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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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Green Crack Strain Review

Green Crack Strain Review

Green Crack Strain Review

Green Crack Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Toking Blunts/ Dispensary – Attis Trading

Sativa Strain –  THC 22.60% CBD 0.01%

Terpenes – Myrcene, Beta Caryophyllene, Pinene and Linalool

Bud Buzz: A delicious daytime cannabis strain, Green Crack strain is not a good relax at the end of the day buzz.  This is the “I need to be mentally sharp but I also want to be super stoned too” kind of strain. Green Crack buds are medium sized and fairly dense. Once broken up or ground up, they work well in a joint or blunt. These buds are a very deep shade of dark green with amber to dark orange pistils interwoven throughout.  The taste and smell are similar, very earthy and fruity but with a touch of lemon taste as a finish.  The smoke does linger, maybe a little longer than you might want so this is a good cannabis strain to smoke outside or in a well ventilated room.

Buzz Effects

The effects hit right away and this is a potent strain so be prepared and if you are prone to anxiety, start slow with Green Crack.  The first noticeable effect is an intense cerebral rush of euphoria and kind of a mind clearing sensation.  It is nearly impossible to feel sad or depressed with this cannabis strain.  Next up are some brain and body tingling sensations that don’t last long so enjoy them while you can as they are fantastic.  Green Crack gives you a mental clarity that lasts about 3-4 hours and slowly dissipates after that time period. The absolute perfect wake n’ bake strain if you need positive energy to go about your day.

As mentioned before this is a highly potent Sativa so for those who are sensitive to Sativas and experience paranoia or anxiety. You can still enjoy Green Crack, just don’t smoke too much the first few times until you know how your brain and body respond.  Excellent for depression and fatigue as well as mild pain management. Dry mouth and dry eyes are common with Green Crack. When you first are stoned you may experience a bit of dizziness, so stand up slowly.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables – As dry mouth is a definite problem with this cannabis strain you are going to want to hydrate even before you smoke, plain water is perfect for that.  Depending on how much energy you really want, most people don’t need or want anything with caffeine. This is likely to give you a short term jittery feeling.  If you want something beyond plain water, go with a carbonated flavored water or a fruit juice.  Alcohol can interfere with your buzz so if you choose to drink, keep it minimal.

Munchables – Sativa cannabis strains are not known for producing the munchies and Green Crack is no exception.  That being said, you still have to eat so go with light snacks rather than a full meal.  Cheese and whole wheat crackers are always a good option.  If you want something sweet go with dried fruit like mangos or apples.  If you are feeling like a meal is the way to go, grilled cheese is a tasty option with some cookies to finish the meal.

Doables – Green Crack strain is a cannabis strain that gives your brain and body an energy boost so find ways to use that energy.  If you want to take on something physical, hot yoga is an excellent way to expend some of that energy.  If you’re not feeling the yoga vibe, a walk in the sunshine will feel like bliss.  Don’t forget to enjoy your surroundings while you are outside!  To get the most of your happy energy, have a meaningful or even silly talk with friends.  Solve the world’s problems together or at least laugh together, which will come super easy with this strain.

Be sure to check out: Biscotti Strain Review and Miracle Whip Strain Review

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Miracle Whip Strain Review

Miracle Whip Strain Review

Miracle Whip Strain Review

Miracle Whip Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Cascadia Gardens/ Dispensary – Dockside Cannabis

Indica dominant Hybrid THC 22.45% CBD 0.02%

Terpenes- Terpinolene, Myrcene, and Beta Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: Miracle Whip strain is tough to find but if you happen to run across some at your local dispensary, grab it!  A rare combination of not two but three great strains. Cookies and Cream, Starfighter and Columbian, Miracle Whip is the best of all three put together.  A fairly balanced hybrid but slightly Indica dominant strain with beautiful bright green buds that have fuchsia colored hairs throughout plus some visible trichomes.  The buds themselves are small and dense but not super sticky so they grind very easily.  The smell of Miracle Whip strain is absolutely nothing like the name.  The smell is very strong and sweet with a lot of citrus, and some earthiness as a secondary element.  The taste is very similar to the smell and is slightly tart but not in a negative way. It’s just a little surprising considering the strain name.

