Sour Amnesia is a sativa dominant hybrid (85% sativa/15% indica) strain created as a cross of the insanely popular Sour Diesel X Amnesia strains. This bud took home the 2nd place prize for Best Sativa at the 2012 High Times’ Cannabis Cup and boasts a THC level that typically falls between 15-20% on average. Sour Amnesia has an aroma very much like its name suggests – sharp sour earth with a hint of citrusy diesel that’s released when it’s smoked. The taste is of earthy floral diesel with a sharply sour aftertaste that intensifies upon exhale. The Sour Amnesia high is said to be very serene in nature with just a touch of short-term memory loss. It starts with a soaring uplifting cerebral effect that leaves you completely blissful with a sense of utter calm. This is accompanied by a relaxing body effect that doesn’t limit your functionality, making it ideal for use during the day. Because of these powerful effects, Sour Amnesia is said to be perfect for treating chronic fatigue, mild to moderate cases of depression, ADD or ADHD, and chronic stress or anxiety. Sour Amnesia buds have large dense and tight spade-shaped lime green nugs with lots of colorful leaves, bright pink and purple undertones, and a frosty layer of crystal sandy white trichomes.
What’s the best way to consume kief?
As previously stated, most people just end up sprinkling a little bit (or a lot) of kief on top of the weed in their pipes or joints; though this is a great method that adds a punch of potency and/or flavor to normal flowers, it doesn’t allow you to experience the kief on its own. Our recommended method for smoking kief is to use a screen on top of a glass pipe. You can purchase durable specialty titanium screens for smoking hash at well-stocked head shops, but you can even use a standard stainless steel pipe screen with no issues.
Gently heating the kief using indirect flame (held an inch or two above the kief) is the best way to release the essential oils and prevent burning it — good kief will begin to bubble and melt like you see with high-grade water hash, leaving behind very little residue and giving a full-flavored hit. On the flip side, poorly refined kief can taste harsh and woody due to the presence of remnant plant matter, so if you care about flavor, it’s important to try and get your kief as clean as possible before smoking. If you have access to any kind of microscope, look for flecks of green and trichome stalks in your kief — this will indicate that your kief isn’t totally pure and may need more refining.