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Deadhead OG Strain Review
DeadHead OG is a slightly leaning Indica hybrid bred by Cali Connection seeds. It is a cross between Chemdawg 91 and SFV OG. Cali Connection bred this cross with potency in mind, most Deadhead OG you will find should test 25% THC and above.
The Deadhead OG we are reviewing was Grown by Tao Gardens. We have touched on Tao’s flower in the past in our Ultra Violence Strain Review. Tao uses living soil, and does a great job with curing their products. We find that they nail the true essence of the strain itself.
Deadhead OG has notes of Pine, and a nice rich earthy tones throughout, with a hint of fuel at the end. This strain has a great nose on it. It’s the type of cannabis you could smell if someone opened the container from across the room.
We really liked the Deadhead OG for it’s classic OG pain reliving effects, while leaving us clear minded. If you are looking for a strain to relieve some pain, but stay active this is a great strain to try. It pairs well with Gaming, social gatherings, or working on some projects around the house!
- Appearance 4/5
- Smell 5/5
- Flavor 5/5
- Effect 4/5
Deadhead OG is really lives up to it’s name and certainly lives up to it’s title of being an OG. Deadhead really flourishes with it’s unique nose, and potent high. It has a really nice clean flavor, while maintaining earthy and fuel notes which is not easy to do. While beautiful it does not get a perfect score because there are strains more coated in Trichomes and prettier strains out there. It also misses one point from perfect effect as we felt it’s not for everyone because it is on the more potent side, and for some new users Chemdawg strains can tend to be a bit anxiety inducing.
QuaRantined? Here’s a list of Films to raise your Spirits!
Stuck at home trying to get your mind off the Coronavirus? We have come up with a list of popular movies to uplift your spirits. The list also shows the various streaming Platforms they’re streaming on right now.
Animal House (Hulu)
The Blues Brothers (Hulu)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (Netflix)
The Hangover (Hulu)
Book Smart (Hulu)
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (Netlflix)
Ghost Busters 1984 (Hulu)
Young Frankenstien (Hulu)
Shaun of the Dead (Hulu)
Hot Fuzz (Hulu)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons & Doom Eternal review Coming soon
With Both Animal Crossing New Horizons, and Doom Eternal both coming out on March 20th. The amount of hype for both of these games has been at an all time high. With both games being anticipated for years and both of them not coming out on their Initial release dates, fans having been waiting to finally be able to sink their teeth into them. Can both games live up to all of their hype?
Ultra Violence Strain Review
Ultra Violence, also known as UV is a very unique strain. Bred by Cult Classic who’s is also the breeder of another really popular strain “Cement Shoes”. Which in a lot of ways is like Ultra Violence, other than where they lie on the Hybrid spectrum. Ultra Violence is a Sativa leaning Hybrid, it is a cross between JillyBean x OGKB x Wet Dream. The flower we are reviewing was from Tao Gardens, who grows in all living soil, and has really grown a reputation for some of the best top shelf flower in Oregon.
Ultra Violence excels in two ways. Ultra Violence packs a serious boost of energy, and is very potent. Good Ultra Violence should range in the 20-25% THC Range. Just as most connoisseurs know the percentages are not the best indicator of how potent the high will be. Ultra Violence is a great example of that. The serious burst of energy likely comes from its JillyBean parent which is known to be quite uplifting. The second thing it does really well is flavor, to simply put it’s phenomenal. If you’re a deep chaser this is a must try flower. Flavor notes are a mixture of flowers, and citrus. It has a rather unique taste, which it seems to really take up from Wet Dream.
- Appearance 4/5
- Smell 5/5
- Flavor 5/5
- Effect 4/5
With the amount of great Top Shelf flower avaliable in Oregon, and such a wide variety of strains, Ultra Violence has certainly fought to be on the top shelf. Ultra Violence does enough to stand out from the rest, and give a very unique cannabis experience. If you’re a cannabis connoisseur it is a must try. It is extremely beautiful flower with nice contrasts of orange and green, however it lacks some of the visible Trichomes that other top shelf strains have . The effect certainly packs a punch, however we avoided giving it a perfect score as we felt that the high is not for everyone. It seems as though it could be a bit too much for beginners, and certain people who get anxiety from Sativa’s should likely avoid this strain, and go for something like Super Silver Haze instead.
