Blue Dream, originating in Northern California, is a cross between Blueberry Indica with the Sativa Haze. This Grade A strain gives you a Sativa dominant hybrid that is an absolute delight to smoke. The THC and CBD levels are on the higher side yet Blue Dream remains a great strain for beginners and veterans alike. The full-body relaxation effects from the Blueberry Indica pair with the invigorating cerebral high of the Haze Sativa for a well-rounded high that comes on strong and leaves you feeling relaxed.
One of the most popular strains on the market it has a woody and somewhat fruity flavor. Much like its Blueberry parent, this strain emits a tantalizing blueberry aroma and tastes like sweet berries. Dense buds look almost like popcorn and are typically a medium green color with clusters of orange pistils and when grown well, will be frosted with a thick layer of sticky trichomes. It is popular among day-time smokers because it doesn’t have the same sedative effects as some Indica heavy strains.
Blackberry Kush is a predominantly Indica strain and is a cross between the hybrid Blueberry strain and the pure Indica Afghani strain which produces beautiful buds with long thin orange hairs and lots of trichomes. The dense, crystal-filled buds are purple and yellow with black hues, smelling and tasting like blackberries mixed with that distinct Kush aroma. It has a very nice smooth taste that is a bit sour on the inhale and very sweet on the exhale.
Blackberry Kush is a great strain for people managing pain, sore joints, stress and insomnia thanks to its strong Indica body effects. It is those same Indica effects that also make this strain good for nighttime use and is heavily prescribed to those dealing with disorders affecting their ability to cope with stress, nervousness and anxiety. However, it might be a little too much for patients with anxiety, as it comes on very swiftly and can be a bit overwhelming. Its powerful Indica properties offer deep relaxation effects wrapped up in a delicious dense bud while the Sativa side produces powerful euphoric feelings of happiness and elevated mood.
Black Jack is an Indica dominant hybrid whose lineage springs from Black Domina, a potent Indica strain crossed with Jack Herrer, a very popular Sativa strain. By crossing two of the most powerful and premium strains, Black Jack is super potent Indica plant that produces hard, dense buds with huge, grape-like calyxes that are completely encrusted with crystals. Because of its high THC levels, this strain is very popular among medical marijuana patients who appreciate its effectiveness. This strain will more than satisfy the pickiest of connoisseurs.
The smell is slightly sweet and although not overpowering or “strong” tasting, this strain covers the palate with flavors of very tasty grape and “sour wine” leaving a lip smacking sweet aftertaste with a hint of sour lemon candy. Even though it is Indica dominant, it provides a nice burst of energy and focus along with pain relief which made it a decent choice for daytime use and has enough Indica traits allowing you to sleep comfortably without getting knocked out.
Big Bud is an Indica dominant strain (85% Indica, 15% Sativa) with a very fitting name and reputation. Producing large, hulking buds with phenomenal yields, this strain earned its place in the pantheon of marijuana strains taking 1st Place in the “Mostly Indica” division at the first High Times Cannabis Cup competition in 1989. Big Bud is a classic Indica strain that has been crossed with many strains over the years because of its favorable qualities. Prized for its fast-acting, powerful high, it boasts THC levels up to 20% with excellent yields.
The original strain was developed in the USA in the early 1980’s and produced an Afghani strain with Skunk genetics. Growers love it for its high yields and thick dense buds. However, efforts need to be taken to support the lower branches that can collapse under the weight of the enormous compact round buds.
The taste is sweet with a strong flavor of grapes and the smell has some sweet undertones with an occasional waft of sour. This unique strain is good for patients trying to relax and relieve body pain and is good for sleep in higher doses.
B-52 is an Indica dominant skunk hybrid which is a cross between Big Bud and Skunk #1. Although it is Indica dominant, it also contains a decent amount of Sativa genetics. As with other Skunks, B-52 has a skunky aroma while the flavor is sweetish with notes of exotic spice. Users report experiencing a mellow high with remarkable Sativa effects for a strain that leans towards the Indica end of the spectrum. Often considered to be a top variety for commercial skunk growers, the plants grow tall with mid-green leaves and robust branches bearing a profusion of large heavy buds, much like its Big Bud parent. Its subtle Sativa flavor and its energetic, joyful high makes this strain a favorite with seasoned and novice smokers alike.
