Ten best marijuana strains of 2013

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Acid - Medicinal Oasis

"The budtender at Medicinal Oasis suggested some Acid the marijuana strain, not the mind-altering psychedelic wonder chemical. The funky, rotting-grapefruit-peel smell was intriguing, and the budtender gave it high marks, so I took a discount-level eighth home for $20. While the dozens of miniature popcorn buds I ended up with didnt have high bag appeal, they were nevertheless tiny rockets of THC that packed a buzz on par with chugging a couple of grande lattes and running laps around the block until youre lightheaded. Appropriately, the Acid had an acrid, hazy flavor to match the funky citrus smell in a vape and a bubbler. It was a jolting way to start the day, because it gave me a huge appetite, and just two or three hits kept me going until well after lunchtime."

When you're the first newspaper pot critic, you end up trying a lot of different bud -- and 2013 was no exception for William Breathes. Here, Westword's cannabis expert picks the ten dankest strains of the year.

Published on January 1, 2014

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dalli_richard
dalli_richard

is there a type of weed called cloud, or is it a synthetic type

MsMedicinal
MsMedicinal

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I walk in the dispensary looked at the first jar, and ask the Budtender "What's this?"


"Some really good stuff'  said the Budtender


What's That?" I said looking at another jar.


Oh "What's That" is not as good as the "Some really good stuff" "


"Which is the Best?" I asked.


"This is "Which is the best" as he pushed it toward me.


"I'll take a quarter of "Some of the really good stuff" , an eight of "What's That", and a half ounce of that "Which is the best" ?"  I said.


"Do you have any "Other Suggestions"? " I asked.


"No we're out of that strain....." ...The Butender said.


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MsMedicinal
MsMedicinal

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That's what is nice about Colorado ...there are so many strains ...so many growers ..that everyone has their personal favorites.


There are sooooooooo many wonderful strains out of the thousand no-name strains by Private Growers here... Who cares what is called?    Just call me ...Happy!

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DonkeyHotay
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Marijuana Strains Like OG Kush Are Meaningless, Expert Says

OG Kush. Skywalker. Pineapple Express. Sour Diesel. Sour Jack.

These are the "strains" that medical marijuana consumers are sold, often at premium prices, with the promise that they'll do something special for you.

But a foremost cannabis expert, Jeffrey Raber, who holds a PhD. in chemistry from USC, says it's all BS. Those names don't mean anything, and a forthcoming study he's working on will prove it, Raber tells us. In fact ...

... he even disputes the commonly held notion that the two polar types of weed, indica and sativa, produce opposing effects -- specifically that indica is more of a depressant and sativa is more of an upper.

See also: Mythbusting 420: Its One True Origin (and a Whole Lot of False Ones)

The data shows that indica and sativa is just morphology [the plants' appearance and structure, not their highs]. It's a misperception that indica will put you to sleep or that sativa is more energetic.

To be sure, many of the aforementioned strains pack the punch promised by their purveyors.

But beyond that, especially when it comes to projections of stimulation or relaxation, head trips versus body highs, and strain-specific cures and treatments, it's a crapshoot, Raber says.

There's no scientific basis for the claims being made by pot shops about the effects of their weed, Raber argues. In fact, he says his study is showing that what's being sold as OG Kush in one shop could be something completely different in another.

"Most people don't even know," he says. "We took a popular name, Jack Herer, and found that most didn't even look like each other. OG whatever, Kush whatever, and the marketing that goes along with it -- it's not really medically designed."

Raber's company, the Werk Shop, provides testing for medical marijuana dispensaries so they can sell pesticide-free weed that's been verified.

The strain study he's working on is analyzing more than 1,000 brands of cannabis sold at pot shops, Raber says. The science involved is called metabolomics and will look at metabolites, cannabinoids, turpenes and 42 other aspects of each sample, he says.

grafixwiz
grafixwiz

I only recognized a few, but the theme is constant,,,quality is abundant. Ive been shooting Cannabis flowers for 10 years. It used to be un common to come across trichome covered fan leaves, but these days it is everywhere. I say its evolution. Nice selection.

Brazil
Brazil

@donkeyfucker Hey look, it's the toddler rapists for Jesus commenting here again. Btw Obama was re-elected you racist fuck. Ha ha ha haaaaaaa!

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