Trulieve/Sunshine Cannabis TruFlower Review: Myrcene Queen (Indica)

Trulieve and Sunshine Cannabis have been partnered for quite some time now. You may have tried one of their TruPod distillate vape cart strains, which include custom strains like Sunshine Kush and Afghan Moon, to name a couple.

I was highly impressed with all 3 strains I got from this new lineup. Crown Chakra (review here) ended up being one of the most beautiful strains I’ve ever seen, with a fiery purple color unlike any other color of all the strains I’ve tried.

Myrcene Queen doesn’t have a lot of information about it available online – like most Sunshine Cannabis strains. However, their website does offer a good description of all their strains, including this one. My hope is for this review to expand upon that information and give you a perspective straight from a Florida medical cannabis patient – as I have done in all my other reviews.

Quick Facts:

Trulieve and Sunshine Cannabis’ websites each offer this description of Myrcene Queen:

Carefully selected heavy Indica by Sunshine Cannabis from a large population of test plants and chosen for it’s Myrcene dominant terpene profile of up to 70% Myrcene of the total terpenes present. A cross of Triangle Kush x Landrace Afghani with excellent pain relief, anti-inflammatory effects and body relaxing properties for Indica lovers. Myrcene Queen is a high potency strain with an earthy, sweetly pungent & musky aroma and oldschool Indica taste with heavy euphoria. The powerful euphoric experience settles into a body numbing effect with a notable reduction of anxiety or tension for a classic “couch-lock” Indica high. Very resinous dense buds rich in beneficial medicinal Cannabinoids perfect for high tolerance Medical Marijuana patients looking for the added benefits of high Myrcene in a pure 100% Indica. A close genetic relative to our award winning Afghan Moon Indica vaporizer line.

Sunshine Cannabis website; Strains Page

Myrcene Queen (Indica)

Price at time of review: $48/eighth 

Lineage: Proprietary; cross of Triangle Kush x Afghani

Batch/Harvest Number: DUFL-BLD-I-59-PK-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 20.3%

CBD: 0.0%

THCV: 0.2%

CBG: 0.8%

Total Cannabinoids: 21.3%

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

*Beta-Myrcene: 1.201% – Myrcene makes up 71.7% of the total terpene profile in these results, which verifies the claim in the strain description above.

Trans-Carophyllene: 0.143%

*R-Limonene: 0.212%

Linalool: 0.117%

(Note that the terpenes included in 3rd party lab reports are not necesarilly exhaustive, as these reports tend to focus more on cannabinoids and potential contaminants/toxins.)

Total Terpenes: 1.673%

Appearance/Cure

The Eye of the Queen is watching you.

This batch of Myrcene Queen is another example of a superior grow and cure from Trulieve and SunShine Cannabis, and it is again some of the stickiest legal Florida bud I’ve ever had. You can really tell that great care and attention were given to these strains, and they represent a level of quality above what I’ve gotten from Trulieve in the past.

Myrcene Queen has beautiful, classic green flowers that are covered in a thick blanket of sparkling crystal trichomes and vivid burnt orange pistils. The trichomes are easily visible to the naked eye, giving the flower an appearance as if it had been dipped in sugar.

My eighth contained a few large buds, the heaviest of which was 1.8g on its own (the bud with the “eye” in the photo above.) The trim is excellent, and the cure and moisture are absolutely on point. I found this strain to be extremely sticky and hard to break apart; it’s one of those types of flower that can give the grinder a bit of trouble. I think that if this flower had been dried ever so slightly longer, it would be 100% perfect. It’s probably around 93-95% right now, and to be fair, this is a totally subjective preference. Some people like dry bud, some people like it sticky, and some people like it in between.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 9.30/10.00

Smell/Taste

Myrcene Queen obviously has a lot of myrcene in it, so what exactly is myrcene supposed to smell like?

Beyond cannabis, myrcene is found in hops and is responsible for the peppery, spicy, balsam fragrance in beer. It’s also expressed in lemongrass, which has been used in traditional folk medicine for centuries.

Leafly

Myrcene Queen smells both very musky and very “sharp”, if this descriptor makes sense. This is one of those strains that has a bit of a “bite” when you open up the jar. The spectrum of smells I pick up include skunky, earthy, diesel, and an ammonia-like chemical smell that I’ve found in a few other medicinal cannabis strains.

I knew this strain reminded me somewhat of at least one strain I’d had before, but I couldn’t place it at first. However, after I saw the myrcene content in the lab report, I remembered another strain that had exceeded 1% myrcene; that’s when it hit me which strain this smell reminded me of: Northern Hash Plant. The smell is not totally similar, but patients who have had both strains should be able to pick up what I’m talking about here. It’s the way all the different skunky, spicy, earthy, and musky terpenes come together to make the overall smell of the flower. Northern Hash Plant has a somewhat similar terpene profile to Myrcene Queen, so this makes sense.

