Tag: Strains & Products

New Strains Alert: Ecto Cooler, Tillamook Strawberry, Lee Roy, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert brings together a heavyweight from Mr. Mack’s Snacks, a crown jewel suitable for a princess, two user submitted strains from a Facebook comment (believe me, we hear you and we are listening), and many more sticky flowers stemming from legal cannabis lands. For fruit fanatics, snap off a piece of Tillamook Strawberry for berries dipped in diesel. Or, if tropical fruit and pepper suit your palate better, grind up Dutch Haze by Dutch Passion for a nearly pure Haze experience. However you enjoy your cannabis over this weekend, take time to celebrate the plant and the people who continue to cultivate an industry that is driving the economy, creating jobs, and making people happy.

Ecto Cooler by Seeds of Compassion is both a rising star in the cannabis ranks, but also a spooky, citrus-infused throwback to The Ghostbusters (particularly Ghostbusters II). Named for a Hi-C beverage of the same name whose release coincided with the release of The Real Ghostbuster cartoon in 1986, Ghostbuster II in 1989, and the Ghostbuster reboot in 2016. The strain is a sativa-dominant cross between California Orange and Gorilla Biscuit. This combination creates healthy yields that smell like a skunk dipped in orange juice, gasoline, and Pinesol. Its flavor, however, is more citrusy and fuel-like. Enjoy Ecto Cooler’s bright terpene profile throughout the day to uplift the mind and turn on the happiness like a Saturday morning cartoon.

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Tillamook Strawberry is a mash-up between Alphakronik Genes and Dark Horse Genetics for AKG’s Collaboration Series. Described by the breeder as the “diesel lover’s dream,” Tillamook Strawberry smells like a gas station in a strawberry field. The strain’s foliage is deep green with tight buds and the effects are bright yet soothing, promoting focus and relaxation. Utilize Tillamook Strawberry to improve your mood and counter depression and anxiety.

Princess’s Tiara, bred by Branden Waite, is the heady cross of parent strains Cinderella’s Dream and Headband. Offering a bouquet of pungent terpenes that reek of fuel, sweetness, and earth, the Princess’s Tiara smells very similar to its predecessors. The strain’s effects are uplifting and euphoric but tempered by the strong pull of the Blueberry and Sour Diesel on either side of the cross. Enjoy Princess’s Tiara throughout the day in small doses to improve mood, creativity, and focus.

Lee Roy by Rare Dankness Seeds is a connoisseur-grade sativa-dominant strain with incredible trichome production. Created by blending Triangle Kush with Rare Dankness #2, Lee Roy offers a Kush-forward aroma intermixed with lemon and lime. The plants prefer cooler temperatures and the yield is healthy if not generous. Utilize Lee Roy to contend with ADD/ADHD, depression, gastrointestinal disorders, and nausea. Rare Dankness Seeds also noted that this resinous strain is well-suited for hash production.

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Dutch Haze by Dutch Passion is a 90% sativa-dominant strain crafted for Haze lovers everywhere. “Born” in 2009, Dutch Haze is the product of hundreds of Haze plants and several years of breeding both American Haze and Dutch Haze genetics in search of the perfect phenotype. This strain has a spicy aroma with notes of citrus, earth, and tropical fruit. The stalks grow tall and abundant with an average flowering time of approximately 10 weeks. Dutch Haze offers consumers a strong cerebral energy with uplifting and creative qualities to help take the edge off of mundane tasks while improving your mood.

F’n louZER is another potent genetic cross from Mr. Mack’s Snack. Created by crossing their in-house Bloo’s Kloos with the trichome-laden beast, White Rhino, F’n louZER hits the consumer with a stampede of stoney, relaxed effects that can sap motivation. Named for its stereotypical stoner buzz, F’n louZER is designed for evening consumption. Its terpene profile is pungent, smelling of gas, pine, and a smear of fresh blueberries. Enjoy F’n louZER to unwind and plan for an early bedtime with continued consumption.

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Intergalactic is an extremely potent hybrid strain. With a terpene profile rich in pine and earth, and dense, frosted nugs that twinkle like the night sky, Intergalactic delivers a rush of euphoria and energy, making it ideal for mood elevation. But beware, this high-THC strain can give unseasoned consumers anxiety and significantly stimulate the appetite. Intergalactic is an uplifting strain that can be consumed any time of the day, but for best results, mind your dosage. This strain is a perfect companion for getting creative and active.


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Stylish Art and Corkscrew Glass Blunts: The Best Cannabis Products for February 2017

Welcome to Leafly’s cannabis products roundup for the month of February, where we take a look at a few of the many different products that are making a splash in the industry. This month’s offerings include a one-of-a-kind stash jar, gorgeous artwork, vape kits, and more. Take a look and plan your purchase!

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Product Review: Sensi Chews Amoré Medicated Chocolate

I met some folks from Sensi at a Women Grow event in LA and was instantly curious. An aphrodisiac chocolate chew? Would it make me feel aroused, or just less stressed? Would it increase sensation or reduce inhibitions? Here’s the lowdown.

