VidaCann recently announced the addition of several new strains to their lineup: Durban Poison, Gelato #33, Super Lemon Haze, and MAC 1.
MAC 1 is a relatively newer strain in the cannabis world, and has received rave reviews when grown by One Plant, another Florida MMTC (that unfortunately does not deliver to my area – hopefully they do soon!) After all the hype this strain has gotten from Florida’s online cannabis community, I was eager to give it a try when I saw that my local VidaCann had it in stock.
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, this eighth of MAC 1 is easily in the Top 3 best batches of flower I’ve ever purchased from VidaCann, and I believe it represents the beginning of a new era of high quality flower from them. It will certainly be worth watching over the next few months!
MAC 1 (Hybrid)
Price at time of review: $50/eighth (Tier 1)
Lineage: Alien Cookies (Phenotype F2) x Miracle 15
Total Cannabinoids: 20.61%
Total Terpenes: 1.93% (Kudos to VidaCann and RiSE for including this information on the labels!)
Terpene breakdown and percentages coming soon – check back periodically for updates!
MAC 1 is known to be a highly resinous strain, covered in trichomes – and VidaCann’s phenotype lives up to that reputation.
Overall, this is a very well-grown batch of flower. However, like the Super Lemon Haze I picked up along with it, it appears that this flower should have been allowed to grow a little longer before harvest. While the trichomes are abundant, have a nice golden color, and do appear to be longer/more mature than what I saw on the Super Lemon Haze, I still believe this grow could have been maximized with a little more time.
The flower in this eighth – though very sticky – was very slightly on the dry side; however, 24 hours with an Integra moisture pack resolved that entirely, turning the bud to a near-perfect consistency. It breaks down into that “fluffy” texture in a grinder, which I personally like a lot, and usually find to be correlated with good quality flower.
VidaCann didn’t quite “nail” this first grow of MAC 1, but they got damn close. I look forward to seeing what comes out of their grow op in the near-future.
Appearance/Cure Rating: 8.70/10.00
In the jar, MAC 1 has a sweet, hashy, cakey, slightly musky/skunky smell that reminds me a bit of strains like Duct Tape and King Dosi. On a scale of 1-10 with “10” being the most pungent, I would say this is about a “5” right out of the jar.
However, breaking apart the buds reveals a rich variety of pleasant smells. There’s a sweet and sour funk with a very slight hint of diesel, hash, cake/cookies, and a slight hint of sweet fruit as well.
When smoked, the taste remains consistent on the inhale all the way through to the exhale: sweet, hashy cake.
I really enjoyed VidaCann’s phenotype of MAC 1 in this area.
Smell/Taste Rating: 8.80/10.00
MAC 1 has what I like to call “classic” cannabis effects that remind me of my first experiences with the herb. It’s potently cerebral at first, and works its way into the eyes rather quickly, making them feel slightly heavy. This is one of the rare strains that causes my eyes to turn red.
Body effects become apparent just a few minutes after the first inhalation, which again is unusual for me – it typically takes 30-45 minutes (later stages of effects) before I notice the body effects with most strains.
The cerebral and body effects end up molding into a warm, relaxed, and dreamy space that I find perfect for days when I don’t have work or anything important to do. I don’t feel productive at all on with this phenotype of MAC 1, and generally just want to do leisurely activities that don’t require a lot of effort. With that being said, I’d probably recommend this strain for use in the late afternoon to early evening hours.
Another thing this strain does is stimulate my appetite: I seem to always be hungry when using this strain, and the “full” effect from food doesn’t last long. It may be a good choice for patients who need an appetite stimulant – but as always, remember that everyone’s body reacts differently.
Possibly good for treating:
- Moderate aches and pains
- Lack of appetite
- Minor nausea/gastrointestinal issues
- General Relaxation
- Insomnia (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: 8.83/10.00
Overall, I would best describe MAC 1 as an “excellent” hybrid strain from VidaCann.
With my experiences with this strain and their Super Lemon Haze, 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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