Tag: Strains & Products

Budtender Product Spotlight: Dockside Cannabis in SODO, Seattle

Budtenders are an integral part of the maturing cannabis industry. Just as producers cultivate and honor the plant and processors refine and transforms its purpose, budtenders illustrate the symphony of invisible moving parts that conveyed the flower, concentrate, edible, or topical into the hands of customers. This commonly underestimated role is both a ritual in understanding and sincerity, as the budtender must continuously grow their knowledge of new plants and products while also retaining the patience and empathy necessary to guide new and veteran consumers over the ever-changing terrain of the modern dispensary menu.


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Leafly’s Budtender Spotlight kicks off in our hometown of Seattle. Austin Tucker, friend, budtender at Dockside SODO, and all-around pleasant human being, was kind enough to share a few product recommendations and his thoughts on what the local cannabis industry is missing.

budtender-profile-austin-dockside-1Austin Tucker, budtender at Dockside SODO in Seattle, sorts through some pre-rolls. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

What is your motivation for working in the cannabis industry?

Austin Tucker: Primarily, looking at the strains the way I do, everything is a tool with a different purpose. The brightest of sativas [can be] a stimulator, more of an energizing wake-and-bake as opposed to a creative [hybrid] high. Indicas might decompress you or knock you [out at night] or help you [let go of some tension]. There are so many products to pull from. That is why I got into the medical and, now, recreational [cannabis industry].

budtender-profile-austin-dockside-3Austin Tucker helps out a customer at Dockside SODO. (Julia Sumpter/Leafly)

What is the advice you would share with new consumers in newly legal states?

Tucker: Play attention to clean, happy weed. A happy plant is better than a powerful, stressed plant. And also, when working it in [to your lifestyle], as a beginner you should always start low and go slow. Just let your body tell you what it wants. There is no point in overdoing it; you might actually end up turning yourself off. Stay away from edibles, right off the bat [laughs]. Definitely try something a little easier to work with. Yeah, that is really about it—just basics.


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What would you like to see out of the cannabis industry that doesn’t exist yet? Or where would you like it to trend towards?

Tucker: I would like to see public consumption spaces more than anything, because those are going to be the places where knowledge is shared, where people are able to actually hang out with one another to share an interest in cannabis as opposed to alcohol, or [an interest in] both in split environments. But we need those social environments for cannabis, especially for medical patients. If I’m a 75-year old woman with rheumatoid arthritis and she is trying to figure this out and has never once used weed, well, she is going to need help. I cannot administer this help in a shop. I need a place where I can actually help these individuals.


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Tired of Infused Chocolates? Try These Delicious Drinkable Edibles Instead

Now that cannabis is expanding across multiple markets, canna-connoisseurs have started sampling a variety of ways to consume this wonderful plant. Gone are the days of stale pot brownies and your friend’s less-than-stellar “happy cookies.” Now, we’re seeing five-course infused meals, hemp protein bars, and even infused honey sticks!

If you don’t feel like chowing down and would rather drink your THC (or CBD) instead, the following companies have got you covered. As with the catchphrase “there’s an app for that,” when it comes to cannabis, “there’s a product for that.”


Available in: Colorado

Stillwater’s Mellow Mint teas are designed for slow relaxation with just 2.5mg of THC per serving. With a delicate blend of caffeine-free Egyptian-sourced peppermint and water soluble, low-dose THC, Stillwater created these little packets with “a simpler, more peaceful life” in mind.


Available in: Colorado, California, and Arizona

This limited edition Wild Berry Lemonade by Dixie Elixirs is sure to soothe any sweet tooth without being saccharine. And don’t let the bright packaging fool you — Dixie ensures no artificial coloring goes into their delicious drinks. Break these bottles out when the weather gets hot, and cool off with friends without the worry of overdoing it (each bottle comes with its own dosing cap for safe and steady consumption).


Available in: Arizona, California, and Oregon

If you like a bit of caffeine with your cannabis, the dark roast Columbian Supremo blend in Ganja Grindz’s bottled cold brew coffee evokes a jolt of wakefulness while keeping you medicated. The non-GMO fair trade beans that go into every bottle mix perfectly with a good dose of THC produced by The Clear.


Available in: California

Disappointed with the taste of other infused drinks, Sprig felt the need for a product that was light yet also carried a nice dose of THC. Enter Sprig’s Sparkling Citrus — a scientifically formulated beverage that doesn’t taste like you’ve just licked the leftover keif in your grinder. These cans carry a refreshing flavor that isn’t overwhelmed by the earthy notes characteristic to cannabis.


Available in: Colorado

Canna Elixirs offers such a vast array of tasty soda flavors that we can’t recommend just one! From classics like root beer to punchier options like Mango-Pineapple, there’s a soda for everyone’s tastes. Each bottle contains 100mg of active THC, so if you’re new to the cannabis scene remember to start slow on this one.


