Thanks, I love those screens almost as much as I love my Zak Haze. She is a special plant with a very special story.
Killer Haze(Killer Queen x SSH) x Strawberry Cough = Zak Haze
This strain is dedicated to one of our dear family members that is no longer with us, Zak Hayes. Zak, was a dear friend, committed cannabis activist, and a true believer in the healing powers of medical cannabis. Being a cystic Fibrosis patient with an inherited life threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system never got him down, never slowed his enthusiasm and never ever, became a crutch or an excuse. The fact that he knew he had a short ride ahead of him never dampened his vision of the future. In fact, it fueled his passion and drove him to become a well respected member of the New Mexico medical cannabis industry. In his short career, Zak worked with several of New Mexico’s finest producers and was well liked and loved by his co-workers and managers alike. He made an impression wherever he went. Zak has been part of Organtica’s family since the very beginning and was there every step of the way.
Many of us in the community were devastated at his passing and as we struggled to find sense in it all, we wondered what Zak would have thought about it.
The answer was pretty clear; we needed to develop a strain and dedicate it to our friend and, thus, the Organtica strain Zak Haze was conceived.
The funny thing about Karma is, it works both ways. In this case we developed a great strain that came in with a respectable THC count of 20.75%, and after sifting through test results we discovered a little secret. Not only was Zak Haze high in THC it also had an unusually high CBG-A content of 1.2%.
So What? Who cares about CBG-A?
If you are a patient, you do. The bottom line on CBG-A is this; it’s the magic ingredient that makes the cannabinoids work together as medicine. To put it in other words; Cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) is formed when geranyl pyrophosphate combines with olivetolic acid within the cannabis plant. It is thanks to CBGa that all other medicinal effects of cannabis are possible. Cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) can be thought of as the stem cell cannabinoid, which becomes THCa/THC, CBDa/CBD, CBCa/CBC, and CBG. It does this through different types of biosynthesis, where chemicals combine to form new compounds, examples being the THC biosynthase and the CBD biosynthase.
Analgesic – Relieves pain.
Antibacterial – Slows bacterial growth.
Anti-inflammatory – Reduces inflammation systemically.
Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth through apoptosis.
To put it simply; This is a really tasty flower that is also great medicine that just happens to honor our dear friend.
Would you like to be able to grow your very own Zak Haze? Stay tuned, we have some exciting news to share regarding Zak Haze clones coming in the very near future.
I got my clone and a pre-roll last summer. And my initial thoughts were that it was generic in the smell and flavor department, but had an interesting high. It's narcotic without giving couch lock.
Well after growing my own a couple of times, I realize there are some pine and lemon notes to the fresh buds that seems to get muted a bit after a long cure. The strongest lemon cleaner scent comes from the stems. Breaking a stem and smelling the sap is amazing. After smoking a bit, I realize that this bud makes people very forgetful. The joint will go out on you if you aren't paying attention. When pressed she yielded well, about 15-20%, and the rosin tastes even better than the flower!
I was told she was an eight week variety, so I took her at eight weeks. The plant is well faded and the trichome aren't too bad.
Close up bud shot from the last round. I took these at nine weeks this time and have yet to sample.
Trichome shot of one of the lower popcorn buds.