Ryan Riley

papaya strain

“Papaya, Good Medicine, Good Strain.”

Getting a good medicinal strain is not hard, as long as one takes the time to do a little research on the different strains available. One such strain, and one that works well for medicinal purposes is the Papaya Strain.

Superb Flavor

What really separates this strain from others is the soft, tropical flair from this bud. Sweet with a hint of fruit, it is comparable with whiskey scented pipe smoke. It doesn’t have as harsh a throat hit as others strains but still delivers good indica. It has an almost peppery background but doesn’t overwhelm. Organic grown produces the best flavor and hydro lacks a lot of flavor and subtle hints of the tropical fruit.

Superb Results

Papaya has a relaxing and lethargic effect, great for nighttime use. It has a full body sensation which benefits a complete healing experience. Also, this strain is great for letting the daily stress roll away as you become absorbed in the world around you. Perfect for watching a movie or just taking in some music appreciation.

Excellent Growing Characteristics

Papaya is a soil based grow. It can be done in hydro and the yield is about 20-25 percent more but lacks the robust flavors and tends to be on the harsh side. Flowers in about 50-65 days and has a comparably quick grow but requires a little more attention than other strains. Papaya is also a low grow meaning no height issues. It gives a good yield with up to 450 grams. While it is soil grow, it is best indoors where the conditions can be kept stable and predictable. The best harvest period is October.

The Papaya strain is relatively easy to grow and maintain, gives a good yield and is perfect for medical use. Most people have a mental calmness with this strain but some have reported it making them energetic and productive. Typically, it does have a glazed eye effect with the potential for couch lock. Overall, it produces a wellness effect and is perfect for chronic pain, anxiety, muscle spasms and stress. For medicinal users looking for a pure and potent smoke, Papaya Strain delivers that and more.

Photo credit: Cannabis Culture / Foter / CC BY

The Blue Moonshine strain of medical cannabis is from a family that matures quickly for fast harvesting and possesses a potency that rivals the yield produced by plants that take twice as long to fully develop. Supposedly named for a dream had by its creator, Blue Moonshine is touted for its unique taste and powerful effects.

Look, Smell, and Taste

A bushy plant of short stature, Blue Moonshine has broad, dark leaves and produces sticky buds. The distinct look of the plant extends to its taste. The flavor and smell of the plant can be described as “fruity” with a touch of a medicinal smell. The taste and smell captures notes of blueberry, accounting for the fruitiness.

Blue Moonshine produces heavy smoke, but the plant as a whole is quite tasty and can be used for any number of marijuana recipes with pleasing results.

Effects

  • Long lasting buzz
  • Stimulates the appetite
  • Produces a sense of euphoria and well-being

Blue Moonshine has a reputation for a long lasting high that is potent. Euphoric responses include laughter and feelings of being at peace with the world. An excellent appetite stimulant, Blue Moonshine can be extremely helpful to patients needed this benefit.

Relaxation and sedation are among its strongest effects. Blue Moonshine can cause deep relaxation and alleviate stress for several hours, depending on the intake.

Uses

  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea

Blue Moonshine’s sedative effects help calm the mind, making this an ideal strain for relieving anxiety and depression. The uplifting mood effect also helps with depressive symptoms. Pain can be dulled, which is especially useful for people suffering from chronic bouts of pain of the pain associated with chemo.

In fact, Blue Moonshine can alleviate most symptoms caused by chemotherapy, including nausea and loss of appetite. Due to its long lasting effects, the drug can give sufferers a much needed reprieve and the sedative effects will allow for rest.

Drawbacks

Among the few drawbacks of this strain would be its tendency to produce heavy smoke. This can lead to coughing even by veteran smokers. However, it is common for users to say the benefits make the smoke worth it.

Blue Moonshine has been designed to make lives easier from the side effects of medical issues. A strain could not be more perfectly engineered toward that goal.

