STRAIN: Wizard Gum
(THCa 24.7 and THC N/A**)
CLASS: Sativa/ Indica Hybrid
PURCHASED: Mission, Catonsville
LINEAGE: Blissful Wizard X Bubble Gum
- Much like its cousin Wizard Punch, Wizard Gum combines the genetics of two legendary strains; the relative in common being Blissful Wizard is mixed this time with Bubble Gum, instead of Purple Punch.
- Blissful Wizard -50/50% Sativa/Indica
GSC x Captain’s Cookies
- Bubble Gum -60/40% Sativa/Indica
unknown x unknown
** I don’t know why Curio doesn’t list the percentage of THC derived from the THCa number. I feel that this rating dictates the strain’s potential potency and I find it quite helpful when finding strains that fit my needs.
(NEW CATEGORY ALERT 🙂
No awards yet, but my guess is at some point it will. I think the name alone deserves some mention.
Blissful Wizard is more celebrated as a high potency legend than an award winner…as far as I can tell.
Bubble Gum, however, is a highly decorated veteran strain:
~Blissful Wizard: won 1st place in the 2015 SoCal Cannabis Cup for Best Non-Solvent Hash
~Bubble Gum:Won two awards at the High Times Cannabis Cup 1994
2nd place in two categories at High Times Cannabis Cup 1995 and again in 1999
1st place in a category at the Spannabis Cannabis Champions Cup in 2005
2rd place at the Spannabis Cannabis Champions Cup in 2007
EFFECTS (general, mind, & body):
Wizard Gum is a balanced uplifting Hybrid with host of cerebral and physical effects range from; energized euphoria, increased creativity and focus, a heightened sense of humor, anxiety relief, appetite increase, and muscle relaxation. These are combined with a body high highlighted with wave-like sensations of tingling physical euphoria, muscular relaxation, stimulation of appetite and sedation at higher doses.
+energizing bursts of cerebral stimulation
+promotes free associative thinking
+feelings of euphoria & tranquility
+heightened sense of humor (attributable to Bubble Gum’s influence)
+/–“stoney” feeling which could potentially lead to some zoning or sedation****
+ light to medium cranial and facial pressure
+some interesting waves of physical euphoria highlighted by mild light-headed, airy, floating sensations (attributable to Blissful Wizard’s influence)
+/– increase in appetite
–dry mouth ****
****at higher doses
“Wizard Gum…seems like Wizard Punch’s stranger, slightly hyperactive, and funnier, cousin “
(see The Long Way Home (My Toke…) section below)
USES (MEDICINAL + RECREATIONAL)
- ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder
- IED (intermittent Explosive Disorder)
- Depression or depressive thoughts
- Anxiety-panic disorders
- could be very effective in treating symptoms of anxiety, and depression with uplifting, euphoric, cerebral effects with minimal potential to cause or exacerbate anxiety.
- Creative endeavors
- Watching movies
- Repetitive tasks can actually be enjoyable with some Wizard Gum
- most any enjoyable activity at any point in the day will most certainly be enhanced by this strain.
APPEARANCE, AROMA + TASTE
- Citrus – lime/lemon
- Sweet-bubblegum / Juicy Fruit
- Earth -slight homegrown aroma
- Chemical- artificial cream-like aroma
- Sweet- Juicy Fruit gum/ cotton candy
- Chemical- “Bubbalicious” BubbleGum -like artificial bubble gum flavor
“The smoke produced by Wizard Gum is not thick at all and despite its creamy sweet Juicy Fruit tinged aftertaste it is a rather harsh hitting flower that produces a thin but very fragrant smoke.”
A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE: Good For Bowls but not so much for Rolls
This batch is densely cured flower which mostly breaks down to smaller, harder nuggets. Using a grinder is advised unless you are using a small bowl like a bat. In some cases this is awesome: this is the kind of bud you could probably keep in your pocket and it wouldn’t even phase it. It’s like a rock in places.
It is much better suited for vaping (while breaking down in between each sesh with a shake or a stir…or simply keeping it limited to bowls, bongs, and the like..probably not best suited for rolling unless completely pummeled, and no one wants that.
The smoke produced by Wizard Gum is not thick at all and despite its creamy sweet Juicy Fruit tinged aftertaste it is a rather harsh hitting flower that produces a thin but very fragrant smoke.
The trichome coverage is more infused with the leaf material of the bud, than a coating on the surface. The reddish orange stigma, like the trichomes, seem to be infused into the bud and are found in dense clumps throughout the marbled surface.
There are clumps of pressed red-orange stigma, and trichome coverage that almost looks infused to the flower rather than dusting the surface.
Wizard Gum is a balanced uplifting Hybrid with host of cerebral and physical effects range from; energized euphoria, increased creativity and focus, a heightened sense of humor, anxiety relief, appetite increase, and muscle relaxation.
These are combined with a body high highlighted with wave-like sensations of tingling physical euphoria, muscular relaxation, stimulation of appetite and sedation at higher doses.
THE LONG WAY HOME (my toke)
I am a huge fan if Blissful Wizard and I regard it as legendary strain like many others due to its consistent potency. I love the way some of its euphoric body buzz seems to come in waves of sensation that course through your head and chest. I don’t know much of Bubble Gum, but I can feel its influence because I know BW so well. And, from what I’ve read, BG has a tendency to increase one’s sense of humor. I can attest to that here with Wizard Gum.
I enjoyed this strain. It reminded me a bit of Diesel Dough in texture or BlackBerry maybe. And as far as effects go it seems to be Wizard Punch’s stranger, slightly hyperactive, and funnier, cousin…a little more high energy- a bit more “stoney”’….hhhmm.
I will most definitely buy this again. I will say that the density of the buds offers a nice long burn-harsh at times- it doesn’t take much to get where you want to go, even at 24%. Where it lacks in terpenes it makes up for in THC Potency. Are these numbers starting to mean less??? I wonder…
I remember basing these decisions on availability mostly…but smell, looks, and whether or not I was told it was good or REALLY good.
Either way we are where we are now and Curio– is really one of the best – especially when it comes to Sativa and Sativa hybrids.
“hey hey we’re The Munchies …bummer?”
The effects lasted quite awhile and the more I smoked, the more my appetite grew. I’m not big on this effect with weed- and never have been. Mostly Bc it’s not my normal reaction lkke some folks no matter what the strain – I Think they expected so it’s predictive-
Also when it happens to me I feel like it slows me down and diminishes my high sometimes.
However in the world of medical marijuana this effect is vital for the treatment of so many patients with so many illness from cancer to anorexic to ptsd and depression.
And, also with respect to de-stigmatizing, this trait is fundamental as far as the benefits of cannabis go. So, I it is clearly important. This strain reminded me of Hennessy in its ability to stimulate my personal appetite.
I had fun with it and ate everything I could find that didn’t once have a face or wasn’t tied down narrowly avoiding a rebound of acid reflux.