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Gorilla Glue 4 Strain Review

Gorilla Glue 4 Strain Review

Gorilla Glue 4 Strain Review

Gorilla Glue 4 Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Panda Farms/Dispensary Oregon Weedery

Sativa Hybrid THC 30.7% CBD 0.10%

Terpenes- Caryophyllene and Limonene

Bud Buzz:  Peppery Lemon right off the jump, this cannabis strain is super potent.  A true head high with feelings of euphoria and a slightly spacy happiness.  Gorilla Glue 4 strain can make you pretty talkative so hanging with like-minded friends is a good way to spend the day.  This high evolves into a kind of sleepy period so if you want to wake and bake you might need a pick me up a few hours later.  The first hour or so is intense so hold on and enjoy!  Great for stress and depression.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– A good approach would be some water to start with and a caffeinated beverage later into your buzz.  Dry mouth is not a huge issue with this strain but nobody likes dry mouth while trying to enjoy their buzz.

Munchables– Gorilla Glue 4 either makes you ravenous for really any random food combination so plan accordingly or you are not really hungry at all.  It depends on how you are ingesting.  Vaporizing tends to make you a bit less hungry and bong hits can tend to make you pretty hungry, so if you have a choice you can help control this.

Doables– Again with Gorilla Glue 4 each high is a little different, even with the exact same batch.  There are times when games are a first choice or just talking away the hours followed by sometimes out of control laughter and other highs are so intense it takes about an hour before you really feel like doing much.  Drawing or just doodling is great for this time period.

Be sure to check out: Ghost Train Haze Strain Review and Death Star Strain Review

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Ghost Train Haze Strain Review

Ghost Train Haze Strain Review

Ghost Train Haze Strain Review

Ghost Train Haze Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Orgo Farms/ Dispensary-Happy Leaf Dispensary

Sativa THC 20.78% CBD 0.33%

Terpenes- Terpinolene, Myrcene and Limonene

Bud Buzz: One of the most perfect daytime cannabis strains out there.  Or if you prefer your Sativa in the evening it would work well, just not right before you want to sleep.  Ghost Train Haze strain is everything a Sativa should be and very few live up to.  First of all the smell is sublime, super fruity but stops just short of being overly tropical.  The taste is similar to the smell, just deliciousness.

You will feel that head buzz instantly and what a buzz!  The dominant feelings after two bong hits are euphoric, energetic and a relaxed focus.  That last one is a bit strange but try this strain out and you will experience what it’s like to be both relaxed and focused at the same time.  Super cannabis strain for creative types and those who want to really spend time exploring their creative side but feel intimated about doing so.  You will feel inspired and ready to conquer just about anything.

Ghost Train Haze is also an excellent cannabis strain for all things social, at a distance of course so those Zoom sessions will no longer be weirdly awkward.  The high lasts about three hours and this strain of cannabis is excellent for depression, stress and anxiety. There is some dry mouth and just a little bit of dry eyes associated with this strain.

Buzz Enhancers 

Drinkables– Ghost Train Haze strain does cause some moderate dry mouth although it’s not overpowering right away.  If you keep a steady source of hydration around you should be fine.  This is a strain that you can also indulge in alcohol with, if you are a drinker.

It’s a super social strain and having a cocktail or a beer is a good combination but don’t overdo the alcohol or you will end your buzz before it should end, rather than enhance it.  If you are not an alcohol person, a nice tart cranberry with seltzer or cranapple is so refreshing with this strain of cannabis.  The tartness just works.

Munchables-This cannabis strain does not make you super hungry so when the munchies do come calling, and they will after about an hour, you can take time to make some healthy food choices rather than inhaling large quantities of food. Spicy works well and savory foods in general are good options.

You can make some guacamole dip with some black corn tortillas or even a spicy quesadilla.  If you need to quell a sweet tooth, go with dark chocolate, even better if you can find some with chili peppers.

Doables– Ghost Train Haze will make you want to do something and how you proceed from there is up to you.  If you want to stay home and enjoy your buzz, get creative, write a short story, paint a portrait of your weird neighbor or compose your own short symphony.

If you plan to get outside, maybe enjoy a walk with friends and check out how the autumn has changed your neighborhood.  Basically anything you do will be fun with this cannabis strain.

