Blue Cheese from Zen O.C. medical marijuana review


After getting a great little gift bag from Zen O.C. for Halloween, I was anxious to do the same for their Black Friday event.  The flyer said they would be giving them away “while supplies last.”  I arrived at 11:00a, an hour after Zen opened, and already there was a line of 15 before me.  In no time it was my time to go in.  I knew I had to spend $40 to get my free edible, hash, and pre-roll in the gift bag, so I only had forty in cash on me.  Zen O.C. has a great selection of strains at all price ranges, and I was immediately upset I didn’t bring more, as Girl Scout Cookies was in at $55 an eight.  This is my favorite strain right now, and Zen’s is always fire, as they say.  I asked the budtender to recommend between a few forty dollar strains, and he immediately suggested Blue Cheese.  He was dead on.

The flowers are light and fluffy, crumbling nicely when broken up.  This bud is sticky and fragrant, and I always enjoyed breaking it up by hand.  The smell was skunky and sour, like mushy fruit, but also sweet like vanilla.  The green hit wasn’t flavorful and was even a bit harsh.  It smoked heavy, as an Indica can, but it burned very evenly throughout the bowl.   The high was up and euphoric.  Not what an Indica usually is.  It was fantastic for depression and anxiety.  However, there was also a great pain management aspect.  My joints didn’t ache and my back wasn’t sore, despite periods of demanding physical work.  To say it bluntly, this strain made me feel great.  I would recommend it for everyone, for help with everything.  Not being high on this strain is unfortunate and should be prevented with a charitable fund or marathon.  I couldn’t thank the budista more for this suggestion  and at $40, it is an absolute steal.

Blue Cheese (Indica dom. Hybrid):  $40/ eighth

Zen OC

9535 Garden Grove Blvd, Suite # 202

Garden Grove Ca 92844

(714) 636-3153

Girl Scout Cookies from Zen O.C. medical marijuana review


Zen O.C recently moved from Anaheim to Garden Grove, and they seem quite comfortable in their new home.  I chose them in the back of OC Weekly because they were open until 10pm, and I hadn’t planned ahead.  Suddenly in need of medication, I started north just before nine.  Zen OC is not a top shelf dispensary but what I call a “variety” pharmacy.  This doesn’t mean they don’t carry some fine strains, as we will see in a moment.  However, they are one of the few places in Orange County where you can walk out with a $25/ eighth mid grade and $50/ eighth top shelf and be happy with both.

On this recent trip, my $50 eighth was Girl Scout Cookies, an Indica dominant hybrid popular in the Northern California area.  This is one of the few strains I had heard of before I moved here from a non MMJ state, and I was excited to try it.  Would it really taste like thin mints as they say?

The short answer to this question?  Meh.  Maybe?  When you have been told the snozberries taste like snozberries, your mind makes them taste like snozberries.  This bud was tight but puffed up when ground.  It was a darker flower with brown hairs.  A nice strain to handle: just the right amount of sticky and a sweet smell left on the fingers.  I’ve come to expect interesting flavors from Indicas and their hybrids, and Girl Scout Cookies was no exception.  I wanted to believe that the thin mint taste was perfected in this smoke, but that may be subliminal suggestion.  The dark green and brown color certainly suggests chocolate mint, but I’ve heard other interpretations as well.  Remember that Indicas are noted for their taste varieties.  Some have said they have picked up in Girl Scout Cookies hints of berry, cotton candy, and cherry.  I seemed happy with describing it as a chocolate cherry.

An Indica hybrid, the high was physical and euphoric.  Others say the dry mouth is horrible, but I experienced red eye far worse.  I was often tempted to hide my eyes at home, which worked because of the nature of this buzz.  All I wanted to do was sit on my butt until it wore off.  Definitely not an active stone.  I describe this high as being like hugs from a flock of butterflies.  It is warm and tingly.  I assume that’s how butterfly hugs feel.  Worked wonders on my anxiety and stress.  The problems were still there, but I couldn’t care less.  I could see this being a problem if used persistently or long term.  However, for a day off from worry and an uplifting Indica stone, I suggest this strain.  I sat outside with this weed several mornings in a row and just listened to the birds and watched the lizards run around.  A nice side effect is its Indica pain relief properties.  Good if you need to lay down with a migraine but can’t afford to fall asleep.

Girl Scout Cookies- $50= 1/8

Zen O.C.

9535 Garden Grove Blvd. #202

Garden Grove, Ca