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Lemon cheese strain

Pretty sure I got the same stuff literally as someone else who wrote a review for this LOL 🤣. Got some franco’s lemon cheese from Boston area. Fantastic strain in pretty much every way. Sativa dominant but definitely a kick of indica for me. Not a super cerebral sativa though that some find a bit racey, just well balanced. Flavor is spot on. Lemony with a little of that cheese funk at the end. Super smooth and super potent smelling and tasting. They did franco proud with it and luckily I got some that was grown extremely well!

This strain is fantastic. Flavor is mostly lemon with a hint of that cheese funk near the end. Super smooth smoke. Definitely creeps on the sativa side more for me from that super lemon haze but you get some of that indica from the cheese in the background. Only thing I should mention I’m pretty sure I got the same stuff from the guy who said he got in Boston for 280 a z too! 😆🤣.

Franco’s Lemon Cheese. Lemon, Earthy Lemon, Open the bag ( see photo of 3 nugs ). a gorgeous bud just to admire, Grind these beautiful soft nuggets and release more lemony, earthy with slight stone fruit undertones very light skunk Lighting it up, the smoke is rich, very smooth and of course lemon exhale and very slighty skunk on the nose, smooth light inhale. heavier on the exhale. a really beautiful smoking bud, high coming on a little creep of euphoria. tingling 10 mintues in in full buzz mode relaxing, feeling great. mellow high only smoked half as joint so far. feels like a great day time high, def some energy and focus. could be a good strain for ADHD 280 a Z – Black Market – Boston area

Excellent strain with phenomenal terpene production. It’s stimulating and uplifting. It’s one of favorite strains to grow. And for the other commenter, it is excellent in edible form. One of my favorite daytime strains.

Got this from my local dispensary. What a unique smell and very sticky. The smell is hard to put into words honestly but very unique and incredible. Tastes fresh and what a great euphoric and energizing vibe I got from this. Definitely be a staple in my day smoking grind. Might be interesting to throw this strain into some edible cookies. Cheers!

Lemon Cheese is a slightly sativa dominant hybrid strain (60% sativa/40% indica) created through crossing the classic Exodus Cheese X Super Lemon Haze strains. In terms of flavor, the name “Lemon Cheese” says it all. This baby packs a sweet and sour lemony flavor with a rich pungent cheese exhale…

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Killer Kush Lollipops

It’s October. And Halloween is only 30 days away. Which got me thinking that I need to make those Cannabis Infused Lollipops I mastered last year, because Halloween is not just for kids and all the 21 and up trick or treaters love these cannabis infused lollipops.

What you’ll need:

  • 2 lollipop molds, I bought this skull one from Party City
  • lollipop sticks, also available in the same store.
  • 1 pack of Jello of color and flavor of your choice.
  • 1/2 stick CannaButter (Cannabis Infused Butter).
  • 3/4 cup white sugar.
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup.
  • Nonstick cooking spray aka Pam.
  • cooking pot.

Instructions:

  1. Spray your lollipop molds with non stick cooking spray generously.
  2. On the stove top with your cooking pot over a low-medium flame mix the sugar, corn syrup and CannaButter together stirring frequently until the sugar dissolves completely and starts to boil like this:
  3. At that moment look at the time. (Be patient you don’t want to ruin the butter by turning up the heat.)
  4. Add the Jello of your choice and mix constantly for exactly 7 minutes. It’s going to seem lie the longest 7 minutes of your life but it’s totally worth it!
  5. And here’s where mastery comes in. (my first time was a disaster) Pour your liquid candy into your already cooking sprayed lollipop molds.
  6. The lollipops will get firm pretty fast and so when it starts hardening add your lollipop sticks.
  7. A few minutes later they will be totally solid and your done! Take them out the molds and enjoy!

Hope you all have a great Halloween! And as always stay lit fam!

because Halloween is not just for kids and all the 21 and up trick or treaters love these cannabis infused lollipops.

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5 Secrets to Growing Top-Shelf Bud

by Sirius Fourside

Have you ever had cannabis that was just…so so? Mediocre? Just okay? Cannabis that’s ‘just alright’?

Have you ever had cannabis that was so good, you want to save it so you can have it as long as possible? Cannabis so good that you inspect it closely as if you could somehow see why it’s so great?

What makes the difference between the two?

The look of the bud in addition to its potency, taste and smell is what makes cannabis seem top-shelf to the user.

But what happens when you’re growing cannabis that makes gives it these desirable qualities?

In this weeks issue of the GrowWeedEasy newsletter, you’re going to see what growing practices are responsible for making the difference between mid-to-low-grade cannabis flowers and top-shelf bud!

You’ve probably heard it a million times, but good cannabis starts with good genes. Having seeds with good attributes to work with gives you a plant that will flourish under the right conditions as opposed to just surviving.

All cannabis strains have their own attributes, so the best thing to do is to find one that fits what you’re looking for. Some strains are high in THC, some are known for tasting pleasant, some are high in CBD, etc.

In any case, growing cannabis from ‘bagseed’ is an easy way to lower your chances of growing great weed. In a best case scenario with bagseed, you’ll get a female seed as good as one from a seed bank. In a not-even-the-worst-case-scenario, you could get a male seed that grows a runt plant from a weak strain. Or even worse…it’s not even cannabis!

