Strain Review: 9 Pound Hammer

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Recently, I tried a strain I hadn't actually heard much about before. I told my caregiver that I needed something that was more of an indica because I was having more back pains than usual. That was when he suggested that I pick up this concentrate of something called 9 Pound Hammer. The concentrate itself was really dark, or brunette, if you will. It had a denser consistency, like brunettes tend to have. It reeked of diesel but also smelled a little sweet. It was one of the harshest smelling concentrates that I had ever smelled, but that is common for really good indicas, so I just took that as a good sign. After I smoked it, I immediately understood why it was called 9 Pound Hammer. It hit me…
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Strain Review: Sour Grapes

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Sour Grapes is a hybrid strain that is commonly confused with the strain Sour Grape. However, they are two entirely different strains. Sour Grapes is also sometimes called “Grape Stomper.” I have been seeing it all over the dispensaries lately, so I figured it was time to give it a try. I picked up some crumble, some shatter, and some bud, just to see how each one differed. The crumble and the bud smelled really strongly the second I opened the containers. It had the sharp scent of something incredibly sour—similarly to those sour sucking candies that, according to rumor, had to be reformulated because they were banned in the late 1990s. The buds' crystals were not as shimmery as those of a lot of plants, but it was sticky…
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Strain Review: Alien OG

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Alien OG is a strain that has been growing in popularity as of late. When I went to my local dispensary, I noticed that it was being offered and I had yet to try it. Being in a medical state, I have access to a lot of really wonderful strains, but I had not been lucky enough to come across Alien OG until about two weeks ago. Of course, I had to buy some flowers and some concentrate to give this hyped strain a try. Both the flowers and the concentrate smelled pretty skunky when I opened the containers. There was a slight pine undertone to the scent. It had a deep green color with a lot of nice, juicy crystals in each nugget of herb. The concentrate was more…
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Strain Review: Girl Scout Cookies

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There has been a lot of hype about Girl Scout Cookies lately. No, I'm not talking about the delicious snack you eat when you have the munchies. I am talking about the delicious substance that gives you the munchies. That's right. There is an actual marijuana strain called Girl Scout Cookies. Upon discovering this, I knew that I had to try it. When I initially got my hands on the strain, it smelled quite potent and had a lot of crystals. It was quite obviously a hybrid, judging by the appearance, and there was no way to tell what I felt was more dominant until I medicated with it. It was a bit of a creeper, meaning it took awhile to kick in properly, but I felt sativa effects, primarily,…
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Strain Review: Gorilla Glue #4

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I first found Gorilla Glue #4 in a concentrate form when I went into a medicinal marijuana dispensary in Detroit. I had heard about the indica-dominant hybrid winning first place at the 2014 Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles, but I wasn't aware that it was also grown in Michigan. It was very dark in color and had a very strong aroma when I smelled it. It was very clearly indica-dominant, which is what I was seeking. I bought it and took it home. Once I vaporized it, I immediately discovered an array of astonishing psychoactive effects. It was unlike any high that I had ever felt before. It was better. The Plant Itself Gorilla Glue #4, in its plant form, is riddled with beautiful, conical crystals. It is a very…
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