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 & Blue River Rosin Review: Skywalker (Indica)

Earlier in 2019, Trulieve announced its partnership with California-based cannabis extract company Blue River. The first (and currently only) product available as a result of that partnership is their rosin product. For readers who aren’t familiar with what rosin is, it is a solventless extract. This means that rather than created with ethanol or CO2-based extraction methods, the creation of rosin relies of putting cannabis flower under high amounts of heat and/or pressure to create the extract. What results is a more pure, higher quality extract than concentrates like distillate, shatter, or crumble.

This Skywalker rosin is my first time trying this form of extract; I really enjoyed the flower form of this strain (review here), so I was interested to see how it would carry over to its rosin form.

Quick Facts:

Skywalker (Indica)

Price at time of review: $75/gram

Lineage: Mazar x Blueberry

Batch/Harvest Number: BCHOROS1GI20PK1

Cannabinoids

THCA: 83.4%

THC: 1.9%

CBD: 0.0%

THCV: 0.5%

CBG: 2.0%

Total Cannabinoids: 87.8%

Terpenes

Alpha-Bisabolol: 0.112%

Beta-Myrcene: 2.649%

Cis-Nerolidol: 0.159%

Linalool: 0.641%

Terpineol: 0.287%

Trans-Carophyllene: 1.42%

R-Limonene: 1.49%

Alpha-Cedrene: 0.166%

Alpha-Pinene: 0.194%

Beta-Pinene: 0.249%

Fenchol: 0.399%

Alpha-Humulene: 0.373%

Carophyllene Oxide: 0.379%

Total Terpenes: 8.518%

Appearance/Quality

This batch of Skywalker rosin is very stable, and is nearly completely solid. Some of the first batches of Trulieve/Blue River’s rosin were runny and watery, and did not have the typical consistency expected of rosin. A couple months into production, they announced that a new rosin press had been purchased to make the “Rosin 2.0”, and the difference soon became apparent in subsequent batches.

This is a high quality, stable batch of rosin, and it is fairly easy to work with when dabbing. I was impressed with it.

Appearance/Quality Rating: 4.50/5.00

Smell/Taste

Skywalker Rosin smells and tastes much like the flower form of this strain. There is a dank, gassy and earthy smell that seems to be the dominate set of terpenes, with sweet fruit and berry notes present as well, likely from the Blueberry parent strain. Rosin doesn’t seem to have quite as pungent of a smell when compared to crumble, but it has much more of a smell than shatter, and smells much like the flower form of the strain based off my experience with this Skywalker rosin.

When vaped in Trulieve’s rebranded Yocan concentrate pen, the taste of this rosin is absolutely amazing. This is hands down once of the tastiest cannabis products I’ve ever had; the terpenes are over 8%, and that really comes through in the rich, full taste of this concentrate. The sweet, fruity terpenes seem to be the dominant ones in the taste profile, but the earthy and gassy/skunky tastes are still noticeable.

If you’re a fan of flavorful cannabis products, this is something you have to try.

Smell/Taste Rating: 4.70/5.00

Effects/Medical Use

I found Skywalker flower to be sort of “middle of the road” in terms of being either a functional or sedating indica, and that is true with the rosin form as well. This isn’t a strain that’s absolutely going to knock you out, but it is not the most energizing or functional indica strain I’ve tried, either.

There is a cerebral invigoration component to the first half hour or so of the effects; however, full-body relaxation begins creeping in around the 10 minute mark, and becomes more prominent as time passes. This is a great strain for winding down after a busy day, but it remains functional enough that you can still complete some tasks – I’m writing this review after a fairly large dab of the Skywalker rosin.

I find my experience with the rosin form of Skywalker to be more body-focused and relaxing than the flower form. After doing some research on rosin, I think this may be a commonly noted aspect of rosin in general – the effects of strains are typically more relaxed than the effects from their full flower counterparts. The effects of this Skywalker rosin are certainly “clean” and have a high-quality feel to them.

Skywalker rosin’s effects, in my experience, are similar to another popular indica strain, though in flower form: Grandaddy Purple. Again, this wouldn’t be my first choice for treating insomnia, but it’s not necessarily a strain I’d choose to medicate first thing in the morning, either. It’s a fairly balanced indica strain that I personally find best suited for use in the late afternoon and early evening.

Possibly good for treating

  • Relief of moderate skeletal/muscular aches and pains
  • Relief of minor to moderate nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Insomnia (especially in higher doses)
  • Lack of appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • General 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. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications. 

