William’s Wonder (Stone Mountain Wellness)

Written by KindReviews on July 3rd, 2010. Posted in A, Blog, Indica, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, Reviews, Stone Mountain Wellness

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William’s Wonder Medical Marijuana Strain Review

FromStone Mountain Wellness

Grade:  A

Type:  Indica-Dominant, this sample was grown from original seed stock of the legendary Super Sativa Seed Club (pre-cursor to Sensi Seeds, it was run by Neville Shoenmaker) from the 1980′s and the strain itself is thought to be a pure Afghani import from the 1970′s.

Price:  $52/8th

Appearance:  (9/10)  Very heavy trichome density is what stands out first, followed by the bold greens and the red pistils that make up this strain.  All of the trichs are very well-preserved and perfectly-timed at a cloudy state with some turning amber.  Basically perfect and living up to its genetic potential appearance-wise, this William’s Wonder is just gorgeous.  There was a tiny immature seed spotted in part of a sample, but no others were seen.

Aroma:  (9/10)  Described as “easily a Top 20 smell” by one reviewer, this strain smells like a wonderful bouquet of tropical fruits, limes, and a sharp-yet-sweet hint that reminded us of a fresh mango.  The smell is rather pungent, especially when ground and sent its lovely aroma all over the room.  Unusual for a strain of Afghani origin to have such a fruity smell, but that’s probably part of the “wonder”.

Taste: (7.5/10)  Though not quite as nice as the smell, this strain retained much of that sweet-sour fruitiness, though it was never as pungent-tasting as we’d like.  It was a bit of an expander and produced a thick smoke but was very smooth on the throat, making it a pleasurable but strong smoking experience.  The flavor seemed to degrade somewhat quickly as well, with only the first 2 hits really providing much flavor.

Effects:  Starting off with a very strong initial hit, this strain goes right to the head, with a pulsing head feeling throughout the upper region (forehead, temples, crown of head, sinuses), warm hands, and tingly feet — it was rather strong and made doing tasks a little bit difficult.  Once the potency calmed down, we were rewarded with a very relaxing total body and mind experience that retained clarity despite its overall potency.  It stayed in the eyes and sinuses for quite a long time but left the body feeling relaxed yet capable and energetic to finish out.

Duration:  Long, 2.5 – 3+ hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Great body relaxation and pain relief qualities, general relaxation, mood elevation, appetite stimulation, anti-anxiety.

Overall:  This William’s Wonder provided a very unique experience for what is thought to be a nearly pure “old school” Afghani strain in the taste, smell, and effects areas.  The fruitiness was unexpected and wonderful, while the Sativa-feeling head-dominant effects also carried a great amount of pain and tension relief with them.  It’s a rare chance indeed to sample original stock from one of the most influential seedbanks/growers in cannabis history, and this William’s Wonder is widely considered the prize of the bunch.  Yet another superb growing job by Stone Mountain combined with these rare and special genetics makes this one a real winner and something that everyone interested in marijuana history should give a try.

L.A. Kush (Stone Mountain Wellness)

Written by tlh on June 16th, 2010. Posted in A, Blog, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Stone Mountain Wellness

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L.A. Kush Medical Marijuana Strain Review

FromStone Mountain Wellness

Grade:  A

Type:  Hybrid (This is Abusive’s cut of OG Kush commonly spread in 2002 and 2003.  Abusive was from Hollywood and this cut has since been nicknamed L.A. Kush for that reason.)

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (9/10) Very light white and green colors and even the hairs were a very light orange.  This sample, as are most really good OG Kush samples, was very sparse.  This is not a tightly packed cluster of flowers, rather a very beautiful roomy collection nicely protected by sugar leaves.

Aroma:  (7/10)  This Kush has a fragrance that reminds of new rubber bands. Underneath it has the usual chemical pine scent.

Taste:  (9/10)  A very smooth strain, even when combusted.  It has enormous expansion so watch out if you have any lung issues.  The general taste is chemical pine, but it even had some light sweetness involved.

