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Champagne

Strain: Champagne
Lineage: [Hashplant X Hindu Kush] X Burmese
Breeder: Reeferman
Sativa/Indica: 50% Indica / 50% Sativa

Appearance: Extremely resinous (would make a great source of hash) light green nugs composed of small swollen densely packed bracts with short rust colored pistilate hairs throughout.

Aroma / Flavor: The aroma of the broken herb is delicate, sweet and floral. The flavor when smoked is more complex; smooth, lightly fruity, and genuinely reminiscent of a white sparkling wine.

Overall Effects: A perfect balance of Indica and Sativa, Champagne produces a soothing upbeat buzz that’s both heady and functional. Potent but by no means debilitating, rendering a dreamy euphoric head-space where your both alert and calm, accompanied by a mild but apparent body buzz. While there’s no shared lineage, I find the effects to be very similar to that of Blue Dream in it’s well balanced buzz.

Medical patients may find this strain useful for daytime use in treating symptoms of depression, pain, anxiety, inflammation, or migraines.

J1 (Jack Herer x Skunk #1)

Strain: J1
Lineage:Jack Herer x Skunk #1
Breeder: Unkown
Sativa/Indica: Mostly Sativa

Appearance: Light green nugs with orange hairs. Densely packed trichomes blanket the sample giving the nugs a glowing white sheen.

Aroma / Flavor: Spicy and musky. A complex floral flavor reminiscent of eucalyptus that brings a mentholated quality. Undertones of a citric spice reminiscent of jack herer.

Overall Effects: J1 sets in quickly with a clear sativa buzz that’s euphoric and uplifting. The skunk #1 takes the edge off the sometimes racy effects of Jack Herer, delivering a more manageable sativa buzz that’s great for getting things done. The high is lucid and clear, almost invigorating – this variety could be helpful for those with depression or anxiety, who need a natural pick me up that wont knock them down or send them spinning off into the psychedelic stratospheres.

Phyllis Diller

Strain: Phyllis Diller
Lineage: Unkown
Breeder: Unknown
Sativa/Indica: Sativa
Dispensary: MMRC – Sherman Oaks, CA

Appearance: The Diller is that lime green color that almost glows, accompanied by light pink / rust pistils. A respectable amount of beige trichomes give the surface a grainy appearance. Surprisingly dense for a sativa.

Aroma / Flavor: Sharp Lemon Citrus aroma with a complex Lighter fluid bottom – and it doesn’t stop there, upon exhale there’s a delicate floral innuendo that brings to mind Super Silver Haze.

Overall Effects: I don’t know why they named this stuff after a comedian because there isn’t anything laughable about this strain. For those in need of a serious pick me up, this stuff is where it’s at. The high is immediate and soaring, felt almost entirely in the head leaving the you alert and focused. The flavor is indescribable, with a range from lighter fluid or gas (but nothing like the sour diesel family) all the way to fresher citric notes suggesting the presence of the terpene limonene. The high is intense and euphoric, and the unique flavor can easily cause overindulgence. There is little ceiling to the effects – your mind just keeps racing faster and faster until your left with sweaty palms, anxious, and peeking through your blinds. Not for the faint of heart. One of the best sativas I’ve had the privileged of smoking here in SoCal – respect to the breeder responsible for this gem.