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Top 5 Strains of 2012: #4 Platinum Bubba Kush

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Name: Platinum Bubba Kush

Dispensary: Green Works SD

Grade: A/A+

Type: Mostly Indica

Lineage: Unknown. A variation of Bubba Kush.

Price: $20/gram, $55/8th, $110/ quarter, $210 half ounce /$350 ounce 

Looks: Chunky, dumpling sized, big nugs. Light green and purple buds with bright orange hairs and heavy trichome coverage. Leafy and light. Brittle nugs that were dank and sticky when pulled apart.

Smell: Musty, woodsy and minty with hints of sweet spice. Recognizable Kush scent.

Taste: A musty, minty flavor similar to the smell. Smooth, tasty vapor with moderate lung expansion.

Buzz: Relaxed happy buzz. Clear headed, euphoric and moderately sedating. Put me in a great mood and gave me the munchies. Numbing sensations were noticeable around my neck and face. Good for the late evening and bedtime.

Summary: The best version of Bubba Kush to emerge this year. Beautiful buds with a fantastic taste and a really pleasant buzz.

Sour OG Kush Strain Review

Name: Sour OG Kush

Dispensary: Green Works SD

Grade: B+

Type: Hybrid (About 60% Sativa, 40% Indica)

Lineage: Sour Diesel crossed with OG Kush.

Price: $20/gram, $55/8th, $110/ quarter, $210 half ounce /$350 ounce 

Looks: Dense, chunky nugs. Mostly dark green buds covered in orange hairs. Brittle to the touch, but stickier when broken apart.

Smell: Pine, citrus, fuel and funk. The scent was slightly grassy and a little sour. Smelled a bit closer to Sour Diesel than OG Kush.

Taste: A piney, musty and funky flavor. It tasted like a pinier Sour Diesel. Smooth vapor with heavy lung expansion.

Buzz: Relaxed, but energized stone. Spacey, mildly euphoric and slightly racy with a comfortable body buzz. Didn’t lock me to the couch. Best for the afternoon and early evening.

Summary: An interesting hybrid that leaned a little closer to Sour Diesel than OG Kush. I prefer the effects of OG Kush to Sour Diesel; this batch was a little too racy for my taste.

Sour OG Kush. See my full review here.

Skywalker Strain Review

Name: Skywalker

Dispensary: Green Works SD

Grade: B+

Type: Mostly Indica 

Lineage: Blueberry crossed with Mazar.

Price: $20/gram, $55/8th, $110/ quarter, $210 half ounce /$350 ounce 

Looks: Spiky, chunky and dense nugs. Purple and green buds with blueish hues, tons of brown hairs and moderate trichome coverage. Brittle and hard to the touch.

Smell: Fruity, sweet and earthy. The scent is reminiscent of blueberries.

Taste: A sweet and fruity flavor very similar to the smell. Smooth vapor with moderate lung expansion.

Buzz: Relaxed euphoric high. Clear headed, creative and cerebral. The body buzz was comforting, but not couch lock-y. Functional and not overpowering. Good for the afternoon or early evening.

Summary: A sweet tasting strain with a pleasant high. Not the heaviest hitter, but enjoyable nonetheless.

Skywalker.