From: Rev. B. Baker/GreenFaith Ministries
Type: Indica-Dominant Hybrid, cross of Kindu Kush and Malana from Barney’s Farm Seeds
Appearance: (8/10) Beautifully frosty, this Violator Kush was a pale-looking minty green with sparse light orange pistils and some nice purpling happening in areas. The manicure wasn’t great, but the sugary leaves didn’t harm the smoking experience at all. The trichomes were about 15% ambered, with the rest being mainly cloudy… pretty much the perfect harvest time. Aside from the manicure, the only knock was the density, which was just average.
Aroma: (8/10) The Violator was fairly pungent overall, but it really got special when squeezed. The initial smell was a cirtusy herby mix with some of that slightly putrid “poo” smell that we’ve picked up on a few strains recently. The smell when ground was pretty exceptional, producing an acrid citrus smell that was very pleasing. No traditional “Kush” smell to be seen here though.
Taste: (6/10) Though the taste itself was good enough (just a vaguely citrusy taste with a little acrid bite), it gets docked here because it went downhill somewhat quickly, with only the first 2 hits really having any discernible flavor. It also wasn’t that pungent flavor-wise, with those first two hits even being a little hard to taste. However, its expansive smoke and lack of harshness scored well and the bowl burned to a very light gray, indicating a quality flush. It was pleasurable, just nothing to write home about flavor-wise.
Effects: The initial effects of this strain were balanced, with a strong effect behind the eyes as well as a buzzing body sensation. That dual nature continued throughout the experience, as mental and physical relaxation seems inevitable with this strain. The effects seems to depend a bit on the time of day/mental state of the patient as well, as an 11:00 PM session ended in a review in a slumbering heap while a daytime session left them medicated yet functional and not sleepy. In any case, it’s a great all-around experience with a deeply relaxed and slightly numb body, an elevated mood (accompanied by a good amount of mental spaciness), and very capable pain-relieving attributes.
Duration: Long, 2.5 — 3 hours
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors — personal opinion ONLY) General relaxation, body pain/tension relief, mood elevation, anti-depression, anti-anxiety, sleep aid, possible relief for ocular issues.
Overall: While this strain didn’t seem to possess many stereotypical Kush qualities in taste or smell, it certainly possessed that Hindu Kush total body and mind relaxation as well as its pain relieving qualities. The smell was very nice, as was the look, but the real reason it got an A- is the litany of calming and soothing effects we experienced. Its ability to handle just about any ache or pain thrown at it is nothing to balk at, and its late-night sleep-inducing properties are welcome as well. Another quality selection from the folks up at GreenFaith Ministries…