Cannabis Strains – Ghost Train Haze

Ghost Train Haze is a Sativa cross between Ghost OG and Neville’s Wreck developed by the Colorado breeders Rare Dankness.

Ghost Train Haze

Active Ingredient Stats from package:

  • TAC (Total Active Cannabinoids): 26.6%
  • CBG-A (Cannabigerol): 0.1%
  • THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid): 24.8
  • THC: (Tetrahydrocannabinol): 0.8%
  • CBD-A (Cannabidiolic Acid ): 0.1%

You can learn what these ingredients are by reading the post: What Are the Active Ingredients in Cannabis?

Ghost Train Haze

This sample is from 14 gram purchase from a Massachusetts dispensary. Here is a microscopic view of Ghost Train Haze.

Ghost Train Haze

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A Cannabis Mutation

The Yankee Stoner is still new to the weed growing scene with only two successful harvests so far. I germinated a batch of Blueberry seeds I purchased from a popular seed company on New Years Day. Imagine my surprise when I noticed one of the seedlings had sprouted into an interesting mutation… three cotyledon leaves.

Blueberry Cannabis seedlings

Like any other inquisitive Cannabis farmer, I went to the web to seek out an explanation for this phenomenon. There seems to be some confusion with some calling the phenomenon tri-lateral branching and others claim it is a whorled phytolaxy. From what I can decipher, they may be the same thing. Whorled phytolaxy is an organism having three or more times the haploid chromosome number. Tri-lateral branching is a manifestation of the phytolaxy, where the plant has “extra features”, in this case, three cotyledons and branches instead of the normal two.

The Cannabis “forums” couldn’t agree on the future of this plant. Some post were positive, predicting greater growth and bigger buds. The naysayers said to expect a male plant with smaller flowers. The inferior genetics may result in a possible hermaphrodite and advise no cloning. Whatever the future holds for this plant, I am excited to watch it grow and see what develops

Cannabis Trifoliate

As the proud father of a mutant cannabis plant, I fawned over the seedling as it began to veg out. I patiently waited for the sex of this plant to reveal itself. If it is a male, should I let it flower and make some seeds? Should I clone her if she’s a female? After 8 weeks I switched the light cycle over to 12/12.

On the 51st day of growth I have confirmed it’s a Girl!

Cannabis pistils

…to be continued.

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Reliable Bud Does It Again.

Reliable BudCannabis is legal, and this weekend the Stoners gathered again to celebrate their favorite plant. The Reliable Bud team has gone to great lengths to bring Cannabis to the people. Another jam-packed “We Love Our Buds” event in Spencer, Massachusetts last weekend has proven, once again, that Cannabis is here to stay. Billed as a “BYOC” – Bring Your Own Cannabis – there was no shortage of Cannabis to consume.

Reliable Bud event

These events illustrate just how much Cannabis means to Massachusetts. When legalization became a reality in this state, Reliable Bud went right to work bringing stoners together and celebrating all things Cannabis. Today Reliable Bud maintains a Cannabis networking and promotion machine aimed at keeping Cannabis companies and consumers connected. “We Love Our Buds” was a great example of Reliable Bud’s networking capabilities.

dab bar

Cannabis Moon RocksReliable Bud brought together so many different ways to consume Cannabis under one roof it was impossible to try it all. Vendors were eager to share everything from dabs to dog biscuits. There were so many high quality Cannabis flowers with countless jars displayed about the vendors’ tables with pride. The Yankee Stoner even got a chance to sample some of those yummy extra special Cannabis nuggets: Moon Rocks.

There was considerable growth among the many fledgling companies I met nearly a year ago. It was great to see many vendors returning with more product and even more enthusiasm. Reliable Bud is doing a great job keeping the Cannabis industry connected.

Make sure you check out the Reliable Bud website, like the Reliable Bud Facebook page AND get their mobile phone App. Keep connected so you won’t miss the next “We Love Our Buds” Cannabis event!

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Cannabis Strains – Granola Funk

The Granola Funk cannabis strain is a cross between the Girl Scout Cookie and Wookie 15. A nearly even Indica/Sative mix, Granola Funk gets its name from a smell similar to hippies making granola.

granola funk cannabis

Active Ingredient Stats from package:

  • TAC (Total Active Cannabinoids): 19.9%
  • THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid): 18.3%
  • THC: (Tetrahydrocannabinol): 0.1%
  • CBC (Cannabichromene): 0.1%

You can learn what these ingredients are by reading the post: What Are the Active Ingredients in Cannabis?

This sample of Granola Funk was purchased at a Massachusetts dispensary. Here is a microscopic view of Granola Funk:

granola funk microscope

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Cannabis Strain – Tutankhamon

Tutankhamon, or King Tut, is a sativa dominate strain bred from the well known AK-47. This is a strong Sativa with an uplifting high that is great as a social lubricant.

Tutankhamon Cannabis strain

Active Ingredient Stats from package:

  • TAC (Total Active Cannabinoids): 19.6%
  • THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid): 18.7%
  • THC: (Tetrahydrocannabinol): 0.1%
  • CBD (cannabidiol): 0.1%
  • CBC (Cannabichromene): 0.1%

You can learn what these ingredients are by reading the post: What Are the Active Ingredients in Cannabis?

