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White Tahoe Cookies Strain Review

White Tahoe Cookies Strain Review

White Tahoe Cookies Strain Review

White Tahoe Cookies Strain

Factoids:  Grower – High Winds Farm/ Dispensary – Pacific Gold Cannabis

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 26.80% CBD 0.01%

Terpenes- Beta Caryophyllene, Limonene and Myrcene

Bud Buzz:  White Tahoe Cookies strain is an excellent quirky Indica dominant hybrid strain that will change the way you spend your evenings.  Bright green dense buds interlaced with dark orange and perfect for grinding. So, not overly dry or too sticky.  This cannabis strain has a nice frosty covering of trichomes and the smell is sweet and spicy with a bit of citrus.  The taste is similar to the aroma, the only difference is the slight diesel finish.  The smoke smell will hang around longer than most strains so either ventilate your smoke spot well if it’s indoors, or step outside.

Buzz Effects

The first feelings that you will notice after just one hit is happiness and relaxation. You can keep building your buzz by smoking more over a period of time. However, newbies be cautious as this is a pretty potent cannabis strain.  White Tahoe Cookies strain is not a couch lock strain and you will feel a sense of euphoria. You will also feel an overall enhanced body and mind awareness.  You will literally be aware of just about everything when it comes to how your body is feeling.  This cannabis strain in known as a good way to enhance sexual experiences, whether you are with a partner or alone, go for it!  After a few minutes you may also feel the urge to laugh and that feeling will stay with you for hours.  The White Tahoe Cookies buzz is long-lasting at close to four hours.

The last hour or so will likely leave you sleepy but not couch locked. The perfect cannabis strain for a quiet chilled evening in and perhaps some sexual exploration as well. Excellent for depression, anxiety and stress, this strain also helps with insomnia and mild pain management.  If you are having difficulties with nausea or a poor appetite, this is a good strain to try.  Dry mouth and slight dry eyes are the only negatives.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables – White Tahoe Cookies will leave you with some dry mouth to manage.  Of course the best way to keep it under control is to hydrate with plain water before you start your smoke sesh.  Once you are good and stoned, flavored water or tea if you want a little caffeine. The Sativa side of this hybrid should be enough so that it’s not really necessary to down massive amounts of caffeinated drinks.  If you are feeling the amorous vibe, maybe some champagne or mimosas. Just go easy on any alcohol you consume with this cannabis strain.

Munchables – The munchies will come for you pretty quickly and can be intense for some people so keep some healthy options around.   Putting a snack plate together with some cheese, crackers, hummus and veggies is a perfect way to start.  If you need to satisfy that sweet tooth, melt some dark chocolate and dip some fruit into it. Then let it cool and you have yourself the perfect sweet snack.

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Doables – As mentioned previously, White Tahoe Cookies will likely bring out your sexual side. Lowering inhibitions and just making the physicality of touch a new and very memorable experience.  This cannabis strain is not super active but rather psychologically active so why not have a movie night with someone you love, or at least like.  Share some laughs together watching a comedy before things start to heat up.  Massage is another truly great way to take advantage of the benefits of this cannabis strain.  If you are solo, you can still do your own spot massages, your feet and scalp are the best places to really simulate nerve endings.  After a few hours, you will likely drift off to sleep so enjoy your buzz as much as possible before that happens.

Be sure to check out: Purple Punch Strain Review and Green Crack Strain Review

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Purple Punch Strain Review

Purple Punch Strain

Purple Punch Strain Review

Purple Punch Strain

Factoids:  Grower – High Winds Farm/ Dispensary – Pacific Gold Cannabis

Indica THC 25.40% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes- Myrcene, Beta Caryophyllene, Pinene and Limonene

Bud Buzz:  Purple Punch strain is a potent Indica cannabis strain that is even better than it looks, and it looks fantastic.  Huge dense buds that can be slightly sticky when you break them up. So if you are grinding your cannabis, leave it out for an hour or two before putting it in the grinder. This will be just enough to dry it out a little.  The buds are dark green with plenty of purple throughout and frosty trichomes covering nearly the entire top half of each bud.  The smell is pure grape Kool-Aid or if you remember the purple chewy Sweetarts than used to be so popular. Either way it’s a very sweet candy smell and the taste is a slightly earthier version of the smell.  Overall delicious! Purple Punch is a true Indica but it hits more like a hybrid at first.

Buzz Effects

You know the game when someone pretends to crack an egg on the top of your head and you can almost feeling it running down your scalp onto your shoulders and beyond?  No?  It’s a cool trick and you should try it.  If you are familiar with this game, then you will know exactly what to expect from this cannabis strain. You will feel it as an intense head high that slowly spreads down to your body. Leaving you fully relaxed, happy and slightly uplifted but only for the first hour or so, then progressively more and more sleepy.  If you manage to stay awake, you can expect your Purple Punch buzz to last a little over three hours.