Amoré Medicated Chocolate at a Glance

Manufacturer: Sensi Chew

Product: Amoré – Aphrodisiac Medicated Chocolate Caramel

Ingredients: Sugar, corn syrup, butter, cream, cocoa, vanilla, Tongkat Ali extract, cannabis extract.

Cannabis content: 25mg THC per chew (two chews per package)

Available in: California

Initial Impressions

Pros:

  • I appreciate that the package is resealable. The label doubles as a press-and-seal so if you don’t want to do the full 25 milligrams, you can bite one of the chews in half and save the other half for another time.
  • It tastes really yummy, though I don’t get as much of the caramel taste; the chocolate is more noticeable. There isn’t a strong cannabis taste, either. The consistency is like fudge; it reminds me of a less chewy version of a Tootsie roll.
  • As I felt the effects begin, I could feel a bit of spaceyness behind my eyes. I felt emotionally open and communicative but not unpleasantly chatty. I was able to discern a difference in body sensation after the chew took effect.
  • The high is mellow and balanced. I felt my entire body relax and come online in a pleasant way. I asked my friend to touch my arm and he sort of patted it, and I grinned and said, “no, sexy touching,” and he started dragging his fingertips lightly over my forearm. I felt a difference with the second type of touch. It was intentional and it evoked a stronger reaction in my body, notably enhanced by the Amoré chew.
  • The other active ingredient, aside from cannabis, is Tongkat Ali. This flowering plant from Indonesia has been studied as a natural testosterone booster. I had no way to test my testosterone levels, but I did feel more touch-oriented and magnetized after I enjoyed the Amoré square.
  • I tried the other chew at a different time to test it out for solo play and I found that it helped me relax and enjoy the experience of pleasure rather than getting caught up in how long it was taking me to get to a specific destination. I didn’t feel like it specifically decreased inhibitions (not that I have a ton anyway) but I definitely felt less stressed and more balanced.

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Cons:

  • The packaging feels flimsy and a bit dated. I showed it to my friend Arden and she said, “it looks like something you’d see at a gas station on a shelf next to bottles of Horny Goat Weed.” Perhaps sharper than I would have gone, but she has a point. I also found myself a bit confused – if it works on all bodies (as indicated by the “for him and her” designation on the label) then why does the packaging need to feature a man and woman kissing? I’d love to see more forward-thinking packaging that reflects the quality of the product inside of it.
  • The dosage is potentially too high for new users. I typically suggest that a newbie start with 2.5mg to 5mg total, which would be difficult to manage with this product since it comes in two individual doses of 25mg each.
  • As with any edible product, the onset time and duration will be largely dependent on your metabolism and tolerance. I started to feel the effects after about 50 minutes and noticeable effects lasted for about an hour and a half to two hours. The package suggests that it could last up to six hours, which is entirely possible depending on your specific reaction to the amount of THC you ingest. Dose yourself accordingly.

Our Verdict

I enjoyed this product. I could imagine bringing a two-pack of chews and going on a weekend adventure with a lover, planning to fill at least one of the days with nothing but sensual delights. Have you tried the Amore Sensi Chews? What did you think?


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New Strains Alert: Brainwreck, DJ Andy Williams, Dirty Widow, and More

This week’s New Strains Alert is a gathering of good herbs made by and for good folks. Andy Williams was a sensational DJ and snowboarder, and we’re glad to list his strain to help immortalize the good energy and good vibes he shared. Also, we have two Trainwreck crosses for fans seeking the exhilarating rush to the head native to this sativa-dominant hybrid. Dirty Widow and Mission Kush also make the list, offering stimulation for weekend warriors looking to stay up and stay active, while Hammerhead dishes up a healthy cannabinoid profile with just enough CBD to add a subtle layer of wellness to this restful indica. Check out these strains and more in Leafly’s strain Explorer.

Brainwreck is the 50/50 hybrid cross of parent strains Trainwreck, Brain Child, and Brain. Trainwreck and Brain Child (Willy’s Wonder x Jack Herer) give this strain rich, lung-expanding notes of pine that blend well with the sweet, earthy aromas of its indica parentage. Brainwreck is exhilarating and cerebral from the onset, making it a worthwhile strain for consumers seeking to overcome fatigue. Its effects will remain mentally elevated even while the physical effects mellow and level out.

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DJ Andy Williams (also known as DJ Andy) is a heartfelt dedication in the guise of a powerful sativa-dominant strain. This strain was named in memoriam of DJ Andy Williams, also known as DJ A-Dog, who passed away of leukemia at the age of 38. A cross between Blue Dream and Super Lemon Haze, DJ Andy delivers bright flavors of citrus, vanilla, and herbs. DJ Andy starts with a creative mental state and an invigorating body buzz. The physical effects persist and mellow with time while remaining uplifting, keeping the consumer off the couch. This is a solid strain to help manage stress and depression without debilitating sedation.

Dirty Widow is a sativa-dominant hybrid loaded with euphoria. This natural cross of Dirty Girl and White Widow is an uplifting combination perfect for cleaning your house or getting active. It exhibits delicious earthy terpenes and light touches of citrus and aromatic wood. Dirty Widow is also an excellent strain to share among friends, especially as the strain’s effects are known to stimulate conversation and creativity. But have a glass of water nearby; the combination of Dirty Widow and long talks is a recipe for cottonmouth.

