Featured Strain: Gelato by Natural SelectionsRead More
photo and review by Samuel Farley
Northglenn is home to one of my favorite dispensaries in Colorado, Natural Selections. One of their strains seems to be a rarity in Colorado and is something I have only previously tried when visiting California: Gelato. A strain that originates from the Cookies family, it is a genetic combination of Thin Mint Cookies and Sunset Sherbert. Gelato is one of the best strains I have had
all year. Visually, the Gelato is light green and covered in trichomes with orange pistils mixed in intermittently. Testing at 27.78 percent THC, the slightly dense buds have an aroma that mixes a light sweetness with a hint of fruit. The flavor is fantastic when smoked, leading me to smoke four joints back to back. By the end of my fourth joint, I was happily stoned, planted on the couch
watching Shark Week, still wanting to smoke more of it. Medically, Gelato is useful for anxiety and proved to be a great sleep aid as I smoked it over the course of a few days. The strain would pair very well with a lazy weekend. It’s not so intense that it will induce full on couch lock, but it’s relaxing enough to make a day full of nothing but watching movies sound very appealing. The Gelato from Natural Selections is a great strain in all respects, and one that I cannot wait to smoke again. www.naturalselections.farm
Featured Strain: Sour Diesel by Quality ChoiceRead More
photo and by Samuel Farley
Quality Choice Alternative Care Center is a medical-only dispensary in central Colorado Springs featuring a huge variety of both hash and flowers. I recently had the chance to give their Sour Diesel a try. Their cut is a genetic mixture of Chem Dawg ’91, Super Skunk and Northern Lights, and it lives up to expectations. A pleasant aroma mixes notes of gas with more mellow earthy tones, and it’s not overly intense while still being very enjoyable. The well-trimmed flowers are a light green color with lots of orange pistils spread throughout the longer, lighter buds. Still sticky to the touch, the Sour Diesel rolls perfectly into joints and I was able to enjoy the strain to the fullest following a stressful week. The strain is commonly described as uplifting, useful for anxiety and depression, and I would agree with those statements. After smoking two joints split over the course of about an hour, the effect was uplifting, relaxing and slightly energetic. The flavor comes through well, and the flowers burned slowly and consistently, helping me stay lifted during the weekend. If you live in or around Colorado Springs, stop into Quality Choice ACC for their selection of some great strains, including this Sour Diesel. QualityChoiceDispensary.com
CRANFORDS CANNABIS CIGARETTESRead More
reviewed by Monocle Man
Cranfords cannabis cigarettes bring prerolls to a whole new level. Cranfords were the first company in America to produce a machine-rolled, filtered cannabis cigarette back on 4/20 in 2014. The Cranfords cannabis cigarettes come in a pleasing tin of ten cannabis cigarettes. It’s a total of seven grams of high-THC blend flower in each tin. If you are a dirty tobacco smoker like me, you will really enjoy these. I’ve been working on quitting and while smoking the Cranfords I’ve noticed less of an urge to light up a filthy lung rocket throughout the day. They have the same look and feel as a normal cigarette, making them very discrete. The filters add a great smoking experience with a smooth and tasty drag every time. I don’t usually buy prerolls but these will be a part of my regular purchases moving forward. Spending my summer nights on the back porch with a tin of Cranfords and a cold drink enjoying life. You can currently find Cranfords at all Sweet Leaf recreational locations with more coming soon. Check out their website for more information about where you can purchase them. www.cranfordscigarettes.com
DARK KNIGHT - Generation HealthRead More
Indica Dominant - Blueberry x Kryptonite
Master Grower: Botanist Daniel Hernandez
Grow Medium: Coco fiber
Grow Cycle Duration: 74 days
Curation Time: 5 - 7 days
• Pain relief
• Heavy stone
Dispensary Notes: 70% indica. Medium producing strain. Excellent for flower and concentrates.
