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LSD (Delta 9)

Written by tlh on June 15th, 2010. Posted in A-, Blog, Delta 9 Caretakers, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, Reviews

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LSD Medical Marijuana Strain Review

FromDelta 9 Caregivers

Grade:  A-

Type:  Strongly Indica-Dominant, Mazar x Skunk #1 from Barney’s Farm Seeds

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (8/10)  A rather appealing sample, this strain was a dark Indica green that looked almost yellow or white due to the amount of trichome coverage.  There was also some purpling on the guard leaves, leaving us to guess that the plant including vegetation would likely have had a very pretty dark purple cast.  The color experience is completed by a collection of long, thin, tendril-like orange and red pistils that snake themselves throughout the calyxes.  Moderately dense but rather dry, this sample sent trichomes flying everywhere whenever it was handled.  Very nice sample overall, though it didn’t “wow” us.

Aroma:  (7/10)  Though we found it lacking in pungency, this strain still packed a very pleasant aroma that was mostly reminiscent of pine cleaner and a bit of citrus with some smell of vegetation.  It didn’t broadcast much at all, but rewarded us with some pungency after being cut up or ground.

Taste: (6/10)  Again not a particularly pungent strain (perhaps the Mazar’s Afghanica lineage put the brakes on some of the Skunk’s normal flavors), our review staff mostly picked up on a strange sort of hickory/smoky taste along with a bit of skunkiness and hashy flavors.  It was never a very pungent taste and left one reviewer wondering what he had actually tasted, so look elsewhere if you want a super-tasty strain.  We have had this strain before from a different non-dispensary grow (and most likely a different phenotype) and it had a very pleasing and sweet taste, so don’t totally write the strain off as lacking taste, but it isn’t ever going to impress you the way a tropical Sativa would, as Indicas simply often lack the complex terpenes that allow for more complex and pungent flavors.  The smoke was quite expansive and of moderate harshness, but was thought to be pretty neutral overall, getting middle-of-the-road marks all-around.  The sample burned to a pretty clean-looking mix of white and dark gray, an 8/10 on the cleanliness scale.

Effects:  True to its name, this strain had a bit of a trippy cerebral quality to it, with an increase in visual acuteness and energy as well as a sense of mental spaciness, which made doing simple tasks a bit more difficult than they would’ve been otherwise.  This strain weirdly seemed to reside almost entirely in the face and body, with sensations experienced in the teeth, jaw, and face, especially in the early portions (enough so that one reviewer said it made him somewhat uncomfortable and caused some tension).  The spacey feeling in the head died down after the initial attack and left the review staff with a very relaxed body that was capable of standing and being active or sitting and being lazy.  An almost analgesic and numbing feeling came on as it wore on, and our reviewers noticed great relief for back pain and tension – along with that came a late-arriving feeling behind the eyes that carried into the somewhat ‘down’ ending of the effects.

Duration:  Long, 2.5 – 3 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Rather strong analgesic properties, felt numbing in face, mouth, and lower back.  It was also good for fatigue (initially), general relaxation (as it wore on), and body looseness (we felt it would be good before exercising).

Overall:  A strain that would really be great for patients experiencing pain (we imagine that it would help with dental work and toothaches, given its strong focus on the mouth area), this Mazar and Skunk cross is a weirdly cerebral and energetic Indica-dominant strain.  The initial impression is trippy and mind-altering but gives way to a supremely medicating but fairly clear-headed body high that lasted a solid 2.5 hours.  Leaving our reviewers feeling loose, relaxed, and ready to encounter the world, this is a great choice for all but the most Sativa-leaning patients and would be especially good for day-to-day aches and pains without leaving a cloudy or sleepy cloud hanging over your head.  While the taste was a bit of a mixed bag, we’ve had very tasty versions of this strain in the past, so the possibility is there for an A or A+ type of sample given this strain’s strong medicinal properties.

