Strain of the Week: Blueberry Bomb

Blueberry Bomb

Strain Highlights

Blueberry Bomb is an indica-dominant hybrid created by Palomar Craft Cannabis. This strain is a cross of Blueberry x Afghani and offers semi-weighted physical effects that relax muscles while combating stress and anxiety. The terpene profile is dominated by the scent of fresh blueberries, but underlying notes of orange peel and sweet earth can be present as well. Enjoy this strain near the end of the day to maximize its soothing physical attributes.

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Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Cheese

“Cheese is milk’s leap toward immortality” — Clifton Fadimen, American intellectual and author

As a cheese lover and cannabis consumer, the fantasy of an cannabis-infused charcuterie plate drove me to discover whether or not you could infuse cannabis into cheese.

The short answer is, yes. Yes, you can infuse cheese with cannabis, and today I’m going to teach you how. The following recipe makes a farmhouse or farm-style cheese, which I chose for its simplicity. This creamy, lactose-rich type of cheese require very few ingredients and is perfect atop crackers and breads. Continue reading “Recipe: How to Make Cannabis-Infused Cheese”

The Secrets of Colorful Cannabis Revealed: Here’s Why Some Strains Turn Purple


Environment and genetics both play a role in the coloration of a plant. But what exactly causes each variety to look the way it does? What gives Black Cherry Soda its otherworldly color of dark purple with vibrant orange hairs cutting through it like streaks of fire? Today we’ll explore the color of cannabis, examining which factors influence its coloration, why some strains are more vibrant than others, and whether purple = potent. Continue reading “The Secrets of Colorful Cannabis Revealed: Here’s Why Some Strains Turn Purple”

Strain of the Week: Golden Goat

Golden Goat

Strain Highlights

Golden Goat was created by accident in Topeka, Kansas, when a male Hawaiian-Romulan pollinated Mr. Dank’s Island Sweet Skunk mother. The strain is often light green and pink in color, which is indicative of its Hawaiian sativa side. The scent is described as being a combination of sweet, sour, and spicy, with a tropical fruit flavor. Effects are strong and felt from head to toe, lasting about 1-2 hours. Flowering time is 9-11 weeks, with a golden appearance closer to harvest. This sativa-dominant hybrid has a THC level of up to 23% and a CBD of 1.07%.

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5 Cannabis Breeders Who Have Changed the World of Modern Cannabis

Evidence suggests that cannabis cultivation dates as far back as 12,000 years, making it one of the oldest farmed crops. Since then, cannabis genetics have been selected and bred to better serve the needs of different human populations. The last 50 years has seen a dramatic leap in quality, potency, and diversity of cannabis that can be directly attributed to breeders. Here are five of my personal favorite cannabis breeders who have brought legendary genetics to market.

TGA Genetics

Popular Strains: Agent Orange, Chernobyl, Jack the Ripper, Qrazy Train, Querkle, Jesus OG, Ace of Spades

Subcool of TGA Genetics initially took an interest in breeding as a grower and consumer who wasn’t satisfied with what was available to him. After decades of breeding alongside his partner MzJill, Subcool has created a long line of potent, flavorful, high-yielding strains. His genetics are found in gardens up and down the West Coast.

Dedicated to his work, Subcool takes time to thoroughly explore his strains before making them available to the masses. New genetics are sent out to a community of farmers for testing before they are publicly released. Subcool has a knack for selecting quality father stock, which has been key to his success with breeding strains. He recently received the High Times lifetime achievement award for his work in cannabis. Continue reading “5 Cannabis Breeders Who Have Changed the World of Modern Cannabis”

Cannabis Oil Distillate: A Different Kind of Concentrate

A drop of distillate sits perched on the edge of a dabbing tool. Taut like a raindrop, this viscus and opaque orb glimmers as it rests within the concave folds of titanium. Encased within this golden drop of goodness is a semi-translucent, 99% pure decarboxylated and distilled tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) sap. Dollar for dollar, this morsel of oil is worth more by weight than just about any other consumable substance on the market, and for good reason: Cannabis oil distillates are arguably the future of cannabis concentrates.

With unmatched purity and sheer versatility, distillate oils provide a clean and potent product with limitless application potential. However, understanding the refinement process by which distillates are made can be difficult, as many of the methodologies are proprietary and still in R&D or even patent-pending phases. Follow along as we review the inside scoop on how these super potent oils are processed, how easy they are to both consume and infuse with, as well as their potential in offering solutions in various niche markets within the burgeoning cannabis concentrate industry. Continue reading “Cannabis Oil Distillate: A Different Kind of Concentrate”

Strain of the Week: Golden Tiger

Golden Tiger

Golden Tiger is a resinous flower created from two Thai strains and two separate Malawi cuts. Bred by ACE Seeds, this pure sativa flower is a complex blend of Koh Chang Thai and Hmong Thai crossed with Malawi and 3rd Generation Malawi. This powerful sativa is not for beginners, as it offers long-lasting stimulating effects often with a potent psychedelic bent. With a terpene profile that is bright with notes of floral spice and tart lemon, its vigorous physical and mental effects make this a sativa of the highest caliber. This strain’s long sativa lineage comes with a long 11 to 14 week flowering time.

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Cannabis-Infused Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Let’s be honest—we’re all obsessed with pumpkin sweets. Luckily, there’s no reason that obsession has to stop with our edibles. These cute mini-cheesecakes are the perfect pièce de resistance for your next seasonal dinner party or 420-friendly gathering (and they’re just as nice savored on the couch over the course of an evening Netflix marathon). Continue reading “Cannabis-Infused Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes”

7 High-Energy Strains to Help You Get Active and Fight Fatigue

Certain cannabis strains can actually provide a good deal of energy, allowing you to keep active and crush the fatigue keeping you down. This realization can be life-changing for those susceptible to daytime lethargy, whether that comes from depression, stress, insomnia, a genetic predisposition, or another disorder. Getting out of bed can seem like a monumental task when fatigue itself is a force of gravity, but the right strain can provide a boost of motivation to get those legs moving.

Maybe fatigue isn’t a problem and you just prefer a good energizing strain in lieu of a morning cup of coffee, or to pair with hiking or exercise. Some researchers theorize that sativas contain more uplifting, revitalizing cannabinoids and terpenes than indicas, and high-CBD strains are shown to keep energy high as well. Finding the perfect one for you often requires a good deal of experimentation, so hopefully this list narrows down a few starting places.

More energizing strains can be found in the Leafly Explorer – just search the “energetic,” “uplifted,” and “fatigue” tags for an extended list. Continue reading “7 High-Energy Strains to Help You Get Active and Fight Fatigue”

Strain of the Week: Cactus


Strain Highlights

First bred by Jordan of the Islands, Cactus is an indica cross between Afghani and Northern Lights and is named after its vague resemblance to the pear cactus. Cactus buds are conic with knobby formations and emit an organic earthy aroma with citrus notes. This indica is an adept painkiller, providing relief to aches and sore muscles as well as spasms and anxiety. While its indica genetics prepare us for a sleepy, relaxed experience, many describe Cactus as having more uplifting, energizing effects characteristic of sativa strains. Cactus has become a popular staple among the connoisseurs of Seattle, and was among the first place winners in the 2012 High Times Cannabis Cup.

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