MC Magazine - Staring Lemon 🍋 Skunk | Energizing Hybrid | SunMed 🌅 | The Maryland Connoisseur 😎
Cultivator - SunMed Growers
Dispensary - Curaleaf MD
Good afternoon fellow connoisseurs... Up for your review is @sunmed_growers exquisite sample of 🍋 Lemon Skunk... Which smells very bright and citrus'y comes on quick and delivers the goods very kindly... This is a fairly hard hitting strain, a very nice enveloping headiness that sustains and extends over the first 15 mins or so
One settles into a very blissful place with this version of lemon skunk the staying power is very good... No light feeling here that evaporates after a half hour, this strain makes its presence known for sure, the skunk-citrus aroma is very pleasing and powerful.
"Lemon Skunk, which has a sativa/indica ratio of 60:40, is the award-winning descendant of two distinct Skunk phenotypes that were selected specifically for their tangy lemon traits. The aroma is Skunky and sweet while the flavor is reminiscent of sweet lemons and other citrus fruit.
Lemon Skunk delivers a heady, peppy cerebral high that comes with a boost of energy and creativity, a dose of happiness, and a euphoric kick. It's an uplifting yet lazy experience. The sativa genes offer effective treatment for depression, nausea, chronic pain, and everyday stresses."
Eventually the body relief rolls in... In waves and a silly grin will be on your face... Satisfaction 😉👍🔥🌿
THC THCa 22.3%
Total Terps 1.51%
Total Relaxation ☯️ - Banana 🍌 Crush | Harvest 🌿🔥 | The Maryland Connoisseur 😎
Cultivator - Harvest Of Maryland
Good morning fellow connoisseurs, it's the first weekend of Fall and there were many events this weekend, hope you got to some of them... NCW had a 🦀 Crab Feast, there was the Fall Festival in Baltimore with multiple exhibitors and Harvest had a snap sale, I had to go out there to talk to Rob anyhow so that's the occasion we have their very nice and NEW strain...
Banana🍌Crush and it def does crush @ 27% THC a very well developed terp profile and stellar genetics this is a keeper strain and leans more on the indica sedative side of the spectrum for me.
The effects are pretty instant and the pain relief is pretty total .. Body and Mind ☯️ feel good tonic, your eyes will get very heavy and the world just a little more surreal so there's ample euphoria to go with the body relief... Probably should use this more towards the end of the day, but lighter dose should permit day time medicating.
THC THCa 27.05%
Good Morning 🌄 Wake And Bake with Lemon 🍋 Tree | Curio ☯️ | The Cultural Provocateur and Maryland Connoisseur 😎
Good Morning fellow connoisseurs, up for your review is Curio Wellness fantastic specimen of the classic cultivar - Lemon Tree.
I enjoyed this strain greatly... with its high THC THCa levels (32.8%!!!) and well developed moderate terpene profile, this is a keeper and an MC Top 3 Strain at the moment guys.
The effects come on quickly... as with most Curio strains this is a hard hitter and great for quick relief for a wide array of chronic inflammatory ailments, in my case... Lymey arthritis and at times hyperuricemia (gout).
There is a strong element of euphoric relief as well... as this is about as equally heady as it is for body aches, you will enjoy the anti-anxiety properties in this very balanced but strong (high tolerance people - great strain for us) specimen.
Read more on Lemon Tree Below:
"The Lemon Tree, or simply “Lemon Tree,” is an evenly balanced hybrid (50% indica/50% sativa) strain created through crossing the delicious Lemon Skunk X Sour Diesel strains. This powerhouse took home the first prize at the 2014 Seattle Cannabis Cup for Best Hybrid thanks to its eye-opening flavor and dazzling 32%+ THC level.
