Hybrid

303 Kush

I’m a fan of Colorado-centric strains, so I was surprised when a friend recently pointed out a glaring omission in our strain-review archives: 303 OG. Unlike Colorado Cough or Commerce City Kush, 303 OG (also called 303 Kush) has a reputation outside of the state, where it’s known for its Pre-’98 Bubba Kush and Chemdawg genetics as well as its social effects. But as with just about anything that’s become a local legend, some of 303 OG’s backstory is disputed. Most Colorado dispensaries carry a 303 OG cut with the aforementioned genetics, but several pot shops around Denver have something different. The Bank, a commercial strain breeder and sister company of the Clinic dispensaries, grows its 303 OG with Ghost OG and Kosher Kush. Both versions are considered indicas and contain heavy OG characteristics, but the effects on the body can vary significantly. The more traditional version is known for a creative, uplifting high that allows users to remain relatively focused before the imminent comedown. The Bank’s version, however, is much more to the point, giving users a heavy body high that’s light on the concentration within minutes. But if I want to go to sleep that fast, I can smoke Kosher Kush; I’d rather stick with the traditional genetics on this one. It’d be disappointing if 303 OG were a hard strain to find around Denver, as are Colorado Cough and Commerce City Kush. Fortunately, it’s not: Buddy Boy, the Clinic, Chronic Therapy, DANK, LivWell and Riverrock Wellness have all carried the strain recently, while the Bank and Veritas Cannabis wholesale operations also grow 303 OG. In my opinion, theirs are the best versions you’ll find in town (albeit with different genetics). That might’ve been surprising a few years ago, but it’s time to respect the wholesale grows, both of which have won awards in the Grow Off for their potency and terpene yields. Looks: Expect bright, vivid colors, with shades of purple and rusty-orange pistils complementing the Chemdawg-like green. The strain’s bud structure is more classic OG, though, with small, triangular buds and loose calyxes. Smell: Tart scents of gas and citrus are balanced out by zesty hash and coffee notes, creating a wonderful smell for any fan of Kush and Diesel strains. Flavor: 303 OG carries a well-balanced flavor that doesn’t trip on its own feet. Sour, rubbery lemon flavors hit the tastebuds up front, with subtle notes of chocolate, coffee and hash taking over the tongue afterward. Effects: Although labeled an indica and carrying Bubba Kush genetics, 303 OG is euphoric and invigorating at first, inspiring users to tackle a creative project or hands-on chore. But toker beware, because that doesn’t last very long. The time of the onset of a gradual body melt differs by user, but it’ll show up eventually. The strain’s potent and varied effects are good for mental anguish such as stress, depression and anxiety, as well as eating disorders and nausea. Commercial grower’s take: “We’d label it a 60:40 hybrid if it were up to me. The influence of both strains is so easy to spot in the way they smell, taste and make you react, and the user experience can differ from person to person pretty often. I’d warn against anyone wanting to start with this as their first attempted basement harvest just because of the name. It’s not hard after a little experience, but its desire for warmer temperatures would be confusing for first-timers, and its yields aren’t the best — just like Bubba.” Home grower’s take: “I know people like to talk about how much energy this can give — at least that’s what I read online and hear budtenders say — but this thing is powerful, man. Its potency can reach THC percentages in the mid-20s, and that can put you out after a few hits, even if you’re experienced. One or two hits will still slow things down, but not your body so much.”

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32 ("Three-Two")

Albert Walker is a legendary clone-only Afghani skunk variety, while Manic is also an old-school Afghani, though with a sugary sweet smell. The combination of the two creates a hard-hitting yet very positive Indica hybrid that yields welland exudes a lemon-garlic aroma.

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Coal Creek Kush

Unknown specifics, but perhaps a True OG cut.

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Bio-Diesel

A very eye-catching sample even though it was dark-colored to the eye, this in-house cross from Denver Relief performed well in all areas. The review staff all thought that this med would be enjoyed by almost anyone, as it provided a nice mixed package of uppy Sativa effects as well as quality pain and tension relief in the body. This thoughtful hybrid seems to offer the best of both worlds.

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Black and White

White Widow x Afghani.

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Black Cherry Soda

A balanced hybrid with a purple color, Black Cherry Soda gets its name from its sweet, fruity aroma.

