I consider myself a weed snob. I prefer indoor over outdoor because I feel it’s smoother and smells better. I really only smoke Indica’s or Hybrids in flower form. When I talk about hybrids, I am really talking about the craft style of marijuana. A hybrid is two hand picked strains of the cultivators choosing for very specific reasons. I have a few favorites and I am going to list them in a couple of threads because they are hard to come by. As of Today, I am also adding a Top Shelf section to our site with just the best of the best, no deals on these items. Limited quantities, limited batches.
One we got to Green Buds, a gentleman at the front desk checked our Id’s and laughed at our bad jokes and we made our way to the back to check out the fire we drove for. When we got to the back, he pulled out the glass jar and we had very little left. Good weed travels fast and others were keen to our discovery. We bought almost all that was left. I knew right away that this was the elusive Gelato and I had to have it. I had always heard great things, but never got a chance to actually try it.
The strain was brought to prominence through a rapper out of San Francisco named Berner. Berner is probably one of the biggest marijuana activist and promoters that the music industry has ever seen.
I loaded up my bowl and took a few hits. I knew right away that this weed was strong, really strong. I took 4-5 hits and watched Super Bowl week on the NFL network.
I got lost in thought, I had to write this review, but I couldn’t. How would I explain that this bud will make you lose your way for the rest of the night? How would I write a rave review for weed that people might never get to see?
When I got home, I started grinding up a couple REALLY dense bugs, the Gelato smell hit me.
My first strain that I will talk about is called Gelato. Gelato or Larry Bird as some call it, has a very pungent smell to it. I would call it a sour smell, although some say it smells like Gelato Ice Cream. Gelato is a cross between The Sunset Sherbert Strain and Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. This strain was born out of San Francisco by a grow team called the Cookie Fam. The Cookie Fam is a group of growers that were associated with The Hemp Center, a SF based dispensary.
This deal came across our desk at the Daily Leaf for a 1/8th of Gelato for $40 from Green Buds (see deal). I immediately knew this strain was going to be very close to the genetics found in the Bay Area through the photo that Green Buds posted. I then posted the deal for our followers letting our followers know that we had a great deal on our hands. As soon as work was done, we set off to find this elusive strain.
Here is my plan! I already have a call into the grower, and I want to get as much of this to the masses as possible. I will try my hardest to get more Gelato in the hands of the top shelf smokers! Stay tuned….
My first strain that I will talk about is called Gelato. Gelato or Larry Bird as some call it, has a very pungent smell to it.
“Half the entries we had this year were Cookies,” an Emerald Cup judge told me.
Specifically, it involves Cookies, which in the span of five years has become the best-known name in the marijuana game — thanks largely to Berner putting it directly into Khalifa’s hands — and other strains grown by the San Francisco-bred cultivation crew now internationally famous as the “Cookies Fam.”
“I was popular as fuck from that shit. And the obsession clicked.”
From the start, Berner has been Cookies’ biggest ambassador. And it makes perfect sense that he would make a weed strain popular. Weed strains were how he made himself popular.
There are a few exceptions. Branded edibles, chocolates like Bhang and Kiva, are available in almost every dispensary in California. Through licensing deals, you can find these brands in dispensaries in Colorado and Washington as well. (Production is done in-state; nothing crosses state lines.) And big-time brands are finally becoming aware of the enormous opportunity in marijuana. Bob Marley’s estate has struck a deal with investors from tech financier Peter Thiel’s Privateer Holdings, though “Marley Natural” has yet to appear in consumers’ hands or lungs. Willie Nelson and Snoop Dogg are similarly looking to branch out beyond mere cannabis accessories.
A few days before, Berner’s biggest move yet was announced: the show at the Graham with Cypress Hill. He’s recorded with B-Real before and opened for Cypress Hill at the Regency Ballroom — “for free,” he notes — but this is the big one. He’s producing the show, which means he has to sell 8,500 seats.While breaking up the nug to roll another fattie — the first one ever smoked inside the store, he swears — he admits he’s stressing about it.
Arizona was where Berner grew a thick skin. “I was the Mexican kid with slicked-back hair. I always had to defend myself. It was, ‘Oh, you’re from San Francisco? You’re a faggot,” he says now, in a rapid-fire patter light-years quicker than his lazy rapping flow. “I was like, ‘I dare you to go to Hunter’s Point. I’ll give you $1,000 to ride the 14 bus down Mission wearing blue. Let me know how that goes for you.’”
This line was bigger, its energy higher, egged on by the young men on dirtbikes who popped wheelies while buzzing up and down Haight. More famous locals came through, enough local rappers to fill a mixtape. These hoodies were pricier — around $100 and up — but sold just as quickly.
A line of young people — white and black and brown but skewing urban, with some suburban kids mixed in, conspicuously fronting tough — snaked down the hill on Masonic and to the left up Haight. They were waiting to enter a storefront a few doors down from hip clothier Pink+Dolphin, whose own grand opening not long before also drew a throng of stylesters, scenesters, and local rappers eager to plunk down $80 for a hoodie.
Cookie fam genetics Last May, the annual Bay to Breakers shitshow started two days early in the Haight-Ashbury, right around the time a gold-painted RV rolled up in front of a Haight Street