Blue Cheese – Kootenay Labs Shatter – INDICA HYBRID 1g
This indica-dominant hybrid (20:80 sativa/indica ratio) is fairly potent, with THC levels reaching 20%. As its name suggests, it tastes strongly of blue cheese, giving it a flavour distinct from other Cheese varieties. The aroma is a mix of blue cheese and sweet blueberries. The original Cheese strain, which was first bred in the United Kingdom, was bred with a Blueberry male, resulting in a name and a strain focused on the blue. The same definitely can’t be said of the high, a mix of joy and euphoria with deep-body relaxation. The indica is very apparent in the body high, while the sativa portion keeps the strain lively. Blue Cheese is a good choice when treating anxiety, depression, or pain, but it also works well on migraines, PTSD, ADHD, and bipolar disorder. Insomniacs can find strong relief in this strain as well. Dry mouth is possible, as are dry eyes. This strain is relatively easy to find in Colorado and the West Coast, less so elsewhere. Cheese and its offspring remain mostly a British phenomenon, but the unique flavour and aroma, coupled with a stress-reducing high perfect for late nights.
Shatter, with its flawless amber glass transparency, has a reputation for being the purest and cleanest type of extract. But translucence isn’t necessarily the tell-tale sign of quality. The consistency and texture of oil come down to different factors entirely.
The reason shatter comes out perfectly clear has to do with the molecules. Which, if left undisturbed, form a glass-like appearance. Heat, moisture, and high terpene contents can also affect the texture, turning oils into a runnier substance that resembles sap (hence the commonly used nickname “sap”). Cannabis Oils with a consistency that falls somewhere between glassy shatter and viscous sap is often referred to as “pull-and-snap.”