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The Mr. Nice strain of marijuana is a cross between the Hash Plant and the G13 strain, both of which are famous medical strains of marijuana, and hasn’t been available since the ’80’s, but the Sensi Seed Bank has put Mr. Nice back on the market. The hybrid strain was named after one of the biggest marijuana smugglers of our time, Howard Marks, who was an Oxford graduate and released an autobiography titled “Mr. Nice” after having spent some time in federal prison.

Attributes
The Mr. Nice strain is an indica dominant plant that has extremely dense buds while having a sweet smell. It’s said to creep up on you, giving users a strong, mellow high. Mr. Nice is earthy, pungent, and sweet. It often makes its users feel; relaxed, euphoric, uplifted, happy, and hungry. For those using this as medical marijuana, patients have been relieved of; Stress, insomnia, depression, pain, headaches, as well as helping with their lack of appetite. This particular strain of marijuana is used to help with patients that have ADD/ADHD, anxiety, PTSD, PMS, and Tinnitus.

Mr. Nice is a grade A Sativa type strain of marijuana that gives a very fruity aroma as well as a fruity and sweet taste. It smells more like that of a fruit orchard as opposed to just smelling of any specific fruit. It’s said to be good for daytime use and produces a nice mild, medium high which can help alleviate undesirable symptoms from medical problems that patients can experience. It’s ark green with a very short height, with big purple leafs that has white and orange hairs along the buds; which has a nice crystal consistency. The plant itself is also very resistant to diseases and pests and only takes about 39 to 49 days to full growth.

Roots

This particular strain of marijuana is considered to be the closet to G-13 that’s currently available. The only G-13 that has been released to the public has been a few female cuttings that got leaked from a US government researching lab back in the 1970’s. Because of that, G-13 seeds could not be created without having a G-13 mother being pollinated with a male strain; The Sensi Seeds breeding program eventually deemed the male Hash Plant suitable for crossing and so, the Mr. Nice strain of marijuana was developed and released as a limited edition until releasing it again in 1999 due to demand.

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Gods Gift strain is a potent cross, between two other legendary strains, Grand Daddy Purple and OG Kush. This strain originated in Northern California, where it became popular, its use has spread to other parts of the country. Originally the strain was called Barney, but the name was changed to the more appropriate Gods Gift. It is very similar to Purple Urkle, which has the same parentage.

Roots

It is an Indica dominant strain, some say it is approximately 90 % Indica and 10% Sativa, others that it is 75% Indica and 35% Sativa, still other claim 70% Indica to 30% Sativa. Although there seems to be some question as to the actual percentage of Indica to Sativa, it is clear that Indica predominates in the cross, both in percentage, and in effects when consumed.
Potency

The potency, of this herb was between 18% to 22% when tested in a laboratory , which means it is not suitable for low tolerance individuals, or persons who are not used to strong herbal medicine. It is good for people who have a high tolerance for MMJ, or need the potency to deal with severe pain or other illness. The effects are long lasting, with patients reporting highs lasting 2-4 hours.

Physical Attributes
The buds are attractive, purple, sweetish and fruity smelling, buds can be a little leafy but still are a great smoke. When the bud is broken up, the inside shows brighter colors. It looks and smells as good as it is potent, with a scent that is reminiscent of grapes or berries, and hash.

Gods Gift is a very popular strain, due to its high THC levels. and beneficial effects which are said to include relief from stress, depression, anxiety, and is useful for chronic pain, insomnia, migraine, PMS, Multiple Sclerosis, chemotherapy side effects, vomiting, Parkinson’s Disease, nausea, anorexia. In addition to relieving pain, it gives joyful and peaceful feelings, and doesn’t just sedate in its pain relief. It is very relaxing and so is good for insomnia. Gods Gift has a pleasantly fruity flavor that has been described as grape like, or berry flavored, with a citrus or lemony flavors, along with the resin taste.

