What is the best weed you’ve ever smoked?

After over 20 years cannabis smoking experience, across several continents I like to think that I have sampled at least a reasonable amount of cannabis varieties, for a 40 year old. Still, there are dozens of strains I want to try – life is too short to try them all, but I’d love to have a go – growing them yourself is sometimes the only way to get that killer strain into your hands.

I digress. So last summer my friend grew some of the most amazing outdoor Big Buddha Blue Cheese. It kind of took the top of your head off, then left you in a highly stoned yet functional trance, which you could kind of take anywhere. I’ve heard it described as a ‘workable’ high which does describe it well, and the more of it you smoke, the more caned you continue to become. Musicians in the local town lapped it up as it drove their creative spirit but did not impede them, infact quite the contrary. We’re still talking about it now, so it really must have been something special.

Anyone who tried this weed had great things to say about it. It was a new experience for me – I had heard of cheese before but not really experienced its full power. I understand now. I hear there are much better strains out there – if you know about one please let me know what it is in the comments? thanks.

In the meantime, I am growing some very recently purchased auto flowering versions of the aforementioned cheese – to see if it compares to the original variety.

What is the best weed you have ever smoked?

Is Silk Road going mainstream?


After reading several articles, in the Guardian online about Silk Road I thought I ought to give it a test. I mean, they keep reinforcing this message that it is the ‘Carrefour’ of online drugs if you will. As a very occasional recreational drug user without (thankfully, I think) great contacts for certain substances, I decided to roll the online dice.

Just browsing the site is quite exciting – a smorgasbord of legal and illegal drugs, supplied by people who are happy to have their services reviewed online. This is important. Pictures of drugs for sale on the site often show their silk road username and test results purported to be from that particular bath of substance. And reviews.

Without bitcoins though, you are going nowhere. So I went on a hunt for an easy way to buy bitcoins and soon found it at bitbargain, a UK website and was set to go in minutes having installed my digital wallet and got my bitcoin address.

Putting the order in was also quite exciting. I took some time to read reviews and ratings, going back months. This gives you a pretty good idea of who you are dealing with. I knew the package would be stealthy for example, but nothing prepared me for how stealthy it was when it dropped through my letterbox. This was a seriously professional operation, and the quality of the (slightly more expensive than normal) drugs also reflected this. We were impressed. I will use it again at some point. And I’m guessing that I’m probably not the only person thinking this?

With cannabis legalisation and tolerance coming through in many countries now (apart from the UK) you have to wonder whether this heralds the beginning of a brave new word without real life drug dealers?

Medical Marijuana Primer with Michael Backes

A conversation with the brilliant Michael Backes, a Hollywood special effects consultant (films from Jurassic Park to Spider-Man 2) who happens to be one of the world's foremost experts on the subject of medical cannabis. If this is a topic that is of interest to you, you can be assured of finding what he says in this interview quite fascinating (or your money back!). Fun fact, several characters in Michael Crichton's novels are named "Michael Backes."