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For those people who are in need of medical marijuana for the management of their condition, the options, flavors, types, and choices of pot are incredible when compared to what was available in past years. Not only has the strength and effects been changed, but the infusion of flavors has also changed the taste of this miracle herb. One of the more refreshing of the flavored pot is Tangerine Dream.

APPEARANCE
This refreshing strain of marijuana leaves the smoker with a citrus infused taste in their mouth, and a pleasant odor to the air of the room. The buds of this strain of plant are larger than others. They are also adorned with orange and red hairs, which are covered in THC. These red and orange hairs are spread throughout the very tight buds. This particular strain comes from the cross breeding of two different types of cannabis.

HISTORY
G-13 and Neville’s A-5 Haze are the parenting plants of this breeding. Once the resulting plant has been established, it is once again bred with a plant of the G-13 strain. This results in a citrus infused marijuana that is pleasing to not only the smoker, but the other people in the room as well. This cross breeding process results in a pleasing product that has a 25% THC content to offer the users of this medical marijuana selection. The strain that this variety of pot is derived from is a mixture of sativa and indica strains. The indica portion of this mix allows for relaxation and calmness. The sativa portion of the breeding gives the user a mental energy. This particular strain of medical marijuana is effective for a number of medical issues.

TREATMENTS
This citrus blend is successful in treating such things as anxiety, nausea, and depression. The G-13 portion of this breeding strain contains the citrus smell, and is considered the mother plant. This strain encourages the relaxation of the body. The Neville’s A-5 portion of this strain is responsible for the management and control of anxiety. This strain of sativa dominant plants is popular for use when breeding plants and it produces incredible new strains by breeders.

When it comes to anxiety, nausea, and depression, indulging in some Tangerine Dream is just what the medical marijuana doctor ordered. This delicious citrus strain of sativa and indica mixed parents will deliver just the combination you are looking for.

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SnowCap is a high to medium strain of marijuana that is of the sativa variety. Snow cap is a very dense kind of marijuana that has a light green appearance, citrusy taste, and it is commonly consumed as a treatment for anxiety and bipolar disorder.


Appearance

SnowCap is a very lightly colored strain that is kind of piney, and unlike other kinds of light colored strains it contains large number orange colored hairs. The hairs are also light in color, and they may even resemble peachy in color. SnowCap gets its name from the tons of crystals that evenly cover the outside of the buds. SnowCap is a very dense strain. A common problem with persons who purchase this strain is that a baggy of it may look like it contains far less that is actually in it. This should be remembered when smoking SnowCap as it may result in consuming more than one was intending to.

Taste

The dominate taste in SnowCap is the strong taste of lemons. This is followed up with a strong citrus taste that compliments it very well. SnowCap produces a strong pungent odor of marijuana that can also be tasted in one’s mouth. Many persons report that SnowCap has a taste that is commonly referred to as diesel in other strains.

Effects

The effects of SnowCap are very clear headed. It produces a strong uplifting feeling that makes it a great strain for persons who planning on using it during the daytime, or will be doing something active. It tends to not fog one’s head, and it allows for clear thinking. It also produces strong and equal feeling of being energetic, euphoric, and relaxed.

Medical benefits

The most prominent benefits of SnowCap are its ability to relieve stress and depression. This makes it a great strain for treating depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. Its ability to produce clear headed thinking makes it a great strain for persons who are suffering from ADHD alongside these other problem. SnowCap is able to relieve nausea, cramps, and pain as well. As a result, it is the perfect strain for persons who are suffering from PMS.

Negatives

The negative aspects of using SnowCap are very limited. It does cause persons to have dry eyes, and it may produce a little bit of dry mouth. It will generally not produce feelings of paranoia, anxiety, dizziness, or lethargy.

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The Harlequin strain is a sativa dominate strain that is considered to be about three quarter’s sativa. The strain is considered to be a very good strain for treating pain, and it is very popular along the west coast of the United State. The Harlequin is a very fluffy strain that greyish green in color and it has a large number of red hairs. It tends to have large numbers of very small crystals.


Taste

The overall taste of Harlequin is a combination of a very woody taste that is very close to dried bark and it also has a very rich earthy taste. The strong tastes are counter balanced with a very sweet taste. The Harlequin has a very light taste of marijuana itself, and it generally does not leave a long-lasting after taste.

Effects

The strongest effect of the Harlequin is an overall sense of being relaxed in both a mental and physical sense. Persons who take it report a very strong sense of happiness. It tends to make persons focused, and so it is the kind of strain that can be consumed during the daytime. However, it is not a very good strain for extreme forms of mental focus or vigorous activity. The uplifting and spiritual effects of this strain are very minor.

Duration

The duration of this strain is reported to be longer than other strains, and it tends to have a long tailed effect where persons may feel minor affects for hours after consuming the Harlequin strain.