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Mission Kush by View Askew Farms is a powerful West Coast herb grown near the banks of the Columbia River. Bred from Silver Surfer and Haze, Mission Kush holds on to the earthy and herbaceous terpenes of its predecessors. The complementary effects of this sativa-dominant strain set in quickly, imbuing the consumer with a strong, positive focus that promotes productivity, long conversations, and mood elevation. Utilize Mission Kush to curb depression and mental fatigue while enhancing mood and productivity.

Hammerhead is a pungent indica-dominant strain that develops dense, trichome-coated buds with a small boost of CBD. These physical attributes speak to the strain’s White Rhino and Medicine Man genetics, which also lend Hammerhead effects of sleep-inducing, full-body relaxation. Its buds are dense and deep green with a showing of light amber hairs. Hammerhead exhibits notes of fruit, honey, and pungent dankness, making it as appetizing as it is effective.

Orange Wreck is the original homegrown cross of Trainwreck and a special (if not mysterious) old school Allagash strain. Exhibiting notes of pungent pine, fermented oranges, and funk, Orange Wreck offers consumers a challenging palate atop stimulating effects. This strain settles behind the eyes and in the body, igniting appetite and offering moderate pain relief.

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Four Way is a sticky genetic foursome of landrace genetics and Skunk #1. Created through the union of three Middle Eastern landrace strains (Afghani, Indian, and Pakistani) plus the addition of the classic Skunk #1, you best believe Four Way produces an odor that could tip an elephant, much less fill the room it’s being consumed in. Known for an average cannabinoid profile of between 15-20% THC and 2% CBD, Four Way manages a creeping sedative bent that permeates the skin with warm, weighted sensations that guide you toward sleep. Four Way’s old world terpene profile reeks of hashy spice, earth, pepper, and skunk.


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Product Review: The 2-Strain Cannador With Blustream Hygrometer

Welcome to Leafly’s Product Reviews, where we take a closer look at a cannabis gadget, accessory, or consumable, and give it a test spin. Today we’re trying out the 2-Strain Cannador with the Blustream Hygrometer.


2-Strain Cannador at a Glance

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Product type:
Portable e-nail and vape pen

Manufacturer: Cannador (bluetooth hygrometer by Blustream)

Price: $159.00 (bluetooth hygrometer costs an additional $59.00)

Features:

  • Hardwood exterior in cherry or walnut colors
  • A porous mahogany interior with beveled edges that seal in odor
  • A lock and two keys for primary Cannador compartment
  • One utility drawer for accessories

Includes:

  • Humidity Bead System
  • Two keys
  • Two vented jars (each one holds almost one ounce of cannabis)

Initial Impressions

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Cannabis has a shelf life. There is a span of time where your bud will be the freshest, meaning the smoke or vapor will be smoother and more flavorful. Cannabis connoisseurs can preserve their herb a number of different ways, but none reach the level of understated beauty and refinement like the Cannador.

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I recently tried out the 2-jar Walnut Cannador and couldn’t be more pleased. The wood grain is beautiful and the matte finish allows the natural exterior to shine while blending in elegantly on a desk or vanity. A utility drawer and single lock are minimalistic touches that add convenience and temptation to the Cannador.

Cannador, Inside and Out

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While the lock, semi-decorative key, and accessory drawer give the piece a jewelry box feel, it also invites passersby to investigate. Nosy ne’er-do-wells can be a bit of a problem because while the interior design of the Cannador is designed to be odorless and contain any residual smell, rendering both your love of cannabis and the flower itself invisible while hidden in plain sight, the only available paraphernalia drawer doesn’t have a lock. If the drawer on the front also locked when you locked the Cannador’s central compartment, wham, bang, boom, problem solved. Having a locking drawer would also encourage Cannador owners to hide their key well instead of in the conveniently unlocked drawer of their Cannador.

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The interior of the Cannador is that of a classic humidor, featuring mahogany walls to help regulate relative humidity. Its smooth beveled edges seal in odor while displaying the detail and craftsmanship that went into the product’s construction.

The Cannador’s interior configuration comes in several different styles. We received the two jar set-up, which can hold a half ounce of cannabis bud between the two jars or one and a half ounces of ground flower in total.

Pro-tip: I believe flower, like coffee beans, should always be stored unground and away from light. This preserves the natural essence of the plant, making the smell and potency much richer upon consuming it freshly ground or broken apart.

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Prepping Your Cannador and Blustream

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The Cannador is prepared pretty easily. Although the process does take time, the investment goes a long way in preparing your Cannador for the long-term commitment of keeping your cannabis fresh. The Blustream hygrometer and app are more-or-less plug and play. A sensor syncs with the user’s phone and the app displays valuable humidity and temperature information through graphs that can display hourly, daily, or monthly statistics. This is a nice technological touch, especially since 10 separate sensors can be tethered to a single phone, allowing the simultaneous monitoring of multiple Cannadors, humidors, wine cellars, etc.