For most people, that last hour might be a battle to keep your eyes open and stay awake.  Why fight that urge, this cannabis strain is extremely useful for insomniacs or just anyone that wants a great night sleep. Especially if you have trouble quieting your mind at night so you can fall asleep.  Purple Punch is the absolute perfect strain for this problem.  This cannabis strain is also good for stress, anxiety, depression and mild to moderate pain management.  The negatives are some serious dry mouth and to a lesser degree red dry eyes.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables – Purple Punch strain requires some good hydration to keep the dry mouth under control.  Start with plain water and keep sipping that from time to time.  This cannabis strain is a fairly sedative Indica. If you want to feel a bit more alert, add something caffeinated to your drink plan.  Either an energy drink if you really want a boost. Or an iced coffee or tea, hot tea or coffee works too. It just depends on your mood and preference.

Munchables – You will experience the munchies with this cannabis strain and they usually hit pretty quickly about 30 minutes or so after you first smoke.  Unless you want to snack off and on for another hour, choose some sort of protein rich food to start with. You may find you won’t end up overeating, which is very easy to do with Purple Punch.  A veggie omelet is a great way to get some protein and should keep you full longer than straight carbs.  If you need something sweet, you can always make some oatmeal cookies and use dates instead of raisins. This is a game changer taste wise plus the cookies will be nice and chewy.

Doables – Purple Punch is an Indica so you are not going to be running a half marathon and should not expect to feel super motivated to use this time to get your cardio in.  On the other hand, it is not really a couch lock cannabis strain so if you feel like some physical activity, stretching with a few simple yoga poses will feel amazing.  Also amazing is a long soak if you happen to be a bath person, just don’t fall asleep.  The perfect strain for low key gaming and chill talks with close friends or even a movie.  Just don’t choose a 3 hour epic movie because you will likely have to re-watch part since you fell asleep and missed the ending.

Be sure to check out: Green Crack Strain Review and Biscotti Strain Review

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Biscotti Strain Review

Biscotti Strain Review

Biscotti Strain Review

Biscotti Strain

Factoids:  Grower – ReUp Farms/ Dispensary – Five Zero Trees

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 22.50% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes- Caryophyllene, Limonene and Linalool

Bud Buzz:  Biscotti strain is an amazing hybrid cannabis strain that gives you all the great things of a true Indica strain. It also has a few of the best Sativa benefits as well.  The buds are extremely dense but a little on the small side and not overly sticky so easy enough to grind.  Covered in icy trichomes with some orange and purple mixed in with the forest green color of the buds. The smell and taste is a mixture of sweet and diesel. This sounds far worse than it actually is and the first hit or two takes some getting used to but after that you will come to love this unique flavor profile.

Buzz Effects

Biscotti is a creeper weed so after the first two or three bong hits, give it a few minutes to really hit you before you smoke more.  You should be incredibly stoned after just a few hits unless you have a super high tolerance. The first and most prominent feeling after smoking this cannabis strain is relaxation.  Total body and mind relaxation.  Not to the point of couch lock but you can almost visualize your muscles and mind letting go of any stress that has built up.  Next comes a rush of happiness that hits you hard and settles in for the long haul. In the case of Biscotti should be just over 3 hours.

The energy and focus of a good Sativa is also there but both of these effects are more subtle than the relaxation and overall euphoria.  The perfect strain for day or evening if you need to release the stress of the day and still want to have some energy leftover to enjoy your high.  Biscotti is a great strain for depression, anxiety, stress and for mild pain management.  You will experience dry mouth but no other negatives.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– With the vast majority of cannabis strains, dry mouth is a factor you will need to deal with and Biscotti is no different.  The dry mouth is not overwhelming so keeping water around and sipping it for the first hour or so should effectively handle the dry mouth issue.  If you plan to be active and need an additional boost, iced or hot tea will give you just a little caffeine to stimulate your buzz a bit.  If you plan to just relax the night away, go with an herbal tea or even better, green tea.

Munchables – For a distinctly Indica dominant hybrid, Biscotti strain does bring on the munchies but not that out of control eat everything in sight variety of munchies.  This is a pretty unique quality for a mostly Indica cannabis strain.  Take advantage of this and keep your snacking on the healthy side if possible.  Black corn tortilla chips with a nice spicy salsa will work perfectly. If you need more sweet in your snacks, you could add some pineapple or kiwi. If you have both, live it up and enjoy that boost of sweet tasting vitamins.

Doables– As Biscotti does have some Sativa properties, you will have energy and focus along with a fantastic buzz.  How you use that energy and focus is completely up to you.  Not the most social of cannabis strains but good for lighthearted chatting with close friends.  If you are a fan of painting or drawing, this is the perfect strain for you, as colors seem super saturated during the peak of your high and making use of that to create something beautiful, or at least interesting, is the perfect way to spend your time.

