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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Master Kush: Flipped The Hammer back on me. Knockout For The Win!

Welcome back! This was a great session.

Recently, I was invited to a closed Facebook group "Do You Dab?? 420" The crowd is an amazingly friendly bunch who often live stream when they are enjoying a dab session. The group also has plenty of cannabis tokers who share pics of their rolls and bowls.

 After participating in a few chats, I set out a poll similar to the one I had on Twitter. It didn't take too long that there was was  a clear favouring for Master Kush.

Master Kush won with 5 votes out of a total of ten voters. Clear lead over the other five choices

So why is this the "Master Kush"?
Tough competition?
This is a strain that goes back farther than most people can remember. Whoever had the idea to bring the two together was definitely onto something.

The name we use for our herb and cross strains, "Kush", refers a mountainous area in India, Hindu Kush. Using Wikipedia to see where this was  located, I came across the origin of the Kush region name. A bit of a surprise: Kush means "Kill" or "Killer".

This frozen part of the world is the birthplace of two landrace Indicas. These strains were bred together to produce The "Master Kush". No one is 100% certain of the exact genetics many sources repeat pretty much the same thing: "One pure Hindu Kush strain and one pure Skunk strain."

Master vs Ancient Greek God
So I have a "Master Killer" on my hands.

Fair enough, challenged accepted.

I busted that gram and a bit without weighing it, (scales batteries died), and I huffed that skunky scent as it fell into the container. The smell coming from this was amazing! I lidded the container and got myself all set up to toke and take notes. I tapped it so the herb collected to one corner and popped open the lid.

Big deep breath...

Master Kush tingled deep in the nose, musky and strong. With all these strains of Kush the crew at picked out for me, I am becoming more tune to that particular odor and taste. It's that taste I also found in Cannabisimo's Moroccan hash.

Not sure what it was that made me decide to toke that whole baggie. But it was done within the half hour. So how did I feel after spending that short, but quality time with The Master?

I spent the next good two hours or so with a most delicious buzz. I felt great!

The Hammer!
Three chambers from The Smite were awesome, but I figured "Why the hell not?", and brought out my Hammer. Well, holy shit. What an amazing toke, plenty of flavours distinct kush like and exotic. Plenty of spice and skunkyness seeping their way into the thick grey smoke. It was only in the pipe did I really taste the citrus, it reminded me of Sprite or 7-Up.

I thought I had killed The Master Kush with a final blow with my Hammer. I misjudged a wee bit. As I packed up my stuff, I went about my business and clean forgot a paragraph I was working on in my head.

Poof. Gone. Like a fart in the wind.

Meanwhile, as I was searching in my head for those lost words, a warm comforting heaviness settled on my shoulders and lower back. The lovely Indica buzz was making its way into all corners of my aches and sore spots. There was a call to action which involved me laying down on the sofa... affirmative action for Napsville... But then...
Nice bud structure! Powerhouse of a tokable
I remembered that I had been getting ready to go pick up a parcel from the post office. Completely slipped my mind. Score a second one for The Master.

Time to go out in public then! Nap later.

The lines were pretty long at the Post Office, but I wasn't worried or stressed out. My mind was calm and peaceful; anxiety was kept to  minimum, but what about paranoia? Other than feeling a bit more self-aware, I didn't feel like I was being watched or observed. After a decade of recreational and medicinal toking, I rarely ever feel paranoid. It isn't in my power to change what people are going to think or say about me. I can only control how I choose to react in that situation. There's nothing gained by renting out mental space to your haters and their comments.

In that short 30 mins where I hoovered down that skunky gram, I was rewarded with two or so hours of calm and relief from my fibro sore spots. The vape that I pulled  from The Smite, emerged as big blue and violet clouds, very satisfying. Master Kush has an "Old School" taste. It's a bit hashy and herbal with very obvious Kush notes. This bud floored me, it exceeded my expectations. 5/5

Friday, December 16, 2016

MK Ultra Cannabis from OrganicBCWeed: Thought Provoking and Imaginative

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MK Ultra a stinkmeister. I won't candy-coat this; it smelled like cat-piss as soon as I had busted it up. I held up the container to my snoot, inhaled, blinked twice, looked away and said, "Phoooo!"

