Common sense told me that the Purple Crack strain was most likely the result of crossing the ever-popularGreen Crack strain with some variation of Granddaddy Purple. However, I quickly learned that the Purple Crack strain is actually a cross of Green Crack and the Juicy Fruit strain (aka Fruity Juice).
Knowing this, I was excited to see how these two classic Sativa-dominant hybrids would come together. The racy effects traditionally associated with the Green Crack strain are precisely what I look for when medicating in the morning. Combining these effects with the sweet flavor of the Juicy Fruit strain created some significantly high expectations in my mind.
As is often the case when smoking or vaporizing cannabis, the effects of the Purple Crack strain started to present themselves almost instantly.
I did experience a slight energy boost, but it was much more mellow than the fast-paced experience that I’ve come to expect when medicating with the Green Crack strain. The effects were far more consistent with my expectations of the Juicy Fruit strain, which is often more of a cerebral experience that helps spark my imagination.
Overall, I would say the Purple Crack strain is good option for patients looking to relieve stress and depressionduring the day. It may also be beneficial for patients who suffer from PTSD, OCD, neuropathic pain, social anxiety and more.
Looks: Many Different shades of Bright Green, dense, small, circular, popcorn sized nugs, many orange hairs, Huge crystals.
Smell: Very Very Distinct. Extremely Floral (A hint of Rose), Pungent (Almost burns my nostrils). Nothing else like it.
Taste: Extremely Smooth. Thick, milky white smoke.
Effects: Tolerance is not a factor. True California OG Kush will have anyone Blown. As a resident of CA, I’ve smoked the finest. But OG Kush from the lovely city of Los Angeles is THE BEST shit I’ve ever chiefed.
Potency: 10/10 Depending on how much you smoke of regular shit, cut that amount in half, then again, that is how much OG you should smoke if you don’t want to be straight trippin’ out.
It’s a shame this medical marijuana strain isn’t as ubiquitous as it once was but it makes sense why it growers choose strains that perform better and grow faster. Panama Red seems to be one of those strains that if you want to get your hands on a bunch of it, you need to find some good seeds, take your time, and grow it yourself.
Panama Red strain is an old school pure Sativa from the Panama region that was extremely popular between 1960 to the early 90’s. Since then, the genetics have died off slowly as most growers have switched to other Sativa strains that have faster grow cycles (to have more profitable grows). Panama Red’s flowering time is roughly 11-13 weeks which is longer than the most other popular Sativa strains.
Its budding notoriety in the UK caused Cheese clones to be passed around an extensive network of growers all throughout the 90’s. Cheese was a clone-only strain for some time, but many phenotypes of Cheese have surfaced since. It is believed by some that the original UK/Exodus phenotype is still floating around in the hands of the most senior of growers. It would be something special to get our hands on a bag of that medicine.
The taste is akin to the smell; it’s fruity with hints of berries, cheese, and undertones of skunk. Upon exhale, the flavors of skunk and cheese coat your mouth, and lingers between hits. This is when the cheese flavor is most noticeable. The smoke is potent, with a ‘stoned’ effect immediately settling in behind the eyes all the way down to our legs.
It’s 50% Indica and 50% Sativa lineage make the UK Cheese strain a perfect blend of body and mind. After two small bowls we experienced a severe case of ‘couch-lock’ accompanied by an uplifting, euphoric effect. We found it easy to focus and get work done after smoking UK Cheese. Nonetheless, you have no desire to move once you get settled in your chair.
UK Cheese is an ideal strain for patients seeking daytime pain, stress, and anxiety relief without the fear of crashing. It could also serve as an anti-depressant, as it puts you in high spirits after just one draw from the bong (no pun intended). UK Cheese remains one of our favorite Hybrid strains to medicate with during the day.
Cali Kush must have been a no-brainer when it came time to name this strain given the popularity of Kush varieties in The Golden State. Its buds are large and dense with few leaves and not many pistils. The flowers will be light green shot through with icy blue and packed with trichomes throughout. Cali Kush buds have a fruity citrus aroma with the darker coffee notes of a kush. Spicier tones and the coffee kushness are more apparent in the taste. The indica-dominant variation of this hybrid has been more popular, but a sativa-dominant version has also been spotted.
Being in California, I’ve had the opportunity to to enjoy both of these strains on plenty of occasions. They are definitely two of my favorites, albeit for different reasons. I’ve come to expect an energetic, racy experience with the Green Crack strain, and a mild, euphoric effect from Jack Herer.