The taste is similar to the smell, but much more herbal in my experience. Myrcene Queen has a nice taste and smell overall.

Smell/Taste Rating: 8.20/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Many patients (myself formerly included) assume that if a strain contains an abundance of myrcene, it will be more sedating or more likely to have “indica” effects. This may be true some of the time, but it is not an absolute. I recommend reading this article on Leafly that describes myrcene in depth; it’s an excellent read in general and it helped me to understand this terpene even more.

Myrcene Queen turns out to be a heavily relaxing indica, but not heavily sedating. I can smoke this strain during the day and still remain functional and motivated. As I write this review, about 20 minutes after smoking a bowl, I notice increased “warm body” sensations with an equal amount of cerebral effects at this moment. I would say this is a pretty well-balanced indica that seems like its best use would be for chronic pain. Though it was not able to effectively relieve a sinus/allergy headache I’ve had the past few days, it did relieve some other muscle soreness I’d been experiencing. Typically strains that make my body feel warm and relaxed are at least partially effective for pain relief.

I’d recommend Myrcene Queen for use at almost any time of the day. It’s not going to be a great motivating strain early in the morning, but it didn’t make me lazy or sleepy, either.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General (Heavy) Relaxation 
  • Other similar ailments that heavy/relaxing indicas may relieve

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: 8.66/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Myrcene Queen as an “excellent” indica strain from Trulieve and Sunshine Cannabis.

For Trulieve, this combination of favorable genetics and next-level quality execution of the grow really changes the game. If they can turn out all their strains like this, and continue to deliver more batches of the Sunshine Cannabis strains, they could be a true contender for having some of the best medical flower in the state.

I think this release is really a huge move for Sunshine Cannabis as well. A lot more people are going to be talking about them now. I’ll definitely be back to try the other 8 flower strains they offer in the future. If they’re all like this and their Crown Chakra, I absolutely want to try more strains.

Many more reviews are coming soon – especially as I find myself at home nearly 24/7 during this COVID-19 pandemic – so stay tuned!

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Trulieve TruCRMBL Review: Lemon OG (Hybrid)

Trulieve released their version of cannabis crumble – TruCRMBL – on 02.15.2019. Along with many strains that had previously been available in flower form, Lemon OG was a surprise strain that launched alongside TruCRMBL; the flower form came about a week afterward.

Though hybrids have been hit-or-miss for me in regard to offering any significant relief for my symptoms of anxiety and depression, Lemon OG has been a surprise in that it seems to be a standout strain among the hybrids that Trulieve has offered.

Quick Facts:

Lemon OG (Hybrid)

Lineage: Lemon Skunk x OG # 18

Batch/Harvest Number: PR190301R

846.0 mg THC/1g

0.0 mg CBD/1g

81.3% THC 

0.00% CBD

2.80% CBG

0.50% CBN

87.9% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

Where my previous crumble purchases from Trulieve have all been the same “off-white”/beige color, this batch of Lemon OG was new to me in the fact that it had some darker brown pieces mixed in as well. I’m not sure what process led to this difference in the coloration, but it does not seem to affect the smell/taste or the effects; it still smells, tastes, and feels really good. Would be interested to know what caused this variation in color.

Appearance Rating: 4.40/5.00

Smell/Taste

Lemon OG has an absolutely pleasant aroma. The initial smell when opening the container is a sharp, sweet citrus; this is complemented by an earthy and slightly pungent collection of terpenes. Lemon OG actually does smell a lot like lemons, and when vaporized, tastes somewhere close to a lemon Starburst candy. I enjoy the smell and taste of this strain so much that I’ll be trying out its flower form in the near future as well, if it’s still in stock at that time. Lemon OG and Lemon Tree are close competitors for my favorite “Lemon” strain in the smell/taste category.

Smell/Taste Rating: 4.20/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

Lemon OG is listed as an indica-dominant hybrid, but for me, it performed more like a 60/40% sativa-dominant hybrid. The initial effects are very cerebral, and can be felt behind the eyes not long after the initial inhale. Lemon OG is an excellent choice for watching movies, video gaming, going for a walk; really, Lemon OG is a great choice for almost any activity. In higher doses, it can have sedating qualities, so be sure to take it lightly if you want to be productive or engage in physically demanding activities.

I really enjoy the effects of Lemon OG. Leafly’s description of the strain had me skeptical about trying it at first; the strain’s page basically says that the effects do not last very long. However, in my experience, the effects from this strain last just as long as any other crumble strain that I’ve tried – somewhere between one to two hours depending on dosage.

As I come down from the peak of the effects, I do find the indica body-relaxing effects to kick in much more prominently. This strain is relaxing, but not necessarily sedating, unless taken in high doses.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression and related anxiety 
  • Minor lack of motivation
  • Good for general relaxation
  • Relief of minor to moderate aches and pains
  • Relief of minor to moderate nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Relief of minor to moderate 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. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 4.30/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.30/5.00

Overall, I would best describe Lemon OG as an “excellent and versatile” strain.

