Razzle Dazzle A good “razzle dazzle” move is a staple of magicians, running backs and one of the most purple strains we’ve come across in Colorado. Yes, Colorado Springs’ Briargate Wellness Center brings the serious eye candy with its Razzle Dazzle, rumored to be a cross of Blueberry and White Russian. Judging from the coloration of the stem, this isn’t cold induced purps, either, with calyxes that would make The Artist Formerly Known as Prince jealous. Or is he just Prince again? An almost sugary sweetness makes this strain intoxicating; as if each nug was spritzed with perfume made from Beaujolais. Being an indica-dominant hybrid (70/30), we found Razzle Dazzle to be similar to a glass of wine after a long day of work: relaxing, not too sleepy, but also not enough to keep us up when we were ready to crash. Use a bowl of Razzle Dazzle to deal with nagging pain without being relegated to a night on the couch, or for a little dessert before dinner. Just be careful medicating during the day if discretion is important: this strain will trigger severe bloodshot eyes.
Sweet Grass Kitchen Peanut Butter Jelly Cup It doesn’t take a dancing cartoon banana to know when “It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time” (Google it. Trust us). Sweet Grass Kitchen, known for its baked goods line featuring a truffle brownie and an impressive variety of cookies, has come up with a truly unique PB&J cup, available at The Herbal Cure in Denver. We’re not sure how they manage to inject the strawberry jam into a small cavern in the center of the pastry, but all we wanted was more of it. The peanut butter crumble does just that, yet we found it moist and not at all soggy. Sweet Grass uses a triple-filtered, 72-hour extraction process that yields some of the best cannabutter we’ve tried in a while, with a “green” taste that’s notably balanced by the peanut butter. Each cup weighs in with 75mg of active THC, so a third (or roughly one big bite) serves as a great dose for the average patient. Most reviewers found the medicating effects strong, yet social, with very little of the discomfort that typically sets in when taking too large a dose. Reviewers who ate a full cup started off in the same boat . . . then quickly fell overboard, looking for a good couch to lay their heads while everyone else around them danced like a certain cartoon banana.
Lemon Skunk There are very few situations in life where buying a “lemon” is advised. In fact, if you’re not making a pie, an Italian chicken dish or an -ade, we’d discourage it altogether. The Lemon Skunk at Frosted Leaf’s two Denver locations definitely bucks the trend. Just like a burst of citrus zest, this strain definitely woke us up, as if it had been accompanied by a fresh shot of espresso. Moods were elevated up to the top branches, and doing anything physical was extremely pleasant. An 80-percent sativa hybrid, Lemon Skunk functions best as a mood enhancer than a pain reliever—but patients should find its cerebral effects to be just the thing to get their morning started right. This strain’s hallmarks are mellow notes of said yellow fruit peeking out behind a more noticeable funk that is slightly peppery at times. The lightly colored, barely orange hairs reminded us of Island Sweet Skunk. The tremendous density and bud structure are beyond compare, and we were also very pleased with the trichome development. Who are we kidding? We were very pleased with everything that morning.
DECEMBER 2012 • CULTURE 27