Buzz Effects

This cannabis strain is a creeper weed, meaning you will not know just how stoned you are right away. It will creep up on you slowly, like in 15 minutes so start slow and don’t smoke too much right away. The overall feeling is a light head buzz but an extremely deep body buzz followed by body waves.  You will feel happy, relaxed but not couch locked at all.  There is a unique clear headed focus that comes with this cannabis strain. Normally  this does not come with such relaxation at the same time.

A very unique buzz that you will likely want to repeat again and again. You can expect to feel a little sleepy towards the end of your high, which should last close to four hours.  Miracle Whip is excellent for mild to moderate pain management, depression, anxiety and stress. Some dry mouth but no other negatives with this cannabis strain.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– You will of course want to start with some plain water to keep your hydration levels good before you get stoned.  Once you are properly baked you can do the following if you want to keep your energy up as you enjoy some activities. Add some coffee or tea into your plan, either cold or hot according to the weather and your overall mood.  If you are planning to go with the food suggestions below, consider some fruit juice as well.

Munchables– You will experience the munchies after an hour or so with Miracle Whip. There is something about this strain that makes breakfast food even more appealing and let’s be honest, breakfast food is good anytime.  Pancakes or waffles with some Nutella or maple syrup if you need to satisfy a sweet tooth.  A scrambled egg and veggie burrito if you are craving something savory

Doables– You will feel some happy energy with this cannabis strain.  Not an extreme amount of energy so save that 5 mile hike for another day and consider a neighborhood stroll instead.  You will enjoy all the visuals as well as the exercise.  Miracle Whip is also a great gamer cannabis strain and you can take advantage of the focus you experience to try a new game alone or online with friends.  Not the most social of strains but also a very chill buzz so you can communicate without any stress or problems at all.

Be sure to check out: Serious Happiness Strain Review and Vortex 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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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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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.

Buzz Enhancers

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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Tangie Breath Strain Review

Tangie Breath Strain Review

Tangie Breath Strain Review

Tangie Breath Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Oregon Growers Group/ Dispensary Cannabliss & Co.

Sativa THC 21.34% CBD 0.46%

Terpenes- Myrcene and Pinene

Bud Buzz: This cannabis strain should be nicknamed super social because it is weed you will want to share with your friends.  One of the more uplifting and talkative strains out there.  You will also feel pretty energetic and focused so if you have any projects that need to get done, this should be your go to strain of weed.  Not only will you be able to accomplish a lot, you will feeling amazing while you do it.  Add friends to the equation and it takes this high to the next level.  The first 15 minutes or so can be a little jittery the first time you smoke it, dab it or vape it but that goes away pretty quickly and was not a repeat problem.

Tangie Breath strain smells pretty medicinal but the taste is much smoother than the smell so not to worry.  Weed is medicine after all!  The feelings of creativity are powerful and even those folks who are not normally super creative may feel inspired by this cannabis strain.  Go with it.  The social aspect is prominent and you will just want to be around friends.  Laughing has never come so easily.  If your spirit needs a pick me up, Tangie Breath has you covered.  Great for anxiety and depression and of course it does wonders to decrease your stress level.  Not any real noticeable negatives besides a little dry mouth.

Buzz Enhancers 

Drinkables– if you are a person that enjoys an occasional beer or glass of wine with your cannabis, this strain is a good one for a drink or two. Go easy as it’s a potent strain and for some people the mix of marijuana and alcohol does not produce happy results.  Keep some soda or water around to sip on.  If you decide to use that energy for physical activity, stay hydrated and away from alcohol.

Munchables-because this is such a super social weed strain, why not make your food choice social as well.  Pizza.  If you’re not feeling in a savory mood, any type of chocolate will satisfy and for some reason Twizzlers really are the best snack option for this strain.

