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Blackberry Kush Cannabis Strain Information & Review

Welcome to another strain review feature. This week Blackberry Kush is in our strain spotlight.

Blackberry Kush

Blackberry Kush is an indica cross of Afghani X Blackberry cannabis strains, which come together to form this beautifully-coloured variety that cannot be mistaken.

Appearance

Blackberry Kush

This bud looks fantastic! The purple colouration is total – before grinding this up I couldn’t see any green, save for the stalk.

Did I mention how impressed I am with the colour? I just don’t see bud like this every day, it’s a real treat to look at! The vibrant pistils are a bright golden yellow.

The trim has been done well, and it has been cured for while. That along with the genetics has resulted in a well-formed and well-cured sample that I am excited to try!

Smell

This strain is known for its fruity-jet-fuel aroma. The scent of Blackberry Kush is strong, especially so once broken up or ground.

I get really, really fruity scents from this one, so much so that it makes me think of the Shoreline – my favourite smelling cannabis strain in the world!

Blackberry Kush is now my 2nd favourite cannabis strain smell.

Taste

Loading some of the Blackberry Kush into my Weed Star Wasabi bong, I’m ready for a nice big hit.

Wow, the intensity isn’t there at all! I’m able to consume this without coughing or getting any sense of discomfort from the smoke in my lungs, something which quite a few strains do come with due to acridity of the smoke in thicker proportions.

And the Blackberry Kush tastes great – the flavour come through the bong nicely – although not as much as some gassy strains I have sampled.

Great flavour, low intensity, top marks from me.

Effects

As the Blackberry Kush begins to kick in I feel the lovely indica relaxation setting in.

This strain doesn’t come with any intensity (that I detected from two bongs in quick succession) in its effects, instead making my body feel physically good.

I remember thinking if I was in pain, this would potentially alleviate that as my body feels lovely.

Conclusion

Overall I really like Blackberry Kush – so much so, that I had to film a second review!

If you’ve been watching the channel since the beginning, you may remember our old review of Blackberry Kush back in September 2016 – I had to revisit it with this sample as it was just too good to pass up!

10/10 would smoke again. At any time of the day! Blackberry Kush made our Top 5 Cannabis strains of 2016 – hopefully you can see why!

Watch our Blackberry Kush review below:

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Biscotti & Dog Walker OG : Wake and Bake | Episode 35

The latest episode in our weekly wake and bake series is now live on the ISMOKE YouTube channel.

Each week we release this video to kick start your week in style with a smoking session featuring some brand new cannabis strains.

In this episode, we are going to be covering a US-imported strain called Biscotti, a surprisingly pungent sample I was given at the session last Friday.

How Much Does Weed Cost in the UK?

Today I wanted to discuss current weed prices in the UK, and ask how much does weed cost in the UK, anyway?

The question “How Much does weed cost in the UK?” is something which keeps cropping up in our comments section, in one form or another. People are also always asking how much I pay for my cannabis, so I thought I’d kill two birds with one stone in this VLOG for the ISMOKE YouTube channel.

Before we start, it is important to note that this is not a definitive guide. The price will differ from area to area. It is also likely to rise, so if you’re reading this in 5 years and everything seems cheap – don’t say I didn’t tell you so!

In summary, the prices are high, and they’re only getting higher. When I first began consuming cannabis I was paying £20 for just under an eighth – I’m paying twice that on average now.

Other people pay even more, with US-imported “Cali Weed” selling for over £100/eighth (especially if it’s in a tin).

Some people, of course, pay less, particularly if they are or know a grower, or are a member of a collective, which makes the price of cannabis well under £10 per gram for some! Others can only dream of these prices as they continue to pay higher and higher prices.

This is, of course, a problem of prohibition, and one which I discuss in more detail in the video.

How much Does weed cost in the UK?

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Platinum Girl Scout Cookies Strain Information

Welcome to our weekly cannabis information feature. Prepare to learn all about another strain this week as we delve into the wonderful world of Platinum Girl Scout Cookies, or Platinum Cookies for short.

Background

Did you know that Platinum Cookies is a phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies? That means that Platinum Girl Scout Cookies is a powerful 50/50 hybrid strain is the result of crossing OG Kush X Durban Poison (plus an unnamed strain).