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Blackhead TangTang

Blockhead is revered as a quality hybrid indica with desired characteristics in growth. Together with Tang Tang, derving also from Blockhead, from the Blue Sonja line of genetics, old world kush and tartness gives users a balanced, heady yet relaxed experience.

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Brain OG

This phenotype of OG Kush is believed to originate in the early 1990s in Southern California. It is perhaps a bagseed of the original OG, also known as Hell's OG or Tahoe OG. Then again, that's just one story on OG out of many legendary fables.

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Bubba Banner

Bubba Banner was created by Green Dream Health Services in Boulder, Colorado as a part of their "Banner Collection" series. The Bruce Banner #3 was chosen for its potency and semi-large yield, and was crossed with their famous (though not exclusive) Katsu Bubba.

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Bubba Diesel

This is a very strong and impressive strain. The hybrid waves were quite pronounced but not uncomfortable or meddling. The high was still clear while the medicine worked well for body aches, muscle tension, and pain relief.

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Bubba Fett

Pre '98 Bubba Kush female x Stardawg male.

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Charlotte's Web

There is a very interesting back story about the cut available outside of Realm of Caring. It is not technically the famous Charlotte's Web, also known as R4 when it was selected from the Stanley Brothers breeding project. It is actually R5, a sister seed from the same project with the exact same parents. Almost an identical twin, R5 has a very similar growth pattern and cannabinoid spectrum to R4. Hence, it is still called Charlotte's Web just as there are numerous Chem Dawgs, Skunks and other strains that are ordered numerically.

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Cherry Bomb

California Cherry Bomb Indica x Mr. Greengeen Hawaiian Cherry Bomb Sativa (this is mostly based on our experience… there are more than 4 different versions of Cherry Bomb in existence, and it's unclear which one this is — the grower indicated that this one has thin Sativa leaves but large, dense colas)California Cherry Bomb Indica x Mr. Greengeen Hawaiian Cherry Bomb Sativa (this is mostly based on our experience… there are more than 4 different versions of Cherry Bomb in existence, and it's unclear which one this is — the grower indicated that this one has thin Sativa leaves but large, dense colas).

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Cherry Bomb

California Cherry Bomb Indica x Mr. Greengeen Hawaiian Cherry Bomb Sativa (this is mostly based on our experience… there are more than 4 different versions of Cherry Bomb in existence, and it's unclear which one this is — the grower indicated that this one has thin Sativa leaves but large, dense colas)California Cherry Bomb Indica x Mr. Greengeen Hawaiian Cherry Bomb Sativa (this is mostly based on our experience… there are more than 4 different versions of Cherry Bomb in existence, and it's unclear which one this is — the grower indicated that this one has thin Sativa leaves but large, dense colas)

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Chunk Dawg

Deep Chunk is believed to be a landrace Afghani. Old world kush flavor and stimulating relaxation balance can be experienced with this Stardawg cross. The stardawg, a selected offspring from a line of Chemdog (chemdawg), adds a fuel chemical taste that compliments the sweetness of the Deep Chunk.

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Chinchilla

This strain has a mysterious lineage but the consistency of this strain can tell a lot about Chinchilla. The aroma is a profound pine, chem terpene profile, stocked with pinene and limonene. Further, the structure of the buds gives away its heavy Afghan origin. The live trees grow to be sizable with several branches, much like an OG Kush plant, yet the perfume gives away that the Chinchilla retains much of its Afghan large-cola characteristics.

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Grand Daddy Bruce

This particular pheno takes the physical traits of the GDP flower but grows and yields more along the Banner family tree. The cannabinoid/terps profile creates a very Bruce Banner dominant type experience, despite the outwardly GDP characteristics.

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Hanis

A fusion of some serious Indica genetics in the Bubba and the Kunduz Afghani, the Haze element adds some hybrid vigor and variation in structure. Overall though, the plants are very Bubba-dominant in structure, finishing at times with nearly black foliage and purple buds with large calyxes that form the signature "crowns" seen in the Bubba. The dark green leaves look heavily Indica but the Haze really kicks in during flowering, when the plants stretch to twice their height and begin taking on the signature superglue-like smell of the 1994 Positronics Haze.

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Kimbo Slice

Dense, rock hard buds are reminiscent of an original haze, while still carying quite a bit of Bubba Kush aesthetics. Finished flowers are silver and purple.

