Romulan x Chemo

Written by KindReviews on January 8th, 2011. Posted in Anxiety, Appetite, Blog, Body Relaxation, Cancer, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, Insomnia, Muscular, Nausea, Pain, Pains, Strains

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ROMULAN x CHEMO STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Romulan x Chemo

Geographic Origin:  California and British Columbia

Seed Company/Clone: Federation Seeds

Description: Romulan is thought to be an Afghani-dominant strain, known for its peppery aroma and strong, narcotic effect.  UBC Chemo was supposedly developed by the Canadian government for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments.  The combination of the two strains produces a very potent hybrid with great medicinal value.

History

Story: Romulan came to British Columbia by way of Romulan Joe, a biker from California who was a key member of the “Trinity” grow scene in the 1970′s.  He passed the clone on to Federation Seeds, who grew it out on Vancouver Island, eventually crossing it with White Rhino and back-crossing those plants to the original clone over many generations to produce seed stock.  Chemo was thought to be developed by the Canadian government as an aid for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

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Growing Information

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks, letting it go longer increases potency

Preferred Growing Medium: Romulan x Chemo is a short, branchy plant with woody stems that takes on a bonsai-like appearance.  Not suitable for SOG applications, it grows best as a bush and produces a medium yield of round, golfball-like nugs.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Piney and hashy

Flavor: Much like the smell, it’s a musky blend of pine and more earthy elements

Effects: Highly sedative and narcotic, this strain is very potent, with both strong mental and physical effects.  The mental effects are mostly present early on, bringing on an internal energy and a cloudy mindstate.  Once that passes, it turns into a near-complete couchlock experience, with a very warm body, loose muscles, and heavy, red eyes.  This strain is very medicinal for patients who need a sleep aid, muscle relaxant, appetite stimulant, and minor pain relief.

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Romulan x Chemo – The Wellness Shop – August 2010

Purple Indica

Written by KindReviews on October 18th, 2010. Posted in Anxiety, Body Relaxation, Cancer, Indica, Insomnia, Mood, Muscular, Pain, Pains, Strains

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PURPLE INDICA STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica

Genetics:  Believed to be a pure landrace Pakistani/Afghani variety

Geographic Origin:  Afghanistan/Pakistan

Seed Company/Clone: Clone-only

Description: An exceedingly short, squat plant that seems to turn purple at any time of the year.  Fat leaves and small stature with the dark coloration characteristic of the true Afghani/Pakistani landrace varieties.

History

Story: Not much is known about this particular plant except that it likely came out of Afghanistan/Pakistan during the 80′s when the country was in upheaval, and was likely brought to the USA by American military personnel.  It is thought by many to be the mother plant to the modern Purple lines such as Grape Ape, Granddaddy Purple, Purple Urkle, etc. This cut is also thought to be the same cut as the Pacific Northwest’s “Ultraviolet”.

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Growing Information

Flowering Time: 65 days

Preferred Growing Medium: Purple Indica is a tiny, squat plant that will need additional vegetative growth time to get weight.  It also requires a lot of pruning close to the stem to prevent bud rot.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Perfumed grape incense-like smell.

Flavor: Nearly identical to the smell, it’s a perfumed grape-heavy smell that brings to mind incense and flowers.

Effects: Relaxing and semi-narcotic like most Purple strains, it’s clear that this one is 100% Indica.  Good for pain relief, relaxation, anti-anxiety, and sleep aid.

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White Rhino

Written by KindReviews on September 25th, 2010. Posted in Anxiety, Body Relaxation, Cancer, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, Insomnia, Muscular, Pain, Strains

WHITE RHINO STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  White Widow x Afghani

Geographic Origin:  South Indian, Brazilian, and Afghani — developed in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Seed Company/Clone: Greenhouse Seeds, Nirvana Seeds, and Mr. Nice Seedbank (available as “Medicine Man”)

Description: A cross of the award-winning White Widow with an Afghani to increase yields and add more of an Indica effects package, White Rhino is a stout and sturdy plant that hardly stretches at all in flowering.  The Afghani genetics improve heartiness and disease/mold resistance while also shortening the flowering time slightly.

