L.A. Kush (CAM)

Written by KindReviews on January 1st, 2011. Posted in A, Blog, Colorado Alternative Medicine, Grades, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

L.A. Kush Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Colorado Alternative Medicine (CAM)

Grade: A

Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid, thought to be an S1 (“selfed”) OG Kush, lineage is unknown

Price: $45/8th

Appearance: (9/10)  While not as completely coated in trichomes as the CAM Presidential Kush, this LA OG Kush was perhaps more impressive for the overall coverage, due to the massive trichome head size.  They were all perfect and well-preserved, with great harvest timing.  The actual plant matter was a frosty light green with a few darker leaves left on, while the pistils were a bold dark red-orange.  The bud structure was typical Sativa-leaning OG, with a dense yet open structure that grinds and breaks up nicely.  Top-notch visual appeal, especially up-close.

Aroma: (9.25/10)  One of the most pungent-smelling samples we’ve had in some time, this strain simply blasted its scent up the nostrils, whether bagged/jarred up or when it’s been ground.  Its aroma is a blend of citrus freshness and an evil-smelling blend of fuel and soil that also had tinges of rubber bands, mustard, and pickle brine.  This is a very complex and intimidating OG… it practically screamed “potency” before we even smoked it.

Taste: (8.25/10)  Very much like the smell, but with more of a lemon-lime OG quality to it that hit at the forefront.  The main taste and the aftertaste was a very acrid blend of fuel, soil, and chemmy, rubbery elements.  The smoke was smooth on the intake but expands like crazy, causing coughing at times.  The taste maintained its integrity through most of the session, and the final near-white ash showed a quality flush.

Effects: This one seemed to depend on dosage quite a bit as to its initial potency.  Those reviewers who consumed 0.2g+ in a sitting were uniformly impressed with the initial potency — one veteran reviewer couldn’t even finish the portion he had started because of the strong start.  Very strong head/face/eye pressure, including a strange “finger poke” sensation at the top of the neck and jawline.  Mentally, it was rather overwhelming at first, elevating mood and giving an almost racy physical sensation to go along with it but keeping us locked to the couch due to the sheer potency.  Some uneasiness can result from this one, so those who struggle with anxiety probably want to stay away.  The second part of the effects took hold at about 1 hour as the potency finally started to roll back — it was a more relaxing feeling overall (physically and mentally), but also more functional and active.  Not great for multi-tasking, but suitable for a single-minded chore or activity.

Duration: Very long, 3+ hours (one reviewer reported lingering effects out to nearly 4 hours)

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Some physical relaxation, some mood elevation — it was a bit of a mixed bag for our staff, hitting us a bit differently at times.  Strong ocular attention and appetite stimulation were evident, and all the head pressure changes may help with migraines.

Overall: This is top-level MMJ in a variety of ways, but it really depends on what you’re medicating for and what you enjoy as to whether or not this will be a strain you’ll come back to.  For most of us, it was a little too strong and racy to start, being rather pushy and overwhelming at times, especially with larger dosages.  But once that passed, it was an enjoyable and overall mood elevating experience with alternating energy, focus, spaciness, and lethargy — a really diverse mix of effects.  The bag appeal is off-the-charts, with a super aggressive package of looks, smells, and tastes that Kush and Diesel-lovers will adore.

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Comments (8)

  • dev
    February 17, 2011 at 2:55 pm |

    wooooow be there in a sec sounds like my kind!

  • SandwichMaster
    March 5, 2011 at 1:34 am |

    This one for me is sort of a love/ hate relationship. It has so many elements of flavors I love and miss from L.A. The awesomely strong diesel, gasoline stench is undeniably among the best; then to me it has a hint of menthol(Strongly reminiscent of some arctic p), with just maybe a hint of some chocolate also. I think there is too many flavors going on, leading to a slightly odd taste, but yet I will be back for more guaranteed!

  • correction
    March 5, 2011 at 8:41 pm |

    abusive is from chicago, not la

  • rlp
    March 5, 2011 at 8:44 pm |

    Thanks for that tidbit. He was living in Hollywood at the time of the Abusive OG’s popularization though, so the name came out of that. That info is via Moonshine.

  • thumper
    March 9, 2011 at 3:48 pm |

    this cut arrived in colorado from florida .

  • rlp
    March 9, 2011 at 4:03 pm |

    It’s interesting and sort of amazing to me how many great growers and genetic lines have come out of “the swamp”…

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