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Gary Payton - Giving Tree

Strain: Gary Payton

​Service: Giving Tree

Market: DC i-71 Storefront

Overall Rating: 8.5/10

​Lean: Balanced Hybrid

Initial Thoughts

Amidst the NBA playoffs I feel it's only fitting that we should review a really nice specimen of Gary Payton currently available from DC i-71 storefront dispensary, Giving Tree. It's also appropriate that Payton's namesake strain would be a balanced hybrid featuring the best characteristics from both its indica and sativa influences, especially given his excellence as a versatile player know for his offensive and defensive capabilities.


Green buds with patches of purple, burnt orange hairs, and a frosty layer of white and starry trichomes.


Beginning to cure.


Sweet, gassy, and bready with hints of exotic spices.



Very flavorful and rich with a gassy, breadiness that is hard to place. More savory than sweet.


The Gary Payton strain is a cross of They and Snowman cultivars that runs evenly balanced at 50/50.


Many people find this strain uplifting and euphoric with a great body buzz and cerebral focus - this is precisely how this batch presents. There's enough energetic forces to keep you moving throughout the day, but also a strong stoney aspect that keeps you mellow and cheerful. I've also found it great for recovering from muscle soreness and hangovers.



Gary Payton the player was sometimes referred to as "The Glove" for his phenomenal defensive skills. Intriguingly, this nickname applies to the eponymous cannabis strain as well given the palpable feels of the euphoric body high. While we're at it, if we can argue that Gary should have been named MVP for some of his most epic years of play, then maybe we can call this bud "Most Valuable Strain" (MVS) as a nod to his efforts on the court. To check out this MVS for yourself just visit Giving Tree today and don't forget to let them know that Toker's Guide sent you!

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