Be sure to check out: Miracle Whip Strain Review and Serious Happiness Strain Review

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Serious Happiness Strain Review

Serious Happiness Strain Review

Serious Happiness Strain Review

Serious Happiness Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Boggy Boon/ Dispensary – Dockside Cannabis

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 26.80% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes- Myrcene, Pinene, Caryophyllene and Limonene

Bud Buzz:  Another excellent cannabis strain that lives up to its name.  Serious Happiness strain causes, yes you guessed it, serious happiness. A true hybrid that seems to cause a debate as to whether it is an Indica dominant hybrid or a Sativa dominant one. This particular batch leans a bit Indica but is fairly evenly balanced.  The buds are super sticky and bright green, a little on the small side but covered in icy trichomes.  The smell is fruity and earthy at the same time and the taste is similar but with a spicy and pine finish. This is a super potent cannabis strain that hits you hard right from the first toke with feelings of unparalleled happiness and uplifting euphoria.  One of the most social cannabis strains around,

Buzz Effects

Serious Happiness strain will encourage you to let down your guard, as your anxiety evaporates and you will feel comfortable talking, to pretty much anyone about anything.  Although friends and family who like to keep the conversation light and full of laughs will be a welcome addition to your buzz.  This is a long lasting strain and you can expect to enjoy your enhanced state of happiness for well over 3 hours.  The perfect balance between a good head buzz and a warm happy body buzz is what makes this cannabis strain a favorite of so many stoners.

It is worth noting that a few people have mentioned an increase of anxiety for the first 10-15 minutes after smoking however that does not seem to be an issue for most people.  A great strain for depression, pain management, stress and nausea.  The negatives are some initially bad dry mouth and red dry eyes so make sure you have drops.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– As this is a seriously social cannabis strain, as always start your hydration process before you even fill that first bowl.  Water is always a great place to start and this is a strain that you could also enjoy a glass of champagne with your social circle or a mimosa if you want to add some Vitamin C to your buzz, why not.  Keep the alcohol to a minimum as Serious Happiness is a very potent strain.

Munchables-You can expect the munchies to call your name fairly quickly, about 30 minutes or so after you first smoke Serious Happiness.  If you are socializing, why not make a good social food part of the plan and make or order some pizza.  If that doesn’t sound appealing why not break out that fondue pot that someone gave you years ago and you threw in the pantry and never touch.  Add a few types of cheese and then break up some bread and you have a fun, social and delicious snack.

Doables– As mentioned many times, this is a social, happy and relaxed cannabis strain.  If you have any issues with social anxiety, this should be your go to strain.  Plan a socially distanced Zoom night with family, friends or anyone you want to spend time talking with.  Serious Happiness is excellent for creative projects with others or alone and plan to end your buzz with a funny movie or TV series.  Laughing is just another bonus that goes along with this cannabis strain.

Be sure to check out: Vortex Strain Review and Ice Cream Cake Strain Review

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Vortex Strain Review

Vortex Strain Review

Vortex Strain Review

Vortex Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Bondi Farms/ Dispensary – Hashtag Cannabis

Sativa dominant Hybrid THC 26.02% CBD 0.09%

Terpenes- Terpinolene, Beta Caryophyllene and Limonene

Bud Buzz: Vortex strain is a cannabis strain that lives up to its name.  It takes you to new heights of euphoria and elation, allows you to focus on just about anything and those effects are fairly long lasting for a Sativa hybrid, a few bong hits will do for even the most seasoned cannabis connoisseurs for at least three hours or more.  Vortex buds are very bright green, covered with trichomes and the smell and taste are very spicy and tropical.  The smell is intense and delicious, however unless you have a very private smoke spot, your neighbors may not feel the same so keep that in mind before you light up.

Buzz Effects

Vortex, like a good hybrid, provides you with the benefits of both a Sativa and Indica however you will first feel the Sativa with a very cerebral all-encompassing buzz.  For experienced stoners who want to take things to the next level, you can take a few more hits and feel even more mentally charged and elevated.  One caution for newbies with this strain, if you are at all prone to or concerned about anxiety or paranoia, start slow and wait at least 30 minutes before you smoke more.  Yes this cannabis strain is that intense!  As the hours pass the Indica element of this strain will leave you feeling relaxed and happy.

It is a perfect daytime into evening strain for those who want to take their high, to new heights and see what creative things they are truly capable of doing.  A great brainstorming and problem solving cannabis strain. Perfect for increasing energy levels, unlocking creative thoughts and dealing with depression.  A good strain for mild pain management and fatigue.  Good things do come with some negatives and Vortex is no exception.  You can expect dry mouth, dry eyes and again, this strain may not be for newbies or those concerned about paranoia. Unless you have a high tolerance, start slow.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– Liquids are a must and starting your hydration before your start your buzz just makes good stoner sense.  So throw back a glass of water as you are prepping your bong.  Once you are good and high, move to more flavorful liquids like sweet tea or a flavored sparkling water.  You may even want to try a few hard candies just to keep those salivary glands working, the more tart the flavor, the better.

Munchables– Vortex doesn’t really cause out of control munchies but you will definitely want to keep some snacks on hand to fuel your creative pursuits.  Think cheese and fruit, or peanut butter, almond butter or honey on bread or celery.  If you need more of a substantial treat, think pasta with some olive oil and veggies, to keep things somewhat healthy.

