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The History of Kush

 

OG Kush is believed to have been first cultivated in Florida in the early 90s, but it was brought to Los Angeles in 1996 – which is when the strain’s popularity really began to take off. Some disagree with this narrative, claiming that OG Kush originated from a single seed found in a bag of exceptional herb at a Grateful Dead show in the 1990s.

 

The origins of OG Kush are far from settled, but there’s even been debate over what the “OG” name stands for. Some insist that it’s short for “Original Gangster,” while others claim that this West Coast favorite’s initials stand for “Ocean Grown.” In one apocryphal story, someone complimented the original grower by saying that the buds tasted mountain grown, to which they replied: “this was Ocean Grown.”

 

Effects of Kush Strains

 

Hindu Kush - Cannabis Indica

 

No matter what the name means, OG Kush has been carefully bred by cannabis enthusiasts for its balanced physical/mental effects. Some Kush varieties lean strongly indica (like Bubba Kush, for example). Other Kush phenotypes produce more sativa-dominant effects, including a rush of euphoria. Still, other phenotypes of OG Kush deliver more balanced effects typical of a hybrid. Some people believe that the same strain can even produce different effects among various users.

 

As it goes with many origin stories, we may never know the true history or genetics of OG Kush. But we do know that we love this strain for its piney smell, its hashy taste, and its powerful effects. Some consumers choose OG Kush varieties to tackle stress, anxiety, and pain. Certain Kush varieties that lean heavy on the indica side may also lead to drowsiness, making indica-dominant Kush varieties a great choice for anyone struggling with insomnia.

 

7 Kush Strains Delivered to Your Door

 

Want to try OG Kush but don’t know where to begin? Here are some of the top Kush strains, available for delivery in the LA area from Nugg Club! These Kush phenotypes are sure to meet your needs, no matter what effects you’re seeking:

 

1. OG Kush (Eighth Brother) – OG Kush is the classic Kush strain here in California. Some consumers swear that OG Kush complements any activity or mood, whether you want to be social with friends, go for a hike, recover from pain/discomfort, or ease into a good night’s sleep.

2. Royal Kush (Eighth Brother) – Royal Kush is distinct from the genetics of OG Kush; this strain is actually the product of an Afghani indica and the hybrid Skunk #1 (not Chemdawg). However, much like the classic OG Kush, consumers can expect an onset of euphoria followed by a powerful, relaxing body high.

3. Source OG – Classic OG Kush and SFV OG are the proud parents of this strain, Source OG. Expect notes of citrus mixed in with the traditional OG pine smell and slightly more indica-dominant effects from Source OG.

4. OG Kush (CaliGold) – Expect the familiar taste and effects that you love from this classic California OG Kush. OG Kush offers physical relaxation without putting you to sleep, making this strain perfect for any endeavor.

5. Sunset OG (Old Pal Flower) – Not much is known about this strain’s origins. Based on the name, some believe it to be a cross of Sunset Sherbet and an undisclosed OG strain. Expect indica-dominant effects that will knock out stress, anxiety, and physical pain.

6. OG Kush (Humboldt) – Another classic OG Kush, this version hails from Humboldt County in Northern California, one of the cannabis capitals of the world. This OG offers spicy, piney smells and balanced indica-dominant effects. Perfect for just about any activity, any time of day!

7. Doc’s OG (Erba) – This Kush strain is the child of the indica-dominant hybrid Face Off OG and the powerful indica Rare Dankness #1. Overall, Doc’s OG leans towards the indica end of the spectrum. Fans of Doc’s OG turn to this strain for its ability to relax the mind and the body. Doc’s OG delivers a muscle-relaxing physical high that’s great for treating pain, muscle spasms, and physical discomfort, all while crushing any stress you might be feeling. This strain is best saved for a pre-bedtime treat as it may put you to sleep shortly after consumption.

 

Still not sure where to start? Chat live with a Nugg Club cannabis concierge who can answer your questions and help you pick the strain that’s right for you.

 


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  • Level Remedy 3:1 CBD:THC Pax Pod (2019 Review)

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    The Remedy 3:1 CBD:THC, a new offering from Level, will speak to all you CBD-lovers (with deep pockets). Level is a company known for its excellence in preserving the full quality of the original cannabis plant across its product line. This brand’s dedication, especially to top-notch terpene profiles, is heartening to see in a blooming recreational industry that says it’s all about terpenes but often resorts to adding terpenes from ordinary sources (like lemon rinds) into the final product. For me, this is definitely cheating and a reason why I like Level so much: I trust their process because they tell consumers about it.

     

    For example, the San Francisco-based company uses steam distillation to extract the terpenes up front, and then puts those puppies on ice and adds them in at the end of the distillation process. This way the terpenes, which are known for the fickle instability, have the best odds at shining bright in the final product. I’m a big fan of this method, and given that Level also sources its raw material from small, organic farms, you’ve got a surefire winner in your hand when you buy anything from Level. And no, I’m not paid to endorse them! I’ve just tried several of their products and think they’re the real deal. Now, let’s dive into the specifics.

     

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    Packaging, Labeling & Product Design

     

    Just like every other Pax pod I’ve purchased, this Level Remedy pod is packaged in the same way: a small, recyclable, white box with a minimalistic design. This one has a tamper-proof sticker that keeps the box closed. Level used their “branding space” at the bottom of the box wisely, featuring bright, neon green colors to command my attention and stand out from the other Pax pods on the shelf. Inside the box, there is child-proof, hard plastic holder with a window, keeping your pod safe and easily viewed.

     

    Maximizing the available box space, Level provided a date for when it was made, packaged, and when it expires. They also list percentages of the major cannabinoids (THC 24.5%, CBD 64.7%, THCA ND, CBDa 0.33%, CBG 2.49%, and CBN 0.55%. It also says “Blue Dream” on the back. I’ve never come across the Blue Dream strain that’s rich in CBD, but I’m assuming those are just the cannabis-derived terps they’ve introduced into the oil. They’ve labeled that their cannabis was harvested by Sunkissed Farms with a note on what effects to expect: “A mild high, helps ease pain and promotes rest.”

     

    Although there is a batch number, there’s no sign or source of lab testing for harmful contaminants. There isn’t a list of ingredients or any indication of the extraction method. Aside from those missing Items, a profile of the major terpenes involved would be nice to see. Since this company takes such deliberate steps to honor the integrity of its terpenes, they know what aromatic oils can be found in this cartridge.

     

    Quality, Ease of Use

     

    While I don’t love plastic cartridges, these Pax pods are made with food-grade plastic and utilize a dual wick and dual airflow – they’re of exceptional quality. Leak resistant, the Remedy 3:1 CBD:THC cartridge is able to maintain its temperature with precision, down to the single degree!

     

    I do enjoy the taste, but it tastes nothing like Blue Dream (the strain they have labeled). I would say it has more of a skunky, sweet n’ sour taste. That sweet n’ sour note is pretty familiar in the case of CBD-rich strains like ACDC or Sour Tsunami.