Medical uses

The principle use of this strain is treating pain. This makes it a very commonly prescribed kind of medical marijuana. It is very good at treating pain and stress. The strain is able to offer minor treatment for depression, headaches, and nausea. The medical uses of this strain are treatment of pain disorders like arthritis, migraines, PMS, back injury, and other kinds of conditions that tend to cause pain. The minor affects towards depression makes it a decent strain for treating bipolar disorder, and it is very good at treating anxiety. The Harlequin is a good treatment for stomach problems.

Negative effects

The Harlequin does cause persons to have minor dry eyes and mouth. The other negative effects are principally the things that this strain is not particularly good at treating. This includes things like not being that effective at treating insomnia, low appetite, and lethargy.

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If you are wondering what you can expect from the Critical Mass strain, this is the place to be. Here you can learn what is great about it and how you can be sure to know you are getting the best medicine for yourself. Below is a great overview of the strain, so give it a read.

Critical Mass Roots

The Critical Mass strain has been created by a breeder called Mr. Nice Seed Bank. It is created by taking Skunk #1 and combining it with Afghani. The name comes from the production process, as the buds will reach a critical mass and may snap the branches since the buds are fairly heavy. This strain has a good amount of THC, clocking in at 19-22%.
Critical Mass Effects
Critical Mass has a nice flavor profile of an earthy, citrus, and pungent flavor. The way it makes people feel is uplifted, sleepy, relaxed, euphoric, and happy according to most that have used it. For medical purposes it helps mostly with pain and stress. There is some usage for insomnia and depression as well. The main negative quality for most is that is causes some dry mouth.

The reviews of this strain all seem to indicate that this is a very potent strain. It is said it can distort sounds, and that it lasts for over an hour. There are those that get a relaxed feeling, and a lot of the time people say it’s smooth when being used the first few times. Overall this strain has been positively reviewed, but it goes without saying that there are some that didn’t enjoy it.

Mainly people that dislike the strain think it’s too strong and can make them feel fairly uneasy. However, this kind of a review is few and far between when compared to the positive ones. The throat dryness seems to also be something that a lot of people don’t enjoy. There are different ways this can be grown, and that seems to have an effect on the user’s experience.

Now that you know what the Critical Mass strain is all about you can determine if it’s right for you. There are quite a few options out there, so if this doesn’t interest you there are many other choices. Get what you need and you’ll be able to know you have what helps you with your issues.

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Green Queen is a hybrid cannabis strain that results from crossbreeding the strains known as Green Crack and Space Queen. Its coloration features yellows and golden oranges which contrast with brilliant green buds that are both compact in size and laden with crystals. This particular strain is heavily focused toward the Sativa side of the Indica-Sativa balance, coming out at a hefty 70% Cannabis Sativa to only 30% Cannabis Indica. The sensory profile of Green Queen is that of the smell of dank earth and strongly affects the sweet and spicy taste buds, with hints of an herbal undertone that some users may liken to the flavor of tea.

Medical Uses of Green Queen

The medicinal applications of Green Queen leave it wonderful for coping with high levels of stress and/or excessive degrees of pain, though it also has a notable effect on fits of nausea, headaches, and depressive episodes.
When prescribed for medical issues, Green Queen is recommended for patients plagued with anxiety, gastrointestinal issues, shell shock, post-traumatic stress disorder, migraine headaches, and even premenstrual syndrome.

General Effects of Green Queen

Those that partake of Green Queen have been noted to experience an excellent sense of euphoria, with slightly less powerful sensations of happiness, inspiration, tranquility, and awe for life.

Drawbacks and Negatives of Green Queen

The leading negatives experienced by those that partake of Green Queen would be dry eyes, dry mouth, dizzy spells, headaches, and/or bouts of anxiety. These conditions are listed in order of most frequent occurrences to least frequent occurrences.

Other Notes about Green Queen

  • Green Queen is a very strong buzz that permeates the entire body and trickles up to the head. To that end, this particular strain is not recommended for newcomers to cannabis. No more than two uses are necessary for the strain to work its magic. However, the magic of this strain kicks in swiftly, within 5 to 10 minutes, and easily leads to the sensation known as “couch lock,” as well as a greatly stimulated appetite level.
  • Green Queen is especially useful to individuals that have a mountain of monotonous tasks ahead of them. Time seems to fly by after a single use, usually with that pile of work completed without really needing to pay attention.

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The Chiesel strain of medical marijuana is a Grade A hybrid that is potent for an hour or so after being consumed. Created by combining the DNA of United Kingdom Cheese and the popular New York City Diesel, this plant is incredibly popular for patients on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, in part because it makes excellent hashish material.

Physical Attributes

Chiesel buds are a dull green color with curls of orangish-red hairs covering them. The dense hairs are accompanied by very sticky crystals that cause them to readily stick to fingers when handled. The dense buds are perfect for smoking or vaporizing.
Chiesel Smells Like…

It has a unique aroma due to the parent buds. Smokers note the distinct odor of cheese, with some comparing it to aged parmesan. In addition, the contribution of Diesel gives is the scent of gasoline. The combination is quite pungent and, those less familiar with the various strains may think it smells more like a deceased skunk than either cheese or gas. Many that find the scent a bit overwhelming quickly forget as they feel the effects of the aromatic bud.

