Captain Kush (Chronic Wellness)

Written by KindReviews on October 4th, 2011. Posted in B, Blog, Chronic Wellness, Grades, MMCs, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Captain Kush Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:  Chronic Wellness

Grade:  B

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid

Lineage:  Snowcap x OG Kush (this phenotype is Snowcap-leaning)

Price:  $30/8th

Appearance:  (7.5/10)  The structure of this sample was definitely on the dry and rocky side, just on the acceptable side of “too dry” (though the FSL moisture percentage would say otherwise).  Lots of dark red-orange pistils covered the surfaces of the bud, seemingly taking up as much visual real estate as the leaves and calyxes.  Up-close, we wished that there were more trichome heads preserved, as many seemed to be mutated, broken, or otherwise damaged (maybe 30% intact).  We didn’t really find too much other flaw with it, and overall the trichomes were dense, but the damage served to hurt the overall visual appeal (and likely the potency).

Aroma:  (8/10)  While the aroma wasn’t particularly pungent, it did develop a bit when ground up, releasing a crisp, clean, sweet pine-citrus aroma that definitely brought to mind Snowcap and other similar strains (NL #5-Haze, Jack Herer, etc.).

Taste: (6.5/10)  Softly sweet and piney, the flavor was fairly similar to the aroma on the first few hits, but declined from there and just because neutral and smokey.  It never really tasted bad, but the flavor just disappeared rather quickly — we think that the dryness level may have had a lot to do with the way the flavor declined, as well as the way the smoke tickled the throat.  The flush certainly wasn’t to blame for any harshness, because the final ash was mostly white with some black flecks, showing a very quality flush prior to harvest.  This one ultimately just fell short of its potential.

Effects:  A moderate pulsing throughout the body and limbs was the signal that effects had begun, coming on rather smoothly and creeping up in potency over the first 20-30 minutes.  While we didn’t really feel much of a change in mental energy or mood, but rather a gentle relaxation which had us able to concentrate on non-interactive activities, but fading out a bit when deep concentration and attention was required.  Several members of the staff commented that this med was almost invisible at times throughout the experience — it’s certainly not a “punch in the face” type of med, but rather a smooth Sativa that kept us between mood elevation and relaxation with no negative effects or abrupt comedown.  Some staff were left wanting more peak potency, but the duration was very good, lingering out to over 3 hours for all of our staff.

Duration:  1.5 – 2 hours medicinal-level potency, 3+ hours overall duration

Medicinal Traits:  (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Relief of minor stomach/digestion issues (one reviewer noticed some appetite reduction), mood stabilization, and a slight energy boost.

Overall:  We’re not sure if the strain itself is just not super-potent (the lineage would suggest otherwise), or if the trichome damage may have knocked the potency down a peg, but for whatever reason, we just didn’t feel that this one hit its potential.  It never was overtly potent and despite lasting a long time, we sort of lost track of the effects at times because they were mild and unobtrusive.  In many senses, this is a good thing (this was a pretty clear-headed med suitable for a day of work), but we think that this one is best saved for newer patients and those seeing moderate relief which last a long time but doesn’t ever feel pushy.  There’s probably more to this strain, and we saw another phenotype which looked better, so we’ll be looking for it again to see if the opinion changes.

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Comments (2)

  • Denise Dailey
    March 17, 2012 at 11:45 am |

    now that chronic wellness is out.Where oh Where can i get my captain kush?I tried another place.no comparison.Help

  • March 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm |

    They are running this same cut (not sure which pheno, as CW had two different ones — believe it’s the Snowcap-dominant one) at Platte Valley Dispensary. I just photographed it this week and it was looking very nice. Give it a shot and tell them KindReviews sent you!

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