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Originally bred by Paradise Seeds in the early 90’s then improved at the turn of the century Dragon is a 75% strain of sativa mixed with 25% indica. This strain is a hybrid of Skunk and Durban and originates from Africa.

Dutch Dragon is a strain of medical marijuana that consistently receives high consumer ratings. It is said to have very pleasant citrus flavors with consumers likening it to everything from blood oranges and tangerines to subtle lemon lime notes. Users describe the taste and smell as sweet to mildly sour.

Effects of Dutch Dragon

Creativity is a word often used to describe the high from Dutch Dragon. Many users say the high is clear and long lasting. Expect to be filled with desires for music or other forms of creative expression as well as an appetite for pleasure. The relaxation felt from this strain usually begins a couple of hours after the initial high.

Expect to feel:
• Creative
• Euphoric (Fits of giggles are not uncommon)
• Happy
• De-stressed
• Relaxed

Medical Usage

With a moderately high THC content, 15% to 20%, Dutch Dragon is said to benefit those who suffer from migraines, fibromyalgia, anxiety, and stomach issues. Relief from anxiety, depression, fatigue, inflammation, pain and stress are also a highly prized benefit of this strain.

Potential Side-Effects

Side effects are minimal with headaches and dry mouth topping the list of complaints. There are also concerns from some users about slight dizziness, slight paranoia, and some issues with dry eyes. Consuming higher doses may lead to increased potential for side effects. Always be aware that people are individuals and medical cannabis can and will affect different people differently. You should experiment for yourself before making any assumptions.

When to Enjoy

Although this strain provides a clean, long-lasting high that could be used any time throughout the day, many people will enjoy using the Dragon after work. It should be helpful in relieving stress from the workplace, calming anxiety that has built over the day, and helping with any inflammation, pain, or soreness that has built up over the course of the day. Particularly if you are new to the Dragon you may find it aids in relaxation and helps with falling asleep.


If you are looking for a crisp, clean high that is long lasting and allows you to remain uplifted and creative Dutch Dragon should be one of your top contenders. It’s a potent smoke that can help with a wide variety of ailments while side effects appear to be minimal for most users.

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Critical Kush is an indica-focused strain from Barney’s Farm and is the result of crossbreeding the popular strains of Critical Mass and OG Kush. This particular strain offers a pleasant bouquet of earth, pine wood, and spice as it releases a calm aura into the user’s body and mind. As an indica-heavy strain, Critical Kush is heavily laden with THC. Anyone looking to cultivate this strain will need to wait for roughly two months before it completely flowers with a lot of crystals and very densely arranged buds, leading to a relatively high yield.

Medicinal Uses of Critical Kush

Critical Kush is an excellent means of treating any level of insomnia, and offers only a slightly-less potent effect on any sensations of pain or extreme tension riddling the user. This particular strain also has a moderately positive effect on encouraging an appetite and in relaxing any sort of muscle spasms. Critical Kush can be prescribed for the treatment and relief of a patient that suffers from anxiety, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, migraine headaches, fibromyalgia, and/or gastrointestinal issues.

General Effects of Critical Kush

The most noticeable effect that users experience upon the partaking of this particular strain is an overwhelming sense of relaxed calm and inner peace. While all of Critical Kush’s effects such as a creative surge, drowsiness, happiness, and elation, are quite prevalent among users, the relaxation is definitely the strongest of them all.

Drawbacks and Negatives of Critical Kush

Although there is the rare occurrence of headaches or fits of paranoia, the most likely drawbacks of consuming Critical Kush are dryness of the mouth and/or of the eyes, although some users may experience temporary bouts of dizziness.

Other Information Regarding Critical Kush

Although some may be detect a chemical or medicinal smell from this strain or the odd taste akin to pickles, the effects of Critical Kush occur relatively quickly after consumption. This is a great strain for when you need to relax and grab some sleep when your mind just can’t stop working overtime. However, those looking to partake of this strain through smoking or vaping should be aware that its airborne form has a rather strong potency and beginners may need to work themselves up to its strength.
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The ever increasing acceptance and adoption of medical marijuana has led many to seek out different strains to try and alleviate the various medical ailments and their associated symptoms. One of the strains that has been shown to be effective for medicinal purposes is the Hempstar Strain.

The taste is also important, as one wants something that is pleasing and effective. Hempstar Strain is one that has a good mix between a smoked earthy taste and a slight bit of sweetness. This makes Hempstar pleasing in terms of taste and when coupled with the symptom solving properties of this strain; it truly makes this one of the most requested and sought after strains.

Some of the most common medical conditions treated and relieved through the use of Hempstar include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Asthma
  • Migraines (chronic)
  • Pain (bone, joint, muscular)
  • Bipolar disorders
  • ADD / ADHD
  • Nausea (chronic or intermittent)
The way that Hempstar is able to successfully help with these, and other medical concerns, is through the natural properties associated with it. There are very distinct benefits of suing Hempstar. Thus, those who try and then subsequently use Hempstar for medical treatment purposes often find that they experience some relief where traditional medications and treatment have failed them in the past.

