Our House Strains:
Kashmir Kush x 818 Headband
Team Mindful spent the past two years on a breeding project that now bears our name. Through a painstaking, exacting process Mindful Kush was born. Crossing and back-crossing our Kashmir Kush with 818 Headband, we now have a strain that maintains the musky, peppery fuel and robust high of Kashmir blended to perfection with the preeminent sativa-dominant 818 Headband, AKA Sour OG from Cali Connection. The resulting marriage is uplifting and cerebral, with an incredibly smooth pine-diesel-stone fruit-peat draw. Excellent for creative moments and social smoking. Also true to its moniker – a companion for mindfulness in your day or night.
Heirloom Nepali landrace (double hash plant hybrid)
Though the exact genetic roots of this cultivar remain somewhat mysterious, it is clear this violet-colored, heavy-hitting indica is something special. Team Mindful picked up a cutting of our Nepalese Kush almost 10 years ago, and we have been perfecting it further since – backcrossing the strain to improve her best traits. The flowers of this landrace are profoundly frosty, “trichomes growing off of trichomes,” someone once joked, an attribute that makes this strain ideal for hash-making (charas). The effects of Nepalese Kush are indica-influenced but euphoric and not overly sedative, making it a relatively functional smoke, and known for treating chronic pain and depression. The flavor profile is very interesting, with sweet undertones of tea and grape and a lightly-gassed overtone.
Heirloom Indian/Afghani Kush x California OG/Big Bud
With its genesis deeply connected to Afghani genetics on both sides of its parentage, Kashmir Kush is a distinctly exotic strain and is another heirloom that Mindful has been cultivating for a decade. The nose is a knockout with loud pine and fuel – incredibly distinct – and the flavor is equally piney and tart. Kashmir is resinous and rich, never testing out of the 27-30 percentile in THC content. Definitely indica-dominant, this is a smoke best saved for the evening at home. Excellent for insomnia, pain relief, and relaxation.
Critical Cure (CBD)
Critical Kush x CBD Crew Mother Genetics (ruderalis)
1:1 CBD:THC cultivar from Barney's Farm Seeds
"Flowers are full of resin and have exceptionally high CBD levels. CBD and THC share a special interdependent relationship and work together to increase one another’s therapeutic benefits. Flowers have an intense and earthy flavor with a hint of sweetness." -Barney's Farm Seeds
We at Mindful have perfected this therapeutic, indica-dominant strain by choosing the phenotype with the highest CBD levels, and the strongest performance in the garden. Critical Cure is effective for stress, pain relief, and relaxation, with less psychoactive influence with its lower levels of THC.
Blue Shark (CBD)
Blue Cheese/Skunk x CBD Shark (ruderalis)
1:1 CBD:THC cultivar from Barney's Farm Seeds
"Blue Shark is hybrid flavor explosion. The extremely high CBD level means both anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties have been increased significantly. The lowered THC allows medical users to enjoy these benefits while remaining more alert. Very fruity flavor with an allusion of Jasmine. Satisfying tranquil effect, perfect for relaxing." -Barney's Farm Seeds
A house favorite, this hybrid strain packs a flavor punch of cheese, berries and earthy notes, with mellow effects. Our highest-testing CBD cultivar, Blue Shark is effective for both medicinal purposes and recreational use. With benefits of reducing inflammation, and light psychoactive effects while remaining alert, Blue Shark had earned the moniker "working man's weed" among Team Mindful.
Coming from a private reserve seed bank, Mindful Sour Diesel exemplifies the finest genes of this sativa favorite. Dense, swollen calyxes give way to the pungent fuel smell and flavor that gives SD her name. Our genetics always test in the mid-20’s percentile of THC potency, making it a stronger Diesel. A fast-acting, cerebral effect, our Sour Diesel is heavily sativa and great for social activities, creative endeavors, depression, and an all-around happy experience.
Lavender Kush x Trainwreck
What hits you first with this hybrid strain are the sweet diesel & lavender notes: a spicy terpene profile dominant in caryophyllene and terpinolene. This noisy cacophony of fresh herbs, pine, and sweet lemon gives way to an equally fresh effect. Lavender Trainwreck is a strain that works well for pleasant relaxing, bodily effects, while maintaining clarity: a nicely balanced blend of cerebral and body.
Skywalker Lemon OG
Skywalker OG x Lemon Kush
Another robust strain out of the gates, Skywalker Lemon OG is now in the permanent library of Mindful after being introduced to us in 2015. With an abundance of orange pistils on dense, resinous buds, this is another indica that lends to days and nights of relaxation and rest. The OG nose and flavor profile is what hits you first – intensely earthy and spiced, with nuanced sweet fruit coming from the Skywalker’s Blueberry derivation. Good for sleeplessness, chronic pain, and anxiety.
“May the Force be with you.”
OG x GSC
OG Kush x Girl Scout Cookies
The synthesis of two notorious California-bred strains, our OG Girl Scout Cookies brings out the best traits of both. This is a recent Mindful introduction, a genuine GSC-parented cut coming straight from the heart of Cookie (fam) country in the northern Bay area. The dense, fragrant flowers produce a heavy, complex smoke not for the faint of heart. Definitely on the more intense side, OG GSC is excellent for increasing appetite, chronic pain, and sleeplessness. Soon to join the House Strains list, look out for new genetics from Mindful containing this powerhouse of a strain.
Seasonal & limited release:
Nepalese Kush x 818 Headband
While we were at it creating our Mindful Kush strain, we also crossed our superstar Nepalese Kush with the same 818 Headband male gifted to us by 7 Points Oregon, and bred by Cali Connection. Through a careful selection & vetting process, we couldn’t choose just one phenotype and finally narrowed it down to 3 – all respectively exemplifying the finest traits of their parentage. Shaolin #1 is Nepalese-dominant: deep purple, fruity and frosty, and hits hard with a relaxing body high like her mother. Shaolin Kush #2 shows equal characteristics of both: deep herbal sage notes paired with gas on the inhale, and a balanced effect to match the flavor. Shaolin #3 is decidedly 818 Headband dominant: an uplifting, conversational high with a diesel, earthy nose and palette. All three phenotypes are great for active, engaged recreation, inducing appetite and energy.
Sour Diesel x Montana Silvertip
The perfect marriage of two sativa-dominant strains, Sour Tip is fast becoming one of the most popular flowers produced by Mindful. It is a longer finish, so remains on our “limited-release” menu. A slightly sweet, musty pine flavor profile is explained by high levels of the terpenes alpha-pinene and linalool, while retaining a hint of diesel from the Sour Diesel parentage. Our first round testing at 27% THC potency, Sour Tip is a thunderous strain, but imparts the more uplifting effects of sative-dominant genetics and good for those seeking relief from anxiety, looking for a boost of creativity, energy and focus.