ORIGIN: Somewhere out in the Bush along the river.
GROWER: Calm ‘n Collective
APPEARANCE: Tight, dark green buds with a hint of purple.
SMELL: Earthy, and a little skunky
TASTE: earthy and solid, brings back memories of barely remembered parties around Firecracker Lake back in the 70s
EXHALE: A little more earthy
HIGH: A creeper here, comes on with a nice buzz but if you wait a few it settles in like a warm blanket on a cold winters night
OVERALL: A top shelf strain, I truly believe this could be the legendary lost strain of MTF.
Appearance: Light green, red head with lots of glitter.
Smell: Interesting, is that a Mango? Sweet and fruity like a bag of gumdrops.
Burn: Clean, tight bud holds good flavor many hits into the bowl.
Taste: OK, this got my attention. what was hinted at in the smell delivered big time on the inhale. This is a fine desert to be served by candle light, and indulgent treat that you hide in the back of the desk drawer. At this point getting high will just be a bonus, it has won me over with the taste!
Exhale: Do I have to?
High: I’ve hit the 9# Hammer, and it hit back hard, I suspect those genetics are given away in the name. Seems to have a energetic head with a powerful urge to not get up and move. And as that seems to close to my natural state anyway I’m happy to be along for the ride. Don’t be surprised when you can’t find your lighter.
Manicure: I’m going to take .5 points off here, just because I gushed all over the taste, there was almost 1/6th inch of stem.
Overall: This is one of my favorite strains this year, and I’m passing it ahead of some really excellent bud I’ve already tried, I hope to see a lot more of this popping up!
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ORIGIN: Pacific NW Roots (Original Strawberry Diesel x Alien Kush F2)
GROWER: Calm ‘n Collective
APPEARANCE: Tight, dark green buds with a hint of purple.
SMELL: Fruity, citrus, just a hint of the diesel parentage.
TASTE: earthy and solid, some nice fruit undertones.
EXHALE: A little more pronounced fruity, sweet.
HIGH: Right to the head, no creeper here, comes in like Ron Bass himself, large and in charge.
OVERALL:A top shelf strain, excellent savoring flavor and rapid onset high. Slight drymouth but no real dry eyes like I get from many strains.
Midnight Mass! (Aka: Midnight X-press)
I once again got some of this quite delightful ganj today, and while I have met her several times before before it is always a pleasure to meet old friends again.
“A legendary Kashmiri / Bubble Candy cross, Midnight Mass is like a call to prayer for all those who worship at the altar of the Ganja Gods.”
“A sweet, fruity fragrance gives way to earthier undertones, enveloping the senses.” Yea, yea, screw all that yuppie crap, this shit will knock your dick in the fucking dirt!
Just opening a bag of this will have your THC receptors salivating as the terpines crawl up your nose and give your sinuses a hand job.
This is at least this growers third crop and his game is really coming together, huge, tight buds and a great cure.
Limited run available only via select Valley connections.
Art Tic Jester, ya done good, Bro.
Strain: Midnight Mass
Breeder: Heavyweight Seeds
Grower: Art Tic Jester
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I had to take a friend to Anchorage to get his handlers card and after we visited Alaska Fireweed on 4th Ave.
As I and my friend are both friends with Ron Bass he selected one of his Calm N Collective strains to try.
Silver Buckeye has a very good appearance and delightful aroma when you open the bag, which at $75 for 3.5 grams was the most either of us have EVER paid for Buds, but that is what it is.
We were told by the delightfully attractive bud tender that this was a “Dummy” strain, that after a few hits you would start feeling dumb. OK, what the hell, we had all the important stuff finished so we could afford to get a little stoopid.
We went down by Ship Creek and found a quiet place to park (BECAUSE THERE ARE NO ONSITE CONSUMPTION AREAS!!) and loaded a bowl. Nice purply and sparkly goodness and the first toke was “Mmmm…OK.” and then on the second toke we both caught a good cough and decided that three hits was going to be just about right for the first go.
15 minutes later we were both well satisfied with the purchase (me more than him because he shelled out the dough!) and went about some Anchoraugua shopping for an hour or so. Before leaving for the Valley we pulled into a secluded spot that will go un reported (did I mention there is NO PLACE to legally smoke in Alaska other than YOUR HOME?) and finished off the bowl with a small kicker of fresh Silver Buckeye added in. Two good tokes and I was in the zone, a couple more and I would have been out looking for mushrooms in the woods for a while.
