IYKYK - Cali Lotus & Blem
Cali Lotus and Blem are cultural ambassadors that are worth their weight in gold and green. Written by Lucas Indrikovs.
The term “Cali” is synonymous with premium, first-rate cannabis, thanks to the long and storied history of cannabis cultivation in California. Californians began cultivating cannabis for recreational use in the mid-1800s during the infamous “Gold Rush.” Within 60 years, prohibition and “Reefer Madness” made cannabis an illicit substance and something to be feared rather than a plant meant for amusement and merriment.
Since legalization, California and the entire West Coast have been experiencing the cannabis “Green Rush.” Countless growers, cultivators, and cannabis enthusiasts were waiting with bated breath to expose the people of California to just how good cannabis can be. We’re lucky to have our pick of the endless bouquet of cannabis flowers in California, but some nugs stand out more than others.
In this installment of our IYKYK series, we’re highlighting sister brands that are as passionate about cannabis buds covered with milky, dense trichomes as they are about music and culture. Cali Lotus and Blem are cultural ambassadors that are worth their weight in gold and green.
The History of Cali Lotus and Blem
Cali Lotus can trace its history to the early 2000s in Southern California when all you heard on the radio was “Hey Ya!” and “Paper Planes.” Ah, the good old days! From day one, Cali Lotus strived to achieve consistently high-quality cannabis flowers and legendary cultivars like the ever-celebrated OG Kush. Thanks to their hard work and dedication to the culture, Cali Lotus has built an impressive repertoire of highly sought-after cannabis cultivars such as Jetfuel OG, Billy Kimber OG, and 40 Elephants.
With several jewels already in their respected crown, Cali Lotus is now and forever focused on exclusively cultivating the best cannabis in California. Part of that mission is creating sister brands that stay true to cannabis culture and expose enthusiasts to new experiences. Blem, patois for “a state of being really, really high” isn’t just a name. It’s their vibe. Blem is powered by Cali Lotus cultivation and inspired by Caribbean dancehall music to bring unique cultivars that are more fun than a night in a Jamaican club with your best friends.
Cali Coco’s lineage is shrouded in mystery, but there’s nothing mysterious about its beauty, flavor, and effects. With large, dense nugs that are frostier than a frozen mug and more beautiful than a cloudless sunset, Cali Coco is as alluring as it is delectable. Upon the first drag, you’ll catch chocolate and rubber cement notes while a mellow blanket of contentment rolls over your brain.
An herbal experience that ends with a diesel-drenched pine on the exhale, Cali OG is a classic OG Kush-dominant strain selected and grown by the best Cali Lotus growers. With heavy buds covered in orange hairs and dense trichomes, these flowers stick to your fingers and leave an oily shine on anything they touch. Cali OG is a true homage to the OG Kush of the past.
A cross of Gorilla Glue #4 and Cali Kush, Cali Cake is one of the most pungent cultivars in the Cali Lotus catalog. A bowl of these vanilla-frosted trichomes may lead to a night of euphoric body buzz and a calm, cerebral state. These flowers shine like a diamond. While sweet and savory, this strain will make you smell and taste the OG behind the cake.
Jet Fuel OG
A Jetfuel collab, this Jetfuel OG pre-roll is powerful and energizing. After just one sniff, you might feel the euphoric and uplifting effects that have made Jetfuel OG so celebrated and sought-after. The olive-hued nugs smell like sweet pine and motor oil with flavors to match. Just like a G6 jet, Jetfuel OG will have you soaring and getting you to your cannabis destination in no time flat.
Dancehall slang for “rebellious,” Blem’s Unruly OG is a hard-hitting OG that transports you back to the early 2000s when Kush was king. With a dense structure like a THC-infused geode and a scent of air thickened with spilled gasoline, Unruly OG is an unparalleled Kush experience. It is a true OG smoker’s dream. If an ounce or a 1/8th isn’t in your budget, maybe the 1.4g pre-roll is your ticket to enjoy this unique cultivar.
A cross of Cherry Kush X Durban Poison, this limonene-dominant flower smells and tastes like herbal mulled wine. Nutty, orange citrus with hints of lavender and cinnamon, Boasy is creamy and delightful. Known for its sedating effects, a joint of Boasy nugs will leave you happy and relaxed. Boasy is slang for an excessively boastful, arrogant person, and Blem deserves to boast about this strain.
Lemon Ting is an uplifting hybrid with a spicy lemony scent and notes of sweet cherries. These fluffy buds have protruding green calyxes and exude citrusy goodness. Lemon Ting is just the thing if you’re on the prowl for an energizing onset that settles into heavy euphoria.
Slang for a notoriously loud and outspoken woman, Cyattie’s flavors and effects are true to its definition. This flower is loud and will make its presence known to everyone in the room. The nugs are a rich green with dark purple sprinklings that are as sweet as they are gassy. A cross of Gelato X Mochi, Cyattie sits at the top of her class and will undoubtedly fuel a lively conversation with whoever you choose to share. Cyattie is the loud, outspoken valedictorian of Blem’s cultivar alumni.
Smelling like a freshly peeled tangerine, Tangie Ting stays true to its name. Thick, stacked buds are part of what makes this energizing hybrid so extraordinary. Considered a great daytime smoke, Tangie Ting is a go-to for Sativa lovers and is sure to turn people’s heads when you open the jar and release those aromatic terps.
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