TruCRMBL really impressed me. In the past, I have always been more partial to flower; however, after trying this and Trulieve’s Sour DieselSuper Silver Haze crumble, I will definitely be keeping more strains around as a sort of “extra strength medication”, if you will. I’d highly recommend for each patient to try at least 1 gram of their favorite strain to compare the relief to other forms of cannabis medication. This is a very high quality product in my opinion. Is it the best thing ever? That’s entirely a matter of personal preference, but I think it’s definitely worth at least a “test run” from anyone. 

Lemon OG has definitely impressed me and stood out to me among hybrid cannabis strains. I will definitely be trying the flower form of this strain in the near future, pending availability.

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Trulieve Flower Review: Green Crack (Sativa)

Trulieve released the first few batches of this strain in TruFlower during mid to late 2018; unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch it in stock during that time, and it hasn’t been available for a few months. Thankfully, another batch was released last week; at $45/eighth, it’s one of the lower-priced flower options in the Florida cannabis industry.

Green Crack gained some notoriety in the mid 2010’s as an invigorating and energizing motivational sativa; rumor has it that the strain name came from Snoop Dogg after he sampled its potent sativa characteristics.

I originally tried this strain in Trulieve’s CO2 vape carts with cannabis-derived terpenes (review of that product can be found here). I really enjoyed Green Crack in distillate form, and have really been looking forward to trying its natural flower form. I’m pleased to say it has delivered – on all accounts.


Quick Facts:

Green Crack (Sativa)

Parent Strains: Skunk #1 x ?

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULDPV000005 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

710.5 mg THC/3.5g

0.0 mg CBD/3.5g

20.3% THC 

0.00% CBD

2.10% CBG

22.4% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

Trulieve has been on a roll of better curing quality for the past couple of months, and this batch of Green Crack is yet another quality grow. The moisture content is nearly perfect as the buds are sticky and slightly difficult to break down, but not so damp that it has issues with burning. This strain is medium to light green with areas of light green and a golden yellow hue, all covered in an abundance of bright orange pistils.

While the recent batch of Lemon Tree that I picked up was absolutely covered in kief (cannabinoid crystals), this batch of Green Crack isn’t quite as covered; however, any type of flashlight or bright lighting reveals flower that is covered in sparkling crystals.

This is, again, a good grow. Trulieve – thanks for listening to the patients and continually improving the quality of your flower.

Appearance Rating: 4.10/5.00

Smell/Taste

Opening a jar of Green Crack brings a sharp, sweet and fruity citrus smell that seems to carry itself across the room quite efficiently. The sweet/sour and fruity citrus terpenes are definitely the dominant ones, but there is also an underlying earthiness to this strain as well. To me, Green Crack seems like a mix of terpenes from Colombian Gold, Sour Diesel, and Super Silver Haze.

Vaporizing and/or smoking this strain yields similar results for the taste. Fruity, sweet and sour citrus dominates, with an underlying earthy terpene(s). This has been one of my favorite sativa strains in the smell/taste category.

Smell/Taste Rating: 4.20/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

Green Crack is definitely an energizing sativa. I wouldn’t say that it is quite as energizing as Sour Diesel or Jack Herer, but it’s more energizing than Super Silver Haze and Colombian Gold. In lower doses, the patient can expect to feel a clean boost of energy, focus, and motivation. In heavier doses, some body relaxation and “sluggish” movement can be felt as well, which I found surprising for a strain with “crack” in its name. (Amongst friends – this is not my favorite strain name.)

I do find the effects of Green Crack to be enjoyable and among some of my favorite of effects I’ve felt from sativa strains. It’s great for morning and early afternoon use, but due to the fact that it can be slightly relaxing in higher doses, it can be even be good for rolling a joint in the late afternoon for a “second wind” type of invigoration. This strain can be harnessed for motivation and/or creativity, making it a great choice for general productivity and relieving lack of motivation.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression 
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Lack of motivation
  • ADD/ADHD symptoms
  • General relaxation/relief (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. 

Effects Rating: 4.30/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.20/5.00

Overall, I would best describe Green Crack as an “excellent” sativa strain. 

The sole “negative” factor of this product is that it currently costs $45/eighth. Though it is one of the lower priced flower options in the state, it’s still among some of the highest priced medicinal cannabis flower in the country, and is a perfect example of why vertical integration of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers in Florida needs to come to an end – soon. 

Other than that, this strain absolutely impressed me; I enjoyed it so much that I am purchasing the crumble version of it this weekend. Reviews for that and two other crumble strains will be coming soon, so be sure to stay tuned to this page and our various social media for the latest updates.

Definitely give Green Crack flower a try, especially if you enjoy energizing sativa strains. I will definitely buy more of this flower in the future.