     

    This oil works really well set on a low temperature; you’ll get a minimal cloud and a smooth hit. If you amp it to a mid-range temp, you may find it to be a little harsh – but you’ll be rewarded with a thick cloud of vapor. Inside the cartridge, the oil is completely see-through and amber in color. I notice that the oil is fairly thick from the air bubble caught in it – I’m happy.

     

    Because it’s a Pax pod, this Level cartridge is incredibly easy to use when you have the Pax Era battery. You just pop it in the top. If you don’t have the proprietary battery, it’ll be pretty hard to puff on this.

     

    Potency, Effectiveness, Affordability

     

    This Remedy 3:1 hit me right off of the bat! The box says this product promotes rest, so I tried this baby out while getting ready for bed after a long day. I melted right into my mattress. I was initially having some trouble digesting my dinner, but the high CBD content settled my rumbling gut in no time. The THC hit me too, but led to a relaxing vibe without amping me up; I fell asleep with no problems. Level is always exacting their scientific blends of distilled cannabis and steam distilled cannabis terpenoids, so you can be sure the oil will be the same every time. Because it’s in a Pax pod, you can count on consistency there as well – a winning combination!

     

    For roughly $67, this is steep for a half gram of oil. If I bought the same oil housed in the classic 510-threaded cartridge, from the same shop, it would have been $17 cheaper. The Pax is pretty cool, but for me to rationalize spending an extra $17 bucks to use it doesn’t make sense for my budget.

     

    Nugg Score: How the Nugg Team Rates This Product

     

    Packaging: 4.5/5

    • A small, white box with a minimalistic design; bonus points for sustainability
    • Eye-catching, well-made, and secure packaging.

     

    Labeling: 4/5

    • I like that Level tells me what to expect: “A mild high, helps ease pain and promotes rest.”
    • Solid amount of information with just a few missing elements (no sign or source of testing, no major terpenes involved).

     

    Cartridge Quality: 4.5/5

    • Made from plastic, which we usually penalize for, but the food-grade plastic is leak resistant and durable.
    • Consistent airflow; organic cotton wicks

     

    Taste: 3/5

    • Enjoyable taste, but nothing like the strain they have labeled (Blue Dream).
    • Skunky sweet n’ sour taste indicative of CBD-rich strains (think Sour Tsunami or AC/CD).
    • I like the smooth flavor, but I was expecting something else.

     

    Vapor Quality: 4/5

    • Minimal cloud; oil works the best on a low temperature.
    • Harsher hits on mid-range temps but thicker vapor clouds.
    • Produces an optimal, smooth draw with no sacrifices in the potency department.

     

    Oil Quality: 5/5

    • Excellent oil quality.
    • Completely see-through, amber in color.

     

    Ease of Use: 3/5

    • Super easy if you have a Pax battery, but impossible to use if you don’t.

     

    Effectiveness: 5/5

    • Both powerfully relieving and gentle.
    • Offers a mild high for consumers who don’t want to feel a significant head change.

     

    Consistency: 5/5

    • Level’s commitment to ensuring potency and Pax’s design excellence make for a winning combination!

     

    Affordability: 2.5/5

    • At $67 for a half gram of oil, this is not cheap.
    • I can get the same oil in a classic 510-threaded cartridge (from the same dispensary) for $17 less.

     

    Overall: 4.1

    If it weren’t for the high price tag, I’d be going back to Level’s Remedy 3:1 CBD: THC Pax pod again and again. I’d turn people towards other Level products for budgetary reasons – and the good news is, many of them are of the same high quality and exact same 3:1 CBD:THC oil as the Remedy Pax pod. Overall, this is an excellent choice for those seeking to reduce inflammation and quiet generalized or acute anxiety.

     


    If Level’s Remedy 3:1 Pax Pod sounds enticing, click here and enter your address to find out if Nugg Club can deliver to your doorstep! 

     

     

  • Guide to Choosing the Right Edible When Buying Online

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    Buying an edible online can be difficult. Unless you have prior experience with the product, you are operating a rather high level of uncertainty when making your purchase. Aside from reviews, you’re largely left with going off your gut assumption.

     

    In fairness, the same can be said about many dispensary experiences as well. While you may come across an edible as an add-on, you’re otherwise guessing on how good the product will actually be.

     

    That said, there are tell-tale signs that you can use online and in the store to determine which edible is the right to buy for you. Here are some of the key factors to consider when buying the right edible online or in a dispensary.

     

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    Quality of Packaging

     

    Packaging is a massive component of cannabis products. Most states require strict guidelines to ensure that products are resealable and safe from children. While many products meet and exceed these standards, online purchases can be hit or miss at times. Unfortunately, customers don’t have the advantage of an in-store experience to find out before purchasing physically.

     

    That said, consumers can look at the product online to get an idea for a quality product and its package. Each item should come in a resealable, child-proof box or packaging. Additionally, it should be appealing. While you shouldn’t judge the book by its cover, we have to admit that the cover helps get us looking at the book if we aren’t sure of what we want. A visible logo and simple packaging should be the prelude to an amazing edible experience that awaits inside.

     

    Or, as Dr. John Oram of the award-winning chocolate edibles, NUG (no relation) explains, “ I need to be drawn into the product before I buy it. After purchase, I expect the edible product to be delicious and have no cannabis flavor whatsoever.” He added, “I have the same standards for cannabis edibles as I do for non-cannabis edibles. I need to enjoy eating it. Otherwise, why am I eating it?”

     

    Comprehensive Labeling Info

     

    Labeling is another component of the package a consumer needs to look out for. In short, make sure the product you buy is full of information.

     

    Is it clear what the item is? How about the company that’s making it? Going beyond the bare necessities for compliance, does the item list its strain information, cannabinoid profile, farm source or other key information? If it doesn’t consider another option.

     

    Jonathan Teeters, General Manager of the CBD Division for edible brand Azuca, wants to see products for clear selling points that buyers want to know. “I like to look for obvious callouts on the things that indicate they are positioning themselves for mainstream retail and customers: emblems and logos for gluten-free, kosher, organic, fair trade, GMP compliant, etc.”

     

    Ease of Use and Versatility

     

    Cannabis-infused pizza

     

    The days of DIY edibles and product uncertainty need to be over. By now, dosing should be fool-proof with edibles. We are dealing with sophisticated brands operating like any other major producer in the market. If your product gives you any sort of uncertainty around dosing, look elsewhere.

     

    Don’t even settle for an edible that is somewhat hard to dose. Furthermore, don’t settle for anything other than pre-divided pieces or edibles that are accurately dosed and/or listed on its measuring chart.

     

    Another point worth considering is the product’s versatility. Can it be easily added to other items? Does it allow for consumers to be creative with its consumption? If so, then it could be one of the better edibles to consider.

     

    Portability and Discretion

     

    Not many consumers want to show off that they’re consuming cannabis. The last thing they want to do is to draw attention to themselves with edibles that are overt and hard to dispense. These lower quality items tend to be better suited for the home. Slightly improved products are portable. However, good luck taking it out in public for more than a few minutes without someone catching on.

     

    A high-quality edible will be discreet and easy for communal use. Products made with professional-grade packaging and labeling helps keep consumption inconspicuous. As does easy to portion and dispense microdosed products. Combining these features will leave just about anyone assuming you are sharing a piece of candy with a friend.

