Marijuana Strain Review: Dark Knight at Generation Health

Generation Health is recreational-only.
Generation Health is recreational-only.
Scott Lentz

With so many pot shops in Denver, I sometimes feel overwhelmed when trying to pick the next dispensary to visit. What part of town haven’t I been to lately? Have I already written about that shop? Is the menu filled with strains that I’ve already reviewed?

I know what you’re thinking: rough life. All whining aside, though, I really appreciate it when someone suggests a new shop for me to check out, so I was happy to take a co-worker’s advice to head to 4495 Washington Street for a taste of Generation Health’s genetics. She highly advised that I go with the shop’s wax and budder, and maybe I will next time — but this first stop was all about the flowers.

My beautiful, bubbly budtender, whom I could’ve married on the spot (what is it about energetic girls who love pot?), suggested two of her favorites. The tropical Amnesia Haze, which smelled like a mango smoothie, probably would’ve provided a great sativa uplift — if I’d wanted one. But evening was drawing near, and the trip on I-70 wasn’t getting shorter, so a strong indica sounded like the right choice.

After telling her I was looking for a knockout, my future wife quickly popped open a bottle of Dark Knight.
“That’ll do it,” she said with confidence. The $14 gram was an easy decision.

Sorry, Batman— the Dark Knight does not rise in this story. He falls. Asleep. Instantly.EXPAND
Sorry, Batman— the Dark Knight does not rise in this story. He falls. Asleep. Instantly.
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Information I’ve found online about Dark Knight says it’s a cross of Grandaddy Purp and Purple Kush, but my budtender said Generation Health’s cut was a mix of GDP and 303 Kush — an indica-dominant hybrid with Bubba Kush heritage. With such strong indica genetics lurking inside those dark, forest-green buds, I made sure to get my dinner cooked and the dishes done before even taking a whiff.

And I was glad I did:

The sweet, caramel scents and up-front earthiness were a stark, intoxicating indicator of the heavy high that awaited. The bud structure was a little loose for my liking, and the pistil coverage was way too heavy; I ripped dozens off with each pinch. But despite its probably having been harvested too early, the strain still had strong, milky trichome coverage. I was sure a bowl from the Volcano would take me on a quick trip to bed. And boy, was I right.

It was hard not to notice tastes of wet grass at the beginning of each puff, but a sweet mixture of grape and toffee flavors lingered on my tongue long after. Not that the taste mattered much: I was snoring like a union worker within fifteen minutes. My leftovers had the same heavy punch the next day, even after a long nap.

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Although I’d never tell someone to try this for anything other than a sleep aid or couch lock, it’s definitely effective at that: Generation Health’s Dark Knight really turned out my lights.

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