Millions of Americans will suffer from nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite while battling cancer and other serious illnesses this year. And few things stomp chemo-nausea like the 30 year-old, now-medical marijuana strain, Blue Cheese, beloved by pretty much all of Western Civilization, and available regularly at Bay Area dispensaries.
The Green Cross in San Francisco has an exemplary batch of this fruity, funky alternative medicine, which is a light, airy, throwback compared to the dark, dense modern hits like Girl Scout Cookies or GDP.
Blue Cheese comes from UK Cheese and Blueberry – two, decades-old, elemental lines of ganja. UK Cheese is an iconic F1 variation of the famed Skunk #1 lineage, and was reportedly popularized by an alternative squatters commune called Exodus in the early ’90s.
Blueberry is even older – a ’70s mix of Mexican Oaxaca, Purple Thai, and Afghanistan buds that can smell like a blueberry. Together – they’re basically globalization enshrined at the DNA level.
The Green Cross’ batch was grown indoors in Mendocino, CA. and was fluffy, light green and dark green with orange pistils, and pungent. Growers have told me they abandoned Cheese after one cycle, as an unmistakable cheese-funk gets into your clothes and permeates the hair, they moan. But the Blueberry really brings all of its floral, sweet, fruity notes to bear, restraining cheese’s nostril attack.
The leafy, light, long bud shape is a hallmark of its tropical ancestry, but the trichome production is all afghani. Grinding elicits even more blueberry-funk, and Blue Cheese’ smoke is medium-bodied and spicy.
This 80% indica-dominant strain has a medium-level of THC (16.5%, with .1% CBD, and no CBN). And fast-acting inhaled THC – usually in joints, pipes, or more healthy vaporizers – brings on appetite like few medicines on Earth, doctors report. There are about 60 other cannabinoids in cannabis, and there’s something else in Blueberry that seems to ratchet up the munchies. Patients also report using this strain for stress, saying it causes relaxation without being sedative. Thirty dollars per eighth at The Green Cross through August 18.