The more recent buds I reviewed did not slap me in the face like this. The stinkiest one I have tried so far was Moby Dick. Maybe it was I couldn't believe that it smelled like piss, I had to make sure by taking a big deep breath. My nose tingled for a few moments from the ammonia-like smell.

It's kinda contrary. But you know what I mean, you get a nice bit of stinky weed and many of our reactions are along the lines of, "Aw Hell yeah! It REEKS!" It's just not the same if the bud doesn't have proper stink to it. That said, you will not find me sniffing my cats' litter box. Cat piss was not a smell I expected to find in my herb. Behind that initial powerful odor emerged scents that were a bit more familiar and pleasing, a promising start for the day.

Disclaimer: Professional toker here, do not consume Indica strains in the mornings unless you are prepared to deal with the consequences. *snore*  
Interrogation: "Why you stink?"  "Fuck you. I was born this way."

The Smite serves me well. I have owned it for over a year, really a nice discreet machine. MK Ultra is not discreet, it has a strong sharp flavour that mellows out some, but packs interesting nuances all the way through. From a cold chamber, ammonia notes were mild. Once The Smite has warmed up for the second round, you could taste it, but not as aggressive as I has expected. Other terpenes did poke up and get noticed. Among those I could taste a lovely sweet floral. Sage was present as well, once the chamber was close to done. The vapour quality from this herb was top notch, smooth and creamy, and plentiful. I suspect vapour quantity could be from how oily MK Ultra is. Good and happy clouds all the way, can never go wrong with a second chamber either. Or third.
Smoke Trees

Effect-wise, MK Ultra is seductive. For me, the onset was a slow, creeping buzz that entered throughout my body. I felt wonderful, comfortable and cuddly. I also felt creative and imaginative, my mind wasn't concerned about aches and pains. No, my mind was content to muse and ponder old flames.

If I could choose a setting where I could toke MK Ultra once more, it would be right before a nice social gathering, like a buffet. I would feel content enough to socialize, enjoy the dinner and surroundings. With a buffet, the munchies would come in handy. It would be a nice way to spend two or so hours. Once full, I would need a sofa so I could spend time with my food baby.
Gratuitous weed porn.

MK Ultra won awards in 2003 and 04 and is a worthwhile purchase. It is a pleaser; an effective pain and stress reliever. The smell was a bit much for me, but it was everything else I could want from an Indica and I can even look past the smell. 5/5

Kudos to all the happy weed farmers in BC. These ladies and gents do know what all is involved in growing and curing. This sample of MK Ultra is a primo example of their efforts. Many thanks for all the happy thoughts, may this upcoming year bring plenty of what you need the most.


Monday, December 12, 2016

Kush of The Yohon: Lovely Stuff to Puff!

Kush of The Yohon is an experience. A good one, I am happy to tell you. The amount of vapour I pulled from the chambers of  The Smite was pleasing to my eyes. The smell from this Kush hybrid strain hit me right in the nose and the thought box. Stinky, very Kushy. The comfort level that I obtained from toking The Yohon was deep-reaching and wonderful. For this review, I puffed two chambers on Sunday and followed it up with two more chambers Monday morning. Waking and baking with an Indica may not be the most clever thing I have done. But in the end, it was a better idea to split the review over two days. Very sedative.
As per the history and lineage of this strain; there is very little to be found. It appears that OBCW are the only ones who have handled this strain. Based on what they have on their description, The Yohon is an Indica heavy hybrid derived from Master Kush, Afghani Kush and Amnesia Haze. Again, here I haven't any information as to which was crossed with which and then back-crossed.

All this mystery makes The Yohon a rare and secretive bud.

I am not entirely certain how The Yohon came about its name. The Kush part is very evident as soon as I opened the dime baggie. Pungent, but not as strong as others. It did tickle the nose with floral notes and with a hint of pepper/spice. Busting it up turned it into powder, it was bone dry after having sat for close to a month. There was plenty of kief, so I knew this should be a great trip. I already knew from the smell it would be some nice herb.
The Smite and The Yohon

Toking this bud, I was pleasantly surprised at all the flavours and notes that it contained. First I could taste Kush. Then spice/pepper, changing to some floral notes. The toking experience was one of creamy vapour, smooth on the throat and easy on the lungs. The buzz was fast acting, pushing away anxiety, and depressives thought. Pain-wise, I was very comfortable, the random sore spots from fibromyalgia, the superficial tics, itches and twitches settled down. The Yohon really does put the mind at ease, but is also has a sedative effect.

