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Death Star The old stereotype that the cannabis community is composed of “a bunch of hippies” is being continually disproved as nerd culture firmly takes its roots in the MMJ world. As news broke in November that George Lucas would be selling the Star Wars franchise to Disney, we had to pick up some Death Star from the Good Meds Network in Denver. The name would fit on the strength of its genetics alone (Biodiesel crossed with Sensi Star), but the wide, round, almostuniform-in-color nugs resemble space stations that could decimate a planet. Out of the jar, the smell is much like the inside of a novelty Dark Vader mask, with notes of rubber and cranberry bog. Crushing a nug up reveals a mixed herbaceousness, like a meal at the local cantina. The initial rush from the Diesel is much more “Who’s your daddy?” than “Luke, I am your father,” but calms down noticeably during the second hour, helping to shed deep muscle and tissue pain from multiple back surgeries for one reviewer. With medical properties like this, we’ll classify the Death Star as “the light side” of the Force for once.
Blue Kudu Chocolate The kudu is a proud relative of the antelope, which boasts antlers that can be turned into a version of the vuvuzela, or the instrument that drove everyone insane during the World Cup. Want to tune out? Try a Blue Kudu Chocolate bar, one of the smallest, most potent edibles on the market. Think Mighty Mouse if he spent most of the day napping. The 100mg dosage would be one thing, but the fact that it’s packed into what is essentially a fun-sized candy bar is where it really hits you. Notches on the side do help divide it up into five 20mg-doses, which is where we recommend starting. Instead of a traditional chocolateonly snack, each Kudu bar is infused with a tangerine oil that gives it a touch of brightness that pairs well with the ganja flavor. We tried the indica bar (also available in sativa and hybrid) and were noticeably slowed within a half-hour of ingestion. This is not recommended for patients intending to do anything other than sleep. Several patients with high tolerances have noted that Blue Kudu Chocolate was an edible that “finally worked for them.” Kudos to them!
Snoop Dogg OG When Snoop Dogg returned from Jamaica as Snoop Lion, many wondered the same thing: “What was he smoking?” The fact is it’s hard to believe any strain can faze Mr. Calvin Broadus after all these years, but the Snoop Dogg OG from Native Roots in Denver could stand a chance. This 70/30 indica-dominant hybrid makes a lot of sense on paper: Take a couple of old school players like Lemon OG and Sour Diesel, remix them and hope you get a hit single out of it. The lemon, however, comes out very faint in the finished product, leaving a much more tour bus-like aroma in the air. The OG heritage is much more pronounced in the thick buds. Some reviewers felt this strain would be ideal if you were looking to pen some more Bone Thugs-ish lyrics, as the Sour D is racy to begin with and only slightly tapers off to “alert.” Avoid the gin and juice and look for someone to throw you a bone, as appetite stimulation was high—even chewing gum was nice as we needed something to do with our mouths. Hey, we can’t all be rap superstars.
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