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Kronocaine

Kronocaine delivers a typical haze buzz with a strong foundation in body relaxation from the Herijuana genetic lineage. The haze is strong, which is surprising to some because haze crosses sometimes don’t come out stellar. This is an exception, and when grown with enough flowering time to mature the cannabinoids and terpenes, can be a highly medicinal strain.

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Mango Star

Smelling uncannily like a fresh-cut mango, the creation of this strain was a matter of finding the fruitiest Mango and the most potent Sensi Star in the garden and crossing the two. The result is a slightly Indica-dominant strain covered in the Sensi's signature layer of globe-headed trichomes combined with the smell and flavor of the Mango.

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Mars OG Kush

Whether it was simply an OG Kush bagseed "S1? or a cross of some kind is unknown, but Mars OG Kush delivers a strong hybrid experience and the patented soil-citrus flavor.

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Mob Boss

An herbal-citrus aroma is the predominant one before the strain is broken apart — the Tang Tang side of the family is not known for its scent. Once broken apart, it displays a hint of the sharpness from the Chem D, but is still largely vegetal and citrusy. The Chem D-dominant phenotypes will have a much sharper aroma with elements of the notorious chemical-skunk-citrus funk of the mother, but the Tang Tang still tends to tone the whole package down slightly from the original D.

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Noggin

A veritable melting pot of genetic lines, this hybrid is as unpredictable as its lineage would indicate. When finished, it produces dense spear-shaped nugs that glimmer with trichomes and bright orange pistils.

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Northern Lights #5 x Thai

Crossing the stout and sturdy NL #5 with a tall and rangy Thai produces a result with hybrid vigor and a sweet-sour smell.

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OJ GHost

OJ Ghost is a terrific example of an uplifting hybrid cannabis strain.

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OJ Legend

Bred by Obsoul33t, a master sure to leave his mark on both the underground his moniker remnds you of and the industry sure to produce copious amounts of his flower, the OJ Legend stems from a pack of seeds gifted in Gaberville, CA in 1988. One lone male was found...and we thank our lucky stars it was bred to multiple elite clone-only strains. This particular cross is with Legend OG, one of the heavier OG Kush varietals.

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Oregon Grape

A powerful and potent combination of two standard strains with a taste all its own, Oregon Grape is a special clone-only variety that came out of the Pacific Northwest.

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Primus

303 Kush x Arcata Trainwreck

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Pura Vida

Pura Vida is a serious THC heavyweight. Some test results of cured and dried Pura Vida flower have yielded 26% THCa by weight. Thus, it is renowned by cannabis extract enthusiasts for its high concentrate yield. Beyond cannabinoids, Pura Vida has pungent Afghan Kush terpene profile, full of beta and alpha pinene. Held in high regard by severe pain medical cannabis patients, many describe that heavy terpenes and THC in Pura Vida deliver an analgesic, numbing feeling when consumed. The Appalachia is apparent with chemy skunkiness while the Pure Kush lineage delivers even more aroma and powerful cannabinoids.

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Purple Champagne

Purple Champagne is a combination of Pink Champagne and Grand Daddy Purple. Although it is described as a hybrid, some users (and growers) describe it as sativa dominant, as the Grand Daddy Purple used in the breeding of the Purple Champagne is a rare sativa dominant phenotype. Also called Phantom, Pink Champagne is a highly medicinal indica hybrid, and thought to have originated from Cherry Pie and perhaps Grand Daddy Purple.

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Purple Voodoo

A slow vegging plant due to the Urkle influence, it often finishes a deep shade of purple, but many plants finish as a very dark green. At times a good yielder, there is a lot of variation in phenotypes, so it required diligent selection to find a real winner.

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Summit Sweet Skunk

Seeming much like a standard Island Sweet Skunk or another BC Sweet Skunk variety, this one may have been simply renamed or may be a special phenotype or S1 coming from that genetic line that was stabilized in Summit County, CO.

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Sunset Kush

Mellow head effects and a tranquil, relaxed body are the main effects. It produced good results with appetite stimulation, mild pain relief, and relaxation while never making us overly tired or drowsy… good daytime med.

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Super Silver Haze x ChemDawg - Sour #7

Super Silver Haze x ChemDawg - Sour #7. Super Silver Haze x ChemDawg - Sour #7.

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