OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 21: Method Man of Wu-Tang Clan performs during EMBA Fest 2020 at Oakland Arena on February 21, 2020 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Method Man — rapper and founding member of legendary East-Coast hip-hop crew the Wu-Tang Clan — has just debuted his TICAL line of cannabis flowers. In partnership with Boulder-based Vera Cultivation, the launch coincides with a string of Wu-Tang Clan concerts in the state.

“What’s that shit that they be smoking? Tical, tical, tical”

TICAL, which stands for “Taking Into Consideration All Lives,” is a nod to the roots of early 90s hip-hop culture. Like the man who coined the phrase in his 1994 solo album, TICAL represents a lifestyle and a philosophy. TICAL, which began selling products in California to Black-owned retailers in June, is on a mission to bring more Black ownership to the cannabis industry. “We can’t right all the wrongs that disparate criminalization of cannabis has done to our communities, but we most certainly can make a down payment on the way forward with social equity, inclusion and full economic participation,” said the rapper and actor in a statement.

With the launch of TICAL, Method Man follows in the footsteps of hip-hop legends releasing cannabis lines. Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and most recently Soulja Boy have all released exclusive cannabis brands in recent years. 

We came to bring the strains

Photo courtesy of TICAL

Today’s launch features three new indica dominant strains: Free Mac, Orange Cookie Kush and Sweet Grease. Previous small-batch strains in the TICAL line include Gold Tang, Sweet Tarts and Crowdwalker. Gold Tang, a Kosher Kush and Tangie hybrid, is a 60/40 slight indica dominant promising sweet citrus and deep relaxation. Sweet Tarts, a cross between Lemon Skunk and Cookies & Cream, offers the perfect daytime strain at 70/30 sativa dominant. Meanwhile, Crowdwalker, a potent cross between Skywalker and OG Kush, delivers a hefty indica punch at 85/15. According to the official TICAL website, each strain contains “extreme” THC levels; two strains boast dizzying THC levels of nearly 30 percent.

TICAL is available exclusively at Black-owned dispensaries and businesses. Colorado natives can pick up an eighth of the new TICAL flowers at Simply Pure and WolfPac Cannabis dispensaries. However, the brand plans to add more partnering stores and increase production in the future. But don’t wait — all previous batches sold out in 48 hours.

Follow TICAL on Twitter, or visit the official website for more information.