This appropriately named Dutch strain has THC levels that can reach upwards of 20%, making for a relaxed body high that can be too powerful for some new users. Experienced tokers, however, can usually summon enough energy to be active despite the high. Euphoria and happiness are also common with Vanilla Kush. This strain is good for mental conditions and arthritis pain. Not surprisingly, it tastes and smells of vanilla, with sweet lavender notes. The bud has a light green appearance that is also reminiscent of vanilla. Dry mouth is likely, though other adverse affects are mild. Vanilla Kush is mostly indica (30:70 sativa/indica ratio), and it descends from a Kashmiri Hash Plant and an Afghani Kush. It’s most popular in Colorado and Oregon, though it can be found elsewhere. Vanilla Kush is easy to cultivate, making it an ideal choice for patients who grow at home, and it produces a high yield. Due to its powerful high, newcomers and occasional smokers might do well to avoid this strain. But it’s perfect for anyone in search of a nice, soothing body high.
Live Resin uses fresh, frozen whole cannabis flowers as opposed to buds that have been dried and cured. Extracting the oil from fresh plants captures a unique aroma that gets lost in the curing process. Extract artists applaud live resin for its high terpene content, but what do lab-tested terpene profiles of live resins have to say about it? Terpene analyses confirm that live resin indeed has more of a “fresh plant” terpene profile than cured-bud extractions.