Afgooberry by FDG

Cannabis, Indica Cultivar, Product Review

Afgoo (Afghani x Maui Haze) x Blueberry

A wonderful thing about the legal cannabis industry is knowing exactly where our cannabis is coming from. We feel lucky living in Bellingham where there are multiple companies in the city growing premium cannabis flowers. Fine Detail Greenway is one of those local businesses, and the Afgooberry is a favorite from the i502 cannabis producer.  This strain was grown indoors hydroponically.

The buds are fluffy and loose with a stunning with a robust purple hue resting in a bright green bed. Despite the combination density, Afgooberry does grow in a bulbous structure. Take a whiff of the bag for prominent pine aromatics with a sweet berry undertone. This is an ideal kind of bud for beginners as it won’t require a grinder and has a pleasant, familiar scent.

When smoking Afgooberry feel the initial effects come on in the temples just moments after exhalation. Slowly the effects will melt through the frontal lobe as tension releases. The eyes begin to relax and feel heavy as we settle in for the ultimate stress relief. About 10 to 20 minutes after smoking the effects are exceptionally mellow with this very gentle euphoria making for a pleasant but heavy experience. Expect munchies.

On the negative side, this is definitely a cultivar that can cause couch lock, dry eye, and dry mouth. 



Cannabiotix Blueberry from Essence Dispensary

Indica Cultivar

It has been so long since I wrote a strain review which is sad because they’re cowbae’s favorite thing that I write. Since a strain name means very little to the increasingly scientifically minded individuals that are in the field I decided to take my focus to terpenes. And you know what, it’s been ages since I wrote one of those for you guys either. That is because I’ve been working really hard with a core team creating the very first print magazine focused on testing and extraction laboratories Terpenes and Testing.

Luckily after the newly legalized states entered the ring of recreational cannabis my access to my medicine and to the name of the grower has become simple as growers across the nation brand their buds. On our somewhat recent 20-hour drive home from a week long trip to Lake Tahoe I had an elbow the size of a grapefruit throbbing from slapping the ice when I slipped like I was in a slapstick comedy. Going up and down through altitudes was killing me and when we hit Vegas, a state where I could use my AZ medical card, I knew we had to stop in at Essence Dispensary. We went to the Henderson location but you can find three different locations that serve up the same amazing product and selection.

When I saw Cannabiotix Blueberry on the menu I had to have it. First of all, I know from my days in San Francisco that Blueberry had a high CBD content so I knew it would work wonders on my elbow. Secondly, the aroma, bud structure, and even appearance are just perfection. Blueberry will generally have a musky but sweet aroma that I have personally only smelled with this strain and the flavor matches. Buds usually grow in a small, ball-like bud structure in purple-blue hues.

Ideal Strain For: Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, MS, and Any Painful Disease, Anxiety, Stress, & general unwinding. 


Blueberry Muffin: A Delectable Cannabis Strain Review

Hybrid Cultivar, Product Review

[Purple Thai x Afghani][50/50]

I think we’ve all realized my love affair with Blueberry flavored cannabis is real life by this point, and from previous blog posts you  may have gathered that Blueberry Cough is one of the most delectable strains that I have come across. BUT ALAS! Health for Life out of Mesa, Arizona brought us some Blueberry Muffin that is absolutely, hands down the most divine hybrid strain that I have smoked in the last year. Genetically you won’t find Blueberry in this strain but the smell and taste bring your mind straight to a freshly baked blueberry muffin.

How Does It Hit The Senses?

As I mentioned, once you smell this strain you will feel as if you’re taking a big whiff of freshly baked blueberry muffins. I have seen three different batches of this flower now and the third batch actually renders a cakey muffin smell along with fresh blueberries. I believe that it is the mixture of the obvious sweet blueberry aroma along with a floral Lilly scent donated from the Purple Thai. The nuggets themselves are quite beautiful, they appear purpled to a slight blue across a dark forest green canvas. Pistils appear in a burnt orange color in tufts throughout each chunky, semi rounded bud.

What is the Effect?

This is not true of all strains, but Blueberry Muffin definitely tastes the same as it smells. It delivers sweet, fresh and vibrant tasting smoke upon inhalation. You will feel effects begin almost immediately in the ocular region but not so heavy as to make you fatigued. The calmness emanates from your facial muscles throughout the entire body to create a delightful feel of muscular relaxation. Enjoy a slow mind meld as your worries, stresses and cares fly away like little butterflies. I find the Blueberry Muffin to reduce my stress and anxiety while also reducing my immense neck and shoulder pain (I’ve been doing some serious work in yoga to balance both sides of my body; it’s sort of creating some healing crises in my muscles). There is also a nice amount of relaxation in the stomach, this hybrid strain can really help with any nausea or stomach issues you may have.

I definitely would not recommend this to a beginner unless they are battling serious issues. Everyone should medicate with Blueberry Muffin for the first time in a safe space when they will not have to take part in any strenuous work, whether it be mental or physical. It can be an intense strain under the right circumstances, so I recommend that you try it for the first time under these conditions to fully understand the effects and then medicate appropriately. Anyone who wants to relax mentally or physically will enjoy this medical marijuana strain to the fullest.