Arctic Sun is a brilliant cross of two of the most potent strains available. A marriage of old & new world genetics, this 60/40 Sativa-Indica hybrid is the cross-section of White Widow and Skunk #1. Mostly Sativa with long, dense and crystal laden buds, this amazing strain is high yielding and extremely potent. The high is both physical and cerebral in nature providing both an enjoyable mental ride as well as a soothing body sensation. With a pungent smell reminiscent of its parent, Skunk #1 and smooth taste ideal for medical applications, this strain is a fan favorite. Hard hitting, even experienced users need respect its power.
Once upon a time, Alaskan Thunder Fuck was one of the most potent Sativa strains in the world. It was bred for potency and the ability to grow in harsh climates. Since then, dozens of powerful strains have come up and de-throned ATF. That doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out. It is a legendary strain among smokers with a very strong orange/banana taste with a spicy aftertaste that will have you feeling the effects soon after exhale.
Alaskan Thunder Fuck is a pure Sativa strain coming from the Matanuska Valley in Alaska (a.k.a. Matanuska Thunder Fuck) with a very cerebral high that leaves users feeling happy and uplifted. Originally said to be a cross of Northern California Sativa that was crossed with a Russian Ruderalis strain and then back crossed with the an Afghani strain. ATF works great for any kind of pain and gives you an immediate high. Mostly used for patients with no appetite, this strain will starve you in the comedown phase.
Amsterdam Gold is an Indica variety developed in California in the seventies and has been successfully grown outdoors in Holland since 1980. This pure Indica strain smokes soft with a citrus like aroma and flavor. The resulting high is very clean and clear, helping the patient’s body and mind all at once. This is a very potent strain with THC levels ranging between 16-18% and has a tendency to demonstrate its couch lock abilities if you smoke too much at once.
This strain is easy to grow and produces long compact resinous buds and is one of the best green outdoor varieties. When growing this strain outdoors, allow about six weeks to pass in the flowering cycle before harvesting.
Amnesia Haze is one of the stronger cannabis strains available. Because of its extremely strong effect and great taste it is by far the most popular type of Haze in the Dutch coffee shops. Don’t let this name fool you. Anyone who has tried this strain never forgets just how awesome it really is.
As a hybrid with 80% Sativa and 20% Indica, users report a very uplifting experience. Winning 1st Place at the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup, Amnesia Haze boasts a complex mix of Southeast Asian Sativa, Jamaican Haze and Afghani/Hawaiian genetics and gets its famous name from the strong mental high it is capable of delivering.
With fresh, strong, lemon-like smell and taste, the effects are quickly noticeable as you will find yourself in a trance that is combined with a slightly psychedelic high. With its high THC content, this strain is more suitable for the experiences smoker and is strong enough to sometimes cause memory loss as the name might suggest. Users report intense feelings of euphoria which causes them to feel very happy.
Since the mid 90’s “AK” strains have been increasingly popular and AK-48 is one of the strongest finishing strains available anywhere.
The result of a cross between Ice and Jock Horror. Its Ice mother has Afghani, Skunk, Northern Lights and Shiva stock lineage and the father is Jock Horror, a three-way hybrid combining genetics from Northern Lights, Skunk and Haze. Producing super dense hard buds with an exceptional penetrating aroma, the buds are a bright neon green color with super bright orange hairs and loads of crystals.
AK-48 is an Indica/Sativa hybrid yet it retains most of its Sativa qualities in its high making you talkative and energetic with that classic body effect. Patients like this strain for its sour citrus spice smell and taste but they keep coming back for its potency. AK-48 tends to have sort of a trance inducing effect which can knock you out so if you want to stay awake, use in moderation.
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