Beaster Weed

I recently picked up a new 1/8 of one of the more interesting strains I've had in my travels. I say "interesting" in a neutral way though because the weed was very much unlike any cannabis I've encountered in my travels. When I gave this nug a whiff, it smelled earthy and almost like bark or... maybe even a pet store. Midway through my first joint of it, I came to the (admittedly stoned) realization that the smell I was trying to place during the pre-smoke exam was the zoo.

The zoo?

Yes. But a fellow connoisseur once passed nugs around and said "smells like doodoo right? that's good though." With that in mind, I ventured onward with more confidence.

These buds are small and the nugs are dense. It's notably soft and fluffy with red hairs, but it was prepubescent relative to some of the other nugs I've seen in my day. The stems cling on pretty strongly to the buds and the whole texture is pretty fibrous. The nug was seemingly devoid of crystals.

I did a bit of reading to see what the deal was with this earthy, crystaless weed and from what I read, this is referred to as a "beaster" which is a treated, de-kiefed style of weed from Canada. The kief is used to make hash, leaving a mediocre blocked out style of herb.

Smokability I would say is low. It hit very hard and unpleasantly and I was barely able to keep the joint lit. The smell of the zoo came through and became the taste of the zoo. It was kind of difficult to even finish the joint because the taste was so bitter.

With all that being said, it gets you STONED but not high whatsoever, largely due to the indica dominance. I often times was unable to even tell I was stoned. It made my body lazy and slowed me down mentally leaving me unsatisfied after my previous success with Afgooey. It's not a clear sativa high by any means.

While it puts your body to sleep, it does have a sense of low canabinol to THC ratio. Resulting in the more anxious side of being high. I wouldn't say this is a negative, just if you're prone to being anxious from smoking, this strain might not be for you. I haven't gotten post smoke symptoms though like cotton mouth or munchies, just couch lock.

I would caution future buyers to be wary of this smell. If these qualities seem to not fit your ideal high and you smell it and think it smells like hay and manure at the zoo, you might want to hold off or check out the alternatives. Also, I tried using a vape, and it was pointless because the buds have been stripped of all the resin glands, thus leaving it unvapable.


While it definitely wasn't my first choice, it sufficed. So if you want pain relief, a sleeping aid, or you don't value taste in weed, then by all means pick up this weed from your local medical supplier, which in this case is more likely to be sketchy teenagers in another sketchy parking lot. However, if you have any taste in cannabis, stay away from the zoo smell because it's simply a sign of generic B.C. weed.


Northwest Afgooey

So I am going to kick off this blog of cannabis reviews with Afgooey.

While on a break from school (and thus the LA area) I have had an interesting set of experiences with picking up. Many of the 1/8's have been no-name weed, but this week I came across Afgooey. Despite my claims of connoisseurship, I had yet to try Afgooey.

I met up with an old pal from high school who I had gone to with my complaints of what seemed to be a totally dry week. Conveniently she had just acquired a large amount of this luscious herb and so I left with a baggy of one large nug, flattened into a sort of weed bar almost.

Upon my first examination I am overcome by the sweet smell. It has a definite tang of fruitiness similar to the "tropical" skunk I've found in the past. I've had this laying around for a week now and whenever I open the container I put it in, I still have that first reaction and think to myself "Oh yeah, that's what it smells like." The smell is a nice prelude or foreplay to each session.

The nug wasn't particularly dense and had what I'd say are medium sized buds. It was fairly sticky though. The buds would end up even sticking to my thumb when packing.

So the first round (bong bowls) I found it to be a fairly mild sort of smoke. It hit like candy, but this sweetness diminished after the greens more than I hoped. But now that I've had it for a week I've concluded that it's best vaped. The vaporizer really allows you to appreciate the flavor that would be lost in a bong hit. It's like inhaling warm minty, herby, candy flavor.

This strain perfectly complemented a cool northwest day, or for a cool day in any direction I would assume. The strong sativa high was very visual and heady. The colors of the trees and sky and sun all meshed together and I had a jolly stony grin the whole time. Definitely more "high" than "stone" though.

In summary, this strain is very nice particularly for it's scent, smokability, vapability (recommended), and vibrant high. I recommend getting it from your local club or set of teenagers in a sketchy parking lot at night.