Available in: California and Washington

If your looking for a beverage with a unique taste, look no further than Cannabis Quencher‘s Hibiscus 200. This deliciously tart beverage is a real heavy hitter with 200mg THC and a floral kick!

What are some of your favorite cannabis infused beverages? Let us know in the comments below!

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What Is a Gravity Bong and How Do You Make One?

A gravity bong is a cannabis consumption method that uses two empty plastic bottles to funnel smoke through water and push it into the consumer’s lungs. Gravity bongs work by submerging a small bottle with a bowl of cannabis on top in a larger bottle or bucket of water. While lighting the cannabis, slowly draw the bottle out of the water to fill with smoke from the burning cannabis. Unscrew the lid, put your mouth over the bottle’s opening, and push the bottle down to let gravity propel the cannabis smoke into your lungs. Voila!


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Do gravity bongs get you higher? The short answer is yes. Gravity bongs force heavily concentrated smoke into your lungs, filling them to capacity beyond the average hit from a pipe or joint. When you inhale the contents of the smoky bottle into your lungs, you are essentially breathing in the smoke from an entire bowl of cannabis in one go. For this reason, gravity bongs are certainly not for the faint of heart. A tried-and-true method of old school cannabis consumers, it delivers a powerful hit of THC that may be too much for an inexperienced cannabis beginner.

However, if you’re looking for a bit of nostalgia and feel like getting crafty with your cannabis consumption, here’s a handy guide to creating your own gravity bong using a few everyday household objects.

How to Make a Homemade Gravity Bong


First, gather the following items:

  • Plastic bottle (any size, but 16-20 oz is ideal)
  • Bucket or 2-liter plastic bottle
  • Aluminum foil
  • Box cutter or sharp knife
  • Poking device
  • Cannabis strains of your choice (at least one gram)

Gravity bongs can be a bit intimidating if you don’t know where to start, but the procedure is more straightforward than you might imagine. It just requires a little ingenuity, some creative efforts, and the determination to make it work.


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Step 1


Use your box cutter to cut the bottom off your smaller bottle. The more of the bottle that remains, the larger the hit you’ll receive, so be careful not to trim too much off the bottom of the bottle.

Step 2

Cut the bottom off your larger 2-liter bottle and fill it with water. If you’re using a bucket, fill your bucket with water.

Step 3


Unscrew the cap to your smaller bottle and use your box cutter or scissors to make a hole in the bottle cap. It should be big enough to draw air through, but not so big that the foil (and cannabis) will fall through into the water.


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Step 4

Wrap the cap in aluminum foil, shaping the foil to create a small “bowl” divot for your cannabis. You can shape the bowl to be as deep as you’d like, and the foil will keep your cannabis from falling into the water below. You may need to cut off excess foil and shape it to avoid spilling cannabis.

Step 5


Use your sharp poking tool to make holes in the aluminum foil. Be careful not to rip the foil! You’ll need about 3-5 holes for proper ventilation.

Step 6

Load cannabis strains of your choice into the foil-wrapped bottle cap, but don’t screw the cap on yet.

Step 7


Here’s the tricky part: Submerge the smaller bottle in the filled bottom half of the larger bottle (or bucket) until just the cap remains above water. Carefully screw the foil-wrapped bottle cap back onto the bottle.

Step 8

Light the cannabis and slowly pull the smaller bottle upwards out of the water while the bottle fills with smoke. If the bottle doesn’t fill with smoke, you may need to check and make sure that your cap is fully screwed on, and that there are no holes or gaps in the side of the bottle. Any leaks could compromise your gravity bong, and some trial and error may be required before your first successful attempt at a functional device.

Step 9


Once your bottle is filled with smoke, carefully unscrew the cap and put your mouth over the bottle opening.


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Step 10

Gently push the bottle back into the water. As the water enters the bottle, the smoke will be pushed into your lungs.

The cannabis smoke will be cooler, having been filtered through the water, but it will deliver a powerful hit of THC. For best effects, prepare yourself and don’t force yourself to inhale too much smoke. This has the potential to make even the most veteran of cannabis consumers cough, so proceed with caution!

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Deals of the Week for April 24, 2017: Torches, Drop Downs, and Concentrate Dishes

1. Blazer Big Shot Torch

Blazer Big Shot Torch
If you want a well-known and reliable torch that isn’t going to break down on you after the first couple of uses, you’ll want to grab yourself a Blazer Big Shot torch. Almost commonplace in the concentrate community for their reliability and durability combined, the GT8000 Big Shot is your one-stop shop kind of torch. The only problem with the Big Shot is that one of these bad boys can easily run you over $100. Fortunately, Amazon is running a sale where you can scoop up one of these for less than $60! For a tool you know you’ll use often, this deal is blazing hot!

