AK-47

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Cancer Survivor – Chronic Myeloid Leukemia
  • Looks ★★★☆☆
  • Smell ★★★★☆
  • Taste ★★★★☆
  • Potency ★★★★☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★☆☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
The strain was a light green nug with dark green leaves in it, it also had a crystallized appearance when I broke it open.

Please describe the smell:
The smell of the strain was great, smelled sweet and piney.

Please describe the taste:
The taste of the strain was great, a very pleasant sweet taste.

Please describe the high or buzz:
The high was very calming, relaxing but be careful this one doesn’t hit you right away. It creeps up on you when you least expect it.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
This strain helped my body aches, it made my body somewhat numb and pain free.

What was your method of consumption?
Bong/water pipe

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
The medical bennifits of this strain lasted a total of 2 hours maybe 2 and a half.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
The high lasted a good amount of time, maybe 2 hours .

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Yes I would!

Coyote – Fibromyalgia
  • Looks ★★★½☆
  • Smell ★★★☆☆
  • Taste ★★☆☆☆
  • Potency ★☆☆☆☆
  • Effectiveness ★★☆☆☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
The strain looked sparkly. It came as a nice tight green bud with brown angel hairs.

Please describe the smell:
The strain smelled fresh and mildly sweet. It smelled nice.

Please describe the taste:
The strain smoked with not much flavor and left a slight bitter after taste.

Please describe the high or buzz:
There was not much of a buzz off this strain. It was a very mellow slight high.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
The strain did not seem to effect my pain symptoms. It did help with my anxiety and depression. It did mildly help put me to sleep at night and in the early am when I usually use it.

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
The strain’s medical benefits lasted about 45 minutes.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
The strains high lasted about 30 minutes.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
The strain had a bitter after smoke. The strain was more difficult to burn- harder to set fire to.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
No

Devil Dez – Arthritis, lower back and hip pain
  • Looks ★★★★☆
  • Smell ★★★★½
  • Taste ★★★★½
  • Potency ★★★★★
  • Effectiveness ½☆☆☆☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
Nice tuant bud, with very beatiful colors of light/dark green with alot of orange.

Please describe the smell:
This is a very fruity smell, to me it smells very much like oranges or some other citrius fruit.

Please describe the taste:
Once again, nice taste off citrius flavor, and doesn’t leave a wierd aftertaste as some do.

Please describe the high or buzz:
The high was incredible. I felt really light and relaxed, and I don’t remember the last time that I felt that way.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
I didn’t feel any pain in my muscles or joints..so it worked really well.

What was your method of consumption?
Smoked

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
About 6 hours total, and that is great for my conditions.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
The HIGH was about 3-4 hours long, but I could still feel its effects for like another hour.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
I have no complaints about this strain, I find it very beneficial for my symptoms.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Definetly , with the highest recommendation.

Green Thumb – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Looks ★★★★☆
  • Smell ★★★★☆
  • Taste ★★½☆☆
  • Potency ★★★★½
  • Effectiveness ★★★★☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
There is a nice frosting all over the budd and it is covered in orange hairs.  I cracked open a budd and can see some crystals.  The budds are nice and dense if a little dry.

Please describe the smell:
Extremely pleasant sweet fruity smell.  If this were a piece of fruit I would take a bite.  There is a pine after scent too.

After grinding the marijuana smells much more of pine.

Please describe the taste:
I rolled up an orange zig-zag and went into my backyard to try this one out.  The smoke was very sour and thick.  The fruity smell did not translate into the taste at all.  The taste could be described as a sour pine.  It also numbed my tongue and throat a little.  I felt a ticklish stickiness all the way down into my lungs and it made me cough a little when I exhaled.

Please describe the high or buzz:
This was very potent and felt like an indica high, very intoxicating, very debilitating.  It made me feel slightly numb and tingly all over, especially my face.  I liked it but couldn’t do much beside be high for at least two or three hours after smoking.  Great stuff, just don’t use before doing anything important.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
Totally washed the stress of the day away.  This strain made me feel very calm.  It worked to keep me from stressing out but also was very intoxicating.  I would not use this strain during the day.  It kept me calm but made me silly and stupid.  Was great in the evening when I didn’t have to do anything but relax.

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
I felt the calming effects of this medication for near six hours.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
I was well and high for at least three hours.  I just became a couch potato and went duh?  I think I may have had too much.  This one made me feel stupid and a bit tired.  It had a strong euphoric feeling to it, even though it made me brainless.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
I coughed just about every time I hit this.  The smoke was very dense and sour, it made my tongue numb.

This strain made me feel kind of tired and discombobulated.

What was your method of consumption?
1 Orange zig-zag + 1 bic lighter (sample 3) = medicated

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Absolutely!  Use sparingly.  Very pleasant effects.  This strain made me feel very relaxed.

