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Sweet Afghani Delicious (SAD) Medical Marijuana Strain Review
From: Total Health Concepts (Denver Location)
Type: Heavily Indica hybrid, Black Domina x Afghan S1 from Sweet Seeds (Spain)
Appearance: (7.5/10) A bit nondescript from a distance, this strain really sparkled once a light was cast on it or it was under the camera lens — there are trichs everywhere, even on the thin wispy pistils that shoot out in all directions. The sample was a tad on the leafy side just in structure (Indicas often are), but the nugs were fairly tight and had a solid manicure.
Aroma: (8.5/10) Totally unexpected except for that it was in the name, this strain was extremely sweet-smelling, reminding us of movie theater red rope licorice or a strawberry fruit roll-up — wonderful sweet, fruity scent with no trace of the normal musk seen in the parent strains. Truly a top-notch smell package for people who like sweet and fruity… the pungency is quite remarkable as well.
Taste: (6.5/10) Though one reviewer picked up some sweetness, this one was thought to be mainly earthy and much more reminiscent of the usual Afghani varietals. This one had a variety of woodsy and earthy tastes but also a twang that reminded one reviewer of fancy cheeses. It was a rather smooth smoking experience but left a medium gray ash and likely could’ve used a slightly longer flush.
Effects: Truly a pure Indica/Afghani experience, this strain provided great relaxation properties throughout the body and mind, but especially in the upper back/shoulder/neck area, which felt particularly nice. A creeping head effect (one reviewer mentioned a “headband feeling”) was mostly concentrated in the eyes and also led to a slightly slow and goofy mental state with an elevated mood. Once the main potency passed, it felt extremely functional though relaxing, finishing back at a normal energy level.
Duration: Medium, 2 – 2.5 hours
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Muscle tension and pain relief, mental relaxation, mood elevation, possible sleep aid in higher dosages, ocular relief, and hypertension.
Overall: Unexpectedly sweet and fruity, this strain will certainly please those patients who place smell on the top of their list of qualities to look for. But even if that’s not your thing, the effects were genuinely enjoyed by all of the staff, especially as a late-day or night-time med when relaxation is the goal. A very interesting strain indeed, though we wish the duration was a little longer.
Romulan x Chemo Medical Marijuana Strain Review
From: The Wellness Shop
Type: Heavy Indica Hybrid, Romulan is a special California Indica and Chemo is a BC medical scene strain from the 1970′s
Third Dimension (3D) Medical Marijuana Strain Review
From: Pure Medical Dispensary
Type: Sativa-dominant Hybrid, Apollo 13 x Jack the Ripper from TGA Seeds
Full Spectrum Laboratories cannabinoid testing data is available for all of Pure’s strains, so please stop by the shop to see where the most recent harvests shook out.
Appearance: (8/10) Though its structure was slightly on the wispy side, this strain gleamed with trichomes and caught our eye from the display case. The coloring was a standard mix of rich Sativa light green and darker leaves with slender orange pistils — the harvest timing was very nice, with about 15% ambered trichomes. With a good manicure and a nicely dry texture, this was an easy smoke.
Aroma: (8.5/10) Reminding us of expensive hand soaps and dryer sheets, the aroma from the 3D was a relatively sweet pine-citrus sharpness. with a little whiff of skunk The sweet elements came out more after a grind, but it was relatively pungent even in the jar.
Taste: (8/10) Much like the aroma but less pungent, the flavor was an odd, yet appealing mix of chemical pine and an almost flowery/perfumed sweetness. We wish it was more pungent, but it was a bit of an ethereal taste. This strain caused coughing in all reviewers to varying degrees and was a little on the harsh side overall despite the near-white final ash.
Effects: Likely in part due to the coughing that we all experienced, this strain began with a typical rush of warmth and pressure to the head and face, with quite a bit of perspiration around the eyes and brow — the head also felt light and floaty, like a jack-in-the-box. The primary mental effect was a sense of an almost frenzied focus that would jump between things but rarely stayed on the “important” ones… a scatter-brained focus if that makes sense. Due to that, the energy didn’t feel particularly productive and left us unsure what to really do with ourselves at times. That eventually passed and left a much more focused and productive state, though without the buzzing energy… this med left us feeling a little drained by the end.
Duration: Medium, 2 – 2.5 hours
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) A bit strange and unsettling at times, this strain was all about the energy at first, but the mental focus wasn’t there to back it up. There was a lot of ocular attention, and we also noticed a little uptick in creativity and some anti-nausea properties. Genetically, this strain is known to be good for RSD, MS, and fibromyalgia symptoms.
Overall: The “bag appeal” for this one was very high, and it caught our attention amongst Pure’s 20 or so other strains in the display case, which speaks to that. A complex taste and smell package led into a supremely energetic but unfocused state that may be good for creativity but made it a little difficult to deal with daily tasks. This was a very strongly Sativa experience, complete with slight “crash” at the end — people who cannot handle the racy varieties should steer clear of this one, as that was its main property.
Coup d’Etat Medical Marijuana Strain Review
Type: Indica-dominant Hybrid, Coup de Grace (Maui, Shiskaberry, Blueberry, Mystery Female) x White Widow Max male (?)
Appearance: (8/10) Not outwardly as frosty-looking and tight as the sample we received from its mother plant (the Coup de Grace), this one was a little loose in structure, but it made for a pretty striking appearance and left the hands sticky after handling. Dark army greens overall blended with thick ropey orange pistils — the tall, just-on-the-verge-of-ambered trichomes weren’t that apparent until under the scope. We did come across many tiny seeds hidden in the calyxes, which was the only real flaw.
Aroma: (8.5/10) This sample carried strong notes of peaches and blueberries along with a little of the saccharine sweet you find in Bubblegum strains. An interesting almost liquor-like menthol sweet bite was present as well, with above-average pungency overall.
Taste: (7/10) While it was difficult to pick up (one review reported no taste), we were able to notice a floral and ethereal berry sweetness with hints of smokey almost tequila-like flavor. Perhaps due to the tiny seeds, the taste went downhill quickly after the first 2 hits. It was rather smooth even though it was pretty expansive, and it burned to a nicely light gray/white ash to finish.
Effects: A warm body and a nearly spinning head started us off with this one, a nice sting of potency right at the beginning that was felt mainly in the head and eyes, which filled up with mild pressure and lasted almost the entire first hour. After that hour had passed, it retreated to a fairly neutral yet relaxed state where mood wasn’t necessarily enhanced but not soured either. Mentally relaxed an pain-free, but a little slow and dull-feeling, the latter part of the med did feel more on the Indica side, which we had been waiting for based on the White Widow Max father.
Duration: Medium, about 2.5 hours
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) One reviewer was dealing with major anxiety issues that were even upsetting his stomach, and this med melted that away within 10 minutes… superb anti-anxiety med. Aside from that, nobody was really thinking about pain while medicated, and it provided quality relaxation overall as well as strong ocular attention.
Overall: When we got this sample, Dr. Blaze informed us that this was the first real batch ready for the public and that it will be receiving lots of attention and improvements over the coming months. That jives with our experience for sure, as it appeared that this one just didn’t quite reach the genetic potential it holds. The Coup mother was one of the nicest in-house creations we’ve come across, and with the Widow potency, we were expecting a little more of a slam/couchlock experience. But it remained mostly heady (though having GREAT anti-anxiety and solid body relaxation properties), leaving us functional though a little dull-feeling… can’t wait to see this one in its completely dialed-in form.