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Trulieve TruCRMBL Review: Sour Diesel (Sativa)

Trulieve released their version of cannabis crumble – TruCRMBL – on 02.15.2019. My preferred strains for my “main” line of medication are almost always sativa; the sativa strains currently available in Trulieve’s crumble are Sour Diesel, Jack Herer, and Super Silver Haze. Sour Diesel has been a longtime classic strain, a staple of the cannabis industry, and long used as a label for many a generic strain that your black market dealer happened to have at the time.

“Aye man, I got that gas! This is that Sour Diesel!”

True Sour Diesel is a long acclaimed sativa that is known to obliterate depression, and provide enough energy and motivation to power through almost any task. I found these effects to be consistent with my experience when I tried the flower form of Sour Diesel (review here), and was interested to see if I would have a similar positive experience with the crumble.

Quick Facts:

Sour Diesel (Sativa)

Lineage: Chemdawg 91 x Super SkunkI find it interesting that one hybrid and one indica parent yielded a sativa. The science of cannabis is fascinating!

Batch/Harvest Number: PR190219H

813.0 mg THC/1g

0.0 mg CBD/1g

81.3% THC 

0.00% CBD

2.50% CBG

83.8% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

Sour Diesel TruCRMBL

As one Reddit user on the Florida Medical Trees subreddit put it: “TruCRMBL looks exactly as it’s supposed to.” The crumble itself is very “pure” looking and is a very nice waxy consistency that is very easy to work with using any type of dabbing tool. The crumble I got was as pictured above. I noticed with this particular batch that the cannabinoid crystals are very visible and sparkly, especially when held under a flashlight. If you have any crumble, I recommend doing just that (holding it under a flashlight); it looks spectacular. This gram weighed out to 1.0g. Overall, I think Trulieve did a fantastic job processing this batch. It looks great, and it’s a nice consistency. 

Appearance Rating: 4.60/5.00

Smell/Taste

Sour Diesel crumble has an absolutely amazing smell and taste – I cannot put the jar down if I’m around it, because I have to keep smelling it. Seriously. There is this very pungent/sharp citrus smell, with an equally/pungent smell that does in fact smell very similar to something between gasoline and diesel fuel. It smells very “clean” and fresh. The taste is similar to the smell, if not a bit more on the citrus side vs. diesel. Compared to the flower, the Sour Diesel crumble seems to have an even more sharp/pungent smell, and also a bit more sweetness to it.

Smell/Taste Rating: 4.40/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

Sour Diesel is a very racy sativa in flower form, and it holds true for the crumble as well. I recommend that any patient looking to try this strain have at least some experience with sativa, or you may find yourself dealing with a bit of sativa-induced anxiety. Sour Diesel is very motivational and energetic, and it can get the heart pumping. I do find that my heart seems to beat a little bit harder/faster after medicating with this strain; however, I have over a decade of experience with cannabis, so it doesn’t really bother me.

If you’re a patient who is experienced with sativa strains, you will find Sour Diesel to have classic sativa effects, and great for morning/daytime medication. Need to clean your house, beat a deadline, exercise, or basically do anything that you might otherwise procrastinate? Sour Diesel will help you soar through that task. For me, it works pretty well for depression, though I have found other sativas that do that job better – like Colombian Gold. Sour Diesel is definitely one of the best sativa strains I’ve found for energy and motivation, whether consumed in flower or concentrate form. 

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression and related anxiety 
  • ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
  • Lack of motivation
  • Improves concentration and memory recall
  • Increases energy/alertness, in a way almost similar to caffeine

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. 

Effects Rating: 4.50/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.50/5.00

Overall, I would best describe Sour Diesel as an “excellent” strain.

TruCRMBL really impressed me. In the past, I have always been more partial to flower; however, after trying this crumble and Trulieve’s Super Silver Haze crumble, I will definitely be keeping more strains around as a sort of “extra strength medication”, if you will. I’d highly recommend for each patient to try at least 1 gram of their favorite strain to compare the relief to other forms of cannabis medication. This is a very high quality product in my opinion. Is it the best thing ever? That’s entirely a matter of personal preference, but I think it’s definitely worth at least a “test run” from anyone. 

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Florida Medical Cannabis Collective: 02.28.2019 – More Flower, More Progress

Hey there everyone! Thanks for tuning it to the Collective for another update. As I’ve said before, the cannabis industry in Florida is starting to progress so quickly that I’m having to do these “weekly” updates two or three times a week. Perhaps the most exciting update this week is that yet another Medical Marijuana Treatment Center (MMTC) will be offering flower tomorrow – 03.01.2019!

Vidacann Flower Cups Available 03.01.2019

Up until today, only three MMTCs have offered flower in Florida: Trulieve, then Curaleaf, and recently, MUV. However, some buzz about Vidacann dropping their flower pods starting circulating around late last week; this evening, Vidacann made the official announcement via their Instagram page.

Yes, I need to charge my phone more often.

To answer a few of your questions about the launch:

Price: $50/eighth across the board

Strain available at launch: Duct Tape – tested at 24.9% THC.