After it’s seasoned, the Cannador maintains humidity very well. The Humidity Bead System is simple to use and only takes distilled or reverse osmosis water. Combined with the Blustream Bluetooth hygrometer, these features allow consumers to keep tabs on the freshness of their cannabis. The seamless blend of digital and analog technology gives the Cannador another touch of sophistication.

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Note that Bluetooth has a limited range and while the Blustream app is functional and easy to use, the proximity requirements might feel cumbersome to some users. “The Blustream Sensor stores up to 10 days of hourly temperature, humidity, and activity information without connecting to a smart phone or tablet,” Blustream’s website explains. “Upon connection, the information is transferred to the user’s smart device and backed up to the Blustream data server for long-term storage in the user’s account.”

Additional Perks

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This product is for the consumer looking to both flaunt and conceal their love of cannabis; the well-crafted exterior blends in with modern furnishing while also begging to be opened. The Cannador is a functional piece of cannabis-inspired carpentry that does its job well and would be received warmly by cigar/blunt aficionados, refined cannabis consumers, as well as any quality-oriented flowerchild looking to keep their grass under lock-and-key. The Blustream sensor is sold separately and is a nice luxury for the digitally savvy cannabis consumer, but is not required with thorough Cannador seasoning and regular humidity monitoring.

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Cannador, like many ecologically sound cannabis companies, has created a business designed to be sustainable. This is better for the environment, the business, and the consumer long term, as they all get to do the right thing while investing in the growing collection of popular, environmentally-conscious cannabis products. Zoe Wilder, publicist and spokesperson for Cannador, put it like this:

“[Our] lumber is sourced from environmentally sustainable timber growers that adhere to strict cultivation practices. Cannador [also] plants a tree for each unit made to offset the carbon footprint.

As part of our corporate social responsibility, we have pledged to plant one tree for every Cannador purchased. As citizens of the earth, we believe in replenishing what we take and therefore have a responsibility to create a better planet for future generations. Plant-It 2020 is a non-profit in Colorado dedicated to properly planting, maintaining, and protecting as many indigenous trees as possible. We will be working with Plant-It 2020 to help meet their goals in promoting sustainable reforestation.”

For more information about Plant-It 2020, please visit their website: visit their website.

Conserve, preserve, and reserve a special place for your bud.


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How Does a Cannabis Strain Get Its Name?

From AK-47 to Zkittlez, cannabis strain names encapsulate the methodical, the ridiculous, and everything in between. Strain names, like our own names, have a story behind them. Some were passed from parents or grandparents or even great-great grandparents. Others hold temporal significance, like Sputnik or Pre-98 Bubba Kush, denoting and preserving a place in history. Other names, like Strawberry Cough or Sweet Dreams, help you anticipate the flavors or effects to come.

But where and why did so many names for cannabis arise? And now, in the midst of a cannabis revolution, how will an expanding market make room for such a massive amount of strain diversity?

Early Cannabis Naming

Modern cannabis names primarily began in the 1960s and ’70s when cannabis breeders began transporting feral strains from around the world – called “landrace strains” – and transplanting them locally. Acapulco Gold, Durban Poison, Panama Red, Colombian Gold, and Afghan Kush are just a few examples of landrace genetics that laid the foundation and became the essential building blocks of the genetic diversity we see today.

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These landraces – many of which inherited a name based on their geographical origin – were then bred together to develop a wider range of genetic crosses. The motivations for this interbreeding stemmed from a desire for new effects, flavors, natural disease and pest resistance, larger yields, curiosity, or simply by accident.

Today, thousands of named crossbred hybrids have been created. While many of these genetics die out over time, they’re constantly being replaced by new hybrid creations that span the spectrum between sativa and indica.

How Do Cannabis Breeders Name Their Strain?

Every cannabis breeder has a different method for naming their unique genetic creation. They often create a name by cleverly combining the parent strains’ names. For example:

Other times a strain’s name is representative of its effects, like Blue Dream, which combines Blueberry and Haze to create an uplifted, “dreamy” mental state.

A name may also speak to the other attributes of the strain. For example, White Widow, Granddaddy Purple, and Key Lime Pie all speak to physical traits like an abundance of white trichomes, colorful purple leaves, or a powerful fruity, doughy aroma.

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In other instances, a strain’s name represents a homage, like Jack Herer or Ringo’s Gift, named for a cannabis activist and a CBD-strain breeder, respectively.

We spoke to Subcool and MzJill of TGA Seeds to get a firsthand look at a breeder’s naming process, and when we asked which of their strains has the best story behind it, they mentioned their Agent Orange hybrid.

“Agent Orange was named as a tribute strain to Jill’s father who fought in Vietnam and ended up passing away from cancer due to the defoliant Agent Orange,” Subcool told Leafly. “Many distributors do not understand that this strain is a tribute, not a joke.”

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Though strains can carry powerful or sensitive messages, the nomenclature of strains can also be totally random. Squiblica, Zombie OG, and SleeStack are just a few random additions that probably held significance to the breeder, but hold little to no topical relevance to the consumer.

You may also find strains that bear the names of pop culture icons or celebrities. They may be satirical (e.g. Charlie Sheen, Bob Saget), honorary (e.g. Michael Phelps OG, Gupta Kush), or for marketability (e.g. Khalifa Kush, Margaret Cho-G).

