Strain Review

 

BLUE DREAM

12/18/17

The Nose Knows Best

By Baby-K

Let me introduce you to a Santa Cruz, CA local favorite cannabis strain called Blue Dream. Blue Dream is sativa dominant. Legend has it that it first appeared in our very own beautiful beach town of Santa Cruz.

Blue Dream is made from crossing a Blueberry Indica and a Haze Sativa. It is about 60% sativa and 40% indica. It has a wonderful blueberry pie taste and it also has a distinct aroma. So once you smell it, you will be savvy to it’s unique smell and pick it out from a group of different flowers.

Therapeutic Healthcare Collective’s Blue Dream strains usually test anywhere from 17-24% THC.

Blue Dream is known for its full-body relaxation along with a mind revitalizing effect as well. This strain is well liked by new and experienced consumers because it eases you into a calm elation. There are some phenotypes that are more indica-like and feel but we predominately tend to see the sativa dominant variety at our dispensary.

Blue Dream is well liked for its quick symptom relief with no major sedative effects. This is one of the reasons it is so popular as a daytime strain. It is often used to optimize symptoms of pain, depression and nausea.

AK-47

Different strains will gain heightened popularity from year to year, but occasional a strain will rise above the trends to take it’s place among the classics. AK-47 has cemented it’s place in the cannabis hall of fame with its fast acting effects, balancing a relaxed body high with creative focus. Your body will wind down, releasing yourself from minor aches and pains while the mind is lifted to creative heights. The result is a mood regulator great for daytime pain management, anxiety, stress, and depression. If you’re looking to get relaxed without losing your motivation, AK-47 is the strain to try.

The bud itself features large calyxes coated frosty white trichomes. Notes of soft citrus, pine, and mainly sandalwood captivate the olfactory senses. A sweet, smooth flavor with delicate floral accents pleases the palette. With the first puff, a strong cerebral buzz comes on while a wave of relaxation rolls through the body. Roughly a 60/40 Sativa dominant ratio is the secret behind AK-47s feel good high. Therapeutic Healthcare Collective is happy to showcase this must try strain. If you live in Soquel or are in the Santa Cruz area for the day, come by and give one of the most well known Sativas in the world a try

CBD

With all the fuss about medical marijuana and it’s healing properties, there is a lot of speculation and heresay going around about what this plant can actually do. There are a vareity of different cannabinoids found in cannabis that address and correct a vareity of issues. In this article, we will be focusing on the much touted cannbidiol, or more commonly known as CBD.

CBD is the second most common found cannabiniod in marijuana after THC, acounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. Due to the non-pychotrophic nature of cannabindiol, it has gained rising popularity in recent years in pateints not wishing to expeience the typical “high” associated with cannabis. In fact, studies have shown CBD to be an effective counter-measure to the psychoactive aspect of THC.

CBD works by interacting with the endocannabiniod system, or ECS, which regulates the body’s homeostasis. Mood, apetite, sleep, hormone regulation, even pain and immune response are all ruled by our ECS, making CBD an excellent means for maintaining the balance thereof. The power behind this versitle cannabinoid lies in it’s ant-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is the body’s natural response to an attack on the immune system. In a stressed out or lowered immune system, inflammation can actually lead to a large vareity of health issues. Potentially troublesome, inflammation can lead to body pain, disease, even flu-like symptoms. By incorporating CBD in to your daily routine, patients will see dramatic pain relief, as well as a lessening of symptoms with continued use over time.

Our staff at Thereaputic Healthcare Collective possess extensive knowledge of CBD and CBD rich products. From mental health to body specific issues, our staff are here to help you discern what coarse of action will work best to get you started on a path to relief. Santa Cruz’s premeir dispensary offers a large selection of CBD products to cover all your needs and their varying severity. Come in and chat up one of our budtenders today and see how CBD can change your life for the better.

GOD’S GIFT

Your body is a temple, one that deserves the best Soquel has to offer. Enter God’s Gift. Known as “The Gift”, by Infyniti growers, God’s Gift is a pain fighting powerhouse. With parents OG Kush and Grand Daddy Purple, both with strong pain fighting reputations, God’s Gift is sure to whisk away aches and pains. While it nourishes your body, this “gift” also tackles the mind by relieving stress. Anxiety is melted away as you relax in to a gentle haze.

Not convinced? You will be after one whiff of God’s Gift. Sweet berry, grape, and citrus notes captivate the senses while the notorious OG citrus-fuel lingers on the finish. The result is a mouthwatering aroma that keeps you coming back for more. White sugary trichomes envelope a dense purple and green bud structure that is exploding with fiery orange hairs.

Whether you’re looking to treat yourself to something delicious, or in need of a peaceful daze at the end of a long day, Therapeutic Healthcare Collective has you covered with Gods Gift. Come in to our dispensary today and see what everyone in the Bay is talking about!

PLATINUM OG

Bright green buds with tinges of purple are frosted with a silvery sheen of trichomes. A sprinkling of orange hairs top this enticing plump bud. Mouthwatering OG citrus notes with hints of sweet earth and pine draw you in. The fragrance works its magic, inspiring cravings while the sparkling crystals catch the light. Few strains have reached legendary status, but Platinum OG’s spot is ensured on California dispensary shelfs for decades to come. Named for the dense coating of trichomes that are the hallmark of this plant, Platinum OG is a pretty flower that packs a punch.

A heady high comes on fast and hard, instantly washing through the mind and obliterating stress and anxiety. Not to be taken lightly, Platinum OG comes on hard and fast. A strong body high settles in following a few minutes of cerebral cloudiness. With heavy sedative effects, this strain is an excellent combatant of muscle spasms, chronic pain, insomnia, and anxiety. Less tolerant patients should approach with cation. Therapeutic Healthcare Collective offers a variety of top notch strains, including Platinum OG. If you haven’t already, consider indulging yourself in this sweet remedy today.