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Jack Herer Strain Review

Jack Herer Strain Review

Jack Herer Strain Review

Jack Herer Strain

Factoids:  Grower – Sacred/ Dispensary – The Reef

Sativa Dominant Hybrid THC 23.00% CBD 0.02%

Terpenes – Terpinolene, Caryophyllene and Myrcene

Bud Buzz: Jack Herer strain is one of those cannabis strains that most people have heard of but is sometimes not easy to find.  If you do run across this strain at a dispensary, definitely pick some up.  This cannabis strain can vary considerably depending on the dispensary and cultivator. Some places insisting it is a straight Sativa and others a more balanced but slightly Sativa leaning hybrid.  You should ask about this when making your purchase so you know what you are getting.  Jack Herer buds are medium sized and quite dense.

Once broken up you may need to dry the flower out a bit before grinding.  The buds are lime green to light green in color. They have plenty of frosty trichomes and dark orange hairs throughout.  The smell of Jack Herer is interesting. It’s slightly nutty with some pine and earthiness but also has a chemical aroma as well.  The taste is similar but the pine taste is more of an afterthought.

Buzz Effects

The famous Jack Herer strain head buzz hits you right away after just one or two tokes. The lighter body buzz comes on after just a few minutes. You can expect your buzz to last well past the 3 hour mark.  The initial feelings with this cannabis strain are euphoria and happiness. You may experience some slight jitters for the first ten minutes or so but this does go away.  Jack Herer is a super energetic creative strain. It makes you want to do and think, hopefully at the same time so it is an excellent daytime strain.

For most people Jack Herer can have a slight calming effect while still being fairly uplifting, making it truly unique in the cannabis world.  This strain is very potent so for newbies, exercise caution the first few times you toke up and remember you can always smoke more but you can never do the opposite. Great for stress, depression, mild pain management and fatigue.  The only real negatives are dry mouth and dry eyes.

Buzz Enhancers

Drinkables – Jack Herer, like most cannabis strains, does cause dry mouth so start your smoke session with plenty of water.  A little fruit juice or a lemon or limeade is a good refreshing drink option and if you simply must have caffeine, any dark soda or energy drink will do but those with a touch of citrus are just better.  For some people the combination of this cannabis strain and alcohol can cause dizziness so it’s best to avoid alcohol unless you have a lot of experience with the strain and know how it will affect you.

Munchables – You will get the munchies with this strain but they won’t be too intense and should come on after about 30 minutes.  Spicy snacks or meals seem to work best with Jack Herer so if you are not overly hungry just go with some chips and a spicy salsa but if a full meal is what you need try Thai or Indian food with at least a medium spice level.  If you are craving something sweet, dark chocolate with chili peppers is a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth and get a little spice at the same time.

Doables – You will definitely feel like doing things with this cannabis strain.  Even the most mundane activities become much more interesting and entertaining with Jack Herer.  Now that does not mean cleaning the bathroom will somehow become a life changing experience, even Jack Herer has its limits.  This cannabis strain is perfect for both mental and physical activities and if you add music into the mix can really provide a cerebral experience that will be memorable.

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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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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.

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Golden Goat Strain Review

Golden Goat Strain Review

Golden Goat Strain Review

Golden Goat Strain

Factoids:  Grower-Wykanush Ventures/ Dispensary- Kaya Shack

Sativa Dominant Hybrid THC 20.23% CBD 0.05%

Terpenes- Terpinolene and Humulene

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

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

More Buzz Effects

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

Buzz Enhancers

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

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

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

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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.

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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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