But with so many different strains flooding the market, many are starting to wonder how the practice of naming will evolve with time.

The Future of Cannabis Strain Names

It’s not hard to believe that the number of genetic crosses will increase as more states legalize cannabis. This begs the questions of how a grower producing, let’s say, OG Kush in Washington will delineate his or her phenotype from growers producing their own variety of OG Kush in California or Massachusetts, especially if the name is all that laymen consumers have to go on.

In states with legal adult-use cannabis, we already see growers distinguishing their product not just with a strain name, but with a brand. Because two of the same strains can vary in quality by a great degree depending on grow method and expertise, more and more we’re seeing a producer’s name as an attachment to the strain’s (e.g. Artizen Blue Dream vs. Emerald Jane’s Blue Dream).

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But what about the strain names themselves? What turning point might the industry take in how we use ubiquitous names like Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Granddaddy Purple, and the thousands of others?

“Genetic mapping could change everything,” Subcool pointed out. “Science allows us to map a strain from a seed’s genetic material, so many seed companies are about to have their work seriously scrutinized. I don’t see any huge changes happening, but so many people breed with our core genetics [that] it will be fun to see how many cultivars are just duplicates or F2’s of already proven genetics.”

In other words, if a strain is defined by its genetics, how many strains are simply given a different name for marketability? And how many are renamed copies of other breeder’s proprietary genetics? This is a problem for the industry to consider as research and technology develops.

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There are no hard and fast guidelines for naming strains. But cannabis consumers, producers, and purveyors all know that cannabis tells a story one way or another. Strain names that elucidate that story; whether it’s about the potential effects, the country of origin, the combined genetic background, or the producer’s robust sense of humor, a strain name is meaningful, even if that meaning is obscured.

Consider this the next time you pack a bowl of Pineapple Dog Shit or White Nightmare, and think to yourself, is it the name that makes the cannabis or the cannabis that makes the name? The likelihood is that both are true, but the meaning is all yours.


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Product Review: Weed Wipes Deluxe Cleaning Kit

Welcome to Leafly’s Product Reviews, where we take a closer look at a cannabis gadget, accessory, or consumable, and give it a test spin. Today we’re trying out the Weed Wipes deluxe cleaning kit.


Weed Wipes at a Glance

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Product type:
Cleaning kit for dirty glass

Manufacturer: Weed Wipes

Price: $34.99

Includes:

  • Weed Wipes resin remover (2-oz container)
  • Canna Mags resin scrubbing Kit
  • Double-ended bong brush
  • Pipe brush
  • 2 vape and/or stem brushes

Initial Impressions

The act of cleaning dirty, sticky, and resin-stained glass is a time-consuming and occasionally frustrating act, depending on the size and shape of the glass. It’s a tedious tradition that all cannabis consumers must go through from time to time, which has led to all sorts of cleaning methods and tools (I myself have usually stuck with the classic rubbing alcohol, Epsom salt, and shake techniques).

Thankfully, the folks at Weed Wipes have concocted a natural, plant-based cleaning solution and process that is both easy to follow and very effective. Their deluxe cleaning kit comes with a 2-oz bottle of cleaning solution, a Canna Mags device that’s a nifty way to help clean the tough to reach spots through magnetic cleaning wands, and also four brushes of various sizes for any type of glass you may have. While I found myself primarily using the smaller brushes for a portable e-nail and regular dab rig, I did appreciate that the large bong brush comes double-ended with a smaller and larger brush on each side to handle the different parts of your bong.

Cleaning with Weed Wipes

Cleaning with Weed Wipes
While there are only five easy steps towards cleaning your glass with this product, it’s very important you follow each step in order to get the best results. Straying from the process won’t hurt your glass in any way, but you’ll end up spending a lot more time cleaning and redoing some steps if you go out of turn.

The first piece I decided to clean was the SOURCE Nail that I had recently tested. It’s a very tiny dab rig with some tough to reach spots, so I was a bit skeptical about being able to clean most of it. However, my tune quickly changed when I first started in on the banger portion of the rig. Despite only needing a very small amount of the cleaning solution, I was pleased to find that the banger looked brand new after the final hot water rinse, as if I had never used it.

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I was further impressed when I was able to use the smaller vape brush to easily scrub the concentrate and resin-soaked quartz dab tool and carb cap. After following the steps and some light scrubbing, I was left with a perfectly clean tool and cap. The Weed Wipes solution also completely cleaned a dirty bowl piece a friend had lent to me, leaving it looking brand new by the time I was finished scrubbing it.

Curious about using the Canna Mags device, I figured it would be best used on the inner bubbler portion of the portable rig since the space was too small for any of the brushes to reach.  The Canna Mags tool uses the power of magnetism to allow you to control a magnetized scrubber that can reach those tough spots in your glass. I had a hard time getting the magnetic scrubber itself out of tube, but when I finally got it out and had poured some cleaning solution in I was ready to just drop the scrubber into the small opening of my glass.

