Video: Grandparents Grow Marijuana to Save Granddaughter

This post, a video from 60 Minutes Australia shows the heartbreaking story about grandparents working to help their granddaughter who has an intractable form of epilepsy that would kill her without cannabis. It doesn’t tell whether it’s CBD or a THC derivative, but it’s important. The Australians seem to be behind even the U.S. when it comes to the medical uses of cannabis. This is helping the little girl, but her father has been under arrest. Somehow it’s inhumane of the Australian government to pursue it any farther.

Witches Weed Cultivar Review

Witches Weed Cultivar Review

Witches Weed Cultivar Review: Total Score: 81

Witches Weed is a “sativa” cultivar that I had never tried before. Called sativa by the dispensary and grower, it has a good mental effect. It also has a pleasant body effect as well. The uplifting and open mental effect was nice as long as it lasted; about 2 hours. After that, it got a bit heavy. Heavy in the body that is. My mind stayed mostly open and alert even as the body effect made me feel tired.

Witches Weed – Appearance

Witches Weed

Teensy nugs of Witches Weed

The buds were very small, tight and dense. I’m guessing it was grown outdoor, although the dispensary didn’t know. This batch of Witches Weed was heavily trimmed, which I find distracting. With a too heavy a hand on the trimming machine there’s not a ton of character left. In fact, these were teensy buds and I thought they were terrible. As you can see here. The buds were frosted with some pale orange stigma.

Appearance Score: 15/20

Witches Weed  – Aroma

The flower had some terpenes, but wasn’t hugely aromatic. The most notable aroma was garlic…as in the cultivar Garlic Cookies. What was there was OK, but I’m not a fan of the smell of garlic in my cannabis flower. The aroma of garlic is not one terpene, but several. When it’s in the genetics of a cannabis cultivar, it’s unmistakable. It overpowers just about everything else. I do like garlic…in my food. Just not sure I like it in my buds although some people swear by it.

Aroma Score: 15/20

Witches Weed – Taste

While the aromas of this strain had a lot of garlic in them, there wasn’t a lot of it in the taste, which I’d have to call neutral. were not distinct, neither was the taste. It tasted like uh, weed! That’s it. This strain tasted like weed. The smoke was just slightly harsh, but the bud was decently cured and had a bit of a vegetative taste.

Taste Score: 14/20

Witches Weed – Effect

Witches Weed Cultivar The Witches Weed cultivar is called sativa. The body effect and a mind effect seem to be distinct from one another. Not like a unified whole. The body effect is relaxing and gave my body a feeling of well being. The mind effect is energetic and happy. It was very easy and relaxing to laugh, if such a thing is possible. I guess it must be as that’s exactly what it felt like.

The effect started about 5 or 6 minutes after we had a puff. First, my body started to feel relaxed. This would be a great buzz after the gym. As my body started to relax, my mind seemed to sharpen. It wasn’t a hugely focused effect, but it was very pleasant.

Effect Score: 17/20

Witches Weed Strain Review Summary

I can’t say I was overly impressed with Witches Weed. (Annie- “I loved this cultivar. It was a very spiritual high that is hard to explain. But it truly felt magical.”) It was pretty good, but not a go back to strain or grower. The other thing I didn’t like was the packaging (here on the left). It’s wasteful. And it’s opaque. Most dispensaries either package in transparent packages, which are also wasteful, or let you see the bud as you buy it. Witches Weed was made by a very large company in Michigan. WANA edible gummies are packaged in the exact same plastic container as the buds came in. It’s not how I want to buy my weed.

Witches Weed did not create a memorable effect, but it was OK. If you like an OK brain buzz, you’ll enjoy this strain. If you want a strain that enhances creativity, and gives lots of energy, Witches Weed is not that strain. A light session of 1 or 2 puffs will get your brain going for a few hours, but won’t give you that burst of creativity you might want.

Witches Weed Strain Review Total Score: 81

ZuZu #19 – Strain Review

ZuZu #19 – Strain Review

ZuZu #19 Strain Review: Total Score: 86

ZuZu #19 is a hybrid strain that was new to me. It was called sativa by the dispensary. And while it did have a good mental effect, there was also a component of body effect. The mental effect was uplifting and open. The body effect was relaxing. It lasted, about 2 hours, but after that, the body effect got a bit heavy. My mind stayed mostly open and alert even as the late body effect began.

I have no idea where the name ZuZu #19 comes from. A web search turned up almost nothing except some other dispensaries listing ZuZu #9 and ZuZu #10. No ZuZu #19 was reported anywhere on line that I could find.