Strains available soon: Dutch Cookies, then Kush Cake or one of its derivatives

It will be interesting to see how Florida patients react to the quality of this flower after its release tomorrow. We don’t have Vidacann in the Panhandle yet, so you all will have to let us know how it is!

More progress in the Florida Legislature

This week saw major progress in the Florida Senate particularly, with the introduction of two new bills: one to end the current requirement of vertical integration for Florida MMTCs, and another to completely legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana like alcohol in Florida.

SB 1322 would effectively end vertical integration in Florida. For those who are unaware of the “vertical integration” term, it means that all Florida MMTCs have to cultivate, package, distribute, and sell all of their cannabis from the seed until the sale to the patient at the counter. This has resulted in ridiculously high prices; the average cost for an eighth of flower right now is somewhere around $50/eighth – much higher than black market prices. SB 1322 would allow for MMTCs to sign up to perform only one or any combination of cannabis-related business: cultivation, packaging, transportation, and retail sales of cannabis. This would open up the doors for much more competition in Florida, and bring prices down across the board. We will closely monitor this bill and its development over the next few weeks. We urge everyone to tweet at our Florida Senators and Representatives and show your support of SB 1322. We need this, and our wallets *especially* need this.

SB 1117, on the other hand, calls for the complete legalization, taxation, and regulation of cannabis for all individuals over 21 in the state of Florida. Though this bill admittedly has a low chance of gaining any traction, it is important in its symbolism of our progress and the fact that it will generate more widespread conversation about full legalization of marijuana in Florida. While this bill is unlikely to pass given that our legislature has already played the games they have played with our medical cannabis, Regulate Florida is just around 10,000 signatures shy of being granted review by the Supreme Court. This could ultimately result in recreational marijuana being on the ballot in 2020, and recent polls have shown a higher likelihood of it getting the 60% supermajority needed to pass. Be sure to head over to Regulate Florida and print off the petition and sign it/mail it in – Florida does not recognize online petitions/signatures.

Both of these bills indicate the significant progress we have made in such a short time with the Florida medical cannabis industry. We can’t stop now though – keep fighting for our rights, access, and affordability. We’re almost there!

Florida Medical Cannabis Collective Updates

We’d like to take another moment to thank all of you for your positive comments and support over the past few months as we’ve continued to grow at a rapid rate. It is very fulfilling to know that so many of you are touched and helped by the content we create here. There’s only more to come!

This week, look for reviews of Trulieve’s Lemon Tree and Poison Fruit flower. We’ll also have a review of their Sour Diesel TruCRMBL coming – we are again impressed at the quality of the crumble, and look forward to providing another review for patients who may be on the fence about trying this new cannabis concentrate.

If you haven’t already, be sure to join our growing community of followers on Instagram and Twitter. We regularly post from those accounts and check them (as well as this website) daily, so if you ever have any questions about Florida cannabis, don’t ever hesitate to ask us! It doesn’t matter which medium you prefer – Twitter, Instagram, email, or even comments on this website – we check them all, and respond to as many as possible, with a goal of 100% response rate as long as is reasonably possible based on the volume of our followers.

After the next round of Trulieve reviews, we will be looking to try Curaleaf’s flower, pending availability. We’ll also be looking to try the remaining strains of GrowHealthy distillate that we haven’t gotten to yet. Beyond that, hopefully we will have a VidaCann in the Panhandle very soon, so that we are able to try yet another variety of flower. 2019 is going to be very active for us, so be sure you are following this blog and the social media we mentioned above in order to stay up to date on this rapidly growing industry!

We expect some big announcements as we close in on the March 15 deadline for the legislature to pass a law that regulates smokable cannabis flower in Florida. We’ll definitely keep our eyes peeled and our ears open to provide you all with the latest updates and product reviews related to Florida cannabis, as we have been doing since December 2018. Thank you for taking the time to read this – we truly do it for your benefit.

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Trulieve Flower Review: Puck Yeah (Indica)

Last week, Trulieve dropped two new indica strains along with the announcement of TruCRMBL – Northern Hash Plant and Puck Yeah. Both have relatively little information about them available online, so I’ve really only had personal experience to go by when reviewing this strain.

Puck Yeah is definitely a heavier indica, with prominent body effects, much like Northern Hash Plant. The batch I got also happens to be the best overall quality flower I’ve gotten from Trulieve.

Quick Facts:

Puck Yeah  (Indica)

Parent Strains: The Puck x Northern Lights

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBTRUXNP000001 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

745.5 mg THC/3.5g

0.0 mg CBD/3.5g

21.3% THC 

0.00% CBD

1.20% CBG

22.5% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

The quality of curing has been hit or miss in recent batches of TruFlower. However, Trulieve completely knocked it out of the park with this batch of Puck Yeah. This is absolutely the stickiest flower I’ve yet to get from Florida’s legal market – so much that the contents of all 3 ceramic pods retained their shape, as you can see in the image above. The flower consists of many shades of green and yellow, with one or two specks of purple, all covered in dark amber and burnt orange pistils. This flower is also covered in trichomes, which can be seen sparkling all over and inside the bud when held to a flashlight. If Trulieve could find a way to get every single batch of every strain to be the same quality as this batch of Puck Yeah, I truly believe that they would dominate the Florida flower market. This cure was incredible; hopefully it is a sign of things to come as the market expands.