Effects:  Immediately pushes itself into your lungs and face and does it with force while noticeably elevating your heart rate.  There is potential for paranoia and anxiousness during this initial 20-30 minute period, but the predominant description is “clear”.  You are able to focus and talk so clearly while under such strong medication, unusual enough to have every reviewer comment in some manner about the clarity of the high.

Duration:  Medium.  1.5 – 2 hours

Medicinal Use: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Appetite, pain relief, muscle relaxation and mood elevation.

Overall:  This is one of our favorite OG Kush samples around.  It is a lovely cut and grow, perfect for lifting spirits and numbing pain.  The cerebral clarity is noteworthy, but it leaves potential for newer patients to over medicate and induce overwhelming sensations.  The only real drawback is that it is a medium duration level strain, but that would never keep me from acquiring it whenever possible.

Bubba Diesel (Stone Mountain Wellness)

Written by tlh on June 9th, 2010. Posted in A, Blog, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Stone Mountain Wellness

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Bubba Diesel Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Stone Mountain Wellness

Grade: A

Type: Hybrid - [Bubba Kush x Sour Diesel]

Price: $50/8th

Appearance: (9/10) The sample was dry, well manicured, pest free, medium density and covered in beautiful trichomes.  Coloration is shades of green and very fuzzy orange pistils.

Aroma: (9/10) Sweet eucalyptus scent that was tantalizing.  A truly wonderful smell regardless of its source.

Taste: (7/10) We got multiple reports of a sweet fertilizer taste, even a dark berry hint, but overall it was agreed that while the flavor was still very pleasant it was certainly the weakest mark of the group.

Effects: A cerebral, enlightening feeling hits almost instantly while body heat, perspiration, and heart rate all noticeably increase.  As the the medication sets in the mind and body begin to move in slow motion.  The sativa and indica effects in this strain seemed at constant battle, trading dominance back and forth. Half way through a slight couch or chair session are in order as the indica emerges.  Towards the end one regains mental sharpness and finds motivation.  A nice surplus of energy emerges as you hit the road to sobriety.

Duration: Long. 2.5 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Good for head to toe body pain, and was able to rid a slight headache. Also recommended for depression and hypertension.

Overall: This is a very strong and impressive strain.  The hybrid waves were quite pronounced but not uncomfortable or meddling.  The high was still clear while the medicine worked well for body aches, muscle tension, and pain relief.  It was a beautiful cluster of flowers, presented well, and the experience was therapeutic and enjoyable.  It’s hard to beat that combo.

Albert Walker (Stone Mountain Wellness)

Written by tlh on June 7th, 2010. Posted in A, Blog, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, Reviews, Stone Mountain Wellness

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Albert Walker Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:  Stone Mountain Wellness

Grade:  A

Type:  Hybrid [Reasonably believed to be an Afghani lineage, majority of our reviewers found a heavy uplifting sativa affect for 20-30 minutes, then into a realxed indica state.  Personally, I was the outlier finding heavy indica traits directly after ingestion and wasn't able to get out of my seat for a solid half-hour.  Then it turned energetic just about the time others reported a major indica high coming on.] *See more story below.

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (8/10)  Up close this sample was dark hues, but at arms length appeared much lighter.  About 30% of the sample is covered in pistils.  Nice and dry, and medium density.

Aroma:  (8/10) A lemon skunk scent, very pungent when ground or crushed.

Taste:  (8/10) Smoked via rolling papers at request of Caregiver.  A lemon flavor felt through a tingly tongue (think sour menthol for feeling not taste) – very tactile taste on this sample.  It was a medium harshness smoke, since rolled we couldn’t see the ash color, but it tasted well flushed.

Effects:  This medicine came on hot and strong.  Immediately felt a dramatic heat flash leading to full body perspiration with my eyes swelled and teared.  A huge burst of energy and excitability was introduced within the first 5 minutes, finding an immediate need to expend some on small exercise.  The body felt limber, loose and capable while the head was light and silly yet sharp and fully functioning.  As time flew by I felt an overall shift  to a more relaxed state feeling equally comfortable sitting or standing, now able to better focus for a work day, all with no drop in potency. The cerebral aspects of this strain are felt the entire way from ingestion through the linger stage.