Effects Rating: 4.30/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.50/5.00

Overall, I would best describe this batch of Skywalker Rosin as an “excellent quality” product from Trulieve.

At $75 per gram, rosin is a product that I personally save for sales and special occasions, as I find that flower and other lower-priced concentrates are usually just as good from a medical perspective. However, if you’re in Florida looking for a truly top-shelf product from our industry’s current offerings, I would definitely say this makes a good choice.

I am thankful for the fact that options like this rosin from Trulieve & Blue River are now available. The Florida medical marijuana industry has come so far from this time a year ago, and I look forward to even more great products to review in 2020!

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: Banana Kush (Hybrid)

Banana Kush first became at Trulieve in mid-2018 when flower vape cups were the only way to get cannabis flower in Florida. It’s been available a handful of times since then, once or twice of which were in full flower form.

Banana Kush is an indica-dominant hybrid with both uplifting and relaxing effects, that seems to have a heavier comedown than most hybrid strains.

Quick Facts:

Banana Kush (Hybrid)

Price at time of review: $53/eighth 

Possible Lineage 1: Ghost OG x Skunk Haze

Possible Lineage 2: OG Kush x Unknown Banana Male Parent

Batch/Harvest Number: DUFL-BLD-H-2-PK-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 20.2%

CBD: 0.0%

THCV: 0.2%

CBG: 0.7%

Total Cannabinoids: 21.1%

Terpenes

Beta-Myrcene: 0.882%

Ocimene: 0.172%

Total Terpenes: 1.054%

Appearance/Cure

Nannnnnnnnnners, man.

Banana Kush buds are medium green, covered in golden trichomes and pinkish-orange pistils.

This batch of Banana Kush got a fair amount of criticism on social media, but I must have been lucky, as my eighth has a nice cure. It isn’t the best I’ve seen from Trulieve by any means, but it isn’t terrible at all. The buds are a bit airy and longer/skinny, but I wonder if this has to do with the genetics of the plant rather than any part of the growing or curing process. They are still fairly sticky, and the moisture content is nearly perfect.

The one critique I have of this batch is that it had a fair amount of small stems that could have easily been clipped, and a fair amount of sugar leaves left behind as well. At $53/eighth, I expect a to see a premium medical cannabis product in all areas, and I have seen better results from Trulieve flower at a lower price point. The trim seemed to be the weak point on this batch from my experience.

With all that being said, this is good flower with a good cure – nothing to be overly critical about.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 7.60/10.00

Smell/Taste

I tend to expect strains with specific names like Banana Kush to smell like their namesake. While Banana Kush does have a fruity smell, especially when broken apart or ground up, bananas were not the first fruit that came to mind. I’d have to say there is more of an overall tropical/tree fruit smell, and a bit of both earthy and diesel/chemical terpenes present as well. I found the fruit terpenes to be the dominant ones overall.

When broken open, there was a hint of a banana-like smell, but I really had to look for it – so it may or may not have really been there. Maybe it’s just this cut or even this batch of Banana Kush, but I don’t think that’s what I would have named this strain based on its smell or taste.

The earthy and fuel terpenes seem to be more dominant in the taste of Banana Kush when smoked. It’s a pretty good smelling flower, but not a standout for me.

Smell/Taste Rating: 7.80/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Banana Kush definitely presented more indica-type effects for me when smoked. A calm cerebral invigoration and a relaxed body sensation both become apparent just a minute or two after the first inhalation. I really feel this strain behind the eyes, and it makes my eyes bloodshot as well (not a negative factor for me, since I use this strain at night.)

About 20-30 minutes in, I really begin to feel a heavy and couch-locked sensation that I imagine would be useful in treating pain, cramps, etc. However, Banana Kush was also uplifting in the sense that it made my depressive and negative thought patterns lift, and be replaced with a more content/”in the moment” relaxation. I enjoyed cooking while under the effects of this strain.

Banana kush is described as a 60/40 indica-dominant hybrid, and I’d generally agree with that assessment, or even say it’s slightly more indica-dominant. It’s on the borderline of being sedating, especially in higher doses. I generally wouldn’t choose to medicate with this early in the day, especially if I had a lot of things to get done.

Patients who enjoy heavier strains and indica-dominant hybrids will enjoy Trulieve’s cut of Banana Kush. With its ability to uplift the mood and simultaneously relax the body, I will certainly be looking to try this strain in other products in the future.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Mild to moderate aches and pains
  • Mild to 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: 8.40/10.00

Overall Rating: 7.92/10.00

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

Though I’m not sure I agree with the $53/eighth price tag for this particular batch of Banana Kush, it was overall a good quality product that I would probably purchase again, especially if it were a $43 (or lower priced) stain. However, I really did enjoy the heavy effects I experienced from this strain; for that reason, I’d be interested in trying this product in concentrate form – most likely crumble or rosin.

