Bruce Banner #3
|Sativa Dominant Hybrid|
Originally bred by “OG Ironlung,” the mystery OG Kush (now thought by those involved in its creation to be Ghost’s OG Kush) was pollinated by a Reservoir Seeds Strawberry Diesel and there were three main phenotypes that stuck around. Number three was thought to be the pick of the litter.
Banner’s effect seems to depend largely upon harvest time, with an early harvest making for a very cerebral and borderline rushy experience and a later harvest giving a more relaxing effect.
Generally, it starts strongly Sativa, with lots of eye and face pressure, a floaty, buzzing body, and an increase in heart rate. The energy it gives is easily channeled into productivity making the Banner a suitable daytime strain, though its potency is often too much for professional situations, especially for those who suffer from anxiety. The second half takes on a more relaxed feel, with more of the clear-headed relaxation that OG Kush is known for. -- kindreviews.com
Indica 75% / Sativa 25%
Origins: Oregon Blueberry x Buddha’s Sister
Blue Buddha is a bud with an earthy spice and clear, functional high. It has a richly resonant smell that requires control and camouflage.
The Blue Buddha flavor is velvety deep, with dank skunkiness and a slightly sweet, blueberry creaminess. The high mixes a little Sativa influence with a heavy Afghani stone. At first, it lifts you up making you feel a little encouraged about just about everything, then it wraps you in a blanket of nice fogginess. Although the first wave is a spurt of energy, the feeling shifts into a moderately long lasting couch lock that is awake, but dreamy. Blue Buddha is good for enhancing a contemplative mood in which to indulge the imagination, reflection and artistic impulses.
Indica 80% / Sativa 20%
Origins: Reclining Buddha x Afghani Hawaiian
Previously called Soma Skunk V+, this variety was renamed Buddha’s Sister to suit its tendencies and advance its appeal to Amsterdam coffee shops. What’s in a name? Directly after this deliciously good weed acquired a more intriguing name, the strain regularly sold out at the coffee shops and remains one of the best selling weeds available at De Dampkring. As with all of Soma’s varieties, Buddha’s Sister is medicinal quality cannabis, therapeutic for many conditions.
Type: 90% Sativa / 10%indica
Breeder: TGA Subcooled Genetics
Genetics: Trainwreck x Trinity X x Jack The Ripper x Blueberry
Looks: Medium-sized tight buds. A beautiful light green covered in trichomes, the buds appear white with orange hairs popping out periodically.
Taste: Has a smooth deep flavor that resembles the smell. I got a very nice blueberry flavor on the inhale and an earthy, smooth, dank taste on the exhale. This taste lingers very nicely on the palate
Effects: 2-3 hours
Reviewed by: KXGEOFFXP
Good Strain For: This strain is a personal favorite and I always keep it on me. I found it worked great with stomach issues and for pain relief. -- medicalmarijuanastrains.com
Blue Diesel Cannabis
|Strain: Blueberry & NYC Diesel|
Just as you would expect from a name like Blue Diesel, the genetics are directly related to the mixing of Blueberry (Indica-dominant Hybrid) and NYC Diesel (Sativa-dominant Hybrid). Each hit of Blue Diesel comes with smooth, expansive smoke that seems to be extremely fast-acting. One of my favorite strains to medicate with during the day as it provides full-bodied medicine that won’t leave me exhausted.
Consider the Blue Diesel strain if you suffer from chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, or muscle spasms.
If you have encountered the Blueberry strain before, you probably are already familiar with its Indica dominance. Blueberry is typically considered as roughly 80% Indica and 20% Sativa. Its noticeable body effect can definitely be found in Blue Diesel as well. -- http://www.medicaljane.com/
|Santa Cruz Medical|
80% Sativa / 20% Indica
Origins: D.J. Short’s Blueberry x Santa Cruz Haze
Potency – THC 17%
Blue Dream is a dense, popcorn-like bud with purple and blue hues and light orange hairs. It has a very spicy aroma and taste, some would say slightly tropical, making it an extremely palatable choice.
