I was looking to reach some new heights recently — as many do in Colorado, be it via peaks or pot — and found Altitude Organic Medicine. The menu was certainly enticing enough, and spying a convenient location on North Nevada Avenue, I set out in search of some premium ganj to review. This spot would not disappoint. It appeared to be rather small from the outside, but they obviously had a Time Lord bless them with some TARDIS tech, because I walked into an expansive patient service area that didn’t seem like it should fit in the building I saw from the parking lot.
I received a recommendation from the budtender, who had just the strain to hit all the points I was looking for (Indica-leaning, high THC content, flavorful flower). After a brief breakdown of their daily member deals that were equally as exciting as the bud, I left Altitude with a grin on my grill and an eighth of Humboldt Royal Kush in my happy little hands. Humboldt Royal is the G13 Labs version of that classic Cali strain, Royal Kush, and gets its genetics from Skunk #1 crossed with Afghan #1. An Indica-dominant hybrid, the nugs were super dense and I found that familiar sugary shimmer coating these potent packs of floral dynamite.
The Royal has a tangy, sweet aroma that bites at the senses as you open it up and break it down, followed almost immediately by an herbaceous flourish to round out the bouquet. That essence of herbs lays down a layer of freshness that lingers. Putting fire to it, I found the flavor