Appearance Rating: 4.50/5.00

Smell/Taste

Puck Yeah has a very heavy, musky, sour cannabis smell that reminds me a bit of another indica strain I recently picked up from Trulieve: Crescendo. This is a very pungent and “loud” flower that will smell up your entire living space if you leave the jar open.

When vaporized, some of the more familiar citrusy cannabis terpenes are more notable – not so much when smelling the bud in the jar. The most dominant taste would have to be the musky, dank cannabis taste – followed by the citrus notes. Puck Yeah is a strong strain that tastes really good when vaporized.

Smell/Taste Rating: 3.90/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

Where Northern Hash Plant immediately hit my body with heavy indica effects, Puck Yeah is more of a subtle “creeper”. At first, the effects are more cerebral and relaxed, probably for about the first 30-45 minutes after medicating. After that point, the body effects became much more prominent, and I became gradually more and more sleepy. In high doses, Puck Yeah is a great choice for insomnia. It’s a bit too heavy for daytime use in my opinion; this is strictly a strain I will use for late night relaxation and sleep. Overall, I’d say this is one of the most heavy indica flower strains I’ve tried, though I think Northern Hash Plant is a bit more of a “pure” indica with its effects.

I definitely noticed the higher THC content on this strain. When smoked, it only took one hit to start feeling the effects.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • Insomnia (especially 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. 

Effects Rating: 3.80/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.07/5.00

Overall, I would best describe Puck Yeah as “an excellent strain for evening and nighttime medication”. 

Puck Yeah and Northern Hash Plant are definitely two of the heaviest indica strains I’ve gotten in the Florida medical cannabis program. Though I wish the price would come down – $55 an eighth is way too steep – Trulieve absolutely knocked it out of the park with growing and curing this strain. Hopefully it will come back around in the future: I would definitely recommend this product based on the quality of the grow alone. Hope the next batch is consistent (or better)!

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GrowHealthy “Body” Distillate Review: Bubba Kush (Indica)

Bubba Kush is a strain that is well known for its “tranquilizing effects” (per Leafly), giving it great potential benefit for patients suffering from insomnia and pain. This particular distillate from GrowHealthy has received a lot of praise on the various Florida Trees subreddits over the past few months for its taste and potent effects. I grabbed a half gram syringe of Bubba Kush with my last delivery order, and it has definitely lived up to the hype in my experience. If you’re looking for an absolute knockout indica strain distillate that has potent effects on the body, this is the one to get.

Quick Facts:

Bubba Kush Distillate (Indica)

Parent Strains: OG Kush x Unknown strain from New Orleans

THC: 79.05%

CBD: 0.40%

Total Cannabinoids: 79.45%

Batch Number: ID35 BODY BUBBA KUSH

Other Ingredients: Cannabis Terpenes

As with my other reviews, I rate this product on three main criteria. Those three scores will be averaged for a final “overall score” and basic description of the product quality.

Taste

This Bubba Kush distillate probably tastes more like vaporized cannabis flower than any other distillate strain I’ve tried. The cannabis taste is very obvious – an earthy, woody taste with a sweet background. There’s also notes of coffee, chocolate, or some other cocoa-based product that I detect here as well. Some other patients I’ve talked with described the taste as having a honeysuckle-like quality present as well; I could see where one can pick this up. Cannabis terpenes really taste much better than anything else to me; I suppose this is because flower has always been my preferred form of cannabis, and the cannabis terpenes really do a nice job of emulating the taste of their parent strains when added to distillate.

Taste Rating: 4.10/5.00

Vapor/Product Quality

Bubba Kush distillate comes in the same syringe that all other distillates I’ve tried, with an easily removable rubber cap on the bottom, allowing for easy filling of a VFire pod or your empty cartridge of choice.

The distillate itself is about as thick, perhaps a bit thicker, than Truclear. It vaporizes well, leaving the flavor pretty well intact all the way through to the exhale. It seems like everything about this product is at least fairly good quality. 

Vapor/Product Quality Rating: 4.00/5.00

Effects

Ever since I joined the Florida medical marijuana registry, I’ve been searching for a strain that has those classic indica effects everyone talks about – hitting the body like a ton of bricks and locking it into the couch for a solid hour or two. Though I’ve had some good indica strains in my year as a patient, I still haven’t found one that totally knocks me out for sleep; I haven’t found one that I simply can’t stay awake on.