2. 14mm Drop Down

14mm Drop Down
Nobody wants to gunk up their brand new or freshly cleaned oil rig with the burden of sticky reclaim. To solve this problem, you’ll most likely want to consider using a drop down attachment. This helpful glass slide creates more distance between your rig and nail, allowing you to collect and store messy reclaim that may gather.

Max Quality Glass has just marked down their selection of drop downs, making them even more affordable than their already low asking price. Whether you’re looking for a 10mm, 14m, or even an 18mm slide, they have you covered! Head over and pick one up, but be sure to check out their other deals on nails and slides.

3. Worked Concentrate Dishes

Worked Concentrate Dishes
Handling concentrates can be sticky business, especially if you’re working with the unforgiving and often frustrating packaging they typically come in. When dosing for a dab, parchment sheets often offer little to no support and glass/plastic packages can be equally difficult to maneuver oil from.

If you’re a frequent dabber and experience this, you’re in luck; these worked concentrate dishes from Aqualab Technologies are the functional and aesthetic solution to this very problem! With an array of custom handmade designs to choose from, these dishes from Revere and Sachiko glass are a perfect gift for any taste. At this price, you should definitely treat yourself to a dish to call your own!

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What Were the Most Popular Strains on 4/20?

With another 4/20 in the books, we at Leafly took a peek to see which strains our visitors were most curious about on the most cannabis-friendly day of the year. In case you want to keep the celebrations going through the weekend, here are the top 10 strains that were searched for throughout the day.


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Leafly Blue Dream hybrid cannabis strain  1. Blue Dream

No real surprise here, Blue Dream has been one of the top strains on Leafly from day one, and continues to be one of the most popular and well-known cannabis strains in the world. The strain is a sativa-dominant hybrid originating in California, achieving legendary status among West Coast strains. A cross between Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze, Blue Dream balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration.

The “Bayer” aspirin of bud that should be in every medicine cabinet. Smoking is slightly blueberry and harsher then expected. Vaporized it’s smooth and has a perk up and get er done benefit. Nice well rounded, daytime medication that is not sedating. – Free_Byrd

Leafly Girl Scout Cookies hybrid cannabis strain  2. Girl Scout Cookies

Another popular strain among Leafly users, Girl Scout Cookies, or GSC, is an OG Kush and Durban Poison hybrid cross whose reputation grew too large to stay within the borders of its California homeland. Girl Scout Cookies launches you to euphoria’s top floor, where full-body relaxation meets a time-bending cerebral space. A little goes a long way with this hybrid, whose THC heights have won Girl Scout Cookies several Cannabis Cup awards.

This is one of my favorite strains!!! I am a daily user and the effects for me are very strong and intense and, very enjoyable. For me, mostly a head high. It makes me talkative, happy, goofy and generally in good spirits. – kimdavis3

Leafly Sour Diesel sativa cannabis strain  3. Sour Diesel

Sometimes known as Sour D (and one of my preferred cannabis strains), Sour Diesel is an invigorating sativa-dominant strain named after its pungent, diesel-like aroma. This fast-acting strain delivers a punch of energy, along with dreamy cerebral effects that have pushed Sour D to its legendary status. Main medical uses for this strain include dealing with stress, pain, and depression. The strain is believed to have descended from Chemdawg 91 and Super Skunk.

Another of my personal favorites. Extremely cerebral whenever I consumed it, but, as many others have pointed out, there really is no “couch-lock.” It makes your frontal lobe act in ways you could never have imagined. It’s almost like Sour Diesel is a key, a key that opens up whole realms of your mind that you were once ignorant of. A++ Will smoke again. – Dr. Zimbardo

Leafly Gorilla Glue #4 hybrid cannabis strain  4. Gorilla Glue #4

A rapid riser among Leafly users, Gorilla Glue #4, developed by GG Strains, is a very potent hybrid strain that delivers heavy-handed euphoria and relaxation, leaving you feeling “glued” to the couch—hence its name. It has chunky, resin-covered buds that fill the room with a pungent earthy and sour aroma, which are inherited from its parent strains, Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel.


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This strain has provided me with one of the more intense body and head highs of any strain that I have reviewed to date. The high came on almost immediately, and was pretty intense in terms of its psychedelic intensity, the body high was great also, I felt lethargically focused, if that makes any sense. I was in full effect of the indica part also, and here is what I mean. I needed a seat belt for reality, but I was intensely focused on the movie I had on, “The Big Lebowski”. – chronicallymedicated

Leafly OG Kush hybrid cannabis strain  5. OG Kush

This cannabis strain makes up the genetic backbone of West Coast cannabis varieties, but despite its ubiquity, OG Kush’s genetic origins remain a mystery. Popular in pop culture, as you’ve probably heard its name dropped in a rap song or two, OG Kush is cherished for its ability to crush stress under the weight of its heavy euphoria. It carries an earthy pine and sour lemon scent with woody undertones, an aroma that has become the signature of OG Kush varieties and descendants. Medically, OG Kush can improve migraine symptoms, and ADD/ADHD, along with stress disorders.