According to my reading, the Platinum Girl Scout Cookies goes even further than GSC in terms of its effects. Being a fan of this family of strains this news got me quite excited.

Today I’m going to see how it smokes…

Platinum Cookies

Key facts:

  • Durban Poison X OG Kush X Unnamed Strain
  • Phenotype of Girl Scout Cookies
  • 50/50 hybrid strain

Appearance

First up, let’s talk about the appearance of this sample. Platinum Girl Scout Cookies has a strong, well-developed bud structure with bright golden pistils protruding wildly.

This particular Platinum Cookies sample is incredibly dense, and as I squeeze it I hear the bud start to crack in a way which suggests to me that it is both perfectly dry and well-cured.

The colouration of this bud is a strong green, but with the gold of the pistils shining through.

Platinum Girl Scout Cookies

The trim job isn’t the best and the leaves that remain aren’t squished in, leading me to believe this Platinum Girl Scout Cookies sample isn’t imported and has probably been grown in the UK.

Smell

As I pop open the pot to retrieve the sample I’m immediately hit with a delicious cookies scent, which continues to grow in intensity as I handle, break open and finally grind-up the bud.

The Platinum Girl Scout Cookies has earthy, sweet notes to it (not the same as OG Kush, none of the gassy aroma).

It is a particularly pungent-smelling cannabis strain, the pungency actually sticking inside my nostrils after I smelled the sample.

Taste

As usual, I’ll be testing out this strain with my bong – this week I’m using the trusty Chongz Widow Maker bong.

This bowl isn’t nearly as smooth as I was expecting – the intensity comes through, but so does the flavour, and wow, it tastes great!

I surprised myself as I thought I’d easily be able to handle this hit in one breath, but couldn’t as the bong got very milky!

The taste of the Platinum Cookies is strong, with the sweet, earthy and pungent notes all coming through on the exhale.

Really, really strong flavour. Perhaps in part because this particular sample has been curing for a while!

Effects

OK, so on to one of my favourite bits..how does this strain make me feel?

As a 50/50 hybrid, I’m expecting both indica and sativa effects to hit me simultaneously, but it doesn’t quite work like that! I can feel it begin to kick in a few minutes after consumption, giving me the inkling that this is going to be a strong one.

The first (and main) thing to hit me is the relaxation – I feel like I’ve smoked more of an Indica strain, but can feel the cerebral effects also, particularly after the 10 minute mark – they seem to hit me after the indica-side of this hybrid cannabis strain.

And it’s a strong one! This Platinium Girl Scout Cookies delivers a solid high after one bong hit, so much so that I didn’t need to go back for a second straight away.

Overall

In conclusion, I really like Platinum Cookies. Of course, this was a great sample, but the genetics in this one are strong as well. I find myself wondering whether this could make my top 10 this year!

If you’re looking for a powerful strain that delivers good flavour and potency then Platinum Girl Scout cookies could be a strain for you!

Have you ever tried this strain? How does it compare to Girl Scout Cookies in your opinion? Tweet me your thoughts on Platinum Cookies @HighTylerGreen

You can watch our Platinum Cookies smoke report below:

Keep toking,

Tyler Green

Cheesedog Haze, Super Silver Haze feature in Wake and Bake with Tyler Green [Episode 34]

Hello, and welcome to another weekly edition of our Wake and Bake sessions featuring ISMOKE’s Tyler Green and some new cannabis strains to kick off your week.

Today, join us as we take a look at Cheesedog Haze by Connoisseur Genetics – this is the result of crossing UK Cheese X Chemdawg to get Cheesedog and then crossing this with Super Silver Sour Diesel Haze (SSSDH) to get Cheesedog Haze.

The other strain on the menu today needs no introduction, but we will do it anyway – this absolute classic smells like an Amsterdam coffeeshop in a bag. It’s a delightful award-winning Sativa strain – yes, it’s Super Silver Haze!

Join us as we consume both of these strains in today’s Wake and Bake video.


Want more?

You can read all about Super Silver Haze in our SSH Cannabis Strain review and smoke report feature:

Super Silver Haze Cannabis Strain review

How Can We Protect Medical Cannabis Consumers in the UK?

