420 Product Review: Cannabis Indica: Essential Guide World’s Finest Marijuana Strains 2

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First Impressions – his sequel to Cannabis Indica: Volume 1 is an excellent companion to the original and every bit as awe-inspiring to look at. Featuring another 100 strains from 100 different different breeders, it is filled with mouth-watering photography and tantalizing strain descriptions. Similar to the other books in the series, this book holds it’s own on the stunning photography alone, but the real treasure is in discovering the many unique strains and the dedicated breeders that bring them to us. There is also a very well-written chapter on the history of the indica plant, by Mel Thomas.

Digging Deeper

Cannabis Indica: Vol. 2 does an admirable job of representing a diverse portion of the cannabis breeding community. Larger breeders and more popular strains are included, but so are some extremely small breeders and more obscure strains. Strains from all over the world are featured in these pages, along with valuable growing tips and information about their medicinal benefit. A couple of must-see strains included are “Colorado Kool-Aid” by Green Life Medical Center, and “Spirtual Punk” by Samsara Seeds. If these strains are as good as they look and sound… oh my!

Overall, this is a sturdy, well-built strain guide. It feels durable and substantial, and it is filled with gorgeous photos on high-quality paper. Considering the quality of the book and it’s contents, the price seems extremely reasonable at $20.

The introduction by Mel Thomas really helps provide context to the origins of indica as well as it’s many uses and cultivation. Mel also shares a great story of his own journey tracing indica’s origins to India, as he tried to find pure indica buds at the source.

Overall Recommendation

Cannabis Indica: Vol. 2 will appeal to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of indica history, breeding and some of the more interesting indicas from around the world. Some of the strains may seem obscure, but the book isn’t intended to be a thorough guide to strains easily found in the popular seed-banks.

There are many interesting facts about the indicas represented and the tireless work done by the breeders to bring them to us. Wherever possible, medicinal benefits are included, along with website information for the breeders who created the strain. If you liked the first book in the series, you’ll want to pick up this valuable addition. Cannabis lovers, would-be breeders, bud-porn fanatics and anyone who loves indicas will want to add this gorgeous volume to their collection.

Edited by S.T. Oner
Published by Green Candy Press
Book Review by: XLR8 – 420 Magazine Staff Writer

Cannabis Indica Volume 2: The Essential Guide to the World’s Finest Marijuana Strains 2

1 COMMENT

  1. I read the book.
    You know when you smoke some weed and you come up with seemingly profound insights? You laugh at your own amazing wit and want to share it with everyone around you, causing everyone to cringe and roll their eyes? A lot of Cannabis Indica Vol. 2 is written in that style. Here’s a passage
    “Imagine if you left a fire going near a bowl of overripe fruit in your penthouse hotel suite while you played a gig, then came back to find that your weed had soaked up all that smell: that’s exactly what Berreck tastes like. The sweet, woody smell quickly gives way to a fast and racy head high that’s got enough body stone in it to slow you down and set you grinning and feeling great for the rest of the week”

    While I enjoyed the indica history section at the begining of the book, the rest of the book is pretty much pictures because the text is quite annoying.

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