Medical marijuana dispensary review: Northern Lights Natural RX


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Kaboom: $40/eighth
Since the shop's a TGA Seeds vendor, it was almost a given that Northern Lights would run some of Subcool's seeds. Though there were a few other lookers on the shelf, this cross of Jack's Cleaner and Vortex was by far the prettiest. Full, bulbous calyxes had room to spread out and develop and were coated with long, slender trichomes that gave the crevices a sugary appearance. Light orange pistils lightened up the the otherwise emerald green appearance from a distance . The strain name alone was enough to catch my eye, but what really got me was the lemony pine-scented, sweet-hazy smell out of the jar. Breaking up the bud brought out a pungent, dry-erase-marker high note -- it was like a hippie had bathed in a mop bucket of Clorox PineSol, then danced around my office drawing peace signs on whiteboards. As I hoped, the taste was nearly identical to the smell when smoked and it left a pleasant, sweet perfume around my house. Medicinally, this was a THC-racing sativa hybrid that woke me up like a can of Coke, and a bowl got the stomach grumbling and churning in anticipation of the dinner-destroying munchies.

(My apologies for the clearly lackluster Kaboom photo. My camera somehow erased the shots I took pre-smoking and I was left with only a small chunk to photograph by the time I realized the error.)

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Death Star: $40/eighth
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Immature seeds.
Capable of obliterating an entire planet with one blast of the laser beam, the Death Star is a formidable fortress, albeit one defeated by a very precise shot from an X-wing fighter down an overlooked security hole in the form of a vent chute (I know, I know, it's absurd). The strain, on the other hand, is capable of obliterating your entire afternoon with one bowl. What can defeat it you ask? Seeds, and this sample had enough to blow up my bowl several times over. Keep in mind that what I found weren't huge beans, but tiny underdeveloped seeds that were harder to spot and pick out. I spent a good five minutes packing my one-hitter bowl and still managed to get a few snaps, crackles and pops when lighting. It's a real shame, too. Aside from being somewhat underdeveloped and wispy, no doubt due to energy going to seed production, the bud's lemon-rubbery, Chem smell, strong taste and trichome development were on their way. When I called the shop for a follow-up, the owner I spoke with said she hadn't had any of the Death Star recently and was unaware of the underdeveloped stowaways. Now the staff is, however. So hopefully that problem will go away, or at least this strain will be put in a lower price bracket.

William Breathes is the pot pen name for our medical marijuana dispensary critic. Read more of his reviews in our Mile Highs and Lows archive and keep up with all your marijuana news over at The Latest Word.


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Northern Lights Natural Rx

2045 Sheridan Blvd., Edgewater, CO

Category: General

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goober
goober

We love this place. Have been going there since they opened and never had a bad experience. We love the artwork, too.

Shooter McGavin
Shooter McGavin

"Breaking up the bud brought out a pungent, dry-erase-marker high note -- it was like a hippie had bathed in a mop bucket of Clorox PineSol, then danced around my office drawing peace signs on whiteboards."

outstanding

Northern Lights Natural Rx
Northern Lights Natural Rx

 Thanks for the review WB.  We regret the error with the Death Star, it has since been repriced appropriately.  We may have failed to mention it during your visit but we do offer a guarantee so if you have any left please swing by and we'll swap it out for something else.  We're also harvesting Northern Lights #1 and #5 over the next couple of weeks so that issue will be solved for a while any way!

Mezzrow
Mezzrow

If he has any left? The photo is pretty solid documentation: you should at least make the offer without demanding he return whatever is left of the 1.75 - 2 grams of seeded nonsense you sold him in the first place.

Poor form, mate. Especially considering its a review and all. 

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Instead of whining about a few seeds, you should be thankful you weren't charged $7 each for them.

Northern Lights Natural Rx
Northern Lights Natural Rx

We can do exchanges (although even that is a bit of a "grey area") but the law explicitly prevents us from giving medicine away or selling it below cost.  If it were otherwise, we would be happy to give Mr Breathes (or anyone else with a similar complaint) a full or partial refund or whatever else would make things right.  We strive for 100% satisfaction and unfortunately we fell short this time.    

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

The Pot Clowns BEGGED the Government for REGULATION and TAXATION ...

... ask and ye shall receive !!

MMC Owner
MMC Owner

 Not so grey, it's a black and white class 2 misdemeanor.

12-43.3-901 (g) TO HAVE IN POSSESSION OR UPON THE LICENSED PREMISES ANYMEDICAL MARIJUANA, THE SALE OF WHICH IS NOT PERMITTED BY THELICENSE;

(7) A PERSON WHO COMMITS ANY ACTS THAT ARE UNLAWFULPURSUANT TO THIS SECTION COMMITS A CLASS 2 MISDEMEANOR AND SHALLBE PUNISHED AS PROVIDED IN SECTION 18-1.3-501, C.R.S.; EXCEPT FORVIOLATIONS THAT WOULD ALSO CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF TITLE 18,C.R.S., WHICH VIOLATION SHALL BE CHARGED AND PROSECUTED PURSUANTTO TITLE 18, C.R.S.

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