The Lemon Tree has a flavor that you’d expect given its parentage – super sour lemon and skunky diesel! The smell is just as sharp, with a diesel earthy overtone accented by pungent sour skunk and sharp tangy lemon. The Lemon Tree buds have round dark olive green nugs that are absolutely coated in furry amber hairs and a thick coating of super tiny bright white crystal trichomes. The Lemon Tree high is that of your typical hybrid, with effects that hit in both mind and body with surprising potency that can overwhelm the average user.
You’ll feel a euphoric rush at the onset of the high, filling your mind with happy visions and leaving you with a lifted feeling overall. As your cerebral state expands, your body will start to feel a light tingle that soon becomes a full-on buzz, keeping you relaxed and slightly numb, free of any physical aches or pains." (Allbud)
Another View of Qush - Indica Evening Medicine | SunMed 🌄 | The Maryland Connoisseur 😎
Greetings fellow connoisseurs... Up once again is SunMed 🌄 very fine Indica specimen Qush... You'll like this around evening time... Sleepy time helper.
"A cross between pre-1998 Bubba Kush and Space Queen, Qush is the product of TGA Subcool Seeds.
There were two goals that the breeders at Subcool had at the onset of developing this strain, a great taste and trichome covered buds. With sweet and tarty flavors that range from grape and cherry to kush and hash, the breeders have succeeded in both goals. The original Bubba Kush is a cross between an OG Kush and a pairing of West Coast Dog and an Old World Kush. Space Queen is the child of Romulan and Cinderella 99. In the end this makes Qush a hybrid that is only 30 percent Sativa and 70 percent Indica.
Use of the strain unleashes time slowing waves of relaxation that roll over the body and unchain the imagination, it is a great strain for mediation and self-reflection. Patients may find these anti-anxiety, stress relieving effects and mood altering effects help them maintain balance. Others will choose this strain for its ability to soothe aches, pains and nausea.
Like many Indica strains, particularly those that descend from Kush, this strain stays on the shorter side and has strong branches that spherically form flowers. Plants of this strain can easily produce two ounces and are easy to train, growers are may increase vegetation times for high yields. Harvest for this strain comes after a flowering period that lasts for 55 to 60 days. Qush has also been grown outside successfully."
This is one very strong indica leaning hybrid with a top end THC/THCa level @ 29.88% and fairly well developed terpene profile at around 2% with dank supreme aroma you know this elite strain from gLeaf is a keeper.
While I was getting cash out of the ATM @ Starbuds I overheard the 3 bud tenders say in agreement this is one of their most HIGHLY recommended strain with their no BS mostly working class clientele looking for powerful medicine for even the highest tolerance cannabis patients... after sampling I would have to agree.
The high and associated effects remind me of the best attributes of classic strain, Northern Lights... in that it comes on quick and heavy. I will say this strain def has a more complex vibe the the blue collar NL as much as I love it, these new hybrids are IMHO more interesting on the euphoric end of things vs the 90s classics as good as they were and are.
Speaking of Northern Lights. I had some NL #5 in Belgium in the early 2000s, the small town we were in also had a chocolate factory (which was over 400 years old!!) and me and my traveling associates literally followed our noses chocolate bliss to the small factory and our eventual rendezvous with the mythical NL #5... This LA Chocolat reminds me of that very pleasant experience years ago, it's the mixing of the chocolate hues and semi-aroma with the powerful NL #5 Indica effects that triggered my European memory...
Thanks for that gLeaf.
More on the genetics from Leafy:
"LA Chocolate, bred by DNA Genetics, is a 60/40 indica-dominant strain parented by their cherished LA Confidential indica and Chocolope sativa. This power-couple collectively passes on the best of their qualities: thick resin production, heavy yields, and a sweet, earthy aroma of chocolate and coffee. Its soothing physical effects sink through the body, keeping you relaxed while kindling the appetite."
"Our professional staff includes long time Maryland residents whom have built successful business's in Maryland over the past twenty years. Our Head of Cultivation brings with him more than six years of experience growing more than fifty strains of high quality Medical Cannabis.
