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Brand Spotlights: Robust

North only works with the best cannabis companies in Missouri to ensure its customers receive the highest quality products. Each company North works with sets high standards of excellence, and Robust is no different.

Robust takes exceptionally excellent care of their patients and the planet. By keeping both healthy, they set a positive tone for the medical cannabis industry and create a path for other companies to follow in their footsteps.

Keep reading for more on Robust and what products of theirs you can find in our Pevely and Hillsboro locations.

About Robust

Robust is proud to be Clean Green Certified® and the first Certified Kind™ cannabis company in Missouri. These product labels tell consumers that their cannabis is organically and sustainably grown.

Every one of their mother plants was grown from a seed and then cloned to maintain her unique genetic expression when populating their grow rooms, which encompass a 75,000 sq. ft. positive pressure greenhouse that maximizes efficiency while preventing potential cross-contamination.

Nothing goes to waste with Robust. Plant “waste” is shredded and composted back into their microbiome-rich soil with minimal tillage.

Everything is hand-watered, which allows them to keep an eye on every single plant, and while healthy soil and healthy plants don’t need much in terms of integrated pest management, Robust does keep natural remedies on hand just in case.

Finally, they hand-trim their cannabis, so you only get the best and most beautiful nuggets.

Robust is also proud to support its community by stimulating the local economy and providing life-changing medicine to its customers.

What Robust Products Can You Find at North Dispensaries?

Between our two locations, you’ll be able to purchase the following flower:

  • Buddha’s Hand – a hybrid of Limoncello and White Runtz; provides head and body relaxation with a psychedelic high; relieves pain, anxiety, and arthritis, and provides relaxation
  • Raspberry Parfait – a hybrid of Shiska Berry and Truffula Tree; provides relaxing and blissful feelings with cerebral euphoria; sedative; relieves chronic pain, depression, and muscle spasms, and supports mental focus
  • Undertaker – a hybrid of Karmarado, Headbanger, and White Cherry Truffle; relaxing, creative, focused, and sleepy; great for nighttime use; relieves chronic pain, mood swings, PTSD, depression, insomnia, migraines, and anxiety
  • Chanel No. 5 – a hybrid of Heath Robinson’s Black Rose and Mendel’s Tropic of Censer; potent head and body relaxation accompanied by a psychedelic high; relieves pain, anxiety, arthritis, and inflammation; is anti-tumor, an appetite stimulant, and provides relaxation
  • Finnish Frost – a hybrid of Blue Dream and White Fire OG; heavy hitting with long-lasting cerebral stimulation; increases creativity and energy; relieves tension, stress, anxiety, mood swings, PTSD, muscle spasms, chronic fatigue, and ADHD

Check out our menus for our Pevely and Hillsboro locations. You can use the search bar at the top of the page to search for Robust items.

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At North, we only carry the best of the best products for our customers. That’s why we carry Robust flower. Not only are their products perfect for managing your symptoms, but they also help protect the earth and support their community while dedicating themselves to high-quality work.  

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Cannabis Strains: Indica vs. Sativa

As North prepares to open our first Missouri dispensary, we understand that not every patient with a recommendation for medicinal cannabis is going to be familiar with the products we will soon provide. For example, did you know that cannabis is available in two different strains? Continue reading to learn more about cannabis indica, cannabis sativa, and how to find the right strain for you.

Cannabis Indica

Indica plants can be identified by their short height and wide, dark green leaves. Usually, they contain more CBD than THC. Patients who choose this particular strain are generally seeking something to relax them before sleep. 

Cannabis Sativa

Sativa plants are known for their height (reaching 12+ feet) and skinny leaves. There is typically more THC than CBD in this strain. Patients seeking more energy and to experience less anxiety during the day will tend to select sativa.

Finding the Right Strain for You

While knowing the difference between indica and sativa gives you a point of reference, there are additional factors to consider when selecting a strain – like their blend of cannabinoids and terpenes. Asking for this information in store or researching it online will give you a better idea on how your body might react to the product.


Cannabinoids, or the chemical compounds found in flowering cannabis plants, most commonly include CBD and THC. Each of these provides medicinal benefits, but only THC provides a high. CBD can treat inflammation, nausea, anxiety, and other conditions. THC can treat pain, lack of appetite, glaucoma, and more. Deciding what works best for you will help in selecting a particular strain of cannabis.


Terpenes, or the oily compounds that plants secrete in order to produce a distinct aroma, include myrcene, pinene, limonene, humulene, and linalool. While all of these have their own benefits and aromas, you will be the one who has a particular preference. If you don’t like how a strain smells, switch to a new one.