Hands down, this bud is 5/5. All around wonderful and kind. Gentleness for the mind, and easy tokes for the lungs. Nothing creeper about The Yohon. This is a plant on a mission and it's there to iron out all of your worries and concerns. This is the perfect herb for a wind down after a Day From Hell. Anybody who needs to relieve stress will get what they ask for with The Yohon. It just doesn't stop there. Once it has brought calm to the mind, the body is next. I do hope to see it back in stock soon.
Kush of The Yohon close-up. Keif galore

Friday, December 9, 2016

Bud Review: Busting out the Bubba Kush!

Packs a punch!
With a name like Bubba, I was expecting a greasy and sour smelling bit of bud.

The Kush I knew and toked with my ol' hippie dealer Cliff, was very strong in smell. This was as primo as it would get for us back in those days. he would charge a bit extra for that stinky Kush. The strong smell could be overwhelming, to the point where it would give me a headache if I smoked too much of it. It was worth that extra bit of cash and ache sometimes, if for nothing else, a chance of variety. It always came with one hell of a buzz

Cliff claimed the Kush he would get, came canned. It was the guy he sourced from, who had the pain-in-the-ass job of opening up all the cans. It makes me wonder if this was just a "Urban Myth" of some sort. With so many varieties out there, it's more than likely we had some Kush from someone in BC who was really good at growing quality bud.
Look Ma! I made a me a Christmas tree!
Now, there are well over 200 Kush cross-strains and included phenotypes, so which Kush did we smoke? No one can say for sure, Cliff bought and sold what was available to him. If I did try them all, it would take months before I could find the exact one that we used to toke. That said, the closest  I have come to the taste my first Kush experience, is when I recently got a hold of some Authentic Moroccan hash from Cannabisimo.

Bubba kush is a cross of Bubblegum and Kush. I found it to be mild-smelling as per what I usually take in from Kush strains. As I mentioned at the beginning, I was expecting sour and greasy. Very mild taste as well. This bud surprised me all the way through.

Click for close up!
For Mr. Bubba, I managed to squeeze 4 Smite chambers, a bowl each for my bong and pipe, from a 1.3 gram bud. As I busted it up, it had a general, run-of-the-mill "pot-smell". I cannot say from this experience that it is a pungent plant. What may be a factor here is if it was rushed during the drying and curing process. The odor was minimal during my sessions as well. When I took my first two vape sessions with Bubba Kush, I noticed that it is quite sweet and does have notes of Tutti-Frutti bubblegum. Shocking. I was expecting something sour, spicy, pungent, all those scents we expect from Kush.

For what this sample may have lacked in a good and proper stink, it makes it all up with a heavy-hitting buzz. This Indica will not only couchlock you, it will also make your sofa or bed amazingly comfortable. You may not even realize that you have fallen asleep until you wake up with a hunger that would make any grandma happy. While it may not be the Kush I am looking for, toking on this flower was wonderful. It gave me that easy, peaceful feeling that envelopes me all over. Due to its powerful nature, I had to finish this bud review the next day.

My final thoughts on this particular bud:
Due to the curious lack of distinct Kush-like odor, first I was "Hrmm?" But a few moments later I was "Wow!" This potent little bud is very relaxing in effect. I would like to try it again and I certainly recommend that you get some when ever you can.  4.5/5

OrganicBCWeed says this about their Bubba Kush:

"Bubba Kush is an indica strain that has become legendary in North America for it’s sedative-like and tranquilizing effects. When smoked, the flavours are reminiscent of rich mochas and creamy lattes, the taste causes a tingle on your tongue and lips, and you instantly feel high.

A river of relaxation blankets your body and envelopes the soul, eliminating anxieties while evoking a state of subdued elation.

Bubba Kush, when examined, is a stout bud with streaks of deep greens and pale purples."

You can currently buy their product for $160 an oz.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bud Review: OG #18 A Strong Taste of Calm The Hell Down

The other day I posted a tweet about which bud to review next from my OBCW sampler.

Two fellow tokers joined in and suggested Bubba Kush and OG #18. With those two suggestions, I tossed the baggies into a hat and picked one out, and here we are discussing OG #18.
Pungent but so yummy.

Before this morning, I knew nothing about OG #18. Now I know close to nothing about it. Only after had I toked three bowls, did I start doing any research on this strain.

