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A few weeks ago my girlfriend and I took a day-trip to Santa Cruz for a run along the coast (marathon training woooo!) and a little dispensary tour. Our first stop was CannaCruz Collective, a shop that completely blew me away with their super friendly staff, wide selection of top-shelf flowers, and amaaaazzzing in-house concentrates.
I specifically picked CannaCruz for the DJ Short Blueberry that I’d seen on their menu – I’ll post a video strain review soon – but ended up being distracted from other flowers by their selection of super terpy concentrates. Nearly all of their in-house extracts had the flower counterparts on the shelf, which made it really fun to go from smelling concentrates to the flower that produced it.
After some tough deliberation I left with three live resin flavors: Chiquita Banana, Slymer and Blueberry. Check out reviews of each live resin below.
I can’t remember exactly when I first tasted Obama Kush. What I do know is that once I exhaled that first hit, it became one of my favorite flavors of all-time. When I lived in Portland I always had a jar of Obama Kush stocked and within reach.
And while Obama Kush is plentiful in Portland, it’s actually quite hard to find in San Francisco (I’ve come across only one decent batch). So on a trip to Portland last weekend I made it a point to find a proper piece of this delicious strain. Lucky for me, Resin Ranchers had just dropped a batch of top-shelf Obama Kush at Farma, and I didn’t waste any time stopping by.
Check out the full Obama Kush Strain Review below.
Zkittlez (Grape Ape x Grapefruit x an unknown strain) is famous for its overwhelming fruity, candy-like smell and flavor. From 3rd Gen Fam + Terp Hogz in Northern California, it’s quickly become a sought-after strain since winning the 2015 Northern Cali High Times Cannabis Cup and the 2016 Emerald Cup. When I saw this hash rosin from Southern Humboldt Terp Farms I just had to give it a try.
Since moving to San Francisco I’ve found only a few growers who I trust to deliver the highest quality product on a consistent basis (a.k.a. every time) – Northern Emeralds is one of the few. I was first introduced to them through another of their staple strains, Titan OG – a heavy-hitting couch-locker – and then I came across their Sapphire OG, a cross of Titan OG x Pink Panties. The Sapphire Kush is an OG lovers dream from start to finish, and has quickly become one of my favorite OG flavors.
Check out the full Sapphire Kush strain review below.
Back in 2012 I fulfilled a lifelong dream of visiting Amsterdam. While on a solo trip through Europe, I spent three days power walking from coffeeshop to coffeeshop looking at as many strains as possible and picking up grams of only the best. I ended up smoking ~22 grams of herb and 2 grams of hash in those days + a space cake.