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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

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.

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:

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

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Keep toking,

Tyler

Watch our Green Kiss review 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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Strawberry Crusha Weed Report

Strawberry Crusha

I had the pleasure of trying a brand new cannabis strain this week which I am excited to share. This is a UK-bred strain whose name is inspired by a strawberry milkshake!

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Sitting Down with some Strawberry Crusha

When I first saw this strain I think my jaw dropped a bit. The colours are amazing, with the sample giving off shades of green, purple and red! Certainly more colourful than your everyday bud.

As you will know if you read my strain reports or watch my cannabis videos, I am a sucker for differently-coloured cannabis strains. I am also a sucker for well-cured strains, and the Strawberry Crusha fits the bill for both.

I’m already appreciating this, and I haven’t even smoked it yet!

One thing to note about the appearance of this Strawberry Crusha sample before we go any further is that it hasn’t been trimmed to what I would call a high standard. As you can see from this sample, the leaves protruding cover most of the bud, and it looks like the size would diminish quite a bit if they were removed.

However, all the leaves are dripping with trichomes, making it glisten with cannabinoids!

Strawberry Crusha

The smell of this strain contains complex notes of fruity sweetness (or sweet fruitiness) initially, giving way into actual strawberry as I crack open the bud and almost stick it up my nose in excitement.

Grinding up this sample, I’m getting even more of the fruity aroma that I’m already growing to love. I quickly load it into my Weed Star Wasabi-Line bong, and away we go…

The hit is smooth, as expected, and I get a good hit despite the airflow of my bowl of choice being bad this morning.

The taste of Strawberry Crusha retains some of the sweet fruitiness of the smell on the exhale, but some of it does get lost. It tastes nice, but isn’t as apparent a sweet taste as some Hazes I have sampled.

 

As the effects begin to kick in, the first thing that hits me is a cerebral uplift, making me feel talkative and chatty.

The buzz settles down into a nice hybrid-stoned feeling that isn’t overpowering but is very enjoyable.

Overall I have enjoyed this cannabis strain sampling session featuring Strawberry Crusha. I find myself wondering if there are other crusha strains; banana perhaps?

If not, Dead Bananas X Strawberry Crusha = Banana Crusha maybe?

This is something I’d definitely smoke again.

Watch my video review below:

Have you tried Strawberry Crusha? What did you think?

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Chocolate Kush Strain Review

Chocolate Kush is an indica mix of Mazar and an unknown indica strain. While a sativa-dominant variety exists, this is sometimes referred to as Chocolope Kush, and not to be confused with the strain featuring in today’s review.

Appearance

The Chocolate Kush plant has a Christmas tree structure, and the buds of this sample are small but with a crisp structure that hasn’t been compacted during transport.

I don’t get anything chocolatey from the appearance of this strain, and the milky trichomes do not glisten The pistils are wild and cover spots of the sample. The nug quality was good, and the trim job was ok with only small spots of leaf dotted around the bud.

Smell

Before grinding up the Chocolate Kush, I found it difficult to distinguish the smell.

After Grinding and increasing the surface area, I’m, getting pungent earthy notes that remind me of a sweet, old school Kush strain.

No hints of chocolate can be detected in the smell of this sample, but it does smell very nice!

Taste

I wanted to try this out in a couple of ways, so I’m using my bong (glass Widow Maker) and my Green Spiral.

Through the bong I’m impressed with the smoothness of the hit. Lovely! However, the flavour was more watery than anything.

Smoking this Chocolate Kush through my Green Spiral, however, I get hints of chocolate, finally understanding where the name comes from – success!

I prefer this strain through the Green Spiral as opposed to through a bong.

chocolate kush

Effects

After smoking this I can be sure that it is the indica variety of Chocolate Kush. The main effect is a strong relaxation, paired with a happiness that chills me out and slows me down.

I’m not in any sort of rush to get up and do anything after smoking this one!

Conclusion

Overall, I enjoyed the Chocolate Kush and it was a pleasure to review this strain.

I’d definitely smoke this again; perhaps it would be nice to try through a vaporiser to try enhancing that chocolate flavour!

Watch the Review Video below:

Animal Cookies US Cannabis Strain Review

Animal Cookies is a cross of Girl Scout Cookies X Fire OG originating in the USA. I got my hands on some this week to sample exclusively for the ISMOKE channel.

