VidaCann Flower Review: GSC (Hybrid)

VidaCann is the second dispensary that I’ve gotten GSC from at this point – the other is Trulieve (review here). For readers who aren’t aware, GSC is the name for the strain that used to be known as Girl Scout Cookies; that is, until the Girl Scouts of America decided they didn’t like having their name attributed to ‘at damn dope!

All kidding aside, GSC has been a staple medicinal strain for some time now, known for its balanced mind/body effects and desirable aroma and taste of freshly baked cookies.

I always love a chance to try a strain from multiple dispensaries, especially when the experiences with that strain are consistent from company to company. It shows that there is a legitimacy to choosing strains based on their medicinal benefits, and that despite the slight variations from batch to batch, we can be confident that GSC (for example) will affect us the same or mostly the same even if we buy different batches a year or more apart from another.

Let’s see how VidaCann’s GSC holds up to my past experiences with this strain.

Quick Facts:

GSC (Hybrid)

Price at time of review: $50/eighth 

Lineage: Durban Poison x OG Kush

Batch/Harvest Number: 5833404199487246

16.2% THC 

0.4% CBGa

16.6% Total Cannabinoids

Terpenes

Unfortunately, VidaCann doesn’t make their lab reports available unless requested, so I have no terpene percentages to provide for this strain, as I have not received the report at this time. Whenever this information becomes available, I will update this section with the terpenes and their percentages.

Appearance/Cure

Apologies for the somewhat unsightly images. I forgot to take pictures before I smoked about half of the eighth…whoops.

It is often said that GSC plants have a genetic predisposition to produce smaller buds, and that has been true in my experience, including this eighth from VidaCann.

This eighth seems to be on the dry side – not terribly, but enough that it stands out to me. The buds easily crack apart with application of a small to medium amount of force. The trichomes seem to be a bit harder to find on this flower as well, which makes me wonder if the plant was harvested too soon.

I have seen better cures from VidaCann, definitely. This batch wasn’t terrible, but I know their team is capable of much better quality.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 6.50/10.00

Smell/Taste

This batch of GSC doesn’t have much smell in the jar – maybe a faint hint of herbal, sweet, and earthy terpenes.

When the flower is ground up, however, the smell is more noticeable. This isn’t the sweetest or most cookies-smelling GSC I’ve come across, but it has enough of the typical GSC terpenes to be recognizable. I also seem to smell more citrus in this batch, possibly indicating higher limonene content in VidaCaann’s cut.

The taste when smoked, however, is very close to the best GSC batches I’ve had. The warm, earthy, sweet, herbal terpenes all come together to make a sweet taste reminiscent of warm sugar cookies on the inhale; a well-rounded sweet, earthy, spicy finish is noted upon exhale.

This wasn’t the best GSC cut I’ve found in the smell/taste category, but it wasn’t the worst either. I need to do some more exploring of this lineage; either I’m not a huge Cookies fan like most people seem to be, or I haven’t found the exact right cut for me yet.

Smell/Taste Rating: 6.90/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

VidaCann’s cut of GSC feels almost identical to Trulieve’s cut as far as effects are concerned. The typical, balanced effects that are characteristic of GSC are present in this batch as well. A warm cerebral invigoration comes on in the first 15-20 minutes, making the surrounding environment feel cozy and inviting as I type this review. My enjoyment of music seems to be enhanced. (This is the station I listen to while writing every single review I’ve ever written, ever since the site was founded.)

As the effects progress, body relaxation creeps in and becomes increasingly apparent. While GSC never is a particularly sedating strain for me, it can be heavily relaxing in higher doses. I’ve often said GSC could be a “desert island” strain for me – because of the versatility of the effects.

Being medical cannabis patients, effects are the most important aspect of any flower strain to us. Expanding on a point I made at the introduction of this review, it’s refreshing to see that the effects are consistent between two different cuts from two different dispensaries. If anything, VidaCann’s cut might lean a little more indica, as the effects seem to be a bit “deeper” than Trulieve’s, if that makes sense.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • Insomnia (possibly in higher doses)

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications. https://c0.pubmine.com/sf/0.0.3/html/safeframe.htmlREPORT THIS ADREPORT THIS AD

Effects Rating: 9.00/10.00

Overall Rating: 7.46/10.00

Overall, I would best describe GSC as an “very good” hybrid strain from VidaCann.

As I’ve said before, GSC is a good “staple” strain to keep around, for its versatile medicinal effects. I haven’t found a batch that totally “wowed” me since full flower sales started in early 2019, but I will try a few more times before I conclude that I just may not be a Cookies fan – and that’s all good too!

This is a strain that is good to use at almost any time of the day, and due to its popularity and versatility, I recommend every medical cannabis user try it at least once.

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: GSC (Hybrid)

Trulieve first released GSC (formerly known as Girl Scout Cookies) on March 1, 2019, in their flower vape cups (review here). At the time, I was really hyped to finally get to try this strain that I had heard so much about (especially on that Disjointed show that ran a couple seasons on Netflix), and the results of my purchase exceeded my expectations. That batch of flower really did smell and taste like some sort of cookie, and it made me feel great.

I’ve picked up a couple of batches of the full flower form of GSC since then, and for some reason, I always forget to review it again. I have been sitting on this batch that I have now since about February (I’m a slow smoker), and luckily, I realized I needed to review it before I finished it off.

In my recent reviews of the Florida Keys phenotypes, I commended GrowHealthy for being the first Florida MMTC to label and market different phenotypes as separate strains. I think this should be an industry standard, as some phenotypes may have significantly different effects than the “main” strain in the line.

Why did I bring this up, and what is a phenotype, exactly? If you need a refresher on phenotypes, here is a good link I have been using in my other reviews.

I mention phenotypes because I believe this batch of GSC is a different phenotype from the other batches I have purchased from Trulieve in the past. The smell, taste, and appearance are all different enough that I was suspicious; however, I really thought I might be on to something when I realized the description of the Thin Mints phenotype of GSC closely matches the eighth that I have.

Quick Facts:

GSC (Hybrid)

Price at time of review: $53/eighth 

Lineage: Durban Poison x OG Kush

Batch/Harvest Number: DUFL-BLD-H-17-PK-38

Cannabinoids

THC: 16.10% – This is the first flower I’ve had that breaks the 30% THC threshold.

