September 13, 2014

Sherbet Marijuana Strain from Magnolia Wellness, Oakland

Sherbet Strain

Magnolia Wellness, Oakland

GENETICS

Hailing from the Cookie Family, Sherbet strain is one of their many popular strains currently flooding the market. The flower’s genetics are rumored to be a blend of the Cookie Family’s very own ‘recipes’: indica dominant Pink Panties crossed with the infamous Girl Scout Cookies ([F1 x Durban Poison] x OG Kush). In lieu of giving away all of their secret ingredients, the Girl Scout Cookies’ F1 strain remains anonymous to the public. We do know that the name F1 does not in any way represent the strain’s hybridization status. It is simply a family nickname and nothing more.

Our potent sample of Sherbet strain was procured from Magnolia Wellness in Oakland, CA, a standout Oakland dispensary.

BOUQUET

Sherbet strain softly greets your senses with the candied aroma of frosted Fruit Loops cereal. The bouquet is light and airy, riddled with a fine, powdery sweetness. Dense and shapely, the flowers limey hues swirl under a lemon sugar coating of glistening trichomes. Occasional highlights of majestic purple creep out amongst the short, bristly clusters of caramel colored pistils springing from below. Breaking the flower open releases a sharp lemony-lime, pine scent with earthy undertones of topsoil. The aroma quickly succumbs to a familiar dank scent that can only be described as deep purple.


Dense and shapely, the flowers limey hues swirl under a lemon sugar coating of glistening trichomes.

FLAVOR

First impressions of Sherbet strain jolt the taste buds with a mouthwatering twang of freshly peeled limes. Flavors full of frosty margaritas are being served up, and the rim is sparkling with candied pinesap crystals. A touch of earthy soil briefly surfaces before a light, powdery sweetness of Fruit Stripe gum blankets the tongue. Flavors linger in the mouth, accompanied by a delightfully soft and silky sensation.

EFFECT

Before you can finish exhaling, the soothing medicine of Sherbet strain has already taken effect. Feelings of soft and silky rapidly expand from head to toe. Sherbet relaxes the body, calms the mind, and melts the pain away. Anxiety and tension dissipate into a blissful cloud of euphoria. Sherbet relieves discomfort without stripping away the ability to stay focused and alert. The effects are uplifting with a creative undertone, enhancing mood through inspiration.

Magnolia offers patients a plethora of medicinal discounts, bonuses and services, including free bodywork, a visit with the barber, or time to sit down to speak with a nurse. With wellness in mind, the staff is friendly and full of smiling faces just waiting to greet you.

Sherbet Strain from Oakland Dispensary Magnolia Wellness

August 29, 2014

Marijuana Strain Blueberry OG from CRAFT Collective, San Francisco Bay Area

Blueberry OG

CRAFT Collective, San Francisco Bay Area

GENETICS

It would be logical to assume that Blueberry OG is synonymous with the Blueberry and OG Kush hybrid commonly known as Blueberry Kush. But according to Bay Area delivery service CRAFT Collective, their Blueberry OG came from an old friend in Mendocino County, who crossed Skunk with Blueberry to create this hybrid, which “grows like an indica and is quite vigorous.”

CRAFT’s Blueberry OG is organically grown and Clean Green certified. It has been tested by SC Labs and contains an impressive 24.5% THC.

BOUQUET

These flowers are a muted shade of pale green and are fairly dense, with rust-colored hairs and a thick coating of trichomes in shades of ivory and cream.

The aroma is tart and tangy, with strong notes of sweet floral perfume, zesty pine, and overripe fruit. It’s earthy and herbal and mildly musky with a hint of mint. These layers of appealing scents blend nicely to produce a richly enticing fragrance. (Despite Blueberry OG’s reported Skunk lineage, there is no discernible skunk smell.)


Blueberry OG swiftly envelops you in pillowy comfort…a pleasantly fuzzy, slightly heavy head high sweeps away any trace of anxiety and induces a sudden sense of emotionally soothing calm and contentment.

FLAVOR

This Blueberry OG has a pleasant flavor that is mild and smooth. It’s slightly sweet yet also a bit savory, with a dusty, toasted quality. There is a lighter, more subdued reflection of the tangy tartness in the aroma, along with a distinct floral taste tinged with pine and earthy, herbal, smoky undertones. Finally, a touch of blueberry emerges in the exhalation and aftertaste.

EFFECT

After a brief moment of hesitation, Blueberry OG swiftly envelops you in pillowy comfort. The effect is gentle but unmistakably powerful, with an overall softening sensation. A pleasantly fuzzy, slightly heavy head high sweeps away any trace of anxiety and induces a sudden sense of emotionally soothing calm and contentment. It’s deliciously mellow, yet also distinctly clear and lucid, inspiring a present, mindful, and meditative state of consciousness. There is also a satisfyingly relaxing body stone that is moderately effective at relieving pain and nausea, but it is comparatively subtle relative to the more pronounced cerebral effect. The physical effect is numbing and somewhat inclined toward laziness, but not particularly sedative.