History

Story: Coming off of the success of White Widow, Greenhouse seeds wanted to combine the notorious potency of that strain with something that yielded slightly more and was even easier to grow.  The results of that breeding project is White Rhino, a more Indica-dominant version of the Widow.  After the split of Greenhouse Seeds founder Shantibaba from the company, he re-packaged the strain as “Medicine Man”, retaining the original genetics.  Nirvana Seeds is known for creating versions of famous strains, and this is no exception — most people consider the Nirvana version of lesser quality and prefer the Mr. Nice version over any other.

Awards:  2nd Prize 1996 High Times Cannabis Cup – Bio (organic) Category

Growing Information

Flowering Time: 8-9 week, with 9 recommended to unlock the full yield/flavor potential.

Preferred Growing Medium: An easy-to-grow plant, it will do well in either soil or hydro, with soil bringing out the most flavor.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Not really known for its flavor or smell, it’s mostly a musky vegetal smell.

Flavor: Hashy and a bit harsh normally, with some phenotypes/plants producing a more lemon taste.

Effects: Very potent and resinous, White Rhino takes after its Afghani father, with a strong and sedative body effect that comes on quickly after first hitting the eyes.  Borderline narcotic, it’s best as a nighttime or lazy day medicine, as it can become difficult to do much of anything while in its grip.  Strong sedative qualities make this strain a good medical choice for mental and physical relaxation, anti-anxiety, sleep aid, and pain relief qualities.

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White Rhino – Grasshopper – January 2010

SFV OG Kush

Written by KindReviews on September 23rd, 2010. Posted in Anxiety, Appetite, Blog, Cancer, Mental Disorders, Mood, Muscular, Pain, Pains, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, Strains, Vision

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SFV OG KUSH STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Sativa-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Unknown lineage, thought to be a “selfed” Ghost’s OG Kush

Geographic Origin:  San Fernando Valley, California

Seed Company/Clone: Clone-only

Description: One of the most prized OG Kush varieties today, the SFV cut is known for its Lemon Pledge funk and its meditative Sativa effects package.

History

Story: Information courtesy of Moonshine: “The SFV is ‘San Fernando Valley’ which most folks know.  What they don’t know is the SFV is actually an S1 (a self seeded) of the ORkid’s Ghost OG Kush.  It is very similar to the ORKid cut with a little healthier/sturdier branches.  The medicinal effects and highs are very close in nature, with the SFV generally being a little more somber and meditative.  Lastly, SFV is widely rumored to be the XXX OG Kush because the SFV is where the porn industry is/was generally located.  In reality, the XXX is likely another S1, this time of the SFV.”

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Growing Information

Flowering Time: 70-75 days

Preferred Growing Medium:

Patient Expectations

Scent: Lemon-pine cleaner — it lacks the fuel and skunk elements which are often present in other OG Kush cuts.

Flavor: Lemons and spice, it tastes much like the Ghost cut with a little more straight-up lemon flavor.

Effects: Contemplative and fairly somber, the SFV cut is one that puts the user in a meditative, calm state.  There is a strong and constant pulsing feeling in the body which increases the relaxed feeling.  Only occasional spaciness mars the otherwise clear-headed and aware experience.  Recommended for users who desire a mood-evening strain that will reduce the daily stresses of life while also relaxing the body.

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SFV OG Kush – Denver Patients Group – June 2010

ReCON

Written by KindReviews on September 23rd, 2010. Posted in Anxiety, Appetite, Body Relaxation, Cancer, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, Insomnia, Mood, Muscular, Pain, Pains, Strains

RECON STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Freak S1 LA Confidential (O.G. LA Affie x Afghani) x Cannadential

Geographic Origin:  California, USA

Seed Company/Clone: DNA Genetics

Description: When an LA Confidential plant produces seed stock unexpectedly, the DNA crew grew them out and isolated a freak phenotype, then crossed it with a particularly Indica-leaning Cannadential.  The resulting plant is a strong Indica with very frosty and dense buds.

History

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Growing Information

Flowering Time: 8-9 weeks

Preferred Growing Medium: Heavy yielder, produces dense colas and works well for SOG applications.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Fruity and sweet, with a hashy background

Flavor: Sweet and fruity, with an expansive, rich smoke

Effects: Hitting behind the eyes and in the forehead to start, it quickly transitions into a strongly Indica experience, with a warm body and relaxed muscles.  Mood elevating but slightly narcotic, the LA Confidential is great for minor pain, relaxation, reducing anxiety, and increasing appetite.

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ReCON – The High Country – April 2010