Green Leaf Medical, LLC has been awarded a stage 2 license to cultivate medical cannabis in Maryland and the build out of our facility is now complete. We will produce flower, trim and whole plants that will be available for wholesale to dispensaries and processors throughout Maryland."
Cultivator - Culta Cannabis
The power of this strain is pretty apparent upon the first toke... In other words this is no creeper strain, the effects come on almost immediately, cue for fast pain relief...bravo Culta.
Testing at 26.4% THC THCa this new batch from Culta is much stronger than the last batch from back in May which tested around 17% the bump up is pretty palpable, you will feel it in your bones literally.... I can report of a vast improvement on an already good strain.
The rest of the strain profile:
Enjoy this reprise of the discussion on OG...
"I was schooled on all things "OG" this morning @ Culta Cannabis by their staff and retail director Chase Lessman.
So most people think "Original Gangster" and that is what I had assumed up until recently as my research on cannabis genetics kept on leading me back to the "emerald triangle" of Humboldt, Mendocino and Oceanside Counties in Northern California.
We had a "Staff" discussion and then Chase advised that OG stands for "Oceanside Grown" and that settled it... OG is an acronym but also a mark of excellence in terms of the micro-environment where it is grown and the genetics... complicated stuff, but we are in good hands over here @ Culta.
The THC levels are moderate at around 17% combined with a very heavy terp profile 3%+ makes this strain a hard hitter, the smoke is expansive... very thick with a well developed aromatic presence, you'll feel the OG within 20-30 seconds of releasing this baby from your lungs.
At the 5 minute mark things are starting to get a little surreal in a great way... and my hands seem a little more limber, so there is some chronic pain management with SFOG that comes included with the very pleasant "sunny" effects that all sativa lovers will love.
At the 15-20 minute mark the body waves start to roll in, nothing too powerful but enough to take the edge off and sometimes that's all you need, music is becoming very interesting and I'm starting to connect it with the sounds of late spring outside... so SFOG is a nice creative pick-me-up as well.
Culta loves OG's and will be releasing many more of these brilliant crosses in the near future so stay tuned and alert if you value HIGH quality artisanal cannabis, this strain is not a heavy yielder and a lot of love goes into this finicky lady.
This is a very nice "sunny" California style OG strain that Culta has on display here, it exudes the West Coast lifestyle, helps with chronic pain, is creative and has mellow yellow clean green effects, OG lovers you have found a home here with San Fernando Valley OG."
92 Cookies And DREAM 🌌Get Ready For Some Quick Heady Balanced Relaxation | Culta | The Maryland Connoisseur 😎
What I'll say is this... Already awesome, yet somehow improved, this sample of 92 Cookies and Dream is one fine specimen and a noticeable slight bump up in potency and terps... From what I've had before. More below:
Notice the Fall colors of the season... Summer is definitely over, the past two weeks have brought the Indian summer to an end, but alas not all is lost... for the season we have some very kind strains like 92 Cookies and Dream from @followculta
The dream 🌌 part refers to Blue 🔵 Dream in the genetic mix it could also refer to the 1% plus Myrcene and close to 2.50% terpenes in this very stinky wonderful sample... 👃👃😎👍 That makes this sample heady yet relaxed with a complex high and attendant effects which melts to an understated relaxed body buzz and silly grin.
This is one of those strains that is supposed to be Sativa leaning, but the effects on me are pleasantly tranquilizing with just enough headiness to keep things interesting... @ the 20 min mark and all is fine, music is just that much more interesting and I have settled into a hazy surreal after work smile, ready for the rest of the evening... Try it if you are into a nicely balanced experience and simple yet powerful pain relief.
Thanks fellow connoisseurs 🔥🎃👻🌿🤯👍😎
I have to admit I do not have much experience with Grassroots Cannabis strains... that being said, I'm glad I chose Hanis #1 as a starting off point as this is one very potent and powerful indica dominant hybrid specimen... Frosty AF too!