Appearance

Really frosty, cloudy trichomes – no glisten. The colouration is actually skewed a bit more white than you’d expect because of this. Light green, dusty white..

The Animal Cookies sample definitely looks imported – like it has been compressed-  specifically vac packed at one point during its journey. I have nothing against this – I find this style particularly good for vaping

Smell

Animal Cookies has a sweet cookies aroma that is difficult to gauge directly – it’s the lovely indirect smell that gets you.

I’m finding it really hard to describe this one, but it reminded me of Girl Scout Cookies, and I haven’t tried Fire OG.

Not the strongest smell, but one which smells lovely when you crack open the pop jar after 5 minutes!

Taste

Hitting this sample through my bong I’m immediately impressed with how smooth it is, I am able to hit the bowl in one breath with little coughing, and I didn’t struggle with the hit.

The flavour was mild, but again, I got a bit of sweet cookies, although it wasn’t particularly apparent for an imported strain.

Effects

This is where the Animal Cookies comes into its own – it’s a hybrid strain, and delivers a potent stoned feeling. The ride starts about 4-6 minutes after consumption.

I felt good physically – like, I was conscious that my body felt nice. Strong relaxation is the main effect to shout about – this left me wondering where it is on the hybrid spectrum – perhaps more on the indica side?

Overall

I enjoyed sampling this Animal Cookies, but it doesn’t match up to the Apple Jack that I reviewed from the US recently.

While the bong was smooth the flavour was a bit lacking. The effects were lovely and make up for a lot of the less impressive features of this sample.

I’d certainly smoke this again.

Watch the review below

 

 

Super Orange Glue cannabis strain review

Every week we release a new cannabis strain review on ISMOKE, the UK’s No.1 Cannabis channel.

This week we have a powerhouse of a strain – Super Orange Glue – a cross of Gorilla Glue #4 and Orange Diesel V3, bred by Lady Sativa Genetics.

Having featured both of these strains previously, I was excited to get my hands on Super Orange Glue for this video.

Dolato Cannabis Strain Review

Every week we present a new cannabis strain review, which you can watch via the ISMOKE youtube channel.

To accompany the videos, I write a written strain review/smoke report for those who want a bit more detail on the strains I’m consuming and reviewing for this video series.

I was lucky enough to get my hands on a completely new strain this week  – one which I hadn’t heard of, let alone tried. Dolato is a cross of Dosidos and Gelato, and with both parent strains from the cookies’ family, I was eager to try this cross.

Appearance

This is one of the most beautiful strains I’ve come across this year. I saw three phenotypes of this when I picked this one up, and this was the “purple pheno”.

Just look at those rich purple colours in the close-up…

The bud is frosty with tints of green, white and purple throughout. This Dolato cannabis sample is made up of small, dense nuggets.

Smell

I am disappointed with the smell of the Dolato, considering it’s appearance. While it smells clean, the smell is almost entirely lost.. I get hints of a subtle and delicate sweetness, but not much more.

Grinding up the dolato doesn’t create much more of a scent either. At a push, I’d say a slight pungency, but different to the traditional skunky smell.

Taste

Hitting the Dolato through my Weed Star Wasabi-line bong I immediately get a sense of how smooth this goes down – it’s very clean weed.

However, following in the footsteps of the smell, this strain’s taste is also lost on the hit – I struggled to define a distinct taste. Despite the lack of intensity on the hit, I can’t give this great marks for taste.

I also tested the Dolato cannabis strain through my Yoda water pipe, which I was hoping would give me more flavour. It didn’t, but the hit was pleasant.

Effects

The effects of the Dolato cannabis strain are on the indica-dominant side, I’d say. I got a slight relaxation but coupled with a slight cerebral nudge that reminded me I wasn’t sober.

This isn’t a particularly strong strain, and so one I’d think would be nice to consume during the daytime.

Overall

While I enjoyed the look of the Dolato more than most strains, I was disappointed with it overall, perhaps more so because I had such high expectations going in! I look forward to trying out other phenotypes to see whether I can get a better idea of the Dolato flavour.

Watch the video review below:

Cherry Bomb Cannabis Strain Review

Join me for another ISMOKE report, this week featuring Cherry Bomb.

Appearance

This particular sample of Cherry Bomb has a bit of a wild, crazy look with faded orange popping pistils and trichomes dotting the bud that are dull rather than sparkly.

