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3 notes ☮ April 29th @ 2:20 pm

Name: Silver Velvet

From: Harborside Health Center (Dispensary – Oakland)

Grade: B+

Type: Sativa

Price: $16/gram, $50/eighth

Looks: Silver Velvet has small, dense, green nugs that have an olive hue to them thanks to the many stout yellow/amber tinted trichomes that ooze out of the small but dense calyxes.  Short orange and tan hairs peek out of the buds, but they remain close to the surface and don’t venture far from the cone silhouette of the flowers.  There was no need to do a density check, as the buds are rock solid.  I dropped a nug and it made a thudding noise as it hit the table.  I cracked a chunk off and it was saturated with resin.

Smell: With the density of the buds, I was expecting a pungent odor.  But as I pulled the nugs closer to my nose, I didn’t pick up anything of significance.  I grabbed a nug and snapped it in half to unveil a hidden stench that is skunky and tart with haze, earth, and green tea flavors drowning out most of the skunk towards the finish.

Taste: I packed a bowl of chunky dense buds and grabbed the wand, as the buds were a little dry.  The buds cherried up with a few pats and I inhaled a chalky textured smoke with a blend of earth, hash, and cheese flavors, with none of the flavors being dominant over one another.  Exhale went smoothly, with just a small amount of expansion that gets the head warm.  A few seconds later I noticed a very faint sweetness lingering in the lungs.  The rest of the bowl maintains the flavor with a little influx of coffee and tea before the bowl is cashed.

Buzz Type: The first few hits get the head warm, followed by a positive, clouded, head high that is a touch stony.  The effects took about thirty minutes to peak to a very intense heady stone with a very limited body effects; I think my neck may have tingled for a minute and other than that I didn’t feel much else in the body.  Everything was going on in my head, and I was left with a cerebral feeling that was uplifting.  The effects let up gently and I didn’t feel much of a comedown, besides a short yawn.  So the comedown is pretty clean.

Buzz Length: Medium.  1 hour 30 minutes.

Overall: The Silver Velvet was somewhat of a surprise, as the lack of smell made me think the smoke would be a letdown… it wasn’t.  The smoke was good and the buds were flushed well, as the ash was mainly white with a few areas of grey.  The effects are uplifting and come to an end gently without any burnout.  This was some good stuff.  –LDog


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4 notes ☮ April 29th @ 2:18 pm

Name: Mega Headband

Genetics: Headband x Trainwreck

From: Green Hills Patients Association (DispensaryGarden Grove)

Grade: A-

Type: Hybrid (Sativa Dominant)

Price: $20/gram, $55/eighth

Looks: I was in the mood for some headband and luckily Green Hills had a Headband Trainwreck cross in their midst, so I copped it.  The buds are dense and  packed closely together, with small calyxes that have wavy dark tan thread-like hairs emerging from the calyxes. 

There is a light coating of cloudy and hazy trichomes over the flower and it is not truly impressive but what I found is that even though the resin hasn’t built up on the outside of the nug, the inside of the nug has a tremendous amount of resin that has made the buds more rigid.

Smell: The fragrance coming off this flower is super refreshing, as it seems to hit the senses like a splash of cold water.  The smell has a clean, earthy, tea base that intertwines with sour, fuel, and pine scents that are thrilling to the nose.  I can also smell a little skunk and peppered spice that adds a little kick to the other odors.  The odor is not overwhelming but it’s pungent, and once the nug is cracked, the smell only gets stronger with a little more musky stank.

Taste: The buds were cured well but were also filled with resin, making the buds CRACK off of each other and clang into the bowl.  I medicated and inhaled a very expansive smoke that had a refreshing flavor.  A very heavy, musky, pine, and fuel combo wallops the taste buds, and the flavor has a run of earth and copper that gave the flavor a crisp finish. 

I exhaled and that’s when the pressure and slight sting of expansion gave me the want to cough, but I fought it off and enjoyed the smoke which had a little citrus and musty eucalyptus capping of the smoke.  The rest of the bowl finished off with a heavier helping of tea and earth, but for the most part the flavor stays intact throughout the smoke.

Buzz Type: The bowl took forever to finish and when I finally completed what seemed like a marathon of smoking, I was pretty freaking high.  My head was way up in the atmosphere and that made concentrating difficult.  I couldn’t stay focused without going blank a few times.  Pressure will build up in the forehead that is relentless, and I just gave up on whatever I was doing because my mind was blown. 

My body felt relaxed, but mostly unaffected.  But I will say that my eyes were hit hard and when I looked in the mirror I laughed because, well, I looked blown too.  After I peaked, a calmer cerebral headiness takes over but there still a lot of pressure in the head the made my dome feel like an overinflated balloon. Eventually the stuffy feeling will slowly deflate and I was left feeling a little stunned, but okay.