     

    Gourmet Taste

     

    Remember, we’re talking about edibles here. A product may be checking off all the right boxes until it touches your taste buds. If that’s the case, then it’s going to be a hard and justified pass on that one. Edibles should be delicious and resemble your favorite gourmet snacks made with rich, complex flavors. These are snacks that don’t taste like flower and instead remind you of your favorite cannabis-free snacks.

     

    If you can’t try one before you buy, get reviews up front. Or, sample a friend’s edibles if they’re up for sharing. Otherwise, you’re paying for a blind taste test.

     

    Tolerable, Even Pleasant Texture

     

    Hazelnut spread with marijuana leaves in a jar

     

    There’s always that one candy or snack that you love but hate to the mess that comes with it. For me, as a kid, it was those push-up ice cream pops. They tasted delicious but left my hand and arm covered in sticky ice cream. But hey, that’s being 16, am I right?

     

    While you won’t be able to feel the product, try to get reviews or watch sample videos describing how the edible handles. Is it hard to ingest, or make a mess on your hands or the floor? How’s it feel when chewing?

     

    Overall, you want an edible that feels good on your tongue and won’t have half of its getting stuck on your fingers or in the carpet. Easy to handle should be the name of the game.

     

    A Consistent Experience

     

    Much like its taste, an edible’s effectiveness can crush any promising edible that fails to live up to its effects. The edible should provide consumers with the measured effect that is stated on the package. It should be effective and deliver no adverse effects when consumed.

     

    Once proven to be effective, the edible should be consistent. Regardless of what piece off of which bar is eaten, you should know how this piece affects your body. If there is any guesswork involved, it may be time to switch to a new item.

     

    One way to ensure that a product is effective and consistent is to look for lab tests. Companies should offer these results on their website or at the request of a consumer. As Dr. Oram explains, “I expect the product to be fully lab tested for potency and safety. I expect to see a statement or label from the lab indicating the test results and the date of testing. I expect the test results to be close to the label claims and I expect the date of testing to be relatively recent, within the last few months.”

     

    A Price That Matches Quality

     

    One final make or break component is going to be the price. With some edibles costing exorbitant sums of money, not every item fits into a consumer’s budget. As such, find an edible that fits your budget while having a reputation as a consistent, flavorful and potent. You want bang for your buck. Make sure the two align.

     


    If you live in the Los Angeles area and are ready to buy your favorite edible online, click here to see if Nugg Club delivers to your address! 

     

  • Dosist Calm 50 Dose Cannabis Oil Vaporizer Pen (2019 Review)

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    I’ve taken to calling CBD-Rich products “CBD-eezy,” which, for me, is a combination of the easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl slogan and the take-it-easy effects associated with CBD.

     

    I like to think of myself in a music video with my hair slow-mo blowing in the wind with sun-kissed skin and friends all around. And yet, the thing I hear most frequently is, “I don’t feel anything!”

     

    Correct. CBD is non-psychoactive so you’re unaware of all the work this little compound does behind (your) scenes. It’s a superb healing agent that can help you feel like the star of your show by reducing inflammation, anxiety, and other pains preventing you from living your best life.  

     

    I kept hearing about the futuristic, gorgeous dosist Calm CBD pen and it’s many accolades for its modern design, recyclability and groundbreaking battery technology, making it one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2016.

     

    Will the disposable CBD pen live up to all the praise? We’ll find out in this in-depth evaluation.

     

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    Packaging, Labeling & Product Design

     

    The preloaded CBD pen comes in a sleek yet simply designed charcoal blue box. 

     

    The bar graph on the back of the sturdy box represents the levels of THC, CBD, accessory cannabinoids and five major terpenes in a visually stimulating way, which is a rare packaging find. I just wish the graph had a numbered representation and the “accessory cannabinoids” were explicitly revealed.

     

    The dosist packaging also includes the THC and CBD milligram content, lot number, manufacturing and expiration dates, and other compliance info.

     

    The dosist calm pen comes encased in a tamper-proof, see-through plastic container. Inside, the white cylinder just a little wider than your pinky finger that’s compatible with the iPhone generation’s style expectations. The design is discreet, though it’s also something you want to be seen using. I’d feel slick using it at a show or another public event. 

     

    Quality, Ease of Use

     

    Not only does this dosist pen hit smooth, but it also vibrates! The same constant formula and airflow create a consistent, delightful experience that I appreciate.

     

    Oil quality is the second half of the equation, and I look for cartridges and disposables with thick, golden oil. Dosist Calm certainly delivers, though with a slight cloudiness that made me raise an eyebrow.

     

    Dosist (aka hmbldt) has even done the thinking for you so just inhale and you’re off to the races. Each hit has 2.25mg of CBD dominant oil and the pen gently vibrates after three seconds, letting you know you’ve gotten a “proper hit.” 

     

    As soon as I took my first “dose,” the sweet and sour cherry flavor indicative of CBD (I don’t know why CBD has that flavor) hit my tongue and made my mouth water. It’s easily one of my favorite flavors, as the oil used in the dosist Calm pen showcases the terpene profile beautifully.

     

    Every pen is designed with its own state-of-the-art recyclable battery – a nice gesture toward Mother Earth.

     

    However, each battery is very much its own animal, and getting accustomed to each dosist pen’s particular quirk takes a bit of finessing (i.e. learning how much you need to “pull” to get a hit).

     

    Potency, Effectiveness & Affordability

     

    Before trying this, I was feeling anxious. After taking the three suggested doses an hour for experience cannabis users, my anxiety immediately subsided.

     

    Still, this recommended calm dose was too little for me. Given its efficacy at helping handle my anxiety, I’d give this product five out of five stars if I could gauge my own doses and take larger puffs at a time.

     

    This CBD-rich formula provides focused clarity, which isn’t so much of a “high” as it is a nervous-system soother. The suggested “3 doses/hour for experienced cannabis user” was much too little for me.

     

    Despite dosist Calm’s look, function and effectiveness, its $50 price tag is just too high for the regular cannabis user. (A 200-dose pen typically goes for $100.)

     

    You’re paying more for the pen’s proprietary design and technology than for the vape oil inside as this “50 dose” only provides .185 grams of CBD oil. I’m used to paying the same price for a 1g Delta 9 1:5 THC:CBD cartridge

     

    It’s not a cost-effective way to regularly consume cannabis, but if you need just a bit to feel the effects or are new to cannabis, this is a solid entry-level pen–if you don’t mind spending a little extra.

     

    Nugg Score: How the Nugg Team Rates This Product

     

    Packaging: 5/5

    • Beautiful, humble design.
    • Tamper-proof white plastic box.
    • Slipcase includes vape pen and instruction pamphlet.
    • Product stays well-protected.

     

    Labeling: 4.5/5

    • Pamphlet contains detailed info: how to use, dosage, tips, warnings, recycling instructions.
    • Helpful bar graph that reveals cannabinoids and terpene profile.
    • Comprehensive compliance info.
    • A numbered representation on the graph would give this a 5.

