April is flying by and our taxes are already due today. I filed mine weeks ago but always feel relieved when April 15th has come and gone. But what better thing to celebrate than the 2018 tax season has come to a close. And, I could think of no better strain to celebrate with than Jah Goo. Jah Goo is an very evenly balanced 50% indica/50% sativa, although some sources say it is an indica strain. And it is widely thought to be a cross between Purple Jasmine and Afgani Goo. Although there are some sources that say it is a cross between the Light of Jah, which is a sativa strain (and a strain that I like a lot). No matter what it’s lineage, this strain is thought to have made its way to North America via Vietnam vets, returning to Canada after the war and it remains a mainstay at most dispensaries in Southern Cali.
Regardless whether this is an indica or a well balanced hybrid, this strain was stunning to look at it -a real eye catcher. The buds of this strain were dense and dark green, dense and laden with trichomes—a trait that I’m told is inherited from its Goo parent. As for the aroma, its berry and pine and the flavor is much sweeter than I expected.
Just as the flavor was unexpected, the effects also were unexpected. Instead of the full body, chill that you would expect to get from an indica strain, this strain was uplifting and actually helped me focus, while also relaxing me. I am always careful with these “hybrid” strains not too over consume them. So, this strain never took on the heavy indica effects that many of the sources I read said I would. I am getting used to expecting the unexpected in my life and I guess it’s even spilled into my choices of weed:).
Expect the unexpected….and thus I found the most delicious chocolatey treat, just in time for Easter-Chocolate Hashberry. Chocolate Hashberry marijuana strain is 50 Indica/50 Sativa hybrid strain and is said to be a rare, Northern California-breed,. It is a cross between Chocolate Thai and Hashberry. and has incredible big, beautiful, multi-colored buds, which smell that like spicy chocolate, which really surprised me. It’s flavor was also chocolatey with berries and some pine. But, chocolate truly is the overwhelming flavor, which again I didn’t expect.
The effects of this strain are also really balanced-uplifting your mood but relaxing your body. It is known to relieve depression and anxiety and yet also boosts energy, increases creativity and improves focus. I needed a boost today to help me go beyond what feels safe and step out of my comfort zone. Expect the unexpected and you may be surprised at what you find!