With Punxsutawney Phil declaring six more weeks of winter, there is no better time to hunker down indoors with a relaxing indica-dominant strain. As luck would have it, this week’s New Strains Alert is packed to the brim with indica dominance: Mud Bite, from our pals to the North, is an Alaskan bred strain steeped in local legend and mysterious (possibly Afghani) genetics. Bell Ringer goes deep on the pungent terpenes with a double dose of Chemdawg 91 and dash of Hindu Skunk and Stardawg. These strains and more make up our heavy and hungry horticultural harem of heady herbs. Snaps of nug and puff, puff pass the goodness to the left.
Wonder Kid by Khush Kush is another deep cross of varied indica-dominant genetics. Derived by breeding ((The White x Chemdawg 91) x (Pre 98 Bubba Kush x Chemdawh 91)) x Buffalo Bill, Wonder Kid expresses a varied terpene profile of hash, fuel, and coffee beans. The effects are predominantly sedative, but due to the strain’s generous trichome production (and subsequent THC content), Wonder Kid delivers a potent rush that melts off into the limbs, leaving the consumer hungry and relaxed. Utilize this strain to ignite appetite and mute minor aches and pains.
Blush by Gastown is a balanced hybrid strain with uplifting cerebral effects and relaxing physical attributes. This strain tends to symptoms of depression by elevating the consumer’s mood with an intense, smile-inducing euphoria. This smiley head-high slowly dissolves into the body, saddling the limbs with a calming weight that allows the consumer to relax and relinquish stressful thoughts. Enjoy Blush near the end of the day to maximize its stress relieving qualities.
There is a very little known about Mud Bite. This strain supposedly originated in Ketchikan, Alaska among an enclave of float houses. When the tide receded and the float houses sank, they came to rest on the cold, muddy seafloor, which was referred to as the Mud Bight. This 75% indica-dominant strain is possibility a long lost descendant of Afghani genetics transplanted in Alaska sometime in the early to mid 70’s.
Green Cheese is the hybrid cross of a Cheesephenotype and the ever-stimulating Green Crack. This strain has earthy cheese and herbaceous smells intermixed with Green Crack’s sweet and citrus notes. It is mentally and physically invigorating, offering an immediate mental punch that is driven by creative thoughts and a springy physical energy. Green Cheese helps elevate mood, but don’t plan on accomplishing much as this strain is a one-way ticket to the whimsical shores of La La Land.
Bell Ringer by Khush Kush is a heavyweight indica with a complex terpene profile. Khush Kush’s renowned one-two punch Bell Ringer is a combination of Hindu Skunk and Stardawg mixed with the original heavyweight, Pre-98 Bubba Kush. In true indica fashion, Bell Ringer will stimulate your appetite and knock you out. The effects are weighted and euphoric, relieving physical pain while saddling the consumer with the aforementioned “muchy mania.” Enjoy Bell Ringer and its acrid, astringent, petrol aroma later in the day to maximize the strain’s sedative qualities.
Vietnamese Bubba by Khush Kush is another Pre-98 Bubba Kush cross, but this time with a pleasant sativa-hybrid bent. By adding Vietnamese Black Haze to the famous and stable Bubba Kush, Khush Kush achieves a unique take on a classic. This strain offers talkative, happy effects while still mellowing physical discomfort and alleviating stress. The aroma and flavor are herbaceous and rich with notes of lemongrass, chocolate, wildflowers, and spice. This strain also exhibits beautiful purple foliage that speaks to its deep indica roots.
Tranquil Elephantizer: Remix by Bodhi Seeds is heavy, sensual indica strain built to please the body. Created by combining Ndnguy’s 1988 G13/Hash Plant (also known as Deadly G) and the rare Snow Lotus, Tranquil Elephantizer offers a pleasurable sensory experience combined with pleasant indica-dominant sedation. This strain has a pungent and herbaceous odor with just a hint of sweetness and spice. Its flavors are earthy and herbal, leaving notes of pepper and pine on the palate. Enjoy Tranquil Elephantizer to excite the body while mellowing the mood.