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By Russ Hudson, September 11, 2014 2 Marijuana Strain Reviews

A finely crafted cannabis strain, Silvia’s Blue is actually phenotype #1 of LA Blue. However, Silvia’s Blue is much stronger and longer lasting than LA Blue, making it a better candidate for various medicinal uses. This strain is a hybrid consisting of Blue Dream, LA Confidential and Chocolope, with some major differences between this phenotype and the one I wrote about earlier in 2014 in this strain review. Despite a considerable time spent in development, the newness of this strain means that it is exceedingly rare, so if you find yourself suddenly able to acquire Silvia’s Blue, you should count yourself lucky. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, September 8, 2014 2 Marijuana News

An undercover policeman sat in the hallway of the Dragon cannabis club in Barcelona recently, posing as a tourist. When a legitimate member of the club, who for the sake of this article we’ll call “Mr. Dean,” entered the hallway and pressed the intercom button for admittance to the interior of the club, the “tourist” suddenly stood up, identified himself as a police officer and proceeded to question, badger and threaten Mr. Dean, eventually telling him that Dragon was being shut down and that he would need to go to a different club. This is just part of the continued crackdown on cannabis clubs in Barcelona. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, August 24, 2014 3 Marijuana News

“Give us your weed.” Those were the firm words of Barcelona police officers directed at two men who had just left one of the city’s now-infamous cannabis clubs this week. The men, one of whom is a Spanish resident and legitimate member of a local club, had just acquired a small amount of marijuana from a cannabis club near Las Ramblas. As they turned the corner and headed home, two plain-clothes police detectives flashed their badges and ordered the men to…Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, August 16, 2014 28 Marijuana News

The now-famous Barcelona cannabis club is being bludgeoned to death by the city’s council and lawmakers. In the last few days at least 49 cannabis clubs in Barcelona have been closed, and some have been shuttered forcefully by police after authorities encountered resistance from club owners. Armed with the political and practical upper hand, the latest round of attacks by authorities appears to be the beginning of the end for Barcelona’s cannabis clubs. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, July 27, 2014 2 Marijuana Strain Reviews

The Twitter marijuana strain is a hard-hitting new cannabis strain developed in sunny California, although I cannot figure out why it is named after the social media site. The twitter weed strain is extremely potent and easily puts you to sleep, while I have an idea in my head of the social media giant as a twitching, tremulous little creature that cannot sit still; they are opposite concepts. Regardless of the story behind the namesake, Twitter is the strongest cannabis I’ve had in a while and the high lasts for more than 3 hours for veteran tokers, earning it a full 5 Star rating. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, July 1, 2014 15 Marijuana News

Barcelona’s cannabis clubs have been under intense scrutiny and pressure by city administrators and police during the month of June, 2014. Clubs have been raided, staff and board members arrested and imprisoned and members have been harassed and ticketed in some cases. Several clubs have been closed permanently by Spanish police. Fortunately, many cannabis clubs in Barcelona have survived this onslaught, but according to some, this will only be a temporary reprieve. Next year, if some administrators have their way, the clubs will be shuttered. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, June 20, 2014 2 Marijuana Strain Reviews

Jack Herer 3 is a Sativa-dominant hybrid cannabis strain based on genetic stock developed by my friends at Sensi Seeds in Amsterdam. This version of Jack Herer 3 was grown by a collective in California, and they did a smashing job of it too, as this weed is a superior, well-rounded example of what a good hybrid should be like. Other than XXX (of which I could not acquire enough to conduct a review, damn it!), Jack Herer 3 is the best strain that I have tried in 2014, with the exception of one seriously disappointing factor. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, June 1, 2014 11 Marijuana Strain Reviews

The Platinum OG strain is an Indica dominant hybrid that was bred primarily using Master Kush and OG Kush. Platinum OG is the first Kush strain that I have rated at 5 stars, as most of the other types of this infamous plant just don’t impress me that much. But Platinum OG is different and delivers a potent high replete with a unique flavor and scent profile that sets it apart soundly from other Kush varieties. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Sophie Green, May 31, 2014 136 Cannabis Club Reviews

La Mesa cannabis club is located on Carrer del Rec, in the Borne district of Barcelona. As one of Barcelona’s finest cannabis social clubs, La Mesa encourages its members to hang out, relax, meet other people, work, share ideas and promote initiatives as entrepreneurs instead of just as quick in-and-out smoker’s club customers. Producing extremely high-quality premium cannabis for both medical and recreational purposes, La Mesa categorically lives up to its slogan; “Smoking Hot Since 2012.” The club is hot and so is the pot; check out this review and see what they’ve got. 😉 Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, May 26, 2014 2 Cannabis Club Reviews

Euflora at 401 16th Street Mall in Denver is quite possibly the best dispensary in Denver. Euflora is Colorado’s largest recreational cannabis store, but this has nothing to do with my opinion that the club is the best dispensary in Denver – I’d think this even if the shop was crammed into a few dozen square feet. Instead, it’s the staff, the marijuana products selection, the comprehensive level of cannabis information provided and the sheer aesthetic beauty of Euflora that sets it apart as Denver’s top dispensary. After checking out this review, you might just have to go see for yourself. Read Full Dispensary Review Here

By Russ Hudson, May 25, 2014 5 Marijuana Strain Reviews

The Sour Diesel strain holds a legendary status among many Cannabis Connoisseurs, although it’s not one of my favorites personally. Sour Diesel is moderately potent and fairly long lasting but without the fanfare of taste and aroma offered by similar strains like NYC Diesel. However, Sour Diesel provides some unique effects that make it an excellent candidate for some medical uses, and ultimately the strain is pretty stony at high doses – even for veterans. This Sour Diesel strain review is for the type grown and produced by La Conte’s Clone Bar & Dispensary in Denver, Colorado. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, May 18, 2014 151 Marijuana News