Gods Gift is an easy plant to grow, if one has the space and time to do so. The seeds are expensive. Gods Gift is supposed to be a good strain for beginning growers, as it will tolerate under watering, or incorrectly added nutrients, however as with any crop, care in growing will yield a better harvest. The plants may be grown indoors or outdoors. Outdoor plants, grown in California, will be ready in October. Plants will grow about 4 ft tall.

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Lemon Skunk is a very potent strain of marijuana. The THC content tested at about 18%. The lemon skunk is an A+ rated hybrid created by the near even mixing of sativa and indica strains. The plant is gorgeous. It is lime green in color and has a great deal of amber pistils which are coated in trichomes. Open the medication and it immediately becomes clear why it’s called lemon skunk. The plant has a very strong lemon odor with a sweet undertone that hints of candy.

Physical Attributes

Lemon Skunk not only looks lemon green, it has a strong lemony flavor as well. It is also very sweet, reminiscent of lemon candy. It tastes great and leaves a pleasant flavor in the mouth. It also has a strong skunk taste which blends beautifully with the lemon of the sativa. This medicine will probably be great to use as an edible because of its naturally sweet lemony flavor.

Smoking the medication is a pleasure. It’s probably best to use small amounts at a time because the medication is so strong. The lemon flavor is very distinct when you inhale. The skunk smell seems to predominate when you exhale. The lemon skunk tastes like it has citral mixed with the skunk taste. It is a very nice strain.

Lemon Skunk Effects

You can feel the effects of the lemon skunk throughout your entire body. It begins in the head and works its way down. It takes a few minutes to begin to feel the full effect of the medication. Lemon skunk is ideal for daytime use. It gives a meditative feel which gradually gives way to increased energy, yet you never feel down. The medication is also an effective pain reliever. Lemon skunk is ideal for people who have problems eating because not only does it stimulate the appetite, it seems to heighten the flavors of the food as well.

This cross between indica and sativa has shown itself to be extremely potent. That means patients only need to use one bowl of the medication to get the desired effect. The zesty lemon characteristics present in the lemon skunk make it a pleasure to use. Both the smell and the taste seem to hint that both the sativa and the indica had a lemon flavor in them. Whether it’s smoked or used as an edible, lemon skunk proves to be a very effective and tasty medication.

As the market for medical marijuana continually expands, so do the strains of plants being put into circulation. With every passing year, the potential of the medicine expands and the ability of the patient to understand exactly what they are getting with each dosage expends as well. One such strain experiencing a surge in popularity is the Space Queen Strain. This strain stimulates both the minds of users in addition to the taste buds. Its flavor profile is appealing, bringing to the table sweet, citrus, and earthy flavors. The fruity flavor is most commonly noted to possess a distinct hint of pineapple. In terms of the effects that users can expect, people become engaged with a heightened sense of creativity and euphoria. The uplifted mood is typically accompanied by an increase in energy reserves as well.

Heritage and Popularity

The Space Queen Strain receives high rating when it comes to user reviews around the country, experiencing the most popularity in Denver, Seattle, Portland, and Sacramento. The strain is produced by the River Valley Collective and has been in circulation since the December of 2010. Officially, Space Queen Strains are classified as being of the -A variety. It is actually a hybrid strain that is made by combining the strains Cinderella 99 and Romulan. In most locations, this strain sells for $95 an ounce. Unlike many potent strains of medical marijuana, Space Queen features a much less pungent smell. Instead, the aroma tends to be sweet and fresh.

Impact and Effects

In terms of medicinal applications, this strain is most commonly used by those individuals seeking relief from depression. It is not recommended to be used to treat those whose condition focuses on anxiety and paranoia. Users report that the strain produces effects that can last for two to three hours before further use is required. The product delivers a body high that produces feelings that are akin to floating. The energy that also comes with the experience tends to be oriented in the mind, producing a somewhat “racey” effect that is eventually balanced out by the feelings experienced in the body and limbs.

Recommendations

This strain is not recommended for first-time users due to the strength of the effect and the duration. One should be prepared for the results before actually taking the medication, in other words. It is also not advised that this product be taken late in the evening or at night due to the fact that it encourages activity and keeps the user awake. However, it is a great strain for regular use throughout the day as long as it is taken periodically.