I did the research on the genetics and this child has some pretty hard hitting parents:
Kunduz Afghani x (Pre-'98 Bubba Kush x 1994 Positronics Haze)
"A fusion of some serious Indica genetics in the Bubba and the Kunduz Afghani, the Haze element adds some hybrid vigor and variation in structure. Overall though, the plants are very Bubba-dominant in structure, finishing at times with nearly black foliage and purple buds with large calyxes that form the signature "crowns" seen in the Bubba. The dark green leaves look heavily Indica but the Haze really kicks in during flowering, when the plants stretch to twice their height and begin taking on the signature superglue-like smell of the 1994 Positronics Haze."
What I can report is this... upon opening the package one is greeted with an overpowering citrus meets fuel aroma... anyone within 10 feet of you is going to know what's up. The buds are medium tight, not too dense and not too fluffy which makes for some very good grinder material which I did with no fuss and had a nice array of lime green colors mixed with hints of orange and purple in the well ground blend.
The effects come on immediately with the eyes getting heavy and a "hazy" headiness develops within moments... from the get go you know this is going to be a good ride.
Back to that aroma... an Interesting sharp smell that brings to mind superglue or acetone, it has a background of Bubba-like coffee/chocolate sweetness. Its vaguely skunky and sharp scent pre-grind really explodes into a complex and acrid aroma once it's broken apart, lingering on the hands and in the air, its presence hangs on long after it's gone.
The Haze part of the hybrid is apparent early on, as this strain has moments of raciness and an definite mood/energy uptick as its early effect. Lots of eye pressure and a buzzing body move the experience on towards its more relaxing second half. Quality muscle and mental relaxation blend with a sense of equilibrium mentally (both in mood and function), making this feel like a true hybrid for most of the experience... consider this connoisseur very satisfied.
GRASSROOTS CANNABIS IS A MEDICAL CANNABIS GROWER AND PROCESSOR WITH FACILITIES IN ILLINOIS, MARYLAND, NEVADA PENNSYLVANIA, OHIO AND NORTH DAKOTA.
The company’s executive management is composed of a group of highly skilled business leaders who possess the wide-ranging expertise needed to operate a successful safe, secure, and compliant medical cannabis organization.
This has been a popular strain on my feed for some time and only recently have I been able to sample this delicious piece of mother nature and Grassroots Cannabis... The hype is real, this strain really delivers the goods in the form of almost immediate relaxation... more than the fairly light terp profile would suggest.
I usually trust my nose (the nose knows) when it comes to strains I have not sampled yet, Tre OG is one smelly gal... in such a good way. The nose in the case of cannabis is the gateway to the soul and usually will steer you right and I can report Tre OG has an intense aroma with that dank almost minty skunky presence that hangs in the air after opening the glass jar.
The effects are typical Indica dom... heavy eyelids, happy smile and a lot of evening body pain numbing thrown in as well... ahh, great for after work and weekends.
Tre OG cannabis strain by Grassroots Cannabis is a mostly Indica hybrid (70/30). It has the aroma of OG kush, with a thick, musky undertone and fat trichomes. The flavor is raw and savory - one that hash connoisseurs will appreciate A wonderful strain for making hash or concentrates with. It can treat chronic pain, insomnia, depression, and appetite loss. Tre OG is best for evening usage.
Type of High
Tre OG cannabis strain's high will relax you and end in sleep, if that's the goal. It will give you the munchies and uplift you in beautiful way.
Genetics: Tre OG cannabis strain is a cross between Tahoe Og Kush and Tres Dawg cannabis strains.
Pine Pungent Earthy - Aroma
Mob Boss - Large and In Charge.
This is another Grassroots strain that i had not tried prior to reviewing, what i can report is this... Heavy Indica Hybrid with an amazing pungent earthy aroma with slight citrus overtones
At first sight I noticed the green leafy buds with long orange hairs. The smell is earthy with a slight citrus note. I smoked one small bud through a water pipe, the effects onset was pretty much immediate.
