Bubba Kush from OCPC medical marijuana review

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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

Orange County Patient Care

1921 Carnegie Ave. Suite 3H

Santa Ana, Ca 92705

949-752-6272

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Cookies and Dream from OCPC medical marijuana review

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Orange County Patient Care (OCPC) is fast becoming my dispensary of choice in central Orange County.  Located just off of Red Hill Ave in Santa Ana, I found OCPC while trying to locate a dispensary that provided easier access to my south Orange County location.  Aside from the easy access off of the I5 and its clean, welcoming waiting and viewing rooms, the quality of OCPC’s medication is the reason for my return business.

My budtender checked me in as a new customer and then welcomed me at the door to the viewing room.  She asked if I knew what I wanted, and I played dumb to gain her most honest suggestions.  I tend to lean towards hybrids for their encompassing highs, and after I showed interest in a few blonds, she suggested Cookies and Dream, a hybrid pulling heavily from the sativa strain, Cookies and Cream.  Immediately I noticed the light scent- not weedy at all.  The color is a very pale green, almost white, with sugary crystals.  I am a stickler for ripe, fuzzy flowers.  OCPC keeps their buds in smaller storage jars and use sample jars for inspection of the buds to keep their selling stock fresh.  This particular strain was sticky to the touch, leaving a residue on hands, grinders, and scissors.

I primarily smoked Cookies and Dream out of a glass pipe.  When smoking a bowl of good greens, an old toking buddy of mine used to light only one half of the packed bowl at a time in order to save the fresh flavor for other smokers in the circle.  I found myself practicing this approach with the whole eighth of medicine.  Each time my flame touched untoasted greens, the sweet flavor of vanilla bean filled my lungs.  However, unlike most potent buds, the smoke is unassuming.  After two 1.5 gram blunts, my friend’s home was warmed as if by an expensive Yankee candle rather than fouled by a skunky herb.

Cookies and Dream was an airy, cerebral high.  I never felt too high, even after smoking a few blunts.  Video games, writing, and working socially with others were all unaffected by this delightful smoke.  I was talkative and cheerful.  This medication did wonders for my depression and social anxiety.  My thoughts would often wander while using this medication, and I found it difficult to focus on reading or watching tv.  This wasn’t necessarily a negative.

Cookies and Dream- $50 = 1/8

Orange County Patient Care

1921 Carnegie Ave. Suite 3H

Santa Ana, Ca 92705

949-752-6272