Being so familiar with the Cracker Jack strain’s parents, I was excited to see how well their characteristics would mesh together. Interestingly enough, it was exactly what I would expect.
The aroma of the Cracker Jack strain was nearly the same floral scent that I’ve come to expect from the best batches of Green Crack. However, the Jack Herer influence made itself known as soon I could taste the vapor
As for its effects, the Cracker Jack strain gave me a slight surge of energy that great in the morning. However, it was not nearly as racy as the Green Crack strain.
In fact, the Jack Herer seemed to help counter this effect; so much so that I find the Cracker Jack strain to be helpful when I’m in need of soothing anxiety relief.
Patients who prefer a noticeable body melt when they medicate would be unlikely to declare the Cracker Jack strain as their first choice. However, it could be ideal for those who gravitate towards strains with a more uplifting head high. It may be most beneficial those who suffer from depression, schizophrenia, OCD, or anxiety.
The Alaskan Thunder (ATF for short) strain originates from the Matanuska Valley in Alaska and its Sativa genetics are somewhat of a mystery. Being a Sativa, this strain really only affects your head and is a popular choice of medication for medical marijuana patients suffering from chronic migraines, PTSD, sleep disorders, and more.
The Alaskan Thunder Fuck strain is known for its ability to create a soaring, cerebral head-high. It can definitely take your mind for a ride, so you may want to start with low quantities (1-2 puffs), if you are a first-time patient who is afraid of experiencing any sort of paranoia.
Alaskan Thunder Fuck should be considered a morning or day-time Sativa due to its peaceful, uplifting nature. This strain always makes me feel more talkative than normal, and even more intellectual at times, due to its deep, thought-inducing high.
Asteroid OG strain on my recent trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA. I had seen batches of this strain in the past, but I never ventured to give it a try, mostly because nobody was able to give me a definitive answer on the genetics.
The effects of medicating with this strain started to set in almost instantly – first taking over my mind, and then making the limbs throughout my body heavy.
I was completely relaxed after medicating with the Asteroid OG strain, but I had to deal with some serious couchlock. So, it may be best reserved for those late night evening sessions when you don’t have much else to do.
Asteroid OG strain particularly useful when I was in need of some stress and anxiety relief. I expect that it would also be useful for those suffering from depression, PTSD or OCD.
on’t let the name fool you: this is pure cannabis. Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus as it induces an invigorating mental buzz that keeps you going throughout the day. With a tangy, fruity flavor redolent of mango, Green Crack is the perfect daytime medication for patients treating fatigue, stress, and depression.
Green Crack has branched into two genetic lineages, the most common of which is its sativa line descended from Skunk #1. The 75% indica variety of Green Crack is said to have come from an Afghani strain, and is marked by a tighter bud structure. Because its name perpetuates a negative image of cannabis, some people have taken to calling this strain Cush (with a ‘C’) or Green Cush instead
Moonrock is easily one of the most powerful cannabis products on the planet. They have taken an average cannabis bud and kicked it into high gear with the hash oil and kief.
This process leads the product to carry a 51.2% THC rating. In small doses, this is effective in pain reduction, stimulating appetite and nausea reduction. The product also boasts a .15% CBD rating which can combat pain, anxiety and other medical conditions.
For the best taste and smoke, it is recommended by the girls at Kush N Wax to use a hash bowl or pipe, along with not breaking down the bud with a grinder as you will lose most of the kief in that process.
As the story goes, the NYC Diesel strain originates from a bagseed that Soma came across while living in New York. Many people will say that the seed was a phenotype of Sour Diesel, but it’s possible that it was actually the original Diesel strain or another strain with a similar terpene profile.
With that being said, Soma is rumored to have crossed this bagseed with Shantibaba‘s popular Afghani X Hawaiian male plant.
The NYC Diesel strain has been the go-to morning strain for me the past few days. This batch smells just like the Sour Diesel strain, but with more of a sugary sweetness to it. The vapor is smooth, and leaves a pungent gassy after-taste that is similar to that of cookies.
I found the NYC Diesel strain to produce an energetic high that would be great for exploring a city or getting active in any way. It seems to speed up the brain and make it race with ideas, making it the perfect choice for artists looking to get their creative juices flowing.
After medicating with the NYC Diesel, I would expect it to be a solid choice for patients in need of some serious stress relief. This strain can be stoney – it may be best reserved for weekends or vacations when you don’t have much physical work to do.