CBD: 0.030%

CBG: 0.050%

Total Cannabinoids: 16.90%

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

*Beta-Myrcene: 0.223%

*Trans-Carophyllene: 0.922%

Carophyllene-Oxide: 0.180%

R-Limonene: 0.224%

Linalool: 0.162%

Alpha Humulene: 0.248%

Total Terpenes: 1.959%

Appearance/Cure

This batch is from February 2020, around the time that Trulieve hit another significant improvement in the quality of their flower. Trulieve flower has always been grown and cured well relative to the rest of Florida’s market, but I started seeing some changes near the end of Q1 2020 – like the trichomes being allowed to mature much more, like in the above image of this GSC.

This batch looks physically different from all other batches of GSC that I’ve gotten from Trulieve. I have found GSC to typically have really small buds, but these were more medium-small to medium. The color was darker, with more almost-black than green, and a bountiful covering of dark orange pistils.

The cure is excellent, with dense, slightly sticky buds that are cured to an almost perfect moisture content – though this batch could have gotten away with being ever so slightly drier.

This flower is actually 6 months old now, but it has preserved its freshness fairly well.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 8.90/10.00

Smell/Taste

This is what really makes me suspect that this is a different GSC phenotype – this stuff smells really minty to me. Previous batches of Trulieve’s GSC smelled more like warm, fresh, sugary cookies to me – like when they’re fresh out of this oven. This batch, however, is much more herbal, peppery, earthy, and significantly minty.

I must admit that I preferred the other batches to this; I am not a fan of the earthy, herbal, minty terpenes when they are as dominant as they are in this eighth.

When smoked, I taste a strong earthy sensation on the inhale, followed by a spicy and peppery exhale. Unfortunately, I don’t particularly enjoy these tastes. This is entirely subjective, however, so remember that my “meh” could be your “whoa!”.

Smell/Taste Rating: 6.00/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

The area that this batch of GSC most feels like past batches, would have to be the effects. I have always experienced very balanced “indica” and “sativa” effects from this strain, and that was no exception with this eighth.

Cerebral invigoration is the forerunner here, lasting for a full 20 minutes before warm body relaxation sensations begin to creep in on the downslope of the effects. I’d say this is a suitable strain for just about any time of the day: morning, afternoon, evening, night, or anything in between. Though this wouldn’t be a “desert island” strain for me in the smell and taste department by any means, I think I could get by if I only had GSC to smoke – and maybe that’s one of the main reasons this is such a popular strain – its versatility. There are few strains that I find suitable for use at all times of the day and night, but GSC is one of those rare genetic wonders. For this reason, I believe it’s an outstanding medicinal strain.

I do tend to feel a bit sleepy on the comedown of GSC if I medicate with a large amount, but not really enough to warrant a full couchlock. I’d say this cut might be slightly sativa-dominant in effects, as there seems to be more cerebral uplift than anything else.

GSC is a good staple to have around. And if I can consistently find the batches that taste like fresh cookies, it’d be that much better.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • Insomnia (possibly in higher doses)

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 9.00/10.00

Overall Rating: 7.96/10.00

Overall, I would best describe GSC as a “very good” hybrid strain from Trulieve.

It seems like Trulieve is only getting better at growing flower through time. I hope that their grow team sees this review and knows that their efforts are noticed – the quality is seriously on another level than it was this time last year, and it’s nice to see this batch from February and remember when Trulieve really begin to take their quality to the next level.

As far as this being the “thin mints” phenotype – maybe it is, and maybe it isn’t. Regardless, I encourage all Florida MMTCs to begin labeling and selling their different phenotypes as different strains entirely. This is a win-win for both the patients and the MMTCs: the dispensaries have a larger variety of products with the same amount of raw material, and patients can lock in the best strain for their conditions with more ease and consistency.

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GrowHealthy Flower Review: Vaca Key (Indica)

Hey everyone – hope you are doing well! We’re here with yet another Florida Keys phenotype; in fact, it’s the 3rd phenotype from this line that we’ve tried and reviewed.

GrowHealthy recently changed the game in Florida cannabis by being the first MMTC to label different phenotypes, and sell them as entirely different strains with unique names. I really appreciate GrowHealthy for doing this. For those who didn’t click the informative phenotype link, I’ll try to explain it in a simple/concise way:

Phenotypes are basically just different expressions of the same genetics. We can even think of them like human children: two parents can have several children; unless there are identical twins in the mix, chances are that each child will have their own unique looks and personality. While there may be (sometimes extremely close) similarities, the children are different; they are their own individuals, they have their own names, and they serve different purposes in the world as they live their lives.

Phenotypes are basically the same for cannabis strains: two parent strains have the potential to produce several different “children” (phenotyopes), depending on several factors such as the strain’s genetic predisposition to have a large variance between different batches. Many of us have already familiarized ourselves with phenotypes: If you’re aware of the Girl Scout Cookies strain, you may have heard of various Cookies strains such as Thin Mint, Platinum Cookies, etc. – these are all phenotypes of the Girl Scout Cookie strain.

GrowHealthy, by labeling and selling their Florida Keys phenotypes as different strains, is doing something I think everyone should be doing. Why not label the different phenotypes? It’s a mutual win for both the MMTC and the patients: the MMTCs have a larger product selection (more appealing to investors and others who fund the operation), and patients are more likely to dial in a strain that works for their unique morphology and conditions.

I can’t iterate this enough: every MMTC should label and sell their various strains’ phenotypes as completely different strains with unique names, because the variance between phenotypes can be just as much or greater than the variance between entirely different strains/genetics.

Quick Facts:

Vaca Key (Indica)

Price at time of review: $50/eighth 

Lineage: Bubba Kush x Key Lime Mints

Batch Number: F-072120-VCKY-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 22.786%

CBD: 0.00%

CBG: 1.281%

Total Cannabinoids: 24.067%

Terpenes

R-Limonene: 0.552%

Trans-Carophyllene: 0.366%

Beta-Myrcene: 0.262%

Geraniol: 0.109%

Alpha-Humulene: 0.101%

Fenchyl Alcohol: 0.091%

Total Terpenes: 1.643%

Appearance/Cure

Physically, Vaca Key seems to resemble the “main” Florida Keys phenotype with a more vibrant green color than the Key Largo phenotype that I last reviewed. The pistils are medium-dark orange, and the trichomes are mature and visible to the naked eye in normal lighting.

I know I probably sound like a broken record at this point, but GrowHealthy continues to pump out phenomenal quality flower on a consistent basis. Every single full-priced eighth I’ve gotten from them has contained flower that was cured to near-perfection, with a possible exception for an eighth or two that was slightly dry. This eighth of Vaca Key is another masterful grow, with a lot of stickiness to it – so much that it gave my grinder some trouble.

There isn’t much more to say. GrowHealthy flower is GrowHealthy flower – which is consistently excellent to outstanding in 2020.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.50/10.00

Smell/Taste

Vaca Key is the first phenotype in the Florida Keys line that I have found to take on more of the smell of its Bubba Kush parent – which features more kushy, chocolate, and coffee terpenes.