Jackwagon – End stage liver disease
  • Looks ★★★★☆
  • Smell ★★★★½
  • Taste ★★★★½
  • Potency ★★★★☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★★☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
mostly green with a swirl of orange hairs. small little tight nugs.

Please describe the smell:
it smells so sweet. some of the nicest ive smelled.

Please describe the taste:
this stuff tastes dynamite and has a fruity grape like taste. definitely locked my lungs. very strong

Please describe the high or buzz:
lhigh to me seemed mostly all head. very mellow and non stressed. hit early and hit hard. mellowed into a very good high.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
i was having bad stomach pains and cramps and nausea..took it right away.

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
im looking at about a couple hours then my stomach pain returned.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
its been 5 hours and i still feel buzzed. very long lasting.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
nasty cough from its strength. definitley one of those u dont wanna use in public.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
worked great relieving my stomach enough to get some food down. temporary relief of pain. nausea level was kept at check. good for the night time . very nice strain

JD – Type two diabetes
  • Looks ★★★★☆
  • Smell ★★★★½
  • Taste ★★★★½
  • Potency ★★★★☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★★☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
Tight little purple nugs

Please describe the smell:
Fruity pebbles

Please describe the taste:
Smooth & fruity

Please describe the high or buzz:
Good middle of the road. Good mind & body high

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
Made my shoulder pain go away

What was your method of consumption?
Water pipe

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
1 1/2 hours

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
2 1/2 hours

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Yes

Jess-has-MS – Multiple Sclerosis
  • Looks ★★★½☆
  • Smell ★★★★☆
  • Taste ★★★½☆
  • Potency ★★½☆☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★★☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
Loads of those little clear crystals, light (sage) green mostly with some larger, darker green leaves and plenty of brown trichomes.  A little less dry, more spongey, than some other strains.

Please describe the smell:
Pleasant bouquet, earthy, with a sweet citrusy (more lemon than orange) tone.  To me, this one smells almost nice enough to want to add it to a potpourri.

Please describe the taste:
A pleasant taste, too, not unpleasantly sharp or bitter.  Sort of a citrusy bit in this mellow taste, too.

Please describe the high or buzz:
A tiny bit of dizziness accompanied the Body High that I crave, so I gave this an “average” for “head buzz”.  However, the head buzz did not last more than a minute, while the Body High lasted hours.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
This was a good one for my neuro-pain and related insomnia.  After a couple inhalations, I began to get relief in my legs from the usual burning/tingling sensations.  Though I didn’t get sleepy, I did fall asleep at a decent hour and, aside from getting up to pee, got a good night’s sleep (no muscle jerking, etc. to keep me up).

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
At least a couple of hours, enough to calm my central nervous system for the night.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
A minute.

What was your method of consumption?
Vaporizer

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
None.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Yes – esp. if they seek a more pleasant tasting strain.

Jill – ADHD
  • Looks ★★★★½
  • Smell ★★★★½
  • Taste ★★★★☆
  • Potency –  ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★☆☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
Its a slightly darker shade of green with large orange hairs Boy is it dense! I received one nug that weighed 1.2 and was only about an inch long and the bottom was the size of a quarter.

Please describe the smell:
its sweet and delicious! it smelt like fruity pebbles!

Please describe the taste:
it tasted so fruity and sweet!

Please describe the high or buzz:
I was awake and talkative. It also had a nice head high.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
When I take my Ritalin it often curbs my appetite for up to 12 hours at a time. I like this strain because it gave me ‘the munchies’ and brought my appetite back so I could at regular intervals.

What was your method of consumption?
Pipe

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
about two hours,

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
About two hours as well.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
None

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Yes.

Mindhead – Severe Back Pain
  • Looks ★★★★½
  • Smell ★★★★½
  • Taste ★★★★½
  • Potency ★★★★½
  • Effectiveness ★★★★½

Please describe how the strain looked:
Large dense bud covered in an immense amount of red hairs.

Please describe the smell:
Strong smell with a slight floral note.  Very fragrant traditional smell.

Please describe the taste:
With strong yet mild taste you can tell this is going to be quite potent.  One of the better flavors in my opinion it tastes like candy.

Please describe the high or buzz:
Provided both an intense body high and a motivated feeling.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
Back pain was significantly reduced almost immediately after vaporizing.  I also had felt a migraine coming and this did away with my headache.

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
Approximately 5-6 hours

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
Approximately 4-5 hours

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
None

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Yes

Mitchy – Chronic arthritic pain
  • Looks ★★★☆☆
  • Smell ★★½☆☆
  • Taste ★½☆☆☆
  • Potency ★½☆☆☆
  • Effectiveness ☆☆☆☆☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
It seemed pretty much like the normal everyday stuff that’s around Santa Cruz. Nothing special, little tin budletts.-

Please describe the smell:
No real noteworthy aroma. Your “basic bud”.