Doables– This cannabis strain will inspire you to be your best creative self and you should definitely try to take advantage of the happy energy Vortex provides.  You can be social if you want as conversation is relatively easy, even for those with social anxiety.  If you suffer from writer’s block or painter’s block, Vortex is the strain for you.  It takes about 30 minutes for you to really hit that productive stride so enjoy the journey before you unleash your creative genius.

Be sure to check out: Ice Cream Cake Strain Review and Mangolicious Strain Review

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Ice Cream Cake Strain Review

Ice Cream Cake Strain Review

Ice Cream Cake Strain Review

Ice Cream Cake Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Cloud 9 Farms/ Dispensary – Hashtag Cannabis

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 21.33% CBD 0.03%

Terpenes- Beta Caryophyllene, Limonene and Linalool

Bud Buzz:  Ice Cream Cake strain is an excellent cannabis strain for when you just need to clear out all of the day’s stress and negative energy and have a relaxing night.  A decidedly Indica dominant hybrid that has relatively small but dense buds, bright green in color with some purple in the mix as well. Ice Cream Cake is a super frosty cannabis strain, just dripping with trichomes. The smell and flavor are similar, think earthy cheese or a smoked Gouda type smell and flavor.  The smell if you are smoking a joint, or from a pipe or bong tends to linger so make sure you plan ahead for that.

Buzz Effects

From the first toke you will start to feel your body relaxing and the slight head buzz hits almost right away too, which makes it a perfect hybrid.  Ice Cream Cake allows you to feel relaxed, euphoric with a little bit of energy. As your buzz progresses you will lose some of that head buzz and the body waves will become much more dominant.  Enjoy this part of your high, it will last for quite a long time, up to four hours, with the last hour leaving you pretty sleepy and ready to chill out in bed or on the couch.

No real couch lock with this cannabis strain though, just a gentle progression from being super stoned and alert to stoned and sleepy. The perfect strain for stress, anxiety, depression and those who struggle with insomnia.  Also this strain works well for people who need help with nausea.  There is a significant issue with dry mouth but as long as you stay hydrated it improves over the course of your buzz.  No other negatives.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– You will need to hydrate a little bit before you begin getting stoned with this cannabis strain, just to keep that initial dry mouth under control.  Plain water is best for that and then you can move to other liquids once you are nice and baked.  If you want a little more energy to your buzz, go with a caffeinated drink like flavored coffee or a soda.  If you want to embrace the full Indica effects of Ice Cream Cake, you could have a glass of wine or beer, not too much alcohol though, you don’t want anything to interfere with your high.

Munchables– The munchies are part of the experience with this cannabis strain and you can expect them to hit pretty hard at around the hour mark.  If you want to satisfy a craving for savory food, embrace the cheesy aroma of the strain and go with some loaded nachos.  If you need something sweet, carrot cake is a delicious way to end your day.

Doables– As Ice Cream Cake gives you a pretty chill buzz you may want to plan some chill activities like a movie night on Netflix with some friends or an evening listening to or playing music to help you completely unwind.  You won’t need much additional help with this cannabis strain though.  It is not a super social strain but you may be in the mood for games, either online or actual board games.  Laughing comes very easily with Ice Cream Cake, which is always a good thing in a cannabis strain.

Be sure to check out: Mangolicious Strain Review and Gold Goat Strain Review

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Mangolicious Strain Review

Mangolicious Strain Review

Mangolicious Strain Review

Mangolicious Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Zuni Products/ Dispensary- Kaya Shack

Indica dominant Hybrid THC 19.75% CBD 0.06%

Terpenes-   Myrcene, Limonene and Beta Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: Mangolicious strain is a seriously tropical delight.  The smell is, yes very much like mangoes or really any tropical fruit and the taste is fairly similar to the smell but with a slight diesel finish.  Nothing overwhelming though.  The buds themselves are a little furry but dense with some orange hairs mixed in, maybe mango colored!  This cannabis strain has all the benefits and more or a great Indica plus some of the qualities of a premium Sativa.  From the first hit or two you will experience serious and profound relaxation.  Literally a feeling of muscles and tension melting is apparent from the start.

Unlike some Indicas, there is no real couch lock and you will get some of that Sativa head buzz but mostly you will be swept away by the body waves.  As your buzz progresses and this cannabis strain provides a 4 plus hour ride, the sleepiness will become more obvious but for the first hour or two, not so much.

More Buzz Effects

In addition to feeling relaxed and happy, you may feel a little “electric”, especially in the first hour or so.  How you use this feeling, completely up to you! If you are lucky enough to get a massage while you’re high, it is absolutely blissful. Mangolicious may be one of the best cannabis strains for pain management, especially muscle and joint pain but it seems to work for most types of pain.  It is also excellent for stress and anxiety as well as insomnia.  You will definitely experience dry mouth and dry red eyes with this stain so drops and liquids are a must.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– As you will have to deal with some significant dry mouth, try drinking water before you even get stoned, that way you will already be working on staying hydrated.  It is easy to forget to sip on water with this cannabis strain so keep it and other liquids in plain view.  Flavored water is a good option, and if you want to carry on with the whole tropical vibe, some fruit juice is really tasty too.