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Fruity Pebbles is the name of one of the most fruity tasting strains of marijuana. It is an Indica dominant hybrid and bears an uncanny resemblance to the brand of breakfast cereal. It is a light green bud that is dusted with trichomes that look like tiny white spots. There is some purple in its lineage. The smell, like it’s name, is uniquely fruity and almost syrupy.

Pros of Fruity Pebbles

The best thing about this strain of medicinal marijuana is the complete lack of aftertaste, which is quite hard to find with most other strains. The worst thing about Fruity Pebbles is that the smoke is very harsh, which can induce episodic coughing fits. There are of course other negative side effects, which include dizziness, dry eyes and mouth, headaches, and even paranoia.
This type of marijuana can be very leafy if grown in an incorrect environment and growers need to take the time to cure it properly. If grown to perfection, this strain breaks down well for smoking and the outdoor grown strains usually cause fewer grievances for patients.
Helps with these Conditions
Fruity Pebbles is a good alternative medicine for relieving the symptoms of stress and anxiety. It has even been known to help patients with eating disorders. A recent study on mice has proven that adding cannabinoids to the food of formerly starved “anorexic” mice, helped them to regain normal weight quickly, whereas the control group of starved mice that was just fed with normal food never actually regained the lost weight.
Effects of Fruity Pebbles
Fruity Pebbles affects patients differently. For some, it creates a feeling of being in a daydream and can also cause them to feel slower and more forgetful. Strangely enough, for other patients, the exact opposite occurs and they feel more energetic than they did beforehand. The buzz lasts quite a long time, usually between 2 and 2.5 hours.
This type of strain really needs to be experimented with, as each individual seems to react so differently to it. If possible, find the outdoor grown strains, which seem to provide the best experience and be prepared to enjoy a smooth, fruity tasting marijuana.

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Deathstar OG is a powerful blend of old standbys Sour Diesel and Sensi Star. It’s an amazing hybrid offering great indica and sativa. Dank and sweet smelling, the mixture of flavor includes classic skunk and aromas that can’t be denied. It’s got an earthy taste and seems pretty pungent. While Deathstar might not be able to vaporize planets, vaporizing deathstar sends you into outer space.

With a distinctive buzz, Deathstar comes on slowly but surely. Effects are sleepier in nature, potent by design. Relaxed euphoria is one way to describe the buzz. It makes you forget all your troubles, kick back, and relax. That’s the indica influence. The sativa influence results in good mental focus even while under the influence.

Top positive effects of Deathstar include:

▪ Euphoria – Uplifting emotional high
▪ Happiness – Brings positive thoughts
▪ Relaxation – Kick back and chill
▪ Creativity – Think out of the box
▪ Comfort – Feels good, nice CBDs

Engineered by Ohio cannabis growers, Deathstar works great day or night. It keeps you up and moving while also calming nerves. Many users rate this at around 4.5 on a scale of 1-to-5, five being the best score.

Top medical properties of Deathstar include:

▪ Treating Insomnia
▪ Mitigating Muscle Spasms
▪ Eliminating Stress
▪ Treating Pain with Top CBD Value
▪ Relieving Nausea

Other medial uses for Deathstar include relieving symptoms of arthritis, ADD/ADHD, and fibromyalgia. Patients using this strain reported help with alleviating migraines and anxiety.

Users reporting slight negative aspects to their medicinal marijuana experience reported the strain could cause dry mouth and dry eyes to a degree. Users said they might get a little paranoid and in very rare cases become a little dizzy.

With its distinctive flavor and good working high, Deathstar combines the best of both sativa and indica worlds. It works especially well in vaporizers, which, not incidentally, are better for health than straight-up smoking. With such growing popularity, it can be a little tough to locate, but when you do, look out below. It will decimate your pain while keeping you focused and happy.