This is an accompanying post to our YouTube video We need to protect medical cannabis consumers in the UK, which you can watch below or by clicking here.

At present, medical cannabis consumers in the UK are subjected to the same laws as any cannabis consumer- that means that if you are using herbal cannabis to treat your condition, you’re a criminal in the eyes of our Government.

The answer to this question is clear – we need to legalise cannabis and regulate access urgently for medical cannabis patients. We need our doctors to be able to prescribe cannabis to patients who would benefit.

AK-47 Strain Information & Review

This week I had the pleasure of reviewing an absolute classic. This is one of the first strains I was introduced to by name, and its origins date back to 1992 when Serious Seeds released it to the market.

Ladies and Gentleman, this week is all about the AK-47.

Wake and Bake with Tyler Green ft. Blues & Lemon Cake

This week we are waking and baking with two new cannabis strains, exclusively for the ISMOKE channel!

Join me as I sample some new herb and discuss the week past, with added event info and other announcements.

First up, Blues – a strain which I’ve tried before, but from a new grower. This is a fantastic pungent-smelling strain that reminds me of a blue cheese phenotype I’ve sampled a few times.

Next up, we have Moxie Seeds Lemon Cake grown from seed and given to us to smoke and sample. Tasty – less lemony than I expected, but with a nice flavour.

Watch the Wake and Bake Video below:

 

Cannabis Consumers Come from All Walks of Life

When you think of a cannabis consumer, what sort of person comes to mind?

Far from the stoner stereotype, cannabis consumers come from all walks of life.

That’s the theme I wanted to explore in today’s video for the ISMOKE YouTube Channel.

CBD Critical Cure

This week CBD Critical Cure is in our cannabis strain spotlight. This CBD-rich strain has more of the aforementioned cannabinoid than any other, perhaps lending towards its name. The “Cure” part supposedly comes from its pain-relieving properties.

A cross of Critical Mass and a Cannabis ruderalis plant, this strain could not even be labelled “skunk” under idiot definition of the word – it has 8% CBD and only 5% THC!

But how does it smoke? I sat down with my bong and a pot of CBD Critical Cure to find out all about this cannabis strain.

Appearance

I love the look of this cannabis sample – it was given to me in perfect condition, with no compression ruining the shape of the bud.

The pistils are less apparent in real-life as they perhaps look under the lights/on camera. There is a bit of leaf left on the bud, but plenty of trichomes.

The texture is lovely: crisp, with just a bit of give. I don’t want to feel around the bud too much and lose some of those trichomes!

Smell

This sample doesn’t give too much away before you start breaking it open, but I did get a lovely sweet, almost skunky scent when I opened the jar. (Ironic, I know, as not even the media with their backwards definitions could call this “skunk cannabis”).

Breaking this sample open I get even more of the sweet scent which I’d describe as different from its parent Critical Mass. After grinding, this sample projects a sweet cannabis aroma that is hard to ignore!

Taste

Hitting this strain through the bong I’m immediately impressed with the smoothness throughout the inhale and exhale.

This strain tastes clean, pure and well-cured, with the sweet pungency coming through nicely where other strains’ flavour may get lost.

Effects

Being a 8:5 CBD:THC ratio I thought this would be a little lacking in the effects department, but as it begins to kick in I’m noticing a lovely stoned feeling which leaves me more creative/focused than relaxed.

Named Critical Cure because of it’s pain-relieving properties, this strain also delivers a nice body-stoned feeling which never feels overpowering (even after two bongs).

Conclusion

I love CBD Critical Cure! The genetics are great, the sample is great and the grower clearly put some care into this one, which also contributes to it being an enjoyable smoke.

Would smoke again.

Watch the strain review below:

Wake and Bake with Tyler Green ft. Quick One and OG X Granddaddy Purple

It’s Monday, and you know what that means… It’s time for the Wake and Bake!I’ve got two brand new strains to sample in this week’s wake and bake video.

I’ve got two brand new strains to sample in this week’s wake and bake video. Quick One, an autoflowering strain by Royal Queen Seeds, and OG X Grandaddy Purple.

Join me for this video and find out all about these wonderful strains:

Green Kiss Cannabis Strain Review

Ladies and gentlemen welcome to another edition of our weekly cannabis strain reviews featuring me – your host – Tyler Green, my bong, and a lovely bag of ganja!

