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Granddaddy Purple Strain Review (GDP)

Granddaddy Purple Strain Review

Granddaddy Purple Strain Review (GDP)

Granddaddy Purple Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Ruby Farms/ Dispensary – Somewhere Dispensary

Indica THC 22.16% CBD 0.01%

Terpenes – Linalool, Humulene and Myrcene

Bud Buzz:  Granddaddy Purple strain is a beautiful and potent cannabis strain that sneaks up you, in a good way. There is about 15% Sativa in this cannabis strain. It’s a perfect amount to keep a good head buzz going but this strain is mostly a body buzz type of high.  With large dense buds that are a muted green mixed with all hues of purple tones and some orange, Granddaddy Purple is dripping with trichomes. Once you break up these huge buds, they are not too sticky and make for easy grinding.  The aroma and taste is similar and you will first notice the earthiness with some sweet berry and very light floral as the undertones.  The smoke from this cannabis strain does linger so plan your smoke session with that in mind.

Buzz Effects

This cannabis strain is somewhat of a creeper weed.  If you smoke a few hits and stay seated you may not notice how high you are until you have to move, speak or really do any type of activity. It’s best to start off slow with this strain until you know how it will affect you.  The first sensations with Granddaddy Purple strain are a chilled and relaxed feeling. Mostly felt as slow moving and almost rhythmic body waves.  The head buzz is slightly euphoric and happy but takes a back seat to the body buzz.  You will feel sleepy with this strain. For some people that feeling hits right away and for others it builds slowly over the course of an hour or two.

It’s not the longest lasting cannabis strain. You can expect your buzz to last about 3 hours or until you fall into a deep blissful sleep, whichever comes first. Can easily become a couch lock cannabis strain unless you stay active and move around.  If you decide to chill on the couch, expect to feel a heaviness to your buzz, in a good way.  It almost feels like the couch is pulling you from within.  A bit strange in terms of sensations but overall very relaxing.  Granddaddy Purple is good for mild to moderate pain, especially muscle pain.  It is also great for stress, anxiety and insomnia.  The negatives are dry mouth and red dry eyes. Eyedrops are a must.

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Drinkables – You will probably want to pre hydrate before your smoke session with water and then move on from there.  As this cannabis strain can be a couch lock one, keep those drink options within easy reach. If you lose motivation to visit the kitchen you can still manage any dry mouth.  If you want to boost your energy during your buzz and hold off sleep for a while, caffeinated drinks are the best way to do it.  Or, if you want something refreshing try a spiced chai with ice, delicious.

Munchables – The munchies will come on fairly quickly, even before 30 minutes and for most people, are intense.  Granddaddy Purple is known for stimulating the appetite so you may want to prepare some snacks before you smoke so that you have easy to reach options.  Cheese dip with chips or pieces of bread are an excellent savory choice.  If you are craving something sweet, a brownie sundae with all the toppings is the way to go!

Doables – Granddaddy Purple strain is a pretty mellow cannabis strain and is best for evening use or on a lazy day when napping is part of the day’s schedule.  For some people this cannabis strain is known to increase feelings of arousal and if you are one of those lucky people, it should be easy to decide how best to spend your buzz.  If this cannabis strain does not get your libido going, then it may be time to relax with a good movie or some music and enjoy your buzz solo.

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Godfather OG Strain Review

Godfather OG Strain Review

Godfather OG Strain Review

Godfather OG Strain

Factoids:  Grower – TLO Farms/ Dispensary – The Herb Center

Indica THC 23.20% CBD 0.01%

Terpenes – Myrcene, Caryophyllene and Humulene

Bud Buzz:  Godfather OG strain is a heavy hitting Indica strain that provides a long lasting body high, assuming you stay awake long enough to enjoy the full four hours of stoned happiness.  The buds are dense and muted light green in color, with a lot of orange hairs throughout as well as a ton of icy trichomes.  The buds are not overly sticky so you can grind them easily. The smell and taste are similar, and all about earthy goodness with a hint of pine and the taste has both earthiness and pine with a surprising grape aftertaste.

