Pubdate: Wed, 03 Jun 2015
Source: East Bay Express (CA)
Column: Legalization Nation
Copyright: 2015 East Bay Express
Author: David Downs


Ask Legalization Nation about mouth-watering sativas for the long 
summer days - and Cookies before bed. We got your buzzfeed right here.

Yeah, yeah - "earth-shaking developments in cannabis policy and 
medicine." That's all nice and good, sir. Please point me to the kind bud.

Le Chronoisseur, Oakland

We're glad, LC, that you can appreciate the duality of a life-saving 
botanical that's also a sensual pleasure for responsible adults. 
Here's what's on our short list heading into summer:

Jilly Bean

Summer is a time for tropical-fruit-tasting, energetic, and potent 
sativas, and it'll be tough to top the mouth-watering, grapefruit 
citrus aroma, and electric effect of Jilly Bean. It's TGA Genetics' 
cross of Orange Velvet, Romulan, and Cindy99. Easy to find. Hard to 
perfect. Amazing cuts spotted at Oakland Organics (705 Broadway).


This trending, citrus-y sativa is DNA Seeds' California Orange mixed 
with a cross of Skunk #1 and an unknown. It's also a five-time Cup 
winner. Spotted at Phytologie Oakland (8440 Enterprise Way).

Tahoe Chem

The July 4 weekend will mark the final series of Grateful Dead 
concerts of all time - in Chicago. The culture that the band 
nurtured, however, will never die. CRAFT Collective in Berkeley 
( has access to some original Tahoe Chem from 
Chemdawg. This world-record-strength, fuel-smelling sativa hybrid 
came out of a mythic Dead show and launched two of the biggest 
strains in weed history - OG Kush and Sour Diesel.

Red Congolese

Red Congolese is an award-winning, exotic-looking, sweet-spicy, 
earthy, racy sativa originally sourced in tropical Africa and now 
grown in the Bay Area. Spotted at BPCC in Berkeley (2950 Telegraph 
Ave.) and at Oakland's Harborside Health Center (1840 Embarcadero) 
and Magnolia Wellness (161 Adeline St.).

Pincher's Creek

One more tart, tasty sativa bears mentioning - Pincher's Creek. It's 
also the more marketable name for the exceptionally palatable, less 
racy phenotype, Green Crack. It explodes with sweet, fruit flavor, 
and is coated with potent trichomes. A specialty of CBCB (3033 
Shattuck Ave., Berkeley).


Cookies has escaped from the lab! Once a closely held, indica hybrid 
cross of Jacksonville Kush, NorCal-adapted Durban, and the secret F1 
- - Girl Scout Cookies genes have spread throughout the world. Its 
children take home Cannabis Cups regularly. Among them is the 
trending Sherbet - a creamier, strawberry take on GSC. Recently 
spotted at BPG (2366 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley).

Overlord OG

A Cookie kerfuffle has broken out across the bay. Cookies SF and 
rival The Cookie Co 415 are just miles apart on Mission Street, with 
dueling genetics. The latest salvo is Cookies SF's Overlord OG - a 
punishingly stoney pheno of OG Kush that has a narrow edge over The 
Cookie Co 415's exclusive Khalifa Kush. In this food fight, the customer wins.

The 415

Summer nights are much more scrumptious with Cookies 'round bedtime. 
The 415 is part of a new wave of Cookie crosses mixing Oakland staple 
Cadillac Purple with SF-native Girl Scout Cookies. It's a Bay Area 
super-strain that smells of grape, dark berry, mint, and incense, 
with the some of the most flavorful smoke or vapor in cannabis. 
Remember, "indica = 'in da couch.'" Spotted at Telegraph Health 
Center (3003 Telegraph Ave., Oakland).

3-Point Purple

Purple Heart Patient Center (415 4th St.) in Oakland's Jack London 
district is honoring the Warriors' first NBA Finals in forty years 
with 3-Point Purple - a platinum cut of Grand Daddy Purple 
(presumably). The Bay Area has been perfecting the purple strain of 
cannabis for decades. Buying purps from Purple Heart in the heart of 
Oakland? That's just a clutch move.

Gorilla Glue #4

Get your mitts on this trending strain from the OG family. Gorilla 
Glue #4 is a max-potency, mostly sativa hybrid so named for its 
copious resin, which locks up a trimmer's scissors in record time. 
Chemsis, Sour Dubb, and Chocolate Diesel are all thrown into the 
genetic blender here, and the result won first place in the 2014 Los 
Angeles Cannabis Cup. Spotted at Oakland's Blum (578 W. Grand Ave.) 
and Harborside Health Center.

Honorable Mentions

AbsoluteXtracts Vape Pen Cartridge

It's weed of the future. The lab-tested, highly reputable 
AbsoluteXtracts Vape Pen Cartridge pairs with an e-cigarette battery 
to offer hyper-clean, tightly titrated doses of whole plant THC. 
Check dispensary listings.

Freddie Hott Sauce 420

Easily the most practical summer barbecue edible of all time. Used 
judiciously, this spicy habanero red hot sauce packs a naughty, 
sub-psychoactive dose of cannabinoids. Check dispensary menus.
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MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom