Orange County Patient Care (OCPC) usually keeps a jar or two of $35/eighth buds in addition to their usual top shelf strains. For the last few weeks, the featured sale Indica has been Bubba Kush. I don’t usually buy pure Indicas since they tend to put me down early, especially when from a quality dispensary like OCPC. However, my budtender assured me that Bubba was a more mellow body high and wouldn’t overpower me. Relaxation-yes. Uncontrollable weed lock and naps-no. It sounded good, but I’ve woken up on my couch with a half smoked bowl of Indica in my lap enough times. The nuggets didn’t look like anything award worthy, slightly brownish and not overly sparkly under the lamp. They were small buds but lacked all of the stickiness I expect in an Indica. I was about to pass when I took a large whiff of air from deep in the jar as I tend to do when meeting my weed. Scents and tastes are a strong factor in my choices of strain. This harvest of Bubba Kush had a distinct pepper smell. Very strong, like red chili peppers dried together in a clump. For $35 bucks, I had to see what this tasted like.
Bubba Kush broke up soft and pillowy, as a good Indica will. I’ve found that Indicas and Indica dominant hybrids are the best strains for rolling even, steady burning blunts due to the way they break up. The taste was not peppery like the smell suggested (disappointing), but it was herby and still with some spice to it. I took my bottle of Bubba Kush to the LA Kush Expo a few weeks ago. It was a hit with several smokers I met over the day. The high was dreamy and physical. One blunt at sundown had me watching the shadows change across the buildings in downtown LA for an hour. I was lost in a stoney stare. I sometimes use my medicine to treat my arthritis pain, and Bubba Kush was an effective mask. Bubba also carries all of Indica’s appetite stimulation. After one blunt early in the day, I spent $20 at a bakery treat food truck on the Expo grounds. Brilliant product placement.
Final judgement on the Bubba Kush: worth $35 for the eighth, but not a cent more. A good mellow high that won’t make you miss the end of your movie due to sudden weed naps. An excellent pain relaxer.
Bubba Kush- $35 = 1/8
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1921 Carnegie Ave. Suite 3H
Santa Ana, Ca 92705