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Sublime with Rome and WonderBrett Discuss Their New Strain Collaboration

As one of the premier bands in marijuana culture, Sublime with Rome has a strong reputation to uphold. When it came time to find a partner to collaborate with on a signature strain, there was only one name the band could ultimately trust — WonderBrett. This SoCal standout has been wowing connoisseurs for years with […] Thanks to marijuana.com

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Holy Grail Marijuana Strain Review

Holy Grail is a heavenly hybrid of epic proportion. Originally cultivated by the magical bean breeders at DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada, the Holy Grail strain took first place for hybrid seeds during the 2011 High Times Cannabis Cup (HTCC).

The Result: Being the progeny of award winning parents (Kosher Kush & OG 18), Holy Grail came out on top of the hybrid competition, and is said to have taken home the first-ever perfect score at a HTCC competition.

Type: Indica Hybrid

Also Known As: Holy Grail Kush

Genetics:  OG #18 & Kosher Kush

Origin:  DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada

How Stoned Will You Get: Holy Grail Hits an 8 out of 10 in strength

Average THC: 23%

Average Price Per ?: $40

Awards: Hybrids — 2011 HTCC.

Dispensaries Carrying Holy Grail: 19

Strain Profile/The Science: The admiration heaped upon the Holy Grail revolves around the strains over-the-top potency. Featuring THC levels that have tested at well-over 20%, this modern hybrid instills a slightly mellower high than its name might suggest.

Appearance: As a hybrid, the Holy Grail strain combines the complex phenotypes commonly found in two of today’s more popular Indicas. Producing a pocket-sized plant that resides on the shorter side of the height spectrum.

Consistency: The Holy Grail strain produces sticky dense nugs that are thick with resin and blanketed in THC rich trichomes.

Scent: The intricate mix of flavonoids in Holy Grail produces a seriously spicy aroma – easily as visually impressive as the strain is potent – the aromatic quality of this hybrid is that of an untainted Kush. Rich with a uniquely complex spicy/citrus fragrance, this strain is easily detectable while being cultivated and once harvested … so growers beware.

Taste: Spicy / citrus

Effect: Incredibly stoney

Strain Background: Kosher Kush & OG 18

Growth and Seed Info: As is the case with most hybrids, the Holy Grail strain tends to produce a slightly more nuanced bud. Short, stocky, and ready to flower at the drop of a light switch – this strain works perfect for the indoor cultivator.

Pros: Known to produce a blissful and relaxed state of mind

Cons: Red eyes, dry mouth and occasional paranoia

Original Breeder: DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada

Current Breeder: DNA Genetics & Reserva Privada

Known Phenotypes: Produces Indica sized flowers from short / stout females

Seed Bank of Choice: Seed Mine

Flowering Time: 6 – 8 weeks

Flowering Type: Dense

Growth Height: Short, yet dense

Expected Yield: 1 – 4 ounces (Depending on the skill of the cultivator)

Garden Skill Level:  Intermediate

Breeder Quote/Advice: Perfect for indoor cultivation

Medical Uses: Holy Grail is known to increase appetite, reduce incidences of insomnia, minimize depression, reduce pain and mitigate daily stress.

Verdict: As a cross between Kosher Kush and OG 18, Holy Grail provides it’s consumer a spicy hit of one of today’s more potent strains. Great for the intermediate gardener, this strain thrives in the indoor environment.

Related Strains: OG 18 & Kosher Kush

Family: Indica / OG with spicy overtones

In the below 2011 video, Gil and Miss High Times review some frosty Holy Grail nugs from the now closed Costa Mesa Patient’s Association.

(Photo Courtesy Of Gil Mota)

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Marijuana.net and The Werc Shop Attend Kush Expo

Kush ExpoAs always we are very excited to be attending another gathering with members of our supportive community.  It is always a memorable time to meet new people and learn about the newest developments in the industry.  This weekend, for those in the Anaheim area, we encourage you to come out for the Kush Expo, located …continue reading

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The Marijuana Name Game

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet.”

-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 2-Scene 2 (The famous balcony Scene)

As Juliet so poetically stated, what truly is in a name?  What lies under the surface is infinitely more important and while name games can be fun for some, they may not be for serious medical marijuana patients.

The safety of the medical marijuana industry needs to be an important concern.  When someone is seeking relief from MS symptoms or other ailments, what are they to make of strain names such as “purple urkle” or “green crack”.  The famous “Northern Lights” alone has many different variations and dispensaries are not always clear about which one they are selling or including in their hybrid strains.  Another large problem is that many hybrid strains can be considered an Indica or a Sativa.  While to some this is unimportant, there is a clear cut difference between the two.  If one is seeking to alleviate insomnia but instead is given a strain that increases cerebral activity and paranoia, their experience may be less than enjoyable.

The need for a consistent industry is clear.  Many of these concerns can be neutralized with lab testing.  Imagine going to buy Tylenol and not knowing if it will be the same formula as the last time you purchased it for a headache.  FDA regulations and the multi phased clinical trial model help to greatly increase consistency.  Being close or pretty sure of a strains genetic makeup simply is not good enough.  A brother and sister could have over 99% of the same genetics, but are they the same?  Will they react to stimuli in identical fashion?  Additionally, many medical marijuana users are concerned specifically with the chemical makeup of a particular strain.  Cannabidiol (CBD) is a major component of marijuana and has been known to deliver more treatment and relief for medical issues.  While a high level of THC is important for some, patients have other concerns and need to rely on lab testing in order to ensure that their medication is addressing their situation.

Much of this responsibility will have to fall on the collectives/caregivers for now.  In order to serve their patients properly there needs to be a demand for medications to be tested on-site or in laboratories.  In addition to a complete chemical breakdown, labs can also test for mold, insecticides, and other harmful hazards that can potentially be a part of the cultivation process.  Juliet was correct in identifying that there is not much in a name, but ultimately we need to prove her wrong.

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