A little more of the Nepalese Kush from @evanscreekfarms just hit the shelves at @archiveportland and I have to say the previous drop was some of the frostiest flower I’ve laid eyes on. Extraordinary bag appeal with dark indigo accents and a positively caked backside. Calyxes nearly crumble off the stem into frosty little piles and it’s plain to see why this is called a double hashplant. Top note is chalky candies with a berry sweet and floral violet note. A hint of citrus and clove middle note over funky coffee breath base and a bit of vanilla cake to round it all out. Effect is old school indica with an instant relaxation and a downright slowing of the senses. Speaking of slow, you better be quick to pick this one up, the last drop was gone before we could get a proper impression up. 🌱📸: @evanscreekfarms

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Thinking back on a rainy day waterfall hike with some out-of-town friends. They loved the Oregon weed scene but lamented over the lack of smoke spots. So we hit a few waterfalls, brewed coffee in the woods and enjoyed some fine flower in an idyllic setting. Though I can’t wait for the day we can responsibly light up in the lounge of our choice, I have to admit we’ve got it pretty good when it comes to natural smoke spots. I’m filling the calendar with easy hikes and would love to hear some of your favorite summer spots!

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I love a good twist on an old favorite (especially if that twist is followed by licking the joint shut). This GG#12 bred by @mountainview_highgenetics and cultivated by @evanscreekfarms is everything I like about its parent strains in one sweetly scented package. This Gorilla Glue #4 and Golden Ticket Chernobyl cross keeps the dense trichome coverage of the Gorilla Glue and applies a double coating of lemon-lime fruit and funk. Visually, the buds have that near yellow display of well-grown Glue with glowing green under a blanket of pale trichomes. Cracking the jar releases a scent that highlights the cool clean kush top note and tearing into the buds releases tropical forest scents, floral marigold and hints of creamy cantaloupe. The buds break down into pleasing chunks that flake off a bowl at a time. Beefy, individual calyxes scatter over my rolling tray and I break up more than I need for a joint just for the hell of it. The base notes of lightly roasted coffee and evaporative black pepper are just present enough to remind you there’s a little Gorilla amidst the citrus groves. It’s rare I come across something so resinous and flavorful and I have to say I enjoyed this flower down to the last trich coated stem. Absolutely a new favorite. The latest batch @archiveportland went pretty fast but I’ll keep an eye out for future drops so you don’t miss out on the next round. 📸: @no.lens.cap 🌱:@evanscreekfarms

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Revisiting an old favorite and crowd pleaser, this True Blueberry grown by @fidusfamilyfarms is DJ Short’s recreation of his classic Blueberry, (yeah that Blueberry) using a larger selection. The result is candy forward flower that radiates with fresh fruit and complimentary aromas. Berries and cream in the jar and raspberry candy when you first crack into a bud. Slight whiff of applesauce that leads right into clove, cinnamon, nutmeg. Especially pungent after tearing into the flower. Blueberry fruit, both ripe and green. Grape leaf and melon rind round out the herbaceous green notes. Bit of citrus on my fingers after breaking it down. The effect is nice and even, the quintessential example of relaxed and pleasant. Word is that this flower ages well too, so maybe buy a little extra for the head stash. On shelves now @herbal_remedies_503 📸 @stellascannabis

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Admiring the visual representation of each entry for the @cultivationclassic was almost as much fun as smoking the winners. Pretty exciting to get a look at the data growers and consumers are using to drive the market and produce more efficient systems for growing. I’ll just say the future is bright (in a light-dep greenhouse sort of way). Better yet, connecting with all of the genuine, hardworking and passionate industry folks is always a treat. I lifted this pic from @certifieddank, leaders and forward thinkers in the craft cannabis movement. Great weed and better conversation all around!

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Oof. Sessions announced yesterday what was essentially a roll back of drug policy reform. In a memo to thousands, ordered federal prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” in case you were wondering their definition of most serious he clarifies, “the most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences.” Previous Attorney General Eric Holder said it best. “The policy announced today is not tough on crime. It is dumb on crime, It is an ideologically motivated, cookie-cutter approach that has only been proven to generate unfairly long sentences that are often applied indiscriminately and do little to achieve long-term public safety.” This immediate shift in policy is supposedly in service to prosecutors, giving them more power to lay down the letter of the law, sadly it gives them much less flexibility when it comes to lessening sentences. We know how these rules will be enforced because we’ve seen it before. Unfair targeting, legal ramifications that last decades and a increased prison populations. Exactly the reasons the previous administration played softer on these policies. Will be interesting to see how prosecutors react to the change in the coming weeks and months. You know we’ll keep an eye on it.

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