Like both Florida Keys and Key Largo, limonene is the dominant terpene in Vaca Key, and this is apparent when first opening the jar as a musky, cookie/dessert-like sweetness is one of the first smells that becomes apparent. There is a lingering citrus as well, another commonality between this strain and the other phenotypes in its family that I have tried.

However, Vaca Key is the heaviest, muskiest smelling of the Florida Keys strain I have tried – especially when ground up. For patients who have tried GrowHealthy’s Bubba Kush flower, you will recognize the hints of chocolate and coffee that lie underneath the more dominant terpenes.

The taste when smoked has a cookies-esque sweetness, with the heavier hashy and spicy notes on the exhale. Overall, Vaca Key is a great smelling and tasting flower.

Smell/Taste Rating: 9.00/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

I was a bit surprised at just how heavy and sedating this strain was for me. The last phenotype I tried before this one was the Key Largo, which was not sedating by any means; in fact, it could have even been a “daytime indica” that many patients speak of – a functional indica that doesn’t slow one down during the day.

Vaca Key, however, made itself known as a creeper with a hell of a punch. For the first 15 minutes, the mood-enhancing effects of limonene were most noticeable. But at the 15-20 minute mark, the hammer dropped, and I found myself in a complete daze. I had been watching TV, but I quickly found myself in one of those endless gazes where you lose focus and complete immerse yourself in the mind. My wife pointed out my condition to me, and only then did I realize it was the effects of this highly sedating strain that had put me into that state. It’s been consistently sedating ever since, and with the exception of medicating with a bowl before and while writing this review, I now reserve it strictly for the late night.

I’m not sure why it didn’t click with me sooner than this was the phenotype heavily expressing the effects of its Bubba Kush parent, which is one of the most sedating strains I’ve ever found. I guess Vaca Key is like the “Bubba Kush pheno” of the Florida Keys line. Use it with caution, folks. You might be locked down to your couch, chair, bed, or whatever surface you’re on after medicating with it.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • Insomnia (Especially in higher doses)
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD & related sleep issues
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • Heavy Relaxation 

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 9.40/10.00

Overall Rating: 9.30/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Vaca Key as an “outstanding” indica strain from GrowHealthy.

Again, I’m really glad to see GrowHealthy leading the charge on labeling different phenotypes. It’s something that the entire industry needs to adopt as a standard practice, and I look forward to seeing others follow suit soon.

The entire Florida Keys line has proven to be enjoyable so far, with desirable medicinal effects that have subtle variances between the different phenotypes. I look forward to trying the other members of the Florida Keys family soon – wonder how many there are in total?

Be well, and stay healthy. I appreciate each one of you and all your support, and please know that all that positivity will come back to you.

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MÜV Flower Review: Sour Jack (Sativa)

Sour Jack is the offspring of two of my favorite classic sativa strains: Sour Diesel and Jack Herer. I love both of these strains for different reasons: Sour Diesel is like the espresso of cannabis, with nearly unmatched energizing effects. On the contrast, Jack Herer is known for its ability to induce focus, making it a good strain for ADD, ADHD, and other similar mental focus-related ailments.

I’ve seen patients rave about Sour Jack for well over a year now, adding to my curiosity about how these two sativas would be when combined. After what seemed like months of not getting this strain at my local dispensary, I finally managed to grab an eighth of the T3 (small buds).

So, how does Sour Jack stack up to its superstar parents?

Quick Facts:

Sour Jack (Sativa) 

Price at time of review: $32/eighth (T3)

Lineage: Sour Diesel x Jack Herer

Batch/Harvest Number: BU220620-6570SJ

Cannabinoids

THC: 15.55%

CBD: 0.05%

Total Cannabinoids: 15.60%

Terpenes

Unfortunately, MÜV doesn’t make their lab reports available, so I have no terpene percentages to provide for this strain. Whenever this information becomes available, I will update this section with the terpenes and their percentages.

Appearance/Cure

Glass jar is my own; it is a recycled VidaCann flower jar.

MÜV’s T3 flower is $32 per eighth vs. the $50 pricetag of their T1 flower, and the $40 for T2. Per their website:

Tier 1 ($50) and Tier 2 ($40) are selected based on potency, size, structure, terpene profiles and aroma. Tier 3 is based on size only.

https://altmedflorida.com/product/copy-copy-2/

This eighth of Sour Jack was fully comprised of small, “rat pellet” size buds. Not exactly the most appealing thing to see when opening the pack, but hey – I bought the lowest tier, right?

The buds were on the dry side, but still seemed to have plenty of crystals. The physical appearance of Sour Jack, from what I can tell, leans to that of its Sour Diesel parent. I always recognized Jack Herer for both its extremely light green color, and its abundant coverage of vibrant orange pistils. Sour Diesel, on the other hand, has that forest green color with a shade darker orange pistils. As you can see in the images above, Sour Jack fits the latter description more.

After seeing other MMTCs up their flower game in the past few months, MÜV seems to be retaining the same quality that it has had since I started shopping there – which is still good quality, but it would be nice to see them improve at the same rate as the market. Maybe I’m just not getting the right strains?

Appearance/Cure Rating: 6.00/10.00

Smell/Taste

Since both Sour Diesel and Jack Herer are pungent strains (albeit on different ends of the spectrum), I expected Sour Jack to possess an equally strong aroma, especially as some Reddit reviews indicated as much. Unfortunately, my eighth of Sour Jack did not have any sort of pungent aroma, but instead had a subtle scent that I had to focus on to find and describe.

Sour Diesel, in my experience, can vary from extremely pungent gas/diesel to a sort of loud citrus smell. I’ve tried it from both Trulieve (review here) and Fluent (review here); Trulieve’s Sour Diesel cut leans citrus (but still has notable diesel when ground up), and Fluent’s is heavily on the gas/diesel side.

Jack Herer, on the other hand, has always had a very sharp and pungent piney citrus aroma with a terpinolene-dominant terpene profile. Again, I’ve tried it from Trulieve (review here) and Fluent (review here); the smell was almost identical on both cuts.

So now that I’ve laid out the full spectrum of my experience with the smell and taste of the parent strains, where in that spectrum does Sour Jack fall?

Like with its physical appearance, I found Sour Jack to lean more toward its Sour Diesel parent in its smell – but fully on the citrus end of the spectrum; the gas/diesel terpenes were nowhere to be found in this eighth. The smell of Sour Jack when I ground it up, was actually sort of sweet, with citrus being the dominant smell, and an underlying earthiness in the background. I did not detect any terpinolene with my nose, but without a lab report, I can’t say if it is present or not. I can say that not much of the Jack Herer is present in the smell, unless some of the subtle citrus notes come from that parent.

