Strain: Red Congolese
Grade: Top shelf/Private reserve
Price: $55 per 1/8 oz.
Purchased at: Caliva
Guest review by Calvin Kushman.
Today I will smoke some of my absolute favorite sativa, Red Congolese. According to Leafly.com, many cannabis researchers have stated that this sativa can be considered a landrace strain. I’ll let Leafly explain what a landrace is:
“Historical documents from around the world, some dating as far back as 2900 B.C., tell us cannabis has lived alongside humans for thousands of years, cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes. Many growers believe the earliest cannabis strains sprouted in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan and Pakistan and eventually spread to other areas, including South America, Asia, Jamaica, Africa, and even Russia. We call these indigenous strains landraces.”
The parental strains of RC are all landrace strains: Mexican, African, and Afghani. This is definitely not one of Donald Trump’s favorites. The dispensary where I bought it from is the only place I have ever seen it. They always have it in stock too, which means it is probably grown on-site. The nugs are very colorfully detailed with bright red hairs under a layer of trichomed crystalline.
From the fresh nug I smell sage, pine, cedar, garden fertilizer (“earthy”), and a light note of organic sugar cane.
TIME TO LIGHT UP:
The light note of sugar cane was right at the beginning. Immediately the sage, cedar, pine, oak, and maybe 2 or 3 unnamed woods rapidly rush through. Its like a forest fire inside the paper. The sweetness returns in the inhale every other hit. The aftertaste of the exhale is almost like an aromatic blend of pipe tobacco. In other words for all you cigar smokers reading this for amusement, this joint is similar to the Acid line of cigars. The final two hits tasted like similar to zippo lighter fluid.
I’m feeling small surges of energy in my arms and legs. I can’t decide if I want to run in the streets, through the rush hour traffic, or go back into my room to play with saran wrap. My shoulder had stiffened in deep pain earlier but now it is numb and flexible. I think I’ll do what all of you guys are doing. I’m going to smoke a cigar, drink some whiskey, and drive to work. Yeah, I just realized I have to be at work in an hour. Good thing I didn’t smoke any Indica today.
By the way, if you are fat and/or trying to lose weight, and if you are afraid to smoke weed because you don’t want the typical hunger rage that follows the high; you don’t have to worry about it with Red Congolese. This is one of the few strains that actually suppresses hunger. Actually I shouldn’t say it like that. I really can’t guarantee anything for certain since everyone’s body chemistry is different causing all types of reactions. But I still recommend trying this strain anyway. I mean chances are, you’re probably going to eat a whole shit ton of fat-ass food later anyway right? Might as well get high beforehand.
Thank you Calvin for another fine review.
From Green Doctor Network:
“Sativa strain types are known to produce an uplifting and cerebral high that is typically very energizing and stimulating. Sativa are known to make you laugh uncontrollably or engage in in-depth conversations about the meaning of life. These strains typically cause you to analyze the human experience and think creatively, which makes Cannabis Sativa very popular among philosophers, artists and musicians. Some Sativa have even been found to enhance lights and sounds, making music, movies, and the rest of your surroundings more vibrant than ever before.”
“The effects produced by Indica strain types are very relaxing and narcotic-like, typically providing a full-body, or “couch-locked” effect. Indica are perfect for those days spent curled up on the couch watching TV, or surfing the web. However, most people use Cannabis Indica after a long day at work to relieve stress, provide full-body pain relief, and help them fall asleep at night.
“Indica strains are ideal for chronic pain, muscle spasms, anxiety, nausea, appetite stimulation, and sleep deprivation. Individuals who suffer from diseases like multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, lupus, sleep apnea and insomnia tend to benefit from the effects of Cannabis Indica.”
“There are a wide range of cannabis strains in between Indica and Sativa. These strains are known as “Hybrids” and show traits directly related to the genetics in its lineage. Hybrids can be broken down into three basic categories:
1). “Sativa-dominant Hybrids: Cerebral high with a relaxing body effect. Provides physical and mental relief.
2). “Even Hybrids (50/50): Ideal strains for people seeking a perfect balance of head and body.
3). “Indica-dominant Hybrids: These strains provide a full-body pain relief, with a relaxing head high. Recommended for nighttime use to go to sleep, or daytime relief from minor pain. These strains are perfect for patients who suffer from all types of autoimmune diseases as well as insomnia or depression.”
According to Popular Science:
“If you’re an adult who has smoked marijuana in the past year, you’re one of about 30 million Americans who has done so, according to a new survey by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). That’s 9.5% of our population.”
Did you know that there are hundreds more weed review sites than cigar review sites?
THIS IS NOT A RECOMMENDATION TO CONSUME ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES. I am simply trying to educate and shine the light on the medical uses for marijuana. We currently have 25 states that allow legal weed dispensaries in the United States. There is a lot of enlightenment in not only those states…but the other 25 who make it a misdemeanor to a felony for possession. If you choose to use medical marijuana, please do all the research you can before deciding on what is best for you.
Remember…Never smoke cannabis and drive. It is illegal the same as driving drunk in the law’s eyes. Not to mention how dangerous it is. Even if you are only driving 5mph because the cannabis has made you paranoid.
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