Buzz Effects

After you smoke just one or two hits the feeling of total and complete body relaxation follows immediately.  Waves of happy contentment wash over you as you ride the beautiful body waves.  This cannabis strain should not be underestimated in terms of potency. Newbies should be careful the first few times as too much Godfather OG can cause dizziness for some stoners.  You will want to be cautious when getting up. Even cannabis connoisseurs may be surprised by the power of this strain.

Godfather OG strain is definitely a couch lock cannabis strain but extreme sleepiness does not come on right away. You can chill for a few hours before falling into a blissful and long night’s sleep.  Another side effect of this cannabis strain is hunger and extreme munchies. It’s great for anyone who suffers from nausea or problems with a poor appetite.  It is an obvious powerful medicine for insomnia. Also great for mild to moderate pain, especial headaches and body aches.  Godfather OG is the perfect strain for stress, anxiety and depression.  Even if you are not a huge Indica fan, this strain is good to have around for those times that you just need to relax and unwind after a stressful day.  The negatives are dry mouth, some dry eye issues and if you smoke too much, dizziness.

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Drinkables – To help with the dry mouth that accompanies Godfather OG, drink some water before you start smoking and keep other liquids close by as the couch lock can be fairly intense, especially the first hour and you may not feel motivated to get yourself something to drink until you are dealing with Sahara like conditions.  Carbonated drinks are really a refreshing choice, so if you are a soda person, grab your favorite kind and if not you can always go with LaCroix or a similar brand.  As this cannabis strain is quite sedative, if you need a caffeine boost, try coffee, tea or an energy drink.

Munchables – The munchies are a big part of a Godfather OG strain high and you can expect to feel those first hunger rumblings after about 30 minutes.  As you will not likely be super motivated to prepare a multi-course meal from scratch, think convenient but relatively healthy. Pasta with some chicken and veggies or just veggies is a great savory option.  Still hungry?  Did you forget to heat up the garlic bread?  If you are craving sweetness, berry pies are a nice way to end a pasta feast or even berries with whipped cream or ice cream, or both!

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Doables – This cannabis strain is not going to inspire you to go for a hike or practice your new dance moves.  That does not mean you should just lay on the couch until you fall asleep, unless you really want to.  Music and colors are a special companion to this cannabis strain so take advantage of this and listen to some new music, maybe break out those paints or colored pencils and sketch something.  Even watching a movie that has colorful special effects can be an amazing experience.

Be sure to check out: Gelato #45 Strain Review and Girl Scout Cookies Strain Review

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Gelato #45 Strain Review

Gelato #45 Strain Review

Gelato #45 Strain Review

Gelato #45 Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Million Elephants/Dispensary – Progressive Collective

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 20.90% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes – Caryophyllene, Limonene and Humulene

Bud Buzz:  Gelato #45 strain should be nicknamed the laughing bud, because you will laugh after smoking this excellent strain. And then you will laugh some more! A fairly balanced hybrid, this cannabis strain leans towards being Indica dominant. However, it may depend on the local grower and your dispensary.  Slightly fluffy medium sized dark green buds with plenty of various blues tones mixed in. It also has plenty of icy trichomes coating the buds. Gelato #45 can be sticky so plan accordingly if you want to grind your bud with any success.  The smell is spicy and earthy with a slight diesel aroma that lingers.  The taste is a bit different and is more sweet and earthy. The earthiness being what you will taste the most.

Buzz Effects

This is a fairly potent cannabis strain that hits you right away with feelings of relaxed euphoria.  As Gelato #45 strain is a hybrid you will get both a body buzz as well as a head buzz. However, the head buzz does not last nearly as long as the body buzz, so enjoy it while it lasts. Which should be about an hour.  The strain is not super long lasting. You can expect your buzz to start winding down or you may fall asleep after about three hours.  A very social and generally communicative strain for most people. Especially people that you can laugh with. Definitely not a couch locked kind of cannabis strain. But also not great for intense physical activity, think light stretching rather than running.