There are quite a few places you can go to get seeds with good genes, I’ve had the most luck and the least trouble with ordering from a trustworthy seed bank. Personally, I use Nirvana Seeds for their high-quality strains and I’ve got 100% of my shipments from them, but I’m also a big fan of seeds from Barneys Farm and DNA Genetics.

High Light Intensity

The amount of light your plant receives in it’s life can be used as a good indicator of how close it will get to its maximum potency when all other conditions are met. In fact, outside of genetics, light-intensity plays the biggest role in determining how big/hefty/potent your buds will be.

This means that even if you get seeds from a strain that is known to have 22% THC, the plant will need enough light to allow it to grow to this level of potency. This doesn’t mean that you need a 1000 watt HPS to grow great bud, but it does mean that you’re probably not going to grow top-shelf buds with a single 26 watt cfl bulb.

So much is enough?

Unfortunately, this is a question that is very difficult to answer as it depends on the specific strain you’re growing, the area you’re growing in, and the size of the plant being grown (smaller plants need less light). The general rule to go with is “more is better”, and watch your plants to see how they react. In most cases, it’s hard to give your plants too much light unless you have a high powered LED or a 1000 watt HPS.

Harvesting At The Right Time

For many growers, this is the toughest part to get right. Why?

Because you can buy seeds with awesome genes, and you can buy a MH/HPS combo that will flood your cannabis with light, but you can’t buy patience! And boy will a flowering cannabis plant try your patience!

Aside from becoming ever more picky about which nutrients they get, flowering plants will begin to smell ever-more enticing and look more and more ready to harvest. The problem is that there is a small 2-3 week window in which cannabis should be harvested, and most growers (myself included) get the urge to take them down prematurely.

Whenever your plants are flowering and you get the feeling you should harvest them because they look ready, reference this page and double check to make sure they are: https://www.growweedeasy.com/how-do-i-know-when-to-harvest-marijuana. Harvesting early is an easy way to ruin the buds you’ve taken so long to grow, so double, triple and quadruple check they’re they’re ready before you cut down a single bud!

Many growers consider drying and curing to be two parts of the same process, but I like to separate them to really underline the important steps involved.

It’s important to not only dry your newly harvested buds before they can be used, but you want to dry them as slowly as possible. Drying buds too quickly can make them crispy and harsh, and will make them smell – ironically – like cut grass.

A good way to keep moisture in the plant and keep it from drying too quickly is to trim the harvested branches after they’ve been dried. Having the extra leaves left on will cause the plant to dry slower since there is more actual plant to dry out.

Personally, I trim my buds before I dry them since it seems to be easier for me while trimming and when I’m cutting buds off of the stem. From there the buds can be hung up to dry, or placed on a drying rack.

In either case, I would recommend leaving on as much stem as you can as it slows the drying process, and is easy to remove later. I would also recommend hanging your buds upside down to dry before testing any other methods. Anecdotally, I’ve found that buds that retain their stems and are hung upside down to dry tend to dry much slower than on a rack…which is exactly what you want!

In short, dry your buds for as long as you can. Aim for more than 5 days, with a goal of 8-10!

Once your buds have been properly dried, the only thing left to do is cure your buds. This last step won’t add to their potency per se, but it’s largely responsible for the taste and smell we all love.

Essentially, curing your buds involves sealing them in an airtight container for at least 2-3 weeks. During this time, the jars are periodically jostled, opened, emptied and refilled with the same buds. This will give the buds to ‘get rid of’ certain not-so-tasty chemicals, and the jostling, emptying, etc. will help prevent mold from forming.

To get a step-by-step tutorial on the drying and curing processes, see our article on GrowWeedEasy.com: https://www.growweedeasy.com/how-to-cure-buds.

The Short Version

Here’s the meat & potatoes of this article in case you forgot any part of it(as some of us are prone to do):

Potent, top-shelf bud requires these 5 things:

  1. Good genes (Get good seeds)
  2. High Light Intensity (More light is better for your plants)
  3. Harvesting at the right time (You only get one chance; patience is key!)
  4. Slow Drying (The slower you dry your bud, the better)
  5. Proper Curing (Put them in a jar and let them out every so often until they’re done)

Great Bud Starts with Great Seeds!

What’s the first step in creating fat, potent, mind-blowing buds?

GOOD GENES!

Make sure you start on the right path by beginning your next grow with a with a hearty, potent, higih yielding strain!

“Nirvana Aurora Indica is an F1 hybrid of Afghan and Northern Light. Its plants stay short, producing heavy colas and dense buds. This marijuana strain produces exceptional amounts of resin, resulting in a deep, near-black hash with a tasty aroma and a heavy buzz.”

“BlackJack produces hard buds with huge, grape-like calyxes that are completely encrusted with THC! The smoke is heavy and flavorsome, and produces an exceptionally long-lasting high.”

“Nirvana Wonder Woman is another one of those fabulous new high-volume marijuana plants. Wonder Woman bears rock hard buds which are easy to trim. The smoke of this cannabis variety has a classic, rich, skunky flavour accompanied by a long-lasting buzz.”