Photo credit: tfrank8176 / Foter / CC BY-ND

Animal Cookies is a hybrid, Indica leaning marijuana that is remarkably potent. Animal Cookies come in all sorts of size and shape; the cookies are renowned for their strong flavor and deep aroma. The cookies general appear dense with buds covered in a layer of thick milky trichomes with golden and yellow hairs. This marijuana strain was previously only available as a clone but after intensive research, it is now available for purchase in seed forms thanks to companies like BCbuddepot.com. Beyond its numerous medical uses, Animal Cookies is also used in a couple of other applications including acupuncture and massage therapy.

Some facts about Animal Cookies
• Strain name: Animal Cookies
• Genotype: Hybrid of 50 percent Indica and 50 percent Sativa
• Flowering type: Photoperiod
• Flavor: Cherry Cookies taste
• Medial uses: depression, anxiety and appetite

The Plant
Animal Cookies Marijuana takes between 9 and 10 weeks to flower when it is cultivated indoors. The plant is typically stronger in structure and grows moderately faster than other commonly used strains of marijuana. The leaves of this plant typically grow into dark green teardrop shape. Animal Cookie is especially sensitive to pH just like the other strains of Girl Scout Cookies.

Taste and Smell
Once Animal Cookies is out of the bag, it smells like brute lemon fuel, but once it is fragmented into smaller pieces, it brings out a sweet smell similar to that of animal crackers. The buds of this plant have an earthly smell and taste that is compounded with a bit of sweet tartness and sour aromatic taste that hides under its heavy full body effects. The flower takes sometime before igniting even when dried, because it contains a huge volume of resin. However, once it is lighted and exhaled, it brings forth a numbing taste of rubber and hot asphalt that feels like some kind of citrus or berry fruit.

Uses and Side Effects 
This potent medicine is perfect for curing mild symptoms, back pain, insomnia, ADHD, ADD and muscles pain. Animal Cookies is also known to make its users happy and generally euphoric. This medical marijuana is not recommended for use by inexperienced patients or anyone looking for part-time quick fix relieve. Whenever this medical marijuana is used, proper planning is essential because of the medicines potency factor. Although there aren’t many side-effects associated with Animal Cookies, some of the notable effects include dry mouth and dry eyes.

Photo credit: eggrole / Foter / CC BY

Being the cross of a male Dixie Crystal and Sagarmatha Seeds’ Stonehedge mother, this strain of medical marijuana is considered to be grade A in the marijuana medical industry. The sample I received as a part of my treatment was of an average density with uniform green and pale orange hairs and tall trichomes. The edges were swelled and calyxes were bubbly giving the sample a high bud to leaf ratio.

Attributes of Ingrid

When it came to density, it had the best trich head size and coverage as well. The trichomes comprised of around 10 percent amber which indicated the perfect harvest timing. However, the aroma was uninspiring and had a pungent smell to it. It was strange and unbearable at first compared to other strains that I have tried so far. The weird flavor, especially when the sample is in pre-grind state gives a far greater spike than expected. Further, grinding the sample makes it even more stronger giving it an acidic odor but unique texture. Luckily, the taste is completely different from the appearance and smell. It is herby, palatable and somewhat comparable to sandalwood flavor. And the room is left with a menthol-like fragrance after a while producing no cough or bitterness later on.

User Experience
This strain produces a nearly dizzy effect as soon as it enters the head and other organs, lowering the eyes and raising the warmth of the body. Once the initial experience subsides, the excellent relaxation sets in thereafter urging the body to stretch and yawn in the process. It makes you stay that way for a good 3 hours or even more if you are trying it for the first time.

Overall, the medicinal traits of Ingrid strain include pain relief, tension relief, relaxations, ocula relief and sleep aid as well. There are hundreds of strains that produce similar effect but this strain by far is one of the best product for a long-lasting effect. Add to that the best trich coverage and medicinal benefits of the sample. My new favorite strain produces the type of discomfort that is nowhere found in other products, and it is relaxing both physically and mentally. Just 0.3g for novice patients and the drug will put them into an inordinate state during the onset. In addition, its efficacy is the reason behind its highest score as the effect preserves its state for a complete 3 hours without depleting the energy.