A good daytime into evening strain for when you want to be social for a period of time and then retreat into your own thoughts later and just chill. Excellent for depression and stress as well as mild pain management. The only negatives are dry mouth and dry eyes and for some people a bit of anxiety if you smoke too much.  If you are a newbie start slow with this cannabis strain until you know how it will affect you.  If you do experience anxiety, it is generally short-lived and can be greatly reduced by finding something to do, listen to music for example.

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Drinkables – The dry mouth that accompanies Gelato #45 is not too bad but it is an issue that you will need to keep on top of with plain water or favored water to start.  Clear juices are great with this strain, like apple juice or a white grape juice.  Speaking of grapes, you can enjoy a small amount of alcohol, like a glass of wine or a beer, just not too much or it may interfere with your buzz, and who wants that?

Munchables – You will get the munchies with this cannabis strain after about 30 minutes or so but nothing too overwhelming so try to stick with healthier options.  A homemade veggie pizza is a fun and creative way to satisfy your savory food cravings.  Popcorn is another great possibility and the topping choices are only limited by your imagination, and taste buds!  If you are craving something sweet and don’t want to add chocolate or caramel to your popcorn then think donuts, especially cake donuts with a glass of milk.

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Doables – Gelato #45 strain is the most laugh producing cannabis strain so please take advantage of this fact and laugh until tears are running down your face and your stomach hurts!  We all need the release that laughter provides, it is great for your health so plan a social Zoom hour and watch a movie with friends, play a trivia type of game or even better something that requires physical action like charades or Pictionary.  Once you’re done being social and chatting away then take things down a bit with some music or a crafty project, if you like that type of activity.  The key with Gelato #45 is to laugh and that should be your top priority.

Be sure to check out: Girl Scout Cookies Strain Review and Strawberry Banana Strain Review

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Girl Scout Cookies Strain Review

Girl Scout Cookies Strain Review

Girl Scout Cookies Strain Review

Girl Scout Cookies Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Trout/ Dispensary – Shawn Kemp’s Cannabis

Sativa Dominant Hybrid THC 27.20% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes – Caryophyllene, Limonene, Linalool and Humulene

Bud Buzz:  Girl Scout Cookies strain is said to be an Indica leaning hybrid. However, more recently and with certain growers, sometimes the batch at your local dispensary may be a Sativa leaning hybrid. So if knowing that information is important to you, be sure to ask your budtender.  Generally though, GSC is a fairly balanced hybrid, giving you the best of the Sativa and Indica worlds. This cannabis strain has medium size buds that are a darker green than most other cannabis strains. It has rich purple leaves, with plenty of orange hairs and drenched in an icy coating of trichomes.  The buds are a little on the sticky side so dry them out before grinding.  The taste and smell is similar. It’s very earthy with a pungent minty chocolate finish, similar to the Thin Mint Cookies that is this strains namesake.

Buzz Effects

Girl Scout Cookies strain is a very long lasting cannabis strain, over four hours. The first feelings you get after smoking are a euphoric relaxation.  You will feel the head buzz first and it is an intense one as this is a very potent strain. If you are prone to dizziness, get up slowly after smoking.  The body buzz and waves of general happiness with some tingling sensations will hit you next.  For most people just a few hits is plenty but if you want to really explore the cerebral aspect of your buzz, wait about thirty minutes and take a few more hits.

A good balance of effects but by far the most prominent is the mental focus. At the same time, a mental sort of expansion. If you are a person who likes or who has ever wanted to try meditating, this is the strain you should try.  An excellent cannabis strain for anxiety, depression, stress and moderate to severe pain. Girl Scout Cookies is powerful medicine for those who need it. The negatives are dry mouth, slight dry eyes and for some people, dizziness if they smoke too much and then stand up rapidly, don’t do that.