Once the Canna Mags was in my glass piece, I was able to control the movement of the scrubber by putting the magnetized end of the tube against the glass, allowing me to move the magnetized scrubber. Because the rig I was working with was very small, I wasn’t able to get everything since even the scrubber was too big for some of the spaces. However, I was still able to get into some spaces that the brush was not able to reach, which had an even greater and noticeable effect on my larger, non-portable dab rig. I was able to really get to those annoying spots with the Canna-Mags that I had previously given up on ever fully cleaning.

Our Verdict

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For all of your cleaning woes, the Weed Wipes cleaning solution really does work extremely well in cleaning your dirty, resin-caked glass as long as you follow the steps. While the kit may be a little pricy at $34.00, you can purchase just the solution off their site if you feel like having a bunch of brushes is a bit too much for what you have. (The Canna Mags can also be purchased separately.)

Although I had some trouble setting up the Canna Mags, which didn’t clean every single small space, I can still see it being a valuable tool for people who have trouble cleaning trickier glass pieces like bubblers. I would say it’s least worth getting a package that involves some of the smaller brushes, as I found those to be incredibly helpful with scrubbing and cleaning almost all of the pieces I tried.

All in all, the Weed Wipes cleaning formula makes cleaning the stickiest, dirtiest glass a breeze. The full cleaning kit itself gives you a nice assortment of tools for whichever types of glass you may have, but I wouldn’t say that all of the brushes are necessary to have depending on the type of glass you own.


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7 Jamaican Cannabis Strains to Try in Honor of Bob Marley’s Birthday

Today we honor the birthday of Robert Nesta Marley. The Reggae legend, better known as Bob, would have turned 72 today. To celebrate the man who spent so much of his life singing the songs of universal peace, love and, of course, cannabis, we give you seven strains that were influenced by him and his home island of Jamaica.

Jam

The Jamaican strain refers to the indigenous varieties of cannabis (or landraces) that grow natively in this region of the world. Because of Jamaica’s latitude and climate, these varieties tend to be sativa in structure and effect.

Lb

Also called “Lamb’s Breath,” Lamb’s Bread is a bright green and sticky sativa strain. The effects have been known to give mass amounts of energy and positive introspection. Stress subsides quickly from the Lamb’s Bread buzz, which can help ease depression. The origins of this plant comes from Jamaica and it has been reported that even Bob Marley himself has encountered this wonderful slice of cannabis genealogy.

Jp

Jamaican Pearl is a sweetly potent outdoor sativa strain from Dutch breeder Sensi Seeds whose presence will bring a taste of the Caribbean to cannabis consumers. Jamaica is home to sativas of astounding quality and potency, selectively bred for countless generations. This strain, a genetic cross between Marley’s Collie and Early Pearl, provides a nice breezy cerebral sensation with tropical flavors.

Kbr

Said to be a sativa landrace from the Blue Mountains of Jamaica, King’s Bread (or King’s Breath) delivers mellowing and euphoric cerebral effects. Finger-like bulbs reach out from the citrus-scented buds wrapped in crystal trichomes. Lamb’s Bread is counted among its progeny, although King’s Bread’s lineage is not well documented. Pain relief, appetite stimulation, and stress alleviation are just a few of the therapeutic benefits King’s Bread has to offer.

Kdr

Jamaican Dream is a 90% sativa bred by Eva Seeds using Jamaican genetics. A subtle and sweet flavor carries you through to an elevated mood and weightless euphoria. The effects are light enough to start your day with, making this strain ideal for early treatment of depression and fatigue. Jamaican Dream’s pointed, compact buds will finish their flowering cycle after 42 to 45 days indoors, or at the end of September in outdoor gardens.

Mlc

Marley’s Collie is an indica-dominant hybrid bred by Sensi Seeds that won the Dutch High Life Cup in 1999. These sticky, spiky buds offer a pungent sweet aroma with musky Afghani undertones, delivering effects that are strong in both physical and cerebral sensation. Indoor and outdoor grows can expect flowers between 60 and 65 days.

Jl

Jamaican Lion is a high-CBD sativa strain with mildly psychoactive effects that stimulate creativity and focus without the loss of functionality. Its rich genetic background combines Mountain Lion — a Rockbud and Lionheart cross — with a Jamaican sativa known as Yarders. Shadrock, Jamaican Lion’s creator, first brought the strain to California in 2007, where it was distributed to patients by Harborside. Ushered in by a sweet herbal aroma, Jamaican Lion induces mild psychoactivity that carries through despite its low THC content. Sensory perception sharpens as bad moods dull in clear-headed sensations that can be described as simultaneously uplifting and calming. Few strains compare to Jamaican Lion as it eases pain, anxiety, and inflammation without intoxication or mental cloudiness. Its CBD content is highest around week 9 of flowering, but if you’re looking for more of a 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC, Shadrock recommends harvesting at week 8 instead.

Have you tried any of these Jamaican strains? If so, leave your review on the strain’s detail page. If these don’t sound like your kind of cannabis, use the Leafly Explorer to find the strain with the flavors and effects you are looking. Happy Birthday Bob! Stir it up!