Photo credit: Stay Faded Photography / Foter / CC BY-ND

The medical marijuana strain known as Cataract Kush, is from a hybrid plant formed by combining two other popular plants, L.A. Confidential and O.G. Kush. The plants take from 8 to 9 weeks to flower and boast a medium to high yield at harvest. This Indica dominant strain has an earthy smell common among the Kush plants. The Indica strain has been proven to be highly adaptable through a variety of gardening and climate conditions, though they seem to prefer cooler climate instead of a hotter one. They are also slower than other types of plants when it comes to their initial growth.

Its medical benefits have been seen in a large number of ailments.
These can include:
-Insomnia and other sleep disorders
-Eating Disorders
-Chronic pain
-Arthritis
-Chronic stress

The Cataract Kush strain contains a layer of crystals that give it a dark grayish hue, instead of the typical green. The Cataract Kush has also been suggested to not be intended for use by new or relatively light marijuana users. It is intended for those who have a specific need for its unique long term effects to manage pain or other health concerns.

Cataract Kush is said to have the effect of becoming most potent after about 10 minutes of initial dose and to increase slightly over a longer period of time than some other strains. This increased time of potency allows those with the most severe health needs to feel its effects over a longer period of time than some other strains previously used. The long term effects of this strain are what make it increasingly beneficial for aid in sleeping issues. It is also known to increase appetite and may have added and long term benefits for those with severe stress or anxiety issues.

 Cataract Kush is a great option for medical vaporizers allowing its users to get the most benefits from the marijuana. This could add to increased relief of symptoms and decrease the amount of time patients are dealing with pain or other chronic conditions.

Like any medicine used to treat a variety of health concerns,  Cataract Kush has some seemingly mild side effects reported. These can include mild headache and dizziness as well as dry eyes and mouth often associated with smoking the substance. These side effects were relatively mild, not reported by all users and are not likely to increase or cause additional health concerns or implications.

Photo credit: Symic / Foter / CC BY

Through scientific, as well as technological break throughs in the creation of medical marijuana, a vast array of options have been made to meet a variety of needs. The advances allow patients to be more comfortable as well as to assist in mind and body issues.

Ace Of Spades Strain
This strain of cannabis is a relatively new product created by TGA Subcool Seeds. It is a mixture between Black Cherry Soda and Jack the Ripper. It tends to share both of the parents benefits, but is generally considered an Indica form of marijuana.

Benefits To Patients
The Ace of Spades form of cannabis has a vast array of benefits for the body and mind of those who use it. After the initial hit patients have reported an almost giddy feeling, with extreme happiness and euphoria. After the original trip the Indica base comes into play and creates a immense feeling of relaxation and comfort. Making this form of weed an excellent option for patients sufferering from depression, insomnia, muscles spasms, as well as stress. Individuals have also stated that use of Ace of Spades has enabled them to take on challenging projects that they previously were overwhelmed by, as well as providing comfort mentally and physically when dealing with pain or discomfort.

Components
This form of cannabis boasts the sweet and sour components provided by the parent plants which are lemony and berry in taste. It reportedly has a lemony undertone with earthy and bright flavors. The smoke is extremely smooth and relaxing for patients, and is said to be a very easy weed to smoke. The effects are almost immediate with the Indica relaxation coming after the original trip.

The Ace of Spades strain of cannabis is a very potent and high grade variety, whose immediate effects ensure patients have instant relief. The enjoyable flavors as well as its’ ability to allow patients to relax within the mind as well as body almost instantaneously make this form of weed an excellent option for those suffering from extreme stress, muscles discomfort, insomnia, as well as a varity of other issues.

Photo credit: tanjila / Foter / CC BY

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.

Photo credit: eggrole / Foter / CC BY

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.

Photo credit: eggrole / Foter / CC BY

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.

Photo credit: Dank Depot / Foter / CC BY

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.

Photo credit: Symic / Foter / CC BY