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Cactus Breath from Abundant Organics/Oasis

July 18, 2019

Like a dessert jubilee comes the sentimental and brain-bending mayhem of Cactus Breath, a doppelganger Indica of both starry-eyed jouissance and deep undertow. The strain is known for strong long-lasting high on both sides of the cerebral/body spectrum, making for a quintessential summer strain. We were excited to review the local version found at Oasis Dispensaries grown by Abundant Organics, whose selection was particularly exploding with terpenes. 

The nuggets were huge and dense, absolutely blanketed with crystals, with a full beard of Baltic amber hairs. True to form, the strain combined the sweet and creamy Mendo Breath with the earthy…

Gorilla Glue #4 from Epic Remedy

July 18, 2019

Gorilla Glue #4 (GG4) is a sativa-dominant sucker-punch, not for the faint of heart. The strain, which gets its moniker from the resinous adhesive-like stickiness of its crystal cover, is a common top shelf selection at Colorado establishments but not one always done right. That’s one reason it was a treat to sample Epic Remedy’s crop, known for the tenacious potency, and we were not disappointed.  

   The buds were pale, dense but spongy, and well-trimmed. With bright orange hairs and a full mask of crystals, she’d been cured to perfection and the jar could barely hide it. She exploded with…

Purple Cherry Ultra Refined Live Resin from Quality Choice

July 18, 2019

The process to create Ultra Refined Live Resin produces an immaculate and smooth product that makes you feel like you’re dabbing silk in Monte Carlo. Even better, it amplifies the purest of tastes from the bud, a thrilling palate when you’re talking about the lip-smacking berry Koolaid flavors of Cherry Cream Pie #5 and Purple Punch. Together they make an indica-dominant hybrid that is as delicious as it is powerful, and we were able to pick up a sample from Quality Choice.

We critics recognize both parents for their taste, but this was different. A bit like smelling the creamy…

White Cindy 99 from Three Rivers

July 18, 2019

A sativa-hybrid of mad potency, White Cindy 99 offers something that most highs, debilitating as they are, cannot: the simultaneous escape from a crazy reality with a razor-sharp focus that rivals energy drinks or other methods of meditation. An amalgamation of The White and Cindy 99, the flower is an ideal day-strain for any connoisseur, and we were delighted to try some from Three Rivers. 

Critics couldn’t help but fawn over the frostiness of the girthy buds. Each dusted everything it touched with the same sandy trichomes that caught our eyes in the first place; our fingers, the rolling tray…

Alien OG Kush w/ SHO in PALM CONE from AOM

July 18, 2019

It’s been a little while since we saw any Alien mutants through these parts; the once-common Chemdawg derivative is now fairly rare (save a couple of “sightings” here and there). But one variation, Alien OG Kush is a permanent fixture at AOM, and we recently got to sample the harvest in an SHO Palm Cone (rolled with bubble hash), ultimately boosting our experience tenfold. Let’s just say, it made a good summer afternoon great.

A savvy alternative to your typical cannagar, these leaf-wrapped cones are available in a bunch of other strains, all with organic flower, and each concentrate extracted…

Gorilla Glue #4 from Oasis

May 21, 2019

Gorilla Glue #4 is a potent hybrid worth the trip to Oasis, especially if you’re into crystals. Heralding from a Chemsis, Chocolate Diesel and Sour Dubb background, there’s a reason it got named after the popular adhesive: stickiness from mega trichome-cover had this morsel nearly dripping. We couldn’t help but note how scrumptious the bud appeared; the huge bulbous bracts and dark fiery hairs were sugar-coated as if dusted at a bakery and hand-trimmed to perfection.

Thankfully, sweetness paired strangely well with the stench of glue, which permeated the bud, but not in a bad way. The aroma filled the…

Green Crack from Kind Meds

May 21, 2019

Forget any flags for political correctness, no one questions the justification for Green Crack’s name, christened by Snoop Dogg himself over two decades ago (according to legend). The flower is tour de force, if not a rite of passage for the average toker--many of us critics had a story to tell of the first time we acquired a satchel. Kind Meds definitely sets a high standard for the bud, which is already known for its full-body, full-heady soaring.

Our sample nuggets were soft, “very Skunk #1-ish” in shape, and boasted a vivid cascade of greens to dark blue, technicolor against…

Sundae Driver #10 from Quality Choice

May 21, 2019

  Sundae Driver #10 is a suitable name for this hybrid, a double entendre that conjures both a lackadaisical traveler, and the ice-cream sundae-like creaminess of its flavor. The combination of parents Grape Pie and Fruity Pebbles OG makes for a strain you can bring to a light breakfast wake ‘n bake, or, enjoy as evening “dessert strain.” Either way, you’re not going anywhere quick.

  Quality Choice graciously supplied us with flower; the huge, spongy nuggets looked almost painted blue and gray in mysterious shades dotting a sugary landscape. They were “the kind of the  bud to impress your out-of-state friends,”…

Headstash from Epic Remedy

May 21, 2019

GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies) is so common in stores that it’s always refreshing to try a new take. The Colorado-inspired Headstash combines that popular strain with Cherrie Pie and KarmaRado OG--both state creations--as well as Biker Kush. An indica with crazy mental magnitude, our first crack at this super-rare specimen came just in time for 4/20, with a beautiful nugget from Epic Remedy.

The morsels were chunky and spongy, perfectly cured and neatly trimmed right down the bud. They broke apart very nicely, without crumbling to dust. Her aroma was complex and ranged from sweet lemon-pine to musky dark…

Lucinda Williams from 3 Rivers

May 21, 2019

Nowadays, Lucinda Williams may be more infamous than its parent, Willy’s Wonder (a “signature” Willy Nelson). She packs a pair of wallops, on both ends of the spectrum, with characteristics from a sativa Cinderella 99 lineage too. The result is a social, easy-going hybrid, perfect for making close connections with those around you, whilst meandering a lazy river that only slows over time.

We were jazzed to try a sample from Three Rivers. The nugs were sticky and covered in trichs, but perfectly groomed and brilliant like a “putting green.” Floral and tart, her tropical sour smell--reminiscent of sun-dried mango…

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