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Drinkables – You will get some fairly serious dry mouth so of course down some water before you even load that pipe.  After you are nice and stoned, flavored water goes well with this strain. For some reason grape and orange are the best flavors to try.  If you need a little pick me up towards the end of your buzz, try some flavored coffee drink and if it’s a cold day or night, hot chocolate is the perfect way to finish up your session.

Munchables – The munchies are just part of your buzz with the Girl Scout Cookies strain, especially salty and savory food.  For some people the munchies are so powerful, they use this cannabis strain for any appetite problems they may have where a healthy appetite is important.  So if you are craving salt, you could go full force and make yourself some Ramen to really get that salt fix.  If you want to try and be marginally more healthy, a cheeseburger or veggie burger with a side of sweet potato fries is great. You will also have more control over the salt you are consuming.  If you need a sweet dessert, you could try salted caramels, delicious and slightly salty as well.

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Doables – Girl Scout Cookies strain is a real hybrid in that you have a number of options for things to do when you are stoned.  For many people this cannabis strain makes them feel very talkative and is great for small gatherings or Zoom calls with friends.  Laughter comes easily as well so why not watch that comedy you have heard so much about.  If you want to really utilize the cerebral benefits of this strain you could try a guided meditation, followed by some dancing or just chill out with your favorite music.

Be sure to check out: Strawberry Banana Strain Review and Forbidden Fruit Strain Review

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Golden Goat Strain Review

Golden Goat Strain Review

Golden Goat Strain Review

Golden Goat Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Wykanush Ventures/ Dispensary- Kaya Shack

Sativa Dominant Hybrid THC 20.23% CBD 0.05%

Terpenes- Terpinolene and Humulene

Bud Buzz:  Golden Goat is a beautiful looking cannabis strain. The decent sized buds are very dark green with a little bit of red mixed in and a thick coating of golden colored trichomes. This leading to how this strain got its name.  The smell is a mix of tropical and floral but the taste is not either of those.  It has a hint of diesel and is pretty skunky in taste and the smoke seems to linger for a longer period of time compared to other strains so if you plan to smoke inside, break out that incense or scented candles.  This cannabis strain hits hard so if you are smoking this out of a bong, ice is recommended.

This is what used to be called creeper weed. Meaning that you won’t feel the effects for a little while and this particular stain was far more potent than the just over 20% THC would indicate so if this is your first time smoking Golden Goat. So go easy and wait at least 15 minutes before smoking more.  You will feel the head buzz after about five minutes and the feelings of happiness and energy are there as well.  This is a very happy cannabis strain!  You will feel the relaxation of the Indica elements but they are secondary to the intense head buzz.

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Golden Goat strain is a very “trippy” high and for some people that is a great quality for a cannabis strain, others do not like that much intensity.  Compared with other strains, your buzz won’t last too long, as you can feel the effects start to dissipate after about 2 hours.  A perfect daytime or early evening strain that is good for stress, depression and very mild pain management.  You can expect some dry mouth as well as dry eyes so keep liquids and eye drops around.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– If you are smoking this cannabis strain in the daytime and want to enhance your energy even more, go with something caffeinated in addition to sipping on water.  If you are a fan of energy drinks, and need to stay focused for a few hours while you are doing something creative, a nice fruity energy drink works well.  If you don’t want caffeine and plain water is not doing much, try green tea, hot or cold.

Munchables– Whether or not you experience the munchies with this cannabis strain seems to depend on what time of the day you consume it and what you are doing.  If you smoke during the day and are busy with a project, you might even forget to eat something.  The munchies are more likely in the early evening.  Regardless, you will not be super hungry and some dark chocolate peanut butter cups are perfect for those with a sweet tooth.  If you are craving a salty snack, go with walnuts or some hummus and pita.

Doables– As Golden Goat is a pretty high energy cannabis strain, take advantage of that fact and use that energy.  You may even feel motivated to tackle projects you have been procrastinating.  Not saying you have to clean your house but if you need to rearrange a room, you may actually be more inspired than ever before!  Golden Goat is not a super social strain but if you need to collaborate with someone, you will more than hold your own.

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