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: Space Bomb (Hybrid)

Space Bomb has been available at Trulieve a couple of times since Summer 2018, though this is one of their more “rare” strains that has been almost completely absent from being available in flower form for several months at a time.

Space Bomb finally made its full-flower appearance in late August 2019, and I was eager to pick up an eighth of this powerful cerebral hybrid, after hearing many positive comments about it.

Quick Facts:

Space Bomb (Hyrbid)

Price at time of review: $43/eighth 

Lineage: Space Queen x Tiny Bomb

Batch/Harvest Number: DUFL-BLD-H-42-PK-1

Cannabinoids

THC: 20.2%

CBD: 0.0%

THCV: 0.2%

CBG: 0.8%

Total Cannabinoids: 21.2%

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

Beta-Myrcene: 0.2520%

*Trans-Carophyllene: 0.2600%

Guaiol: 0.1300%

*Terpinolene: 0.4720%

Total Terpenes: 1.1140%

Appearance/Cure

This batch of Space Bomb was grown and cured very nicely, as most all flower batches from Trulieve have been for the past several months. Colors range from medium to light green, and every bud seems to be covered in a generous blanket of orange pistils. There are also plenty of golden trichomes to be seen; I didn’t even need a flashlight to see some of the crystals on these buds.

Each bud is fairly sticky and dense, and the moisture content is again nearly perfect here – not so sticky that your grinder will be clogged, but not dry by any means. Trulieve has improved their flower game to the point that they are often being mentioned in many patients’ “Top 3” Florida dispensary flower rankings, and this eighth of Space Bomb proved to be another great example of their consistently high-quality flower.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 8.20/10.00

Smell/Taste

Space Bomb has a very sweet smell, with underlying hints of rose-like flower and pine. Leafly offered the following brief description of Space Bomb’s smell, which I found to be accurate as well:

Buds have a fruit candy smell with a little bit of that sweet-rot smell […]

I believe the unique and pleasant sweet/floral smell of Space Bomb can be attributed to some of the less-common terpenes that dominate its profile. According to a Leafly article, Terpinolene is one of the least common terpenes in cannabis, but it is the dominant terpene in Space Bomb; Terpinolene is described as having a complex, piney, floral, even citrus smell – so this makes sense.

This is the first strain I’ve seen with a significant concentration of Guaiol, which is described as being piney with woodsy and floral undertones – again, accurate for my experience with Space Bomb.

When smoked, Space Bomb has “clean” and “fresh” floral tastes. I enjoy both the smell and taste of this strain, personally.

Smell/Taste Rating: 7.80/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Space Bomb definitely feels like a sativa-dominant hybrid to me; if I had to put a number to it, I would say this is a 65/35 sativa-dominant strain.

The effects are immediately cerebral, and on my first couple of times trying to medicate with this strain, those powerful cerebral effects led to a very introspective state of mind. This could definitely be beneficial for patients looking to change their outlook and state of mind (for conditions such as depression), but patients who tend to feel a lot of anxiety from these strains should exercise caution and start off with very light doses, until the effects are familiar and easier to navigate.

After 15-20 minutes, the typical warm-body indica sensations start to fade in, but they never become too heavy – just enough to be relaxing. For this reason, I find Space Bomb to be good for use at almost any time of the day, except perhaps before bed, as this strain tends to stimulate the mind. It is a good strain for creativity and some degree of motivation, though, so the ideal time for use may be morning to early afternoon.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Lack of energy/motivation 
  • Depression
  • Lack of appetite
  • Minor headaches
  • Relief of minor skeletal/muscular aches and pains
  • Good for general relaxation
  • Good for creativity

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: 8.00/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.00/10.00

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

At $43/eighth, I would definitely consider purchasing this strain again in the future. I would absolutely recommend each patient to try it at least once – perhaps it will become more commonly available in the future, because I definitely see it being a potential favorite hybrid strain for many patients.

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: Harlequin GDP (Ratio)

Harlequin GDP is a unique strain, well-known among many Florida medical cannabis patients for its closely matched ratio of both CBD and THC. In fact, this strain is CBD-dominant, making it an excellent choice for many medical purposes.