Barcelona coffee shops are private by law; they are quite different than Amsterdam’s coffee shops or Denver’s dispensaries. I get several hundred emails each month from people asking questions about the coffee shops in Barcelona, and it’s obvious that there is a lot of misinformation out there. If you’re looking to get a membership at a coffee shop in Barcelona, it’s important that you understand that you will be held to a higher standard as a member. Therefore, you should commit these study points to memory so that – if you do become a member of a Barcelona coffee shop – you’ll be a valuable new member and not just a selfish turd that only cares about getting high. Read Full Story Here

By Russ Hudson, May 17, 2014 1 Marijuana Strain Reviews

The Blue Dream marijuana strain has been extremely popular during 2013 and 2014. In fact, my weed connection in the States has used it to create a couple of entirely new cannabis strains including LA Blue and Blue Caramel Dream. I picked up a 1/4 ounce of Blue Dream and at first wasn’t overly happy about it as I am not fond of Sativas, and Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid (supposedly; who knows what this particular phenotype consists of). However, I actually enjoyed this strain immensely despite some mildly unpleasant effects, and think that it can serve some excellent therapeutic purposes for the right individuals. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Russ Hudson, May 13, 2014 2 Cannabis Club Reviews

This Denver dispensary review is for MMJ America at 2042 Arapahoe Street in Denver. I visited this dispensary during the week of 4/20 and the High Times Cannabis Cup, and I have to say of the many dispensaries I reviewed, MMJ America is one of just a couple I would return to regularly if I lived in the area. Offering both recreational and medical marijuana users virtually everything they could need to stay medicated and relaxed, MMJ America is a professional but completely chill Denver dispensary. Read Full Dispensary Review Here

By Russ Hudson, May 8, 2014 4 Cannabis Club Reviews

LaConte’s Clone Bar and Dispensary on Washington Street in Denver is one of the city’s best dispensaries. Serving both medical and recreational users, LaConte’s offers premium cannabis clones, high-grade flower and a good selection of edibles, goodies and accessories. Located at 5194 N. Washington Street not far from the Denver Mart, LaConte’s is generally a quieter location to visit than many of Denver’s other more centrally-located dispensaries. Dank weed, knowledgeable staff and a beautifully crafted and decorated environment awaits those who visit this outstanding 5 Star Denver dispensary. Read Full Dispensary Review Here

By Russ Hudson, May 5, 2014 0 Cannabis Club Reviews

This Denver Dispensary Review is for Lodo Wellness Center located at 1617 Wazee Street in downtown Denver, Colorado. The first in a series of reviews of Denver dispensaries, Lodo Wellness Center sets itself apart from most other dispensaries in the city because they encourage you to hang out and relax instead of just being a quick in-and-out weed shop. Offering excellent strains, edibles and other cannabis products to both medical patients and recreational users, Lodo Wellness Center is one of the most comprehensive and chilled-out dispensaries in Denver. Read Full Dispensary Review Here

By Russ Hudson, April 28, 2014 4 Marijuana Strain Reviews

The Girl Scout Cookies marijuana strain is a hybrid based primarily on an unknown strain crossed with Durban Poison and Kush. I acquired some Girl Scout Cookies from my connection in the Northeast, but I happen to know that he has it shipped in every week from California. So it’s possible that the GSC I’m smoking is the real deal. A 5 star cannabis strain, Girl Scout Cookies gets me super high for long periods of time, but it isn’t much to write about in the way of taste, aroma or even appearance. We’ll call it an entry level 5 star strain. Read Full Strain Review

By Russ Hudson, April 27, 2014 6 Marijuana News

The 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup in Denver fell on the fabled stoner’s holiday, 4/20. Tens of thousands of cannabis enthusiasts flocked to the Mile High City that week, and if you tried to buy some weed at a Denver dispensary you’d know they were there; long lines snaked out the door and down the sidewalk at many retail weed shops in the days before the Cup. Many shops were unprepared for the influx, although ultimately it seemed to me that there was more than enough weed for everyone.

I attended both days of the event and had an awesome time – there was so much to do that I missed out on quite a lot. However, I did manage to get a little more than 100 good photographs of the people, businesses and organizations behind the 2014 High Times Cannabis Cup, and I’m happy to share them with you here.

By Russ Hudson, March 31, 2014 4 Marijuana Strain Reviews

This review is for the Deep Chunk strain – one of the most popular cannabis strains for more than 40 years. I’ve seen Deep Chunk on various weed menus in Amsterdam and Barcelona, but I never tried it until now. I acquired this particular strain in the state of Maine in the U.S., so I was quite surprised and pleased to learn that it was available in such a backwoods region. Deep Chunk is the first 5 star marijuana strain that I’ve had since arriving back in the United States this winter, so it’s been an awesome experience to be able to get my hands on this. Read Full Strain Review Here

By Ellie Robichaud, March 25, 2014 25 Cannabis Club Reviews

One look inside La Mente cannabis club of Barcelona is all it takes to realize it is not your average stoner den. The room is bathed in light and happy smokers chat loudly to each other over the house music. Truthfully, this is the kind of spot I have been looking for in Barcelona; an upbeat place to hang out for an hour or two to do some writing away from my apartment; a happy contrast from the heavily wood-paneled cafés of the city. The fact that the LaMente cannabis social club hosts a good variety of marijuana strains and plenty of electrical sockets is a major added bonus. Read Full Club Review Here