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April 1, 2015
Denver, CO
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Published on January 17, 2015

Chunky D is not just a diesel; it is a hybrid of polar extremes, the pure indica Deep Chunk and the invigorating sativa Sour Diesel. Both have distinctive hallmarks each to their own, exciting to witness right off the bat from our sample from Buddies Wellness. Dark, she wore splotches of indigo amidst mysterious green clusters of leaves, and full reddish beard. The bud was sweet and sugary, with the botanical tart of the Deep Chunk pine, musky spice and all. Her palate was woody, even like caramel chocolate.

  From the first go, our heads skyrocketed into a spacy fog, a combination heavy weight, juxtaposed with the Sour D jolt of lightning at the same time. It was refreshingly unexpected. The first few minutes took an eternity to return to what felt like a functional normalcy, but not without a certain calm. We slowly returned to a fantastical mental plane…

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Published on January 17, 2015

In almost every issue we critique a strain bearing a moniker from Star Wars lore. Many celebrate the recognized icons like Skywalker and Death Star, while nerdier ganja gurus go for alien strains like Ewok, Chewbacca, and the aptly-named Ponda Baba. So we were excited to introduce ourselves to Wookie--signature bud from A Cut Above--and a furry, plump specimen with dark hues like eggplant, all shimmering in frost. “She was like a crystallized ginger tree with caramel tentacles,” wrote one critic. “Her aromas reminded me of sweet coffee and crisp air on a snowy morning.”

  Wookie’s high was romantic and nostalgic, one for good friends and stories of yore. Like old wise folk we stood around a mid-afternoon fire pit to warm our winter chills. The camaraderie was immediately engaging and we couldn’t help but share personal memories, like tales of sneaking away to chief on birthdays and holidays in…

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Published on January 17, 2015

Circulating around the state’s extract market these days is the new medical-company Colorado Extract Company (CEC), fresh on the menu but certainly not strangers to process. The company takes a proud artisan approach: they are best known for their fresh frozen, hand-trim water hash. Our sample, from the Lemon Skunk strain, carried the fresh, salubrious look of sun-bleached brown sugar in tiny crumbles. Within the jar lingered notes of grape soda, while the sample itself revealed a creamy-tart bouquet of cowberry and orange.

  On the editor’s sampling table were both rig and vapor pen - she puffed smoothly either way. “I’m goin’ on a journey,” the first reviewer announced to the rest upon exhaling, and fell backward into his recliner. No matter the size of the dab, the head-rush was psychedelic. We were all floored.

  That first hit was so pulverizing that no one needed more. For those of us…

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Published on January 17, 2015

An exotic melange of worldy tastes, Sweet Tooth combines the Afghan desert, Nepali highlands and Hawaiian tropics to produce an unforgettable, award winning-hybrid and suitable staple in any strain repertoire. She last won the High Times Cup just after the turn of the millenium, but still stays a dependable favorite on the market--with notable quality coming from Red Eye Relief.

  Our sample was bearded in red, crystal-covered and meaty but not leafy. Her aroma was a mixture boysenberry and citrus, with bud’s signature attribute of sugary perfume. Smoked, the taste was more floral, pine, slightly earthy “but not dirty--more alive and pungent like a subdued mountain fir.”

  Sweet Tooth’s first hit was clean and thought-provoking; we were struck with a million sensations at once. The brain overload led to a moving, interactive rhythm that eventually turned into intense video game competition and beer drinking. We were electrified with fidgety energy…

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Published on January 17, 2015

Never in our history of reviewing edibles have we felt compelled to invoke the White Rabbit in any reviews - but that changed when Chai High Iced Tea came to town. Even those who avoid iced tea will want to try this one, if not for the delusional and utterly fantastic experience. No other “extreme” version of any Colorado beverage has the both mega-cannabinoids (~317 total mg in this case) and such actual punch. It might not conjure dreams of talking caterpillars or flamingo croquet, but that all depends on how much you drink.

