November Strain Review


This month I searched for micro strains bred specifically to help reduce the symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). What I found was one not so common bud and one that is commercially available in the Medical Industry. I interviewed grower after grower for a true Micro Strain for PTSD, and the fact is not much effort is being made to fix something that is not broken.

First up NYC Diesel, a mix of Sour Diesel and Afghani that is a great med for easing stress. Its calming effect is due to the heavy CBD to THC ratio, 11.68% CBD to 9.17% THC. The pain relief is there for those that have pain related anxiety. The problem with treating just pain with pills is that it does nothing for the constant worry of being broken and hurting. NYCD was made to get you up and about while reducing pain.

Ruby Slippers has twice the CBD to THC ratio. This blend has an immense calming effect with just enough THC to keep you off the couch. Its striking visual temptation matches its heavy effects on the body and mind. Himalayan Kush and Utopia Haze combine for a 10.69% CBD and 5.62% THC balance. The smell is sweet oily with a hint of citrus from the bud. The smoke is pleasant and smooth. Immediate cerebral effects come on and finish with a clam body finish. This Micro is available in concentrates and capsules for the patient’s convenience.

Samples were obtained at Ranier Express in Olympia WA by way of The Wizard’s Garden, specializing in CBD rich medicine. Harvest season is upon us, which promises some unusual Micro Strain combinations.

• Bob Montoya

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