Bob Marley smoking cannabis


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New Strains Alert: Wonder Kid, Mud Bite, Tranquil Elephantizer, and More

With Punxsutawney Phil declaring six more weeks of winter, there is no better time to hunker down indoors with a relaxing indica-dominant strain. As luck would have it, this week’s New Strains Alert is packed to the brim with indica dominance: Mud Bite, from our pals to the North, is an Alaskan bred strain steeped in local legend and mysterious (possibly Afghani) genetics. Bell Ringer goes deep on the pungent terpenes with a double dose of Chemdawg 91 and dash of Hindu Skunk and Stardawg. These strains and more make up our heavy and hungry horticultural harem of heady herbs. Snaps of nug and puff, puff pass the goodness to the left.

Wonder Kid by Khush Kush is another deep cross of varied indica-dominant genetics. Derived by breeding ((The White x Chemdawg 91) x (Pre 98 Bubba Kush x Chemdawh 91)) x Buffalo Bill, Wonder Kid expresses a varied terpene profile of hash, fuel, and coffee beans. The effects are predominantly sedative, but due to the strain’s generous trichome production (and subsequent THC content), Wonder Kid delivers a potent rush that melts off into the limbs, leaving the consumer hungry and relaxed. Utilize this strain to ignite appetite and mute minor aches and pains.

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Blush by Gastown is a balanced hybrid strain with uplifting cerebral effects and relaxing physical attributes. This strain tends to symptoms of depression by elevating the consumer’s mood with an intense, smile-inducing euphoria. This smiley head-high slowly dissolves into the body, saddling the limbs with a calming weight that allows the consumer to relax and relinquish stressful thoughts. Enjoy Blush near the end of the day to maximize its stress relieving qualities.

There is a very little known about Mud Bite. This strain supposedly originated in Ketchikan, Alaska among an enclave of float houses. When the tide receded and the float houses sank, they came to rest on the cold, muddy seafloor, which was referred to as the Mud Bight. This 75% indica-dominant strain is possibility a long lost descendant of Afghani genetics transplanted in Alaska sometime in the early to mid 70’s.

Green Cheese is the hybrid cross of a Cheesephenotype and the ever-stimulating Green Crack. This strain has earthy cheese and herbaceous smells intermixed with Green Crack’s sweet and citrus notes. It is mentally and physically invigorating, offering an immediate mental punch that is driven by creative thoughts and a springy physical energy. Green Cheese helps elevate mood, but don’t plan on accomplishing much as this strain is a one-way ticket to the whimsical shores of La La Land.

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Bell Ringer by Khush Kush is a heavyweight indica with a complex terpene profile. Khush Kush’s renowned one-two punch Bell Ringer is a combination of Hindu Skunk and Stardawg mixed with the original heavyweight, Pre-98 Bubba Kush. In true indica fashion, Bell Ringer will stimulate your appetite and knock you out. The effects are weighted and euphoric, relieving physical pain while saddling the consumer with the aforementioned “muchy mania.” Enjoy Bell Ringer and its acrid, astringent, petrol aroma later in the day to maximize the strain’s sedative qualities.

Vietnamese Bubba by Khush Kush is another Pre-98 Bubba Kush cross, but this time with a pleasant sativa-hybrid bent. By adding Vietnamese Black Haze to the famous and stable Bubba Kush, Khush Kush achieves a unique take on a classic. This strain offers talkative, happy effects while still mellowing physical discomfort and alleviating stress. The aroma and flavor are herbaceous and rich with notes of lemongrass, chocolate, wildflowers, and spice. This strain also exhibits beautiful purple foliage that speaks to its deep indica roots.

Tranquil Elephantizer: Remix by Bodhi Seeds is heavy, sensual indica strain built to please the body. Created by combining Ndnguy’s 1988 G13/Hash Plant (also known as Deadly G) and the rare Snow Lotus, Tranquil Elephantizer offers a pleasurable sensory experience combined with pleasant indica-dominant sedation. This strain has a pungent and herbaceous odor with just a hint of sweetness and spice. Its flavors are earthy and herbal, leaving notes of pepper and pine on the palate. Enjoy Tranquil Elephantizer to excite the body while mellowing the mood.


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Product Review: SOURCE Nail Portable eNail & Vape Pen Temp Control eRig

Welcome to Leafly’s Product Reviews, where we take a closer look at a cannabis gadget, accessory, or consumable, and give it a test spin. Today we’re trying out the SOURCE Nail Portable eNail & Vape Pen Temp Control eRig.


The SOURCE Nail at a Glance

Product type: Portable e-nail and vape pen

Manufacturer: SOURCEvapes

Price: $249.95 for the whole kit, $99.95 for just the e-nail attachment

Features:

  • Split glass bubbler for better airflow
  • Works with water pipes
  • Works as both a portable e-nail and a vape pen
  • Works with 4-Series and XL-Series atomizers
  • 7-second heat up time
  • 15-extended second auto-shutoff
  • Lifetime no-hassle warranty

Includes:

  • One Source Nail attachment with split-glass bubbler
  • One Source Nail globe
  • Three 4-Series atomizers
  • One Source volt max temp control battery
  • One carrying case
  • Quartz cap and dab tool
  • MicroUSB cable

Initial Impressions

SOURCE Nail and Temp Control E-Rig initial impressions
As someone with limited experience with dabbing, I felt a bit daunted when I first popped open the sleek carrying case that held the SOURCEvapes Portable eNail Kit. The bundle includes the battery, the SOURCE Nail and water bubbler attachment, a separate globe dome for traditional vaping, a handy quartz carb cap and tool, and three different types of atomizers.

