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.
Candyland strain on my recent trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA. After being on the prowl for a good batch of this strain for months, I couldn’t be more excited to see it on the shelf.
Ken Estes has a history of creating award winning hybrids, and the Candyland strain is his latest creation. It stems from two Grand Daddy Purp Collective classics – Bay Platinum Cookies and Ken’s Grand Daddy Purple (GDP).
As far as genetics are concerned, the Bay Platinum Cookies strain is a combination of the Bay 11 strain (an unknown Sativa) and a Platinum Cookies phenotype from the Bay Area. Combine this with the Ken’s GDP strain’s genetic lineage (Big Bud X Purple Urkle) and you have quite the cocktail.
Overall, I would expect the Candyland strain to be great option for stress and anxiety relief. It may also be beneficial for patients who suffer from PTSD, OCD, neuropathic pain, depression, and more.
Look – Tight light green nuggets with a good covering of crystals and orange hair patches here and there
Smell – When I first opened the container the lemon aroma hit me immediately. It isn’t like a Train wreck lemon pledge/pinesol smell, it has a more distinct clean citrus lemon fragrance to it, with earthy kush undertones.
Taste – I’m used to kush that has an earthiness on the exhale. Lemon Kush marijuana is the complete opposite. It had a strong earthy taste on the inhale that seemed like it was going to expand a lot, but on the exhale it was a smooth clean citrus taste.
It will still make you cough, but not as bad as you think it will when you first inhale Effects – Lemon Kush weed definitely leans towards the Indica side, but it has a strong cerebral effect too. In social situations you will be relaxed yet also still alert and able to function. If you smoke it before bedtime, it will most surely help you get some Zzzzz’s. This is a very nice Indica leaning hybrid that gives you the best of both.
Sour Diesel Marijuana Strain Genetics – 91 Chemdawg x Mass Super Skunk/NL (60% Indica : 40% Sativa)
Flowering Time – 10 Weeks
Yield – 450-550g/m2
Look – Lime green buds covered with trichomes and light orange hairs.
Smell – There are only two words to describe the way this marijuana strain smells. Sour Fuel.
Taste – Nice and sour on the inhale, and a nice fuely exhale that stays on the tongue long after smoking.
Effects – Even though this is an Indica dominant strain, it is very cerebral, with a nice calming, relaxing effect.
Medical Uses – Mood enhancement, stress, muscle relaxant
Additional Strain Info
The Sour Diesel is a good yielding, stretchy strain that produces light green, frosty, sour flowers that have a pinkish color when finishing. The Sour Diesel is best if you let it go the full 10 weeks and the taste lingers in your mouth well after the exhale. It is recommended to pinch and bend the tops as she grows because of the stretch, this will also improve yields. If height is an issue, you can still take advantage of this strains stretch in the first 3 weeks by putting your rooted clones directly into flower for a 3-4 foot finish or 1-1.3 meter finish. The Sour D. is great for the beginner or the experienced grower because she is not too nutrient sensitive and can be worked to perfection! A favorite among favorite and well documented you can now add Sour Diesel to your garden and see what all the fuss is about. 2nd Hash HT Cannabis Cup 2010
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.
Look – This strain looked way more like Sour Diesel than Strawberry Cough. Darker green spear tip shaped buds with peach colored pistils, the trichome coverage gives it a grey looking color under certain lighting. This bud isn’t too compact, not really airy though.
Smell – I didn’t really notice a Strawberry smell, this particular phenotype leans heavily towards Sour Diesel and smells just like diesel fuel or a gas station with earthy kush undertones.
Taste – Same as the smell, very fuely with a great fuel/kushy earth aftertaste. This smoke is nice and thick on the inhale/exhale and the Strawberry Cough comes through with nice expansion in the lungs.
Effects – Strawberry Diesel is a pretty heady marijuana and it also gives a nice body relaxation. Smoke a little of it during the day to receive a lighter head effect, then smoke more at night to help you sleep. I also noticed an onset of munchies. This is a very good all around marijuana strain.
Medical Uses – Anxiety, depression, stress, muscle relaxation, pain relief, appetite, sleep aid
The AK47 strain is a classic Sativa-dominant hybrid created by mixing Colombian (Sativa), Mexican (Sativa), Thailand (Sativa), and Afghanistan (Indica). The Banana Kush strain was the result of combining the OG Kush,Skunk #1, and Haze strains.
With this genetic lineage, I assumed that the AK Banana stain would be closer to the Sativa end of the spectrum. However, the effects that I experienced made me believe that it is nearly a 50/50 hybrid.
However, this time around seemed to stand out even more with their offering of Holy Grail Kush and the AK Banana strains.
Like the name would suggest, this batch of AK Banana had a subtle banana aroma that filled the room once the flowers were broken up. I was happy to see that this banana influence translated into taste exceedingly well.
The effects I experienced with this batch of the AK Banana strain were deceptively heavy. It was a sort of couch-lock I’ve never really encountered in the past. My mind wasn’t at all tired or cloudy, but my body did not want to move…at all.
I found the AK Banana strain to be a great option when in need of relief from chronic stress and anxiety. It may also benefit those who suffer from depression, schizophrenia, muscle spasms, migraines, and more.
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.
With so many different types of haze put together it is no wonder why Chocolope is known to predominantly affect the head with a tranquil mind-warp. It is a stable Sativa master-piece that is easy to grow, produces well, and hits noticeably smooth.
It’s important to note that this strain doesn’t actually have that strong of a chocolate stench. It is much more of a sweet grapefruit aroma with only slight undertones of chocolate.
This makes sense, considering that the Chocolate Thai strain doesn’t have the most obvious chocolate aroma either.
It seemed to calm the nerves instantly, while providing a decent amount of uplifting energy. It quickly became one of our favorite Sativa strains to medicate with before a long day of work. It tends to make the day more enjoyable.
The Chocolope strain may benefit those suffering from depression, chronic stress, fatigue and more.
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.