Achieved full effects after about 10 minutes. Mob Boss is a great uplifting pain reliever. The effects are very uplifting as well as a slight tingle that can be felt all over.
Only moderate dry mouth was experienced and no paranoia. A very easy going, uplifting strain. Great for daytime around the house. I would recommend this strain to a friend.
Type of High
Mob Boss marijuana strain induces uplifting cerebral euphoria and body buzz. Boosts energy, prompts giggles and social interactions. Relaxes the body, relieves stress, helps with nausea and insomnia, controls pain. Promotes laziness, sedation, sleep.
Mob Boss cannabis strain is a cross between Tang Tang and Chemdog.
A big-yielding and rangy Blueberry cross, Blue Dream has a wonderful Sativa-dominant effects package and retains much of the Blueberry taste from its mother. Developed in the Northern California medical scene, it is becoming very popular in other medical states for its potency and high production.
DJ Short's Blueberry F5 x Santa Cruz Haze
Though the creator remains a mystery, this strain came out of the Santa Cruz area medical scene in Northern California and has since blown up in every medical marijuana marketplace around the country since, becoming one of the most popular strains available. The strain was recently recreated by DJ Short himself as "Azure Haze", using a special Silver Haze mother and a Blueberry F4, one generation closer to the mother plant than the F5 used in the original cross.
Sweet and floral berry, often with a hint of citrus-sandalwood sharpness from the Haze.
Very uplifting and cerebral, it takes mostly after its Haze father — but in the background exists a strong sense of body relaxation and quality pain relief. Energetic and aware to start, its potency may still catch some users by surprise — there are some rushy tendencies early on. The strain evokes lots of creative energy despite occasional bouts of scatter-brained distraction, and at times the user will find themselves in a state of near-euphoria. Solid body relief seems to increase as it goes along, building until it becomes more of an Indica feeling to finish; warm and relaxed, with the patient completely at-ease. We recommend this strain as a daytime or early evening choice, a great way to take the edge off of the day and relax the mind and body for a restful night of sleep as the effects decline.
The Hype Is Real 🔥🌿 Ghost Chem Review with SuMed and The Maryland Connoisseur 😎
"Ghost Chem won't rip you apart immediately, instead initially giving a very nice mellow body high..."
Greetings fellow connoisseurs, up tonight is one very popular strain in my feed all of a sudden... there is a lot of HYPE around this SunMed strain right now, we'll see if it lives up to the hype as a true connoisseur strain.
This is a nicely balanced hybrid strain that presumably comes from Ghost OG and Chemdawg... with those parents this strain has a lot to live up to.
I can report that it does, this is a delightfully (powerfully) strong yet balanced high with very pronounced euphoric effects... pain relief and the music sounds cool!
THC THCa - 32.1%!!
CBG - 0.21%
CBGA - 0.47%
b-Pinene - 0.15%
B-Myrcene - 0.34%
D-Limonene - 1.00%
Linalool - 0.31%
b-Caryophyllene - 0.08%
Total Terps - 2.03%
Looks: Super tight buds, Ghost Chems buds can be smallish and very large clusters but always very tight. Expect a lime-green color and thick orange pistils contrasted against dark-green leaves, with small, milky trichomes blanketing the calyxes.
Smell: Ghost Chem is a little more floral and heavier on the citrus than most OG cuts, but those strong whiffs of soil and pine kick in at the end, giving it a VERY dank aroma. Think OG Kush with an orange slice.
Flavor: Expect a sweet, citrus flavor and floral flavor up front, with grainy, earthy notes and a back end filled with stiff pine.
Effects: Ghost Chem won't rip you apart immediately, instead initially giving a body high with strong accompanying focus. Euphoric effects on the mind peak about twenty or thirty minutes later. Medical benefits include treating anxiety, pain, inflammation, headaches, glaucoma, eating disorders and exhaustion.
