Dutch Treat is an Amsterdam staple, an indica-dominant hybrid with a 20:80 sativa/indica ratio. The strain’s limited sativa genetics produce a near-instant head rush, followed by a numbing body high somewhere short of couch-lock. Dutch Treat has THC levels reaching 18-25%, so it’s strong but not aggressively so. It smells like eucalyptus and has a sweet, earthy pine flavor. The head high is intensely euphoric and upbeat, while the body high is deeply relaxed. Dutch Treat works well on anxiety and pain, and it’s also helpful with insomnia. This strain is recommended for ADHD, PTSD, migraines, and arthritis. Adverse effects include dry mouth and red eyes. Outside Holland, Dutch Treat is most popular in the Pacific Northwest and the Southwest United States. It’s a descendant of Northern Lights, a famed indica; skunk, a potent hybrid; and Haze, one of the most popular sativas of all time. That mixed but esteemed heritage makes Dutch Treat a fun, effective treatment for both mental and physical suffering.
Pink Phenom is a Sativa dominant hybrid with very little known origins. We saw huge potential in the smell/flavor package, which reminded us of some of our favorite fruity Hazes. The effects were definitely Sativa-dominant, with a familiar Haze-influenced dream-like effect and some moderate muscle and mental relaxation. We sort of vacillated between active and sedative states, making the medical uses once again a little confusing and varied. We see this as a late daytime type of med for patients who want to retain functionality and energy but can still use a mental vacation. About 5 minutes following the start of the review session, the typically Sativa onset of a buzzing body and changes in head/eye/face pressure set the tone for the majority of the experience. Our heads felt light and floaty, even a little disoriented or dizzy at times, while our bodies were lightly energized, buzzing strongly in the upper legs, forearms, and ears. A familiar Haze-influenced “sensory blanket” seemed to have us a little bit duller and slower than normal in a variety of mental processes, though the mood elevation it provided made us not particularly care. As it moved on, our bodies became more relaxed and it moved into the standard Sativa comedown, where the couch is more attractive than movement… this state seemed to go away and come back several times over the final 1.5 hours.
Platinum Blackberry is a rare indica dominant hybrid strain created through crossing the infamous Platinum OG Kush with the delicious Blackberry Kush strain. This bud brings on an insanely delicious flavor and gorgeous appearance all wrapped up with a potent heavy high. Platinum Blackberry has a sweet fruity berry flavor accented by hints of savory diesel and spices on each exhale. The aroma is of fresh berries and spicy dank with a pungent earthy overtone that can fill a room with its stench. Platinum Blackberry buds have lumpy dense popcorn-shaped dark olive green nugs with amber hairs and a coating of frosty white crystal trichomes. The Platinum Blackberry high will hit you in both mind and body, pulling you into a state of lifted sedation that lasts for hours on end before you finally fall asleep. You’ll feel a tingly onset in the back of your head before it takes ahold of you in your entirety, pulling you down into relaxed sedation. These effects in combination with its super high THC level give Platinum Blackberry an edge in treating conditions such as insomnia, migraines or headaches, hyperactivity, mood swings, and chronic stress.
Cherry Punch is a popular strain thanks to its reputation as a great hybrid that provides mild to moderate effects that are appropriate for daytime consumption. Their bright green flowers do take off fast, giving many consumers that telltale pressure behind the eyes that’s usually an indicator of a strong sativa buzz to come. The immediate effects are active and mentally alert, but can border on antsy for some. This feeling tends to smooth into a more focused state that allows for normal activities and may even help you tackle that to-do list or next creative project. The genetics of this strain are dependent on which version you get, but a popular variant is a cross between a California indica (most likely with some Skunk lineage) and a Hawaiian sativa that was created by breeders at Barney’s Farms. Cherry Punch’s flowers will have a musky, berry aroma and a mild but similar flavor.
Northern Lights is a very popular Pure Indica strain descended from Afghani Landrace strains. THC levels can reach 16-21%. A couple hits of this pure indica and users will experience powerful body effects, an upbeat mix of euphoria and physical relaxation. Northern Lights is a highly useful medical strain, effective at treating anxiety, pain, and insomnia, as well as lack of appetite. This strain has a sweet, earthy flavor with hints of citrus. Northern Lights is most popular on the West Coast and are desired by many patients in North America.