Once invited in, Mr. Tusk doesn’t take long for its effects to be known. Immediately, users will note that their moods are boosted and they may feel a tingly sensation running through their entire body. Both immense pleasure and extreme calm will take over, making this strain great for socializing with new or old friends. Beware, though, after a while this strain does tend to make snacks an immediate necessity.
While its name might conjure up the image of a walrus in a top hat (no? Just me?), Mr. Tusk is frequently also known as “Purple Drank,” thanks to is unique scent and flavor. This cannabis strain is no shrinking violet, though, with a THC concentration that regularly clocks in at 22 percent.
Invite Mr. Tusk over any time you’d like to experience a calming sensation combined with extreme happiness.
For those cannabis users who prefer to use marijuana medically, Mr. Tusk is well known for its ability to fight inflammation and pain, as well as longer term medical issues such as depression, stress, and even anxiety.
While Mr Heerma van Voss is preparing for a big upturn in exports to China, tagua does face two hurdles in the country.
Numbers of elephants in the wild are still falling; it's estimated 100 of them are killed by poachers every day for their tusks to meet the continuing demand for ivory.
And with China pledging to end its domestic trade in elephant tusks by the end of this year, Mr van Voss is hopeful that demand is going to jump even further.
While Nodova's largest markets are France and the UK, it sells to stores across Asia and Ms Andron says that the forthcoming blanket ban on ivory sales in China offers a huge opportunity.
In fact, the scientific name for the six species of palm trees that produce tagua is Phytelephas, which means elephant plant, a nod to the ivory-like quality of the seeds.
Ms Andron, 27, travels to Ecuador twice a year to oversee the production of the tagua that is done by seven local women at a cooperative.
However, tagua fell into obscurity, so much so that Mr Heerma van Voss had never heard of it when he first visited Ecuador in 2000.