Buzz Length: Medium.  1 hour 30 minutes.

Overall: The HeadWreck is one intense heady ride that got the Ldog extremely elevated. I enjoyed the flavor of the smoke, which had the right amount of expansion that made my lungs feel warm. I also was digging the intense heady effects, but I was a little slow during the comedown, which is highly understandable since the head gets locked into a blaring headiness. This was DANK and I will be on the lookout for the next batch.  –LDog


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2 notes ☮ April 29th @ 2:14 pm

Name: Captain Jack

Genetics: Chemo x Williams Wonder x Jack Herer

From: London Compassion Society (DispensaryCanada)

Grade: B

Type: Hybrid (Mostly Sativa)

Price: $9/gram all the way up

Looks: Captain Jack buds have an almost old school appearance to me.  The pistils are thick and faded orange.  As well, the buds have an almost faded appearance… due to the very ambered trichomes, which are abundant.  The buds are round and fairly dense.

Smell: I found it to be musky and spicy, a smell I found to be old school as well.  I could smell the Jack, but I wish there was more of the Wonders in there.

Taste: Spicy and hazy, and a little harsh.  I think this was partially due to the extreme expansiveness of the smoke.  Expect a monster cloud of smoke when you exhale, followed by a smell that lingers forever.

Buzz Type: Captain Jack hit me strong in the head and was creepy in the body, which to me is a sure-fire reflection of the genetics.  I would say it hits you around 60 head/40 body.  Strong, slightly blurry and euphoric head high with a strong but functional body high.  This is nice daytime weed, great for writing a review.  I smoked some with my roommate and she couldn’t stop laughing for 2 hours.  This is a good anti-anxiety/anti-depressant smoke, as well as general mood enhancer.

Buzz Length: MediumLong.  1.5 to 2 hours.

Overall: I liked this strain but I didn’t love it.  Three years ago, I would have called this an A-/A.  Now, only B.  For the genetics, it was quite nice; a real mix of everything.  To be honest, I wanted more Sativa… more Jack Herer in there.  If the smell/taste was better and the buzz length was longer, I would have given a higher grade.  –CanadaDank07


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19 notes ☮ April 29th @ 2:11 pm

Name: Fire Alien

Genetics: Fire OG x Alien Technology

From: Elemental Wellness (DispensarySan Jose)

Grade: B+

Type: Hybrid (Indica Dominant)

Price: $17/gram, $55/eighth

Looks: On the way back to SOCAL, I made sure to stop by Elemental Wellness in San Jose.  When I made it to the display counter to make my selection, I was instantly drawn to a top shelf flower called Fire Alien.  I received a bulky green flower with orange and amber hairs coming out from healthy plump calyxes. 

The buds produced a field of milky trichomes, with the under carriage having some patches of amber in them.  I felt the buds were solid with no gaps within the nug, so when I gave them a squeeze there just a little give that bounced back quickly.  I pulled of a few chunks of bud and I could see the buds swelled up with resin.

Smell: Elemental Wellness uses plastic baggies when serving their patients, and the Ldog isn’t feeling the baggies as they tend to not preserve the buds well at all.  I feel that the baggies didn’t keep the aroma of the bud intact and when I smelled the buds, all I could pick up was a touch of earth and a light dose of musty musky.  After I broke off a chunk, I got wind of the flower’s inner essence, which smelled heavily of skunky musk and salt with just a small hint of freshly split pine.

Taste: The buds broke down in chunks that pulled apart with a small snap and when I fired away, the bowl caught the flame well and burned evenly.  Inhale was smooth but had some expansion that can be felt right away, which warms the lungs and brings a few light coughs.

I could taste the smoke was musky with an earthy coffee/tea and hash flavored body.  There was no follow through, so the finish wasn’t anything special.  The rest of the bowl had a more coffee and hash tasting smoke that was a little rough, and that made me take a look at the ash which happened to be a mix of white and grey.

Buzz Type: Green hit brought a head change that was warm and also brought some pressure to the forehead. My body also felt a relaxing wave run over it, and that seemed to washout the tightness in my knee and back.  The relief brought a smile to my face and by the time I cashed the bowl, I was medicated from head-to-toe.

At the end of the session and when the high peaks, the head is enveloped in a dreamy/hazy head stone that will have you chilling with no urge to get up and be active, but there is a little splint of euphoria that swells at times, bringing a few random laughing fits… and a few brain farts as well.  The comedown will bring some heaviness in the eyes and a lag that will be hard to shake, so be prepared for a rough landing.