  The combination, palate-wise, was a sort of hard-to-down, but an easy shooter for low-tolerance critics. Most of us decided to drink the whole bottle. It was 3 hours after lunch. 1st effects were felt within five minutes, after only a few swigs. Disoriented, we couldn’t help but fidget. A pacifying narcotic buzz set in, focusing levity…

Cannabis Reviews
Published on November 2, 2014

With a name that suggests a climax or finale, Grand Fire OG is an OG Kush variety specifically bred for potency, and a distinguished bushy red beard; both characteristics contribute to the name. Our specimen came from Buddy Boy, true to traditional appearance: she was a redhead, covered in clusters of hair across her dark and condensed buds. The firmly-stacked calyxs broke apart easily, releasing a light, berry and botanical aroma. When ground, and smoked, she revealed notes of citrus and mint, pleasurable but not overpowering.
   The initial buzz was subdued, but creeping tides overtook us like giant undertow, completely out of nowhere. “After a few minutes, I was super-ripped,” wrote one critic. “It was really a kicker for first-smoke of the day.” The surprise surge continued “beyind the eyes,” wrote one, “late-arriving but right away thought-provoking.” In all, despite the OG appearance, she “crept like a G13” and…

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Published on November 2, 2014

Imagine if you got a helping of Birthday Cake Kush every year instead of an actual cake? Most cadets would call it a fair trade, especially if the indica comes fully cured, reeking of fresh-baked cake, with an emphasis on frosting.
   Our sample from Fox Street definitely delivered both in aroma and taste. The bud was tightly grown, neon green and frosty with tiny orange hairs like fiery stubble. When ground, sweet and creamy notes filled the room, reminiscent of a bakery (some smelled “donuts,” others, “cinnamon rolls,” in addition to pastries).
   The first hit was “not overbearing, but came with a nice kick.” Curiously enough, some of us were affected by a quick and strong onset during the first 90 seconds and thereafter, others instead felt a creeping intensity. Either way, within fifteen minutes a spacey couch-lock had planted us firmly on our haunches, in the calming…

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Published on November 2, 2014

There’s no better day-time strain than Haze, the quintessential Sativa, known for its uplifting spirit and lilt of tropical citrus. With the distinctly-bred “Tangerine” version, you know that aroma and taste will satisfy, and our sample from Medibis did just that. The bud, although a little feathery (typical of haze) was still dense, perfectly cured, not too wet or dry.
   Right out of the bag the aroma exploded. Immediately we were hit with the organic orange-tangerine aroma, like fresh-squeezed juice. Ground, a spicy, earthy musk was released, but skunky in a good way. “The terps were strong with this one,” one critic wrote.
   Her burn was clean; we attempted at first through bong but after a number of other methods, all preferred the spliff for taste). First hits throttled and warped from the get-go. Slightly cross-eyed for a minute or two, with an electric cloud starting in the…

Cannabis Reviews
Published on November 2, 2014

The Lazy Lion became a last-minute location for this year’s “Secret Cup,” so we stopped by to check out some of the club’s Orange Sour Dub shatter, an amber-honey delicacy worth acquainting yourself with. The sample was amber-honey in hue and super stable - so stable that it would shatter across the room if not careful. Her aroma was nonchalant--lightly floral, even spicy sage tones also revealed a tart cream aftertaste.
   Most of us only required one dab but the adventurous went for two. Either way, The immediate pulverization was unexpected but enjoyable. “Respect the strength,” wrote one reviewer. “This one’s a heavy hitter.” The high took full grasp of body and mind, first with an electric current that came swift and heavy. Narcotic, cerebral vibrations rocked us for at least fifteen minutes, bringing waves of  pain-alleviation and general cognitive cloudiness. The experience was climbing for another 30 minutes…

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Published on November 2, 2014

From Sean Tron
Winner of the 2014 710 Cup

Sean Tron, a local hash-maker, claimed the title of this year’s 710 Cup, with his Pre-Jilly made from trim from The Health Center. We were fortunate enough to try some of Sean’s San Fernando Valley OG Kush shatter, which he aims to launch as a flagship selection from Craft Concentrates, his new company. After sampling his talent first-hand, we can’t wait to see what other concentrates or infused products he has up his sleeve.
   She arrived sticky and malleable, with full stretch and snap when broken. The see-through, glossy amber was immediately tempting “Wow! Gorgeous color - a blondie!” one enthusiastic critic noted. Although not extremely profound, the sample carried the perfume of sugary citrus and Dahlia flowers.
   Not surprisingly, this was a powerful treat. The first 20 minutes were exhilarating, right from  first dab. Starting in the back…

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