3 Kings OG For a Productive & Anxiety Free Day

Hybrid Cultivar, Product Review

[Sour Diesel x Headband x OG Kush][Sativa Dominant Hybrid]

We took a trip to Southern California to see my gorgeous cousin get married in what can only be described as the coolest wedding I’ve ever been to. Since we were going through LA I had to make a stop at a dispensary and get some of that bomb. You see, Arizona is very arid and on top of that very very few growers are taking the time to cure their buds. Seriously they pick it right off of the plant and sell it to their patients, it blows my mind.

So obviously CA buds last longer, taste better and give a more clean effect. Not to mention you can get 3x better stuff for the 1/2 the price due to the saturated market. With all of these powers combined plus the fact that the good homie lived there, Venice was a necessary stop on our trip. Cowbae is a HUGE fan of CA Ocean Grown (OG) strains, when I had just moved from the state I was sooooo sick of them because every dispensary was dying to shove 100 different OG strains down my throat. But now that smell of that real sticky OG makes me salivate, and 3 Kings has the wonderful combination of heavy body high and extra buzzy brain that first made OG Kush so popular.

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How Does it Hit the Senses?

Earthy lemons. That is always what I smell with an inhale of any OG Kush hybrid. And that aroma is only made deeper by the added Diesel and Headband genetics. It is actually kind of fun because the more lemony an OG strain smells the more Sativa it is, the more pungent and musky it smells the more Indica it contains. 3 Kings OG first hits the nostril with a spiced lemon aroma, notes of fresh cardamom and bright bergamot. Buds are as dense as rocks and the structure is bulbous and chunky. Dark and kelly green leaves combine in a sea of brown orange hairs and brilliant white milky trichomes. When inhaled you will taste a spiced bergamot flavor amongst the thick smoke.

What Are The Effects?

 

Within minutes the brain will begin to flutter and the ocular system will start to feel a surge of energy from the Sativa cannabis strain. This is where some people can get some anxiety from smoking Sativas, just ride out this surge because it will mellow out. Don’t allow yourself to get too introspective in the first moments of medicating, be comfortable. As the tension in the mind finds release it dissipates into the body like honey, delivering a heavy dose of muscle relaxation from the neck and shoulders and eventually down to the hips and sciatic nerves. Although there is some great pain relief  associated with 3 Kings OG, it is most well known for the stimulating energy it provides the mind and body. Feel motivated, ready to take on the day and anxiety free. Let the stress fly out the window and just focus on checking things off of your list when medicating with this amazing OG Kush hybrid, a new designer OG on the list for me.

Great for anyone suffering from severe stress or anxiety, a nice strain to try for migraines as Sour Diesel has some anti-migraine properties. Daytime pain relief is accessible with this strain provided your pain isn’t all the way to 8-10 on the scale. 

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Skywalker OG Strain Review

Indica Cultivar, Product Review

[Skywalker x OG Kush][Indica]

Usually with strain reviews I prefer to sit with the laptop in front of me, take a bong rip and write the post backwards from there. That process wasn’t really possible with Skywalker OG. I sat staring at my computer only able to take rudimentary notes on the way that the strain was effecting me, other than that I went into zombie mode. This is that classic Indica feeling and I can’t get enough, but you must remember to save this strain for the appropriate times. Don’t medicate with this one until you’ve accomplished your chores and goals for the day, it will suck the motivation right out of you.

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How Does It Hit The Senses?

This is a pungent strain whose aroma hits you right in the face with a musky spiced clove with hints of lime. The spiciness is the immediate smell but the finish becomes sweet with just a hint of citrus. Bud structure will be that familiar pine tree shape with pointed tips, fairly dense but not like a rock. It will be dark, forest green with small bits of dark black purple with bright orange yellow pistils throughout. These buds won’t stick to the lid of the jar or sound like  rock when they hit the table because they’re so dense, but they are quality and the effects can take you out.

What Are The Effects?

Immediately after hitting the bong feel relaxation in the jaw and delicate tendons throughout that migraine causing area of the head. As the effect continue the relaxation moves to the mind and then disperses both to the ocular system and down the spine. Full body relaxation and complete stress relief will take hold within 10-15 minutes of medicating depending on mode of medication. This is definitely a mouth breather strain, the kind that you’d smoke in college with your buddies and then watch 4 hours of How It’s Made before realizing how hungry you were. The dry mouth and red  eye are also very real here, get some water and some eye drops. Oh, yeah, beware dieting ladies. This is a munchie strain, you will poke your head in the fridge and the pantry multiple times. Try this strain to combat anorexia, stress, chronic pain, migraines, lockjaw, anxiety attacks and insomnia. Don’t attempt this strain before work or operating heavy machinery.