So not knowing the heritage of OG #18, other than it is an Indica, I crushed the buds in my grinder. The terpenes that burst forth when I opened my grinder, teased my senses. OG #18 is pungent. I am not ashamed to admit I was starting to drool a bit. Perhaps a bit of Pavlovian conditioning or maybe just the notes of sourness is what made me salivate. Although dry, (I have had these sitting in their baggies for two weeks), the freshly ground up herb clumped together; binding to itself with its natural oils and resins. Very little kief fell away from the busted bud.

OG #18 weighing in at 1.8 grams...
I packed my bong for a "Happy Good Morning" rip and ventured out onto my balcony. As healthy as vaping is, I still love the act of smoking a bong or pipe. Flame to bowl, that hoot was obliterated into thick skunky smoke and a coughing fit. It was hard to tease out the flavours from the dank smoke. At most I got was sour oiliness. And a buzz. Cannot forget that! Feeling a wee bit more awake, I slurped my coffee to sooth my throat and set to packing the Smite. Bong hoots are awesome, they just don't always go as planned.

My experience with OG #18 and The Smite have been amazing. As per my usual, I did two chambers back-to-back from the Smite. The first one serves to warm up the vaporizer, and the second chamber is usually where I find most of the flavours. By the time I was packing the second chamber, I felt the most relaxing buzz. Interestingly there was no urge to nap, just a happy upbeat mood.

So many little orange hairs!
This is a full-flavour herb. The pleasing terpenes will linger on the roof of your mouth and nose. I tasted sour oil, pine and forest berries. Closing my eyes, I could imagine myself in the trees and brush and breathing in the earthiness. Then a small snowflake of reality set in; it is cold, windy and pretty much winter. Time to get my ass inside and get on my background research for this bud. The taste held and tingled in my nose and throat for almost half an hour.

I did not find a lot of information about OG #18, but what I did find surprised me. I had NO idea that it was from a kush lineage. Not just a lineage, but it is rather an original Kush phenotype. According to Seedsman, DNA Genetics are the reason why this bud is around. They selected #18 out of the original feminized Kush seeds and then re-feminized the plant. This in turn made the herb to make bigger yields with even higher sour tones than the parent. The OG #18 is the result of continued tinkering and refining to produced a quality product that will make you relaxed, and have a general positive outlook on life.

Today came with a unique chance to give this herb a test. My son invited me out to West Edmonton Mall to do a bit of shopping. The mall is crazy busy with Christmas shoppers, just how well will OG #18 do for stress and anxiety under these conditions for me? Pretty well actually. I had a better time than I thought. My heart didn't skip a beat when some unhappy food court customer threw her meal at a server, yelled "Fuck YOU!" and stormed off with a smear of pasta sauce on her arm. Honestly, I think she could have used a joint.

Now this some really special bud. A lot of thought and work went into it and it has brought home several awards. There is no doubt in my mind that this is some of the best herb I have toked. Lots of flavour and an effective means of dealing with stress and anxiety. My one and only mark against it, is that the buzz doesn't last as long as I would like. Oddly enough, I found myself wanting to "top up" sooner than I would expect. Then again, it was a busy day, so there's that possible influence as well. My personal rating for this is still a 5/5.

I am sad to say that OBCW doesn't have anymore OG #18 in stock, so I am clueless about the exact price. My best guess is that it would be found in a higher priced category, but still affordable for many.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

From the OBCW Sampler: Nuken!

Here's a peek at all the nugs that came with the $70 sampler that came with my order from
Those look like "heavy" 1 gram baggies...

In a tweet, they mentioned that they often include "freebies" with most orders. I didn't weigh out the ounces, now I wish I had. After taking a good look at all the buds in the sampler, my guess is that they are all more than a single  gram. I spread these out and did a blind pick and grabbed Nuken.

I had weighed out the bud in previous reviews for Cannabisimo. I decided with such fat baggies from OBCW, I should see how much herb was stuffed in there. To my joy, I had 1.5 grams of some truly stinky bud. I wanted to experience all the terpenes I could, so The Smite was my toking tool of choice.

The kief that Nuken has, is intense all on its own. This would produce an amazing amount of hash or any other cannabis concentrate, lots of resin locked away in those itty bitty glands. This makes for some amazing quality cannabis. The vapour that came off of this herb was phenomenal.

