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Garlicane from Oasis/AZ Nectar

November 22, 2019

A name can mean everything or nothing about a strain, which got us deeply pondering when this huge sample nug came our way from Oasis in Phoenix. As a moniker, “Garlicane” is so specific that we just had to see how well it lived up to its name. And live, it did. An amalgamation of GMO Cookies and Slurricane, this mutant is essentially an immense variety of hybrids and landraces squeezed into a complex lineage, all coming together in a well-rounded but heavy indica that satisfies both ends of the spectrum. 

   The selection resembled Wonderland-grown cloves. The nugs were pleasantly…

Punch Breath from La Bodega

November 22, 2019

Punch Breath takes the concept of the purple flower to the next level, thanks to a complex lineage that delivers bits and pieces from all over the globe. The essence not just typical berry, but carries a sugary-tartness, with spicy vanilla musk. It’s not just purple, but wears glimmering shades from pink to blue. It’s not just a narcotic indica stone, but one that carries with it all the far-out weirdness you’d want from a balanced hybrid. It’s just...better. 

   Our shimmering nugs from La Bodega were solid and spongy, with a whole technicolor assortment of frosty hues like a handful…

Sizzurp from Doctor's Orders

November 22, 2019

Sometimes you need an indica that won’t immediately subdue you into oblivion - why not get the functionality you need while your pain relief is in full swing! One flower that makes that work is Sizzurp, a connoisseur’s strain that combines the joyful euphoria of GSC child Cookies and Cream with the Bubba Kush-derived Spirit in the Sky, all tied together in a fruity, spastic yet relaxed melange. We received our sample from Doctor's Orders and excitedly sat down late afternoon, with to-do list in hand.

   The jar bubbled with a fruity essence that filled the room like a freshly…

Ecto Cooler from Three Rivers

November 22, 2019

You know that feeling where you “think” you’re flying through life during a stone, and don’t realize you’re still cruising over in the slow lane? That’s a good way to describe the funky indica Ecto Cooler, a strain as cool as it sounds, with a heavy-hitting high that zaps the pain away all day long. It comes from parents East Coast Panama Chunk -- a strain that gets you through that long day without burnout -- and TK Stardawg, another mood-boosting, uplifting soar of a high. 

   Our bouquet from Three Rivers was dazzling. The buds were bushy and tight, holidazzling…

Dirty Taxi from Epic Remedy

November 22, 2019

Little is known about Dirty Taxi, a very obscure and unknown indica-leaning hybrid from Epic Remedy that allegedly comes from a cross of GMO (Cookies) and Chem I95. The combination of starry-eyed euphoria and social psychedelia--served with a doubled-down essence of sour, diesel fuel flavor-- will leave you stumbling, if not planted firm in one place, dissolved in a hypnosis, with focus and mind running adrift. In other words, on a taxi ride to the abyss. 

   Our sample buds were vibrant, bright and furry little morsels, heavy in our hands like dead-weights and coated with crystals “like ice gathering on…

Wizard Breath Raw Rosin from CEC using AOM Flower

November 22, 2019

Wizard Breath flower looks like it sounds. Combining the stinky Grandpa Breath and violet buds of Blissful Wizard, it’s a purple, iridescent gem that teems with skunky citrus and cream, and looks like the frozen breath of a winter warlock. Few carry its concentrate form, so we felt honored to sample the raw rosin processed by Colorado Extract Company (CEC), using Altitude Organic Medicine’s organic, top-shelf crop. 

   The specimen was amazingly crystal clear and smooth, like a delicate shaving of light golden butter. Nearly transparent (CEC recommends refrigeration until serving to keep that clarity), she was sticky at room temperature…

OGeez Gummies from Copia

September 17, 2019

The first thing you’ll immediately realize about Copia’s OGeez gummies, is that these aren’t just the best infused candies around--they are literally the best in the history of gummies (if anything you’ll have to fight the temptation to keep eating them)! These made-from-scratch, produced-to-order sweets are batched only when each dispensary makes an order, meaning they’re always fresh and juicy. Talk about giving Willy Wonka a run for his money.

We were excited to review the Orange Creamsicle flavor. Like other OGeez varieties (Watermelon, Tropical Mix and Raspberry Orange), the complex dichotomy on the palate was almost overshadowed by its…

Tropicana Cookies from Aeriz/Oasis

September 16, 2019

If you’re like us, the name Tropicana Cookies doesn’t necessarily conjure images of a purple gumdrop-like flower smelling of Cascade hops. But then you have to realize these refined genetics combine the already-maddening exotica of Durban Poison and OG Kush of GSC (formerly Girl Scout Cookies) and the coastal skunk of Tangie, pretty-much pushing the envelope on flavor in this zinger of a sativa-leaning hybrid. We were super-excited to procure a sample of the strain grown by Aeriz (and stocked at local Oasis Dispensaries). 

The nugs were dense, true to their cookie lineage, bushy with dark violet leaves, bright orange…

Animal Roadkill #3 from Epic Remedy

September 16, 2019

There’s a reason you’ve probably never heard of Animal Roadkill #3: it is a completely rare phenotype, grown locally only (to our knowledge) by Epic Remedy, who were kind enough to grace us with a sample. The name and appearance had us conjecturing on the exact genetic makeup (we assume an Animal Cookies x Roadkill cross) but whatever the true background, one thing was true: this indica will glaze you over in the evening like a hot bath.

The small bright nugs were sprinkled with dark eggplant-colored splotches and littered with thick red hairs amidst a milky way of crystals…

A Cut Above - Celebrating a Decade in Colorado

September 16, 2019

This September marks the ten-year anniversary of one of Colorado’s finest establishments, A Cut Above. As pioneers, founded during the very first days of regulated cannabis, they offer a true refuge for the genuine cannabis connoisseur, with selection and atmosphere refined and perfected over the last decade. There's no B.S. here, no fluff. The bud is award-winning, and the customer service, worthy of our highest praise to those who reach out to Cannapages for store recommendations.

It can be difficult to choose a dispensary, especially when there's a handful nearby-- but here’s a secret: go where the locals go --…

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