     

    Cartridge Quality: 5/5

    • Pre-filled, CBD-dominant “dose pen” is a unique and innovative way to consume cannabis oil.
    • Allows for precise dosing, shuts off after you’ve medicated.
    • High-quality device.

     

    Taste: 5/5

    • Delicious sweet and sour cherry flavor that stimulates my palate and makes my taste buds do backflips.

     

    Vapor Quality: 5/5

    • As smooth as it gets.
    • You might not realize you’ve taken a hit until you’ve exhaled or you feel the pen vibrate.

     

    Oil Quality: 4.5/5

    • Thick golden oil with minor cloudiness.

     

    Ease of Use: 4/5

    • State-of-the-art recyclable battery is a plus.
    • Provides the exact dosage each time.
    • Can’t always get the perfect pull on the first attempt.

     

    Effectiveness: 4.5/5

    • Wonderfully effective.
    • Felt anxiety subside immediately after taking the suggested dose.
    • Dosage was too low for me; I needed more.
    • Would be a 5 if I could gauge my own doses or take larger single puffs.

     

    Consistency: 5/5

    • Top-notch consistency, giving you the same formula and dosage each time.

     

    Affordability: 1.5/5

    • Has only .185 grams of CBD vape oil; the majority of the average $50 cost is for the fancy battery and packaging.
    • Not affordable for the regular cannabis consumer.

     

    Overall Rating: 4.4

     

    With its elegant design, accurate dosing, vibration, dependable formula and fruity sour taste, the Calm pen by dosist sets the bar high for vape pens by creating a dependable experience I can trust. While the hefty price for so little CBD vape oil isn’t worth it if you’re a regular cannabis user or want more bang for your buck, it’s ideal for small and accurate dosing. 

     


    If you live in the Los Angeles area and are ready to try dosist’s Calm pen, click here to see if Nugg Club delivers to your address! 

     

  • Best-Tasting Cannabis Dessert Strains, Available Now from Nugg Club

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    What’s in a name? You’ve probably heard of cannabis strains like UK Cheese and Sour Diesel, but what about Cherry Pie and Creme Brulee? How do these strains get their sweet-sounding names?

     

    One of the first “dessert strains” to emerge on dispensary shelves was GSC (formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies), a mouth-watering cross between the strains OG Kush and Durban Poison. It may sound strange to name a cannabis strain “cookies,” especially when one of that strain’s parents has the word “poison” in the name. But this popular strain’s most common terpenes – caryophyllene, limonene, and linalool – combine to deliver a sweet, earthy aroma that’s sure to please any palate.

     

    Following in the footsteps of GSC, a whole menu of sweet treat cannabis strains have hit the market in recent years. Whether you’re an aficionado of exotic strains or you’re just curious about some of the most sought-after cannabis phenotypes, Nugg has got the info you need – along with recommendations of our favorite versions of each strain! Read on for our rundown of the top five dessert strains, and be sure to keep a snack handy when you try them all yourself!

     

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    Gelato

    This terpene-rich strain is an indica-dominant hybrid that offers the best of its two parent strains: Sunset Sherbet (GSC x Pink Panties) and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies (aka, Thin Mint GSC). Originating in the San Francisco Bay Area, Gelato boasts a floral/sour berry aroma and flavor thanks to the relatively high concentrations of the terpenes myrcene, pinene, and caryophyllene, but it’s Gelato’s effects that you’re most likely to remember. Expect a calming high that’s gently euphoric without being overpoweringly cerebral. There’s also a strong body high that’s sure to help relieve pain, stress, anxiety, and with a high enough dose, insomnia. However, when consumed in moderation, Gelato is generally considered an “anytime” strain.

     

    Nugg recommends 8th Brother’s delicious batch of Gelato. They’re a fully licensed, certified organic farm based in Mendocino County, run by second-generation farmers. 8th Brother’s cannabis is always grown in the sun without any herbicides or pesticides. Available from Nugg in 3.5-gram pre-weighed eighths.

     

    Cherry Pie

    This tart, tasty strain has two rockstar parents: Durban Poison and Granddaddy Purple, aka GDP (Big Bud x Purple Urkle). The effects lean more to the indica side, owing to the strong indica genetics of GDP. While it has some sativa genetics from its Durban Poison parent, some users report that Cherry Pie feels like an 80/20 indica-dominant hybrid. It typically has relatively high concentrations of the terpenes Pinene, Myrcene, Limonene, and Caryophyllene, though each batch will vary. With an aroma that’s reminiscent of sweet cherries and musky earth, Cherry Pie will produce a euphoric yet relaxing high, perfect for unwinding late in the afternoon or after work. Some consumers report a giggly, upbeat effect that’s balanced out by a comfortable dose of pain relief and muscle relaxation.

     

    We here at Nugg recommend you check out THC Design’s prepackaged eighths of Cherry Pie. THC Design is based out of Los Angeles and they’re dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge and cultural acceptance when it comes to cannabis. Each eighth-size jar of flower is tested for purity/potency and weighs in at 3.5 grams.

     

    Forbidden Fruit

    Expect a burst of flavor when you open the jar and smell this fruit-forward strain. Forbidden Fruit is an indica strain that’s born from Cherry Pie (Durban Poison x GDP) crossed with Tangie (California Orange x Skunk). The buds smell like a mix of tart cherry and bright, crisp citrus – some swear it’s reminiscent of grapefruit. That aroma caused by Forbidden Fruit’s terpene profile, which includes relatively high concentrations of Myrcene, Caryophyllene, and Limonene. In terms of effects, expect a potent full-body buzz that will relax the mind and melt away physical discomfort.

     

    If you’re interested in trying Forbidden Fruit, Nugg recommends that you pick up an eighth from THC Design. These 3.5-gram prepackaged jars contain single-source cannabis flower that’s been grown responsibly, right here in Los Angeles.

     

    Blackberry Cream

    If you’re looking for a strong indica-dominant strain that can tackle pain, stress, and insomnia, Blackberry Cream will hit the spot. This strain combines the genetics of its parent strains, Blackberry Kush (Afghani x Blackberry) and Cookies & Cream (GSC x Starfighter), and its terpene profile typically displays relatively high concentrations of Limonene, Linalool, Caryophyllene, and Pinene. Some consumers report feeling a gentle sense of euphoria, but Blackberry Cream is most frequently used to treat pain, muscle spasms, and difficulty sleeping. Save this strain for after-dinner consumption or the strong indica genetics in Blackberry Cream could end your evening early.

     

    If you’re looking for a great batch of Blackberry Cream, Nugg recommends you check out a 3.5 gram eighth of Erba’s cannabis. Expect a great product at a great price every time you order from Nugg!

     

    Creme Brulee

    This indica-dominant hybrid brings together three different cannabis lineages: OG Kush crossed with Platinum Kush crossed with GSC. Expect a potent dose of relaxation, appetite stimulation, and eventual sedation from this three-way hybrid cannabis strain. Some consumers swear this strain has a nutty, sweet vanilla aroma and taste, making it a great evening snack. Just don’t indulge in this strain too early in the day or you might find yourself snoozing on the couch!

