Name: Bennett Valley Kush
Type: Indica dominant.
Genetics: [Afghani Kush X Tahoe OG Kush] Bennett Valley is a premium wine-grape growing subregion in Sonoma County near the southern tip of Santa Rosa. I read this strain was gifted to former High Times writer and cannabis cultivator Kyle Kushman by a fellow grower, and since then it has been cultivated under his expert watch using the Kushman Veganics technique he advocates.
Price: It was $59 an eighth at Peace in Medicine for the limited time it was available. Hills Farmacy sells it for $70 an eighth, and to be honest it’s actually worth that ridiculous price for this level of quality.
Appearance: Tightly manicured buds with copper colored pistils. This ranks as some of the frostiest cannabis I’ve ever seen. So covered in trichomes it’s actually more white than green.
Smell: Earthy and pungent with a hint of sweetness.
Flavor: Tahoe OG’s ultra sour pine profile appears on the inhale, while Afghani Kush adds a touch of spice, hash, and soil on the exhale. It’s amazing how the distinct flavors of its legendary parent genetics come through so clearly in a well rounded way, much like an aged fine wine.
Buzz Length: Extremely long for flowers. 4+ hours!
Medical Uses: Anxiety, Arthritis, Cramps, Crohn’s disease, Fibromyalgia, H.I.V/AIDS, I.B.S, Insomnia, Migraines.
Overall: Kushman describes the benefits of veganics best when he says, [it’s] “simply the purest, cleanest medicine possible.” After sampling his handiwork I would have to say I agree with him 100%. The defining characteristic of veganics for me is the supreme smoothness of every single hit. I can hold it in for as long as I want, and if I didn’t know better I wouldn’t believe I had inhaled smoke. Bennett Valley Kush has been entered into the 2012 High Times SF Medical Cannabis Cup, and I predict it wins as the best Indica.