These nugs were dark and massive, fairly dense with a piney chocolate smell and covered in orange hairs and crystals. Overall it looked like the definition of DANK, very difficult to bust up too. But the high was something else, very uplifting and social buzz kicks in within a few minutes followed by euphoria and body buzz, powerful and very talkative high. A MUST TRY!! dont pass it up, its a beautiful strain! – flyguywill

Leafly Green Crack sativa cannabis strain  6. Green Crack

First of all, don’t let the name fool you… or scare you away. This is purely cannabis, and a kick-ass cannabis strain at that. Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus, as it induces an invigorating mental buzz that keeps you going throughout the day. With a tangy, fruity flavor redolent of mango, Green Crack is the perfect daytime medication for patients treating fatigue, stress, and depression. Because its name perpetuates a negative image of cannabis, some people have taken to calling this strain Cush (with a “C”) or Green Cush instead.


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one of the best strains you can get your hands on. GC is always know to provide effects for even veteran consumers after only a few hits. GC is a crowd favorite due to its high potency and overall cerebral invigoration. If you love that energetic, happy, euphoric-uplifted feeling then this is the perfect sativa for you – mjl9694

Leafly Granddaddy Purple indica cannabis strain  7. Granddaddy Purple

A legend throughout the cannabis industry, Granddaddy Purple was introduced in 2003 by Ken Estes. Also known as GDP, it’s a famous indica cross between Purple Urkle and Big Bud. This California staple inherits a complex grape and berry aroma from its Purple Urkle parent, while Big Bud passes on its oversized, compact bud structure. Its potent psychoactive effects are clearly detectable in both mind and body, delivering a fusion of cerebral euphoria and physical relaxation. While your thoughts may float in a dreamy buzz, your body is more likely to find itself fixed in one spot for the duration of GDP’s effects.


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The taste is so sweet. The smoke is thick and heavy with the sweet under taste. Nice! 5 minutes later….nothing. No effects whatsoever. 10 minutes in, my only effect was boredom. No! 15 minutes in, I decided I must have inhaled wrong or something. 17 minutes in, just as I was going to grab the bong for another go HELLO GRANDDADDY! To say I was stoned would be an understatement. I’m pretty sure my butt melded with the couch. – hellykitty7757

Leafly White Widow hybrid cannabis strain  8. White Widow

Another strain that is known worldwide, White Widow is a balanced hybrid bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds. A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica, White Widow has blessed every Dutch coffeeshop menu since its birth in the 1990s. Its buds are white with crystal resin, warning you of the potent effects to come. A powerful burst of euphoria and energy breaks through immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity.


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White Widow is the perfect daytime smoke, great for if you need to medicate but yet also get some things done. Just be careful it will make you smile if you smoke too much it will give you a permagrin and make you laugh! – willwork4bud

Leafly Jack Herer sativa cannabis strain  9. Jack Herer

Jack Herer is a sativa-dominant cannabis strain that has gained as much renown as its namesake, the marijuana activist and author of The Emperor Wears No Clothes. Combining a Haze hybrid with a Northern Lights #5 and Shiva Skunk cross, Sensi Seeds created Jack Herer hoping to capture both the cerebral elevation associated with sativas and the heavy resin production of indicas. Jack Herer was created in the Netherlands in the mid-1990s, where it was later distributed by Dutch pharmacies as a recognized medical-grade strain.


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Jack Herer is my morning medicine. I take it daily every morning before work, and it turns me into a happy, focused, energized person completely capable of working and talking to people without tripping over my tongue. I was severely depressed for several months, then I started taking Jack every morning and my world view changed completely. – dbvapor

Leafly Bubba Kush indica cannabis strain  10. Bubba Kush

Bubba Kush is an indica strain that has gained notoriety in the U.S. and beyond for its heavy tranquilizing effects. Sweet hashish flavors with subtle notes of chocolate and coffee come through on the exhale, delighting the palate as powerful relaxation takes over. From head to toe, muscles ease with heaviness as dreamy euphoria blankets the mind, crushing stress while coercing happy moods.


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Effects are classic indica; sleepy hungry and happy. A moderate dose results in a feeling just short of couchlock, allowing you to stay mobile, but at the same time making you chair feel insanely comftorable. The high left me clear headed, I was able to respond well and carry on an intelligetnt conversation. At the same time i was also able to enjoy the music that was playing. – highdealist

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New Strains Alert: Truffle Butter, Flo OG, Cookie Breath, and More

Another 4/20 has come and gone like a plume of smoke hustled off by the winds of spring, but I’m still here to dish up week’s New Strains Alert. Our collection of cannabis cuts begins with a heroic, eye patch-toting Cookies cross called Jack Burton, named for the protagonist of Big Trouble in Little China, played by the one and only Kurt Russell.

