Twilight

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

TWILIGHT STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  100% Indica

Genetics:  Afghani variety

Geographic Origin:  Afghanistan originally, later out of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Seed Company/Clone: Dutch Passion Seed Company

Description: Originally intended for outdoor cropping, Twilight is a 100% Indica Afghani that often turns deep purple when mature.

History

Story: One of the original Dutch Passion strains, bred by Henk van Dalen in the 1970′s and early 1980′s.

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Growing Information

Flowering Time: About 53 days, anywhere from 50 to 55

Preferred Growing Medium: Thrives outdoors but can also be cultivated indoors — expect large yields

Patient Expectations

Scent: Musky Afghani with a sweetness creeping in at times

Flavor: Spicy and smooth

Effects: Heavy Indica effect, sedating and relaxing, with good sleep aid properties.

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Twilight – The Farmacy – March 2010

Platinum Master Kush

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

PLATINUM MASTER KUSH STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  SoCal Master Kush x Afghani (unconfirmed)

Geographic Origin:  California, USA

Seed Company/Clone: Clone only

Description:

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Patient Expectations

Scent: Musky and coffee-like pre-grind, it brightens up a bit and takes on some more standard citrus Kush notes when handled

Flavor: Floral Kush with hints of menthol and spice

Effects: The first 45 minutes or so are Sativa in nature, with an increased heart rate, a buzzing and energetic body presence, and lots of eye and head pressure.  After that initial Sativa blast, it turns almost completely Indica, causing heavy relaxation and a lazy, goofy, near-euphoric state.  As it dwindles away, the energy level goes down, making this a good lead-in to sleep as well as a general relaxant and mood elevator.

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Platinum Master Kush – Highland Health – November 2010

Northern Lights

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

NORTHERN LIGHTS STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Thought to be of Afghani lineage, from the “Basic #5″ line

Geographic Origin:  Pacific Northwest of the USA, later to Amsterdam

Seed Company/Clone: Originally created as “Basic #5″ by the Super Sativa Seed Club, the precursor to Sensi Seeds — later was sold by Sensi itself

Description: A stout, disease and mold-resistant plant with dark green, broad leaves, it seems apparent that Northern Lights is Afghani in origin.  There are several varieties of Northern Lights that worked their way into breeding stock for Sensi Seeds.  Northern Lights #1 is rare these days and was the taller and frostier selection with a fresh scent; Northern Lights #2 is more stout, piney-smelling, and very mite-resistant; Northern Lights #5 is the most popular, potent, and vigorous one; and Northern Lights #9 is a super-rare cut once held by Nevil Schoenmaker that was used to breed and then disappeared.

History

Story: See above — originated with the Super Sativa Seed Club, the earliest of the major seed banks.  It’s since worked its way into hundreds of hybrids, making it one of the foundations of modern cannabis genetics.

Awards: 1989 and 1990 1st Place High Times Cannabis Cup (Indica Category),  1991 1st Place Overall High Times Cannabis Cup

Growing Information

Flowering Time: 45-50 days

Preferred Growing Medium: Grows well in hydro or soil, staying rather short and forming a single strong cola.  Great for SOG applications, it’s also a low odor plant that’s easy to grow for beginners thanks to its stature and disease/pest-resistance.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Piney and earthy, at times lightly sweet

Flavor: Piney, hashy, and earthy

Effects: Very relaxing and Indica-dominant effect, at times able to induce sleep.  A heavy head, heavy eyelids, and a smile are the main effects of this strain, making it a great nighttime selection.

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Mr. Nice

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

MR. NICE STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  G-13 x Hashplant

Geographic Origin:  Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Seed Company/Clone: Sensi Seeds

Description: A heavy-hitting and hashy Indica hybrid that was intended to replicate the flavor and effects of the G-13 mother as closely as possible, Mr. Nice has deep green foliage and thick, dense buds.

History

Story: The strain was originally just called G-13 x Hashplant and was a limited release.  It was then re-created and re-released by Sensi Seeds and renamed “Mr Nice” after the nickname of Howard Marks, the famous cannabis and hashish smuggler, author, and advocate.

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Growing Information

Flowering Time: 55 – 60 days

Preferred Growing Medium: Grows stout with a strong single cola and very dense buds, it’s advisable to keep the humidity low to prevent mold in the main buds.  Good for SOG methods.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Slightly citrusy with a strong smell of trichomes (hashy)

Flavor: Earthy and hashy, with a spicy hint

Effects: Strongly sedative, this strain is best for evening use.  Its rising body effect leaves the user feeling warm and vibrating, helping to ease muscle tension and pain.  Though not as strong as some modern day hybrids, this strain is a good choice for a moderate Indica user who likes a traditional hashy Afghani taste.

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Mazar-i-Shariff

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

MAZAR-I-SHARIFF STRAIN INFORMATION

General Information

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Genetics:  Landrace Afghani hashish cultivar, most often crossed with Skunk #1

Geographic Origin:  Mazar-i-Shariff region of Afghanistan

Seed Company/Clone: Dutch Passion, Real Seed Company, Gypsy Nirvana, and other Dutch banks offer seed versions of Mazar-i-Shariff varietals.  Dutch Passion’s version “Mazar” is crossed with Skunk #1, primarily for yield purposes.

Description: Known as perhaps the premier hash-producing region in Afghanistan, the Mazar-i-Shariff area produced this landrace strain, which was brought back to Amsterdam and stabilized by crossing it with the classic Skunk #1.  A short and stocky plant, it’s known for its resin production and hash-making capabilities, but also for certain phenotypes with a uniquely cerebral yet still Indica-dominant experience, the headiness of which is likely coming from the Skunk #1 part of the family.

History

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Awards: 2nd Place 1999 High Times Cannabis Cup – Indica Category, 2nd Place 2002 High Life Cup

Growing Information

Flowering Time: 8 – 9 weeks

Preferred Growing Medium: It normally grows into a stocky and non-branchy plant with a strong central cola, but there is also a more Christmas tree-like phenotype that takes more after the Skunk.

Patient Expectations

Scent: Piney and hashy, it doesn’t have a strong aroma during growth but it increases in pungency after curing.

Flavor: Thick, sharp, and hashy, with a pine element

Effects: Mazar is known for being a rather heady Indica, thanks to the Skunk influence.  The effects really depend upon phenotype, as the Skunk-heavy pheno can simply feel like Skunk, with the typical mood-elevating, goofy, spacey effects.  The more standard pheno is still an Indica that works with a lighter hand, simply relaxing the body heavily and not forcing the user to sleep, but rather easing them into a deep sense of relaxation, both mentally and physically.  

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Mazar-i-Shariff – Green Belly Co-Op – March 2010