 

Tyson OG Cannabis Strain Review

Indica Cultivar, Product Review

[Mike Tyson x OG Kush] 90% Indica

Coming out of CA to AZ I am always surprised if I see something with an OG attached to it that I haven’t heard of yet. I guess I was sleeping because Tyson OG is right up my alley. I like to get it from the dispensary because it’s almost a full Indica which falls right into my wheel house and also because something about it makes it the perfect strain for cowboyfriend while he works all day with his arthritis.

For some patients this is a great sleep aide but I turn to other strains for that. The Mike Tyson back genetics is what provides the knock out Indica properties but in my opinion the OG Kush influence gives the strain a bit of an upswing which makes it a fantastic daytime pain relief strain and simultaneously the perfect strain for unwinding in the evening.

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How Does It Hit The Senses?

The nuggets grow in a frosted light green hue with light brown hairs distributed throughout. Their structure should be conical and the buds will be tightly bound and dense. It definitely features that dense bud structure of OG Kush. Inhale the light smell of parmesan cheese, seriously, parmesan. I think it’s the combination of a deeply wooded skunk aroma lightly tangled with the scent of sweet sandal wood that make it smell cheesy. On inhalation, the woodsy flavors are highlighted along with a lingering sweetness.

What Are The Effects?

Immediately after inhalation Tyson OG hits the eyes first before slowly overtaking the mind, melting away any anxiety from the realm of conscious thought. Next you’ll feel the effects flow down through the neck and shoulders relieving any tense muscles that may exist in the body. Aches and pains will just dissolve with out a second thought. Let the mind wander away. In the long run the mind is floating both in a physical sense and in a meaning that it’s hard to stay on task at first. As soon as the mind decides to snap back into reality the ride is mellow with Tyson, you’ll be comfortable and relaxed. This is a great strain for the manual laborer that deals with arthritis (like cowboyfriend) or anyone who works a tense job and needs serious help to unwind after work.

WARNING: As always I’d recommend trying a strain at home in a comfortable setting when there isn’t anything left to do that day before ever trying it during the day or while trying to work. This will ensure that you understand how YOUR system responds to Tyson OG.

Blue OG Indica Cannabis Strain Review

Indica Cultivar, Product Review

[Blueberry x Blue Moonshine x OG Kush][70% Indica]

Now that I don’t work at the dispensary it’s been fun finding my flower from different sources. This Blue OG is a friends home grown that I was super impressed with. It is a strain that is once again picking up steam because it translates quite well into extractions. I love OG and am thankful for the comeback of Blue OG, because it smells and tastes amazing. It also delivers a pure, delicious Indica high that can mellow the most tightly strung of nerves.

How Does It Hit the Senses?

It is so wonderful to put your nose in a jar of Blue OG. The aroma hits you immediately and the flowers grow beautiful and blanketed with trichomes. Short, fat and squatty bud structure with light green calyxes that shine with an ethereal blue hue. Small light brown orange pistils are coated across each nug evenly. The aroma hits you first with a sweet blueberry then a sharp, pungent geranium. When you break the buds up a pure sticky sweet berry aroma fills the room.

What is the Effect?

Floral terpenes take immediate hold when you first inhale the smoke from Blue OG. Effects are first felt in the ocular system where the relaxation congregates. Slowly the seeping release of tension moves from the cranium and down the back to the rest of the body. Feel immediate pain relief as anxieties drift away from the slowing mind. Nestle into this effect as it wraps around you. You will get lethargic if you’re not a regular Indica smoker, so save this strain for evening times after your work is finished for the day. This is a great strain for appetite stimulation, you’ll get hungry due in part to the Blueberry genetic parentage. A great option for PMS and any mood swings or pain.

Use to Aide With: Anxiety, Insomnia, Mood Swings, Pain, Migraines and Headaches

Durban Poison: Cannabis Strain Review

Product Review, Sativa Cultivar

[South African Land Race Strain][100% Sativa]

The first cannabis dispensaries that I worked for in San Francisco, Medithrive and then Bloom Room SF, had Durban Poison available as a regular house strain. At the time I didn’t realize what a commodity I had at my fingertips. You see, Durban Poison is a very sought after strain and many growers will receive what they think are Durban clones or seeds that only turn out to be ‘Urban Poison’ which is actually Durban genetically crossed with Northern Lights.