Buzz Length: Medium.  1 hour 30 minutes.

Overall: The Fire Alien was a good smoke but could have been flushed a bit better, but other than that I will say the Fire Alien is some legit medication that is best to use at night.  Check it out.  –LDog


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2 notes ☮ April 29th @ 2:09 pm

Name: Ingrid

From: Elemental Wellness (DispensarySan Jose)

Grade: B-

Type: Hybrid

Price: $17/gram, $55/eighth

Looks: The Ldog is a fan of Ingrid, and when I laid my eyes on this I had to take some back to SOCAL with me.  The Ingrid has light frosty green buds that are dense but look to be fluffy with the smooth bulky calyxes.  From the velvety looking surface of the calyxes rise out fluffed orange/tan toned hairs, which match the soft image that the buds give off.

The buds withstood a healthy squeeze that only put a small dent in it, which bounced back soon after I released the bud from my grip.  I am fond of Ingrid, and this batch from Elemental Wellness looks to be exactly the same as the cut I got from the Cup in San Francisco.

Smell: Ingrid has soft looks and a soft smell that is cheesy/hazy, with the odor wrapped in a grainy smelling shell.  There is a little sweetness in the smell, and after I cracked the nug, a more putrid smelling cheese aroma clogged up my nose.

Taste: I chopped up the buds, then grabbed my wand and torch to pat myself a toke.  The buds were cured right and cherried up with just a few pats.  Inhale was deceptively smooth, and had the same flavor as the smell; starting with a light, earthy, cheese, and haze flavor.  The grainy smell transferred straight over to the taste, as the cheesy haze flavor was blended with a dry grain flavor. 

As I exhaled, I felt some pain and harshness in the lungs from the now bitter smoke, that I knew wasn’t from anything natural.  I told myself that it had to be the flush.  I went in to finish of the bowl and afterwards the bowl was filled with grey ash with black speckles in it.  Un-flushed meds are a total bummer, and the fact that Ingrid is amongst my favorite strains make this even more of a bummer.

Buzz Type: My lungs needed some time to recuperate from the harsh painful smoke, but afterwards I was under a clear yet stony head high.  The stone is heavy enough to get rocked, but it is clear, and I find the stone fun to operate under.  My body was relaxed and I did receive some pain relief without any energy draining side effects. As the effect end there was some burnout that I don’t recall feeling the last time I danced with Ingrid.

Buzz Length: Medium.  1 hour 30 minutes.

Overall: I love me some Ingrid…that is if it’s FLUSHED correctly.  I am going to have to put this in the wax pile and hope that the next time I cross paths with Ingrid, that she is flushed correctly so that I can enjoy the smoke, which usually has a mint eucalyptus finish to it instead of a bitter taste.  Everything would have been gravy if this was flushed right, but it wasn’t.  –Ldog


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16 notes ☮ April 16th @ 2:23 pm

Strain Name: Blue Skunk
Genetics: DJ Shorts Blueberry x Lemon Skunk
From: Golden State Patients Association (Dispensary - Garden Grove)
Grade: B
Type: Hybrid

Price: $15/gram, $45/eighth
Looks: To my delight, Blue Skunk had wandered back onto the shelves and this time it wasn’t priced at 25 dollars a gram.  The first time I swooped this up I was told it was  DJ Short Blueberry x DJ Short Super Skunk cross, but I guess I was misinformed the first time because this time I was told it was  DJ Short Blueberry x Lemon Skunk cross, but I am not sure if the Lemon Skunk was DJ Short’s. The flowers are extremely saturated with resin, displaying a stunning shag carpet of milky defined trichomes that nearly covers up the dark green colored buds.  The trichomes are gorgeous and wild dark orange/amber hairs protrude out amongst the many sugar leaves that could have been trimmed up. Now the buds are small but dense and packed with resin, making the little nuggets clank around in the bottle.  I knew that I would have to break this down carefully due to the sticky icky factor the buds were sure to have.
Smell: Blue Skunk has a soft floral stench that smells like a bowl of warm blueberries sprinkled with a pinch of potpourri.  The smell was soft so I snapped a nug in half and a sweet creamy skunk and pine flavor came out that instantly brought Jack Herer to mind, only with a more heavy sweetness to the cream.
Taste: With the buds being caked up and bloated with resin, I grabbed the wand and heated that sucker up to get my medication on.  The bowl burned decently and I got a powerful chalky inhale that was floral tasting at first and then had a small surge of tart dry blueberries dancing across the palate. Exhale had a creamy sweet skunk/pine flavor that again, made me think of good old Jack Herer.  In the aftertaste, I could pick up little hints of dark tea that was faint but could definitely be tasted on the lips.  The rest of the bowl finished with a growing dark tea flavor and the final toke had a strong bitterness that was a little gross.  I checked out the ash and it was grey so the flush could have been better.
Buzz Type: Blue Skunk sprays the head with a hazy uplifting head stone that is light in the beginning but will later peak into a medium heavy stone that is positive and has moments of trippy euphoria.  The body feels at ease but the Blue Skunk doesn’t provide the body with sufficient pain relief.  However, I was in such a great mood that I barely noticed the pain in my back. I felt most of the effects in the dome and when the effects start to fade I didn’t feel burnt but I did feel a smidgen of lag that eventually went away.
Buzz Length: Medium.  1 hour 40 minutes.
Overall: Blue Skunk was a great smoke up until the end when the extremely bitter taste left a not so great impression.  The ash had patches of dark grey in it so the flowers still had some nutrients leftover.  The Blue Skunk was a cool smoke and I will be on the look for it again, and hopefully it will be thoroughly flushed like the first time I picked it up.  —LDog