Bottom line, this hybrid provides a slow burning pathway to feeling good while feeling no pain. Be sure not to overdo it, however, or face the danger of couch lock. It’s chill and better than taking a pain pill. Tastes great, less filling, as they say. Pick up some Deathstar if you can and enjoy the buzz.

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Berry White cannabis is a strain of medical marijuana that is sometimes called White Berry or Blue Widow, which is dependent upon the manufacturer. It’s actually considered a cross between the White Widow and Indica (DJ Short’s Blueberry) strains. Exact genetics aren’t yet known for Berry White. This particular strain is considered Indica dominant and ranges approximately 65% Indica and 35% Sativa. It has a THC content of about 12.5%.

Attributes
The physical appearance of the bud depends on the quality and the grower. The buds of the Berry White strain have a very clear blue tint to the buds and have orange hairs interspersed between the leaves. In other forms of the strain, such as the ones known as White Berry, the buds are luscious green with a whitish crystal appearance that some users call a “sugar coating.” The strain got its name for its fruity smell at first, which turns into a more sour berry aroma on breakup of the buds.

Good and Bad Effects


The strong Sativa aspect of this strain produces quick euphoric results, with users only needing two or three hits to feel the result. Relaxation is an almost immediate effect. Some users have also reported increase creativity, imagination, and focus. However, as with the majority of cannabis strains, the negative side effects include those of dizziness, paranoia, anxiety, and dry mouth. With Berry White, there are less reports of negative side effects than positive.

Medical Uses

There are a variety of uses for the Berry White strain. Indications for this strain are very similar to those of other, more common strains, but the biggest difference is that of the increased euphoria, creativity, imagination, and focus that have been reported with Berry White. Some of the common conditions Berry White has been used for and proven successful for are:
• Depression
• Stress and anxiety disorders
• Decrease in appetite and/or increased nausea, as often seen in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy or radiation.
• Muscle spasms and nervous tics
• Mild pain. Those with severe pain have not reported beneficial results with this particular strain.
• Chronic migraines.

It’s notable that the top four conditions are what the Berry White strain are most useful at treating, especially with regards to cancer and chemotherapy.

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This multi-award winning strain has a strong flavor and great taste. Growing this strain can be done both indoors and outdoors. However, this strain of marijuana takes a week longer than the original species for budding and flowering. However, the flowering time is a week shorter than the Martian Mean Green strain. This strain has the strongest flavor with a hint of sweetness and robustness. Even after exhaling, the flavor retains and lasts for sometime.

Strain Characteristics:

This strain has better yield than other LA strains. It seems the yield is almost double than the original LA strain. LA Woman strain grows quicker than its sister strains. The shrub looks like a miniature Christmas tree with buds, elongated branches, and underlying foliage. This strain in fact grows like Indica plants with side branches and underlying foliage.

How to grow LA Woman Strain?

This strain can be grown outdoors or indoors. Just after planting LA Woman for 10 to 14 days, you will see a well-grown flowering plant in no time. As this strain is suitable for both outdoor and indoor conditions, it is easy to grow this plant. Follow a simple cultivation method and allow the plant to soak in mild sunlight. For indoor cultivation, you can use some plant growth nutrients, generally recommended for this strain. Many growers, however, consider pruning off the plant and cut away the large fan leaves after a month from flowering. This process helps the plant to grow adequately with more bud formation.

Medical Uses:

As this strain is very strong with incredible smell and strength, it is highly used in medical field. This strain has the capacity to pacify chronic pain, migraines, and vomiting, anorexia, inflammation, and muscle spasms. It is advisable to consult your physician before using this strain for any medical purposes. Inhaling the smoke of this strain offers a mixture of fruity and flowery note with a heavy intoxicating experience.

As this strain is very strong, it gives instant relief from severe pain. Some studies also claim that LA woman strain can be used for relieving chronic pain during chemotherapy. However, no medical evidence has been found to support this claim. When it comes to its taste, this strain has no taste, except some strong spicy and fruity note. However, the strain is strong enough to put you to sleep with its very narcotic like buzz. Those with insomnia may find this strain very helpful.

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