Each week I take you through the appearance, smell, taste and effects of a brand new cannabis strain. This week I’m here to present a bit of a mystery – it’s a strain called Green Kiss.

Looking into the background of this strain resulted in nothing to shout about and no references to guide me, so this will be all based on my own senses. But I’m up for a challenge and I love cannabis, so I’m certainly looking forward to this one!

Appearance

I’m not impressed with the trim job on this strain, the leaves have been wrapped around a compressed bud so it’s difficult to see.

However, it is covered in matted cloudy trichomes – light-green colour with embedded pistils hiding under some of the leaves.

This bud has been compacted and I can’t tell if it’s been imported – I don’t believe so based on the bud, but can’t tell for sure. My gut tells me it’s UK-grown.

Smell

The Green kiss gives off a delicate, sweet scent. It’s a bit pungent and comes out in full force when I break open the bud and stick my nose into it.

I’m also getting a nice kick with the smell – when I grind this up it gives off some of that sweet scent but surprisingly not as much as when I broke the bud open.

At a push, I’d say it’s a bit skunky, but it doesn’t smell strong, as far as strains go.

Taste

Ok, I’m going to hit two bongs of this so I can get a good idea of the flavour.

Smoke along…

The first bong goes down a treat! I pack it a bit more than I’d usually pack a first bowl, just to test it out a bit. I’m surprised by the lack of intensity as I manage to clear it in one go.

The taste is mildly sweet, but judging from the first bong alone, I can’t pinpoint that flavour.

Green Kiss

Loading up the second bowl I’m starting to feel the effects of this strain, but we’ll save that for after.

Smoking the second bowl I finally get some chocolate flavour – could this be chocolate skunk? The sweetness comes through slightly and mixes with the pungency on the exhale, so yes, I believe it could be, but can’t be sure.

Effects

After two bongs of Green Kiss I’m reasonably stoned. The feelings I’m experiencing are definitely on the hybrid side of the cannabis effects spectrum, by that I mean it’s right in the middle.

I’m getting the familiar cerebral uplift, coupled with an enjoyable body relaxation. The intensity isn’t there, and I could smoke some more bowls of this without issue.

I feel great from smoking the Green Kiss, and it seems like a good daytime strain due me not being too stoned to continue writing this review.

Conclusion

It is not often that I get the pleasure of sampling something and working out a whole darn mystery as to its origins. I enjoyed sampling the Green Kiss and using my own senses to decide on everything, even though it is perhaps more difficult to analyse a strain without the familiar reference points!

I’d smoke Green Kiss again and hope to get some more information on the background of this strain for a future video.

Have you tried Green Kiss? What did you think of this week’s smoke report? Tweet me @HighTylerGreen

You can also become one of my Patrons here on Patreon if you want to support me and the channel and gain access to exclusive content.

Keep toking,

Tyler

Watch our Green Kiss review below:

 

Cannabis Heroes : Tottenham Compassion Club

tottenham compassion club

One of our reporters has launched a video series all about UK cannabis heroes.

In this new video series produced for Medical Marijuana UK, Miles Casey explores some of the UK cannabis heroes putting themselves on the line for patients.

Miles recently attended one of the TTCC awareness events where he got the footage for this video.

Bud Facts: White Widow

A lot of us will have enjoyed a joint or two of White Widow in our time, but do you know where this classic cannabis strain comes from?

Find out everything you need to know (and more) about the White Widow strain in this brand new episode of our Bud facts series.

You can buy White Widow seeds from Ali Bongo Cannabis Seeds here: http://bit.ly/whitewidowseeds

We will also be launching a seeds competition soon where you could win some Mazar White Widow Seeds, so subscribe to ISMOKE and watch this space!

Watch Bud Facts: White Widow below

LSD Cannabis strain review

 

Some cannabis strain names make you stop and think, and “LSD” can certainly be included on that list.

Bred by Barney’s Farm, LSD is a cross of Mazar-I-Sharif and Skunk No.1. It is a hybrid strain that inherits a lot from its latter parent.

This week I sat down with my bong and a sample of some UK-grown LSD to jot down my thoughts exclusively for the ISMOKE channel.

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