The bud looks like it’s UK-grown, no compression or the density you’d expect to find with some imported buds. The trim job on this sample isn’t the best, with plenty of bits of leaves to pick off.

Headband Cannabis Strain Review

This week we are looking at Headband, a cross of OG Kush X Sour Diesel.

Appearance

This strain gets good marks from me on appearance. It has a great trim job and looks like it’s been dipped in crystals or snowed on.

The colour is a light green, with less apparent pistils than some other strains I’ve seen recently.

Smell

I’m disappointed with the smell of the Headband, which isn’t really coming through at all before breaking it open.

Grinding the headband up, a light, almost floral and delicate cannabis scent is released – it is certainly not how I pictured a cross of OG Kush X Sour Diesel to turn out!

Taste

Hitting the headband cannabis strain through my bong, I found it to be quite an intense strain – the intensity perhaps comes from the sheer number of trichomes expanding in my lungs.

The taste came through ever-so-slightly (mostly a watery aftertaste) – inoffensive, floral and almost imperceptible apart from the intensity.

Effects

Some users report that headband hits you quite slowly, and can cause a tightness around the head that reminds people of a headband. The sample I have to smoke was a strong strain, but I didn’t get the tightness.

It took a few minutes before I began to feel the relaxation setting in. Then feelings of happiness and creativity began to shine through.

Conclusion

Overall I enjoyed sampling this strain – particularly the appearance and the effects. Unfortunately, it looses marks for me in taste and smell, which were both lacking.

As an indica-dominant hybrid strain, Headband delivers a nice high that isn’t too overpowering, perhaps suited to those who prefer moderate indica effects. I’ll stick to my Holy Grail, Kosher Kush and OG strains, as these are my favourite gassy crosses, something that the Headband fails to encompass, despite its parents.

Watch my Headband review video below:

Apple Jack ISMOKE Report – California Weed Review

Join us for this week’s strain review, featuring Apple Jack (Jack Herer X White Widow). This hybrid strain delivers a great high.

For our international readers who may not know- there is a bit of a bubble around US-imported weed in some parts of the UK at the moment.

Candy Cream Cannabis Strain Review

Each week I review a new cannabis strain for the ISMOKE youtube channel. To go alongside this, I write a weekly feature for ISMOKE Magazine discussing each strain I review in a bit more detail.

This week Candy Cream is in the cannabis strain spotlight – join me as I take a look at this bud and let you know all about the appearance, smell, taste and effects.

Appearance

This sample is sparkling with trichomes – they look like glitter in the light. The bud is 90% indica and the sample seems to reflect this.

Candy Cream
The Candy Cream Cannabis Strain

It is not as dense and compact as some of the other samples I’ve seen, and there are also some bits of popcorn leaf. However, the overall appearance of the Candy Cream is good and I’m looking forward to smoking it!

Smell

This didn’t smell very much initially. Searching for a scent I get subtle hints of sweetness, but not much else.

Breaking open the bud I get a sweet skunkiness that is quite an old school scent.

It is a scent which is hard to describe, but which is definitely sweet, skunky and quite complex – there are Earthy notes which come through but no gas like the earthiness in some of the kush strains.

Taste

The bong of this was quite intense – it tastes quite sweet and creamy, but the smoke is a bit acrid.

I enjoyed the hit on this one, although it did make me cough. Not a particularly big taster, this batch, but inoffensive and I’d certainly smoke again.

Effects

Being 90% Indica, I was expecting the Candy Cream to hit me hard in the relaxation department.

It didn’t disappoint, with the Indica effects kicking in from about 3-4 minutes after I hit the bong.

The Candy Cream makes me feel happy, relaxed and gives an enjoyable stoned feeling that I could certainly get used to.

Candy Cream Cannabis Strain
Candy Cream sample

Conclusion

I enjoyed reviewing this sample of the Candy Cream cannabis strain grown by an unnamed Hampshire collective.

My favourite thing about it was the look – those trichomes look like they’ve literally been magnified. The sweet complex scent was nice although not very apparent, and the taste and effects were both enjoyable.

My Candy Cream ISMOKE Report is out now! Watch it below:

Hawaiian Haze Cannabis Strain Review

This week we have Hawaiian Haze in the cannabis strain spotlight for our ISMOKE report.

Hawaiian Haze mixes the Hawaiian and Haze strains to create this sweet-smelling sativa.