A hat tip to Ron Bass and the crew at Calm N Collective for a very nice strain, JDK Brands for good packaging and to Alaska Fireweed for having one of the best shops in Anchorage. We’ll be back! (My second time there now)
Type: Sativa Dominant
Growing Medium: Hydro
Lighting: “Those ladies basked in the light of T-5s for veg and 1000 watt air cooled HPS for bloom.” G⅁
Nutrients: “We used General Hydro for the nutrients” G⅁
Cultivator: “Arthur Abel and our Cultivator Kenny were the primary cultivators. It was grown with love.” G⅁
Smell: A citrussy floral, inviting, nothing to worry you over carrying a bag in your pocket. The terpines are not trying to claw their way out of the bag. But they are there, where they belong until you come for them.
Burn: Nicely, seems to be clean, I’ll try and update after I try it in a joint. Bowl burned down to fine, white ash. >
Taste: Very good, sort a flowery affair that plays pleasantly over the taste buds.
Exhale: Earthy…quite different than the inhale, like all that flower power got sidetracked. Some peppery nummy goodness lingers long after the exhale.
High: Oh, that’s where that flower power went! Right there…right now…two hits in and “Uhm I forgot what I was going to say…”, “Oh yea, that…uh…what were we talking about?”. High, pleased to be here, it’s a good place…once I get accustomed to this one it might prove to be an excellent working mans high.
Manicure: Well done, Greatland has been doing very well in the trimming from the few samples I’ve seen.
Overall: I was hoping to find a good, uplifiting Sativa with the brightness and clarity that I love about good Sativas and it has it. The taste is very nice, those terpines that hang around mouth for a while reminding me that two hits got me to a good place and I should resist the temptation to go back in…aww, hell, I have to give the exhale another look…as long as I’m doing the Overall I really have to try just one more for the “overall” toke.
22.91% THC-A…Eeaaaaa yea…it works. 20.62 total THC so this should be an excellent vape strain. I’ll get back to you on how that worked after I squish and vape a bud.
There are many, many ways to consume cannabis. Historically it has been burned, concentrated into hashish, distilled into oils and pressed into cakes dating back several thousand years.
- Burning: Combustion of dried cannabis flowers, or Buds, is by far the most common use. It is also one of the worst methods due to the gasses and by products of burning plant material and breathing it. Placing burning cannabis in a bowl and placing a “tent” over it used to be a medical treatment. Rolling “joints” is quite popular, small hand pipes, chillums and even tin cans and fruit can be used to toke up. Water pipes help reduce some of the transfer of heat and combustion gasses and range from under $10 to several thousands of dollars. Vaporizing is the process of raising the plant oils to their vaporization temperature which is below the combustion temperature of the plant material, eliminating the CO2 and other combustion by products.
- Hashish: The THC and CBD and many other terpenes are concentrated in trichomes, small capsules of oil that give the cannabis flower a sugar coated or frosty appearance when grown properly. These capsules are on small stalks sort of like mushrooms. Traditional separation of these trichome nodules has been by placing the plant on a fine screen and beating or shaking it.
Water extraction of trichomes has become popular with the introduction of graduated silk screen bags market under the trade name “Bubble Bags”. They use the same silk screen method used for hundreds of years only they incorporate water and ice to facilitate transfer of separated trichomes through the successive silk screen sizes.
Trichomes will, when mature, be 120 microns (triple the stalk diameter), to a maximum upwards of 135 microns. Knowing this it is then possible to utilize just a 120 micron screen to isolate the separated heads. Placing the plant material in a freezer and then further reducing the temperature with Dry Ice will cause the trichome stalks to become brittle and break off. Then a minute or two of agitation will move most of the trichomes through the silk screen.
At this point, using dry sift, bubble bag or dry ice you will be left with “kief” which can then be smoked or eaten as is or further processed into Hashish by applying heat and pressure. Heating also “carbolizes” the THC increasing the potency.
- Concentrates: Concentrating cannabis removes most or all of the crude plant material. The primary method is Solvent Extraction and the two main types are Critical CO2 and Butane.
Critical CO2 extraction produces an opaque oil retaining more terpines and therefor flavor and the interaction of various terpines.
