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Top 5 Strains of 2012: #1 91 Hollywood Pure Kush

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Name: 91 Hollywood Pure Kush

Dispensary: Medical Marijuana Relief Clinic (Sherman Oaks)

Grade: A+

Type: Mostly Indica 

Lineage: A unique cut of Pure Kush grown in Hollywood.

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

Looks: Large, dense, tightly trimmed nugsLight and dark green buds with a few orange hairs. Drenched in trichomes. One of my nugs from this batch weighed out to an eighth. Perfectly manicured, dank and extremely sticky. My fingers were sticking together after handling the buds.

Smell: Pine, fuel, sweet citrus, menthol and a hint of lemon lime. 

Taste: Piney and citrusy with a touch of fuel and lemon-lime. Smooth vapor with moderate lung expansion.

Buzz:Relaxing with an incredible euphoric high. Clear headed, clean, social and happy. The body buzz is functional and comfortable. Good for anytime in the afternoon through later in the evening.

Summary: Still my favorite strain and it’s hard to see this changing any time soon. The looks, taste and smell are always on point, but the high is what makes this the top dog. It’s a special, blissful experience.

Top 5 Strains of 2012 #2 91 Malibu Fire OG Kush

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Name: 91 Malibu Fire OG Kush

Dispensary: Medical Marijuana Relief Clinic (Sherman Oaks)

Grade: A+

Type: Mostly Indica 

Lineage: Unique phenotype of Fire OG Kush

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

Looks: Chunky, tightly trimmed nugs. Light and dark green buds with peach colored hairs and golden hued trichome coverage. Dank, perfectly cured nugs.

Smell: Deep pine, citrus and fuel. Heavy pine-fuel OG stank.

Taste: A rich, piney and musty flavor. Hearty and smooth vapor with heavy lung expansion.

Buzz: Heavy, soothing buzz. Clear headed, highly sedating and euphoric. It made my eyes red and droopy and helped put me to sleep. Great for late in the evening and perfect for bedtime. 

Summary: My favorite cut of OG Kush. An amazing looking strain with a smell and taste I crave. The buzz is among my favorite of any strain; happy and sleepy. This is my top choice for bedtime.

Top 5 Strains of 2012: #3 Wicked Legendary Pure Kush

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Name: Wicked Legendary Pure Kush

Dispensary: Medical Marijuana Relief Clinic (Sherman Oaks)

Grade: A+

Type: Mostly Indica 

Lineage: Legendary Pure Kush #1 crossed with 05 West Hollywood Wicked Pure Kush. 

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

Looks: Compact tightly trimmed nugs. Medium green buds with a few peach colored hairs. Caked in trichomes.

Smell: Pine, fuel, sweet citrus and menthol. Strong pine-fuel stank with a hint of lime.

Taste: A piney flavor with hints of lime-cereal and menthol. Intense taste that lingered after vaporizing. Smooth vapor with heavy lung expansion.

Buzz: Heavy euphoric high. Clear headed, uplifting, relaxing and mood enhancing. The buzz came on very strong at the onset, but it settled in nicely and didn’t lock me to the couch. Best for the evening.

Summary: A better version of one of my favorite strains of all time, Wicked Legendary Pure Kush is about as good as it gets. The buzz is noticeably stronger than Legendary Pure Kush and the smell and flavor is significantly more pronounced and intense. I picked up a lime flavor that was difficult to notice in the past. 

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.

Top 5 Strains of 2012: #5 Maliblu Dream

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Name: Maliblu Dream

Dispensary: Medical Marijuana Relief Clinic (Sherman Oaks)

Grade: A/A+

Type: Hybrid (about 70% Sativa, 30% Indica)

Lineage: Blueberry crossed with Haze

Price: $20/gram, $50/8th, $100/ quarter, $200 half ounce

Looks: Compact, light and spongy nugs. Bright green nugs crawling with light orange hairs and golden hued trichome coverage. Dank and sticky.

Smell: Sweet, creamy and grassy. Smells like sweet haze, exactly how good Blue Dream should. 

Taste: A candied sweet and creamy blueberry flavor similar to the smell. Smooth vapor with moderate lung expansion.

Buzz: Soaring, euphoric high. Clear headed, creative, relaxing and uplifting. The body buzz was light and allowed me to function. Best for wake and bake or during the day. Great for outdoor activities.

Summary: The best version of my favorite Sativa. The smell and taste are nice and sweet. The high is extremely enjoyable and perfect for during the day.