Tutankhamon

This sample was purchased at a dispensary in Massachusetts. Here is a microscopic view of Tutankhamon.

microscopic Tutankhamon

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Fudge Covered Devil Dogs

Stoners are most famous for their love of food. This is so well known it has become the primary pot smoker’s behavior stereotype. As anyone who inhales can tell you, Cannabis just makes food taste better. How else could Taco Bell be revered as acceptable cuisine by thousands of stoners?

The Yankee Stoner is a lover of all things edible. I like to call myself a Multivore. Let me state right here that this is NOT a recommended diet but it can be a fun one. If a cool new snack food is released, I’m gonna try it. Like these reimagined classics right here…

Fudge Devil Dogs

One of the primary Stoner food groups: the Snack Cakes, Devil Dogs have always been a staple of the Drakes snack cake line. I grew up on these modified moon pie-like chocolate cake and crème creations. Shaped like a Hot Dog for easy handling and accurate gorging, Devil Dogs had one major flaw, however, they were as dry as a popcorn fart. Without a quart of milk to wash em down, Devil Dogs were nearly inedible.

Then Drakes covered them with fudge.

It makes one wonder what took them so long. These fudge covered yummers are freakin’ awesome. Put that milk away because this configuration of cake, cream and chocolate fudge creates the perfect balance of moisture and texture. Could this be the perfect stoner snack?

Fudge Covered Devil Dogs

Spark one up and enjoy a box of the Fudge Covered Devil Dogs. Trust me on this one, they are good.

cannabis and food

Cannabis Strains – Platinum Kush

Platinum Kush is an indica-dominant strain that is named from the platinum hue the flowers take on. The smoke is very sweet with an incense and wood finish.

Platinum Kush seems fairly mellowing with total active Cannabinoids reaching 20% or so.

This Cannabis was NOT purchased at a dispensary so no stats are available. Here is a closer look at Platinum Kush:

platinum kush

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Cannabis Strain – Durban Poison

Durban Poison is a landrace Sativa originating from the South African city of Durban. This uplifting strain is a perfect “Wake and Bake” smoke.

Durban Poison

Active Ingredient Stats from package:

  • TAC: (Total Active Cannabinoids): 19.5%
  • D9 THC-A: (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid): 18%
  • D9 THC: (Tetrahydrocannabinol): 0.5%
  • CBD: (cannabidiol): 0.1%
  • CBC: (Cannabichromene): 0.1%

Durban Poison bud

This sample is from a Massachusetts dispensary. Here is a microscopic view of Durban Poison.

Durban Poison

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Cannabis Strain – The Chronic

The Chronic is a balanced hybrid cross between Northern Lights, Skunk, and AK-47 originally bred by Serious Seeds.

The Chronic bud pile

Active Ingredient Stats from package:

  • TAC (Total Active Cannabinoids): 27%
  • THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid): 26%
  • THC: (Tetrahydrocannabinol): 0.2%
  • CBD (cannabidiol): 0.2%
  • CBD-A (Cannabinolic Acid): 0.1%
  • CBC (Cannabichromene): 0.1%

This sample was purchased from a Massachusetts Dispensary. Here is a microscopic view of The Chronic:

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Canna Cocoa

Warm milk maybe the traditional bedtime beverage but I have a recipe that might change the sleepytime game forever. The active ingredient in this hot drink is canna butter, regular unsalted butter infused with Cannabis.

Canna Butter

By now most of you should know something about Canna Butter. I won’t go into the Canna Butter making process here but I can say the Magical Butter unit an easy way to produce your own without much fuss. Yankee Stoner will revisit the Magical Butter system in a future post.

Magical Butter

Once you have the Canna Butter, it can be added to any number of edibles. I find this hot infusion of Canna Butter is the most effective way to consume Cannabis. Normally when I consume Cannabis I am always unsure whether I am feeling the effects. With this yummy drink, I feel the desired euphoria come on fast enough to ease my sleep issues.

This “Hot Snoopy” (see where I went there?) is simply a blended mixture of Almond Milk, Turmeric, Cocoa Powder and the Canna Butter. Adjust the measurements to suit you own tastes. We add a”shake” of the Turmeric and a mere teaspoon of powdered Cocoa to the pre-heated Almond Milk and plop in a hefty tablespoon of Canna Butter. Make this drink smooth and creamy by whipping up the hot concoction in a blender of some sort. We use our Nutribullet to achieve a super frothy treat. Drop in the necessary Marshmallow and you are on you way to Sleepyville.

Cannabis Drink

Like the famous Hot Toddy, there will always be room for recipe variations and the combinations could be endless. Cinnamon, Vanilla, maple syrup, other types of milk… the only limit is your taste buds. The Canna Butter adds its own unique flavor I find appealing so I like to limit additives.

You can substitute the Canna Butter with a Cannabis infused Coconut Oil (you can also make in a Magical Butter unit) for a equally yummy Vegan version of the drink.