Colorado Cough (Delta 9)

Written by tlh on June 14th, 2010. Posted in A-, Blog, Delta 9 Caretakers, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

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Colorado Cough Medical Marijuana Strain Review

FromDelta 9 Caregivers

Grade:  A-

Type:  ~60/40 Sativa-Dominant Hybrid, NL #5 x Haze #17

Price:  $50/8th

Appearance:  (7/10)  Not a super-pretty strain, this one was comprised mostly of bumbly dense round nugs that were covered in an above-average amount of trichs.  It was mostly a darker green with deep red pistils and it had a very professional manicure and a classic look.  What was most impressive about this strain were the massive amounts of ambered trichomes, which were all that could be seen in some instances with the scope.  Unfortunately, with that longer harvest time came some immature seed development, which may have negatively affected the smoking experience and flavor.

Aroma:  (7/10)  Not a very pungent aroma, this strain smelled like an odd blend of earthy smells (especially wet leaves and loamy soil) with a strange citrusy fruity bite.  There wasn’t much smell to speak of in the jar/bag, but it blew up a little bit when ground or cut up… it was never a room-filling scent though.

Taste: (5/10)  Fairly major disagreement on the flavor here… one reviewer really enjoyed it, and the other did not.  But both picked up many of the same earthy qualities as the smell, with the one who didn’t like picking up more on that and the hashy qualities.  The reviewer who enjoyed it picked up more of a citrus taste that reminded him of lime zest.  There may have been any number of reasons for the taste differences, but our guess would be the smoking method, as it was IncrediBowl vs. normal pipe (good flavor through IncrediBowl).  As far as the smoke itself, it was thick and made us cough badly, both from a moderate harshness and possibly due to the lineage, as there was that familiar cough throat tickle.

Effects:  There was no disagreement here – this strain is a certified creeper.  After nearly 15 minutes of relative inactivity, we weren’t really sure how this one was going to turn out and were worried that it was lacking potency or something.  That concern was short-lived, as a spacey Sativa mental state and a buzzing relaxed body high began coursing through the cheeks and head about 20 minutes in.  As the high wore on, it turned into more of an Indica profile, with a somewhat strong feeling in the eyes and a relaxed physical state that made our reviewers want to sit around.  A few fits of yawning and stretching and the desire to go to sleep are to be expected with this one as it develops, finally dying off and leaving the patient in a very relaxed but likely groggy state.

Duration:  Medium-Long, 2 – 2.5 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  General relaxation, mild pain relief, possibly ocular relief, anti-insomnia, big time sleep aid as it wore on.

Overall:  This strain left our review staff somewhat perplexed, both because of the different taste experiences, but also because of the dual nature of the high.  About an hour in, it was like something flipped a switch and turned it into a Hashplant, because it pretty much knocked us out and carried a strong body high with an undeniable urge to sleep.  A rookie patient might feel that this one is too much, but it would be a solid choice for the majority of MMJ patients.  It had a pretty direct purpose in the end, and that was relaxation and aiding sleep – so if that’s primarily what you’re looking for, definitely give this strain a try.

Juliet #3 (Delta 9)

Written by KindReviews on February 24th, 2010. Posted in B+, Blog, Delta 9 Caretakers, Reviews, Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

From: Delta 9 (JLP’s Juliet)

Grade: B+

Type: Hybrid (C99 femal x NYC Diesel male)

Price: $40/8th

Appearance:  Nice, not the prettiest but well manicured and dry.

Aroma:  Very pleasant following grind.  Familiar but not easy, maybe a sweet dried berry.

Taste: :  Still berry taste but more of a potpourri when smoked. Lasting after taste.

Buzz Type:  Energetic and talkative, could be motivated to get up and go, but also a perfect watch a movie strain. Comfortable in public.

Buzz Length: :  Medium. 1 – 1.5 hours with a half hour of lingering effect.  (Seemed to last longer when Vaporized?)

Medicinal Use: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) )  Would suggest to help with anxiety and antisocial ailments.  Some mild pain relief…or forgetting.

Overall:  Really like this specimen, and the name is fitting.  You can take her on any date you like – active, chatty, or movie.  Can’t ask for much more, except a longer buzz length.