Super Silver Haze Strain Review
The Sativa for Indica lovers, scratch that the sativa for everyone. When we go through strain reviews, we typically get a variety of different opinions on a strain. Super Silver haze is an exception, unanimously everyone we asked loves this strain. Indica lovers like the quick burst of energy that it gives, without some of the anxiety that other Sativa’s give. Sativa lovers like it as a strain that helps them relax without putting them down.
Super Silver Haze has been a staple strain since the 90’s. Created by Greenhouse Seeds by crossing a Skunk No 1 X Haze. Super Silver Haze has been a power house winning the Cannabis Cup three years back to back. Super SIlver Haze’s top terpenes are Myrcene, and Caryophyllene. Both of these terpenes have very different effects Myrcene is mildly sedating depending on content, while the Caryophyllene produces an anti-anxiety effect.
People enjoy Super Silver Haze for it’s calming effects without making you crash. Throughout our sample size we found that people enjoyed the flavor, but mostly the effect of the strain itself. It has a lot of Sativa properties in it’s uplifting affect, without the anxiety that some people report with other strains, like Durban Poison, or Golden Goat. Super Silver Haze is a great daily driver for those using it medicinally. It’s also a fantastic recreational strain to have with some friends at your next social gathering. Super Silver Haze is an extremely versatile strain.
The batch we have is from Deschutes Growery and it looks and smells fantastic. Talk about a lovely scent of Pine and Musk. Smaller Nugs with this one as with most of Deschutes’ Cannabis. The bud looks incredibly sugary, and are a nice mix of green with orange hairs that stick out of the bud. Flavor wise the Super silver comes in extremely smooth with lovely hints of clean pine and citrus throughout the hit.
- Appearance 5/5
- Smell 5/5
- Flavor 5/5
- Effect 5/5
We were simply wowed this strain and this batch is a perfect representation of the highest level of craft Cannabis. There is a reason we continue to carry this strain from Deschutes’. This strain should be an absolute staple in any Connoisseurs stash.
Classic Holiday Movie Pairings
With the busy holiday season in full swing, when you finally are able to get some downtime and want to just relax. Pull up the Disney Plus app and get started. Around this time a lot of the streaming services get over saturated with a lot of holiday content, and unfortunately a lot of it is filler. We’ve filtered out three holiday movies, and three perfect bud pairings for you this holiday season.
The Nightmare before Christmas:
Nightmare Before Christmas does a lot of things really well namely the fact that it ties in two of the most commercialized holidays and blends a perfect mix of whimsical, and a dash of oddness thrown in. This is a great film that can be watched anytime between the fall and winter seasons. If you like Tim Burton you have likely already seen this movie, but if you have not watch it now.
Bring out the OG which is now known as Original Glue, this glue is as OG as it gets no monkey business around here. While not the original name for the strain Original Glue is a fantastic strain if you are looking to unwind. Make sure you have snacks, or Holiday leftovers handy, because this strain will give you a serious case of the munchies. Original Glue flavor is best described as a musky, Earthy, Diesel scent. Get ready to melt in the sofa on this one, because you’re getting couch-lock.
Iron Man 3:
Let’s get this out of the way Iron Man 3 is a Christmas movie, and while it might not be a classic as of yet, it certainly could be (Lethal Weapon vibes anyone). It’s directed by Shane Black who seems to love to set his movies around Christmas time. Out of all the Iron man movies this one is the most funny. The movie is just plastered in with christmas references in the settings around the movie, or in the small city of Rosehill. It brings those warm comfy holiday vibes that we are accustomed to. To top it all off it’s listed as a holiday movie on Disney Plus.
Pair Iron man 3 was some good old fashion SFV OG . SFV OG is a great hybrid, it has a perfect pair of both head and body buzz. It will get your mind focused off the holiday rush and into this movie. SFV OG is good pairing as it will get you into a good headspace, without slowing you down too much, and potentially making you fall asleep. Iron Man 3 does do a good job of mixing the action scenes with the classic comedic timing of many of the Avengers movies. SFV OG’s flavor wise has a lot of Pine and Earth notes. It’s a good strain to add to a lot of activities, and an engaging movie such as Iron man 3 make it a great pairing.