Bubba Kush changed that. My first experience with it went like this: I took one 3-second drag from my Trustik (VFire pod filled with distillate). Between 5 and 10 minutes later, the first full body effects hit – hard. The best way I can describe it is like having a heated, weighted blanket draped over your entire body. There’s really no desire to move around or do anything; sitting or lying in place is much more desirable.

I went ahead and took a second quick drag. That was game over; not long after the second toke, my head began to feel really heavy. It was bedtime at that point. I fell asleep fast and stayed asleep through much of the night.

The effects I’ve gotten over the nights since that first time have been consistent – it’s always much easier to fall asleep after a drag or two from the Trustik. I’ll have to keep some of this strain around simply to fight insomnia. I could see it being a great strain for pain relief as well.

Effects Rating: 4.20/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.10/5.00

GrowHealthy definitely has the best distillates, at least of all the different ones that I’ve tried. I would best describe Bubba Kush distillate as an “excellent” product, and highly recommend it for anyone looking to fight insomnia. It works for me, and for many of the other patients I’ve talked to as well. This is hands down the heaviest indica product I’ve yet to try from the Florida medical cannabis industry.

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Trulieve Flower Review: Northern Hash Plant

Last week, Trulieve dropped two new indica strains along with the announcement of TruCRMBL – Northern Hash Plant and Puck Yeah. Both have relatively little information about them available online, but Trulieve’s website offers the following description of Northern Hash Plant:

Northern Hashplant is a breed from 2 of the most well-respected strains ’88 G13 Hashplant and Northern lights. The flowers odor is classic hashplant with a bit of sweetness from the northern lights and G13. The high is happy and euphoric that is gentle on your mind transitioning into a relaxing and sedative phase with good pain-relieving qualities, an excellent choice for medicating in the evening or at night.

Quick Facts:

Northern Hash Plant  (Indica)

Parent Strains: G13 Hash Plant x Northern Lights

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBTRUDDF000001 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

598.5 mg THC/3.5g

0.0 mg CBD/3.5g

17.1% THC 

0.00% CBD

1.10% CBG

18.2% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

The quality of curing has been hit or miss in recent batches of TruFlower. Thankfully, this batch of Northern Hash plant has been one of the better cures, with just the right amount of moisture. As you can see in the image above, this is a brighter colored indica strain marked with lime greens and golds; however, there are a few patches of dark green and a couple specks of purple, all topped with bright orange and amber pistils. This flower is pretty sticky as well. Good job on this batch, Trulieve.


Appearance Rating: 4.00/5.00

Smell/Taste

Northern Hash Plant has been one of Trulieve’s more pungent indica strains. The most notable smell is an earthy, sour, musky, pungent cannabis smell – most likely acquired from its G13 Hash Plant parent. However, there is also an underlying sweetness and the slightest hint of citrus, most likely as a result of breeding G13 Hash Plant with the sweeter pine terpenes of Northern Lights. When vaporized, this strain tastes like one would expect your “typical” vaporized cannabis to taste. It’s definitely enjoyable, but not necessary noteworthy or unique.

Smell/Taste Rating: 3.80/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

This category is where Northern Hash Plant really shines for me. Of all the indicas I’ve tried from Trulieve so far, this has been possibly the heaviest and most “true” indica strain that I’ve gotten. I have a high tolerance, but one bowl of Northern Hash Plant gets my body feeling warm and relaxed while my head starts feeling heavy. If I consume any more than a bowl of this strain, there’s a high likelihood I’m going to fall asleep. I definitely recommend Northern Hash Plant as a great medication for relaxing the mind and body and helping one ease into a deep and relaxing sleep. I would not recommend using this strain if you have anything planned to do during the day; it is not a good strain for productivity, but a great strain fort relaxation, pain relief, and sleep.


Possibly good for treating:

  • Anxiety 
  • Moderate aches and pains
  • Moderate nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • General Relaxation 
  • Insomnia (especially 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. 

Effects Rating: 4.10/5.00

Overall Rating: 3.97/5.00

Overall, I would best describe Northern Hash Plant as “a really good strain for evening and nighttime medication”. 

Northern Hash Plant and Puck Yeah (review coming soon) are definitely two of the heaviest indica strains I’ve gotten in the Florida medical cannabis program. Though I wish the price would come down – $55 an eighth is way too steep – I hope Trulieve keeps this strain around, because it is a “true” indica. If some of the hybrid or other indica strains haven’t been giving you the relief you need, I’d recommend looking to Northern Hash Plant. It’s a solid medicinal strain.

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Trulieve TruCRMBL Review: Super Silver Haze (Sativa)

Trulieve released their version of cannabis crumble – TruCRMBL – today, 02.15.2019. As promised, I made it to my local dispensary early this morning to pick up a gram for review. My preferred strains for my “main” line of medication are almost always sativa; the sativa strains available were Sour Diesel, Jack Herer, and Super Silver Haze. After having such a good experience with Super Silver Haze Flower, I opted to go with this strain for my first Florida cannabis crumble purchase.