     

    Anyone interested in checking out Creme Brulee should try 8th Brothers. Each 3.5-gram eighth is certified organic, raised and harvested in Mendocino County. Enjoy sun-grown cannabis from one of the finest cannabis regions in the world with 8th Brothers, available now from Nugg Club!


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  • KIVA Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar (2019 Review)

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    When I’m looking for great edibles, I know the devil’s in the details (as well as in the calories, but I choose to ignore that). There are many brands with great marketing and branding yet lackluster products. Others are so focused on the product that they completely miss the mark on design, craftsmanship and brand awareness. Not KIVA.

     

    The brand remains dedicated to crafting intricate chocolates and mints that are just as detailed as their packaging. It’s clear KIVA cares about nurturing, enhancing and improving your life.

     

    While KIVA Confections produces eight distinct chocolate bar flavors, the 100mg THC Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar’s mix of bitter chocolate and tart blackberry sounded complex and tasty.

     

    Read on as we break down this infused candy bar and discover if it meets that expectation.

     

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    Packaging, Labeling & Product Design

     

    Even the packaging makes the brand’s intention clear: to provide a delicious, safe, and consistent result that delights. The choco bar comes packaged in a white, resealable child-proof bag. Inside, the rectangular, recyclable box has an organic aesthetic that’s friendly, informative, rustic and modern.

     

    KIVA goes the extra mile to list ingredients, how to store the chocolate, nutritional facts, allergy warnings, dosage info, and a “best by” date (shockingly missing on a lot of products). The thick, burgundy aluminum sleeve wrapping the chocolate also relays the dosage and onset instructions.

     

    The chocolate bar itself is adorned with more branded detail and feels heavy, a sign of quality backed up by its smooth, melt-in-your-mouth texture. This 100-milligram bar is divided into 20 five-milligram pieces for accurate dosing. I enjoy edibles broken into smaller-than-average doses since I can easily adjust my amount depending on mood and time of day.

     

    Quality, Ease of Use

     

    Although these rectangular pieces have smaller amounts of THC, it doesn’t mean they lack flavor and effectiveness. The mix of dark chocolate and blackberry takes my palate on a flavorful journey that starts bitter and ends sweet – like almost any Sandra Bullock film in the form of a chocolate bar.

     

    Somewhere in between, I’m hit with a subtle hint of cannabis flavor and aroma that provides a nice, earthy contrast to the others. This chocolate is high quality, from flavor to texture, and tastes more like a dessert at a five-star restaurant than marijuana edible. I’d eat this even if it didn’t contain cannabis.

     

    Potency, Effectiveness & Affordability

     

    I ate 80mg of KIVA’s Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar, nearly the entire edible. After 45 minutes I felt a slight head change and was sailing smoothly about 1.5 hours in. This bar didn’t make my head foggy like other edibles; I was relaxed without feeling overwhelmed by those sometimes unpredictable cannabinoids.

     

    Two and a half hours in, the blackberry bar has reached its peak and I’m pretty blasted; perhaps KIVA’s 80mgs were a bit much, despite my higher tolerance.

     

    While there were lots of visual stimuli, I was happy taking a nighttime stroll and admiring the way the streetlights shone through the trees. This would have been a more functional high if I took about 30mg less because four hours after ingesting I passed out on my bed. Hell, it’s 1:30 a.m., so why not?

     

    KIVA’s Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar (around $22) is an enjoyable edible that offers a versatile, potent high. The superior chocolate quality helps support the higher-than-average price tag. Before regulation, KIVA’s chocolate bars were nearly twice as strong for practically the same price.

     

    Nugg Score: How the Nugg Team Rates This Product

     

    Packaging: 4.5/5 

    • What you’d see from a high-quality chocolate bar on the shelves of an upscale supermarket.
    • The simple, earthy design is easy to trust.
    • Bar stays well protected in the bulky child-resistant zip bag.

     

    Labeling: 4/5

    • Frontside indicates the flavor, net weight, THC content, and number of pieces.
    • Backside features a full information panel that includes cannabinoid content, safety and allergy warnings, ingredients, dosages, nutrition info and more.
    • Would have liked to see a stickered QR code on the package to confirm lab test results and what strains were used.

     

    Easy to Dose: 5/5

    • Each 100mg bar contains 20 pieces at 5mg each.
    • Portions are indented for easy and accurate dosing.
    • If you desire smaller increments, use a sharp knife to cut each piece into four segments.

     

    Discretion: 4/5

    • This “natural” colored box shouldn’t be the cause of unwanted attention.
    • Inner burgundy package makes this bar even more discreet.
    • Chocolate bar itself has cannabis leaves printed on it; this isn’t noticeable without close examination.

     

    Taste: 5/5

    • Hint of cannabis taste.
    • Delicious blend of bittersweet dark chocolate with sweet, fruity blackberries.

     

    Texture: 5/5

    • Smooth mouthfeel, just as chocolate should feel.
    • No particulate matter, nothing granular, just a sweet and smooth dissolve.
    • Chocolate bar didn’t leave any melted chocolate on my fingers after eating.

     

    Effectiveness: 5/5

    • Subtle head-change crept in about 45 minutes after finishing 80mg.
    • Didn’t make my head foggy as some edibles do; relaxing without feeling overwhelmed.
    • Would have been a functional edible if I took about 30mg less.
    • Peaked at two hours, passed out in my bed by the fourth hour.

     

    Versatility: 5/5

    • Solid bar of blackberry chocolate; use in any recipe that calls for dark chocolate.
    • Perfect for melting down at a low temp to drizzle over ice cream, cake or brownies.
    • Could chop up the pieces for chocolate chips; larger pieces for s’mores and even a mole sauce for a savory, slightly berry Mexican dish!

     

    Consistency: 5/5

    • I return to KIVA time and time again for consistent results.
    • Accurate dosing, great flavors and positive effects – it’s become a cannabis brand name for a reason!

     

    Price: 4/5

    • $22, isn’t a bad price for a delicious, potent and consistent edible.
    • Chocolate quality helps to justify a higher price point.
    • Pre-regulation, these had nearly two times the potency for the same price (keeping up with regulations gets expensive).

     

    Overall Rating: 4.65

     

    If you want a delicious, artisanal and effective edible for about 20 bucks, you can’t go wrong with KIVA’s Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar. Its high quality, delicious flavor and smooth texture feel like I’m eating a swanky dessert at L.A.’s famed Chateau Marmont. More potent than I anticipated, this KIVA bar will make you relaxed without feeling overwhelmed all while making your taste buds dance with fruity delight.

     


    If you live in the Los Angeles area and are ready to stimulate your taste buds with KIVA’s Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar, click here to see if Nugg Club delivers to your address! 

     

  • Chong’s Choice Wake ‘N’ Bacon Chocolate Bar (2019 Review)

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    You’d be hard-pressed to find an American cannabis consumer who doesn’t recognize the name Tommy Chong. Now with his brand, Chong’s Choice, the cannabis icon curates some of the finest marijuana for you.

     

    Every strain offered and used in his products is handpicked by Tommy himself. Always expect locally sourced, organically farmed, and lab-certified cannabis grown with one goal: to get you very high.

     

    If you can’t trust America’s cannabis sweetheart about cannabis, who can you trust?