Be sure to check out: Violet Vixen Strain Review & Future #1 Strain Review

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Death Star Strain Review

Death Star Strain Review

Death Star Strain Review

Death Star Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Essentials/ Dispensary-Greenery Marijuana Delivery

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 22.88% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes-   Caryophyllene, Myrcene and Limonene

Bud Buzz: Death Star strain is a very relaxing Indica hybrid that smells just like cannabis of yore.  Meaning if you are concerned about your smoke spot smelling like skunky weed, prepare some way to vent the smell because this is super skunky, with a little pine and diesel thrown in for good measure.

The taste is all spicy earth with a hint of diesel.  Yes it does not sound great but it is!  Death Star does take a minute to start feeling those amazing body waves so give it at least 10 minutes before continuing to toke up or you may end up higher than you planned or want to be.  Which is not necessarily a bad thing, just worth knowing.

Once the body waves take over you will also notice some head buzz and feelings of intense happiness and relaxation.  You may feel inspired to binge watch not only the Star Wars series but really any decent space flick. This cannabis strain starts off slow but builds and lasts well past the four hour mark, if you are still awake that is so it’s perfect for a super chill afternoon or night cannabis session.

Death Star is great for mild to moderate pain relief, especially headaches.  It also works wonders for depression, anxiety and insomnia. All that greatness does come with some negatives, the dry mouth is a definite issue and dry eyes are manageable but drops should be handy.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– You are going to need plenty of liquids with this cannabis strain.  Death Star strain does cause serious dry mouth.  It’s worth it of course, you just have to manage the problem.  Have plain water around for sipping plus some juices, pineapple or if you can find it mango juice is a good way to tackle the issue.  In addition to liquids, try sucking on some hard candy from time to time as many of them, like Jolly Ranchers, kick your salivary glands into overdrive, which is exactly what you want.

Munchables– You are going to get the munchies and they will come on hard at about the hour mark so stock up because you will not feel like taking a trip outside, unless it’s to star gaze.  You did just smoke Death Star after all so it’s only fitting. You can also order delivery and if possible mix it up a little with some spicy food and some go to favorite comfort foods like mac and cheese or biscuits and gravy.  To satisfy sweet cravings, cake is the way to go.  Chocolate hits the spot but really any moist cake with lots of frosting is perfection!

Doables– This is a pretty heavily Indica dominant cannabis strain so you may not feel like a long hike but a short walk is not out of the question.  Couch lock is not really likely but if you find yourself planning a movie marathon, go with it.  Death Star strain is ideal for hanging out with a few close friends, and watching some really cool movies with special effects.  You will not regret this choice!

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Violet Vixen Strain Review

Violet Vixen Strain

Violet Vixen Strain Review

Violet Vixen Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Sol SeedsCompound Genetics/ Dispensary – Electric Lettuce

Sativa THC 24.00% CBD 0.14%

Terpenes- Caryophyllene and Pinene

Bud Buzz: This cannabis strain is perfect for daytime users.  So all you wake n’ bakers, this strain is for you!  Violet Vixen is not easy to find so if your local dispensary doesn’t carry it, ask for it.  For those who want a happy head high that inspires them to do great things with their day, this strain does that and more.  After a toke or two you will start to feel the head high, a little bit tingly as well, which passes in case that’s not a feeling you enjoy.  Once the head high is firmly established, you will start to experience the unmistakable feelings of happiness and contentment.  Not sit on the couch contentment but the kind that propels you to do stuff.

If you don’t have a plan for your day, no worries, with this cannabis strain brainstorming comes as easy as breathing.  Need to be inspired at work or just in life?  Violet Vixen is the perfect strain for creative inspiration of pretty much all varieties.  The only downsides are a little bit of jitteriness the first 10 minutes or so that goes away and some slight dry mouth but nothing overwhelming.  Perfect for depression and some low level pain management.  Also can be a super social and talkative cannabis strain with the right crowd.

Drinkables– dry mouth is not a huge problem with this strain of cannabis but you still need to drink something.  If you feel comfortable drinking alcohol with your weed, Violet Vixen is a good strain to indulge in a beer or two with.  If alcohol is not your thing then go with any type of soda or iced tea is super refreshing if it’s got a little lemon in it.

Munchables-the munchies seem to come out of nowhere after an hour or two so be prepared.  Since this cannabis strain can be super social, why not make your snack choices social as well.  Any shareable food is great but pizza is the ultimate shareable food.  If you are going solo and just need to take an inspiration break to refuel, choose something light and healthy.  Either way it’s easy to overeat with this strain so if you want to try and avoid that, plan ahead and only keep healthy options available.