It is quite common and an almost immediate reaction for one to start feeling better almost right after using Hempstar. This is perhaps one of the true reasons why people ask for this strain by name. The most common feelings and effects of Hempstar include more energy, feelings of a euphoric nature, better focus and concentration, clarity, pain relief, mood elevation and general feelings of overall happiness and well being. It is a prime option for those that have been suffering through those types of medical ailments where one becomes depressed, weak or even dismayed due to pain.

Hempstar is a top choice for those that want the best out there for their needs. It can bring about relief in many ways and means; helping those who have suffered far too long to finally live a richer, fuller and happier life once again.

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If you’re in need of a strain that helps you function, and like the smell of skunks (more on that later) you may find Shipwreck Strain useful for your medical needs.

Shipwreck is a sativa hybrid of Trainwreck and Mothership. Mothership is a hard to find strain, and Shipwreck itself is difficult to locate in dispensaries. It is very hard to find in the Northeast, Southern, and Mid-Atlantic states. It is more commonly found in parts of Michigan, Nevada, and Oregon (Shipwreck is in fact a native of Oregon). This is a low yield strain, doing poorly when grown out of doors.

This strain has a peppery sweet taste, and a strong, “skunky” odor. Users report consuming Shipwreck produces feelings of happiness and even euphoria. Some users even report sexual arousal after consuming it. It produces an energized, creative effect. Using it generally results in a strong “body buzz”. However, a minor side effect of using this product is tiredness when the buzz wears off, to the point where the user can fall asleep. This may not be the product for users who have to stay focused and alert for extended periods of time. It seems to work best as a daytime medication. Other effects include dizziness, dry eyes, and dry mouths. In rare cases, users reported headaches and paranoia.

Despite these last mentioned negative effects, users have found Shipwreck to be useful in the treatment of migraines, anxiety, PTSDhypertension, and bipolar disorder. It has been useful in enhancing appetite and suppressing nausea.

Shipwreck has a low THC content, meaning it won’t provide effective relief for severe pain. While this strain is not commonly used in treating arthritis, some patients have found relief with it in relieving inflammation and joint pain.

For users suffering from moderate pain, nausea, and anxiety issues, Shipwreck may be helpful, especially if it’s necessary to remain functional while using it. But because the tolerance threshold is so high, this is a strain that should be consumed cautiously at first, until effects are known.

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Burmese Kush is a wonderful hybrid strain, which has many positive attributes and effects. In addition to a sweet taste and a gentle, euphoric buzz, the effects of this plant can be useful in combating many common physical and mental ailments. Users will note this strain has an earthy, piney smell. The plant is deep green, and typically stays small, which makes it possible to grow it both indoors and outside. The sea of green method is useful for growing this plant outdoors, since it rarely grows higher than three feet, and has minimal branching.

Known for its lingering, sweet pine flavor, Burmese Kush is well-regarded. The flavor is distinctive, but generally liked by its users. Many people enjoy the sweetness of this plant compared to the earthier, skunky, flavor of other types of cannabis. This strain was created by TH Seeds who bred their OG Kush with a strain from Burma. With 60% Indica and 40% Sativa, Burmese Kush was designed to offer the best of both worlds.

Users agree that the effects of this strain are praise-worthy. The high created by Burmese Kush is a creeper. The buzz creates feelings of euphoria which grow into a pleasant, clear, cerebral calm. Users feel an increasing body high, as well, which can lead to deep relaxation. As well as the common side-effects of dry mouth and hunger, Burmese Kush also may cause paranoia, headaches and dizziness in certain users.

One of the most common uses for this strain is the treatment of anxiety. The happy, calming buzz can help users with depression, tension, stress and other mental anxiety issues. Aside from the head high, Burmese Kush can be used for tension in muscles, body pain, and nausea. It is best to use this strain in the evening, after a user is in for the night, because it is not recommended to drive or attempt anything active after enjoying this plant.

The best use of Burmese Kush may be its medical implications. This strain can help those with stomach disorders that cause nausea and/or loss of appetite, as well as those who suffer from migraines, and chronic pain disorders. It can help cancer patients with many side effects of treatment. Those who deal with insomnia, or low-quality sleep can also be positively impacted by the calming body buzz of Burmese Kush.

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Excellent Cross

Kushberry strain marijuana is popular with both newbie smokers and with people who consider themselves connoisseurs of the plant. The name implies that there are berries in the strain’s genetics. Yes, there are blueberries in this particular strain, giving off a certain fruity aftertaste that seems to have become very popular.

