- Baynard Woods
- Meet the first place finisher in the Indica Cup category at the 2006 Cannabis Cup.
Both pieces are important — at this point cannabis is an industry and we should not be lied to about things we’re sold — though I’d also say it’s generally not a good look to tell people what they are feeling and what is working for them is “bullshit,” especially when it comes to matters of the mind and body. My advice: When you’re reading up on the supposed specifics of weed or hearing your dispensary person’s spiel about some sick hybrid, ponder the info the way you might use a horoscope, which is to say, understand that it’s not so much about truth as a series of suggestions or offerings to take or leave.
If this is all reading as a touch hippy-dippy, blame it in part on Big Buddha Cheese, a strain with a truly staggering, evening-out quality that will fill you with good feelings and send you on thought tangents of the “yes and” rather than “no but” sort. Primarily an Indica, Big Buddha Cheese is going to calm you (or maybe not, Indica and Sativa are bullshit weed, men yelling on the internet told me). And it famously took first place in the Indica Cup category at the 2006 Cannabis Cup. It’s a hybrid of Cheese, a UK standard that has since been refixed here in the States, and mashed-up with serious Afghani stuff from noted grower Big Buddha. It is smooth with a subtle sting on the back end of the inhale, which hits your palette slowly — a bland then suddenly sharp taste. An easygoing smoke that yields nearly no anxiety and for serious smokers may feel as though you’ve not even smoked at all. BBC’s beloved for its easygoing, ambient type of pleasant. No bullshit.
Nose: The cheese section of your supermarket but also cheap ChapStick
Existential dread: 1
Freaking out when a crazy person approaches you: 1
Drink pairing: POM Pomegranate Peach Passion White Tea
Music pairing: Warm Brew, “Small Victories”