Super Heady - Guice🔥🌿 | Energetic Anti Anxiety | SunMed 🌅 | The Maryland Connoisseur 😎
Good evening fellow connoisseurs... Pictured is SunMed Growers new very powerful batch of classic cultivar - The Guice.
You'll enjoy the high THC content coming in at around 32% and a medium terp profile 1.52%
A pinene 0.03%
B pinene 0.06%
B Myrcene 0.16%
B caryopholene 0.48%
This batch even has a little CBD in it... The pain relieving qualities are very apparent within in few minutes as is the heady euphoria... Which comes on in waves with a nice mellow body high to round out the session... This is a top notch keeper strain, even for this high tolerance patient.
I've been very impressed with what SunMed has been producing lately and the popularity for their new strains shows where the market stands as well, kudos SunMed.
About The Guice Genetics:
This perfect hybrid strain is a perfect 50/50 ratio of sativa and indica; it is both uplifting and mellowing for patients. The Guice comes from a genetic cross of Gorilla Glue #4 and Orange Valley OG. Flavor includes citrus, pine, and sweet.
Blue Dream + Tangerine + Chem 4= Blue Chem 🔥🌿✊ with SunMed 🌅 and The Maryland Connoisseur 😎
This is another one of this strains that has just been blowing up on my feed lately... SunMed Growers new batch of Blue Chem 🔥🌿 reaches for the stars and obtains Connoisseur status.
High THC with moderately high terp profile combines with stellar genetics and a very dank aroma 👃 fruity sour and piney that will help to bring you some evening Bliss... Enjoy.
Type of High
Blue Chem cannabis strain's high has an intense body result - it will couch lock the mind and body with powerful medicinal properties as well an uplifting cerebral vibe that trails off from the initial body rush.
Indica / Sativa Ratio- Hybrid (Sativa Dom)
THC THCa 29.75%
A Pinene 0.35%
B Pinene 0.20%
B Myrcene 0.44
D limonene 0.20%
Total Terps - 1.51%
Stardawg - Powerful Hybrid with Intense Aroma and Old School Effects with @gleafmd and The Maryland Connoisseur
Although nominally a sativa leaning hybrid this particular batch from gLeaf brings on the old school evening effects and I would say for me at least this strain treats me like a nice smelly Indica and at almost 30% THC this does the job nicely.
Read more about the strain below
Chem 4 was an original seed popped after a Grateful Dead tour 1991 when two guys from Colorado networked with a fellow fan from Massachusetts. One ounce of supreme quality "Dog Bud" (the nickname given to the original plant, possibly originating in Oregon) had a handful of seeds. Of those seeds, one was Chem Dog 4. An allstar of it's own, it was bred to Tres Dawg, a Chem Dog exclusive breeding project. By compounding desired traits in the flowers, Stardawg is remarkably dense, pungent and stoney.
Stardawg has a dense, velvety texture. Large buds are common in growth and unlike other Chem Dog strains, hold together with minimal stem weight and have an original Skunk no1 appeal.
Stinky - Stardawg is alarmingly potent in chemical, acidic and pine fragrances. Like it's counterparts in the Chem Dog family, It truly smells like a dead skunk and has a very pervasive odor.
The musk lingering in the ambient aroma translates directly to flavor, where one may have a salivating or lip smacking reaction when consuming. Thus it is a favorite for processing into concentrates and the lineage of Chem Dog has spread to most modern day strains.
Categorized as a Sativa Hybrid, Stardawg has varying effects, mostly relying on personal preference as a guide. For some, Chem Dog strains, and Stardawg in particular, gives a very uplifting, motivational experience like in Sativas, where as some will feel a lethargic ambivilant reaction that is typically enjoyed with Indicas. It's a safe bet to expect a rich THC experience as it typically tests above average compared to other strains."