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15 notes ☮ April 1st @ 1:33 pm

Name: X-mas Kush

From: Green Hills Patients Association (DispensaryGarden Grove)

Grade: B

Type: Hybrid

Price: $20/gram, $55/eighth

Looks: The X-mas Kush came in medium sized x-mas tree shaped buds which are totally smothered in hazy and clear trichomes.  Most of the trichomes are hazy, but I can see a good amount of clear glass-looking trichomes on the light green buds.  It appears there is a lack of hairs on this bud or maybe they lay hidden underneath the frost, but there are a few short orange and dark orange hairs that have poked through the crust.  The flowers are dense and soaking with resin, and when you break off a chunk of bud the resin becomes apparent.

Smell: The buds are super caked up but don’t have an audacious smell to them.  Instead, the scent is a gentle, floral, creamy, lulling smell that has sweetness to the floral/potpourri odors.  I split the nug in half and out came a salty skunk that had a twist of musk in its tail.  The nugs have a richer smell towards the stem and when the buds get broken down the smell takes on a funkier tone.

Taste: My lungs applauded the soft fluffy smoke, which had a strong hashy cream flavor with a very light spritz of sweetness and flowers.  The smoke is super smooth, but not very lively in the taste department.  As I finished the bowl, the bowl took on an airy, hashy flavor, with the floral flavor fading.  The following hits lose all the floral flavors of green hit but the smoke is super smooth.

Buzz Type: I received a decent head change after the first rip, and after I cleared my bowl I could feel the oncoming heady slow stone.  A few moments later I found that I stumbled into a medium heavy stone that made thinking slower and I had trouble remembering anything.  I felt most of the effects on the head but as time went on I started to feel heaviness in the body that made me want to chill.  I even had thoughts of an afternoon nap.  But I had stuff to do, so I fought through the brief moments of lethargy.  My head became a bit foggy and during the comedown I felt tired and my eyes were pretty red, so be prepared for a severe comedown.

Buzz Length: Medium.  1 hour 25 minutes.

Overall: The X-mas Kush was a great smoke, but the buds were a little dry and the comedown was pretty wicked.  I felt burnt in the end but I did enjoy the ride.  The flavor was good but I felt a little foolish when I smoked the bowl expecting a KUSH flavor, but the flavor has no real KUSH in it… so the name is misleading.  –LDog


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11 notes ☮ March 30th @ 3:53 pm

Name: White Wombat

Genetics: White Widow x Purple Urkle

From: Elemental Wellness (DispensarySan Jose)

Grade: B+

Type: Hybrid

Price: $16/gram, $50/eighth

Looks: While standing in line I read the menu, and a strain called White Wombat was just waiting for me to swoop it up.  I was given some small, acorn sized, green buds that were nicely frosted with milky trichomes.  The calyxes are small with orange hairs popping out of them, and the calyxes have grown snuggly next to each other with no gaps within the nug.  As I held the nug in my hand I could feel it was dense and it was also a tad dry.

Smell: I believe the White Wombat was on sale the day I arrived and I believe it was because the buds were getting a little old, because when I went in for a whiff, I didn’t smell much.  The aroma of the White Wombat is sweet with a Snow Cap-like fragrance that is almost candy-like.  I was digging the sugary sweet smell, so I split the rock solid nug in half and a sweet mix of skunk, pine, and cream exploded out into my nose.

Taste: I had to flint-nap the buds to get chunks off and into the bowl, then I went for the b-line to get the ZOB going.  The buds caught quickly and I easily milked up my chambers and inhaled a bulky, smooth, sweet smoke that tasted like the smell and had some serious expansion.  I needed a second to recover and cool off from the heat that hit my dome soon after exhale. 