5 Secrets to Growing Top-Shelf Bud by Sirius Fourside Have you ever had cannabis that was just…so so? Mediocre? Just okay? Cannabis that’s ‘just alright’? Have you ever had cannabis that

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“What is black garlic?” and other frequently asked questions!

Diced Black Garlic from Black Garlic North America

It’s been a while since we have done an FAQ! You have more black garlic questions, and we have more answers! Black Garlic can be a little confusing but once you understand this sweet ingredient, we hope that you will give it a try. Let’s break it down!

1. What is Black Garlic?

Black garlic is fresh garlic that has gone through a high-heat, long-duration fermentation process. That’s right, our Black Garlic is a single-ingredient food that is made from those white bulbs of fresh garlic you’ve undoubtedly eaten many times. You cannot buy “black garlic seeds” and plant them because black garlic isn’t a garlic plant variety, but we have seen some fraudsters on Amazon selling “black garlic seeds” and getting horrible ratings from unsuspecting buyers.

During planting season, we plant fresh “white” garlic cloves and grow garlic bulbs that will eventually become black garlic. After fermentation, the garlic is aged for a long period of time, which allows the sweet flavor to become richer. The garlic is fermented as a whole bulb, and when it emerges from the fermentation process it has changed color, texture, taste, and has completely different uses when compared to fresh garlic. In order to create our black garlic products, we do not add ingredients like water, oil, sugar or preservatives. Our only ingredient is garlic. Though, you should check the labels of your favorite black garlic brands as not all producers can make that claim.

2. What does Black Garlic taste like?

Black garlic is “Garlic’s Sweet Secret” TM. The flavor of black garlic is very complex and hard to describe but we would describe it as sweet, savory, and umami (meaty savory note), with subtle licorice, molasses, date and garlic notes. The mix of the chewy texture and flavor makes the product irresistible and we think that you will agree once you have tasted it! Don’t believe us? Check out what others have written about black garlic’s unique flavor profile:

From The Mancunion’s article “Fermented Foods Are More Than A Fad” by Milo Diduca: [black garlic] has a very mellow almost sweet caramel taste with none of the heat from regular garlic… Black garlic has a smoky, sweet caramelised flavour and a sticky almost spreadable consistency. Again, like most fermented foods, it adds a huge savoury, umami punch to pretty much anything it is used in. It is an incredibly versatile ingredient, but remember to use more than you would standard garlic as it isn’t quite as harsh.

From Edible Online’s article, “Chefs Are Going Crazy for Black Garlic (and You Will, Too): Funky black garlic has chefs practicing the dark arts” by Ariel Stanek: Sweet, earthy, minus the allium’s characteristic heat—think of it as garlic’s umami-packed shadow. For in-the-know chefs, it’s the shortcut to adding intense “what is that?” flavor to everything from mayo to steak.”

Organic Peeled Black Garlic Cloves from Black Garlic North America; made with only one ingredient: Organic Garlic.

3. What makes Black Garlic chewy?

Black Garlic is slightly dried. Think about grapes and raisins; grapes are crisp and raisins are chewy. The same analogy can be used between garlic and black garlic.

4. Why is Black Garlic sweet?

During the fermentation process the stored carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars rendering a sweet flavor. Think about brown rice and brown rice syrup. Rice has no sweetness, but after a special fermentation brown rice starch is broken down to form a sweet brown rice syrup.

5. How is Black Garlic sold?

We sell our Black Garlic as whole bulbs, peeled cloves, puree, and black garlic powder! Some of our products are available in certified organic, and we will soon be offering more new products! This year, we launched our Black Garlic Powder and Diced Black Garlic but there are still more surprises to come!

The black garlic product that works best for you will likely depend on your taste or on what you will be creating. If you are mixing up lots of sauces and soups you may want to try our puree or powder. If you want to use the black garlic as a topping for one of the pizzas or salads on your menu then consider the peeled or diced cloves! Shop our Store to see all of our great options!

Do you have a commercial, retail, foodservice or distributor inquiry? Contact us.

6. Can I eat raw Black Garlic?

Black Garlic Cloves sprinkled on pizza.

So, you just bought black garlic for the first time. You opened the package, sniffed it cautiously and, just as you lowered your hand into the bag you paused and asked yourself, “Do I have to cook this first?” The answer is simple: Raw black garlic is entirely edible and absolutely delicious; you do not need to cook it before you enjoy it.

Aged and Fermented Black Garlic does amazing things to your dishes – from breakfast to dessert. It enhances the flavors without making a dish taste “garlicky,” and it is used in cooking at restaurants all over the world, but you don’t have to cook with it if you don’t want to!

Fresh garlic has many health benefits, but it is not a snack that most people munch on like popcorn, but black garlic is different. The taste and texture make it a lot easier to eat raw black garlic than it would be to eat fresh garlic without cooking it first. So, go ahead and snack on raw black garlic cloves in your salads or straight out of the tub, or add them to hot dishes if you prefer! There’s no wrong way to enjoy black garlic.

7. How is Black Garlic used in cooking?

Black Garlic shines in neutrally flavored food such as alfredo sauce or mayonnaise; the sweet and savory flavor makes dishes like macaroni salad go from simple to robust. Black Garlic is a versatile ingredients that can be used for all courses of a meal:

Mash and blend with balsamic vinegar and olive oil for a wonderful vinaigrette salad dressing.