Chiesel Helps with…

The most common medical ailment that is relieved through this strain is stress. Those with anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder also benefit from this medicinal herb. It is effective against migraines and other forms of pain. Those with attention deficit disorder, including those with a hyperactivity component, can achieve greater focus with Chiesel. Gastrointestinal disorders and lack of appetite are moderately treated with it. It is less useful in the case of insomnia or severe depression.

Patients using this strain report that it dramatically improves mood, making them feel more joyful and creative. An increased sense of euphoria and energy levels make is easier for patients to cope with chronic pain or stress. However, it does not have the same “spacey” high as the parent plants, instead leaving people with a generally uplifted feeling.

Downsides

One of the most common complaints about this strain is that it causes an incredibly dry mouth. Due to this and the intense cough that can be brought on by consumption, wise patients keep a glass of water or other beverage nearby when smoking Chiesel. Eyes also become dry, making hydrating drops a necessity for many users.

This strain has been well-received by the public and is popular for individual and large group use.

Marijuana in general is bogus issue nowadays. It’s a plant. Perfectly natural and illegal. Doesn’t making something illegal that’s perfectly natural seem a bit, you know, unnatural?

But all politics aside, the strain of ‘Pandora’s Box’ has been brought to my attention. Medical marijuana is legal is certain situations and ‘Pandora’s’ box has become a prominent strain in the field. Bread by the Subcool of TGA from the strains of ‘Jack the Ripper’ and ‘Space Queen’, ‘Pandora’s’ has been used in treating certain cases of glaucoma, arthritis, nausea, and of course, depression.
Pandoras’s Box Attributes

The flavor is that of spice, pepper and skunk and the effect is highly potent. This strain, for the most part, has no limit as to how medicated you can get. Patients don’t seem to build a tolerance to ‘Pandora’s’ at all, as the buds are large, highly dense, and have a wispy orange pistil.

‘Pandora’s’ is 70% Sativa and 30% indica, and flowering time is typical 8-10 weeks. It can grow up to five feet and yields a heavy harvest when fully bloomed. Like the majority of strains, ‘Pandora’s’ can grown both indoors and outdoors in a fairly diivers setups.

Aside from case mentioned above, ‘Pandora’s Box’ has also assisted users with eye pressure, insomnia, muscle spasms, general pain, and stress.

For those seeking a more organized list of information:

Phenotypes: Large triangle shaped glass covered rock hard buds are all we see
Height: Wide and thick sweeping arms with weighted colas that need support after 50 days/medium
Yield: For a strain of this potency, it yields like crazy. Grows well indoors and outdoors in a variety of settings.
Best way to grow: Topped and bound / Vegged to a large bush
Harvest: 8-10 weeks
Sat/Ind: 70/30
Hybrid: ‘Jack the Ripper’ and ‘Space Queen’
High Type: Zooming, happy, grinning, anti- depressant.
Taste: In my opinion, the taste is a bit like NL5. However, it’s very industrial, with a bit of a citrus taste and an undertone of spice an hash.

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Blueberry Headband is a marijuana strain derived from the combination blueberry and a popular strain called Sour Kush. It is 75% Indica, meaning, it is derived mainly from seeds and plants that originated north or south of the equator. This an average THC composition in comparison to most other marijuana strains and encourages a calm and collective behavior pattern amount recipients and patients who partake of this strain.

The distinct blend of blueberry and the Sour Kush strain, gives the Blueberry Headband its bluish purple hue from the leaves and the bud exhibiting a frost gray overtone. This delicate balance give the user an immediate fruity blast from the blueberry and subdued by a hint of lemon.

While it is not hard to grow this strain indoors, its indica gene composition makes it quite difficult to find enough room to grow indoor. The stalk usually remains short (less than 3 feet), but the branches and leaves will double its length. Thus, it will create a huge plant that is easier tended outdoor.

The quality and effects created by Blueberry Headband make it popular in the medical marijuana field. Some of the positive effect derived from Blueberry Headband includes:
A controlled calming effect. Unlike some products that will overwhelm the senses, the Blueberry Headband will not. It will calm your mind, while giving it the opportunity to be creative and not lethargic.
Its usage still allows you to conduct your business. It will not turn you into a couch potato. You will remain active and get things done.
It keeps anxiety and nausea under check. This is another good reason why this strain is popular in the medical marijuana field. The ability to control anxiety and repel the need to throw up is greatly increased with Blueberry Headband.
The Blueberry strain creates a euphoric environment for the user. It lasts longer than any traditional medically endorsed marijuana. In other words, the careful blending to create this strain as placed the THC content at a level that keeps the user on a high for much longer.

Finally, the Blueberry Headband is said to provide an overall feeling of contentment and happiness for its users. For some, it even opens up a creative and artistic side to their personality. Overall, it is a pain killer that is highly requested by medical marijuana patients and all the other benefits are bonuses.

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