When you smoke Blue Dream, you will first feel its Sativa-like effects. You will become very focused and calm. After a few more hits, you will feel the Indica effects and within an hour, you’ll be relaxed.
|Big Buddha Seeds|
Sativa 60 / Indica 40
Origins: UK Cheese x NYC Diesel
Chiesel is smelly and pungent and brings the old school sublimeness that the Cheese captures together in harmony with the grapefruit fuel kush of the Diesel. The flavors of this weed can serve as a party icebreaker, getting people talking or circling for a taste of the hashy fuel pungency with a grapefruit sour edge. With Chiesel, the party doesn’t end there – this is a very up, energetic strain that has an electric, enlivening feel to it. It can lead to giggling and improvisational creativity and it has enough body balance to bring out a sensual mood when the party is just for two.
|Grape Ape is an Indica-dominant hybrid of the Mendocino Purps strain, Skunk #1 and an Afghani landrace.|
The combination of the Mendo Purps and Afghani strains is known to bring about an intense body melt. That makes it ideal for patients suffering from insomnia or chronic pain.
However, Skunk #1 is a Sativa-dominant strain that tends to pass on an uplifting, cerebral effect. This is somewhat true in the case of Grape Ape, but it tends to be outweighed by the heavier effects caused by the Mendocino Purps and Afghani strains.
The Grape Ape strain’s terpene profile seems very similar to that of Granddaddy Purple. Both strains have an intense berry aroma, making it hard to tell them apart based on smell alone. I likened the smell from this batch to a big bowl of Berry Kix cereal.
Smoking it seemed to eliminate any pain throughout my body and it noticeably reduced the amount of tension I could feel in my neck and shoulders. It helped counter any anxiety as well.
With that said, large concentrations of the Grape Ape strain have a tendency to make patients groggy after a couple of hours. Accordingly, it is best to medicate with this strain at night. Consider the Grape Ape strain if you suffer from insomnia, chronic pain, chronic stress or muscle spasms. -- http://www.medicaljane.com
Sativa 85% / Indica 15%
Origins: Purple Thai x Haze
Purple Haze is an extremely smooth and tasty smoke combining the Sativa qualities of the Haze with the color, smell, and taste added by the Purple genetics. The high is clear-headed, uplifting and euphoric.
While medical marijuana users may find this strain useful for treating muscle tension and anxiety, Purple Haze is also a great choice for recreational use as it’s not “heavy” and is a very social smoke.
Sativa 50% / Indica 50%
Origins: Skunk & White family strain
Ice practically fumes with the nearly fuel-like scent of raw THC. Flavored like Nepali black hash, toking Ice is likely to induce coughing. You can plan on putting your brain on ice because this variety’s heavy stone may leave you in a lazy daze for hours.
Winner, High Times Cannabis Cup 1998.
Island Sweet Skunk
|Federation Seed Co.|
Origins: Skunk #1
I honestly had no idea what to expect when I heard my favorite dispensary had Sweet Island Skunk on their shelves. I had previously picked up some Sweet Island Skunk in the Bay area, but with lackluster results. However, the good news is this time around was much, much different. Finally, a pristine example of how a batch of Sweet Island Skunk should be.
Sweet Island Skunk (or Island Sweet Skunk) genetics can be linked to Skunk #1 x unknown Sativa, making this a Sativa-dominant Hybrid. At first glance, Sweet Island Skunk looked awfully similar to an Indica with its small, super condensed buds. However, the effects start off much more Sativa-like only to be followed by a mellow body buzz.
It’s considered to be a very calming medication for both the body and mind. This makes Sweet Island Skunk popular among patients suffering from ADHD, PTSD, anxiety, stress, stomach issues, arthritis and/or chronic migraines.
Typically thought of as a daytime strain, patients like to use Sweet Island Skunk all day to stay medicated both mentally and physically. Its ability to provide patients with a 70% head-high (Sativa) and 30% body-high (Indica) is particularly effective for those looking for a full-bodied medication that won’t knock you out.
Visually, each bud in this Sweet Island Skunk batch had a good amount of hairs covering them as well as trichomes — always a good sign for quality medication. I was expecting a tropical, stinky scent, but instead was greeted with nice, sweet smelling buds that had undertones of earth and skunk.
The taste was very similar, it is an extremely smooth smoke with skunk and sugary sweet undertones. A few hits of the bowl will leave you feeling somewhat groggy from the cloudy head effect. -- http://www.medicaljane.com
Origins: Hindu Kush x Skunk
Buds are dense, thick and heavy. The strain has a hint of earthiness and sweet citrus, but is virtually without taste. Easy on lungs and palate, smooth to smoke and it gives an overall body buzz that is relaxing, but awake. -- kindgreenbuds.com
|Genetics: Romulan mixed with Cinderella 99. |
This type of medical marijuana has a very fruity aroma, with a hint of sweet pineapple. There is some definite spiciness and woodsiness to the buds, presumably from the Romulan.
