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OG #18 Cannabis Strain Review

This week on ISMOKE we are taking a look at a strain which has quickly risen to become one of my favourites after I first sampled it a couple of weeks ago.

OG #18 is a powerful Indica cross of Chemdawg and OG Chem. This strain comes from Reserva Privada. The plant apparently gives the yield of Chemdawg with the power of OG Chem, all the while with a more sour/fruity taste than traditional OG Kush.

This particular phenotype was grown by Kush Family Collective, who traded their 2015 Dopefiend Cup Winner Blues and their Grapefruit strain for cuttings of OG #18 and Casey Jones.

New Video Series : Bud Facts

We are proud to present a new video series produced by Liz Green exclusively for ISMOKE.

Each episode of Bud Facts will take a detailed look at a cannabis strain to uncover some of the history, as well as all the info you need to know about the strain itself.

Wake and Bake with Tyler Green [Episode 12]

Thanks for joining me for another Wake and Bake session! This week I’m taking a look at two cannabis strains  – Blue Dream and Chemdawg, plus a couple of important ISMOKE updates.

I hadn’t smoked this batch of Blue Dream yet as I had been waiting for it to cure. Blue Dream was one of our favourite cannabis strains last year after we reviewed it on ISMOKE, so I was excited to open up this sample early for the video.

The Chemdawg featured is the same batch as I reviewed last week. I’ve been smoking this strain for a little while and haven’t lost interest in this old school classic yet! Make sure you check out our review if you haven’t already.

Watch Episode 12 of Wake and Bake with Tyler Green below:

We are also heading to Spannabis for the weekend, so the videos may be disrupted from Friday, but we’ll be back with some Spannabis-themed content for your enjoyment the following week.

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Cannabis History of Chemdawg and Sour Diesel

History of Chemdawg and Sour Diesel

While doing some follow-up research after filming our Chemdawg review this week, we learned some really interesting history which gives rise to over 80% of cannabis strains on the market today. Because of this we wanted to present a cannabis history of Chem Dog and Sour Diesel.

To answer what is probably your first question – yes – it was originally spelt ‘D.O.G’ before being changed to the familiar ‘DAWG’ spelling we know today.

Chemdawg Strain Review

Chemdawg is a cannabis strain that is so classic that it gave rise to other classics such as OG Kush and Sour Diesel. Today on ISMOKE we are taking a look at this strain in a bit more detail in our exclusive Chemdawg strain review.

In my video review today I’m taking a look at this old school cannabis strain as I try to get an idea of the appearance, smell, taste and effects of Chemdawg.

We Met UK Cannabis Extractor TG Botanical Extracts

TG Botanical Extracts

Last week we travelled to a secret location to meet UK Cannabis Extractor TG Botanical Extracts.

The UK cannabis extracts scene is growing nicely now, after hitting the US a number of years ago. Thanks to the world wide web, it’s easy enough for people to get hold of the equipment they’ll need to consume extracts, as well as the knowledge to do so.

Wake and Bake With Tyler Green [Episode 11]

Good morning! Join us as we kick off this week with a Wake and Bake session, featuring myself Tyler Green.

Watch Episode 11 below:

This week’s episode features Grapefruit Diesel, a strain I wasn’t that excited to try. But I bit the bullet after being recommended it by one of my favourite growers at the moment.

I also take a look at the signature extract of one of my favourite UK extractors – Marvel Cheese.

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Silver Lemon Shatter Cannabis Extract Review

Today on ISMOKE we are taking a look at some Silver Lemon Shatter, a form of cannabis concentrate extracted using BHO as a solvent. This particular batch was extracted and purged in a closed loop system for 150 hours, and we got to see the result freshly baked.

Last week we went to meet UK-based extractor TG Botanical Extracts, which we will be covering more in a separate feature soon on ISMOKE Magazine.

“Green Crack” and Cannabis Strain Names

Green Crack

Green Crack is a Sativa-dominant Hybrid. Yet what a rotten name.

I think I get the idea of this imagery, but it isn’t the one I like to hear for a healing plant. “This herb is like crack” is that the right image we need? Why would you want to liken cannabis to crack anyway?

Dutch one step closer to legalising cannabis cultivation

Lower House approves controlled cannabis cultivation

• Dutch MPs voted to approve controlled cannabis cultivation
• A slim majority in the lower house of the Dutch parliament agreed on Tuesday to pass the D66 proposal, which would regulate the cultivation of cannabis
• The sale of cannabis in the Netherlands is not technically legal, but it is tolerated, contrary to popular belief

Lemon Blues Cannabis Strain Review

Today on ISMOKE we are taking a look at the Lemon Blues Cannabis Strain. Lemon Blues is a cross of Blues and an unknown Haze Strain, originally bred by UGORG as a test strain named “UGORG Beta-C”.

This particular phenotype was found in a bag of UGORG Beta-C seeds by Roadrunner, who then gave the cutting to Kush Family Collective at the 2015 Dopefiend Cup.

This strain ticks a lot of boxes: Great flavour? Check. How about the smell? Check – lemony goodness. And the effects? Check!

South Africa gives green light for medical cannabis

Cannabis in South Africa

According to an IOL report, South Africa has joined the ranks of 27 US States by legalising cannabis for medicinal purposes, as the Medical Control Council (MCC) announced that it will publish guidelines for medical cannabis production.

IFP MP Narend Singh said a letter sent to him by the MCCl’s working group on cannabis, indicated that it would publish its proposed guidelines on cannabis production for medicinal use following its presentation to the council last week.

The Elder Scrolls : Highrim

Look out for more great comics and illustrations by Aazmatazz on ISMOKE soon!

Wake and Bake With Tyler Green [Episode 10]

Join me for Episode 10 of the Wake and Bake Sessions, keeping you chonged since 2016.

This week I’m taking a look at some Sour Tangie, and some lemon shatter extract from TG Botanical Extracts and a brand new micro dab rig which we won at Indulgently Green’s Valentines Soiree.

Watch the video below:

Pax 3 test : Using the PAX 3 to Vape Cannabis Extract

Today on ISMOKE we are taking a look at the vaping functionality of the PAX 3 Vaporiser, specifically its ability to vaporise Cannabis Concentrates in our PAX 3 Test

The PAX 3 comes with a few new things not included in the PAX 2, and today we are looking at the concentrates oven and settings which allow you to fill the PAX 3 with your chosen cannabis extract.