Sourcing Medicinal Cannabis

After learning about the different strains of cannabis and how their overall composition can impact your experience, the next step is to source. Look into the dispensary itself and find out who grows the cannabis. Cannabis indica is used to the climates of the Middle East while cannabis sativa prefers living in conditions similar to Central America. If they are grown differently, then they will provide varying benefits and have different levels of cannabinoids and terpenes.

Don’t settle for a dispensary that tries to sell you on anything less than the full picture. North will soon be able to recommend the strains that you will get the most out of long-term.

Purple Weed Strains and Their Appeal

Cannabis, and the industry itself, has blossomed as legalization happens in more and more states in the U.S., as well as across the world. Cannabis has even turned into a competitive sport, with events like the Cannabis Cup crowning champions in events such as the best indica, the best hash, the best edibles, and more. Another huge factor to winning a Cannabis Cup title is the visual of the plant. Nothing screams aesthetically pleasing more than a vibrant purple color throughout the cannabis flower.

Purple weed strains are appealing for many reasons. The look of a colorful green and purple plant brings a bold vibe along with it.

Are Purple Cannabis Strains “Better” than Just Green?

Not necessarily. Purple weed strains are caused by genetics, as well as growers using various techniques to create a purple hue. Growers may cool the room the plant is grown in during the flowering cycle and cool the roots by using ice. Cannabis plants also tend to naturally have more purple during the fall months if they are grown outdoors. That being said, purple weed strains are indica-dominant a lot of the time, so if you prefer an indica over sativa, you might prefer your plant to be purple. However, this is not necessarily the rule and there are plenty of strains that are purple and fall into the category of sativa or hybrid.

The reason behind this purple hue is anthocyanin – a compound found in plants that gives them their red, blue, and purple color. Anthocyanin is a flavonoid, which gives plants their color along with providing antioxidant properties, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits. According to a study published in 2017, “Scientific studies, such as cell culture studies, animal models, and human clinical trials, show that anthocyanidins and anthocyanins possess antioxidative and antimicrobial activities, improve visual and neurological health, and protect against various non-communicable diseases.” Anthocyanin and other flavonoids are found throughout the cannabis plant, as well as other plants. Anthocyanins are commonly used as natural dyes, too.

Classic Purple Weed Strains

Granddaddy Purple

Granddaddy Purple is one of the most common cannabis strains. It is a cross between the strains Purple Urkle and Big Bud. Granddaddy Purple has a sweet berry taste and smell. This classic indica has been shown to improve symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia.

A reviewer on Leafly has commented on Granddaddy Purple saying, “This is definitely an evening and night strain. I feel very mentally relaxed. More than any other strain has made me feel. My head feels empty, but in a good way. Like my problems, anxieties, and negative thoughts are being blocked or taken out of my head. This is truly a strain to help you de-stress and forget about a bad or stressful day. I have a feeling this will help me fall asleep quite easily.”

Purple Kush

The strain Purple Kush established its roots in Oakland, California. It is a cross of Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani. It presents an earthy aroma with sweet overtones, typical of Kush varieties. Purple Kush is a pure indica strain, so users can expect that “couch lock” feel. If indicas prevent you from being productive, it is best to use this variety right before you go to sleep. High Times named it one of the Top 10 Most Powerful Strains in the World in 2016. The strain’s THC content clocks in at roughly 17% and can go all the way up to 27% THC.

Purple Lemon Haze

Purple Lemon Haze is a sativa that All Bud reports as being 70% sativa and 30% indica. The profile says Purple Lemon Haze “is infamous for its sweet sharp lemony haze flavor that’s accented by fragrant grapes and light spices. The aroma is of sweet musky earth with a touch of sharp lemony spices and fresh haze. Purple Lemon Haze buds have thick conical dark olive green nugs with rich purple leaves, thick furry bright orange hairs, and a super frosty coating of tiny golden colored crystal trichomes. The Purple Lemon Haze high is perfect for a wake-and-bake on those days when you need a little extra help to get started.”

Purple Trainwreck

Purple Trainwreck was introduced by Humboldt Seed Organization out of Humboldt, California. It was born from its parents Trainwreck and Granddaddy Purple. It is a hybrid, with All Buds reporting it to be 50% indica and 50% sativa. All Buds says, “The strain calms your nerves and is excellent for alleviating all symptoms of anxiety and depression. You also tend to feel sleepy after smoking it, which is why it is a good solution for insomnia as well. You can also get relief from migraines and other chronic pains by using Purple Trainwreck. Moreover, it is used for treating mood swings, nausea, hyperactivity and inattentiveness. Its side effects include experiencing dry eyes and dry mouth.”

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