The taste was much like the smell – smooth, subtle, and sweet citrus. Frankly, I expected to be more impressed by Sour Jack in this category, but maybe I got a weaker batch. I suppose I’ll revisit the strain if it’s available in T1 in the future; I don’t want to give up on a strain that has such good genetic potential just yet.

Smell/Taste Rating: 6.20/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Sour Jack leaned toward its Sour Diesel parent in the preceding categories, but it manages to find itself more balanced in the effects.

As I said before, I consider Sour Diesel to be my “cannabis espresso” and Jack Herer to be my “cannabis Adderall”. Sour Jack is not a speedy or racy strain, but it is not focused either. I find it to be right between Sour Diesel and Jack Herer – more mellow and uplifting, good for the mood – not necessarily a strain for motivation, energy, or focus.

Though there is some of a “sativa” energy boost associated with this strain, it isn’t overwhelmingly present. I smoked my last bowl just before i started typing this review; it is late morning, and I would best describe my mood as content. I am not really “in the zone” like I like to be after medicating with a sativa strain, but I am not aloof or unfocused either. Sour Jack seems to be right in the middle of the sativa effects spectrum, representing a good blend of the more subtle effects from its two parent strains.

With all that being said, I’d recommend to think of Sour Jack as its own unique strain if you’re buying it for its effects. If you want energy, stick with the Diesel. If you want focus and motivation, stick with Jack Herer. If you want a relatively mellow sativa to ease through the day on a fluffy cloud of happiness, but with a very light dose of energy, get Sour Jack.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression and associated anxiety
  • Lack of appetite
  • Minor headaches
  • Relief of minor skeletal/muscular aches and pains
  • Good for general relaxation (in higher doses or later in the day)

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 8.00/10.00

Overall Rating: 6.73/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Sour Jack as a “good, balanced” sativa strain from MÜV.

While I wasn’t floored with this strain as I expected it to be, it was good enough that I want to give it another chance. I will get a higher tier next time, as I feel that the negatives in my experience can all be attributed to buying the Tier 3 small buds. A strain like this needs to be experienced at its full potential. If I do try T1 and have a notably better experience, that will birth an entirely new section for this site – “Round 2 Reviews”. We will cross that bridge if and when we get to it!

Hope you all have a wonderful day – and thanks again for reading and being a subscriber to this site. I truly enjoy writing for it, and for all of you.

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GrowHealthy Flower Review: Key Largo (Indica)

Hello everyone – hope this message finds you well! This product review marks my return to working on this site and the Collective project after a 2-3 week hiatus from everything. Without going into too much detail that I’m sure none of you really care about, I will say that life in 2020 has been exhausting, with both the pandemic and the civil unrest in the country – on top of working my full-time, 50 hour per week career. Frankly, I had no energy left at the end of the day to contribute. But human beings are incredibly resilient creatures, and I simply can’t seem to spend prolonged time away from this community that I love so dearly.

Key Largo is one of many phenotypes of GrowHealthy’s Florida Keys strain. I really appreciate GrowHealthy for labeling the Florida Keys phenotypes as different strains, as I believe they are the first MMTC/dispensary in Florida to do this. For those who didn’t click the informative phenotype link, I’ll try to explain it in a simple/concise way:

Phenotypes are basically just different expressions of the same genetics. We can even think of them like human children: two parents can have several children; unless there are identical twins in the mix, chances are that each child will have their own unique looks and personality. While there may be (sometimes extremely close) similarities, the children are different; they are their own individuals, they have their own names, and they serve different purposes in the world as they live their lives.

Phenotypes are basically the same for cannabis strains: two parent strains have the potential to produce several different “children” (phenotyopes), depending on several factors such as the strain’s genetic predisposition to have a large variance between different batches. Many of us have already familiarized ourselves with phenotypes: If you’re aware of the Girl Scout Cookies strain, you may have heard of various Cookies strains such as Thin Mint, Platinum Cookies, etc. – these are all phenotypes of the Girl Scout Cookie strain.

GrowHealthy, by labeling and selling their Florida Keys phenotypes as different strains, is doing something I think everyone should be doing. Why not label the different phenotypes? It’s a mutual win for both the MMTC and the patients: the MMTCs have a larger product selection (more appealing to investors and others who fund the operation), and patients are more likely to dial in a strain that works for their unique morphology and conditions.

I can’t iterate this enough: every MMTC should label and sell their various strains’ phenotypes as completely different strains with unique names, because the variance between phenotypes can be just as much or greater than the variance between entirely different strains/genetics.

Quick Facts:

Key Largo (Indica)

Price at time of review: $50/eighth 

Lineage: Bubba Kush x Key Lime Mints

Batch Number: F-061720-KYLG-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 13.70%

CBD: 0.00%

Total Cannabinoids: 13.70%

Terpenes

R-Limonene: 0.690%

Trans-Carophyllene: 0.363%

Beta-Myrcene: 0.317%

Total Terpenes: 1.37%

Appearance/Cure

Key Largo really expressed itself beautifully in this batch, and proved to be a great example of my preceding discussion about how different phenotypes can be. You can look at the pictures in the Florida Keys review and see that it looks like an entirely different strain (other than similar bud structure). The color presentation with Key Largo is absolutely beautiful, with the deep purples really providing a contrast that shows just how caked in trichomes these buds are.

GrowHealthy seems to have an all-star grow team, as the overall cure and quality of their flower seems to be in a league in its own compared to anything else than I’ve tried, other than a few recent batches from Trulieve. This eighth of Key Largo was no exception, with dense buds that seemed to have a perfect moisture content – and a lot of stickiness.

If GrowHealthy continues to keep and improve this quality of flower, I don’t see anything stopping them from being the best in Florida. The entire business seems to be running well at this point.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.50/10.00

Smell/Taste

This phenotype, on paper, does not contain nearly the same variety of terpenes as the “main” Florida keys strain – and only half the total. But I’ve found that the percent of terpenes in the report doesn’t always accurately predict how “loud” or strong a flower’s smell will be, or even how pungent it will be. I attribute this to testing discrepancies between MMTCs and the fact that we still have a lot to learn about terpenes, flavonoids, and everything that contributes to what makes cannabis so wonderful.