These hefty nugs were densely covered in light brown hairs. Underneath the redwood forest were green and purple leaves covered in trichomes that glistened like snow. The blueberry really comes through on the smell and taste. As soon as I popped open the childproof jar my nose was tickled with the smell of freshly baked blueberry muffins. The sweet taste of blueberry lingers while the sedative effects take hold. This indica-dominant strain will help with any aches and pains, and can be a good sleep aid for some.
Banana Kush - Urban DispensaryRead More
Indica Dominant Hybrid - Ghost OG x Skunk Haze
Master Grower: Adrian Ledesma
Grow Medium: Coco and perlite
Grow Cycle Duration: 65 - 70 days
Curation Time: 3 weeks
• Smooth sativa high/mellow indica stone
With one of the most awarded strain names, you hope it follows through. This batch was more than up to par, making the room smell like fresh banana bread baking on a cold winter morning. While this strain leans more indica, the initial effects are more sativa driven. A cerebral high drives the bus with stops at lethargic and lazy. You eventually give in to the mild sedative effects after the Haze lays off. For an indica-dominant strain, this doesn’t have the knockout punch that similar strains would have. The balance between the two makes this a great strain for everyone.
MOB BOSSRead More
Sativa Dominant Hybrid-Chemdawg x Tang Tang
Master Grower: Scott Manley
Grow Medium: Hydroponic
Grow Cycle Duration: Clone to Veg 8wks - Flower 8wks
Curation Time: 3.5wks Hand Trimmed
- Muscle Pain
These nugs are huge! This has a fresh piney scent with a hint of fruity undertones, which translates nicely to a mild pine taste. Our reviewers found the high to be focused and alert, leaving us able to hone in on the tasks at hand with laser like precision. With strong analgesic properties, this batch is great for aches and pains too.
JACK FLASHRead More
55/45 Indica/Sativa - Jack Herer x Super Skunk
Master Grower: The Clinic Staff
Grow Medium: Rockwool & Coco
Grow Cycle Duration: 45 Days Veg & 56 Days Flower, 101 Days Total
Dispensary Notes: 2014 THC Championship Adult Use Connoisseur’s Choice Hybrid
This bud has a fruity scent reminiscent of Fruity Pebbles cereal and a light, smooth flavor when smoked. The effects left our reviewers alert, focused and at times a giggly mess. A nice balance of indica and sativa traits, this batch of Jack Flash created an uplifting body high that didn’t sap motivation. This would be great for blowing off steam on a leisurely afternoon, but it might be just a little cloudy for the workday.
CHEM 4 X ALIEN OG #1Read More
70/30 Sativa Dominant Hybrid
Master Grower: LivWell Staff
Grow Medium: Coconut coir
Grow Cycle Duration: 55 Day Flowering Cycle
Curation Time: 3 Weeks
- stress relief
- pain relief
- appetite stimulation
Dispensary Notes: 25.79% THCa, consistent quality
The terps are strong with this one. With a dense cheesy, citrus scent, this will awaken your senses. The taste was earthy, with a heavy, relaxing high. It gently encouraged our reviewers to chill out on the couch for an extended period of time before carrying us of to sleep like a soothing lullaby.
*LivWell makes no claims regarding the health and medical benefits of cannabis
DURBAN POISONRead More
100% Sativa - Natural Landrace from South Africa
Master Grower: Evan Schick
Grow Medium: 100% organic nutrients and no pesticides
Grow Cycle Duration: 10 Weeks
Curation Time: Wet trimmed and jar cured for at least 2 weeks
Dispensary Notes: Perfect for a productive day, allowing you to stay focused and motivated. Winner of 3rd Place Adult-Use Sativa & Connoisseur's Choice, all organic, big chunky round nugs that are super sticky and saturated with crystals, “it’s like a cup of coffee”.
The batch of Durban we scored had big hand-trimmed bud that looked like a rabbit’s foot. One of us suggested making a key chain out of it to keep for good luck. Of course we vetoed that suggestion and opted to smoke it instead. The earthy lemon scent was calling to us too much. There was of course a nice citrus flavor when sparked. This classic strain is like sipping on a cup of espresso. The motivation this gives you will create endless possibilities for your day.