Buzz Enhancers

Doables-there are so many possibilities with Violet Vixen.  You can write music, listen to music, and dance to music.  Of course if music is not your thing, why not paint of write?  Anything creative just seems to come more easily with this strain of cannabis.  If you want to do something physical, grab a friend or two and go for a walk.  While walking get into some deep conversations and solve all the world’s problems!

Be sure to check out: Blackberry Octane Strain Review

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Wedding Cake Strain Review

Wedding Cake Strain Review

Wedding Cake Strain Review

Wedding Cake Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Old Apple Farm/ Dispensary-Broadway Cannabis Market

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 21.47% CBD 0.09%

Terpenes- Limonene, Caryophyllene and Myrcene

Bud Buzz: This is an unusual hybrid, especially because it’s supposed to be an Indica dominant one. First of all the smell and taste of this delicious strain is a little citrusy with a slight spiciness. Like a true Indica there are some noticeable body waves and a good body buzz that is obvious from the first toke.

The surprise is the Sativa side of the hybrid that seems to takeover pretty quickly.  It’s an interesting balance, the body buzz stays strong and noticeable but at the same time the head buzz and general feelings of happiness and euphoria are just as strong.  It’s a complex strain of cannabis to be sure but that is definitely a good thing for people who are looking for a unique high.  Wedding Cake delivers.

This cannabis strain is great for focus and creativity, for about two hours, then the Indica dominance takes over and staying focused becomes more challenging. Excellent for stress, anxiety and anyone who is having problems with loss of appetite.  The only real negative with the Wedding Cake strain is dry mouth.  Overall one of the most layered strains out there in terms of obvious and distinct Indica as well as Sativa qualities to the buzz.  Much like a Wedding Cake!

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– As dry mouth is an issue you are going to want to stay hydrated generally but also keep some hard candy around to keep your mouth moist if you are out doing something or even at home if you get caught up in a creative project and forget to drink.  Carbonation is your friend with this cannabis strain.  If you prefer carbonated water, great choice or you could go with either a clear soda like sprite or something with more color.  Dr. Pepper for some reason really was a favorite with this strain.

Munchables-The munchies hit very hard after about an hour or so with this cannabis strain.  Sure you could stay true to the name and go with cake.  Forget wedding cake though and go with carrot cake instead.  You can at least pretend you are being healthy.  As it is easy to mindlessly eat with this particular strain, stay away from large bags of chips or cookies, anything where you can easily eat the entire bag, because you will.  Portion out a few different snacks to keep the munchies under control.

Doables– This is a strain for creative types who love to write, paint or play an instrument while stoned. It’s easy to lose track of time when you are doing something that you love and you are stoned.  Wedding Cake strain really elevates this feeling and you could spend hours painting and be convinced only 30 minutes has passed.  A good marijuana strain for socializing with a small select group of close friends.  This cannabis strain doesn’t really make you sleepy despite it being an Indica dominant hybrid but that does not mean you can’t enjoy some good Netflix shows and for a change you will stay awake through the entire show!

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Super Dave Strain Review

Super Dave Strain

Super Dave Strain Review

Super Dave Strain 

Factoids:  Grower-KGB Farms/ Dispensary-Broadway Cannabis Market

Sativa Dominant Hybrid THC 30.97% CBD 0.01%

Terpenes- Caryophyllene, Linalool and Myrcene

Bud Buzz: This is a super Sativa, although it was recommended as a Sativa dominant hybrid.  The Sativa is definitely dominant.  Not sure who Dave is and the budtender was not sure either but he is clearly a very social, happy and talkative dude.  Super Dave strain is a very potent cannabis strain so newbies tread lightly.  One bong hit and that Sativa mind buzz was already firmly in place.  The feelings of happiness, euphoria and kind of a focused energy were present throughout this buzz, which lasted for about 4 hours total.  So although it was a top shelf cannabis strain and a bit pricy, it is well worth the money.

If you are trying to get things done and need to stay focused, this is your strain.  If you have a high cannabis tolerance, this is also your strain.  The smell is slightly pine tree and diesel and the taste is super spicy with a slight diesel aftertaste.  No matter what you have planned for your day, with the addition of a little bit of Super Dave, you will be happy to get it done.  Excellent social strain for lighthearted types of conversation or deeper ones, which is rare.  Good for stress or depression and some mild pain management.  The only negatives are serious dry mouth and dry eyes.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables- You will need a lot of liquids to combat the dry mouth that comes with the Super Dave strain.  Staying well hydrated is only the start.  Keep some water around to sip on from time to time and if you want something with flavor, orange juice, cranapple juice both are good healthy options, with a little sugar thrown in for good measure.  Your mind will be preoccupied so don’t forget to drink on a regular basis during your buzz.

