Name: Pine Tar Kush (Clean Green Certified)
From: Harborside Health Center in San Jose.
Type: (I/S) Indica dominant hybrid strain with major Kush origins.
Cost: $17/g – $60/8th (plus tax)
Looks: The gram I received was one large bushel of bright, neon green fox tail shaped calyxes. This usually is attributed to Sativa dominant, but this strain smoked like an Indica all the way. The trichome content on this bud was insane, massive stalks with large cloudy heads gave indication of the high potency of this top shelf flower. The cloudy trichome heads indicate potentially stronger narcotic, Indica effects.
Scent: After a first whiff I detected a sweet and sap like smell, almost like syrup, transitioning into a sweet piney smell that developed to a tree-sap aroma that give this strain it’s name. I broke up a few fat calyxes and threw them into the grinder to get a better idea of the concentrated smell of the strain. Ground up the slower releases a scent identical to that of tree sap. It was as if I had just ground up a freshly chopped down Christmas tree!
Taste: I packed up the HiSi with some freshly ground Pine Tar Kush and sparked up the good o’l BeeLine. The inhale had an initially buttery smooth taste with hints of chamomile tea, definitely more tea-like than earthy. The exhale brought up a sweet melon like flavor with a piney after taste. There was absolutely no coughing, I was thoroughly impressed with the smoothness of the smoke.
High: There was an instant Indica buzz that had my upper body feeling almost completely numb. After a few more hits I felt my eyes begin to droop down low and the munchies begin to kick in. All the while I notice my mood become elevated, I was relaxed and my anxiety was relieved. This high was just as relaxing to the mind as it was to the body. The most noticeable Sativa effect was slight pressure behind forehead and eyes, but with the mental and physical relaxation it was clear this was a mostly Indica dominant strain.
Buzz Length: 2 hours +.
Medicinal Applications: For those seeking a powerful Indica strain to relieve physical pain and stress, also coupled with mentally calming effects this is the perfect strain. It is a very heavy Indica that does not forget to take care of the mind while it relaxes the body.
Overall: The Pine Tar Kush is said to be one of the purest Kush strains available in the bay area. While there may be much debate on the exact origins of “Kush”, one thing is clear: Pine Tar Kush is as rare as it is potent! I’ve only ever seen this strain at Harborside Health Center in Oakland, and recently it has been in stock at their San Jose branch as well. The heavy effects will have even the most experienced smoker feeling medicated much faster than smoking other common Kush strains. On top of everything this batch is grown certified “organic” with the help of the Clean Green Certification program offered to medical cannabis dispensaries here in California as a way to guarantee patients that the cannabis they are receiving is truly grown without harmful chemicals or additives. What would be very exciting is seeing the Pine Tar Kush entered into the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup to go up against two time 2nd place winning Indica strain The True OG to see which is truly the best “true” kush!