Super Silver Haze is a classic powerhouse sativa strain perhaps best known for taking first prize in the High Times Cannabis Cup in 1997, 1998, and 1999. The widespread critical acclaim for this strain really isn’t a surprise when we take a look at its parents: Northern Lights, Skunk, and Haze – all notable strains in their own right. Super Silver Haze has definitely been one of my favorite strains from Trulieve, both in flower and crumble.

Quick Facts:

Super Silver Haze (Sativa)

Lineage: Northern Lights x Haze x Skunk #1

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULQNE000001 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

698.0 mg THC/1g

0.0 mg CBD/1g

69.8% THC

0.00% CBD

8.30% CBG

78.1% Total Cannabinoids

Appearance/Feel

As one Reddit user on the Florida Medical Trees subreddit put it: “TruCRMBL looks exactly as it’s supposed to.” The crumble itself is very “pure” looking and is a very nice waxy consistency that is very easy to work with using any type of dabbing tool. The crumble I got was as pictured above; it consisted of about 7 big pieces and twice that amount of smaller pieces. This gram weighed out to 1.1g. Overall, I think Trulieve did a fantastic job processing this batch. It looks great, and it’s a nice consistency.

Appearance Rating: 4.50/5.00

Smell/Taste

Super Silver Haze crumble smells almost identical to its flower form. It has a bright aroma of earthy pine and sharp citrus, akin to Jack Herer flower. The concentrated crumble version of Super Silver Haze seems to have an even (pleasantly) sharper smell than its flower form, most likely due to the fact that like the cannabinoids, the terpenes are also more concentrated in crumble. Every smell that is present in the flower (pine, citrus, earthy) is there too, only amplified by a factor of 3 to 4. The taste of the vapor is true to the smell – a very pleasant experience. I’m impressed with how well the terpenes held together.

Smell/Taste Rating: 4.00/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

I regularly use distillate (another cannabis concentrate) in VFire pods for vaporization, so I’m experienced with using highly concentrated cannabis in the realm of ~80% THC. That being said, my first dab of Super Silver Haze crumble completely floored me – in the best way possible. I wasn’t anxious nor was I cloudy or sleepy, but I was extremely medicated. It took a good 20 minutes or so before I felt ready to go out and be functionally social again, so keep this in mind when first trying out any TruCRMBL strain; this stuff is extremely potent.

As with Super Silver Haze flower, I found my senses to sharpen and my mind to seem to function more efficiently after medicating with the crumble. Depression melted into the background with almost zero chance of creating a negative thought pattern, colors sharpened, and creative/constructive ideas came into the foreground. I was a bit surprised at how close the effects from crumble resembled those from flower. This is a great Sativa: not quite as mellow as Colombian Gold, but not at all speedy or racy like other sativa can be. Super Silver Haze’s many awards in the late nineties are well deserved; this is a classic strain that holds high medicinal value over 20 years later.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression and related anxiety 
  • ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
  • Good for treating lack of motivation
  • Improves concentration and memory recall

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. 

Effects Rating: 4.55/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.35/5.00

Overall, I would best describe Super Silver Haze as a “great” strain.

TruCRMBL really impressed me. In the past, I have always been more partial to flower; however, after trying this crumble today, I will definitely be keeping more strains around as a sort of “extra strength medication”, if you will. I’d highly recommend for each patient to try at least 1 gram of their favorite strain to compare the relief to other forms of cannabis medication. This is a very high quality product in my opinion. Is it the best thing ever? That’s entirely a matter of personal preference, but I think it’s definitely worth at least a “test run” from anyone.

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02.03.2019: VidaCann Concentrate Syringes will soon offer more competition in the Florida Cannabis Distillate Market – and more options for patients

Vidacann recently announced via an Instagram post on 02.02.2019 that their concentrate syringes are “fast approaching”, which will bring yet another cannabis distillate option for Floridians. There’s actually quite a bit of information available about their upcoming distillate.

The syringes will be marketed as 750mg THC, which leads us to believe they will be 1 gram syringes that come in around 75% THC. The Instagram post referenced above confirms that the distillate will be enriched with cannabis-derived terpenes and no other cutting agents.

We reached out to Vidacann on Instagram to inquire what strains will be available at launch. They replied back with the following:

Sativa: Strawberry Cough

Hybrid: OG Kush

Indica: Pakistani Chitral Kush (PGK)

…and a few other surprise strains in the near future.”

Per their website, Vidacann plans to expand through much of the state of Florida in 2019, so this is great news for patients who find that cannabis concentrates provide the best relief of their symptoms. There is also a “concentrate jar” product listed as “coming soon” on the site as well – could this be shatter, crumble, terp sauce, or all 3? More options are headed our way in the coming months, so be sure to stay tuned to this website and our social media for all the latest updates on the Florida cannabis industry as we progress through a pivotal year for Florida cannabis!

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