Blend into mayonnaise and dress your sandwich, burger or chips for something sweet and tangy.

Crush cloves and mix with maple syrup to serve atop vanilla ice cream.

Mix a bit of black garlic puree into your tomato sauces and create a delicious pasta sauce.

Stir 1/2 tsp into your soup and taste the magic!

Serious Eats posed the same questions to creative professional chefs. Read ideas from Executive Chef James “Mac” Moran, Chef Robin Song, and others in, ““Hey Chef, What Can I Do With Black Garlic?” By JACQUELINE RAPOSO. You will read about Dressings, Sauces, Vinaigrettes, and even Ice Cream with Black Garlic!

8. What is the history of Black Garlic?

Since Black Garlic is such a distinctive and delicious product it seems that everyone would like to take credit for its creation. There is literature that says China or Korea were the original countries of origin. There is also literature out there that says Black Garlic was noted in the “Tao Te Ching.” Whatever the origin one thing is certain Black Garlic is a delicious addition to any pantry worldwide.

9. How is Black Garlic made?

There are many ways to make Black Garlic from specialized and automated commercial equipment to artisanal methods using clay pots in the hot sun. The principle is sound. It takes high temperatures for long periods of time to change the garlic from off white and odiferous to black and sweet. Our process is completely artisanal. We utilize smell, visual and flavor cues during the fermentation process to make the best tasting product available on the market today.

10. Does all Black Garlic taste the same?

Does all cheese taste the same? No! Black garlic from each manufacturer will have a different flavor profile completely dependent upon all the variables of the fermentation and aging processes. We know that you can not rush a good thing, so we don’t. That is why our black garlic has a flavor all it’s own.

11. What makes Black Garlic black?

During the fermentation process melanoidin is produced from chemical reactions between amino acids and sugars. This results in a color change in the garlic.

12. How should I store my black garlic?

Black Garlic can be stored at room temperature in an unopened package until the stamped expiration date. Once opened Black Garlic can be stored for 3-6 months in a refrigerator. Black Garlic can also be stored for up to one month at room temperature.

13. Why do the bulbs look different throughout the year?

We ensure one thing with our Black Garlic which is that we use the highest quality and freshest garlic available. There are hundreds of sub-varieties of garlic throughout the world; each one is a little different in looks and flavor. In North America garlic is seasonal, grown from Mexico all the way into Canada each year. The harvest starts in the far south in January and continues all the way into September in the northern growing climates of Canada. Each temperature zone will favor one garlic species. Thus, as we go through the year we will utilize the garlic that is freshest, which means we will use many different varieties all of which look slightly different throughout the year.

14. Do you import garlic from overseas?

No, we only produce our black garlic from garlic grown in North America. Currently we use garlic from Mexico. The remaining product is grown in the United States (California and Wisconsin). Currently all raw garlic is fermented in Wisconsin.

15. Why not use garlic solely from the US?

We use garlic from Mexico for a short period of the year because it is the freshest, most delicious garlic available during the early part of the year.

16. What are the health benefits of Black Garlic?

The fermentation process changes many of the chemical components within raw garlic. The chemical reaction renders high levels of S-allylcysteine. The oxygen radical absorption capacity (ORAC) value is approximately twice that of fresh garlic. According to some research, black garlic has been show to lower blood pressure, cholesterol, and help with insomnia. To read about even more of the health benefits of black garlic, check out our Health Benefits page.

17. Why should I buy Black Garlic from Black Garlic North America?

Black Garlic North America is an American company that makes all of its product right here in America.

The garlic is grown in North America and fermented in Wisconsin. What’s more is the business members of Black Garlic North America have more than 60 years of experience in the food industry. We know what it takes to consistently exceed industry standards, which translates to exceeding customer expectations the first time, each time, every time.

Not sure where your black garlic brand comes from? Check the label, and read more about black garlic sources on our blog post: “No Amazon, No Problem for Black Garlic:”

Many black garlic brands source their garlic from China and Korea and produce their black garlic outside of the United States. According to MW Polar’s Amazon seller page, their black garlic originates in China, as does OneTang brand. RioRand brand black garlic is possibly made from garlic sourced in Korea, according to an article on BestProducts.com, and stickers on their products read “Made in China,” according to many surprised Amazon reviewers. As of yesterday, I was no longer able to shop the Organic version of RioRand black garlic on Amazon. Other brands of black garlic produced in the UK, such as Balsajo black garlic and The Original Black Garlic brand are made from garlic sourced from Korea, according to Amazon Seller Pages and the website Natural-Grocery

We provide certified products.

Black Garlic North America creates Certified Organic Products, Kosher-certified black garlic, and undergoes rigorous annual audits from Safe Quality Foods (SQF) where we are Certified Level 2 to the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI).

We offer an ever-growing array of products.

At Black Garlic Northe America you can choose from Whole Bulbs, Peeled Cloves, Diced Cloves, Pureed Black Garlic and even Black Garlic Powder! And the list is about to grow as we have many product launches coming in the near future. Shoppers can get all of their black garlic favorites in one place, at Black Garlic North America.