Munchables-There was not a serious munchies issue with this cannabis strain however you may feel a little hungry after about 3 hours.  The issue, as with many Sativas, is that once you start eating something, it’s tough to stop.  Keep your snacks light and healthy, hummus and carrot sticks are a good options that you can eat a lot of or if you are craving something sweet, try those small cuties, mini tangerines that are so flavorful and sweet.  The bonus is they have a decent water ratio so snacking on them will help keep you well hydrated.

Doables- If you are planning a Zoom session with friends, or certain family, this is a perfect strain for that.  You will feel talkative but still have the focus to be a good listener.  Super Dave is a happy cannabis strain so any activity you choose will be fairly enjoyable, even if it’s cleaning out your closet.  You are likely to feel pretty energetic so it’s also a good strain for getting outside and taking a walk.  If you can combine walking and talking, socially distanced of course, all the better.

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Finding Your Perfect Cannabis Smoke Spot

Perfect Cannabis Smoke Spot

Besides finding the perfect cannabis strain, few things matter more than finding just the right place to get your buzz on.  Whether you are enjoying edibles, ripping your newest piece of glassware or vaping, location matters.  Ideally you want more than one place, maybe one close to home and one somewhere inspiring nowhere near home.  Where you choose will depend on many factors including the legality of marijuana in your area but having a great “go to place” can mean the difference between a chill session at your perfect cannabis smoke spot and a stressful one.

Home cannabis sessions for some people are ideal.  A lot depends on your home situation and neighbors.  Say you live in a house with a nice private backyard and either your neighbors mind their own business, support your lifestyle or are literally nonexistent, your home can be your own little marijuana sanctuary.  There are endless benefits to consuming cannabis at home.  Comfort being one of the most obvious.  From your sweet spot on the sofa to a hammock in the yard, you never have to exert much effort to find some snacks and drinks.  If you are someone who really enjoys a good wake ‘n’ bake cannabis session before work, it’s just easier and more relaxing to start your morning from home as opposed to searching the neighborhood for someplace to toke up before heading to work.

Setting up your home smoke spot requires a little work but you will be rewarded for your efforts.  Think about lighting, especially if you are a night time marijuana consumer.  Nothing too harsh or overheard to make it feel like you are in the spotlight, for all the wrong reasons.  Diffused lighting is best, maybe with a soft color, your favorite color or change it up depending on your mood.  All season holiday lights seem to have become mainstream decorating choices and are a good option for creating a “festive” vibe.  Seating is obviously crucial.  If you generally are a solo cannabis smoker, comfort is really all you need to worry about.  If you have a friend, family member or roommate that likes to join you, make sure they are just as comfortable as you.  Picture two people trying to chill out in a one person hammock, it can’t be done, nor should it be!  If you are concerned about being discreet and you are smoking your weed, make sure you have the air flow situation handled as best as you can.  Nothing kills your buzz faster than an unexpected and definitely unwelcome knock on the door or voice from behind a neighbor’s fence.

Now that you’ve got your home smoke spot handled, think about branching out, literally to someplace in your city or in the beauty of nature for a marijuana adventure.  If you live in a population dense city where you are fighting for sidewalk space, this can be a challenge.  For the perfect urban cannabis smoke spot, think about how you are consuming your weed.  Hanging in the local park with your three foot bong, not ideal and in most places could be trouble.  Get creative, think and look up for ideas.  Any rooftop decks with amazing views you could get access to, even for an hour?  If you choose to stay on the move in your urban environment, a pipe or bong is not going to be the best choice.  Go with a vape or even a blunt, and take in all your city has to offer.  Heading to the hills, mountains, beaches, woods?  Nature can be an awesome way to heighten your marijuana session.  Just do a little research first to find out how crowded this location gets at the time of year you plan to go.  Less crowded, better vibes.  Pack accordingly.  You may be miles away from civilization so bring what you need and even what you “might” need.  Extra water, munchables, music, an instrument if that’s your thing, sketch pad and pencils or pens, an actual non smart phone camera and something comfy to sit on besides your hoodie are all excellent options.  Don’t forget to text someone your location.  Now you can sit back and enjoy your perfect cannabis smoke spot.