Munchables– The munchies will hit fairly hard after about 2 hours or so and if you are a carnivore, BBQ is the way to go.  If you want to put a full meal together, try and get something healthy on your plate in addition to BBQ, maybe some mac and cheese with coleslaw, maybe healthier than that like salad.  If you are not a meat person, you can still enjoy a tofu BBQ, make sure to use extra firm tofu or the texture will be too much like the mac and cheese.

Doables- Mangolicious strain is an evening or nighttime strain unless you want to take a nap during the day. That said, this is the perfect strain for chilling out and either watching a movie, listening to music or just enjoying the good “feels” that come with this buzz.  The Indica is strong but not so strong that you can’t do things, especially in the first two hours so if you want to take an evening walk, followed by a bath and then some delicious food and drink, this cannabis strain has you covered.

Be sure to check out: Golden Goat Strain Review and Cereal  Milk Strain Review

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Cereal Milk Strain Review

Cereal Milk Strain Review

Cereal Milk Strain Review

Cereal Milk Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Cannabiotix/ Dispensary – Goldn Bloom

Hybrid THC 30.65% CBD 0.06%

Terpenes- Beta Caryophyllene, Limonene and Alpha Pinene

Bud Buzz: Cereal Milk is a hybrid but it is definitely a more Indica leaning hybrid.  The cannabis strain is absolutely premium. The buds themselves are frosty with trichomes and are a deep dark green with a little bit of yellow in the mix.  The smell is obviously where the same came from.  Cereal Milk smells and tastes like you have just finished a bowl of Cap’n Crunch Berry cereal and you are now left with some delicious tasting milk.  It’s one of the few cannabis strains that lives up to its name.

After just two good bong hits you will be a little lost in feelings of happiness and full body relaxation.  The head buzz is there but the body waves are so intense you may not even notice the head buzz.  You can continue on in your journey to the ultimate high and do more bong hits but Cereal Milk is so potent that you may not want to, or at least consider waiting 30 minutes or so before going any higher. Either way, cereal milk strain is not a couch lock type of buzz so you will feel like talking and doing some creative activities, you will just be super stoned while you do them, which is always a good experience.

More Buzz Effects

The high lasts fairly long, well over three hours and the end of your buzz might leave you a little sleepy but not overly tired so napping is optional.  A good daytime or nighttime strain, just not right before you want to go to sleep.  Excellent for depression, stress, mild pain, especially headaches and anxiety.  Although keep in mind that some people feel anxious when they get super high, so proceed accordingly.  There is some dry mouth with Cereal Milk but there are no other negatives with this strain.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– You are going to want to keep a variety of liquids around with this cannabis strain, starting with plain or sparkling water.  To keep the dry mouth under control, keep drinking water plus add your favorite juice or flavored water.  If you prefer soda, go with a clear soda like Sprite or Mountain Dew.  It works better with the taste of this cannabis strain than dark sodas.

Munchables– The munchies may hit right away but will likely take a good hour or so to reach full intensity.  If you want to snack as opposed to eating a meal try some creamy nuts like cashews or get creative with your snacking and do a trail mix type of thing if you have some good options for the ingredients.  If a full meal is what you need, a burger or a veggie burger and fries is perfect.  A brownie with frosting for dessert?  Yes!

Doables– This is a good cannabis strain to chill alone and just enjoy being high, with some music to keep you company.  Cereal Milk can also be a social strain so it’s great for hanging out with friends and doing something creative together.  Creative group projects are a perfect way to enjoy your buzz and spend time with friends.  Whether you cook together, or make music together, Cereal Milk brings out everyone’s creative best, assuming you are sharing your bud!

Be sure to check out: Latte Strain Review and Desert Unicorn Strain Review

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Latte Strain Review

Latte Strain Review

Latte Strain Review

Latte Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Cookies/ Dispensary-Essence

Hybrid THC 19.55% CBD 0.05%

Terpenes-   Limonene, Beta Caryophyllene and Linalool

Bud Buzz: Latte is supposed to be a fairly balanced hybrid but it seems to lean more Indica from this dispensary.  Despite the moderate THC percentage, it’s seriously potent.  With this cannabis strain it’s best to start with a hit or two, wait 15 minutes to see if you need or want more.  Unless you have an especially high tolerance, you may be completely blissed out after just a few hits.  If you expect it to smell or taste like coffee, you will be disappointed but that does not mean the smell is not fantastic and a little bit like tea with lemon.  The taste is similar but has a slight diesel finish. The nugs are dense and sticky with plenty of trichomes indicating the power of this cannabis. You will get the balanced high of a good head buzz with the added body waves but the body waves are clearly the dominant feeling right from the beginning and pretty much throughout the entire high. 