With all that being said, the smell and taste of this strain reminds me a lot of another GrowHealthy favorite: Wookie Girl. There’s that really sweet, dessert/cookies-esque smell that I find difficult to fully describe. Anyone who’s had Wookie Girl will be able to recognize it immediately, though. I’ve never found two different strains that smelled so similar until I came across these two. A comparison of their terpene profiles shows a similar terpene makeup, with limonene being the dominant terpene in both. This explains the dominant sweetness of both strains.

It didn’t really smell like Florida Keys, which smelled more like a sweet lime citrus dessert pastry. Key Largo, though being limonene-dominant, doesn’t have much of a citrus smell to me. The herbal, earthy, sweet cookies smell and taste are what dominate this phenotype.

If you like the smell and taste of Wookie Girl, I estimate you’ll enjoy Key Largo as well.

Smell/Taste Rating: 9.40/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Keeping with the theme of “this strain is a lot like Wookie Girl”, the effects follow suit. Key Largo is extremely relaxing and uplifting, but never sedating. The potency might be questioned due to the low THC content, but I found Key Largo to pack a punch, perfect for winding down immediately after a long day of work.

The one drawback I’ve discovered with some (not all) low THC strains is that the effects, while perhaps equally potent to higher THC strains, fail to achieve the same longevity. I found myself going for another hit of Key Largo every 30-45 minutes, when typically I wait closer to 2 hours between sessions.

This was a “lighter” indica that I found suitable for afternoon, evening, and night time usage. While it was great for relaxation, I found myself going to other strains for the sedation I need to treat my occasional insomnia.

I think of it as Wookie Girl, or even Florida Keys – without quite the same sedative punch. It’s a good “bridge” strain, but not one to end the day on – for me, at least.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • May be a good strain for being social/talkative

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 8.50/10.00

Overall Rating: 9.13/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Key Largo as an “excellent” indica strain from GrowHealthy.

Again, I’m really glad to see GrowHealthy leading the charge on labeling different phenotypes. It’s something that the entire industry needs to adopt as a standard practice, and I look forward to seeing others follow suit soon.

Key Largo itself is a good strain, but with the lower average THC content, I think it should be a $40 eighth. The lack of longevity of the effects, coupled with the enjoyable taste and smell, makes for a product that seemed to disappear quicker than most – not a great value at $50. But the strain itself? More than solid.

Be well, and stay healthy. I appreciate each one of you and all your support, and please know that all that positivity will come back to you.

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Florida Medical Cannabis Collective: T7|04: The Emerging Toxic Culture of FL Cannabis Social Media

How We Got Here

It was Summer of 2018, and work was stressful. I had recently been promoted for the 2nd time within the calendar year, and I was admittedly not ready for the job in front of me – not at that point.

At that time, I had been a regular cannabis user for about 9 years. It all started in late high school, early college. I didn’t realize that I was self-medicating for depression (and a form of PTSD), but as the years went by and I saw the sustained benefits of my cannabis use, I realized that this was my medicine – more so than any pharmaceutical pill could ever hope to be; I had tried all of the major SSRIs and benzodiazepines, and all of them made my symptoms worse. I’d even tried Vyvanse as an alternative therapy for all my depression and anxiety-related issues, but that sent me down a rabbit hole that ended in a mild case of amphetamine psychosis. Nothing was working – except that the reality was, the cannabis was working – I was just clouding it all up with the other pills, and the weekend alcohol binges I often partook in during college. I realized that cannabis was all I needed as far as medication for my depression and anxiety.

Back to Summer 2018. I had been looking at getting a medical marijuana card for some time at that point, and I finally decided to pull the trigger. Though I was an experienced cannabis user, I was clueless as to how to navigate the landscape of the Florida medical cannabis community. That’s when I discovered the Florida Medical Trees subreddit. I was taken aback at the wealth of knowledge I found there, but what was even more notable, was the close-knit, helpful and positive community I saw coming together in each post. There were just under 2,000 registered users in the subreddit at the time, whereas the current membership is 13.9k – so one can imagine the small community vibe.

FL Medical Trees helped me through that first 3-6 months of having my card, and though the community was steadily growing, the quality of the average user was as well. There was a good relationship between the ~5 moderators and the growing community, and information flowed freely, helping many a new patient (me included) find their way to products and dispensaries that worked best for them.

Time passed, and the community was still growing. In early 2019 – late January or early February – I reached out to the moderator team and asked if they would like my help with the now-exponentially growing community. Though there were reservations about any perceived conflict of interest between my place on the team and my then-newly made website, they ultimately accepted. I was elated, as I had a chance to give back even more to the community that I loved so much.

Things went really smooth for the first couple of months that I was a moderator. At that time, smokable flower still wasn’t available, so most of us were finding ways to get into the ceramic vape cups that many of the MMTCs were offering at the time. The subreddit consisted of a healthy balance of product reviews, and more of the educational/informational sharing content that dominated the sub when I first joined. Users were still pleasant; there are always a few “bad apples”, but the vocal majority of the community always helped put the trolls and malicious users to rest rather quickly.

Inflection Point

I believe that the ultimate turning point, from the road we were on with the community at that time, to where we have gotten now – was when SB182 passed and legalized smokable flower in late March 2019. Naturally, the landscape of the industry – and the overall “vibe” of patients – changed rather quickly once this happened. I suppose it was Summer 2019 when I first felt a noticeable shift in the climate of the community and Florida medical cannabis social media at large. Before, I’d estimate that 1 out of every 10 users were “bad”; now, that had doubled to around 1 out of every 5. The vocal constructive majority of the community was still able to control the narrative, but many longtime members of the community began speaking of the change in the atmosphere of the sub.

This trend continued and amplified through the rest of 2019, culminating into an incident where a Florida MMTC began using targeted advertising to speak negatively about their competitors – in egregious fashion. So now, not only was the “bad vibe” becoming more prevalent in the Florida medical cannabis social media community, but it had infiltrated into the MMTCs themselves – which until that point, were very positive and supportive to one another – even with the competition between them.

This marked a second inflection point, from my recollection of events. The percentage of “bad actors” across social media (particularly in the FL Medical Trees sub) seemed to more than double. Now, the number of trolls and malicious members of the community seemed to be at 50% or even a majority. “Loyalty” to certain MMTCs began manifesting as bullying other patients for their choice of medication, which is never ok to do – ever. The number of negative and attacking comments began to increase, and many longtime members began leaving the community, further adding to the shift of the community’s climate.

After the turn of the decade, the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect our lives more and more. Everyone’s base stress level increased as the world, our nation, and our state all began to plunge into turmoil. Needless to say, this did nothing to help the already downtrending vibe of FL cannabis social media.

So now, we’re here.

Where We Are – 07.11.2020

It’s been exactly 2 years since I started becoming active in the FL cannabis community. With all that history and preface, how have things changed? Where are we now?