The flavor of smoke is very similar to Snow Cap, having a candy-like sweetness to the pine and skunky flavors.  Exhale tasted the same with the sweetness rolling off the tongue, and a there was a little residual sweetness in the lungs and on the lips.  Ldog enjoyed the flavor until there was only white ash left.

Buzz Type: The White Wombat is nothing to play with, as the effects hit the mind and body simultaneously with a wave of narcotic and euphoric sensations.  A serious head-change had me rocked and by the time I was finished with the bowl, my body was sedated and all my back pain vanished into thin air.  I was feeling sloppy and goofy, and that caused me to break out in a few giggles and random laughs due to remembering old jokes.  I was happy and stoned.  The effects have some fallout at the end and I had to fight through some lag until the effects were totally gone.

Buzz Length: Long.  1 hour 50 minutes.

Overall: The Ldog has found a new strain to chase, and it is the White Wombat.  The flavor is awesome and the effects will put you on the couch with a smile plastered across your grill.  I had a great time laughing and being relaxed to the max without nodding off, so if you can get a hold of the White Wombat you won’t be let down.  –Ldog


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60 notes ☮ March 30th @ 3:52 pm

Name: Sour Cream

Genetics: Sour Diesel x G-13 Haze

From: Golden State Patients Association (DispensaryGarden Grove)

Grade: A-

Type: Hybrid

Price: $20/gram, $45/eighth

Looks: The last batch of Sour Cream I got was not flushed all the way, so I wanted to give it another shot.  The new batch of Sour Cream is a forest green tone, lighter than the last time, and is a bit leafy with the nugs being a bit larger than a quarter.  The many leaves create crevices where the resin-sopped calyxes reside; the resin glands are everywhere, even on the leaves, with mostly hazy trichomes with areas having clear trichomes as well.

Fiery amber hairs shot out wildly from the sticky buds and pop out to the eyes with its brilliance.  I gave the buds a squeeze and the leaves gave way but the buds stood firm, so there is some denseness under the leaves.

Smell: One of the contributing factors to me picking up this bud was the sweet creamy smell that grabbed my attention the first time I scoped out this flower.  The aroma seems to be a combination of Jack Herer and Snow Cap, with the smell having a bulky, sweet, creaminess that has undertones of pine needles and skunk.  The smell had the Ldog salivating.

Taste: The buds were sticky with resin, so I grabbed the scissors and chopped up a bowl and used some b-line to medicate.  The bowl burned well and had a chalky smoke that taste just like the smell having a sweet creaminess that finished with a skunk and pine needle finish.  As the smoke lingers, there is a faint sour cream flavor that clings deep down in the lungs.  The following hits have a growing hash and coffee taste that are added to the body of the smoke.

Buzz Type: After a few bowls I was adequately medicated with an uplifting but cloudy head stone and a just a small amount of body effects, which loosened up my neck and back muscles quite nicely.

The effects start off with a small head change that gets a trippy buzz going, and that buzz will grow into a full blown head stone that had its moments of clarity, but also has its moments of haziness with a bit of lag.  The lag and haziness come toward the end of the effects, and that kicks off the comedown which is not so bad, although it did leave me feeling a bit bored.

Buzz Length: Medium.  1 hour 30 minutes.

Overall: This Sour Cream was definitely better than the last, and when the bowl was done I looked down and smiled at the white ash, which meant the flush was good.  The flush improved the flavor and texture of the smoke, and that made this DANK and I am looking forward to picking up some more on my next visit.  –Ldog


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98 notes ☮ March 27th @ 11:04 am

Name: Pink Kush

From: Private Dealer – Ontario, Canada

Grade: A+

Type: Hybrid

Price: $260/ounce

Looks: Breathtaking!  From the extremely bright layer of milky/amber trichs, to the swollen pods with hints of purple.  This is some of the finest looking cannabis available anywhere.

Smell: Absolutely beautiful.  Like the sweetest, hashiest, skunky purple you could imagine.  Not something I would keep in a bag.

Taste: Like a purple OG.  Sweet, kushy, piney fuel.  Incredible.

Buzz Type: POWERFUL!  Top to bottom.  Start to finish.  It takes a hold of everything immediately and does not let go.

Buzz Length: Long! 3+ hrs without worry.

Overall: This is no doubt the STRONGEST herb I have ever smoked!  I’ve only come across this strain twice in my life.  Very rare.  Ask for it!  Get it!  Grow it!(as far as I’ve read it’s clone only).  An absolute must-try.  –stak

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