18. What is the minimum Wholesale order of black garlic?

Commercial, Distributor, Retail and Foodservice inquiries can be sent to [email protected]

19. I have seen some of this exact information on a competitor’s site, what’s that about?

Unfortunately, a black garlic competitor recently plagiarized our FAQ page, word for word, on their website FAQ page. We have made some adjustments to our page but they are misrepresenting their brand.

20. How much will I pay for shipping?

Shipping is free and fast, and there is no minimum order on our black garlic products in our online shop! Want a better idea of how long it will take your black garlic to arrive? View our SHIPPING TIME MAP.

21. Do you ship to Canada?

Currently, we do not ship our retail products to Canada, but we are hoping to change that soon!

What is Black Garlic? What does black garlic taste like? How do I use black garlic? Where can I buy black garlic? We’re here to answer all of your burning questions about this curious little black clove!

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No, You Won’t Get Sick From Smoking Old Pot

That old weed in the bottom of your drawer didn’t go bad, but it’s probably not as good anymore.

As one might expect, the internet hasn’t quite managed to come to an agreement on whether or not old weed is bad for you, whether it loses potency, or even if decades-old jazz cabbage can get you just as high as it would have back then. And even bonafide science on the effects and uses of the devil’s lettuce and its active ingredient, THC, is startlingly unreliable.

So for anyone who goes through the pockets of their old jeans or finds a crumpled plastic bag from god-knows-when hidden in their sock drawer, an attempt to find reliable advice on whether to pitch or smoke their old stash is like navigating a really relaxing minefield of conflicting information.

The good news is that they probably don’t need to worry about it.

The bad news is that unless they happened to store their broccoli under ideal conditions — in a sealed glass jar stored in a dark, temperature-controlled room — they probably won’t have much fun smoking it.

Old weed can’t spoil like expired milk or cheese — smoking it won’t make you sick. But that also means you can’t always tell off the bat whether it’s still any good.

One thing to look out for is whether the weed has lost its scent. Pot is a plant, so even if it doesn’t go bad, it does degrade over time. Good weed smells like weed or, if you’re in college, that skunk that keeps getting into the crawl space of your dorm. Older weed loses its scent as aromatic terpene oils drop in potency and the THC slowly degrades. Also, it will crumble in your hands.

On the other hand, if you accidentally left your stash somewhere damp, it may have grown some mold or fungus. If you see little white spots or you smell anything other than weed on your weed, throw it out. Old pot won’t hurt you, but mold will make you pretty damn sick.

Old edibles, however, are a different story. If you baked your pot into some brownies a few months ago and forgot about them in the back of your fridge, you should probably steer clear. There’s nothing special about old weed that you baked into brownies or other food.

But get this, food goes bad after a while.

So as far as getting high goes, you should treat your expired edibles like any other weed, though if it’s been in your fridge the whole time the THC might not have broken down as rapidly. The only thing to watch out for is if whatever you concocted has gone bad as well.

For what it’s worth, you can avoid this whole mess by just not leaving leftovers.

That old weed in the bottom of your drawer didn’t go bad, but it’s probably not as good anymore.

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The Top 10 Dispensaries to Buy Weed in and near West Hollywood

Ahh, the dispensaries of the stars. But when it comes to providing bud to the fabulous westside weed smokers, which retailers do it the best?

Weedmaps News pulled Weedmaps listing data from May, June, and July 2019 and looked at which retail listings were the most visited and commented on to determine which were among the best places to buy weed in West Hollywood, California.

Each of these storefronts is recreational, meaning they welcome all adults 21 and older with proper identification, and they all carry a wide array of cannabis brands on top of their own in-house lines. But many of these dispensaries were original medical marijuana storefronts in this area, meaning they have deep roots in the local cannabis community and have put patients first, still operating their medical licenses alongside recreational ones.

Here are the top 10 dispensaries to consider next time you’re in West Hollywood.

Cookies Melrose

Why It Made The List: You can’t miss the glowing blue Cookies store on Melrose Avenue. Reviewers praise Cookies on Weedmaps for its “crazy exotics” and expansive selection of highly sought-after strains. Exotic strains under the Cookies brand include Banana Bread, Lemonchello, Cherry Meringue, Ice Cream Cake, Flan, Cake Crasher, Cereal Milk, and the list goes on . As Weedmaps reviewer Antnig69 put it, “you’re paying for the Cookies store experience.” This is the most reviewed store by far. Go for the hype, come back for the Cookies brand strains that taste so good, you realize it’s worth the clout.

Where: 8360 Melrose Ave. Unit 101, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Exhale Med Center

Why It Made The List: As told in reviews and the store’s passionate following, Exhale treats its customers and patients like family. This WeHo dispensary is beloved in the neighborhood for its knowledgable staff of budtenders and exceptional customer service. They also include taxes in their pricing, which reviewers love for its straight-forward simplicity. A few popular products you will find on Exhales’s shelves? Good Brands , Grizzly Peak , Humboldt Farms , Caliva , and more. A testament to Exhale’s above-and-beyond customer service? The company thoughtfully replies to Weedmaps reviews of customers who had negative experiences and makes amends.