While I was glad I had so many options for customization, I also felt like I didn’t know where to begin, so after doing a quick rundown of the instructions, I felt comfortable enough to start assembling the unit. I chose to use a ceramic and coil-less atomizer for optimal flavor and lower burn temperatures, but I had an initial bit of trouble getting the little bit of water that’s necessary for the bubbler attachment. This is mainly due to the very small opening and shallow depth of the bubbler that can easily lead to overflowing, but once I was done fiddling with the water levels it was effortless to screw the bubbler/nail attachment on to the battery.

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Once fully assembled, the SOURCE Nail stands at around 7” tall and is a bit top-heavy, so keep an eye out for any potential tip-overs and falls when this unit is standing upright. Despite its somewhat cumbersome size, the fully assembled unit’s slim profile makes it really easy and comfortable to hold in your hand.

I don’t recommend you carry the SOURCE Nail around with you if you intend to use it while on-the-go, walking around the city, etc. There’s just no simple way to carry it while assembled. It is ideal, however, for trips, camping, hiking, hanging out in the park, etc., if you bring it unassembled in its carrying case.

Loading and Operating the SOURCE Nail

Setting up the temp control battery took a few steps, but once you set your preferences it’s smooth sailing from there. Pressing the square power button five times on the battery will bring it to life as a “Hello” message scrolls across the display screen. From there, you are guided through multiple steps with the two small directional buttons on the battery that will allow the battery to calibrate itself.

This battery is a temperature control (TC) one, so three more additional presses of the power button will take you to a set of options that will allow you to switch to Variable Wattage mode instead of the Temperature mode with Fahrenheit and Celsius units. I stuck with the Variable Wattage mode as well as the recommended wattage range that SOURCEvapes advised, which was between 27-30 watts, but to me this seems to be more of a matter of preference instead of actual performance.

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Once you set the battery for the first time you won’t find yourself adjusting it again too often, which I really appreciated after going through those occasionally time-consuming steps of initially setting up the device. After that, you’re free to take the included quartz tool and cap and load up the tip with your concentrate of choice (I myself was using a soft and crumbly Super Silver Haze BHO wax).

I liked that the cap is attached at the bottom of the tool, giving the tool a nice flat surface to stand upright. Despite the little bit of time it took to get the battery calibrated and set up, it was nice to know that I didn’t need to make any further adjustments during use, aside from if I wanted to switch between the temperature/wattage units.

Vaping with the SOURCE Nail

Vaping with the SOURCE Nail
Successfully hitting and dabbing all of your concentrate was a little bit of a process, albeit fun and very effective when it was all said and done. Holding down the square power button on the battery starts the heat-up process, which you can measure by looking at the timer race on the battery’s display screen.

There’s a 15-second shutdown feature to the battery, so the best way to effectively dab with the SOURCE Nail is to hold the power button until the 7-10 second range, after which the chamber will be hot enough for you to slide your concentrate off the tool and into the chamber. Next, press on the power button again to restart the timer in order to take a full hit.

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After a few seconds, flip the tool over to place the cap over the chamber, inhale, and watch your concentrate flow through the water bubbler attachment into your waiting lungs. Every time I used the SOURCE Nail I was able to rip a nice, huge, and powerful dab that was also full of flavor, which really surprised me the first few times I used it and made the previous setup and heat-up steps worth it.

I also liked that the nail’s water bubbler attachment was able to filter and cool down my dab before inhaling, making for a pretty authentic dabbing experience in a portable, handheld package despite the short process. Additionally, the battery life for the SOURCE Nail was great; I only had to fully recharge the battery once after almost 3-4 days of consistent use, which makes it even better if you take it out on long hikes or camping trips.

Our Verdict

SOURCE Nail and Temp Control E-Rig unit
Overall, the SOURCE Nail and Temp Control E-Rig provides an authentic dabbing experience in terms of strength and flavor with an easily transportable package. Thanks to its carrying case and ease of assembly, it would be a great option for anyone who enjoys being out camping or hanging out in a park or at a friend’s place.

Even though it took a little bit of time to set everything up due to the various battery options, tiny openings in the water bubbler, and the actual dabbing process itself, the effort was well worth it as I was consistently blowing large clouds of tasty concentrate with relative ease once I got the hang of everything.

The secondary globe attachment also allowed the unit to function as a regular vape pen, so I found myself taking advantage of the SOURCE Nail’s flexibility by using that version of the unit while I was on the go.

At a very fair $250 for the whole rig and temp control battery (or just $99 for only the e-nail attachment if you already have a temp control or regular SOURCE volt battery), I would definitely recommend the SOURCE Nail to any dabbing aficionado looking for more ways to dab, or to anyone else who doesn’t want to use torches or pay really high prices for dedicated e-nails.


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