Lately I’ve been on a “ridiculously good weed binge”. If you’ve been following our reviews for the past few weeks, we’ve covered some potent strains. That being considered, this week I’ve got a bud that will take your mind, melt it, and then proceed to serve it on a silver platter. It slices, it dices, it eviscerates your afternoon; it’s Alaskan Thunder Fuck by Solstice. We picked up 3.5 grams for $42.25 from Ballard’s Stash Pot Shop.
A Seattle based marijuana operation, Solstice was founded in 2011. The producer was strictly medicinal at first, but after marijuana was recreationally legalized in Washington it was a logical next step for them to venture into the recreational industry.
Solstice have a strong social media presence, and a website with tons of information. On the “About Us” page is their mission statement, consisting of 6 principles upon which they conduct business: low energy impact Facility, top class Genetics, conscious Cultivation, professional Processing, fair-trade Relationships, and Accountability in the form of furthering a sustainable industry.
It’s always refreshing to see a producer that puts so much into their website, and equally into conveying their mission statement. The American recreational marijuana industry is all but just starting, and it’s our shared burden to not fuck it up for everyone else; the more producers do to limit their environmental footprint, the better it makes us all look.
Enough about that, let’s talk Specifics:
Strain: Alaskan Thunder Fuck
Smell: Sour Cheese + Berry
Taste: Hay + Sour Pine
Launch Point: Immediate
High: Euphoric + Focused + Powerful + Slow Burn
Originally cultivated in the 1970’s, Alaskan Thunder Fuck (also known also as Matanuska Thunder Fuck) was medicinally used for many medical ailments including: no appetite, migraines/general head pain, sleep issues, and PTSD.
The origin of the name apparently comes from 1975: Nixon’s anti-marijuana legislature inspired an Alaskan lawyer to intentionally get arrested while carrying weed. Because of Alaska’s constitution based privacy laws, marijuana was essentially protected under the right of privacy. High Times got wind, and had a reporter interview the lawyer who described the bud as “Matanuska valley thunder fuck”.
Popping the top of the jar, I was curious to see how such a small container could contain 3.5 grams. The buds were dense, riddled with intricate green designs. They were like little berries, all nug.
Sometimes a strain has a smell that makes you want to wretch in a good way, and Alaskan Thunder Fuck is just that. The fragrance transforms from floral berries to curdled milk cheese, it is quite a potent funk. Luckily the taste is more subdued, giving way to pine and hay flavors.
Getting high with Alaskan Thunder Fuck is an instantaneously stoned experience. The first hit yielded a quasi-blackout moment, followed by a momentous body high. This sativa strain is also awesome because it has high CBD, meaning less paranoia and no burnout. On top of not making you tired, the high has a slow burn – yielding smoldering good vibes for hours.
Veteran smokers will appreciate this strain for it’s potency, and functional daytime/nighttime usability. If you’d like to try Solstice’s version of Alaskan Thunder Fuck, use the producer’s Store Finder page and have yourself a good ol’ time.
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