In This Month’s Issue:
• What’s New at Kind Love!
Kind Love Rewards Program!
Awards: Leafly List
• Strain Spotlight: Louis XIII
• Featured Article:
Guide to Good Cannabis
• Trivia Q&A
Win a half-priced eighth!
Here’s What’s New at Kind Love!
Kind Love Rewards Program!
Official Launch: Monday, September 12
Kind Love Medical shoppers have been benefiting from our loyalty program for years and we are now making the same great rewards available to our Recreational customers with even greater incentives for all shoppers! The more you spend the more you earn! You can sign up online at:
Simply select, “Complete an Enrollment” and create your user profile. You will be automatically awarded 500 points for signing up to our program and an additional 500 points for leaving a review. Refer a friend to Kind Love and get 20% off at checkout!
Members will be able to login to their profile to view how many points they have earned and the rewards available to them at checkout. Members who save their points to reach the highest rewards tiers will have the chance to earn exclusive industry gear and limited edition prizes! Sign up today for savings!
Leafly List: The Top Cannabis Dispensaries In Colorado
Congratulations Kind Love for making the Leafly List for “Top Cannabis Dispensaries in Colorado” in both July and August! Leafly List is a community based ranking of the state’s favorite dispensaries. It looks like Denver proper is starting to feel that Kind Love heat…
OG Kush (Louis XIII Cut)
Truly a royal smoke. Louis XII has enjoyed a longer reign than its namesake due to its reputation for potency and marked sedating effects. This heavy-hitting indica-dominant hybrid tests in the 20’s and has been a favorite phenotype of OG Kush connoisseurs for decades. Much of the acclaim lies in the strain’s relaxing yet uplifting mental kick which melts into a long-lasting full-body buzz ideal for evening relaxation, anxiety and insomnia. Both potent and sedating, Louis XIII can effectively manage higher levels of pain.
This is a tried and true sleep strain. Louis is great for any nighttime low-key activity such as watching a movie or resting the mind and body after a particularly draining day. Rest, relaxation and recovery are the highlights of this strain. Louis XIII is graced with notes of earth and spice combined with that classic and coveted OG flavor. A choice selection for those wishing to enjoy the royal treatment without the demands of the throne.
Guide to Good Cannabis
Kind Love, “where the industry shops.” We aren’t shy about the fact that we grow great cannabis. Many of our customers are savvy smokers who appreciate a connoisseur cut. For our up-and-coming Lovians we are going to save you years of experience and cut to the chase with our guide on how to discern and select quality flower.
1. Appearance and Feel
Cannabis that has been properly trimmed should appear neat and lovely at first glance. At Kind Love we trim our bud by hand, a practice that results in tightly packed buds dense in calyx and frosted in trichomes. Our experienced trimmers have the expertise needed to allow the natural shape of each bud to shine. The color of your cannabis will always vary but healthy shades of green and purple free of yellow and brown discoloration are ideal.
The curing process is equally important, and the quality of a cure can be felt to the touch. You want your cannabis to be ever so slightly sticky, a challenge for cannabis growers in Colorado who have to temper a fairly dry climate. A good rule of thumb is that your cannabis should be sticky enough to necessitate a grinder to break apart the plant matter. Cannabis that is too damp, however, will result in a harsh smoking experience.
Trust your nose. They say the nose “knows” for a reason. It is likely that strains that smell good to you will also suit you in terms of their effects. What are you naturally drawn to? Spicy, floral, piney…. what scents do you appreciate in your daily life? The strength of the odor, or lack thereof, can denote staleness. Strong smells can indicate the relative abundance of terpenes inherent to the strain, which will contribute to its overall flavor, aroma and potency. A strong distinct smell is always ideal.
This brings us to flavor. Does your bud stay true to the flavors ascribed to its unique genetics? Can you discern a lemon-lime flavor typical of our OG’s? Are you noticing the distinct flavor of blackberry-bread when savoring our Bordello, a strain known for its unique flavor profile?
How was the smoothness of the smoke? Did you feel the need to cough? Properly grown and cured cannabis should provide a smooth, flavorful smoke. There are additional indications of quality that you can confirm post-smoke. What color is the ash that remains in your bowl? Ash that burns white indicates that the cannabis has been properly flushed of any harsh metals and nutrients.
Lastly, how pronounced are the effects of the strain? A strain with good genetics for potency should hit you as such if it has been grown in an ideal environment to allow those predisposed traits shine. If you are smoking an indica-dominant strain do you feel calm and relaxed with a marked body high? Did the sativa you just smoked issue a zip of energy or uplifting cerebrals?
Quality cannabis is ultimately a balanced combination of the latter traits. If you are new to cannabis and live in Colorado consider growing some yourself! Our elite genetics are available in the form of healthy clones. Growing is great for those who wish to become intimately familiar with the cannabis plant. For everyone else, go no further… Kind Love’s got you covered!
Trivia Q&A of the Month!
August Trivia Answer:
Q. What cannabinoid helps suppress epileptic fits, acts as an appetite suppressant and aids bone growth?
A. THCV. THCV is typically most prevalent in landrace strains from Africa such as Durban Poison. It is similar to THC in structure and properties and has the effect of magnifying the euphoria of THC but with half the duration of its more common cohort. Its effects are energetic, clear headed and buzzy. Medically, THCV has been found to regulate blood sugar as well as improve tremors, motor control and brain lesions for those affected by Alzheimer’s Disease.
Congratulations to Josh for getting the correct answer!
September Trivia Question:
Q. Which cannabinoid is considered the “stem cell” of other cannabinoids?
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