ZuZu #19 – Appearance

ZuZu #19 Bud

Bud of ZuZu #19

The buds were small, tight, and dense. The dense quality of the buds tells me it was outdoor grown although the dispensary didn’t know. The bud was machine trimmed with a somewhat heavy hand, which is always a bit of a distraction for me. Too much trimming takes away most of the character. In fact, as with most dispensary buds I see these days, they’re trimmed so much that they lose their character. The buds were unevenly frosted with pale orange stigma. In my opinion, this went a little too far on the trim.

Appearance Score: 16/20

ZuZu #19 – Aroma

The flower some terpenes, but the most notable aroma was garlic…as in garlic cookies. It’s an OK aroma, but I generally don’t care for the smell of garlic in my weed. It’s not one terpene, but several that make up that smell. When it’s in the genetics, it’s unmistakable. It overpowers just about everything else. I do like garlic…in my food. Just not sure I like it in my buds although some people swear by garlic strains (like Garlic Cookies). It’s a personal thing.

Aroma Score: 15/20

ZuZu #19 – Taste

While the aromas of this strain had a some garlic in them, there was almost none in the taste, which is fine by me. The taste wasn’t really special, but it was somewhat floral with maybe a bit of pine. The smoke was a bit harsh, but the bud was decently cured. Perhaps it was cured a bit too fast because of the trace of harshness.

Taste Score: 12/20

ZuZu #19 – Effect

ZuZu #19 is mostly sativa. It doesn’t matter if it’s called a hybrid. Garlic cookies is supposed to be ‘indica’ dominant. This wasn’t. There’s a body effect and a mind effect that seem to be distinct from one another. The body effect is relaxing and gives a feeling of well being. The mind effect is an energetic and happy effect. It was very easy and relaxing to laugh, if such a thing is possible. I guess it must be as that’s exactly what it felt like.

The effect started about 5 or 6 minutes after I had a puff. First, my body started to feel relaxed. This would be a great buzz after the gym. As my body started to relax, my mind seemed to sharpen. It wasn’t a hugely focused effect, but it was very pleasant.

Effect Score: 16/20

ZuZu #19 Strain Review Summary

I can’t say ZuZu #19 created a truly memorable effect, but it was good. If you like a good combination effect, this is a strain you might really enjoy. If you want something to propel you through a creative day, ZuZu #19 is perhaps not the right strain for you. A light session of 1 or 2 puffs will keep you relaxed for two or three hours. As you move through the effect, you’ll just stay relaxed.

ZuZu #19 Strain Review Total Score: 79

Glue Trap Strain Review (Hybrid)

Glue Trap Strain Review (Hybrid)

Glue Trap Strain Review: Total Score: 79

Glue Trap is a hybrid cannabis strain. Called sativa by the dispensary (and probably the grower), it has as much body effect as mental effect. I would call this a hybrid, no matter what the label. The uplifting mental effect combined with the relaxing body effect was quite nice. I enjoyed a very calming body feeling allied with an energetic head buzz. Maybe not the best or the most defined strain I’ve had recently, but still very nice. It’s time to let all know about Glue Trap with an official Glue Trap Strain Review.

There are many growers and breeders of Gorilla Glue…oops, we have to call it GG#4. This is a hybrid of GG#4 and Guard Dog. I’ve consumed GG#4 before, but had never heard of Guard Dog.

Glue Trap – Appearance

Glue Trap Bud

A nice bud of Glue Trap

The buds were smallish and somewhat tight, but not really dense. I don’t know if this was outdoor or indoor grown. It was also heavily trimmed in a machine, but that’s the way most buds are delivered to dispensaries these days. The labor involved in hand trimming is huge and isn’t really economically feasible except for boutique growers. The buds were frosted all over with lots of pale to bright orange stigma. It wasn’t overly trimmed, but this is about as far as I like to go with machine trimmed bud.

Appearance Score: 16/20

Glue Trap – Aroma

The flower had nice terpenes, but there was nothing noteworthy. It was a good aroma, just had nothing that jumped out of the bud and into my olfactory. Don’t misunderstand, it was a nice aroma, but it wasn’t an extraordinary aroma. There’s lots of myrcene, some pinene, linalool and perhaps some camphene in the aroma, but nothing was dominant.

Aroma Score: 15/20

Glue Trap – Taste

As the aromas of this strain were not distinct, neither was the taste. It tasted like uh, weed! That’s it. This strain tasted like weed. The smoke was just slightly harsh, but the bud was decently cured and had a bit of a vegetative taste.