Home Alone Series:
So as far as the series of Home Alone goes, most people are probably going to remember the first one as the most memorable and nostalgic. However the Trilogy are all quite solid movies, and are a great series to watch when baked. The plot is ridiculous, the characters are ridiculous, the traps are again, ridiculous. That is what makes the movie so fun and good for the holidays, it’s nonstop action, and the plot is really different from a traditional christmas movie. Home Alone has been trending a lot online, after quite a few people posted about how Kevin Mccallister’s near attempted murder on the wet bandits doesn’t seem to pose any moral issues for anyone in the movie. If you have not seen it in awhile it would be a good idea to catch up as Ryan Reynolds is putting out ‘Stoned Alone’ soon.
“Merry Christmas You filthy Animal” The third bud pairing is Bubba Kush. Bubba Kush is the heaviest indica on this list. If you need something to help you unwind, or you plan on watching your movies in bed this is a great pairing. Bubba Kush’s flavor is that of Pine with a hint of spice and sweetness, which sounds like the flavors of the holiday in a nutshell. Genetics are not well known for this strain, but it’s believed to have OG Kush as one of the parents.
Banana Punch Strain Review
Banana Punch is an Indica leaning hybrid bred by Symbiotic genetics, it’s a cross between Banana OG and Purple Punch. Banana Punch is a great recreational strain, as well a great strain for beginners. The effects are very reminiscent of Purple Punch, with the added mood elevation of the Banana OG.
Banana Punch shines in it’s appearance and flavor. Banana Punch is super frosty almost as if the flower is coated in powdered sugar. The smell is reminiscent of Purple Punch with a tinge of the banana’s sweetness. If you enjoy the combination of sweet and skunky, Banana Punch tops the list. The effects of Banana Punch is very similar to Purple Punch, a tendency to relax the muscles but not give the typical stoned-gravity blanket effects that other Indica’s do.
- Appearance 5/5
- Smell 5/5
- Flavor 5/5
- Effect 3/5
The looks and flavor of Banana Punch are phenomenal, we can see why this strain has become really popular in flower, and in concentrate. The effects of Banana Punch are more of a jab, than a nasty right hook. This flower would be a great to bring to a party, or for beginners but I would not necessarily recommend it for someone who is looking for the medicinal side of Cannabis. Flavor and smell are definitely the focus when they were breeding this strain, Symbiotic Genetics is at the forefront of the most popular Cannabis strains today. They have created Mimosa, Kobe, and Wedding Crasher, all extremely tasty Cannabis strains.
Volcano is considered to be a top of the line vaporizer. But what makes the volcano so great, and what has the volcano done to stay on top of the pack when it comes to dry herb vaporizers.
The Volcano by Storz and Bickel has been around since the year 2000. Making it one of the first and most popular herb vaporizers on the market. The way that it works is pretty simple. There is an herb chamber that you load in a medium to fine grind of your cannabis. This herb chamber attaches to the base of the Volcano. Once your Volcano is preheated to your optimal temperature put the back on the herb chamber, and then you push the “pump” button, this pushes heated air through the herb chamber and puts the vapor into a heat resistant bag.
Pros of the Device:
- The Volcano is perfect for group settings with the extended size bags, it’s and ideal way to share the vaping experience as all you need to do is pass the bag around, not the device itself.
- Volcano is really efficient if you use good material, with a nice fine to medium grind. You should be able to get 2-3 extra large size out 0.5 – 1.0 grams of material.
- Uses a convection Based heater which creates even heating throughout meaning no need to stir your bowl in between bags.
- The Volcano is one of the few vaporizers to actually receive medical certification, as a medical device. In certain countries you are even able to have insurance pay off most of the device.
- Volcano is built to last, many users report going 10+ years with product before encountering any issues.
- Volcano has really good flavor and vapor quality, because of the bag system vapor coming from the bag is not hot.
Cons of the device:
- Cost is the big con with the device the classic model at it’s cheapest retails for $480 MSRP. Even though the Volcano is expensive it is built a lot better than a lot of its competitors.
- The device can be considered rather large even for a desktop vaporizer, as you not only have the device itself but a rather large bag that accompanies it.