Speaking of being high, this is a long lasting cannabis strain.  You will be high for hours, at least 4.  The last hour or so is a sleepy kind of buzz so if you are smoking this during the day, a power nap should be considered. The main feelings are happiness, relaxation with a light dusting of euphoria.  It is a social strain of cannabis, but a chill social strain which is perfect these days for most people.  Latte will help with mild to moderate pain and is really good for depression, anxiety and nausea. If you are looking for a cannabis strain to calm your mind, this is it!  No serious dry mouth or other negatives.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– One of the few cannabis strain that does not cause dry mouth or at least not noticeable dry mouth.  This does not mean you should not stay hydrated and water is always a good place to start.  As this strain has an aroma and taste that is slightly reminiscent of tea with lemon, why not continue the theme and actually have tea with lemon.  It’s delicious hot or cold and is good for you, especially if you are a green tea fan.

Munchables– The munchies will generally hit around the hour mark but are not overly intense.  If you are craving something savory, why not try one of those huge soft pretzels.  These should be in everyone’s freezer.  Even if they are salted, it should not be an issue but if you are looking for something more, melt some cheese and use it as a dipping sauce.  For those who want something sweet, churros are the way to go, if you can find them.  If you can’t find churros, donuts never disappoint!

Doables– A low key social strain, good for gaming with friends or if you want to go old school, board games with friends.  An excellent cannabis strain for watching action movies, or sci-fi or even better an action sci-fi movie.  Latte is also a strain that inspires creativity so drawing, painting, making some new music are all good activities.  You may not feel like doing anything extremely physical but some stretching and a walk are not out of the question.

Be sure to check out: Desert Unicorn Strain Review and Cherry Lotus Strain Review

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Desert Unicorn Strain Review

Desert Unicorn Strain Review

Desert Unicorn Strain Review

Desert Unicorn Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Cannera/ Dispensary-Jenny’s Dispensary

Hybrid THC 24.34% CBD 0.06%

Terpenes- Caryophyllene, Limonene and Myrcene

Bud Buzz 

This is a tough strain to find but worth it when you do, so stock up.  It’s a unique blend of greens, yellows, with some iridescence as well and some buds are supposed to have a unicorn like horn on them at the top of the bud, not present with all buds though. Desert Unicorn is a very well balanced hybrid that does what all hybrids should do, give you the best of both worlds. The smell is very earthy with some citrus and the taste is very similar to the smell, which is a sign of some truly premium bud.

Right away after one bong hit you will feel the head buzz begin and it keeps building from that first hit.  The body waves are less noticeable right away but if you take a second hit, you will feel them. The initial feelings are of relaxation and happiness with some intense bursts of energy that seem to come and go during the first hour or two. How social you feel may depend on your mood before you get high and also on the people around you.  It can sometimes be a good social strain but not always, it is really dependent on the circumstances. A really unique experience.

Good For

This cannabis strain is not super long lasting so after about 3 hours you can expect your buzz to be winding down, which means it might be time for a nap or more Desert Unicorn. Perfect for mild pain, especially sore muscles and joints so an excellent strain for someone with any type of arthritis, plus since it’s a hybrid you can wake n’ bake and still have a productive morning, with less pain.  This strain is also great for depression and anxiety.  Not too much of a dry mouth problem but it is still an issue.  No other negatives with Desert Unicorn.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– As dry mouth is not a huge problem you won’t have to constantly drink liquids but water is always important to have around with really any cannabis strain.  You could enjoy a glass of wine with this strain, a red or rose would be great choices.  Just be careful not to overdo on the alcohol with a strain this potent.  If you are not in a wine drinking mood, some flavored soda is a good option, grape or orange has some carbonation and is super refreshing.

Munchables-With Desert Unicorn, the munchies will hit but expect them to be delayed, like about two hours into your high.  If you are having wine to drink, or even if you’re not, why not make yourself a nice Brie and fruit platter, throw some almonds in as an extra snacking option and your munchies should be satisfied.  If your sweet tooth requires more than fruit, go for something a little chewy like homemade oatmeal cookies.

 Doables– Since Desert Unicorn is such a unique cannabis strain that promises bursts of energy, you could use that energy physically or mentally, or mix it up and do both.  The perfect strain for brainstorming new ideas, revamping old ones or anything in between.  If you feel like moving, take a short neighborhood walk or do some yoga and listen to some uplifting music.  If you are feeling social, and you might be, take advantage of those happiness feelings and inspire your friends or share a movie and a laugh together.

Be sure to check out: 818 Headband Strain Review and Tangie Breath Strain Review

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818 Headband Strain Review

8189 Headband Strain Review

818 Headband Strain Review

818 Headband Strain

Factoids:  Grower-High Ridge Farm/ Dispensary – MindRite

Indica Hybrid THC 24.3% CBD 0.00%

Terpenes- Limonene, Caryophyllene and Myrcene

Bud Buzz: 818 Headband strain is one of those cannabis strains that is full of surprises and nearly all of them are good ones.  First is the smell and taste because of the amount of limonene terpenes. This gives a more citrusy aroma and flavor were expected but the spicy peppery smell and taste was light but noticeable.  This strain is known for being a true hybrid but the way it hits seems to differ for each person. For this particular review, it was more of a Sativa dominant hybrid.

818 Headband has a bit of a creeper effect and how you are feeling the first 30 minutes will keep evolving so first time users, keep that in mind.  The happy euphoric feeling and head buzz are the first noticeable benefits and wow do they last, for hours.  This strain might be one of the longest lasting cannabis strains out there. Bonus!

