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Ecto-Cooler from Three Rivers Organic

May 11, 2016

With a name that vividly conjures images of Slimer and the Ghostbusters, one hit of Ecto Cooler will send you straight into the spirit world. Widely revered for producing some of the tastiest and most unique strains, Three River Organics have simply outdone themselves with this incredibly powerful indica.

She was a dense nug, like an impenetrable pine thicket, emerald in color and splashed with the glitter of trichomes. A coarse layer of burnt sienna pistils weaved throughout. Subtle aromas of pine, earth and even citrus casually made introductions even before she was put to the grind. Once broken apart…

Cookies Kush from Canna Meds

May 11, 2016

If you’re looking for a potent indica hybrid worthy of a Cannabis Cup, feast your sweet tooth on Cookies Kush from Canna Meds. This powerful offspring of Girl Scout Cookies and OG Kush produces a relaxing and pain-alleviating high that is second to none. And, like all other award-winning strains from Canna Meds, you can actually taste the full bloom, quality flush and cure.

Dense and resistant to a good squeeze, the buds were tight and fluffy little green rocks. Fantastic amber pistil stubble curled around the compact nugs as a protective coat of arms to the cream-colored crystal-cover. A…

Sour Diesel from Canna Meds Wellness

February 6, 2016

Sour Diesel has worked hard to become one of the most popular and potent staples on the shelf. A Mexican Sativa and Chemo cross, true Sour D should be distinguishable by smell from the next room. Our noses were flooded with that same enticing essence from the moment we popped open our sample from CMW.

Covered with dense pockets of glimmering crystals, the fluffy flower broke apart smoothly and even packed firmly without a grind. Notes of citrus, if not, oakwood, accompanied the thick smoke, with sweet and spicy aftertaste.

Upon first spark came disempowerment that left us a bit…

Girl Scout Cookies from Chronic Therapy

February 6, 2016

Everyone knows you can’t just eat one Girl Scout Cookie without the urge to finish off a whole box. Take a thick nugget with an illustrious range of violet hues, diamond crystal cover and phenomenal star anise aroma that fills the entire house--and you’ll find yourself in a similar predicament, loading bowl after bowl. Such it was with Chronic Therapy’s version of the strain, which was masterfully cured, and carried the fragrance of blood orange.

  Wow. We only needed one hit. That was clear from the first spark. It totally ripped right off the bat, tickling the throat. An electrical…

Gorilla Glue #4 Rosin from Altitude Organic Medicine

February 6, 2016

If you’ve ever wandered aimlessly through a dispensary, unsure of what savvy new delicacy to sample, it pays big to think outside the box. Gorilla Glue #4 Rosin from Altitude Organic Medicine (AOM) is one of those prime examples. With the potent genetics of Chemsis, Chocolate Diesel and Sour Dubb, this award-winning favorite just got a verdant makeover by AOM’s solventless experts.

Our sample came to us with the appearance of a luxurious boutique-made soap, pungently peppery, and sticky as the actual adhesive. With a pleasantly surprising simplicity, the viscosity made for a nice dab; very little was left on…

Grapefruit Crush from Sinsemilla Gardens

February 6, 2016

A hearty serving of Grapefruit Crush is just the fruity boost a discerning cannabis enthusiast needs for breakfast. This potent sativa from Sinsemilla Gardens combines the uplifting and energetic effects of a mild sugar rush, yet somehow keeps you calm and focused enough to get through the day without looking like a clumsy sidewalk philosopher.

  Our sample nugget was covered in bright orange pistils like a fiery orangutan. As we broke up the bud, a massive trichome trove unfolded in surprise splendor. It wasn’t until the initial grind that the trademark sweet citrus and grapefruit fully unlocked in the air…

Elephant from Colorado BestBudz

February 6, 2016

Elephant is truly a beast of a bud from Colorado BestBudz that will take you on a mellow ride through the trichome jungle. This stunning indica showcased trademark eggplant-colored leafage and bronze pistils, both weaved nonchalantly throughout a dense nuggetry. The sugary specimen filled the room with an unmistakable scent of sweet berries and grapefruit.

With a slow squeeze, the super sticky sponge-like buds adhered to our fingers and easily conformed to any shape we pressed into them. Once broken apart, the scent transformed into steely accents of pine; “if changed my impression dramatically,” said one critic, “and put me…

Critical Mass from Mr. Nice Guys

February 6, 2016

 

 To call Critical Mass a hybrid may seem like a technical misnomer--after all, it is the refined combination of two recognized staples, Afghani and Skunk #1. Yet her stone careens from both extremes, from head to body, and is worth picking up if even just to grab some of the biggest nuggets on the shelf.

  Our selection from Mr. Nice Guys was as “Big Bud” as the strain’s old moniker suggested. She was dark and burly, with a firecracker appearance, sparkling in crystal and hiding purple undertones. A beautiful, floral aroma followed her from the container, sugary and brisk…

Amnesia Haze from Artisanal Medicinal

February 6, 2016

Amnesia Haze has been a top potency contender for well over a decade now, drawing upon a cross-world pedigree of Afghani, Hawaiian, Laotian and Jamaican land-races for the ultimate cerebral demolition. It’s the kind of bud that probably inspired “Flower Power” of the sixties, yet even the hippies would have been dumbfounded by the bedazzling high.

  From the get go, our sample from Artisanal Medicinal was a confectioner's dream, overladen in sweetness like candy, the cream of Haze dressed with bubblegum aromas and a slight taste of strawberry in the smoke. The same classy essence stuck to the fingers as…

Sour Maui from La Bodega at Buddies Wellness

February 6, 2016

Sour Maui conjures the image of sweet treats on sandy beaches, a sunny refuge from winter’s frost. The sativa-dominant hybrid combines the creative energy of Maui Waui with the relaxing pain-relief of Sour Diesel for a potent mixed cocktail of effects.

  Our selection from La Bodega certainly delivered that tropical punch. The bright nugs were aromatic like a fruit stand, and sprinkled with a peach fuzz of hairs and generous dusting of trichomes. When ground, the pungent scent of sweet citrus filled the room, erupting like fresh-squeezed grapefruit.

  With the first exhale, the power of Sour D hit behind the…

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