But the Cookies don’t end there! Shaman Stinky Steve hit us with his purple Cookie Breath phenotype, toting wine and pine terpenes with a touch of the pungent and unmistakable Cookies stank. For OG connoisseurs looking to add some sweetness to their weekend, find Flo OG, a noble homage to DJ Short’s Flo, as well as Chocolate OG, a True OG x Chocolate Rain cross even Tay Zonday could approve of.

If you’ve had the good fortune to find and try any of these strains, drop a review and share your experience with the community. Like cannabis and fire, we are better off together.

Shaman Stinky Steve is at it again! Stinky Steve bred together Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, Forum Cut GSC, and OG Kush Breath 2.0 to create this unique purple phenotype. Cookie Breath emits the earthy, doughy aroma Cookies is known for, intermixed with notes of grape and wine. The dark nugs are coated with glittering purple trichomes said to produce purple-tinted rosin and hash. It hits with a one-two punch to the mind and body, leaving a stimulating sizzle between the ears while the body ebbs between fits of the munchies and sedative bliss. Enjoy Cookie Breath in moderation as this strain has been known to push 30% THC.

Flo OG is a sweet indica-dominant strain with creative effects. Known as a functional indica, Flo OG combines the quality genetics of Flo (by DJ Short) and Rare Dankness #1 (from Rare Dankness Seeds) to create a strain that stimulates the mind while going easy on the body. This strain’s hazy euphoria takes effect immediately as the body buzzes with a gentle relaxing warmth. Enjoy Flo OG to improve mood, curb depression, and promote rest (in higher doses).

Chocolate OG by is another chocolatey genetic cross from THClones. This strain was created through the union of pungent parent strains True OG and Chocolate Rain. Its indica-dominant genetics offer relaxing qualities that get heavier with continued consumption. Giggly euphoria and bright citrus/grapefruit aromas speak to traditional OG attributes inherited from True OG. The taste takes on a cheesy, nutty flavor upon combustion, leaving a savory note on the palate.

Tonics Web is a seed-only strain from THClones. This flower was bred by blending the ever-popular and CBD-rich Charlotte’s Web with Chocolate Tonic. Together they create a sweet and savory bouquet of coffee, pine, and citrus, delivering tingly physical effects that lead to couch lock. The mental state is creative, but stunted by the strain’s heavy relaxation. As with most indicas, Tonics Web is best utilized at night to harness the powerful sedation native to this strain.

Truffle Butter by THClones is a sedating genetic cross with sweet terpenes. Created by crossing Gelato and Chocolate Kush, this strain’s aroma is a mixture of fruit, caramel, and floral notes. Truffle Butter gently sedates the body, turning even seasoned consumers into lethargic couch potatoes. This strain’s relaxing qualities make it ideal for abating stress and insomnia.

Jack Burton by THClones is a sensuous indica-dominant strain born from two distinct Cookie crosses. Created by combining Fortune Cookies and Thai Cookies, Jack Burton draws out each strain’s sweet, pungent aromas while offering consumers long-lasting physical effects that titillate the senses. The terpene profile is buttery and floral while the strain’s subtle euphoria tempers focus and uplifts the mind. Enjoy at the end of the day to indulge in Jack Burton’s physical benefits with your partner or significant other.

Black Cherry Pie is a fruity strain with colorful foliage. Created by Green Mountain Collective, this strain is the genetic offspring of Blackberry Kush and Cherry Pie. These genetics are exhibited in the deep purple hues overlaid by jade green buds with orange hairs, as well as in the pungent woody aroma smeared with tart blackberry. Black Cherry Pie’s physical effects soothe nausea and minor aches and pains while keeping the mind aloof and creative. Its bright mind and semi-sedative effects make it a natural complement for indoor activities and relaxed evenings.

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10 Products to Pick Up Before 4/20

The 4/20 holiday is coming up fast, which means it’s time to stock up and prepare for the festivities. Whether you are heading out to celebrate at events like San Francisco’s 420 in the Park, dropping in for some laughs at one of the Leafly Comedy Tour stops, or simply enjoying the herb in the comfort of your home with some good company, you’ll want to have something compelling to pass around.

To help guide you, I’ve put together some of the products that have caught my attention recently and might help elevate your celebration to a new level.