After the medicating session, there is a clear head-rush similar to the effect you would get from smoking any type of Haze. It is a very Sativa-like hybrid that causes more of a mental high than a body high. This is an uplifting medication that helps patients relieve stress and brings a smile to those who medicate with it. -- http://www.medicaljane.com
Sativa 90% / Indica 10%
Origins: Mexican Sativa x Chemo
This strain features sour Diesel taste combined with its effects and may be considered an “extreme sport” version of cannabis. The stone pulls smokers into the sky fast with a viscerally uplifting pleasure and lots of consciousness expansion in the direction of spirituality. This good-vibe variety may help alleviate chronic depression, as well as the ordinary blahs by encouraging a change in perspective. -- kindgreenbuds.com
|Genetics: XXX-OG Kush x Banana|
Type: Indica Dominant Hybrid (60% Indica / 40% Sativa)
Looks: Bright lime glowing, crystal coated, tasty tropical loveliness and completely covered with rust red and golden yellow pistils. These buds were grown, handled and cured to perfection. This was a “Vegan” herb, grown using a completely animal product- free process from start to finish.
Smell: Sweet tropical fruits. This is my first impression upon opening the jar followed by just a little tart spiciness that nicely completes this exotic package. I think overall this medicine smells very sweet and fresh – a bit like a fresh cut honeydew melon mixed with green bananas. The smell is very definite, but is not something that invades the whole room, with no muskiness or skunkiness at all.
Taste: This is where the bananas really shine through. It comes on just as smooth and sweet as can be, just delicious. Whether by power of suggestion or not, I totally taste fresh bananas mixed with honeydew melon and this stays in the mouth for a while after an inhale. The smoking experience (I used a small hand blown glass piece) is smooth and pleasant with no expansion to speak of and no coughing at all. 10/10
Effects: Numbing and muscle relaxing starts at the top of the head and quickly moves down the body, accompanied by mass euphoria. This is an amazing hybrid as it stopped all pain very quickly, but as it passed over my eyes everything seemed to brighten up a notch or two and colors became very vibrant and inviting. My whole body and mind were completely relaxed, but my energy and consciousness completely expanded for several hours. I’m not sure what Indica genetics were used in this strain but you can sure feel the OG end of it as this medicine is very strong even though it is very euphoric and pleasant and a delight to smoke.
Type: 50 % Indica / 50% Sativa
Looks: Yellowish green, reddish brown hairs, very crystally
Smell: Pine-y, lemony
Effects: Instant high, good for pain and over all buzz.
Potency: Very strong
Good Strain For: Pain, social lubricant, laughter, good times, treating depression.
|Super Sativa Seed Club|
90% Sativa / 10% Indica
Origins: Skunk #1 x Sweet Leaf Indica
Potency: 18% THC
Don’t let the name put you off, this strain is high quality cannabis. It was originally bred in Athens, Georgia in the 1970s with the birth name of Cush. It was later renamed “Green Crack” by none other than Snoop Dogg because of its extreme potency and the craving to keep smoking it. Green Crack is extremely popular in Southern California with both medical marijuana patients, for its strong Sativa effects, and recreational users who love its sweet taste and happy high.
|This strain was created by accident in Topeka, Kansas, when a male Hawaiian-Romulan pollinated Mr. Dank's Island Sweet Skunk mother. The strain is often light green and pink in color, which is indicative of its Hawaiian Sativa side. The scent is described as being a combination of sweet, sour and spicy with a tropical fruit flavor. |
Effects are strong and felt from head to toe, lasting about 1-2 hours. Flowering time is 9-11 weeks, with a golden appearance closer to harvest. This Sativa-dominant hybrid has a THC level of up to 23% and a CBD of 1.07%. -- http://www.leafly.com
|White Urkle is a hybrid of Purple Urkle and The White bred by OG Raskal Genetics. Most phenotypes will express themselves with deep violet hues that show the influence of its Purple Urkle mother. This strain is known for having a short stature and a fruity bouquet of flavors that mix with an earthy, pine aroma that gives rise to relaxing yet balanced effects. -- http://www.leafly.com||