Duration:  Very Long.  Easy 3 hours

Medicinal Traits:  (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Has solid pain management, differing levels of energy for fatigue depending on patient (most reported some energy), and definitely great for mood enhancement.

Overall:  We all really like this Albert Walker sample, not only a great strain, but grown very well.  It is interesting to note that we had at least one outlier that experienced almost exact opposite waves during this medication (started indica and then went way sativa) so please learn how it affects you prior to heavily medicating.  This was also one of the longest lasting medicines we have experienced, and from a typical small dosage, NOT ingesting larger volumes.

STORY:  So many rumors and stories exist on the web, so we asked someone we trust.  Here it is…

All I know for sure is this strain is OLD.  Most people that are familiar with AW are OLD school hippies who followed the Dead tours.  No one seems to know where it came from.

IMO, by its growth and flowering traits I would classify it as a Garlic/Lemon Afghani possibly an Afghani Skunk.  It is one of the most interesting cultivars of cannabis I’ve ever grown.  It breeds really well.  When grown properly it yields quite well.  While not the strongest high, I love the character of the stone and the flavor is beyond unique.  Extremely hard to grow and clone, due to age possibly.  Most people who grow it screw up and kill it before they learn to dial it in.

Only a few people have access to the clone. ThaDocta brought it out of hiding about 7-8 yrs ago, before then it was hoarded even tighter than today…

Bubba Kush (Stone Mountain Wellness)

Written by tlh on May 29th, 2010. Posted in A, Blog, Indica, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, Reviews, Stone Mountain Wellness

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Bubba Kush Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:  Stone Mountain Wellness

Grade:  A

Type:  Indica-dominant, This is the original cut that came out of California about 1998.  Mel Frank’s MJ Botany describes the landrace Hindu Kush as a dead on match to the growth and flower structure to Bubba Kush.  The story told years ago was Bubba came from original Afghani Kush seeds collected shortly after the Russians withdrew from Afghanistan in ’89 by some West Coast travelers.  There are also: The Purple Bubba, The Green Bubba,  Mint Bubba, Coffee Bubba, and about 5 so called Pre 98 Bubba’s.)

Price:  Call to ask

Appearance:  (8/10)  Darker green with beautiful magenta/purple on the stems and on many calyxes. Extremely frosty, with mostly clear/cloudy trich heads (ambers mostly on inner calyxes).  The sample had a lot of long and very thin calyxes towards the bottom of the flower cluster; perhaps the most slender and longest calyxes I’ve ever seen, very interesting.

Aroma:  (9/10) Very strong chemical fuel smell base – light levels of skunk and spice when crumbled.

Taste:  (9/10) Wonderful, very soily Kush taste with a hint of fruity/sweetness on the exhale and when it’s sitting in my mouth.  A little of the crazy perfume-like taste that the Ghost OG had on the exhale as well.  The flavor screams top notch medicine and provides big expansion.  Burned to a light gray ash, very close to total whiteness.

Effects:  Quickly feels like getting a scalp massage, a soft vibrating and swirling head high around the top of my skull and into my face. Warm body and hands are noticeable within a couple minutes, and hariline perspiration was common.  It gets heavy in the eyes about a half-hour after ingestion with the head focus getting heavier as time moves by.  This phase will provide a pressure sensation to your face and even your chest.  It is almost an overwhelming high, a bit head-spinny but still relaxing.  The body high is roaring along for the duration and you will feel pulsing in your shoulders, arms, and chest.  Mentally this is an uplifting medication that plays itself out in 3 acts whereby the sativa attributes fade away as you progress through the experience.

Duration:  Long. 2.5 – 3 hours

Medicinal Use: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  This strain is great for pain, motivational and anxiety needs.  Appetite stimulant and insomnia upon come down.

Overall:  One of the better samples we’ve had so far, just extremely tasty, smelly, and effective.  Amazing to look at with its bevy of colors and its unusual calyx structure, the trichomes are numerous though small and cloudy/clear.  If it had a better manicure and/or was slightly tighter, it would be nearly perfect.  Nice and strong with a long duration.  This one will get on top of most people and we recommend 0.1g for most patients at first, because it’s headstrong.