Please describe the taste:
I didnt notice much of a taste, but this strain is very harsh. It hurt my throat and made me cough a lot.

Please describe the high or buzz:
Perhaps it’s just me, but I didn’t feel much of anything from this one.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
I noticed no difference in my symptoms from this particular strain.

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
I can’t say that I noticed any difference.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
Again, not feeling it. Would be very disappointed if I had purchased this strain.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
It really had a harsh affect on my throat, made me cough right away, not in a good way. My throat was sore for the rest of the day. I didn’t finish the trial sample. May save it for some baked goods.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Not so much, noticed no relief from my symptoms

Olga – Cartilage and ligament damage
  • Looks ★★★☆☆
  • Smell ★★★½☆
  • Taste ★★★★☆
  • Potency ★★★★½
  • Effectiveness ★★★½☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
Didn’t look overly impressive. Light green, nicely dense buds, with orange hairs and visible crystallization. It was appealing, but didn’t look like it was going to be very potent.

Please describe the smell:
It first smells like freshly picked wildflowers. A cut grass smell, mixed with sweet fragrant flowers like gardenia and lavender, and the very slight aroma of citrus and lemons. It wasn’t strong or offensive to the nose, it was very light but I could sit there smelling it for days. Its floral smell was very appealing.

Please describe the taste:
All the fragrance and floral smell did not translate into its taste. The flavor was very light, with much more citrus then flowers. It tasted almost like limes. It was just as light and appealing as the smell however. And was very enjoyable to smoke.

Please describe the high or buzz:
The initial hit was strong and I felt an immediate sensation around my brain stem near the base of my skull where it meets my neck. The second and third hits proved to increase that sensation and it carried into my head. It was light and uplifting, and brought a sense of euphoria. The hour that followed the other effects creeped on. My body felt limber, I went from laying around enjoying the initial mental buzz to running and playing in the sand with my dog.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
It aided my symptoms greatly. I felt a serious ability to move and jump around. I ran down on the beach on packed sand and even was able to run back! I had a cerebrally felt overall happiness and focus.

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
The initial effects were strong for two hours, and the 4 hours that followed carried the euphoria and limber joints with no head buzz. I really enjoyed the way it made my body feel. I felt unencumbered and like a kid again.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
The high lasted about two hours and slowly faded away. It was a very strong mental buzz, and really was a positive feeling.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
None. None at all, no coughing even.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Highly recommended. It is a great strain.

Shortcakes – Lupus and Fibromyalgiai
  • Looks ★★★½☆
  • Smell ★★★½☆
  • Taste ★★★½☆
  • Potency ★★★☆☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★½☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
I see a large tight bud of a medium green color covered with long dark orange hairs.

Please describe the smell:
I describe this smell as slightly sweet.

Please describe the taste:
Again the taste is slightly sweet.

Please describe the high or buzz:
The high was nice. I was able to focus.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
This strain relieved muscle pain and stiffness. A very effective sleep aid also.

What was your method of consumption?
pipe

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
Benefits lasted about three hours.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
The buzz lasted a little longer then three hours.

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
No undesired side effects.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
yes i would

SurferK – Sleep disorder, chronic pain, depression
  • Looks ★★★☆☆
  • Smell ★★★★½
  • Taste ★★½☆☆
  • Potency ★★½☆☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★½☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
Small bright green buds with many red hairs.

Please describe the smell:
Grapefruit and menthol essence.

Please describe the taste:
Wood essences without the pine. It has more of a Eucalyptus flavor and a slightly bitter aftertaste. I believe if a Chef knew how to make a medicinal throat lozenge with this strain it would make a wonderful naturally menthol tasting lozenge.

Please describe the high or buzz:
Happy!

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
Seemed to help numb the pain.

What was your method of consumption?
Smoke

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
1 hour

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
1 Hour

Please describe any undesired side effects you experienced from this strain:
Aftertaste is a little ashy and hot.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Yes

Water Goddess – Severe Menstrual Pain
  • Looks ★★★★☆
  • Smell ★★★☆☆
  • Taste ★★½☆☆
  • Potency ★★★★☆
  • Effectiveness ★★★★☆

Please describe how the strain looked:
This strain has lots of beautiful kief crystals & orange hairs, & is very dense.

Please describe the smell:
This herb smells really delicious!!

Please describe the taste:
I think most herb tastes pretty similar, & this one’s no different for me.

Please describe the high or buzz:
I felt instant stress relief, & gradual pain relief, & felt very relaxed and comfortable.

How did the strain work for your particular symptoms?
This strain worked exceptionally well to relieve both my menstrual cramping pain & my stress level.

What was your method of consumption?
water pipe

How long did the medical benefits of this strain last?
I felt pain & stress relief for the duration of my evening–maybe 3-4 hours.

How long did the high or buzz from this strain last?
I felt high for about 90 minutes or so.

Would you recommend this strain for others with similar medical conditions?
Yes!

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