During the 1990s, Super Silver Haze, often described as a ‘ Super Sativa’, won first prize at the High Time Cannabis Cup three years in a row. Super Silver Haze is truly an iconic strain and more than twenty years later there are still few sativas that come close to surpassing it.
Super Silver Haze was bred by the experts at Green House Seeds using three famous strains – (Northern Lights (indica), Haze (sativa) and Skunk No.1 (hybrid). The result is a 70/30 sativa-dominant strain that contains 18-20% THC and is regularly available in dispensaries across North America.
Super Silver Haze is noted for its long-lasting high that begins by increasing motivation and focus and which may energize many users and cause them to experience more vivid colors and sharper sounds. This then settles down into feelings of pleasant euphoria which soothe the body.
Super Silver Haze is not recommended for those hoping to wind down for the evening. Its propensity to initiate motivation and increase happiness means Silver Haze is often used to counteract depression. When using strains such as Super Silver Haze for medical purposes, precise dosage is important. Edibles made from Silver Haze are available from many online dispensaries.
MK Ultra is an award-winning, indica-dominant hybrid strain with an excellent reputation among budtenders and cannabis users and a striking, memorable name. In 2003 MK Ultra won 1st place for Indica strains at the High Times Cannabis Cup, and was awarded 2nd place a year later. It is widely available in cannabis stores across the country and is typically stocked by online dispensaries.
MK Ultra is an indica/sativa hybrid, created by crossing the very well-known sativa, OG Kush, with an indica strain known as G-13.
This breeding has produced a very potent hybrid strain. MK Ultra has a powerful, unusual odor, which many users compare to burnt plastic and an odd mixture of diesel lemon. However, the flavor of MK Ultra is less unusual, comprised of classic earthy tastes with fresh pine notes.
The name, MK Ultra, derives from the mental manipulation experiments conducted by the CIA during the 1950’s. The reason these experiments provided inspiration for this cannabis strain is no mystery – MK Ultra is a powerful plant, renowned for being one of the heaviest indica hybrids on the shelves of your local dispensary.
MK Ultra contains up to 18% THC with CBD at a tiny 0.1%. This THC/CBD ratio is certainly felt by its loyal users. Powerful cerebral effects quickly sedate the user. MK Ultra is known for the hypnotic and euphoric effect it produces. MK Ultra users are marked out by their heavy, drooping eyelids.
Medical and online cannabis dispensaries are likely to stock MK Ultra as its capacity to quickly calm nerves mean that it is ideal for when fast-acting, effective medication is needed. MK Ultra may be used to treat a wide range of painful symptoms and to calm stress and anxiety.
Dispensaries may often recommend it as helpful for treating depression as the euphoric effects are fast acting. It may also help insomnia sufferers and stimulate appetites.
Blackwater Kush originated in California with the crossing of Mendocino Purple with the legendary OG Kush. The result is a heavy indica strain with a THC level that can range from 10% to a highly potent 20%. This is a strain that has seen a great deal of interest in recent years. In 2014 it was named third best indica in the Cannabis Cup and it is likely to be one of the bestsellers in many cannabis outlets and online dispensaries.
Blackwater has dense round buds which are a distinctive deep purple color. As it is related to OG Kush, Blackwater has the classic Kush taste and scent, pungent and earthy. However, like Mendocino Purple, it also possesses a distinct sweet berry undertone that is reminiscent of grapes.
As an indica-dominant strain with a high THC content the consumer can expect that Blackwater will produce feelings of deep relaxation. The onset of the high is typically slow, however, once it takes effect, users should expect to experience calm taking hold and spreading throughout their body. Limbs will likely feel heavy and the user will feel themselves deeply into their couch.
Some cerebral effects to vision and perception may occur, however, these are not ascendant and users are most likely to feel sedated. This makes Blackwater the ideal strain to enjoy later in the evening particularly, as it sharpens the appetite, before dinner.
Many use Blackwater for its ability to deal with aches and pains. It is also a good choice for using to manage anxiety and stress-related conditions. As mentioned, it is also an ideal strain to help you get a good night’s sleep.
It should be noted that Blackwater is a highly potent strain and should be administered with care. The high is long lasting and may continue over a number of hours.
King Kong Glue, often referred to as simply King Glue, was bred by crossing the strains Gorilla Glue, White Widow and BB Cheese Reversed. King Glue is an indica-dominant (75/25) hybrid and provide the full body relaxation associated with indicas. However, King Glue also provides the cerebral-buzz many users look for in sativas. In fact, King Glue works as an exceptional social lubricant, inspires creativity and can cause fits of giggles. It is no ordinary indica. For those who like to enjoy the best of both worlds, King Glue can be found in cannabis stores and online dispensaries.
In many ways King Glue resembles a classic indica, taking its name from the thick covering of sticky, silver trichomes over light, almost neon-green buds. King Glue is characterized by visible patches of deep purple, mass of curling amber hairs complete the picture.
Those resinous trichomes ensure King Glue has high THC, averaging around 20%. The profile is completed by terpenes such as caryophyllene, limonene, and myrcene, which produces its signature sour odor which often includes notes of citrus
King Glue is known for the long-lasting effects of its high, this typically combines the sensations usually associated with indica-dominant strains, but also focused and stimulating effects that allow users to be product and may encourage creativity.
King Glue is particularly effective at combating the symptoms of an upset stomach and rectifying a loss of appetite.
Lindsay OG is an award-winning indica dominant strain. It is most known for its potent sedative effects and wonderful pungent aroma. This powerful strain can sometimes be too powerful for the novice smoker as its couch locking effect and waves of euphoria can put you to sleep. But, if you’re an advanced smoker, you will love this indica dominant strain as it’s a staff and patient favorite.
Sometimes known as Green Goddess, Green Cush or just Cush, Green Crack Goddess is regarded as the perfect strain to enjoy during the day. Although the origins of Green Goddess are unclear, it is known to be a sativa-dominant strain with THC levels of between 12% and 20%. This strain is often used to help combat tiredness, stress and depression and is perfect for daytime enjoyment. Green Goddess is frequently recommended by budtenders for recreational use and can be found at cannabis stores and online dispensaries.
Green Goddess’ vibrantly-colored buds have the typical tight indica-structure with shades of light green running through to dark, forest green. Pistils are dark brown and usually covered with a light, sticky sheen of trichomes. The use of a grinder is usually required to break up these buds.
Green Goddess is known as a pleasantly aromatic plant with a floral, almost fruity fragrance. But, evidencing the strain’s Kush lineage, these scents are undercut by dank, Kush-like odors. The taste is light and enjoyable with some citrus notes.
Green Goddess is known as a fast-acting strain and the high is experienced very quickly. It is felt as a mental-buzz that stimulates the mind and allows users to focus on task completion. The energizing effects of Green Goddess are often used to complete work or to be productive and especially creative. It is also a great choice for socializing as conversation is enhanced and it has a strong tendency to improve the user’s outlook.
Later in the high a more calming vibe takes hold. This body relaxation begins tin the neck and moves down the limbs making them heavy. This has been found to be an ideal state for watching a movie or simply chilling out on the couch.
This slow slide into a mellow state makes Green Goddess ideal for using later in the day. It also means it has a number of medical uses such as reducing anxiety and stress, limiting the symptoms of ADHD and soothing nausea.
Green Goddess is a fascinating strain that is likely to become a favourite for many users and is available from online dispensaries today.