People are less helpful, and more spiteful.

The “community” feeling from the early days of FL medical cannabis social media seems largely gone to me, and that’s a sad reality to accept. I don’t think this is irreversible, but it has been trending this way for over a year now. It would take a large effort from every individual in the community to make it better, which involves a lot of “looking in the mirror”, and sometimes admitting past fault – something not many people seem to be good at doing consistently.

Hate messages are much more common and numerous.

Being a reddit moderator, I expect to receive a certain amount of “hate” – it comes with the role. Moderators of the FL Medical Trees subreddit have to remove users who show a pattern of attacking others, etc. – and they usually aren’t too happy when they receive the ban message, which often leads to a stream of hate messages and even a few death threats from time to time. Sadly enough, a certain degree of that is to be expected. We’re talking about humans, after all.

But man, has the frequency of that increased lately. No matter what the moderator team does or doesn’t do, there is hate for it. Conspiracy theories are the dish of the day, every day, and the moderator team is often the target. There have been the allegations of us receiving compensation from dispensaries since the first day I got on the team. We don’t. But damn, these days, I wish I did! Keeping in mind that depression is the main condition I’m treating with cannabis in the first place, a constant stream of negativity takes its toll after time. Meditation and stepping away are almost always enough to help shrug off the hate, but when it becomes a daily occurence, there’s only so much we can do; moderators are human beings that are dealing with life and the pandemic just like everyone else, and people forget that everything we contribute is on our own time and is not compensated for in any manner.

More often lately, I’ve found myself wondering if it’s worth it. The answer has always been “yes”, because the positive interactions have always outweighed the negative ones; however, I’ll say, again: the trend has not been good.

Beyond the moderator team, though, the community at large has been dealing with this more lately. We’ve all been removing more hateful messages between users, and that is a disheartening trend as well.

The community is trying to be “adult use” when it isn’t quite time yet.

This one applies to both MMTCs and patients. There have been advertisements lately from MMTCs that mention “sharing” of products, which is obviously illegal in Florida. Preceding that, have been “limited edition” products, something that seems extremely out-of-place in a medicinal market. Nobody would want a limited edition asthma inhaler, so why have limited edition medicinal cannabis?

Look, I get the spirit of marketability, and engaging with the community in fun and innovative ways. But we all need to remember this is a medicinal program (myself included at times), and convey ourselves accordingly. We know we have enemies in the Florida legislative bodies that would love to dismantle the program, so let’s not give them any ammunition.

Where I’d Like to Go

Frankly, I want to get off the path we’re on. Let’s stop attacking each other. Let’s stop the hatred and negativity. Let’s stop taking out our shitty life situations on people who are also going through shitty situations. Let’s help each other.

Think about it on a base level: we are all human, all thrown into this life with no idea of the true meaning of it all. We’re all sharing this rock that is hurtling through space, all sharing its limited resources, all sharing our life experiences with one another. We are united because we are all alive together, separated from the billions who came before us, and the trillions who will come after us. Why not try to make this trip as pleasant as possible for both ourselves and others?

I’m not perfect. I mess up. I get irritable and depressed, and sometimes, I’ve been known to lash out. But life is all about the marathon, and all of us can always continually improve in each area of our lives. We are beautifully unique, each with something wonderful to offer the progression of society and civilization on this planet. We need to be more open and honest with ourselves and each other. We all mess up. But the beauty of humanity lies in our resilience, and our ability to overcome adversity. We can do so much more when we do things together, with common goals, and with a basic understanding, respect, and empathy for one another.

Back to cannabis – another commonality that we all have, is our love for the cannabis plant and its medicinal properties. So let’s work together to help others make their lives better with it. Let’s quit being “weed snobs” that talk down on one another for our different choices in how we medicate or who we buy our medication from, and let’s start rejoicing in the fact that we have made enough progress to be living in the reality we are in: a reality where we can go to a dispensary, legally purchase our cannabis of choice, and go home to use it without ever worrying about our freedom or careers being put into jeopardy. Let’s unify in that and help spread that to others who need it.

Do you remember yourself before you found cannabis? There are likely millions more out there, just like we were, desperately searching for something to cure their ailments without side effects that are worse than the disease itself. Let’s shift our focus to being as helpful as possible to those people once they find their way into our community, and quit being focused on the wrong things. Life is about growth, so let’s grow together instead of tearing down one another.

I believe in us, and I believe that we all have the ability to create a more positive future for our community; I believe that we will all make that individual choice, and we will see the positive benefits of it in due time. The first step to solving a problem, is admitting its existence..

Hope you all have a wonderful evening full of health, wealth, and happiness. Thank you for reading this; I hope it helped you in some way.

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GrowHealthy “Master Grower Series” Flower Review: Florida Keys (Indica)

GrowHealthy introduced their “Master Grower Series” tier of flower at the end of 2019. The idea behind this is that their growers take that little bit of extra care in every step of growing this flower, in exchange for a $10 price increase for the consumer – these eighths are $60 instead of the usual $50 that GrowHealthy charges.

Until now, GrowHealthy offered 2 strains in the “Master Grower Series”: Rain Maker, and another strain called Bitter Sweetz.

Florida Keys has several phenotypes that GrowHealthy has made available as different strains in their regular $50/eighth flower series. I got one of them – Key Largo – and will be reviewing it soon as well.

GrowHealthy’s product page offers the following description of Florida Keys:

We’re delighted to introduce Florida Keys, our third premium flower in the Master Grower Series™. Inspired by one of the world’s most iconic island chains, this sublime Indica brings together some of the world’s most iconic cannabis strains, artfully pairing the complex lineage of classic Bubba Kush and Key Lime Mints (a combination of Blue Lime Pie and Sin Mint Cookies). Bubba Kush’s heavy sedative effects combine with Blue Lime Pie’s pain-numbing and sleep-promoting effects, while the addition of Sin Mint Cookies introduces a euphoric cerebral effect, melting stress and enhancing mood. Florida Keys is recommended for evening use, as this one-of-a-kind Indica can be heavy.

GrowHealthy: Florida Keys Strain Information Page

Quick Facts:

Florida Keys (Indica)

Price at time of review: $60/eighth 

Lineage: Bubba Kush x Key Lime Mints

Batch Number: F-061520-FLKS-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 20.83%

CBD: 0.00%

Total Cannabinoids: 20.83%

Terpenes

R-Limonene: 0.680%

Trans-Carophyllene: 0.455%

Beta-Myrcene: 0.262%

Linalool: 0.261%

Alpha-Humulene: 0.132%

Fenchyl Alcohol: 0.118%

Geraniol: 0.114%

Valencene: 0.106%

Cis-Nerolidol: 0.102%

Terpineol: 0.100%

Total Terpenes: 2.33%

Appearance/Cure

One of the main selling points of the Master Grower Series, is that all of the strains within that collection are allowed to cure for a full 28 days.