The headband feeling is real and some people love it and feel like it’s comforting but other people are annoyed by it as it’s an individual preference. You will feel it though so be prepared.  A super creative happy buzz with no anxiety at all.  Great for a wake and bake session or a daytime cannabis experience.  It may not be the best choice for sleep but as this strain is amazing for pain relief and stress, it could definitely help you unwind at the end of the day and will not knock you out. The only negatives are dry mouth and some feeling of eye dryness, so keep those drops handy.

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Drinkables– With the flavor profile of this cannabis strain, if you are a beer drinker, you may enjoy a stout or ruby red, but don’t overdo as too much can quickly turn that happy euphoria into something less fun.  Water is a little dull but flavored sparkling water is perfect. Stay hydrated with this cannabis strain as the effects are so long lasting.

Munchables– When you are ready to eat, and you will be within two hours or so, start small with some chips and salsa, maybe some cheese enchiladas.  For some mysterious reason any type of Mexican food is a must.  If you are craving something sweet and aren’t a flan fan, ice cream and some churros really hit the spot.

Doables– This is a super uplifting creative cannabis strain so utilize at least some of your buzz to be creative.  Learn a new song on the guitar, even better, write a new song.  818 Headband strain can be a social strain for some but not for everyone so if you are naturally an introvert and want to do your own thing, it’s all good or you can talk and laugh with friends if you are feeling the social side of things.  Perfect for gamers too.

Be sure to check out: Cherry Lotus Strain Review and Pineapple Kush Strain Review

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Cherry Lotus Strain Review

Cherry Lotus Strain Review

Cherry Lotus Strain Review

Cherry Lotus Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Green Source Gardens/ Dispensary-Oregon Weedery

Indica Dominant Hybrid THC 34.00% CBD 0.07%

Terpenes– Geraniol and Limonene

Bud Buzz: At 34% THC, Cherry Lotus was expected to be a heavy hitter.  It did not really live up to the hype from friends.  Not every strain is going to be a favorite and the fact that one of the Terpenes is Geraniol might be part of the issue.  Knowing which Terpenes work best for your unique body chemistry is just as if not more important than knowing the ins and outs of other factors of cannabis strains.  The smell of this bud is not exactly cherry, more like a lotus flower or some type of floral aroma.  Really nice either way and the taste is good but not nearly as strong as the smell, light floral with a bit of citrus undertones.  The body high comes on right away after the first hit but to get those smooth relaxing body waves going, you’re going to need another hit or two.  Good for low level pain, insomnia or depression.  There is no couch lock with Cherry Lotus strain but you will feel very tranquil and chill.  There is a sense of happiness but not really to the point of elation.  It’s a low-key cannabis strain on just about every level.  Some slight dry mouth but no other negatives.

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Drinkables– To combat the dry mouth, which is not too bad, lemonade or even better limeade really hits the spot, something with citrus.  If you don’t want the sugar, go with a tea and lemon combo.  Keep water nearby as well because you can get very thirsty, especially about an hour or so into your buzz and downing a glass before you drift off to sleep will keep you well hydrated.

Munchables-The munchies hit pretty hard with this cannabis strain so be ready.  Pizza to start?  If you’re a fan of Thai food, go for a nice green curry or a classic Pad Thai.  If you are looking for something that is quick and easy go for a bagel and cream cheese.  Once you’ve satisfied your savory cravings, go for the sweet stuff!  Pie anyone?  Fruit pies of course would be perfect and a nice big slice or cherry or blueberry pie with some whipped cream are both excellent choices.

 Doables-Cherry Lotus strain will not have you writing novels or running a quick few miles but that doesn’t mean your only options are movies and bed. Have a deep conversation with a friend.  Play a game with that same friend.  You may not feel like talking constantly but conversation, especially thoughtful conversation is always something worthwhile to do when stoned.  Once you feel your bed calling your name, watch something funny before drifting off.  This cannabis strain makes laughing come easy and that is always a good way to end your day!

Be sure to check out: Banana Puddintain Strain Review and Violet Vixen Strain Review

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OG Kush Strain Review

OG Kush Strain Review

OG Kush Strain Review

OG Kush Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Otis Gardens/Dispensary – Broadway Cannabis Market

Indica Hybrid THC 24.1% CBD 0.06%

Terpenes-Myrcene and Limonene

Bud Buzz:  One of the most interesting cannabis experiences in a long while.  First the taste was a little strange based on the smell.  More earthy than expected but not in a bad way.  As OG Kush strain is a pretty well-known Indica strain, a couch lock experience was planned for however this strain once again was living up to being a true hybrid. That calm peaceful feeling was evident right away but a nice Sativa head high was also along for the ride.  What a cool surprise!    Super happy high and excellent for depression and anxiety plus this strain really tackles insomnia on the back end of the 3 hour high.  Dry eyes were an issue though so get some soothing drops just in case.

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Drinkables-the plan was for a quiet evening with a glass of pinot grigio but found that after half a glass, the wine lost its appeal and water was a better choice.  Dry mouth was not much of an issue with OG Kush strain.