Where: 980 N. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 102, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Beverley Alternative Relief Collective

Why It Made The List: Established as a medical dispensary in 2006, Beverley Alternative Relief Collective, or BARC for short, is a well-trafficked spot. Come for its wide array of cannabis products and stay for its welcoming atmosphere. Verified, lab-tested strains on Weedmaps include Canndescent’s Calm 117, Crown Genetics ‘ Crown OG and Dizzy OG, Pacific Stone, and more. BARC sells healthy lil’ clones for those looking to grow their own weed at home. Its clones are very popular among clientele, so much so, BARC offers a running reservation list for when popular strain clones become available.

Where: 432 S. San Vicente Blvd. #100, Los Angeles, CA 90048

MedMen West Hollywood

Why It Made The List: This medical and recreational shop, called by CNBC the “Apple store of weed” , is a sight to behold. MedMen’s flagship store in West Hollywood has sleek wooden displays, digital menus, white walls that let its wide array of innovative weed products speak for themselves. It also is one of the few stores that is phone-camera friendly, welcoming patients and shoppers to take photos of the products in the space as long as other shoppers are not in the background to maintain their privacy. Verified products on Weedmaps include Black Orchid from WonderBrett , concentrate pens from absoluteXtracts and dosist , Big Pete’s Treats, and more.

Where: 8208 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

AHHSWEHO (Alternative Herbal Health Services)

Why It Made The List: Good vibes will be found in this nondescript shop with a glowing neon-green marijuana leaf to entice the passersby. AHHSWEHO (pronounced Oz-Wee-Ho) opened its doors as a medical store to the West Hollywood community in 2002. It has since grown a dedicated base of patients and adult-use cannabis smokers who come to this storefront for its friendly budtenders, unique product offerings, and accessible price points. As one Weedmaps reviewer TerpTaster711 said, AHHSWEHO is, “crucial spot in the cannabis community.”

Some popular brands on shelves at this storefront include Elite Genetics, 710 Labs, Moxie, and Jetty. It was the only place to sell Netflix’s 12 strains inspired by its respective TV shows : Disjointed, Lady Dynamite, BoJack Horseman, Orange Is the New Black, Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Mystery Science 3000: The Return, Arrested Development, Grace and Frankie, Chelsea, and Santa Clarita Diet.

Where: 7828 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

The Green Easy

Why It Made The List: This small but mighty WeHo dispensary welcomes the cannasseurs of West Hollywood in droves. If you step into The Green Easy to purchase some cannabis products, expect to find a huge row of jars packed to the brim with tasty, lab-tested weed options. Expect to see something new every time you visit. The Green Easy even gives its customers 10% off their first visit. Cream of the Crop , Fruit Slabs , Source Cannabis , and Fade Co. are the tip of the iceberg for brands you can find at The Green Easy.

Where: 8311 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Los Angeles Patients & Caregivers Group (LAPCG)

Why It Made The List: Another one of the WeHo originals operating since 2004, LAPCG is a storefront popular with hardcore medicators and dabblers alike. LAPCG gives back to its roots and community of patients by supporting Americans for Safe Access, a member-based organization that provides safe and legal access to cannabis. Shoppers will find a selection of 150 to 200 products, as well as a loyalty program that kicks back to its avid shoppers, and even a lovely deal called the New Medical Patient LAPCG Starter Kit for its medical patients.

Where: 7213 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

KoreaTown Collective / KTown Collective on Melrose

Why It Made The List: Founded in 2006, KTown Collective sells some beloved brands including Connected, Pax, Bloom Farms, Nug, and more. It is one of the original 187 licensed collectives in the city of Los Angeles and offers a vertically-integrated menu of popular California brands plus in-house strains, edibles, concentrates. KTown Collective’s owner Janice Hardoon even co-hosts a cannabis “potcast” called “High On The Hog,” worth a listen on your way to KTown Collective to re-up.

Where: 7382 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046

LAVC

Why It Made The List: It’s a small storefront but inside, you will find a dedicated staff of budtenders and a wide selection of weed, concentrates, and edibles. One Weedmaps reviewer, Spark420, praised its budtenders for curating, “glowingly and gloriously hand-picked buds of enchanted treasures.” Verified products from popular weed brands in the local market include Apothecanna, Kanha, Nug, Fun Uncle, Terra, Higgs, Ember Valley, Fade Co., and more.

The store not only offers 10% to its first-timers, but it also offers 10% all the time to veterans, people with disabilities, and to those on government assistance. Cannabis consumers will also find rare free parking west of the dispensary, as well as free valet parking with validation from the store before 5 p.m. each day.

Where: 6132 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048

Zen Healing West Hollywood

Why It Made The List: Zen Healing goes way back with the WeHo cannabis community. Its reviewers love the dispensary’s free parking, straightforward pricing, health-conscious and wellness-centric products. As one Weedmaps reviewer called it, Zen Healing is a “true treasure.” The spot is known to frequently have non-medicated samples on deck, as well as offering patients a “420 Goodie Bag” for shopping on the holiday. One Weedmaps reviewer LifeWithNoEnd said, “it’s like a candy shop for potheads.”

Where: 8464 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069

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Alien Kush | Cannabis Strain Review

Alien Kush is a West Coast native that perfectly reflects its sunny Californian roots thanks to its happy-go-lucky properties. It’s a balanced hybrid that’s popular in both recreational and medical circles since the strain is great at serving the user’s physical and cerebral needs.