Taste Score: 12/20

Glue Trap – Effect

Glue Trap is a true hybrid. There’s a body effect and a mind effect that’s distinct from one another. The body effect is relaxing and gives a feeling of well being. The mind effect is an energetic and happy effect. It was very easy and relaxing to laugh, if such a thing is possible. I guess it must be as that’s exactly what it felt like.

The effect started about 5 or 6 minutes after I had a puff. First, my body started to feel relaxed. As my body started to relax, my mind seemed to sharpen. It wasn’t a hugely focused effect, but it was very pleasant. This would be a great buzz after the gym.

Effect Score: 16/20

Glue Trap Strain Review Summary

I can’t say Glue Trap created a truly memorable effect, but it was good. If you like a good combination effect, this is a strain you might really enjoy. If you want something to propel you through a creative day, Glue Trap is perhaps not the right strain. A light session of 1 or 2 puffs will keep you relaxed for two or three hours. As you move through the effect, you’ll just stay relaxed.

Glue Trap Strain Review Total Score: 79

Princess Nikita Strain Review (Sativa)

Princess Nikita Strain Review (Sativa)

Princess Nikita Strain Review: Total Score: 94

Princess Nikita is an unusual strain in the legal cannabis market. There are no other complete strain reviews of the Princess I’ve been able to find online. And…I’ve only seen Princess Nikita in one dispensary…in 4 states! It’s time to let the world know with an official Princess Nikita strain review!

There are few strains that truly stand out for the quality of their effect. There are even fewer strains that you’d want to go back to again and again because they offer an unique experience. Princess Nikita fits in the very few category. And the effect has what I call ‘edges’. It doesn’t mean it’s sharp. It means the effect is well defined. These buds were obtained from an Ann Arbor, MI medical dispensary, The Om of Medicine. This is one of my favorite dispensaries in Ann Arbor and the Om of Medicine is also the distributor for Tree Town Seeds, who bred this strain. Surprisingly, Tree Town Seeds is based in California even though Ann Arbor is also called tree town. And The Om of Medicine is the only distributor of their seeds outside of California. There must be a connection, given the name and their only distributor outside of California is in Ann Arbor.

Princess Nikita – Appearance

Princess NikitaThe buds were mid-sized and fairly loosely composed. There were small leaves on the outside, which isn’t always a bad thing. They buds didn’t seem to be trimmed to death in a machine and I liked the look. Frosted all over with lots of pale orange stigma inside the flower, protected by the few leaves. Many people expect an overly trimmed bud, but I like natural. And this was natural. I believe it was indoor grown because the buds were so loose, but it doesn’t matter as you will find out below.

Appearance Score: 17/20 (mostly because I like Princess Nikita)

Princess Nikita – Aroma

WOW! This flower has a very complex aroma. Even before I ground up the bud, it had a pronounced sweet spiciness in the foreground. The background had pine, and perhaps a faint aroma of violets. Very pleasurable. After grinding the flower the nose was even more pronounced with a big sweet spicy bang in my nose. The aromas are amazingly clear. There was even a hint of lemon terpene in there.

Aroma Score: 19/20

Princess Nikita – Taste

The taste followed the nose. It had a sweet spicy foretaste as soon as I lit it. A notable component of the taste is that it lingered. In wine it’s called the finish. The finish was nice, not smoky at all. The sweet spicy taste continued for several minutes. A finish is a rare thing in cannabis. I wonder if a grape grower or winemaker grew and cured this plant. I’ve rarely had cannabis with a finish. This was one of those times.

Taste Score: 19/20

Princess Nikita – Effect

Real sativa, or what I attribute to sativa, effect. Energizing. Focusing. Creative. And that’s by myself. In a group, I became a terrific stand-up comedian. Actually we all became good at stand-up together! I just loved Princess Nikita.

Focused, I wrote and edited some stories including a bit of this article. It doesn’t take long to identify that you’ve smoked something different than the run-of-the-mill cannabis you find in most stores and in most states. The effect really starts almost immediately, but really comes on at the 5-6 minute mark.

Effect Score: 19/20

Princess Nikita Strain Review Summary

If you want something to propel you through a creative day, Princess Nikita is a strain well worth seeking out. It doesn’t get tiring and a light session of 1 or 2 puffs will keep you going for several hours. As you move through the day, you’ll just stay engaged. I don’t believe I’ve ever had any bud before that had this many different strong effects. I liked it a lot. The effect is as complex as the aroma of this bud.

Princess Nikita Strain Review Total Score: 94

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