     

    Their sweet Wake ‘N’ Bacon Dark Chocolate Bar immediately caught my eye. I was instantly wowed by the distinct flavor combo, texture, and quality. How often do you see chocolate with waffle chunks, bacon and maple syrup, much less a cannabis-infused one? The flavor profile alone makes the edible worthwhile, especially since everything is better with bacon.

     

    In this comprehensive breakdown, we’ll determine if Chong’s chocolate matches the man’s reputation.

     

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    Packaging, Labeling & Product Design

     

    Your experience begins the moment you get the child-proof, matte black packaging, adorned with sketched art to match the breakfast theme–a hand-drawn waffle here, a piece of bacon over there – along with a picture of the man himself.

     

    The package says the infused chocolate bar contains 100mg of THC, but the lab sticker right below states it actually has 90.5mg (fluctuations are now common with mandatory testing).

     

    On the back of the bag are directions for opening and usage, dietary facts, a list of ingredients, company information, MFG date, best by date, lot number, license number and government warnings. There’s also a little note about the company and the chocolate bar’s flavor.

     

    I would like to have seen some information on the strain(s) and type of extract used. A QR code or some way to verify lab test results would also be helpful.

     

    As you reach the box and start unwrapping the gold foil, you’ll notice the heavier-than-usual weight and density. Once unwrapped, the edible looks crafted by a Parisian chocolatier. The back of the bar looks unrefined and textured with protruding chunks, adding a nice visual contrast. Your curiosity is officially piqued.

     

    It’s separated into 20 demarcated pieces of 4.5mg each, a nice option if you’re new to cannabis or prefer a lower amount.

     

    Quality, Ease of Use

     

    I was pleasantly surprised by the perfectly crunchy waffle pieces embedded within the dark chocolate. Sweet, salty, savory and bitter all in one bite. Then I appreciate the subtle hints of rich maple syrup and smoked bacon that pair so well with no artificial additives.

     

    From a flavor perspective, this one will expand what you thought possible for a cannabis edible. When it comes to flavor, ingredients and quality, Chong’s Choice Wake ‘N’ Bacon Dark Chocolate Bar gets the top grade!

     

    Now if you need smaller doses or don’t like your chocolate with unlikely fillers, the Wake ‘N’ Bacon bar probably isn’t the best option. The pieces are very dense and might require a knife to break down the added chunks inside, making for a mess.

     

    Make sure you note the actual lab-tested THC content when deciding how much you should eat, because it may be different from the other labels on the package. Also, for someone like me who wants to consume the full dose of THC, the chocolate bar is large and rich, making it a challenge to eat the whole thing in one sitting.

     

    Potency, Effectiveness & Affordability

     

    While the taste is unique, how’s the high? As suggested, in small doses this bar can be used for waking and baking, producing a clear high that takes about 30 minutes to set in and will keep you feeling good for hours.

     

    For a regular cannabis consumer, 3-4 pieces (13.5-18 milligrams) should be enough to make you relaxed with enough motivation and focus to get through the day. For newbies, start with 1-2 pieces (4.5-9 milligrams).

     

    Because the chocolate is so rich, it took nearly two hours to finish this big ol’ bar. The effects came on slowly and eased me into a heavy but clear-headed high. I was able to get some work done, but I also took some time to be hypnotized by a bizarre Norwegian knitting competition on Netflix.

     

    It’s not something I’d usually watch, but because of my Chong’s Choice state of mind, I couldn’t look away. The visuals of the yarn spinning wheel, the auditory sensations of a sheep being sheared, and the soft-spoken Norwegian play-by-play were enough to keep me in a trance. So you have that to look forward to.

     

    While this high-end cannabis chocolate bar contains a less-than-average amount of THC, it’s worth the around $22 price considering the unique and filling combo of bacon and waffle.

     

    Nugg Score: How the Nugg Team Rates This Product

     

    Packaging: 5/5

    • Packaged in a sealed, gold-foil wrapper within a fun but classy and understated box. The box is matte black with glossy graphics of bacon, waffles, and maple syrup.
    • Green band at the bottom makes the flavor variety stand out from the other options.
    • Sealed in a black, child-resistant zip-bag.
    • Graphics mirrored in a sticker, keeping this product well protected and tamper-resistant.

     

    Labeling: 3/5

    • Enough labeling for adult-use compliance, but not much more.
    • Includes brand name, flavor name and flavor profile, net weight, batch number. Statements of passing lab tests, serving size and amount of servings, amount of THC per serving, total THC and CBD contents.  
    • Lab-test sticker shows contradicting cannabinoid contents and labels it at 90.5mg THC (4.5mg THC per serving).
    • I’d like to have seen some info about the strains and extraction method and a way to verify the test results.

     

    Easy to Dose: 3.5/5

    • Bar is scored to make 20 individual pieces, but the chocolate is thick so breaking it into exact pieces is tough (pro tip: use a hot knife).
    • Chocolate is rich, so eating the entire dose of THC is a challenging featunless you have a stomach of steel.

     

    Discretion: 3.5/5

    • The large box clearly says “Cannabis Infused,” so this isn’t something you can munch on during a PTA meeting.
    • If you keep the edible in its gold foil, it can easily pass for a large, artisanal chocolate bar.

     

    Taste: 5/5

    • Made from high-quality dark chocolate; a delicious combination of chocolate, waffle pieces, and maple and bacon flavor with zero cannabis taste.
    • Sweet, salty, savory, and bitter all in one bite.
    • Edible is incredibly rich, so don’t plan on taking more than a few bites at a time.

     

    Texture: 5/5

    • Texture is what you’d expect from a dark chocolate bar with crunchy waffle pieces.
    • Left zero residue on my hands.

     

    Effectiveness: 5/5

    • Effects came on slowly and eased me into a heavy but clear-headed high.
    • Got some work done, but I also fell into a delightful trance-like state while watching Netflix.

     

    Versatility: 3/5

    • Specific flavor combination makes it tricky to melt this chocolate down and add it to many recipes.
    • Pieces might work well on top of cupcakes, ice creamor making s’mores around a campfire.

     

    Consistency: 4/5

    • Chong’s Choice uses top-of-the-line chocolate by Défoncé Chocolatier.
    • Since the actual THC content is inconsistent with the label and testing results, you may get a little less or more THC than you thought.

     

    Price: 4/5

    • For $22, this is on the high end of the market.
    • Features a flavor combination you won’t find anywhere else, justifying the price.
    • If you’re looking for something that’s fast and easy to consume with a high THC content, you’d be better off with Punch Edibles Punch-bar.

     

    Overall Rating: 4.1

     

    The contrasting salty, sweet, bitter and savory taste produce a distinct experience unlike most THC chocolate bars. If you’re a veteran edible consumer or a medical cannabis patient, you’d be more inclined to eat half or the full 90.5mg bar. 

     

    And while you may not be as productive with the full dose, you can still partake in creative activities or even make it through that documentary you’ve been meaning to watch.

     

    Just remember: this Wake ‘N’ Bacon bar is filling so make sure you have room; and, despite the pre-divided pieces, it’s difficult to accurately dose since it’s so thick and chunky.