Hybrid cannabis strains are a mix of indica and sativa. They can be either sativa or indica-dominant, meaning they feature the characteristics of the dominant parent with fewer properties of the secondary variety. But sometimes, a hybrid can be a “true” hybrid, which means that it has an even mix of both varieties. Alien Kush is considered to be a true hybrid.

Every individual’s body makeup is different, and finding the cannabis effects you like often comes down to trial and error. That said, hybrids are ideal for beginners, who know how they want cannabis to make them feel, or who might not know how cannabis makes them feel.

Hybrids can also be perfect for medical marijuana patients who are going to be using cannabis regularly and seek “balanced” effects they can tolerate all day long. So, could Alien Kush be just what you’re looking for?

What Is the Alien Kush Strain?

Alien Kush is a potent child strain of Las Vegas Purple Kush and Alien Dawg and is native to California. It’s a perfectly balanced hybrid – 50% sativa and 50% indica – and has a THC level of about 14%. It’s a spacey strain that results in a slightly psychedelic, and occasionally more sativa-dominant hybrid sensation.

Alien Kush can make you feel buzzy and enhance your mood. It’s a fully-functional body and mind smoke that makes users feel all sorts of calm and relaxed. Alien Kush is the perfect evening strain and can put you into a slightly psychedelic state of mind whereby you can truly unwind and breathe out in complete relaxation.

Upon first taste, users are graced with an elated, euphoric head high. But as the full Alien Kush experience sets in, a stronger physical relaxation takes over. The strain isn’t quite strong enough to result in a serious couch-lock. However, overall it is sedative and sleepy.

Recreational users will appreciate the happy, fun vibe this strain provides. Fans of Alien Kush often report feeling more silly and creative. It’s also not uncommon to feel a full-body tingle, making this a potentially great choice for couples looking to spice things up in the bedroom.

The high lasts for around two hours, during which time it promotes feelings of relaxation, happiness, and elation. Furthermore, it frees the mind from lockdown and enhances creativity, making it perfect for recreational use.

Aroma

The Alien Kush nugs give off a striking and exotic aroma. You will get notes of spice and pine at the forefront, and cannabis connoisseurs will detect the underlying floral scent.

Flavor

The aroma reflects the taste of Alien Kush. A slight astringency results in a robust flavor that clings to the palette. Woody and earthy flavors are also added to the mix, ensuring an overall pleasing experience.

Appearance

The relaxing qualities of Alien Kush are also seen quite obviously in its no-fuss growing attitude. The plant is light green and grows beautifully colorful buds that are covered with red and orange hairs, which makes it appear as though it deserves its out-of-space sounding name.

Alien Kush Strain Grow Info

Alien Kush is reportedly easy to grow indoors and outdoors, even for novices. It has a medium yield and a flowering time of 8 to 9 weeks. The strain prefers a sunny and warm outside environment and performs especially well when kept in a happy outdoor setting.

When grown indoors, you can expect an average yield of about 14 ounces of fresh bud during harvest. It needs an average of 8 to 9 weeks to fully flower.

When grown outdoors in the right environment, Alien Kush can yield approximately 18 ounces of fresh bud per harvest. The plant usually flowers throughout the late summer and will be ready for harvest around mid-October.

THC Content – Highest Test

The THC content of Alien Kush can reach up to as high as 19%, but it’s usually lower than that – with an average of 14%. The moderately low levels of THC make this strain great for beginners or those who want the indica experience without getting too toasty.

CBD Content – Highest Test

Alien Kush only contains about 1% CBD – and there are no reports of it having any more than that.

Medical Benefits of the Alien Kush Strain

Unlike many other strains, Alien Kush has a number of effects and benefits, which make it great for both medicinal and recreational use. One hit initially hits the brain with trippy feelings that are mostly experienced from sativa strains. Eventually, the buzz settles in the body and induces feelings of relaxation.

The strains’ ability to relax helps to soothe headaches, nausea, pain, as well as uplifting mood and increasing appetite.

If Alien Kush is smoked or vaporized, medical users can expect approximately two hours of relief from a number of ailments. These include:

  • Moderate aches and pains, nausea, and headaches.
  • If you use Alien Kush about an hour before bedtime, it can help you to fall asleep with ease.
  • Mood disorders, such as stress and depression, can be positively impacted by the mental uplift associated with this strain.

Possible Side Effects of the Alien Kush Strain

Alien Kush is fairly potent and thus may cause some unwanted side effects in some users. When using the strain, your mouth may feel dry and parched, causing you to search for a way to rehydrate – so be sure to have something to drink on hand.

Other possible side effects include a general feeling of paranoia. This is mostly because you will feel how potent the strain is, and it could make you feel a little disorientated. Alien Kush may also make you feel dizzy and sometimes causes a dry or itchy eye sensation.

Final Thoughts on the Alien Kush Strain

Alien Kush is good at making anyone feel truly motivated and uplifted, with only optimistic thoughts running through your head and inspiring you. It can make you feel tingly and giggly, and you will feel its positive high deep into your bones, spurning you on.

This strain is a great option for both recreational and medicinal users since it offers a good mix of mental and physically therapeutic effects. It’s great for relaxing, especially in the evening, and could be just what you need to help get a good night’s sleep.

Everything you need to know about the Alien Kush cannabis strain, including effects, medicinal uses, how to grow, and much more.