- The device does take a few minutes to heat up to temperature, we found this is a good time to grind your cannabis. You are looking between 3-5 minutes for heat up time.
- Adjusting to the bag can certainly take time especially if you come from smoking, adjusting to the crinkling of the bag, and press your mouth into the piece can certainly change up your ritual.
There is a reason that the Volcano is still at the top spot all these years. With its solid build quality, impressive flavor, and vapor its still hold its own spot at the top after almost 20 years. Minor iterations have led to big improvements, and have removed many of the cons except for the price, and its size.
Dry Herb Vaping
Vaping has become extremely popular in the cannabis world. It’s created an entirely new product line in the cannabis marketplace. Cartridges have become a topic of a controversy in the headlines, namely due to black market practices. What never seems to come up for good or bad however is dry herb vaping.
Dry Herb vaporizers come in all shapes and sizes. Desktop vapes like the Volcano, Exhale Cloud Evo, and Da Buddah. Which all have a different delivery system such as a whip, bag, or through water. Portable vapes such as the Mighty, Pax, and Dynavap. Which use a different style of heater/heating method such as conduction vs convection, while the Dynavap uses a butane torch for vaping. Each device functions differently to fit a niche for the user.
There are many different benefits to using a dry herb vaporizer. First of all dry herb vapes typically run between 350° to 440° which is much lower than smoking which can get as hot at 1650°. Harshness in dry herb vaping typically comes from the dryness associated with the vapor, not the temperature of the vapor. Second is the efficiency, especially when it comes to portables. Bowl size of some of the portables can be as little as .05 – .1 Grams. Giving you much more bang for the buck when it comes to your Cannabis. Third and one of the coolest benefits of dry herb vaping is A.V.B AKA Already Vaped Bud. When you use a dry herb vaporizer the “herb” does not end up combusting, leaving you behind with essentially decarbed flower. Which you can use to make edibles later.
Dry Herb Vaporizers may take a second to get used to, due to the difference in using the product, and have a change in your smoking ritual. However we have seen first hand people who have made the switch, and they and their lungs are happy for it.
Cherry Pie Strain Review
As the holiday season is approaching what better choice of a strain to review than Cherry Pie. Cherry Pie has been a staple strain for a long time. Cherry Pie is remarkably similar to G.S.C however it does not seem to garner the cult like following that G.S.C has managed to attain.
Cherry Pie comes from two legendary strains that are on two opposite ends of the spectrum, the landrace sativa Durban Poison, and the staple indica that is Grand Daddy Purple. We all seem to agree that this strain falls right in the middle as a perfect hybrid. Smelling the Cherry Pie has nice earthy undertones with a touch of sweetness at the end.
- Appearance 3/5
- Smell 3/5
- Flavor 4/5
- Effect 5/5
Cherry Pie’s effects more than make up for its shortcomings in shelf appearance. The strain gives slight feelings of couch-lock and a nice warmness throughout the body. Cherry Pie never tends to be a high tester, but it still can beat out other strains even if they do test higher. Cherry Pie is a good strain of choice if you’re looking to relax after a long day, or hangout with a group of friends and watch a movie. We also found that it gave us a serious case of the giggles.
Mimosa Strain Review
Mimosa has become a staple in the Oregon Cannabis community. Bred by Symbiotic Genetics, the combination of Purple Punch and Clementine give great flavor, and very nice daytime Sativa-Hybrid effects. Mimosa is used a lot of times in different Cannabis extracts, especially Rosin due to the nature of the flower being loaded with trichomes. Top shelf mimosa ranges between 20-28% THC, which makes it a good strain all day. Main effects noticed from this strain are elevated mood, and focus. This is a great strain to use if you are out, and about. It pairs quite well with all sorts of outdoor activities, or a great strain to share with a bunch of friends at a party.
- Appearance 5/5
- Smell 5/5
- Flavor 5/5
- Effect 3/5
Mimosa has some great flavor and jar appeal. My fellow Spacebuds agree that while we really enjoyed the flavor, the effects will never really knock you off your feet. We found that it is a fantastic mixer, or a good strain to hit on all day (Perfect strain for Micro dosing through out the day).