After leaving SF and moving on to Southern California and then Northern Arizona I have seen many strains passed off as Durban that just plain aren’t. One reason that the Poison is so exciting is that it is a landrace strain. That means that it is not a genetic cross of anything, it is a pure strain from Africa. There are only about 7 landrace strains found in the world today including Acapulco Gold, Hawaiian, Afghani, Lambs Bread and more. It is also one of the few that is shown to almost always have a high concentration the coveted THCv, the cannabinoid that helps you to shed pounds.

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How Does It Hit The Senses?

One way to know for sure that you’re hanging out with real deal Durban Poison is by the intense mint smell that resonates in the nostril after the immediate citrus pine aroma wears away. The buds will be pine tree shaped and light green with light orange pistils sprinkled evenly around. Real Durban is sticky icky, your fingers will have a residue when you break the little trees apart. There truly is not much better than the sweet, fresh aroma of Durban Poison.

 

What is the Effect?

Durban Poison will take effect immediately in the nasal region spreading quickly to the ocular system and then the entire head and mind. The slight pressure I often describe that occurs from medicating with Sativa strains is alive and well with Durban. The fabulous difference between this strain and other full Sativa strains is that it usually grows with an unusually high CBD content. After the strain takes hold in the mind it begins to show itself around the body. Those aches and pains that have become a familiar  daily occurrence will begin to dissipate. When the uplifting properties of the high combine with the mellowing body effects, the real magic of Durban Poison begins to happen. A heaviness washes over you but the mind is still very active which creates a calm, creative and almost psychedelic effect. Use this strain for creative stimulation every single time, it will help you reach new heights and help you to get into a focused zone. As for the anxiety that I personally experience with full Sativa strains, that only happens 5% of the time that I medicate with Durban.

Use this to aide with: Creative Stimulation, Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, ADD

Trinity Blueberry: The Happy Hybrid Strain Review

Hybrid Cultivar, Product Review

[Trinity County Kush x Blueberry][55% Sativa]

I’m not one for Sativas, but I know that my endocannabinoid system is one of a kind and so is yours. So with that in mind I’ve been searching for some Sativas that I find super intriguing to review here for you. One of the most delightful ones that is available from time to time here in Northern AZ is Trinity Blueberry. Ok, you got me it’s totally a hybrid, but it’s Sativa dominant so I’m getting closer. Perhaps one of the reasons I’m such a big fan is because this strain usually tests with very high CBD, probably because of it’s Blueberry parent genetics. Roll with the Trinity Blue if you’re feeling like having some perfect daytime pain relief or for the Sativa users maybe a bit of an anti-depressant in the late afternoon or evening.

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How Does It Hit The Senses?

Buds are a dark rich purple with so many visible trichomes to the naked eye that they lighten the appearance, almost like there was light snowfall on each bud. Each tree has beautiful spear like bud structure and grows extremely dense. Experience a smell of deep, sweet musky blueberry finished with light and airy bergamot. When you inhale the smoke or vapor from this beauty, the terpene profile is represented with a fresh blueberry taste that finishes in a lemon pine.

What is the Effect?

While this strain has high CBD it also has extremely high THC, topping out sometimes in the 20th percentile. After taking a rip all of the receptors in your brain will ignite, making you feel a slight pressure that is in no way painful in your cranium that moves to your ocular system. The face will feel alive and the mind will feel alert and active almost immediately after inhalation. After about 5 minutes you will begin to feel the joints and muscles in your body release in all of those tense places. The relaxation will seep into your body while your mind remains quite stimulated with a very engaged and present sense of energy. With the pain of your body subsiding and the light in your mind’s eye shining you should experience an anti-depressant euphoric effect.

Some inexperienced THC medicaters should  be prepared for the liftoff of the mind or they could experience some anxiety with the onset of this strain. If this is the case mix the strain with a CBD high THC low strain (Harlequin, Cannatonic, ACDC, Harley Tsu etc.). This will counter those THC effects and heighten the pain relief and seizure relief.

Use this to aide with: Anxiety, Depression, Pain Relief, Relaxation, Stress Relief and Light Seizures (Check test results for CBD levels of each batch for medicating seizures.)