Doables-Tangie Breath will inspire you do something physical, especially the first two hours.  A hike or maybe a bike ride that does not involve a lot of hills are perfect activities to do alone if you want to take some time for yourself or with others.  Chatting on Zoom while drawing, yes multitasking is pretty easy with this weed and is a cool way to spend an afternoon.  You can also just sit back, relax and enjoy being high.  That’s an activity right?

Be sure to check out: Blue Dream Strain Review and Gorilla Glue 4 Strain Review

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Blue Dream Strain Review

Blue Dream Strain Review

Blue Dream Strain Review

Blue Dream Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Oregon Roots/Dispensary – Chalice Farms

Sativa Hybrid THC 24.27% CBD 0.16%

Terpenes-Myrcene and Alpha Pinene

Bud Buzz:  One of the classics for a reason, Blue Dreams strain never disappoints.  This strain has a slightly piney taste and smell but nothing overwhelming.  The feelings of happiness, downright euphoria and an amazing head high leading to a period of productive creativity made this one perfect for an afternoon artist session with close friends.  Not a super talkative high but if you hang with people who like to do their own thing, just around other people, Blue Dreams is the answer.  Now what was the question?  Excellent for depression, anxiety and pain, it can make you feel sleepy out of the blue bud another bowl keeps you on the creative train if you aren’t ready for sleep.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables-Water seemed a little boring, a nice fruity seltzer or a light IPA really hit the spot, especially in the summer.  Dry mouth can be an issue so make sure to keep something around you find refreshing.

Munchables-Blue Dream strain is not known for producing out of control hunger.  That being said, nuts or dried fruits, think trail mix type of snack probably won’t be turned down.  If you are creative in the kitchen, this strain just might inspire you.

Doables– Write, paint, compose, with Blue Dream the world is your oyster, creatively speaking.  A walking brainstorm session for panting ideas is a pretty epic way to spend an afternoon.  Don’t forget to take some breaks to soak in the beauty around you.

Be sure to check out: OG Kush Strain Review and Pineapple Kush 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.

Buzz Enhancers

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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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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Combine Cannabis and Sex for a Mind-Blowing Time

cannabis and sex

Two of the best things around, cannabis and sex, so naturally consuming cannabis should make for some mind-blowing sex.  Not so fast, before you light up and hook up, take a look at some of the obvious benefits of sex while stoned but also a few things to keep in mind or at least plan ahead for.  Whether you are with a long term partner or it’s a new relationship, or even an agreed one night thing, cannabis can do wonders to enhance what is already a pretty good time.

Choosing the Right Strain

The right cannabis strain can really elevate your next sexual experience.  Knowing which ones are right for you can take some testing, it’s all in the name of sexual science.  However there are some strains that have a reputation amongst cannabis connoisseurs who like to enhance their sex life with cannabis.  Mimosa is a perfect one for many people as it leaves you feeling energetic, euphoric, happy and you can then let go of your inhibitions a little and enjoy the tingly sensations this strain can bring on.   The Sativa dominant hybrid Trainwreck is another favorite to get you in the right headspace, and it really does intensify sensations.  Perfect for sexual exploration.  Granddaddy Purple is an Indica dominant hybrid but it does not leave you couch locked, or bed locked for that matter.  It allows you to get out of your head enough so that you can focus on your partner, yourself and just being in the moment.  Another consideration, in addition to the right cannabis strain, is knowing which Terpenes really bring out your sexual best.  Generally myrcene is known for its relaxing properties and pinene is uplifting so a strain that combines the two is a perfect sexual duo!