     

    If you’re looking for a quality, distinctly flavored cannabis chocolate and only need a small dose, this is for you. We dig it, man.

     



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  • Top Selling Flower, Available Now from Nugg Club

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    There’s nothing quite like the aroma of opening a jar of perfectly cured cannabis flower. Bursting with fragrant terpenes and a gorgeous array of stunning colors, from emerald to nearly neon greens, from deep purples to vibrant orange hairs – cannabis flower is like a rainbow of healing goodness.

     

    Full-spectrum cannabis has a number of benefits thanks to its mix of cannabinoids and secondary compounds found in an array of strains today.

     

    If you want to enjoy the healing benefits and the joyful rituals of smoking cannabis flower, we’ve put together a list of the top-selling flower strains in the month of February, available for delivery from Nugg Club.

     

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    Eighth Brothers OG Kush (Indica)

    A mysterious strain with countless award-winning varieties originating from it, OG Kush is a California classic with potent trance-like effects. The OG stands for Ocean Grown, a tribute to its sunny coastal roots, while Kush is a subspecies of the indica phenotype originating out of the Hindu Kush mountains. The earthy and subtle pine aromas are recognizable to OG lovers worldwide, with a floral and spicy flavor complementing its resinous bulky green buds.

     

    While its genetics remain unknown, there’s no mystery when it comes to the powerful effects that made this crowd favorite so popular. A mind-numbing euphoria hits quickly with plenty of laughter and stimulating conversation that eventually fades into a stress-crushing relaxation. This strain is especially popular for easing pain and nausea, indulging in this strain may leave you glued to the couch.

     

    Eighth Brothers is a group of fully licensed and certified organic flower cultivators out of Mendocino County. Run by second 2nd generation farmers obsessed with quality, the company uses only the sun and clean mountain air to grow their superior products with zero pesticides. Every batch is lab-tested for purity and potency with results available on their packaging.

     

    Lowell Herb Co Miss USA (Indica-Dominant Hybrid)

    Born out of the hands of experienced cannabis breeders at DNA Genetics, Miss USA is a potent indica-dominant hybrid for the experienced cannabis connoisseur. This gorgeous strain has lime green buds dressed in a coat of fiery orange hairs and crystals with a floral, fruity aroma. A quick kick of euphoria will lift your spirits but this strain is best savored after the sun has sailed as it will soon fade into a deep body warmth and relaxation helpful in relieving pain and stress.

     

    SINGLE PREROLL:
    Lowell brings you their carefully curated prerolls in a single serving so you can give them a try, or pop it in your pocket and take it to go. This Miss USA Preroll is made with 100% flower, no shake or trim in these top-notch twisted delights. The cardboard tube allows safekeeping and travel and the raw paper and crutch make for a smoother smoking experience.

     

    PACK OF 7 PREROLLS:
    Lowell brings you their carefully curated prerolls in their sleek and durable cardboard box for easy transportation and impressing your friends. Each beautifully crafted package contains either 3.5 grams of their carefully curated all organic cannabis in 7 half gram prerolls with potency and strains listed on the box. Never using shake or trim, each blend is made up of 100% flower testing between 22%-25% THC.

     

    Lowell is a different kind of cannabis company, not only caring about the integrity of their products but the people who grew it as well. Paying their farmers a proper living wage is as important to them as their all-natural farming techniques, utilizing rich organic fertilizer and never spraying synthetic pesticides. Their old school brand style is indicative of the rough and tough era William Lowell began his cannabis farms, and over 100 years later you can still see the deep love and respect they have for the plant in every product.

     

    Old Pal Blue Dream (Sativa-Dominant Hybrid)

    Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid that balances a dreamy cerebral psychoactivity with full-body relaxation. This strain is a favorite amongst novice and connoisseurs alike, enjoying its uplifting and gentle euphoria perfect for a long hike or getting things done around the house. Bursting with sweet floral and berry aromas, enjoy a boost in mood and creativity without the heavy sedation. Its revitalizing yet calm effects make it a popular daytime medicine for patients seeking relief from stress, pain, depression, nausea, and fatigue.

     

    Old Pal products come in three varieties: Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid. They’ve found that the market of super-specific strains with new, quirky names is leading people away from the simple enjoyment of cannabis. Old Pal simply focuses on the three varieties while ensuring a quality product every time.

     

    Henry’s Sherbert (Hybrid)

    The perfect strain to cap off a busy day, Sherbet possesses similar genetics to its parent Girl Scout Cookies, and puts out equally gorgeous and potent flower. With dark purple buds that glisten in a sticky coat of trichomes, this powerful and picturesque flower will impress even the snobbiest of cannabis connoisseurs. A sour citrus, almost skunky aroma tends to escape even tightly closed containers, but the effects make up for what it lacks in discretion! An initial cerebral energy kicks off the effects with psychoactivity and euphoria, but soon a deep physical relaxation takes over with a pleasant numbness and warmth. Best reserved for evening shenanigans, Sherbet won’t put you right to sleep, but it may have you struggling to get off the couch. Many seek out Sherbet for its ability to induce appetite and alleviate pain and stress.

     

    Handcrafted in small batches, Henry’s Original provides clean green certified cannabis grown out of sunny Mendocino county. Their 100% Heirloom flower is grown with the utmost care by expert cultivators using all-organic soil and every batch is lab tested at ISO certified laboratories to ensure consistency and quality through every stage of the process. Henry’s Original believes our families, friends, and neighbors should have access to organically-grown cannabis straight from the farm.

     

    Ocean Purple Punch (Indica)

    A delicious heavy hitting indica, Purple Punch has all the limb numbing relaxation of its pacifying parents Granddaddy Purple and Larry OG. With a crystal coat of trichomes blanketing each bud, this strain looks as good as it smells, emanating a fruity grape and berry aroma. Purple Punch starts with a cerebral buzz that quickly moves to the body, ending in total sedation that will leave you with heavy limbs and eyelids. Usually reserved for an evening luxury, this strain is great for alleviating chronic pain and stress as well as insomnia, with most sessions ending in a quiet dreamy slumber.

     

    Ocean Cannabis Company has a mission to develop the cleanest and highest quality cannabis and concentrates around. Their premium cannabis and natural flavor profiles are unrivaled in purity, quality, and potency, creating a truly one of a kind experience. A local Los Angeles Cannabis company, the owners started Ocean Cannabis Company to meet the need for premium, natural cannabis with a commitment to quality that only a small family business can provide.

     


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  • NUG Gorilla Glue #4 (2019 Review)

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    I’ll let you in on a secret about me: I enjoy smoking a nice sativa-hybrid to get my day going when I know it’s going to be busy. For me, the slight sativa dominance gets my heart pumping and it turns the switch of my mind to an “on” position. But the hybrid status also helps slow my thoughts, and bring me to the present. A sativa-hybrid jump start to my day is always a pleasant way to get things going.

     

    Because of this, I’m always on the hunt for a great new sativa-dominant flower. There are some standout strain genetics that I’ve tried throughout the years, including GG4 (formerly known as Gorilla Glue #4). This original strain was named as such because its trichome-rich buds were said to leave your fingers so sticky, it felt like you had covered them in glue. And I’ve always been a huge fan of this strain’s earthy flavor.

