galaxy far, far away.

How many Star Wars strains are there?

Let’s start with the basics—how many Star Wars-themed strains are there?

While official numbers vary, roughly 30 cannabis strains are directly influenced by (and even named after) Star Wars characters.

And while the availability of these strains varies, we’ve picked eleven favorites to go with each film in the franchise (Lightshade sells many).

Not sure where to start? Ask your budtender for a personalized recommendation.

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Star Wars Strains Matched with Movies in Chronological Order

We’ve established that there are plenty of Star Wars-inspired strains from which to choose!

But which strains are the best to pair with each movie during your ultimate (stoned) Star Wars marathon?

It’s hard to know where to start. But fortunately, we’re here to help!

Here are our favorite strains to pair with each film:

Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace

The first film in the Skywalker Saga, it seems only appropriate to pair your phantom menace viewing party with Skywalker Kush.

An indica-heavy blend of OG Kush, Mazar, and Blueberry, it creates an uplifting yet relaxing effect that pairs perfectly with the oversized presence of this epic space opera.

Or go to the dark side with Skywalker Ghost, an indica-dominant hybrid that creates cerebral and euphoric effects to lock you into the oversized drama of this underrated sequel.

Star Wars: Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones

You got your fill of luke skywalker weed with The Phantom Menace, so what to pair with the romantic, sweeping galactic drama of Attack of the Clones?

You can’t do better than Lightsaber, a super-powerful indica-dominant hybrid of Predator Pink and Starfighter.

Sink into the fantastic digital worlds Lucas creates with a quick-hitting strain that vaporizes physical and mental pain like Yoda effortlessly flipping into his lightsaber battle with Count Doku, leaving you relaxed and euphoric as you watch the drama unfold.

Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith

One of the most dramatic installments of the Skywalker trilogy, Revenge of the Sith’s plot arc featuring Yoda’s travel to the planet of Kashyyyk, marks the perfect moment to indulge in Wookie.

We have two favorites, Wookie OG and Wookie Cookie.

Wookie OG is a predominantly indica hybrid that creates an intense and sedative high and has a fresh herbal aftertaste.

If you want a less overwhelming experience, Wookie Cookie, a cross of Skunkbeard and Dark Helmet, transports you to a blissed-out headspace.

Star Wars: Episode 4 – A New Hope

Sometimes, it’s hard to beat the classics.

And there are so many strains you could pair with A New Hope, the film that introduces many of the most iconic characters of the series. But we’re personally fond of Chewbacca, an indica-dominant hybrid made by crossbreeding The Force with a strain of unknown origin.

Chewbacca offers a fast, long lasting high, causing unfocused, giggly happiness.

If you’re inspired by the DIY spirit of this daring indie, support the little guys by smoking Jawa Pie, a couch-lock-inducing indica, or Jawa Kush, a potent indica-dominant hybrid that makes those effects pop.

Star Wars: Episode 5 – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back is the film in which Princess Leia comes into her own, leading a rebel alliance and cementing her epic romance with Han.

Princess Leia (the strain) is a hard-hitting sativa-dominant hybrid that delivers a weightless, floating sensation that will transport you to the depths of space while keeping you mentally alert.

Or, honor the galactic spirit of this sequel with the indica-dominant Star Pebbles, which creates a giddy head rush that settles into a heavy relaxation.

Star Wars: Episode 6 – Return of the Jedi

Featuring a legendary visit to the Ewok jungle planet, these little allies are essential to the eventual rebel victory, making Return of the Jedi the perfect film to pair with Ewok.

Creating an anxiety-easing, insomnia-busting, relaxing high, this indica-dominant hybrid has a tasty citrus flavor that will transport you to Endor.

If you want to honor everybody’s favorite (dearly departed) bounty hunter, Bubba Fett is a balanced hybrid with sedating effects so powerful you almost wouldn’t mind facing the Sarlacc.

Star Wars: Episode 7 – The Force Awakens

While he isn’t on-screen during the arc of The Force Awakens, Darth Vader is a powerful motivating force for Leia and Rey’s relationship.

Leia was instrumental in rebuilding the republic, only to have her hard work discredited when her relationship with Vader was revealed.

Honor her bloodline with Vader OG, a potent heavy indica flower that creates full-body relaxation powerful enough to lure anybody away from the dark side.

Star Wars: Episode 8 – The Last Jedi

Making his appearance as a powerful spirit guide that motivates Luke’s actions, which will reverberate throughout the universe, Master Yoda is in The Last Jedi to prove the power of the Jedi.

Celebrate his undying energy with our two favorite Yoda strains.

Yoda OG is an indica descended from the legendary OG Kush that creates heavy mind and body relaxation.

At the same time, Master Yoda bridges the gap between indica and sativa with a perfectly balanced hybrid blend, honoring the universal balance of darkness and light.

Star Wars: Episode 9 – The Rise of Skywalker

The chronologically final (for now!) installment of the Star Wars cinematic universe, The Rise of Skywalker features some of the most dramatic Jedi battles to grace the screen.

Follow Rey’s example and channel the spirit of Jedi past with the potent Jedi strain.

Melding the forces of Death Star and SFV OG Kush, this complex, sour indica hybrid creates a dreamy, euphoric effect that settles into joyful, cerebral energy.

It’ll keep you glued to the edge of your seat as you watch the drama unfold

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Visit your nearest Lightshade location today and ask your budtender about the currently available Star Wars-themed strains; may the force be with you.