User Profile

cannabinova

Location:
Seattle
Occupation:
Software
Gender:
Male
I can't live without:
love
I'm an expert at:
being a Jedi, like my father before me
My fantasy hobby is:
piloting my space yacht through the stars
I go weak in the knees for:
a tool concert
My most prized possession is:
not something I possess, but am given
Lately I've been recommending:
switching from using butane to hempwick
I really need to cut back on:
giving out so many stars but I just normally review the stuff I like...
Me described in one word:
Intelliwoozle
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Member since:
May 2012
Dispensary Reviews:
5
Medicine Reviews:
8

Dispensary & Marijuana Reviews

  • Reviewed 6/23/12

Super Lemon Haze

Dispensary:
Fweedom Collective
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Density

High sticky factor...

I'm really enjoying this wonderfully sweet smelling sativa. I asked the budtender to choose something that would not give me the stupids so he recommended this. It has a nice body buzzing sensation and gives the giggles everytime. Most of all is this lemony smell and taste.

Now, I've not tried SLH before because the buds I historically have seen were too desiccated and small to enjoy. This bud is large, light and fluffy but still dank. It's especially sticky to touch!

  • Reviewed 5/20/12

new dope fan

Around my last birthday which coincided nicely with a payday, I stopped into Ballard CCC. I was impressed with the great staff. I was told that the cool looking guy who opened the door is Brandon, the art director from a popular freezine around the Puget Sound called DOPE mag (Defending Our Patient Everywhere). The friendliest budtender went over their specials and deals before asking what I was treating.

They have a lot of choices, but I was in for one thing at the time, the Super Silver Haze. I came out with an oz of great medicine and a DOPE t-shirt and keef box. I am very happy with my experience here and I later caught up with them both at the magazine's 2012 Cannabis Cup Judging and Awards. I will need to stop in more often.

  • Reviewed 5/20/12

Orange Cindy

Dispensary:
Delta 9
3
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S
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Checking out Orange Cindy

Have you ever gotten so geeky over choosing your cannabis that you've half the jars out on the bud counter trying to decide? That's what happened to me at Delta 9 earlier this year. A final jar was chosen based on some perusal and as soon as the Orange Cindy's top was off (just the way I like it) its pungent, inviting bouquet overpowered ALL the other bud jars on the counter. I'm a sucker for a wonderfully smelling female, so I took her home with me.

Obviously, like her namesake, she's covered with rich orange stigmas in turn covered in glassy trichomes. It may be possible to mistake the smell for flowers actually but she always comes on strong. We giggle and laugh the rest of the night but a gentlemen never kiss and tells.

  • Reviewed 5/20/12
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Maui Wowie

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Density

Green Lightsaber Crystals

I minced up some of this sweet smelling flower in my dual layer grinder in the hopes of keeping some of those crystals. Has anyone ever had a sativa that is dense as this? Normally, they are much more spindly, but this guy is glowing brighter than General Kota's lightsaber. It's longer than my hand and was missing its top! Remember padawans, always break the bud off from the bottom and work your way up. Actually, the budtender had to grab the right amount because there were a couple more he already weighed. We could have sparred each other but we both resisted the temptation. As many other Jedi masters do, I constructed my own from non-flavored 100% hemp paper and a bumper of cardstock for a tip, smoked it, then wrote up this nice review by only using my control over the Force.

George Lucas better not get my name or I'll owe some royalties!

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/20/12 at 3:11 PM Pacific

  • Reviewed 5/20/12
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God's Gift

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Goddamn that God's Gift is Good

This bud is foremost beautiful to smell and look at. The shape was fluffy and open. Effect is lazy and sedative, but still euphoric.

I rarely attend church but this one Sunday morning I had. After a beautiful drive and that good breakfast afterwards at the local pancake house, I realized that I had eaten too much. For me that can be pretty bad so I looked up SMMA's menu on my phone and made a list. What I found was a wonderful solution for my sleeplessness and stomach pain: God's Gift.

Some people take bubble baths with candles and incense; I light a burning bush! I also "anointed" myself with some GG wax I got on a return trip. I placed it into my Omnicron Vape Pen and I think it really brought out the taste.

Update: the new plant I have was a bit more dense and not as wonderfully fluffy as the first time. However, it still works like...... "GODDAMN that God's Gift is goood!" Then I knew the name for my review.

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/21/12 at 3:39 PM Pacific

  • Reviewed 5/20/12
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Raskal's OG*

Dispensary:
Fweedom Collective
3
Strength
H
Type
Sw
Flavor
D
Density

Fweaking gweat medicine

I got a sneak peak of a strain that won DOPE Magazine's 2012 Cannabis Cup winner for Highest CBD. It was rated by four different testing facilities then averaged for the score. This bud is very very dense and purplish but covered in sparkly crystals. I'd say this is a very indica dominant strain from those characteristics alone, but it doesn't really stop there.

One of my conditions is acute nausea and gastro issues, which is why the budtender recommended it. The CBDs go directly to the body and my organs really start to gurgle and I feel them unwind a bit. I can start to eat again and that's probably good because I'm immediately hungry and thirsty.

Anyways, I brought in some canned food along with a completed patient card for a free quarter the day or two before the Cannabis Cup judging. I chose the Raskal's for my freebie and I was glad I listened. I usually have to combine this medicine with a sativa just to balance it out if I've got some chores to do. The body buzz lasts quite awhile. I still feel some discomfort, but... I'm not really caring about it anymore.