In very small doses, Blueberry OG is beautifully suited to daytime relaxation and mood enhancement without impairing functionality. It is, however, extremely potent, so exceeding a few small puffs over the course of several hours may produce a cheery but surprisingly incapacitating fog of complacence, although it never becomes overwhelming or uncomfortably intense.

Blueberry OG from San Francisco Bay Area Dispensary CRAFT Collective

August 27, 2014

Marijuana Edible Trokie from Edible Ideas, Oakland

Trokie

San Francisco Bay Area Collectives

“What is a Trokie?” is a loaded question ending with a sparkling mouth full of minty fresh breath. Delivering countless benefits, the Trokie – also spelled as troche – is safe, reliable, discrete, and convenient. It allows the everyday citizen to easily medicate in public without anyone being the wiser. Designed with great care by a Doctor of Pharmacology, the Trokie offers optimal absorption of cannabinoids without the heavy or disorienting side effects that may inhibit abilities to fully function during day-to-day activities. Have to take that unexpected business-call? No problem.

Trokie Medical Cannabis Edible

The Latin word Troche (Troh-kee) is defined as ‘little wheel’ or ‘delivery’, and has been used as a form of medicine since the 1950’s. While oral dosing methods known as buccal (between the cheek and gum) or sublingual (under the tongue) are both traditionally effective for medical cannabis patients, buccal dosing is the preferred method of delivery for the Trokie. By diffusing medicine directly into the bloodstream through oral tissues, these methods of absorption bypass a degrading path through the digestive system. Buccal placement allows the Trokie to dissolve with minimized saliva production while enhancing the amount of medicine traveling directly to the bloodstream. Referred to as the First Pass Effect, we like to think of this process as a shortcut through the body maze, reserving potency for the real task at hand. Afterall, who doesn’t want more for their money?

Putting patients first and foremost in medicine, the Trokie is a health conscious product from start to finish. Trokie extracts are created from the finest, sun grown California cannabis, free of growth enhancers and pesticides. Independent laboratory tests are run on every batch of the Trokie, assuring they are free of solvents and toxins. The Trokie doesn’t contain any calories, artificial flavors, colors, or sweeteners, and is also gluten free. Trokie scientists have kept all sorts of dietary restrictions in mind, making their product available to as many patients as possible. The Trokie offers a clear and energetic experience, without the racy anxiety that can accompany an alert headspace. Light and uplifting, the high elevates mood levels with a calm and relaxing undertone that is quite soothing.


…the Trokie is safe, reliable, discrete, and convenient. It allows the everyday citizen to easily medicate in public without anyone being the wiser.

Though tolerances vary, many patients find one quarter of a Trokie to be an adequate dose of medicine to fulfill their needs, whereas half of a Trokie can be more than enough. When taken correctly the Trokie consistently delivers medicinal cannabis in reliable doses, allowing patients to choose exactly what effect they are seeking each and every time. The Trokie cannabis extract is decarboxylated at the perfect temperature and pressure, improving the levels of THC bioavailability while retaining the plants terpenes and flavonoids. Wait…Decarboxy-what?!

Decarboxylation: a word representing a concept that sounds bigger and much more intimidating than it truly is. In its raw state, cannabis offers a high percentage of the cannabinoid THCA. This is an extremely beneficial cannabinoid that operates without the psychoactive effects many patients are accustomed to experiencing when medicating with cannabis. So how does THCA become psychoactive THC? When carboxylic acid (CO2) is released from THCA through heat and pressure, the resulting compound is THC.

Science Behind the Trokie Medical Cannabis Edible

Have you ever found yourself immediately attracted to the bouquet or flavor of a specific cannabis strain? That pleasing aromatherapy experience was brought to you by terpenes and flavonoids. These compounds are more than a pleasant olfactory treat; they too are a form of medicine, important to retain during decarboxylation. The retention of terpenes and flavonoids helps to improve the effectiveness of the cannabinoids while offering additional health benefits such as lowering inflammation, acting as an analgesic and muscle relaxant, and improving immune function. The next time you find yourself drawn to a specific strain, consider the possibility that you may be attracted to a compound or set of compounds that uniquely benefit you in some way. Why would you want medicine that has been stripped of all the extra goods?

Cannabis contains nearly 500 natural components, and 66 of them have been classified as cannabinoids. Have you ever wondered what the relationship between these compounds might be and how they vary from strain to strain? In 1963, Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam was the first to determine the structure of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD, continuing on to be the first to isolate the psychoactive cannabinoid THC from cannabis the following year. Dedicated to his life’s work with cannabis research, Raphael Mechoulam recognized the beneficial relationships between cannabis compounds working together. In 1999 he defined the phenomena as the entourage effect, which encompasses the idea that multiple compounds synergistically partner with one another to assist the human body and its needs. Said simply, synergy.
The Trokie delivers a medicinal burst of this synergistic relationship in every dose. Now that you understand how and why the Trokie is unique, get out there and try one for yourself! Trokie by Edible Ideas.

Trokie from San Francisco Bay Area Company Edible Ideas