Albert Walker From 7 Points Oregon

Albert Walker cannabis from 7 Points Oregon
A Pacific Northwest original, Albert Walker is an indica-dominant hybrid with a skunky scent of sour citrus. What I love most about Albert Walker is the mix of flavors when it’s been dried well and rolled into a crisp joint. The cut from 7 Points Oregon was awarded as the Best Hybrid at the 2016 Oregon Dope Cup and exemplifies the genetics with a unique blend of piney, lemongrass flavors that lead the charge towards focused euphoria, eventually transforming into a heavier, relaxed state. If you have a busy day planned for 4/20, save this strain for the evening smoke sesh.

Mossad From 3C Farms

Mossad cannabis from 3C Farms
Mossad is a captivating cross of Conspiracy Kush and Kosher Kush from Terraform Genetics. You’d be hard-pressed to find a better example of either of the strain’s two known phenotypes than the flowers that 3C Farms harvest. I prefer an OG-heavy pheno (Mossad OG), though the hashy flavors from its counterpart (Mossad Kush) are not to be missed, either.

These buds express themselves in an unmistakable aesthetic with thick calyxes dotting the frosty, elongated flowers. The inhale carries a sweet mix of herbal, floral, and piney flavors that leave you in a state of mellow, full-bodied relaxation once the initial head buzz dissipates. Potent and punchy! I enjoy this strain the most when it’s freshly ground and loaded in a clean glass bong. If you plan on unwinding for a tranquil celebration, Mossad is a great accessory for your 4/20 tool kit.

SFV Dog From Royal Choice Farms

SFV Dog cannabis from Royal Choice Farms
Last time I was in Arizona there was one flower that really stood out to me, and it was Royal Choice Farms’ SFV Dog. Full disclosure: I’m mildly obsessed with anything classified remotely near SFV OG genetics. That flower instantly brings back memories of sunny Southern California. And this hybrid version, crossed with C4, lives up to that legacy.

SFV Dog is a frosty flower that reaches over 28% total cannabinoids and tests high in myrcene and limonene terpenes that give it an earthy, sweet aroma and a spiced, citrus flavor. I really enjoy this strain when it is passed around in a Volcano bag. The pungent flavor of sweet pine is invigorating and tends gives me a jolt of energy. This strain is great to throw in the mix as you celebrate the holiday.

Dutch Treat From Western Cultured

Dutch Treat cannabis from Western Cultured
Dutch Treat is a great addition to any smoke circle. Its uncanny flavor profile is a mix of sweet pine and eucalyptus that is truly unique to Dutch Treat. Western Cultured’s cut leans sativa in its effects, putting you in an uplifted creative mindset that pairs nice with a cup of coffee. I recommend rolling some of this to have in your back pocket on 4/20. (PSA: Don’t actually store your joints in your back pocket unless they’re well protected!)

FreshTerps From Evolab

FreshTerps concentrate from Evolab
Honestly, I could give you a thousand reasons why FreshTerps are one of the most enjoyable dabbing experiences, but it all comes down to Evolab’s ability to extract the true flavor profile of each strain. With the focus on flavor over potency, FreshTerps is great for dabbing at any time and perfect for 4/20 celebrations since you can dab on FreshTerps throughout the day without getting slowed down or missing any of the excitement.

Outlaw OG Shatter From Humboldt Marijuana Co.

Outlaw OG Shatter from Humboldt Marijuana Co.
The shatter from Humboldt Marijuana Co. was some of the best dabs I sampled at The Emerald Cup last year.  Their Outlaw OG is a hybrid of Fire OG and Sour Faced Alien, a strain I have yet to try. It is a classic representation of California’s pungent OG Kush. In shatter form, the strain is a potent knockout with candy-like sweetness and a piney exhale. It’s a great concentrate to show off as you share the 4/20 holiday with friends.

CBD Pre-Rolls From East Fork Cultivars

CBD pre-rolls from East Fork Cultivars

I’m not normally one to grab a pre-roll, but when I was in Portland last week picking up my judges’ kit for the Cultivation Classic I came across East Fork Cultivars‘ line of CBD joints. They come in three varieties; Relax (high CBD/low THC), Balance (mid CBD/mid THC), and Create (mid CBD/high THC).

The Create was my favorite. It has a smooth, earthy draw that has a bit of spiced note on exhale. Test results show 8.7% CBD and 6% THC. The effects were mellow and relaxing yet stimulating. Any one of these pre-rolls would be great to add to your 4/20 rotation.

Mr. Moxey’s Sativa Peppermints

Mr. Moxey’s Sativa Cannabis-Infused Peppermints
Mr. Moxey makes metered, discreet dosing so easy! Their sativa peppermints are a drop of refreshment, especially after a heavy session on 4/20. They’ll make your mouth water and help you fend off any lingering cottonmouth, not to mention the swift pep they put in your step and your breath! Each tin has 20 5-mg mints that are easy to share.