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How to Enhance Your Cannabis Buzz

Cannabis Buzz

Sure you may be satisfied with the quality of your cannabis strain and feel like you are getting the most out of your smoke session or edibles.  That doesn’t mean you don’t crave just a little more from time to time.  Most seasoned marijuana users will tell you, the answer is not always, just do more of the same.  In fact that can sometimes have the opposite effect and who wants that?  It’s a waste of weed and a waste of your cannabis time.  With that in mind we will explore a few of the best ways to achieve that ultimate high and enhance your cannabis buzz.

Mix it up

Consuming the same marijuana strain, no matter how much you love it, over time may leave you less than thrilled.  You’re high yes, but something is missing.  If you smoke your cannabis, try mixing strains together in a bong or pipe, even a joint for a new kind of buzz.  The next time you visit your local dispensary pick up something new.  Try some live resin on top of your bowl or rolled up in your blunt to achieve a completely new and different high.
Just start with a small amount of something new.  If you are not a flower person and prefer to vape, consider adding an edible to your cannabis session.  With so many types of marijuana and a wide variety of delivery methods, you can experiment to your hearts content. When you decide to mix it up, whether it’s mixing strains or mixing methods of consumption, start small, you can always add more, it’s tough to do the opposite!

Move to Enhance Your Cannabis Buzz

By move, that means farther than from your couch to the fridge.  To really enhance your cannabis high, you’ve got to move enough to get your heart rate up a bit.  This does not mean start training for a marathon but a good fast paced urban stroll or a hike in the mountains can do wonders to elevate your buzz.  Why does movement and exercise enhance your high?  THC is stored in body fat and a good cardio workout can help release some of that stored THC from your body fat into your bloodstream.  This phenomenon has been studied and according to scientists, THC levels in your blood can increase up to 15% following exercise.  So unless this is one of your first times consuming cannabis, why not let your body fat help you enhance your high.  Of course for those serious athletes that have a very low body fat percentage, this does not apply to you.

Take a Break

Not what you may want to hear but taking what’s called a “tolerance break” will help you achieve those amazing highs that have now become a distant memory simply because you have become a regular marijuana user.  Everyone is different and not everyone builds a tolerance to the effects of cannabis at the same level and time-frame but it will happen eventually.  You take one bong hit, then another, then another and meh, you might feel a little buzzed but considering how epically the new Sativa is treating all your friends, you barely feel anything.  You’ve officially built up your tolerance to cannabis and it’s time for a break.  How long that break should be is entirely up to you however in order for your body to completely rid itself of all cannabinoids, it takes about a month.  It may sound like the last thing you want to do but after a tolerance break you will be able to achieve those amazing highs once more.  Challenging but worth it!

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Pineapple Kush Strain Review

pineapple kush strain review

Pineapple Kush Strain Review

Pineapple Kush Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Harvest Farms/ Dispensary – Oregon Weedery

Indica Hybrid THC 20% CBD 0.06%

Terpenes-Terpinolene and Myrcene

Bud Buzz:  Most people agree this fruity slightly amber colored flower is a balanced head and body high.  The order is important for Pineapple Kush.  First is a low key body buzz, followed with a really chill happy head high.  Calm but focused are the best initial thoughts.  The total high lasts about 2-3 hours and the last hour is a bit sleepy, with less energy.  A good late afternoon or early evening choice if you’re just wanting to have a peaceful evening.  Not a super social cannabis choice but not an unsociable one either.  Probably best to hang with close friends or on your own.  Some help with low level pain and real help with anxiety and stress. Other aspects for marijuana strain review pineapple kush.

Drinkables-dry mouth is a definite thing with Pineapple Kush so keep your drink options light and fruity or opt for H2O.

Munchables– Marijuana strain review Pineapple Kush is not known for releasing the hunger beast so you don’t have to worry about getting a major case of the munchies but a cookie or two hits the spot towards the end of the cannabis buzz.

Doables-A late afternoon or early evening walk is an excellent option early on but don’t wait to long into your buzz or the trip back may be a bit more challenging that you expected at the start of your adventure.  If you stop to enjoy the sunset, remember you have to walk back so plan accordingly.  Last hour a book or show is possible if you still have the focus and are not too sleepy yet.

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