75 posts tagged Cannabis
I wrote about Jacks Over Queens for StickyGuide’s 91LIFE blog.
260 flower entries and 57 concentrates in the 2013 Emerald Cup — all organically grown, outdoors, under the sun.
I wrote about Banana Kush for StickyGuide’s 91LIFE blog.
I wrote about Granddaddy Purple for StickyGuide’s 91LIFE blog.
Harvest time in Humboldt.
I wrote about Purple Reign for StickyGuide’s 91LIFE blog.
Headband is a hybrid of Sour Diesel, Master Kush, and OG Kush, with a powerful combination of indica and sativa effects. This popular strain, renowned for its hard-hitting potency, is also known for inducing a tingling sensation of light pressure around your head, as if you were wearing a headband.
The fuel and citrus scent that characterizes Sour Diesel blends with the earthy, piney musk of the Kushes to create a delicate and multifaceted bouquet. The aroma is a zesty, tealike mélange of herbal, floral, and minty notes. The flavor is primarily floral and herbal, with a soft, powdery sweetness reminiscent of perfume and soap, and a hint of spice at the end.
The effect is strong and immediate, beginning with some fairly intense head heaviness and, simultaneously, a dramatic mood lift. It is neither particularly fatiguing nor energizing, but it is entrancing. The cerebral buzz is zippy and creative, content and carefree, alert but scattered, euphoric and intoxicating. It’s peaceful and meditative, pulling you into a spacey daze. It’s a full-body buzz, too; it feels somewhat like receiving a lightly tickling massage or sinking into a featherbed. Headband is likely to derail motivation and focus, but is excellent at alleviating anxiety and may be effective at relieving headaches and other minor physical pain.
I wrote about Durban Poison for StickyGuide’s 91LIFE blog.
Chocolope Kush is a cross of Chocolope, popular for its euphoric sativa effect and dessertlike flavor, and Kosher Kush, a heavy indica known for its powerful medicinal qualities. The result is a perfectly balanced hybrid, offering a deeply soothing Kush stone that does not overpower the uplifting sativa high.
The aroma is complex and dankly evocative, with sweet scents of grass, earth, mint, chocolate, and pine layered over spice, musk, and fuel. The taste is mild and smooth, subtly earthy, sweet, and somewhat spicy, with chocolate undertones in the exhalation.
The effect slinks up suddenly, with a strong cerebral rush that expands and distorts perception, inspiring a wandering mind inclined to forget and lose track of time. Physically, it’s fairly sedative, relieving pain, tension, stress, and anxiety with a swishy, flowing, gliding sensation.
Candy Jack is a sativa-dominant hybrid of the iconic Jack Herer, possibly crossed with Cotton Candy. The aroma is sweet and slightly skunky with strong notes of menthol and overripe fruit, and the flavor lives up to the name: sweet, smooth, floral, and a bit fruity with hints of cotton candy and pine.
The effect is uplifting, cheery, and alert, but not energetic. It’s tranquil, carefree, and hazy, and would be an ideal choice for creative activities, watching a movie, or listening to music. It’s potent and heady with a quick mental rush followed by a noticeable crash. This strain could help with anxiety or depression and may also enhance focus.
I don’t want Mitt Romney to become president — I’m neither an ignoramus nor a monster. But since there is no danger of Romney winning California, I don’t see any reason to give President Obama my support. I don’t support Obama’s use of drones or the Espionage Act. I don’t support warrantless wiretapping or indefinite detention or silencing whistleblowers. I don’t support the construction of new oil pipelines. I am disappointed by Obama’s failure to make climate change a priority or to close Guantánamo.
To say that I don’t support the President’s handling of medical cannabis would be putting it mildly — Obama appointees shut down the dispensary where I worked, as well as Northstone Organics and Cornerstone Research Collective and countless other collectives that were operating in full compliance with state and local law, for no other reason than to aggressively undermine California’s ability to regulate medical cannabis.
Dr. Jill Stein seems like a lovely, intelligent woman and I will be pleased to vote for her and her running mate Cheri Honkala. But since there is no possibility of Jill Stein actually being elected, what I am really doing is using my vote to endorse the Green Party platform. The Green New Deal may be implausibly idealistic, but so am I, and I’m relieved by the existence of a candidate, viable or not, who is representative of that implausible idealism.
Raindrop Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid descended from OG Kush x Hash Plant and Bubba Kush x Mr. Nice Guy crosses. Neither too dense nor too fluffy, this flower breaks up and burns well. The powerful spearmint aroma is enticing, with floral, herbal, and pine notes. The flavor is clean and clear, predominantly floral but with some earthiness and a hint of campfire.
The effect feels physically and mentally restorative as it glides up smoothly after smoking or vaporizing, subtly evaporating stress and pain. It’s mentally uplifting and energizing, faintly psychedelic, fairly clear-headed but slightly loopy. Raindrop Kush melts away tension and imparts a sense of calm serenity, and would be ideal for sedentary activities that require some cerebral focus.