July 6, 2012 12:05
This seductive indica-dominant hybrid from Amsterdam Mart in Los Angeles has plenty of qualities to recommend, but its most unique property is its flavor. Trying to describe what the smoke does to the tongue is difficult because it’s so unlike that of most strains. It’s not skunky—there’s no acrid smell or aftertaste to it—and it’s definitely not earthy, as with the Afghan varieties. It’s slightly sweet, but we’d be hard-pressed to attribute any notes of fruitiness to it. If we had to choose a single word to describe its flavor, it would have to be perfume—and if we had two words, it would be French perfume. Sensuous, classy, fine French perfume—of the kind you smoke. It’s also a lovely specimen of cannabis, a credit to the delicate art of cultivation. Aqua-green like a forest in summer, with golden trichomes and deep orange hairs, the densely packed, lobed buds that are Amsterdam OG will impress anyone who knows how difficult it is to pull off such a botanical feat. The stone, which you’ll feel down to the tips of your toes given that the variety is 80 percent indica, is calming and uplifting at once—this is marijuana to break out at the end of a stressful day. For patients with arthritis, migraines, insomnia and chronic pain, it’s the perfect prescription for relief.