Medicine of the Moment – Lavender

I stopped by the collective* the other day and I picked up a strain I photographed a few weeks ago called Lavender. For me, is just what I needed as my medicine-of-the-moment today…

Lavender

Here’s some information from Kind Green Buds about this strain

Lavender brings together a world of weed. Strains with histories that traverse Afghanistan, Hawaii, Korea, the U.S., and Europe are all melded together in this 3-way cross. An exotic looking strain, Lavender develops the darkest purple coloration you can imagine. The color is intense, with the leaves turning nearly to black at the ends, they are so deeply saturated with color. The extra dense buds give off a sensually spicy smell akin to Afghanistan hash.

and…

Lavender has a flavor that is similar to Afghani hash, producing a captivating high that circulates through every chakra. A terrific evening or rainy day smoke, Lavender will leave you feeling relaxed and mellow, possibly to the point of sleep.

and the bullet-point info…

  • Hybrid (Sativa / Indica)
  • Origins – Super Skunk x Big Skunk Korean x Afghani Hawaii

source: http://www.kindgreenbuds.com/marijuana-strains/lavender.html

My Subjective and Informal Review

Mellow. Comfortable. Forgot about the depression battle for awhile. I think I experienced the “captivating high that circulates through every chakra” mentioned in the information above… if that’s another way of saying “body comfort.”

The smell is spicy, leaning towards a sage smell. Smokes very nicely.

Medicine of the Moment

I really mean that about my medicine-of-the-moment. I use medical marijuana for treating the symptoms that come along with the bi polar spectrum, ranging from the deep physical and mental depression to the less-frequent episodes of hypo-mania.

For those of you who share this same disorder, or you’ve known someone close to you with bi polar disorder, you know this is an ever-changing illness. And the needs of the illness change everyday.

Some days the body just feels ill, some days the sadness is the overwhelming reality, most days my body just feels really uncomfortable – like I don’t really fit in my own skin, etc. I call it the bipolarcoaster.

Over the last eleven years I’ve taken just about every prescription medication that available for my condition. I’ve been working with the same doctor during this time, and she’s a really good doctor. It’s not her fault, it’s the inadequate medicines the pharmaceutical companies sell.

Bi polar disorder is a tricky illness to medicate, but the herb, available in such a wide variety of strains, makes dealing with the symptoms possible on days that would otherwise push you over the edge.

Here’s the photos…

Photo Gallery

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* – the collective means The Treehouse Collective in Long Beach…

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