Cannabis Strain Review: Channel

“Channel”

There is an old saying that the children of famous people are usually talentless. But not in this case. This is one of those cases, when the child of two celebrities has become famous all on its own. “Chanel” was brought about by crossing the award-winning “Big Bud” with a veteran of the cannabis community and award-winning cannabis strain “Skunk“. Yes, that same “Skunk” that made a big splash in the 1980s. I don’t think “Channel” has ever won a Cannabis Cup, but the strain does have several notable awards and recognitions.

The flowers have great “bag appeal”. (they look even better in the jar) Buds are big and dense, and are covered in crystals. Very frosty looking nugs. The color is a mixture of light green and pale orange, with streaks of red and purple.

Once you light up, the taste is heavy and aromatic. You will remember the old school smell of kind bud. That dense, heavy skunky smell of your childhood marijuana adventures.

Once you smell your childhood, the effects will start to roll in like the ocean waves. This famous product of celebrities porking is very potent, and will hit you hard with each wave. It’s Indica dominant genetics will relax you and help you sleep. It is a great strain for people with insomnia or that have trouble calming down.

THC level: 24% CBD level: unknown

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Homemade Cannabis Tea (Attempt #1)

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All right, so I decided to make some cannabis tea. As you know, Russian people really like the tea, and I thought since I am experimenting with different “alternate” ways of consuming cannabis, I should try the most basic Russian beverage since the beginning of time. The Tea.

My process was fairly simple: grind up some top shelf flower, boil it in water with a little bit of butter, cinnamon, and cloves. Add some tea leaves later in the process. And slowly boil on low heat for about an hour, while gently stirring every few minutes.

After exactly an hour, I took the pot off the heat, let it cool down for a few minutes, and strained it through a cheesecloth filter into a glass measuring cup. The resulting liquid was brownish and greenish at the same time. Definitely not a natural color. It was very distinct smelling. It had a certain leafy, floral, raw smell and taste. I think it was because there was a lot of plant matter in there and the chlorophyll definitely affects the taste. I will be honest with you, it did not look anything like the picture above. My liquid was brown and green and very cloudy. With little speckles of oil on top from the butter.

When I let it cool down for a bit, and tried it oh, I could not finish the whole thing. I took a couple of little gulps, and did not want any more. It was definitely disgusting. I threw away the rest and drew some hearty but honest conclusions from this whole process.

Basically my conclusion is this: do not use plant matter or trim when cooking or making edibles or drinkables. Use the concentrates.

If you are located in the area where medical marijuana is not readily available, remember that you can always make your own concentrates from high grade bud.

I just saw a great video on RSO, and the healing power that the oil contains. My next step is to actually make some Rick Simpson Oil, using the very household items like grain alcohol. But that’s another story.

Cannabis Strain Review: Death Stomper

This is another new crossbreed from the Michigan medicinal land. “Death Stomper” came about by crossing the award winning “Deathstar” with one of the early day Cannabis Cup winners “Champagne“. The result is an incredibly potent strain that brings the best of both worlds. Big, dense buds and large yields together with a sedating, mind numbing high are sure to make this celebrity child famous all on it’s own.

The flowers have great “bag appeal”. Buds are big and dense, and incredibly frosty. They are light green in color, with streaks of purple and orange.

Once you light up, you taste the forrest with all it’s sweet and piny and woody mixes.

Once you taste the forrest, it’s time to relax. And believe me, this offspring of the Evil Empire will put you on your ass. Perfect for people who have trouble sleeping, or relaxing in general.

I don’t know the exact THC and CBD content, but it is some potent stuff.

 

 

 

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Cannabis Strain Review: Grease Monkey

So about this Grease Monkey. I am not 100% sure what the origins of the genetics are on this particular one, I was not able to find it in any of the major seed banks. (Although I have to be honest with you I wasn’t looking very hard). I was first introduced to this particular strain by my Michigan connection, and immediately recognized a future or maybe even a past Cannabis Cup winner. (It would be awesome if it was like a 1990s Cannabis Cup winner).

The first thing you notice when you pick up a bag of this crazy chronic is the unique coloration. The color is very pale pinkish purple with some frosty tan hues. There are some very purple looking buds every now and again. And you can often find purple and pink and white mixed like a swirl. It’s crazy looking. Exotic even.

The second thing you notice is the very unique taste. Thin, fruity, almost sour like, and definitely one of a kind. Does not leave a nasty after taste like some of the other hybrids. (I’m assuming that it’s a hybrid because you get a very uplifting head high in addition to the body couch-lock buzz)

The last thing you notice is the incredibly strong buzz. The high is strong and almost narcotic. The effects are relaxing and very couch locking. Although creativity has been known to spike while smoking this incredible dank.

It also helps that this particular strain has an incredibly high THC and CBD levels. So yeah it gets you fucked up. For real! This is an excellent candidate for medicinal marijuana patients, and because of the high CBD content it is great for extracting oils and concentrates.

This particular strain is in my Top 5 for the best tasting list, and my Top 5 most potent list. And for good reasons. I am hoping to eventually get a clone from my Michigan people.

My Top 5 Tastiest Cannabis Strains

People have been asking me what are my favorite strains to smoke, and I always answer with a question: “Do you mean the most potent? Or the most tastiest?”. If we are talking about my favorite to smoke, then the tastiest would have preference. So I have compiled a list of my Top 5 most tastiest strains of marijuana.

My Top 5 Most Tastiest Marijuana Strains

  1. Blue Dream – I just recently tried the blue dream, but it is by far the tastiest strain of cannabis I have ever tried!! Ever. It is sweet and fruity and light and has a unique taste, not to mention a unique uplifting High.
  2. Grease Monkey – This is another recent edition to the Top 5 most tasty list. My Michigan connection grows this organically, and it is top-notch genetics. Winner of some big awards. Has a very rare pinkish purple coloration, and a very unique taste.  Incredibly high in THC and CBD levels.
  3. Girl Scout Cookies – A long-time favorite of mine. I fell in love with this in college, and when some top shelf weed started coming around on the regular basis, I had a chance to taste a wide variety of prize winning marijuana. Girl Scout Cookies are very tasty !!
  4. Cherry Bomb – This is some of those English, or better yet Great Britain’s genetics. Super sweet hybrid with distinct red and orange coloring and intense, overwhelming sweet taste.
  5. Cookies Kush – This is also a recent discovery. I got an onion of this to try with my regular order, and was pleasantly surprised of the quality and taste. Reminded me of Blue Dream, but a totally different kind of high.

Cannabis Strain Review: Cookies Kush

Ohh, you know how I really like tasty weed. Well this is definitely one for the tasty column. Introducing: Cookies Kush ! This delicious marijuana strain comes from crossing an award winning “Girl Scout Cookies” with an award winning “Rolex OG Kush“. The result is a hard hitting Indica with a great, sweet taste, and big dense buds.

I have to be honest, this is definitely in the top 5 on my Tastiest List. Don’t get me wrong, this is NO Blue Dream. But it’s pretty damn close.  This amazing strain is a true Indica.  It took 1st Prize Cannabis Cup HTCC 2014 in Amsterdam, so you know it is the cream of the crop.  It sports a fairly high 24% THC level, and a 1.2% CBD level, which makes it an ideal candidate for medicinal uses.

The flowers themselves have top shelf bag appeal. Buds are dense and coated with a generous layer of trichomes. The coloring is light green with traces of white and orange.  The taste is sweet, chocolaty with a small whiff of mint.

Available from Barneys Farm.