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Longbottom Leaf

Longbottom Leaf is the name of the pipe-weed the hobbits of Middle Earth would enjoy between meals. This sweet, slightly stimulating sativa-dominant hybrid is a mix of Jack’s Cleaner and SFV OG. Longbottom Leaf hits the head immediately, delivering lung expansion and a mental sizzle that settles into the body and leaves the consumer in state of alert tranquility. These latent OG elements make Longbottom Leaf an excellent functional option for patients seeking daytime relief from minor physical discomfort. The crystalline buds exhibit notes of citrus and celery, while the flavor is tart and musky.

Longbottom Leaf is the name of the pipe-weed the hobbits of Middle Earth would enjoy between meals. This sweet, slightly stimulating sativa-dominant hybrid is a mix of Jack’s Cleaner and SFV OG. Longbottom Leaf hits the head immediately, delivering lung expansion and a mental sizzle that settles into the body and leaves the consumer in state of alert tranquility. These latent OG elements make Longbottom Leaf an excellent functional option for patients seeking daytime relief from minor physical discomfort. The crystalline buds exhibit notes of citrus and celery, while the flavor is tart and musky.

Longbottom Leaf is a hybrid cannabis strain.

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Half of cannabis users think they can drive safely while high – are they right?

It’s been several years since recreational cannabis was made legal in some US states. What effect has it had on road safety?

Driver in Colorado where recreational use of cannabis has been legal since 2014. Photograph: Alamy

Driver in Colorado where recreational use of cannabis has been legal since 2014. Photograph: Alamy

Last modified on Fri 26 Apr 2019 12.02 BST

People who are stoned often think they’re being funnier than they actually are, now we know they overestimate their driving ability too.

Almost half of cannabis users believe it’s safe to drive when you’re high, according to a new study by PSB Research and Buzzfeed News. Perhaps unsurprisingly, those who abstain from weed, take a different view – only 14% believe someone who’s stoned can drive safely.

The dangers of driving while intoxicated have been so well established that it’s easy to assume it’s the abstainers who are right and pot-smokers are simply failing to recognize the danger they pose to themselves. But a number of studies into the issue have produced a murkier picture.

It’s true that THC, the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, can impair a person’s levels of attention and their perception of time and speed, important skills you might think for driving a car. One meta-analysis of 60 studies found that marijuana use causes impairment on every measure of safe driving, including motor-coordination, visual function and completion of complex tasks.

But a 2010 analysis published in the American Journal of Addiction found that while “cannabis and alcohol acutely impair several driving-related skills … marijuana smokers tend to compensate effectively while driving by utilizing a variety of behavioral strategies”. The authors concluded that while marijuana should, in theory, make you a worse driver, in tests it doesn’t seem to. “Cognitive studies suggest that cannabis use may lead to unsafe driving, experimental studies have suggested that it can have the opposite effect,” they wrote.

A federal report to Congress, conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, came to similar conclusions in 2017. In one test, volunteers were given either marijuana, alcohol or both and then used a driving simulator. The researchers found that the stoned drivers were actually more cautious, exhibiting “reduced mean speeds, increased time driving below the speed limit and increased following distance during a car following task”, although they did find it more difficult to maintain position within a lane.

Both of these studies come with the caveat that the amount of THC consumed and the user’s tolerance levels had an impact on results, with heavy smokers likely to be more greatly impaired. Users are often unaware of how much THC they have consumed – it’s easy to track the difference between one bottle of Budweiser or two, but harder to know how much THC is in each puff of a joint.

A cannabis dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Photograph: Pure Green

For that reason, this kind of research has only limited applicability to the bigger question of whether stoned drivers are actually likely to cause more accidents in the real world. Perhaps the more pertinent question is whether states where cannabis has been legalised have seen an increase in crashes and collisions.

A 2017 study found that fatal collisions have not risen in states where weed has been legalised, compared with control states where it remained criminalised. However, two further studies have shown that accidents, in general, are more common since weed became legal in certain states.

The Highway Loss Data Institute found a 12.5% increase in insurance claims on collisions in Colorado following legalisation and a 9.7% increase in Washington. But using the same methodology, they found no observable increase in accidents in Oregon (the authors suggest this may be because legal cannabis use is not continuing to increase in Oregon as it is in the other two states).

Another study by the same organisation found an average increase of 5.2% in police reporting of crashes in states where cannabis is legal compared with control states.

So it seems that further research is needed to work out the amount of weed that is dangerous and what exact effect it has on driving ability (and don’t those studies sound fun). While most studies suggest that drinking is more dangerous than smoking when it comes to driving ability, there is at least a correlation between increased cannabis use and car crashes.

It’s been several years since recreational cannabis was made legal in some US states. What effect has it had on road safety?

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Ann Arbor Dispensary

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Ann Arbor, MI

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617 Packard St, Ann Arbor 48104
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734-821-WEED (9333)

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This varies depending on each location’s regulations, we suggest visiting our locations page for each store’s status.

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DO YOU ACCEPT OUT OF STATE CUSTOMERS?
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WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
We accept broken products for 7 days after purchase with a receipt.

DO YOU ACCEPT CREDIT/DEBIT?
We are cash only, but there is an ATM on site.

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