This review is for the indica dominant strain affectionately named “Barbra Bud”.
The strain that I have comes from my favorite producer Broken Coast, located in British Columbia Canada and punches in with a respectable 19.2 % THC. This strain is 90% Indica.
When I opened the sealed bottle I was a little disappointed at the lack of smell from the buds. Barbra only has a light spicy, woodsy smell and I prefer my buds to have a strong smell about them. I guess I view my medicine in the same way I view my food, it must start off with a good smell and have a nice visual and finally a nice taste. So any bud that has all of that AND works for my symptoms quickly hits my top five. Unfortunately Barb doesn’t cut it in either the smell or taste departments and visually speaking, despite the nice sized buds from BC, she is rather plane Jane, nothing special.
At the time of my purchase money was tight and BC was selling Barb for a very low price, so I bought her not knowing anything about the strain. I suffer from severe chronic pain following a car accident and I always need to have some indica on hand as I find it the most helpful for my pain and nausea. After making my purchase I did some research on the strain and it said that it was amazing for pain…
Well, I can tell you that while it did help with my pain, it wasn’t nearly as good as my top five indicas are and I was left rather disappointed.
Two things I really didn’t like about this strain is the serious couch lock and the next day drowsiness. I have to assume that this is due to Barb being 90% Indica and only 10% Sativa. Don’t be surprised if you don’t get much done when you take it, or the next day after either. To help counter this side effect I mixed it with a good Sativa, Northern Lights Haze (see my review of NLH) and it seemed to help a bit, but was far from a perfect solution.
I guess in the end I got what I paid for, and despite it helping my pain I will not be buying this strain again due to its severe couch lock and next day drowsiness. I will stick to the strains which range at 70-80% Indica and 20-30% Sativa.