Use to Aide With: Pain Management, Anxiety Relief, Pain Relief, Nausea, Stress Relief & All General Relaxation Needs

The Classic Hybrid Blue Dream: A Cannabis Strain Review

Hybrid Cultivar, Product Review

[Haze x Blueberry][80% Sativa][Generally 15-20% THC]

While working at the dispensaries these last four years I have watched the classics dwindle as growers started experimenting with gnarly triple and quadruple hybrid strains like Girl Scout Cookies. I grew weary of these super high THC contents and hoped to see some beautiful, sparkly well grown Blue Dream hit the market again.

EUREKA! Yesterday our cultivation released some of the most glorious Blue Dream that I have seen from the Arizona cannabis industry. After working the sales floor yesterday I spoke to a patient from Santa Cruz that said Blue Dream hit the scene in the 1980’s, which sparked this entire review and descent into the history of what I consider the best sativa dominant hybrid ever to be grown.

The History of Blue Dream

The strain was originally created to combine the beautiful, heavy pain relief from classic Indica strains and the uplifting feelings of classic Sativa strains. It was first sprouted in Santa Cruz, CA for the purpose of fueling the medicinal market. Northern Californians have coveted the strain for years for its amazing effects and the long duration of those effects.

My research has not pinpointed the year of origin but I can tell you that the original Blue Dream was the baby of DJ Short’s Blueberry and Santa Cruz Haze. What we can all agree upon is that it is some seriously quality utility herbal medicine.

How Does It Hit The Senses

Blue Dream genetics are strong, and the buds are so beautiful that you’ll always be able to identify a Blue Dream hybrid. Bud structure is rounded and bulbous with adorable points, like fat little pine tree cones. The color is light and bright green with little tufts of yellow-orange hairs. If you’re sitting on quality Blue Dream your buds will be riddled with sparkling trichomes visible to the naked eye.

When you take a big ‘ol smell of the flowers you will get an immediate bright lemon cream aroma that finishes with a deep sweetness of Blueberry. A reason I love Blue Dream so much is because you don’t lose any aspect of the genetic parents. You can smell, taste and feel the effects of both Haze and Blueberry throughout your whole session. I packed mine up in the bong, as per usual, and experienced a flavor profile of deep, sweet dankness.

Blue Dream plants will generally be high yielders. It flowers in 9-10 weeks and grows like a full sativa plant, all spindly and tall. It will perform best indoors but can do well anywhere with intermediate growing skill.

What Is The Effect?

Seconds into medicating I can feel relief. True to it’s hybrid nature it will begin with the effects traveling quickly up the your ocular system and dissipating into the mind relieving anxiety and delivering purely uplifting joyous feelings. While this is happening the Indica portion of the party will slowly slide down the back of your neck and into your body, relieving pain and relaxing tension throughout the muscles. Your mind will be fully active, although semi-relaxed and easy breezy. It is an active enough effect to function while working and will not cause drowsiness for anyone comfortable with strains below 90% Sativa.

After the initial effects take place you are cruising, anxiety and pain are non existent. For those who are weary of anything above a 50/50 hybrid because of the freakiness that happens with Sativa, I understand you, I’m one of you, and this strain will be ok. In fact it will help you feel less freaky than you already do on a daily basis. Blue Dream is just that, life becomes… but a dream. Enjoy the length of effect, you can get a solid 2-4 hours of relief from your ailments with this heavy hitter.

Use To Find Relief From: Day-Time Pain [Fibromyalgia, MS, arthritis etc.], Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Inflammation, Nausea, glaucoma, migraines

Blueberry Cough

Product Review

[Blueberry x Strawberry Cough] [50/50]

This strain is an all time favorite, and exclusive to High Mountain Health in Flagstaff, Arizona. Strawberry Cough has always been my favorite for creative stimulation but hyper heady Sativa strains personally create a lot of anxiety and mental pressure for me. I battled with my ability to utilize the beautiful properties of Strawberry Cough, until there was Blueberry Cough. The grower acquired one Blueberry seed and one Strawberry Cough seed and spent five years stabilizing what has become one of the most memorable strains I have ever seen, smelled or smoked.

Each nug grows in a densely packed spear that is drenched in trichomes. They purple slightly with a blueish hue nestled on a light green palate sprinkled with skinny orange pistils. One smell of the bud brings you back to freshly baked sugared blueberry muffins with a fresh lemon zest undertone. The taste is sweet starting in a strawberry flavor and finishing in a rich, buttery blueberry. Prepare for effects within moments.

The effects take start in the back of your neck and quickly melts down your spine, for epic Blueberry reminiscent pain relief. Almost immediately feel your muscle tension melt away with a mellow attitude that sits heavily in the eyes. After a few minutes the brain begins to bubble with a gentle euphoria and mild creative stimulation. While all of the cracks and tension release from your body you can sense a relief from mental anxieties and an open channel to the cosmic creativity. The awesome hybrid cannabis strain is a phenomenal choice to help treat anxiety, depression, adrenal imbalance, muscle tension, chronic/ severe pain, anorexia and nausea. Do prepare for fatigue about two to three hours after medicating.