Satori Coffee Beans in Dark Chocolate

Satori Cannabis-Infused Coffee Beans in Dark Chocolate
If you’re like me, you’ll need a kick of caffeine at some point during the marathon of cannabis celebrations. That’s what makes these chocolate-covered coffee beans from Satori so good! Besides being covered in delicious dark chocolate, these beans contain 2 mg of THC each, which makes it easy to find the right buzz. Satori uses the finest chocolate and organic coffee beans to create these little treats. The hardest part is not eating the whole box.

Purple Trainwreck Tincture From Cascadia Herbals

Purple Trainwreck Cannabis Tincture from CASCADIA Herbals
If you aren’t one to smoke on 4/20 but are still wanting to indulge, I recommend a tincture. Should you be in Oregon for the holiday, check out Cascadia Herbals’ line of tinctures extracted with organic cane alcohol. I had a chance to taste their Purple Trainwreck and it amazed me how well it represented the sweet natural flavors of the strain without the bite or bitterness that many tinctures leave. Dosing is very gradual, but with sublingual absorption a little goes a long way and effects begin almost immediately.

Smoking or enjoying something else this 4/20 holiday? I want to know what I should try next! Leave a comment with your favorite strains and products to pass around during April’s celebration of cannabis.

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In Photos: The Evolution of a Tony Greenhand Joint

Tony Greenhand is the world’s greatest joint roller. We visited him on three consecutive occasions at his home in Albany, OR to capture his process as he rolled a smokable sculpture of Mike Tyson eating an avocado. The project, which was completed over multiple months, was commissioned by Leafly after Greenhand expressed a wish to roll it in an interview.


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Check out the gallery to see how Greenhand turns 2.5 ounces of cannabis into an irreverent, smokable work of art.

Images: David Alvarado for Leafly.

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Strains You’ll Want to Enjoy on 4/20

The cannabis community is massive, varied, and growing, containing unique people and plants thriving in legal cannabis states around the country, and now, around the world (way to go, Uruguay!). With 4/20 right around the corner, Leafly wanted to take a closer look at what strains the collective cannabis community sought after on the dankest day in question.

Top 10 Strains Viewed on 4/20/2016

  1. Blue Dream, Hybrid
  2. Girl Scout Cookies, Hybrid
  3. Sour Diesel, Sativa
  4. Gorilla Glue #4, Hybrid
  5. OG Kush, Hybrid
  6. Green Crack, Sativa
  7. Granddaddy Purple, Indica
  8. White Widow, Hybrid
  9. Jack Herer, Sativa
  10. Pineapple Express, Hybrid

Top 10 Strains Viewed on 4/20/2015

  1. Blue Dream, Hybrid
  2. Girl Scout Cookies, Hybrid
  3. Sour Diesel, Sativa
  4. OG Kush, Hybrid
  5. Green Crack, Sativa
  6. Granddaddy Purple, Indica
  7. White Widow, Hybrid
  8. Jack Herer, Sativa
  9. Bubba Kush, Indica
  10. Northern Lights, Indica

As you can see, not much has changed, but a few strains climbed the ranks year over year while some others jumped ship. Gorilla Glue #4 made some big moves and Pineapple Express continued to solidify its position in the cannabis cannon (with the help of and shameless self-promotion by Seth Rogen and pals),

These lists indicate the inherent popularity of certain strains, but they also define strains that dispensaries readily stock to deliver what the cannabis populous craves. If you gather a few grams of these 4/20 crowd-pleasers, consider pairing them with the following activities.

Leafly Jack Herer sativa cannabis strain  Jack Herer, on the way to a 4/20 party:

Jack Herer is a clear-headed sativa that can stimulate the body and mind with motivating energy. This invigorating cross is more than welcome during all manners of pre-function celebration. A small hit can easily carry the consumer to their destination with a clarity-driven buzz that can prompt conversation without being too heady.

Leafly OG Kush hybrid cannabis strain  OG Kush, because sharing is caring:

OG Kush is the go-to crowd pleaser. This evening, balanced strain is chocked to the brim with euphoria while its physical effects remain mid-level and functional. This strain can still rock newbies, but not so much as to knock them out or blow their mind. Expect smiles and giggles with an ever-so gentle warmth that caresses the limbs. If you have an opportunity to dance, take it; OG Kush is a great dance.

Leafly Granddaddy Purple indica cannabis strain  Granddaddy Purple to lean back and bring the party home:

GDP is a knockout. The weighed physical effects start in the head and melt down over the limbs, relaxing the consumer and adhering them to whatever piece of furniture they are sitting on. Order take out or a pizza because the likelihood is that you’d love to eat food, but preparing it is out of the question. Sleep is not far behind, so plan accordingly.