The Benefits of Cannabis and Sex

Sex while high can really be an amazing experience.  After a nice fat blunt or a few bong hits your muscles will be super relaxed and every touch, your own and your partners feels a little magical. Start things off with a sensual massage that after you’ve consumed cannabis feels even better because your body is more receptive and sensitive to touch. Cannabis always help you to overcome shyness with a new partner or maybe you are looking to experiment more with a current partner.  The right cannabis strain can make bringing up the topic much easier and less stressful.  Ever had the giggles during sex?  What about when you’re high?  Enjoying a good laugh with your partner, not at your partner of course, can truly be a sexually bonding experience.  If you have never tried cannabis and sex, you’re missing out.  It will bring you closer together and make the sex that much more exciting.  Another benefit of stoned sex, your perception of time increases significantly so even if you and your partner are not going for hours, it will feel like it!

Possible Negatives and Solutions

Many people become a little forgetful after consuming cannabis.  Now you won’t be so forgetful that you forget your partner is there, it’s more about the details.  Did you remember to get condoms?  Where are those mood enhancing candles, still in the car?  It’s only a problem if you let it become one and the easy solution, prepare everything before you consume any cannabis, that way you don’t ruin the mood and your buzz running around your place or neighborhood at the last minute.  You won’t enjoy it and neither will your partner, although it might be entertaining for your neighbors!  Another unwanted side effect of cannabis and sex is cotton mouth and for some women cotton vagina, yes it’s a thing.  That is why lube was invented so put that on your preparation list because making a last minute lube run is not sexy.  For the cotton mouth, no not lube, just stay hydrated and using ice cubes and alternating with warm liquids is an amazing way to keep dry mouth under control.  It happens to all men, no really if it happens to you or your partner during sex, it could be the amount of cannabis or even the strain so before you call the doctor and request Viagra, try waiting 20 minutes or so and then give it another go.  In the meantime, focus on massage and foreplay.  For next time, try consuming less cannabis or choose a more Sativa dominant hybrid or a Sativa strain, no Indicas.  Sleepy sex might be something that happens but is usually not a goal.

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Apple Fritter Strain Review

apple fritter strain

Apple Fritter Strain Review

Apple Fritter Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Boring Weed Company/ Dispensary – Cannabliss & Co.

Indica Hybrid THC 23.07% CBD 0.07%

Terpenes- Myrcene and Caryophyllene

Bud Buzz: The Apple Fritter strain is delicious on every level.  The smell and taste are so good, not quite like an apple fritter but close enough.  The body high comes on right away and it’s intense.  This marijuana strain is best enjoyed sitting down, especially at first.  The waves of relaxation are almost dreamlike and the head high is there but it takes a backseat to the body buzz.  Although considered a hybrid, Apple Fritter smokes like a pure Indica.  The couch lock was real with this strain but unlike some Indica dominant hybrids, it did not last too long.  After about an hour you could get up and get a few things done.  This strain was complex in that you do feel like talking, but you’re not especially talkative.  Best enjoyed with like-minded friends.  An excellent choice for those who have anxiety or struggle with insomnia.  Apple Fritter really relaxes your muscles so it would be a perfect after workout marijuana strain or good if you have a pulled muscle you are nursing.  Towards the end of your high expect to feel pretty sleepy so plan to enjoy this weed strain later in the day. Some dry mouth but no other significant negatives, just a happy relaxed high.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables– you are going to want to get creative with beverage choices to deal with the dry mouth.  Maybe because there is a certain spicy flavor to this strain, something that complements that would work well.  A cold brew coffee or if you are feeling like a hot drink, some coffee or tea.  If you don’t want any caffeine to interact with the Indica relaxation go with a Sprite or similar type of soda.

Munchables-the temptation to eat an actual apple fritter is lowkey real here and you can go in that direction to fulfill your sweet tooth.  Donuts definitely hit the spot in general.  If you are looking for a savory snack, grilled cheese is the way to go.  Something about the creamy texture of the cheese against the crunchy buttery bread just works.

Doables-when your friends text you and ask what you’re going, your likely response will be “just chillin”.  Now is the time to start that Hulu series you’ve been wanting to watch.  You should have just enough focus to get really into that type of entertainment.  For the more creative types, a relaxed drawing session is a good way to spend your time.  Is a nap calling?  Pick up and say yes!

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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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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.