BHO results in a translucent “honey oil” or Shatter or opaque “crumble” depending on the processing after extraction. BHO is certainly the most common method due to the low cost and small learning curve required to create a usable product.
The process of pressing “Rosin” from fresh or dried cannabis has been gaining in popularity as it requires nothing more than a way to apply high pressure and/or heat. From simple hair straighteners to elaborate heated presses people are creating excellent rosin with minimal risk or expense.
- Eating: Perhaps one of the first methods of getting THC in the body was to just eat the cannabis plant. The entire plant is edible, seeds, roots, stalks, leaves, flowers…there are no know toxins of any consequence in any part of the plant when properly grown (not using toxic chemicals). Cannabis can be made into healthy drinks, cooked into almost any food, used as a marinade, fresh leaves/buds used in salads, concentrates can be added to almost any thing. 5 to 10 milligrams is the recommended starting dosage for those new to edibles and their potentially greatly increased effects.
TYPE: Hybred: White Widow and Afghan cross with the Empress phenotype White Queen (Leafly)
ORIGIN: Bianca is a unique hybrid consisting out of three different and extremely popular strains. The famous White Widow, which is regarded as one of the most desirable marijuana strains ever produced and is a multiple Cannabis Cup winner. The Afghan strain, used to mountainous conditions, a very hardy and strong strain of cannabis, which can endure severe cold or heat. And then at last, but definitely not at least, the White Queen strain, also referred to as the Empress among the white cannabis genetics.
GROWER: JW – MatSu
APPEARANCE: Bianca is a robust woman, wide in girth and tall in stature! Large buds, not seriously dense but certainly not airy at all.
SMELL: Mild lemony aroma, grassy, nothing that really assaults the nose.
BURN: A little tar to the ash, clean and even otherwise. Nice resin ring forming about halfway into the joint.
TASTE: The lemony smell carries through, subtle, slight spice.
EXHALE: Sweet lemon, the aftertaste is distinctly sweet.
HIGH: Mild run up after second hit, after 4 tokes we could certainly tell it was there, after 5 we got into a protracted discussion that kept changing subjects…neither of us wanted another hit for quite a while, it had done it’s job well. I felt lifted, energetic without being twitchy.
MANICURE: Very close hand trimmed quite excellent buds.
OVERALL: This has become a favorite strain, in the top ten of the last year certainly. This is the second meeting with a second grower, both were from seed, The high is well balanced, nothing overpowering, a little short term…uh…that brain thing…oh yea, memory loss, but that’s…uh. Oh, it’s somewhat spacey, did I mention that? Congrats to JW and a big thank you for letting me sample this quite excellent work.
Strain: Citrus Farmer (Skunk Tangerine x Grandpas Breath F2)
Type: Afghani/South Africa roots with Granddaddy Purple (GDP) x OGKB (OG Kush Breath) on one side and Skunk Tangerine indica on the other.
Origin: Dungeon Vault Genetics
Lighting: HPS phantom lights
Nutes: grown with canna coco
Grower: Matanuska Medicine Woman
Appearance: Tight and sparkly.
Smell: The smell claws it’s way out of the bag, pungent citrus diesel smells make themselves quite known. This stuff gives you fair warning of what to expect before you even break open a bud.
Burn: Even, nice light ash. Well flushed.
Taste: The smell was a warning, it tastes a lot like it smells. I’m trying to find good things to say about the almost overpowering dank oily shop rag sqeezins mixed with lemonade made from old socks. But it gets better.
Exhale: Something certainly transpires while this stuff lingers in your lungs. Bright citrus with a mild muddy earth…gone is the Diesel, I wonder where to?
High: It seems to approach like a long train, you can just feel it down deep before you can hear it rumbling down the tracks, then you can hear the Diesel engines roaring and pretty soon it’s on you, and before you know it your sitting in a box car, along for the ride. Get comfy.
Manicure: Excellently performed.
Overall: I really like this strain for the quality of the high it provides but I need to find a way to suppress some of the Diesel taste on the draw and bring up the Citrus, I’ll try squishing a nug and see if that does the trick. There is another strain to be reviewed soon with a worst taste…or perhaps I’m just getting spoiled…this joint has misplaced itself twice before it is 1/2 gone now…bad weed! Well, good weed actually, pretty damn good weed, and even the taste seems to…no…wait, yea, it’s still there, dark and low like Texas Radio…crawling up out of the citrus bottoms like a toad croaking out love songs.