My Picks for 4/20 Celebrations

Personally, I recommend picking up one of the following options if they’re available at a dispensary near you:

Leafly Jillybean hybrid cannabis strain  Jillybean, for the bliss ninny:

Jillybean is a gleeful sativa-dominant hybrid strain. This sweet, upbeat cut enhances everyday activities by smoothing out rough edges and changing the weather in any room to sunny. Usually accompanied by high doses of limonene, Jillybean’s bright terpene profile juxtaposes well against its luminous euphoria.

Leafly Remedy indica cannabis strain   Remedy, a strain for any season:

This indica-dominant CBD strain has been known to produce 20:1 CBD/THC ratios and offers up a kind, functional buzz. With an herbaceous, skunky aroma that adds complexity to the overall experience, Remedy can help settle stomachs, abate minor pain, and lessen anxiety without much in the way of psychoactive effects.

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New Strains Alert: Straight A’s Haze, LA Kookies, White Bubble Gum, and More

Welcome back to another New Strains Alert! This week, sweet terpenes are on the menu and can be found in two Bubble Gum crosses: Cashus Clay and White Bubblegum; two sedating Kush crosses: Phantom Arrow and OG LAK; a special Delahaze phenotype that scores HIGH; and a Chocolate Meringue strain to prepare your palate for next week’s chocolate themed New Strains Alert. If you’ve had the pleasure of any of these new cuts, please share a review and help guide other cannabis consumers through the experience. Work hard, play hard, go hard! 4/20 here we come!


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Straight A’s Haze by Cereal Killer Genetics is a special phenotype for Haze aficionados. This unique incarnation of Paradise Seeds’ Delahaze is a clarity-driven strain with a complex, spicy terpene profile. The grower, Shaman Stinky Steve, noted hints of nutmeg, pepper, cinnamon, and incense as well a motivating body high that promotes activity. Straight A’s is also known as “Clean the Garage Haze,” as Steve found himself doing chores, acing his classes, and losing weight “ever since this strain came into [his] life.”

Chocolate Meringue is another sweet offering by THClones. Created by crossing Lemon Tree with Chocolate Kush, Chocolate Meringue imbues consumers with a talkative, euphoric buzz known to elevate the mood and reduce stress. This blissful strain’s terpene profile is thick with honey, pine, cacao, and Meyer Lemon, making it especially sweet and zestful on the taste buds. This bulky, stress-melting indica is a great complement to social events and dinner plans.


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LA Kookies is Los Angeles Kush’s version of the legendary California native, Girl Scout Cookies. This strain takes a potent GSC phenotype and crosses it with OG Kush Breath, a genetic relative of GSC. This tertiary backcross enriches the strain’s Cookie attributes while enhancing its savory terpene profile. The aroma is pungent and doughy with touches of pine, while the flavor is sweet with candied cherries, butter cookies, and earth. This perfect middle-of-the-road hybrid relaxes the body while enhancing mood, making it a natural complement for consumers suffering from chronic pain.

Cashus Clay, also called Cash Kush, is a clone-only strain from THClones. This flavorful cross is a triumvirate of potent genetics, including True OG, Bubble Gum, and Master Kush. This trio combines rich berry terpenes and pleasurable body effects against a powerful mind expanding euphoria. Even with this strain’s deep indica lineage, the breeder swears by its focused, motivating qualities thus classifying it as a hybrid. Utilize Cashus Clay throughout the day, but mind your dosage. This potent strain can be potentially sedative for the inexperienced consumer.


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Phantom Arrow by Cereal Killer Genetics is another smelly treat from Shaman Stinky Steve. This indica-dominant cross of Purple Arrow and Phantom Kush is a powerful medicine for consumers suffering from anxiety, migraines, and chronic pain. Phantom Arrow’s stoney body effects settle behind the eyes and the forehead while seeping into the extremities as a subtle, calming warmth. The bouquet is a delicate arrangement of champagne, eucalyptus, cherry, and floral undertones that coat the palate on the exhale.

White Bubblegum by THClones is a sweet and sedative cross of frosty phenotypes.  Bred by crossing Snow White and Bubble Gum, White Bubblegum (aka Big League Chew) is slightly earthy but primarily sweet in aroma and flavor. Notes of fruit and earth blossom into a tangy cotton candy medley on the tongue after combustion/vaporization. This indica-dominant strain caresses the limbs with a steady current of relaxing vibes. The euphoria can be motivating for some consumers, acting synergistically with the strain’s calming qualities.

The self-titled Original Los Angeles Kush by Los Angeles Kush is an award winning indica with a THC percentage pushing 27%.The strain’s dense lime green nugs are sticky with resin and emit a deep aroma of pine and fuel. OG LAK brings amplified indica effects that sedate and weigh on the body. This restful mental and physical state makes OG LAK an excellent night cap or good medicine for consumers suffering from insomnia and chronic pain. Utilize the Original Los Angeles Kush in the evening to get the best results from this potent indica strain.

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