While I was not overly impressed with the Rain Maker I tried before – at least with it being any better than the $50 eighths – it turned out to be a different story with this eighth of Florida Keys.

In short, this is some of the best flower I’ve ever seen – especially from Florida’s legal market. The cure, trim, stickiness – everything – are nearly perfect. There are so many mature trichomes on this bud that it stands out more than the color of the flower itself.

The cure and moisture/stickiness are the closest to perfection that I’ve ever seen. I actually had to exert a small amount of physical effort to break a few of these buds open, but somehow, the grinder seemed to break it down into wonderfully sticky, easy-to-work-with flower.

This batch of Florida Keys again raises the bar for all the cure ratings on the flower reviews that come will come after it. I’ve said it before: whoever is in charge of the grow team for GrowHealthy needs to be heavily commended for their work. GrowHealthy should do whatever they can to keep that individual and team in place.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.80/10.00

Smell/Taste

Florida Keys has limonene as its most dominant terpene, and that trait certainly comes through in the smell. This strain smells like a sweet, sugary lime citrus pastry with a hint of sweet/tangy skunk biting at the nose toward the end of inhalation. There’s also a “dutch” component lingering in the background; patients who have tried Trulieve’s Dutch Hawaiian strain will recognize it. There are very faint hints of the coffee/chocolate/berry aroma of the Bubba Kush present in the background as well.

The smells really come through when the buds are broken apart. I wouldn’t say Florida Keys smells exactly like key lime pie or other similar desserts, but it is really close to it – closer than any other strain I’ve come across, making Florida Keys one of the standout unique citrus strains I’ve tried.

The smell translates nicely to the taste when the flower is smoked, with hashy and spicy notes lingering through the exhale.

Florida Keys is another strong strain in the smell/taste category, and seems perfect for summertime due to its unique lime citrus dessert terpene profile.

Smell/Taste Rating: 9.40/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Florida Keys is on the heavier side of the indica effects spectrum, but doesn’t quite become heavily sedating for me. For patients who have tried GrowHealthy’s Wookie Girl, I find the effects of Florida Keys to be similar – but heavier.

In lighter doses, I find this to be an excellent choice for relaxing and releasing any negative feelings after a mentally tasking day. Work has been tough the past couple of weeks, but Florida Keys had me glued to the TV as I played the “MyPlayer” mode of NBA 2K20 on Xbox One. Suddenly, the mundane worries of the day had completely melted away, and my depression and anxiety were both much better than they were before I medicated.

In heavier does, I think this could be a good choice for relaxing into a deep, restorative sleep. With all this being said, I generally think Florida Keys is best reserved for evening and nighttime usage. Another way to describe the effects is like an even cross between Bubba Kush (more sedating) and Wookie Girl (more relaxing) – it’s somewhere in the middle of those two strains.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • Insomnia (especially in higher doses)
  • May be a good strain for being social/talkative

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 9.20/10.00

Overall Rating: 9.46/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Florida Keys as an “outstanding” indica strain from GrowHealthy.

I felt that this flower was definitely a step above the average quality of GrowHealthy flower, even if only a small one.

Deciding whether something is “worth it” is totally subjective, so I am reserved in my judgment of this Florida Keys for that reason. I say to try out the Master Grower Series if you can afford to do so – if nothing else, just to see what the fuss is all about. However, Florida Keys was a Top 10 strain for me, for sure. It will have a spot in the next list I make.

Be well, and stay healthy. I appreciate each one of you and all your support, and please know that all that positivity will come back to you.

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GrowHealthy Flower Review: Queso Perro (Hybrid)

Queso Perro (Spanish for “Dog Cheese”) is a GrowHealthy original strain that has become a patient favorite within the past year.

This is one of the few “Cheese” lineage strains currently available in Florida’s medical cannabis program, and I have been eager to try it to see how it stacks up against all the other strains I’ve tried at this point.

What I’ve found is that I align with the masses on this one – Queso Perro is some high quality gas-type flower.

Quick Facts:

Queso Perro (Hybrid)

Price at time of review: $50/eighth

Lineage: Stardawg x U.K. Cheese

Batch/Harvest Number: F-060920-QSPO-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 24.13%

CBD: 0.00%

Total Cannabinoids: 24.13%

Terpenes

Beta-Myrcene

Trans-Carophyllene

Limonene

Linalool

Carophyllene-Oxide

Valencene

Appearance/Cure

I got two eighths from two different batches just a couple of days apart because I was so impressed with the first eighth, pictured above. Both eighths contained beautiful nugs that show the high level of quality and care that I’ve come to expect from GrowHealthy, after a consistent string of positive experiences in the past three-ish months that they have been open in my area.

The cure here is nearly perfect, which seems to be the usual case with GrowHealthy’s flower. Executive management should do whatever they can to hold on to the current grow team, because they are absolutely killing it every time.

Queso Perro is beautiful, covered in a blanket of dusty light gold crystal trichomes, accented with rusty orange-brown pistils. Solid genetics and a high-quality, seemingly experienced grow team yield a nearly perfect batch of flower.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.60/10.00

Smell/Taste

While I was surprised that neither eighth of Queso Perro smelled particularly cheesy, make no mistake: this is a sharp, pungent, gassy, loud strain – in my opinion at least.

The smell in the jar is very hashy, with hints of diesel and spice, and maybe a faint hint of cheese in the background. (In my experience, GrowHealthy’s Rain Maker was much more cheesy than Queso Perro.)

When the nugs are pulled apart or broken/ground up, however, the true pungent odor of Queso Perro really shines through. It is one of the most “fuel” and funky strains I’ve found, right up there with Sour Diesel and others like it. There are subtle hints of sweet hash and spice present as well, but the funky fuel is the most dominant smell.

When I was younger and less experienced with cannabis, I equated more gassy, loud strains with higher potency. I know now that this isn’t always the case; however, the point I wanted to make is that Queso Perro reminds me a lot of those classic “dank strains” from years before.

I find the taste when smoked to be more musky and spicy; the Stardawg parent seems to come through more in this area.

This is a great, classic “loud” strain that almost any cannabis patient/consumer can enjoy.