*I was told this grower actually spent the $ to buy a bunch of plants or seeds. Then after growing and harvesting them in the exact same manner, likely using all that other magic, each potential mother was tested for medicinal value. The best one was selected and cloned for concentration in CBD, so I was told that it is more like a substrain because all the other plants didn't have this "mutation" of 8.28% CBD (!!!) concentration levels. There's some debate on whether higher CBD levels will give you that "high" feeling. However, those CBDs help to metabolize the THC longer, so you get a longer effect. This stuff, in my opinion, is fweaking gweat medicine!

Next day edit: I still felt the medication upon waking up in the morning. This is VERY potent and may just have made it into my nighttime dosage rotation. I woke up non-queasy for once albeit with dragon-mouth and thirsty as hell!

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/20/12 at 12:21 PM Pacific

  • Reviewed 5/11/12

Dispensary Review:

Fweedom Collective

Fweeedoooom!!

Unlike a lisping Mel Gibson about to be disemboweled for what may seem like the thousandth time, Fweedom is much more than a cute phrase. It's a testament to this collective's dedication to the community and ideals of freedom, especially around cannabis. Simply walk in and witness the stack of canned food items they've collected from patients who also want to give to their community. They recently was awarded two (!) Cannabis Cups from DOPE Magazine in April 2012 for their White Dawg strain (Highest THC) and Raskal's OG (Highest CBD). The latter is perfect for my stomach pain and the former kinda just slaps you in the face!

  • Reviewed 5/11/12

100% Organic Medication

Everyone at SMMA is great and the medicine works. The waiting room is quite comfortable and attention to quality is top-notch. They have a business license hanging on the wall and they happily declare they're paying Seattle sales tax (*egads*). I can imagine their donation rates will continue to be reasonable as long the State doesn't levy heavier burdens, but their dedication to patients will always stay the same. The owner likes to engage and get to know patients. The group is involved in getting patients connected to researchers at local hospitals, for example. I'm happy to report that they have adequate parking and the exit opens up to the handicap marked spots outside. There's a sign that says "KEEP OFF THE GRASS" cleverly displayed through the window.

  • Reviewed 5/11/12

Dispensary Review:

Delta 9

Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol

Bo and Stephanie run the place as siblings and they recently received DOPE Magazine's 2012 Judge's Choice for their Ice Cream strain. If you're a cannabis geek, stop by this place. They test everything for all levels of cannabinoids and display the results on a plasma screen hanging on the wall. As you're talking about the conditions you want to treat, they are able to map that to a cannabinoid group to target the right strain or wax, kief, whatever. Then with the remote you're seeing exactly what they're talking about on the screen. It's SCIENCE!

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/10/12 at 10:28 PM Pacific

  • Reviewed 5/11/12

Master Growers Within

Aurora CCC was recently awarded People's Choice award in DOPE Magazine's 2012 Cannabis Cup for Blueberry Cheesecake. I have noticed consistent quality and dedication to care that keeps me coming back. The staff is involved in local activism and news around the Puget Sound. On a recent April 20th visit, they offered a free glass piece and all you can eat medibles in the waiting room! "Everything on the table is medicated but you're free to have as much as you want," is a nice phrase next to the warning, "...be careful." Indeed, I was more interested in the flowers but I did try a hash oil pill. They always use chopsticks to handle their bud, I'm happy to report! Fridge? Yes. Wax? What kind: CO2 extracted air wax, BHO, damaoil, etc.

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/10/12 at 10:14 PM Pacific

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Blue Rhino

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Aptly Named

Finished smoking "Blue Rhino" from AuroraCCC. Immediate body high from the almost amazonian legged leaves clustered uniformly around the cola. Good mind clarity for now, but I noticed the stupids coming on after an hour. Seems aptly named because it charges in and hits your body. The budtender promised that his grower is a master and even talks to his plants. I'm glad I have nothing left to do today because my skin is melting around my frame towards the Earth. The indica settles my stomach easily and the smell is very pungent and indicative of one. I used a recently cleaned bong but I wasn't overwhelmed by the taste at first. However, upon writing this, the aftertaste is quite pleasant and floral. Took about 25 minutes to peak, but I'm quite a tolerant smoker.

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/10/12 at 8:28 PM Pacific

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OG Kush #2

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Usually can't go wrong with OG Kush

Definitely a woodsy, piney scent and taste, almost like dirt. The indica power punches me out like a light every time. It's a good stoney feeling for a tolerant smoker like a Kush should be. I got immediate photosensitivity and had to turn out the lights. I asked the budtender for "sleepytime sandman" and he delivered!

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/10/12 at 10:12 PM Pacific

Super Silver Haze

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Density

Time Traveller

SSH is by far my favorite sativa. After medicating, I start grinning uncontrollably, a pleasant sensation. With AuroraCCC's, I get this halo effect - a stage I like to call "Bright Eyes" where the world seems brighter and gay. I have come back to this strain over and over. There's no sleepiness, thank goodness because sometimes I wake up with nasty nausea in the morning. This solves that nicely without the couch-lock. With this strain, I also notice a fair amount of body buzz. After the stone, I'm capable of staying focused on the work at hand and forgetting the time. This one stays stocked in my home.

Last edited by cannabinova on 5/10/12 at 10:07 PM Pacific

My Sticky Type

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Favorite Dispensaries

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Conscious Care Cooperative - Aurora
14032 Aurora Ave. N. Seattle,
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Conscious Care Cooperative - Ballard
1701 NW Market St. Seattle,
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Delta 9
8007 Lake City Way Seattle,
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Fweedom Collective
7027 15th Ave. NW Seattle,
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Seattle Medical Marijuana Association
4465 Fremont Ave N. Seattle,