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Tahuya is some very special medicine developed for years on the Olympic Peninsula
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Green Ambrosia: Weedeliver

Medical marijuana delivery services require a certain leap of faith on the part of patients. Unlike storefront access points, you can't go in and do a little comparison shopping. But with Green Ambrosia -- covering King County in its delivery area -- I needn't have worried.

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Tahuya is some very special medicine developed for years on the Olympic Peninsula
Medical marijuana delivery services require a certain leap of faith on the part of patients. Unlike storefront access points, you can't go in and do a little comparison shopping among the various strains before making your selections. But with Green Ambrosia -- covering King County in its delivery area -- I needn't have worried. The phone customer service rep was knowledgeable and helpful, offering input and advice on my strain selections, and the delivery itself was punctual. The phone rep had given me a half-hour window when my medicine might arrive, but delivery person Rebecca showed up at the front end of that window, only about an hour after I'd called in.

Almost all the strains at Green Ambrosia go for a donation rate of $12 a gram, with a couple of $10 exceptions (the House Indica, plus a rotating $10 special) and one very special top shelf strain, Tahuya, at $15 a gram. I selected four $12 strains: the pure sativa Sour Diesel; the hybrids Deadhead OG and Original Pez; and the interestingly named indica, Firecrotch. (Be aware that Green Ambrosia adds sales tax, so your order total will reflect that.)

Upon the arrival of Rebecca with my order, I was delighted to learn that Green Ambrosia had thrown in a gram of their top-shelf Tahuya, which revealed itself to be some awesome medicine (normally priced at $15 a gram, it had better be). Tahuya offers both pain relief and energy, a rare and valuable combination that makes it a good smoke for either day or night. The strain was reportedly developed for such a long while on the Olympic Peninsula that its genetic origins are lost in the mists of time and THC.

As for the $12 strains, the Sour Diesel (grown hydroponically, according to Green Ambrosia) provided the expected burst of creative energy, upbeat insight, and euphoria. This Sour D has a quick onset, but doesn't stick around as long as the other three Green Ambrosia strains I tried, making it necessary to toke up more often.

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The sativa-dominant hybrid Deadhead OG is some of the finest cannabis I've smoked in awhile.

The organic Original Pez is a Northwest-bred strain originating in the early 1990s; it does have a subtle sent of its namesake candy, but it smells way better. As an indica dominant hybrid, it produces the kind of body stone that helps relieve pain and, in the process, puts a grin on your face.

The Deadhead OG is some of finest cannabis I've smoked in awhile. It's a sativa-dominant hybrid which hits with a pleasant mental rush with a prominent "wow" factor. With continued toking, it morphs into a body stone, relieving pain, depression and anxiety. This sticky, crystalicious synapse-thumper has satisfying oomph.

Then there's Firecrotch, certainly an intriguing moniker. This one will appeal to fans of heavy, couchlock indicas. It's something of a creeper, but 15 minutes after you finish a joint you'll be filled with pleasant lassitude; you may find yourself melting into the couch, you'll be so relaxed. Needless to say, it's an ideal bedtime smoke.

tokesignals@seattleweekly.com

Steve Elliott edits Toke of the Town,

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Green Ambrosia, 496-2345, greenambrosia.net

 
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