Kushberry plants are very sturdy and strong. The yield tends to be very good and this also makes the plant a favorite among growers. The strength of Kushberry has been determined to be a very high grade and useful for those with medical needs. The potency has proven to be useful for those with stomach issues and general pain associated with joint problems or other health conditions.

This plant flowers for 8 – 9 weeks and the yield is around 400-500 g/m² which makes it a top pick for growers. Kushberry is light green in color with a flavor described as ‘exotic’ and ‘fruity’ by most people. In fact, it is sometimes referred to as Blueberry Kush. Kushberry, or Kush, will grow well indoors or out. This is another reason that it is so very popular. Aside from being easy to grow, it is potent and tastes pleasant.

Why Is It So Good?

This strain is a genetic cross between Oregon’s Blueberry strains and California’s OG Kush. Kushberry has been said to have incredible strength and ability to dull all pain and create a sense of euphoria with users. Kushberry is 70% Indica and 30% Sativa. OG Kush is known for elevating the mood and effecting the mental and emotional state. Blueberry is known for the pain relieving and muscle relaxation that is so very important for medical use. Those with medical issues such as MS or Fibromyalgia can reap the benefits of Kushberry. Similarly, it also works well for those prescribed medical use marijuana for ADD or ADHD.

Many medical marijuana users do not like the taste and for that reason, various types of crosses have been attempted to create more pleasing varieties. Kushberry ranks at the top of the list for new users because it has a very good aroma and flavor compared to other varieties.

DNA Genetics, who created Kushberry, suggests using organic soil for optimum growth and yield. Seeds are available so that this variety can be grown yourself. Please refer to local and state laws in regards to growing personal medical use marijuana. Each state varies.

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Raskal OG is a strain that comes from the strains San Fernando Valley OG Kush and Fire Kush. This strain was originally bred by Cali Connection. The THC levels for this strain can range from about 17-18%. This strain is a hybrid and has more indica dominant qualities to it.

Raskal OG is a lighter green in color with a few darker patches of green seen in the nugs, it is also covered in frosty looking, as well as amber colored trichomes and very kiefy. The nugs are super sticky and dense but usually soft when broken apart. The buds have a typical OG smell to them which is a heavy piney smell with undertones of sweetness, not too dank. When broken apart the buds have piney/skunky yet fruity smell to them. When lit, the smoke has a piney/lemony taste and smell to it. Some also report a slight diesel taste or smell to it as well. The smoke is thick, so be prepared to cough with this strain.

This strain can be used to help patients relieve pain, muscle spasms, loss of appetite, stress, and depression. This strain can also leave the user feeling awake and energetic. The negatives patients may experience are dry mouth, dry eyes, and possibly fatigue or a headache. Some users report couch lock and a strong munchie feeling as well. This strain is reported to make patients feel uplifted, creative, relaxed, euphoric, and happy. Users have also reported that Raskal OG is a strain that can be consumed for every day use. It is reported by users that the comedown leaves them feeling tired and a little hazy until they are completely sober.

The high from Raskal OG can usually last between an hour and a half up to three hours, depending on how much you smoke. This strain may be too heavy for first time or light smokers.

The seeds for this strain can be grown either indoor or outdoor however an indoor hydro set up may work best for this bud. Flowering can take about 40-60 days with the Raskal OG strain.

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If Khalifa Kush were a canine, its place in the American Kennel Club would be assured. It has an impressive pedigree. This strain is a hybrid that was produced by “breeding” OG strains specifically for rap artist Wiz Khalifa. Supposedly only Khalifa has access to this particular strain, but others who have sampled it says that it is quite similar in aroma to OG Kush with a distinctive citrusy/evergreen scent and a smooth, sweet taste.

Khalifa Kush has been praised by users for making them feel happy (to the point of euphoria) and relaxed, while allowing to them to remain focused. While those attributes make this strain a good choice for users who need to remain functional and perform tasks, there are some side effects. The ones most commonly reported were dry eyes and mouths and dizziness. More minor effects reported by some users were “spaciness” and a tendency to be “giggly”. Overall sensations reported by users were ones of energy and relaxation, all at the same time. It appears that this strain is better for daytime use. Users did not report the same good results when consuming it as a nighttime medication, although some claim to have gotten good results using it to treat insomnia. Effects of consumption seem to last a couple of hours.

Khalifa Kush has been used most frequently to treat anxiety, ADD/ADHD, arthritis, cancer, and migraines.

Arthritis users in particular felt that use of this strain relieved pain in joints and assisted with mobility. Cancer patients also reported good results as a pain treatment, and it appears to be effective in treating the pain of severe migraines.
ADD/HD sufferers say this strain’s strong “cerebral buzz” allowed them to stay focused and complete assignments. Conversely, stress and anxiety sufferers said Kalifa Kush relaxed them to the point that in the words of one user, “I didn’t know where I was and I didn’t care”.

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