Nuken is an Indica dominant hybrid. Because of that, I was surprised to see that I wasn't dozing off as I thought I would be! In lieu of a Sativa, this may come in handy for a morning wake and bake. The buzz is very clear-minded, cerebral and uplifting.

Always favoring my Smite, I had two back-to-back sessions of Nuken. The taste was layered. I tasted green snap peas at first. Sweet flavours, sharp on the tongue and earthy. Very smooth toke. Most herbs have a toasted tree nut odor and taste after being vaped. Nuken still retained a fruity flavour right to the end, a slight hint of candied cherry.

Seeing as I am the only person living in this apartment, I had no trouble not sharing and being a glutton as a result. Again, I will often toke up to 5 grams a day, 1.5 grams of a new strain can easily fit into my day. Dividing it up, 1.5 grams made for five chambers from my Zeus Smite, last one being mostly kief. I never bothered to calculate how much I pack into The Smite chamber, but having now done so, it works out to 0.3 grams of herb per chamber.

There is a back of the head creeper buzz that comes about later, sending warm shivers down my back easing up my sore muscles. Nice herb for daily projects as well, doesn't interfere with getting things done. Then again, I do have a high tolerance. Find your buzz according to your tolerance, please. The later couchlock effect from the Indica dominant plant brought me in a comfortable spot where I was able to chill out and do some reading. Feeling little to no pain, (or just having forgotten about it), the ensuing nap was very restful.

To sum this up, Nuken is worth the price. This one has a nice balance of energy and couchlock; I was quite productive and still got a good rest. Fantastic buzz, smell and taste. 5/5

OrganicBCWeed says this about Nuken on their product page:

"The mainly indica Nuken is a Canadian strain bred with genetics of Kish Kush and God Bud. Nuken is a fan favourite, it’s effects are delivered with sweet, earthy aromas of plants and grass. While certainly strong, Nuken usually leaves you functional enough to still enjoy activities and the company of others. Nuken produces rounded, dense buds covered in a blanket of trichomes. Most definitely a must try."

Monday, November 28, 2016

Delicious Critical Kush - A tasty way to relax and escape the pain

So today's review is about Critical Kush. This is a winner for me. Fragrant out of the bag, it busted up easy, coating my grinder in kief. This is plenty smelly in that the odor will linger in your room after you have opened up the bag. Maybe bust out some scented candles if you have them.
Steal of a deal. This ounce cost me $110. Small buds all the way.

The pain relief this herb provides is awesome. But like many Indicas, this will couchlock you if you sit too long. Regarding "the munchies"; after a nap, I devoured a taco salad that I should have split in two. My excuse? "It's a lot of lettuce." Needless to say, my food baby needed a toke to settle down. It's not all my fault... everything tastes so GOOD when you are properly stoned. Just the same, make sure you have a stock of healthy snacks.

Smoking Critical Kush from my bong was easy session. I got some nice white chambers, and big clouds from my bowl. The earthy, pungent taste came through nicely, and a buzz quickly shaped in my head. To my surprise I didn't cough as much as I expected. If I use my bong too often these days, my lungs will feel irritated from the dense, heavy smoke. Poor breathing also makes for a lousy sleep, so I like to use dry herb vapes, in this case my Zeus Smite.
Great herb. Stress and pain. *poof*

After my Smite had finished recharging, I vaped two chambers back to back. The second chamber is always tastier as it has been warmed up. If you really want to taste the full flavour of the terpenes, you can take pulls from The Smite before it has hit its full temperature. It was here with the second chamber that I found the strongest notes of sweet, fruity and spicy. A great taste from beginning to end.

OrganicBCWeed has this to say on their Critical Kush page:

"This killer indica is a mix of Critical Mass and OG Kush. When smoked, Critical Kush has an earthy and moderately spicy taste. You’ll find your mind and body comfortably relaxed. This strain is excessively helpful with insomnia, increasing appetite, anxiety, muscle spasms, and arthritis. Super potent and absolutely covered in trichomes." 

In my experience and opinion, this Critical Kush deserves 5/5. It's potent and tasty. The effect is what I need, when I need it. Stress and pain are for the most part forgotten. Sleep eventually happens and it is quite restful. The small nugs are what I like to see in my bag and the amount of kief coming from these buds is astounding.