Munchables– This strain definitely requires munchable choices.  Started with some blue corn tortilla chips and salsa but the chips were not working and switched to some brownie bites.  Perfection. Sweet and savory options are clearly necessary with this cannabis strain.

Doables– A deep heartfelt talk was something that was really enhanced by this strain.  Some neighborhood strolling could be fun at the beginning but all roads lead to the couch and then bed, eventually.

Be sure to check out: Death Star Strain Review and Violet Vixen Strain Review

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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.

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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.

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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!

Be sure to check out: Banana Puddintain Strain Review

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What are Cannabis Terpenes and Why Do They Matter?

Cannabis Terpenes

For the recreational cannabis connoisseur, understanding which cannabis terpenes are most beneficial can help them achieve the ultimate experience.  For the strictly medicinal cannabis user, selecting a strain with the right terpene profiles will provide the expected benefits without any unwanted side effects.  For the marijuana newbie or the occasional user, learning about which terpenes interact best with their own body’s chemistry can be nothing short of enlightening.  Not convinced yet that terpenes are worth knowing about?  For the recreational user, have you ever purchased that “perfect” strain, you know the one that promises so much, all your friends love it and the THC percentage is north of 30% only to wonder if you bought a bad batch or if your tolerance is past peak?  It happens more often than you may think and rather than continue your quest blindly, take some time to understand which cannabis terpenes work for you.

So what exactly are terpenes?  Broadly speaking terpenes are present in almost all plants and are what gives that plant its aroma and flavor.  Think Lavender or Rosemary.  Now back to the important plant.  Terpenes in cannabis are formed within the little hairs (trichomes) of the cannabis buds.  What terpene profile a strain has is determined by both the spectrum and intensity of light during the growing process.  Terpenes, besides giving marijuana it’s smell and flavor interact with the cannabinoids, THC and CBD, to produce the overall effect for the user. This full cannabis plant interaction is known as the “entourage effect”.  Terpenes can strengthen or weaken the cannabinoids in a strain so knowing which ones matter to you is crucial to achieving your cannabis consumption goals.

Two important considerations before we explore the most prevalent cannabis terpenes.  There are well over 100 cannabis terpenes in cannabis and more are being discovered all the time so for today we will focus on the five most significant.  Second, carbonization essentially destroys terpenes in cannabis as well as the cannabinoids so if you are using a vaporizer with temperature control, do some research first so you keep the temperature optimal for not just the cannabinoids but the terpenes as well.  Different terpenes remain stable at different temperatures.  Now on to the five key terpenes.

Alpha Pinene

For this terpene, the name says it all, pine.  The aroma of pine, and well the flavor too for those so inclined is key to this terpenes profile.  This terpene is found in some sativa and sativa dominant hybrids.  Big strain names you may recognize are Jack Herer, Bluedream and Chemdawg.  Strains with Alpha Pinene help with focus and memory.  Students over 21, this terpene is your friend!  Other pretty amazing benefits are that it is an anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial terpene.

Linalool

Feeling anxious, stressed, in need of some relaxation and sleep?  Welcome to the power of the Linalool terpene.  Mostly found in Indicas and Indica dominant hybrids, think LA Confidential and Amnesia Haze when it comes to typical Linalool strains.  Interestingly this terpene is also found in cotton and linen.  Maybe that explains the relaxation aroma.  For those prone to seizures, this terpene has anti-epileptic properties and is also an analgesic (pain killer).  Impressive!

Myrcene

So you have found the perfect Netflix series are now you need the perfect cannabis accompaniment.  Found in strains considered to be fairly balanced hybrids and a big contributor to the sometimes requested “couch lock” effect is the slightly earthy, a little fruity Myrcene terpene.  If you are a fan of any pure Kush strains, you are already a fan of this terpene.  Some classic strains include White Widow and Granddaddy Purple.  This terpene profile includes spectacular benefits.  It’s an analgesic, a muscle relaxant and has antibiotic properties.

Beta Caryophyllene

This is a happy terpene.  With a spicy, sometimes peppery aroma and taste, Beta Caryophyllene is one of the most sought after cannabis terpenes for true hybrid fans.  Some of the most well-known strains are Bubba Kush and the very popular Girl Scout Cookies.  Recommended by cannabis users with PTSD, depression or for anyone who just wants a little slice of happiness with a pinch of euphoria.  Major benefits include its antioxidant, anti-anxiety antidepressant properties. This one really handles all the unwanted “antis”.

Limonene

Once again, the aroma and flavor profile is in the name, just spelled a bit differently.  This is a citrus based terpene and is one of the key components of the talkative, social and energetic high.  This one is for true Sativa lovers.  Not much chance of couch lock with this terpene.  Strains that you have probably heard of are Lemon Haze and Sour Diesel.  Not surprisingly, this terpene helps to improve your mood and really who doesn’t want that?  Other benefits include anti-anxiety and immune system booster properties.

Improve your cannabis experience exponentially by improving your cannabis terpenes knowledge.