White Fire OG x Kuchi
Simply Pure, 2000 W. 32nd Avenue, Denver, CO 80211
This Rolex OG Kush strain is wonderfully developed, with firm buds that taper from fat bottoms to slender tips. Cosmetically I find it very pleasing when buds resemble the family Christmas tree, or Holiday tree if that better suits your viewpoint. The color of green is quite dark like a typical pine, which contrasts pleasantly with the robust trichome development so typical of most Kush strains. Red hairs and shimmering crystals (kief) pop from the darker canvas to create an overall aesthetic of potent potential. I would also add that there are few to none loose leaves or shake with this sample from Simply Pure.
These Rolex OG Kush flowers have a complex terpene profile. They smell floral with the faint scent of Pine-Sol and fuel.
I noticed that the Rolex crumbed deliciously when loading a glass spoon with even more trichomes revealed within. This is conducive to easy loading and rolling if you are in a tight spot, coupled with a fast, even burn Rolex is convenient to manage anywhere. Actually, it is so easy to pull on this strain that I found myself drawing in a larger hit than I had planned.
Rolex is a head changer no question. My first hit was a whopper, but after repeated consumption I noticed that no matter the amount inhaled the effects are largely the same. I don’t mean this to be a disclaimer but you might not want to have anything too serious planned for the roughly thirty or forty-five minutes after consuming this particular Kush strain. That is not to say there is a certain, “befuddled” quality to this high however. I felt in reasonable control of my faculties and was able to enjoy the altering effects without unpleasant side effects like anxiety…or the simple animal fear that sometimes accompanies a dalliance with real head changers.
On the whole this a very solid bud. I very much enjoyed the exterior with its contrast between dark green leaf, deep red hairs, and a growth of crystalline trichomes which, when taken altogether, conjure images of the mine in Snow White, or the previously mentioned non-denominational Holiday tree. The mind altering effects were impressive, and I really enjoyed the cerebral high that actually stuck around for longer than I expected. At least an hour after smoking I was still feeling the burn. Because this strain provides more cerebral relaxation than body, I would recommend this for parties or just hanging out with friends. Once again, you might want to reserve some time after consumption to let the initial effects of Rolex OG Kush play out before doing anything like operating heavy machinery.
I peered through a glass display case protecting cannabis at Denver’s Pure Marijuana Dispensary on Bannock Street; Stevie Wonder peered back at me as I asked myself, “how do strains get their names?”
Moments before, I was waiting in Pure’s oddly soothing, Easter-colored waiting room enjoying some semi-obscure hip hop. At that time, my only concern was “I want the good stuff.” The always-friendly receptionist with a necktie collection that would make Craig Sager blush—this time sporting a red, patterned number—called me into the sales area. Once I began inspecting the cannabis on display, my focus quickly shifted to Stevie Wonder—an affordable sativa cannabis strain.
Bodhi Seeds breeds a Stevie Wonder strain that is crossed from Sensi Star, Trainwreck, Blueberry, and Bubba Kush. Could this Stevie Wonder be the same strain? I asked Pure’s very helpful staff about their Stevie Wonder’s genetics. As it turns out, Pure’s grower has kept their Stevie Wonder’s parent genetics a proprietary secret; in fact, it is the only strain shrouded in such secrecy. Nothing grabs my attention more than forbidden fruit, so I purchased an eighth for my personal investigation. After repeated “taste testing,” my guess is Pure’s Stevie Wonder is a cross between Durban Poison and Blue Dream and, thus, is different from the Bodhi Seeds strain; but that is only a guess.
Pure’s Stevie Wonder is a fairly dense, well-cured, and hand-trimmed flower. The flower is moss green with the occasional dark green patch, lightly speckled with orange (attributable to the flower’s numerous but small pistils), and has a steady covering of trichomes. Upon first whiff, Pure’s Stevie Wonder has strong pine, pepper, and sweet notes with an undertone of lavender. After breaking up the flower, however, a tide of sweet berry fragrance dominates the flower’s aroma. Not surprisingly, Stevie Wonder’s flavor is sweet overall with berry notes.
While Stevie Wonder’s physical attributes are certainly pleasant, the strain’s effects really impressed me. I lean towards heady, active sativas; boy, did Stevie deliver. After just one joint, a wave of energy, mental stimulation, and joy washed over me. I felt like doing Stevie Wonder’s patented head bob. I was so mentally stimulated, in fact, that I engaged my friend in a terribly interesting conversation about the modern state of country music; I hate country music. And Stevie did not stop there. In addition to its mental effects, I still somehow felt relaxation in my face and body that was accompanied by a massaging sensation around my brain—as if Stevie himself was tickling my brain with his ever-dexterous fingers the way he tickles the ivories.
In my opinion, Pure Marijuana Dispensary’s Stevie Wonder offers the best of both worlds: an energetic, mentally stimulating experience accompanied by satisfying body stimulation. I am not sure how most strains get their name, but I think I can venture a guess about Pure’s Stevie Wonder. I would absolutely recommend Stevie Wonder to anyone who enjoys a heady sativa or energizing and uplifting effects.