VidaCann recently announced the addition of several new strains to their lineup: Durban Poison, Gelato #33, MAC 1, and Super Lemon Haze.
Since I have a bit of a history with this strain, I was really excited to finally see it available in flower form near me. Super Lemon Haze was the first strain I ever had as a Florida medical cannabis patient, in the form of a distillate vape cart from Trulieve. I loved the stimulating, uplifting and motivating effects that it provided, and have been on the lookout for it in flower form ever since.
Though VidaCann enjoyed an era of really good flower quality compared to the rest of the market (some might argue that they were the best) in late 2018 to mid 2019, a couple of unfortunate setbacks have left them struggling in this area until recently. However, I’m happy to find that this eighth of Super Lemon Haze represents what I hope will be the beginning of a new era of competitive flower quality (and pricing) from VidaCann – I am pleased with both it and the eighth of MAC 1 that I picked up along with it – which I will also be reviewing soon.
Super Lemon Haze (Sativa)
Price at time of review: $50/eighth (Tier 1)
Total Cannabinoids: 23.93%
Total Terpenes: 1.14% (Kudos to VidaCann and RiSE for including this information on the labels!)
Terpene breakdown and percentages coming soon – check back periodically for updates!
Aesthetically, this isn’t the most spectacular strain – but it does appear to have been grown fairly well. The two areas that immediate stand out as needing improvement are the trichomes; while they do have a slightly gold hue, they seem to be a little short in length and generally underdeveloped. Super Lemon Haze may simply not be a resinous strain, but my instinct is that this batch could have done a little better if given longer to grow and cure.
The second, less subjectively important issue, is the moisture content. Some of the flower I got is slightly dry, and while it isn’t quite at the “crumble to dust” level, it is close to it. The larger nugs in my eighth don’t seem to have this problem as badly; in fact, they are close to perfect. It seems that VidaCann almost nailed it here, but not quite. Being that this is almost certainly an effort to prevent microbial growth, it isn’t anything that I will detract much of the score in this category for.
Other than those two items, this is good quality flower. It is sticky; in fact, it’s so sticky that I was able to stick one of the larger buds completely back together after breaking it in half; it still stayed intact after I dropped it into the jar.
By all indications, VidaCann is going to be worth watching over the next few months. This eighth of Super Lemon Haze seems to be the start of something good.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 7.40/10.00
This phenotype of Super Lemon Haze smells a lot like its Super Silver Haze parent: very piney, woody terpenes, similar to strains like Jack Herer, Space Bomb, and Durban Dawg. What all of these strains tend to have in common is the presence of terpinolene and/or terpineol, but I’ll need to see the lab report for this batch to verify.
Where Super Lemon Haze differs is that there is the presence of a zesty, subtly sweet lemon smell that becomes much more apparent when breaking down the flower. I find this to be really pleasant.
When smoked, I taste a subtle sweet lemon (almost like Lemonheads candy) on the inhale, with a strong piney spice on the exhale.
The strong performance in this category is another indication that VidaCann’s flower is headed in the right direction. Well done!
Smell/Taste Rating: 7.90/10.00
Super Lemon Haze has been a notably cerebral sativa strain for me, bordering on causing anxiety in the first 10-15 minutes after smoking. After that initial onset, though, the blissful euphoria that this strain creates is worth buying this strain again in the future for.
While the Super Silver Haze parent strain was more energetic and motivation for me, Super Lemon Haze seems to be more of a general “happy” strain. I am energetic after using it, but not necessarily motivated. It does very well for my depression, though, and just one hit in the morning is enough to get me through the day in a happy and productive mood (I’ve been working to reduce my tolerance for efficiency the past month, and it has really worked for me.)
New/low tolerance patients should exercise caution when first trying this strain, as I do find it to consistently cause an intense cerebral experience for the first part of the effects. With that being said, I obviously find this strain best suited for early morning to early afternoon use.
Possibly good for treating:
- Lack of energy
- Lack of appetite
- Minor headaches
- Relief of minor skeletal/muscular aches and pains
- Good for general enjoyment of life/activities
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: 8.40/10.00
Overall Rating: 7.90/10.00
Overall, I would best describe Super Lemon Haze as an “excellent” sativa strain from VidaCann.
With my experiences with this strain and their MAC 1, I do believe VidaCann has dialed in to a higher quality flower operation. I’ll be trying more of their strains and reviewing them in the near future, so stay tuned to FLMCC.net for all the latest Florida medical cannabis updates as we head into 2021!
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