Smell/Taste Rating: 9.40/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Queso Perro comes across as a sativa-dominant hybrid to me, seeming to lean heavy to the sativa side. I find the cerebral invigoration to be so pronounced that I actually use this strain most when I first wake up to get the day started, and then once again when I first get home from work in the evening. It is one of those hybrids that I feel could get away with being labeled as a sativa strain; however, the body relaxation is noticeable enough to justify the hybrid label.

I find this to be a very versatile, happy, uppity strain. Unintentionally, it has been the only daytime flower strain I’ve used since I got it. It does a great job of both lifting my depression and motivating me, with the relaxing aspects keeping it controlled enough to prevent anxiety and/or paranoia. Queso Perro seems suitable for use any time from early morning to early evening.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Minor to moderate aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Lack of motivation
  • General relaxation/relief 

I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Everybody is different, and every body reacts differently to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 9.30/10.00

Overall Rating: 9.43/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Queso Perro as an “outstanding” hybrid strain from GrowHealthy.

At this point, I would label Queso Perro and Wookie Girl as my 2 favorite strains from GrowHealthy, and amongst my favorite Florida strains of all time. This is one that I will have to keep in stock and pick up whenever it is available.

If you enjoy loud, funky strains – or strains that are happy and uplifting, I think Queso Perro is an excellent fit.

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GrowHealthy “Signature Blend Series” Vape Cart Review: Sour Silly Bean (Hybrid)

GrowHealthy’s “Signature Blend Series” is their premium vape cart line, designed to feature custom strains that are set apart from the “stock strains” that they keep in rotation.

GrowHealthy’s Brand Page for the series offers the following:

At GrowHealthy, we’re not only dedicated to bringing you high-quality cannabis—but also highly-anticipated experiences.

That’s why we’re thrilled to introduce our premium Signature Blend Series ™, a small-batch collection of high potency, limited-release cartridges that brings together coveted cannabis strains to create new and unique effects.

These one of a kind cartridges contain custom blends by true luminaries, including Melina Villalobos, Extraction Manager for GrowHealthy. For those who want to elevate their experience this exclusive Signature Blend Series™ is that—special. But hurry. Once a blend is gone, it’s gone for good.

GrowHealthy Signature Blend Series Brand Page

Quick Facts:

Sour Silly Bean – Hybrid

Price at time of review: $55/0.5g cart

LineageJilly Bean x Smile x Sour PZ

80.23% THC

1.27% CBD

81.50% Total Cannabinoids

Taste:

I’d say the Jilly Bean parent stands out the most in the taste, bringing tart and tangy citrus notes to the forefront of the taste. I’ve heard some patients compare this to a Warhead candy, and I can see where they’re coming from with that evaluation as well.

There is an earthy musk that lingers on the exhale as well. In some ways, the taste of this Sour Silly Bean cart reminds me of how MUV’s Pootie Tang disposable vape tasted, with an almost grapefruit-like citrus being the most dominant taste.

I think most people who enjoy citrus-forward vape carts will enjoy the taste of Sour Silly Bean.

Taste Rating: 8.00/10.00

Vapor and Product Quality

GrowHealthy cartridges are all variations of CCell, so the overall build of the cart is solid. Though this cart didn’t seem to draw quite as efficiently as others I have tried, it didn’t give me any real clogging issues.

I found the cart to be filled nearly to the top, as seen in the second image above. I know there’s a certain about of “headspace” to be expected in vape carts, but some are much more pronounced than others. Fortunately, this cart had little to no headspace.

Solidly constructed cart + generous product amount = satisfaction in this category.

Vapor/Product Quality Rating: 9.00/10.00

Effects:

Though Sour Silly Bean is listed as a hybrid, I find it to feel almost entirely like a sativa strain, albeit a more mellow one. Like the taste, I find that the effects of this strain are really close to the Jilly Bean parent: very uplifting, cerebral, motivating, and generally good for daytime use.

Body relaxation is present, but very mild. Even later in the day, after a long day of work, a couple of draws of Sour Silly Bean has me back on the grind, eager to write this review and to remain productive throughout the night.

Sour Silly Bean is best for use from early morning to late afternoon, and at least from my experience, can be substituted for a sativa strain if needed.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression
  • ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
  • Lack of motivation
  • Improves concentration and memory recall
  • Increases energy/alertness, in a way almost similar to caffeine 
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Minor gastrointestinal issues
  • General mild relaxation

Effects Rating: 9.00/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.66/10.00

GrowHealthy’s Sour Silly Bean “Signature Blend Series” cart is best described as an “excellent” product.

I always enjoyed GrowHealthy’s distillate and distillate vape carts from the very first time I tried them in early 2019. Sour Silly Bean is a great addition to their lineup, and though I know the description for this product line says “once it’s gone, it’s gone forever!”, I hope GrowHealthy brings it around again in the future – it’s a very uplifting, happy strain.

Based off this experience, I will likely try another strain from the Signature Blend Series in the future.

Hope you all have a wonderful morning, afternoon, evening, or night – whichever applies. Thanks for reading the review!

NEW: FLMCC Virtual Store

We now have FLMCC Comfort Tees and Coffee Mugs available for purchase! This is a great way to support the Collective and receive some really sleek gear in return. More products will come through time, so make sure you bookmark the store’s page and check it out regularly!

The link to the store is: https://teespring.com/stores/flmcc-virtual-shop

Here’s some imaes of what the current products look like:

Flmcc Comfort Tee (Unisex) Black T-Shirt Front
“We are the Collective” Unisex Comfort Tee (Front)


Flmcc Comfort Tee (Unisex) Black T-Shirt Back
“We are the Collective” Unisex Comfort Tee (Back)
Flmcc Coffee Mug Black T-Shirt Front
FLMCC Coffee Mug (Front)
Flmcc Coffee Mug Black T-Shirt Back
FLMCC Coffee Mug (Back)

We appreciate your continued support, and hope you enjoy any products that you purchase.

Be well, and stay healthy!

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FLMCC Comfort Tees Now Available Online!

Hey all – hope this message finds you well.

I’ve been talking about launching a merchandise line forever, and finally got around to it tonight. The first product is live: the FLMCC Comfort Tee! All sizes from small to 5x are available.

Minimum of 10 orders will be needed to start the first shipment, per Teespring’s policy. If that threshold is not reached, your payment method will not be charged.

These are a great way to support the Collective and have another awesome new shirt to add to the collection!

Here’s a link to the product page, as I am currently not able to embed it here:

Flmcc Comfort Tee (Unisex) Black T-Shirt Front
Front
Flmcc Comfort Tee (Unisex) Black T-Shirt Back
Back



https://teespring.com/flmcc-comfort-tee-unisex?tsmac=store&tsmic=flmcc-virtual-shop&pid=369&cid=6513

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