     

    So when I came across NUG’s version of GG4, I immediately knew I should give it a shot. I feel like I see the NUG brand in every dispensary I walk into, whether it’s their chocolate bars or their indoor-grown flower. And this makes sense, considering this brand has prolific distribution in California’s dispensaries, just take a look at the map of where to find NUG products on their site. With that kind of reach, I’m optimistic about this strain and I am excited to try NUG’s GG4 for a daytime pick-me-up. Let’s see if I’m right.

     

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    When it comes to packaging, let’s just say I’m underwhelmed by what NUG has to offer. The generic, flat, plastic, child-resistant zip bag leaves much to be desired. A brand logo and rectangular strain sticker with a half sun and moon, I assume signifying day and nighttime use, adorn the clear plastic panel that makes up the front of the bag. Through it, I see the flower inside and I can tell it’s been flattened. I can’t help but assume that’s because this plastic packaging offers little as far as protection goes.

     

    Despite the seal across the top, some of the strain’s pungent aroma seeps through. Generally speaking, packaging should lock the aroma inside and this plastic bag clearly isn’t cutting it. And then the real kicker… as I gingerly open the package, the zipper detaches from one side of the bag, leaving me with no way to reseal it. Luckily, I have glass jars sitting around the house so I move the buds there for safer and more effective storage.

     

    I’m disappointed to see a lot of trichome residue left in the plastic bag, but not surprised. The static in plastic bags sheers the trichomes from the buds, which is why it makes so little sense to pack cannabis flower inside of them. And since GG4’s claim to fame is trichome density, I’m sad to see so much of it go to waste.

     

    The product labeling includes all the basics required by Adult Use laws, but that’s about it. I’m always interested in learning more about the strain, a brand’s specific growing techniques, and a full cannabinoid content breakdown. All three of these details were missing.

     

    Quality and Ease of Use

     

    Okay, so the packaging fails to elicit any excitement out of me, but now we’re on to bigger and better things. I pull out the bright green buds (there are around 11 available) and sort them in my hand. I immediately notice it looks like these flowers came from two different plants. One half looks fluffy, less dense, and more brightly colored than the other. Half of the buds are tight, dense, and a darker shade of green with a heavier coating of glittering trichomes. The other half is light green and significantly less dense. From a consistency perspective, this is less than ideal. But both types of buds have an unbelievably pungent and earthy aroma that overwhelms my need for visual consistency. This strain smells fantastic!

     

    I choose a one gram bud, the largest of the bunch, and break it down for my grinder. Despite the trichome residue left in the bag, I am happy with the glistening layer still attached to the outside of the bud. And sure enough, the GG4 stickiness comes through and layers my finger pads with a slight residue.

     

    The ground flower is so sticky it’s easily malleable and forms into a perfect joint. I’ve got an overwhelming day ahead, so as I light this joint up, I’m hopeful that it’ll give me the jumpstart I need, but without the paranoia or anxiety that straight sativas sometimes produce.

     

    Upon the first puff, the smooth, creamy smoke caresses my throat but doesn’t make me cough. After a few hits, it does increase in intensity and harshness, but it still overall a very pleasant and easy smoke. And the inviting, earthy, sweet flavor keeps me going back for another puff. This strain is absolutely delicious, tasting just as the aroma would suggest. The ash flakes off in clean, soft, white residue… exactly what I’m looking for while smoking a joint.

     

    Potency, Effectiveness & Affordability

     

    Sometimes a soaring high THC content overwhelms me more than it helps, making my heart race and anxiety levels to rise. This is not something I am looking for in a strain to help me kick start my day. The label tells me this NUG GG4 strain has a total THC content of 167.27 mg/grams, which is solid but not extreme. So I am not surprised when the effects hit me just right.

     

    After three hits in a few seconds, my body relaxes but my head and eyes don’t. It feels like I am perfectly tuned to jump into my day, with a calm mind, alert eyes, and a body that feels like I just meditated for 20 minutes. When it comes to a daytime strain to help calm nerves and ease discomfort without putting me to sleep, this NUG GG4 is creeping up to the top of my list.

     

    And the price gives this strain an added bonus. Set at $40 for an eighth of this pungently aromatic strain, with crave-worthy tastiness and well-tuned effects, I would absolutely buy it again. That being said, I’d even pay a couple of extra dollars more for packaging that is more worthy of the high-quality bud housed inside.

     

    Nugg Score: How the Nugg Team Rates This Product

     

    Packaging: 1.5/5

    • Package is a generic, flat, plastic, child-resistant zip bag.
    • Clear front window allows me to see the cannabis inside.
    • Flower appears flattened, so thin plastic doesn’t offer much protection. 
    • Zipper detached from one of the sides upon opening, so there was no way to reseal.

     

    Labeling: 3/5

    • Labeling is limited, just enough for Adult Use compliance.
    • Address-sized label includes the amount of THC (167.276mg/g) and CBD (ND), batch ID, package date, net weight, date of manufacture, strain name, and passing lab test results with a web address to verify them.
    • I would like to see more info on the cannabinoid content, maybe a flavor description or terpene profile, some information on how it was grown, and/or a strain description.

     

    Aroma: 5/5

    • Beautiful fragrance hits my nose as soon as I open the bag.
    • Uniquely pungent, sweet and earthy. 

     

    Taste: 4.5/5

    • Tastes just like it smells: beautiful.
    • Develops the slightest metallic taste towards the end of your joint/bowl, though, nothing that would deter me.

     

    Texture: 4/5

    • Buds are the perfect humidity level and they’re sticky and fresh feeling.
    • Half of the flowers are formed with a nice density and tightness, the other half are fluffy.
    • At least one bud weighed out to 1 gram, the rest were medium-sized.

     

    Quality of Smoke: 4/5

    • Smoke was overall smooth, but it can get slightly harsh after the first few hits.

     

    Ash Test: 5/5

    • Clean, soft, white ash.

     

    Effectiveness: 5/5

    • Relaxing body effects with a clear head and eyes that don’t feel droopy.
    • Labeled as a hybrid, the GG#4 strain has the best qualities of both indica and sativa.
    • Wonderful strain to ease your pain and calm your nerves during the day, without heavy sedative effects.

     

    Consistency: 2/5

    • While they both have the same taste, smell, pleasure, and sticky quality, it seems half of the buds in this bag are of a different structure and are lighter in color than the other half.
    • Not what I want to see in the same package, but both were a pleasure to smoke.

     

    Price: 4/5

    • At $40 an eighth for a pleasurable smoke that’s sticky, smells amazing and tastes good, this is a pretty good price.
    • If the consistency within the package was there, and the packaging was of a higher quality, I would have rated it at a 5.

     

    Overall Rating: 3.8

     

    I thoroughly enjoyed this GG4’s epic aroma, flavor, and effects. I could use this strain any day. These are the most important aspects of a cannabis flower to me. But there were a few aspects that significantly affected the overall rating, the most glaring being the packaging. I would love to see NUG create packaging that matches the quality of their amazing product rather than a sad, plastic bag with a faulty zipper.

     


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