Trulieve has carried this strain in flower form ever since they were approved to sell flower inside ceramic pods (intended for vaporization) in 2018. The full flower form became available in Summer 2019, and with its widely positive reviews among Florida medical cannabis social media, I was eager to give it a try.

Quick Facts:

Harlequin GDP (Ratio)

Price at time of review: $43/eighth 

Lineage: Harlequin x Grandaddy Purple

Batch/Harvest Number: DUFLBLDH20PK2

Cannabinoids

THC: 8.4%

CBD: 9.6%

CBG: 0.4%

Total Cannabinoids: 18.4%

Terpenes

Beta-Myrcene: 0.6730%

Trans-Carophyllene: 0.1480%

R-Limonene: 0.1300%

Alpha-Pinene: 0.1810%

Total Terpenes: 1.1320%

Appearance/Cure


Harlequin GDP is a darker colored flower – primarily dark green, with some flecks of lighter green, and very faint shades of light purple in a few areas of the eighth that I purchased. All of the buds are covered in fiery dark red-orange pistils, with the usual coating of sparkling trichomes.

This isn’t necessarily the most spectacular flower from a pure aesthetic perspective, but Trulieve has cured it to perfection. The trim job is really good on this eighth as well.

Each bud is very dense, with (again) nearly perfect moisture content. From my experiences the past 2 months or so, Trulieve has truly dialed in to consistently wonderful cures of their flower. This batch of Harlequin GDP is another fine example of that. Great job, all around – the entire grow, cure, and trim team deserves a pat on the back for their consistent quality as of late.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 7.00/10.00

Smell/Taste

I used to have a preconceived notion that CBD, or CBD-dominant flower, would not have the same “punch” or amount of terpenes that high-THC flower does. I was incorrect in that assessment.

Harlequin GDP, in fact, has a pretty strong smell. At first, the main smells that were apparent were that of skunk and an almost ammonia-like chemical smell that I have noticed in many medical strains. However, further investigation found that the most dominant smell in this strain is reminiscent of fresh linen. I presumed that this would be due to a high content of linalool; to my surprise, there is no linalool detected in this batch.

Regardless, this strain has an enjoyable profile. The “fresh linen” smell is unique; I have not yet detected it in any other medical strains that I’ve tried, but that’s yet another positive factor that makes Harlequin GDP unique. This terpene also dominates the taste profile, both when vaporized and smoked.

Smell/Taste Rating: 7.50/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

Harlequin GDP has almost a perfect 1:1 ratio of CBD and THC, which puts it in an entirely different category of possibilities for medical use.

Don’t let the fact that CBD is the dominant cannabinoid fool you – this strain still packs a psychoactive punch, particularly for patients that have a low tolerance. The “head change” comes on almost immediately, and reminds me a bit of the energy from sativa strains, but without quite the same intensity. I also tend to feel this strain behind the eyes.

I am currently going through a “taper-off” into a T-Break, so my tolerance is much lower than it would normally be. I find that Harlequin GDP feels almost as potent in this lowered tolerance state, that high-THC normally feels to me when my tolerance is up. With that being said, I think this is an excellent “first” flower strain for new medical cannabis patients who want to experiment with smoking flower, and also a good choice for patients in my situation – the CBD keeps the effects from being uncomfortable, even if your tolerance is extremely low.

As far as the nature of the effects themselves, they feel like a sativa-dominant hybrid to me. Harlequin GDP is invigorating without being overpowering; it is also relaxing without being sedating. I do find that my body is notably more relaxed than it seems to be with a high-THC hybrid alone, and will attribute this to the relatively high CBD content in this strain.

Due to its relatively light effects, I think Harlequin GDP would be good for use at any time of the day. It won’t keep you up at night, nor will it put you into a “cannabis coma” during the day. In fact, this may be one of the most versatile flower strains I have tried.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression and related anxiety 
  • Motivation issues
  • Good for general relaxation
  • Relief of minor to moderate aches and pains
  • Relief of minor to moderate nausea and gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Research the specific effects of CBD – antibacterial, etc.

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: 8.40/10.00

Overall Rating: 7.63/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Harlequin GDP as a “very good and versatile” strain from Trulieve.

At $43/eighth, I would definitely consider purchasing this strain again in the future. The added versatility and unique effects that come from the CBD:THC ratio make it very desirable from a medical perspective as well.

This is one strain that I would feel comfortable recommending to almost any cannabis patient – from new users, to seasoned veterans. The 1:1 ratio simply puts Harlequin GDP in a class of its own for medicinal benefits. Absolutely give it at least one try, regardless of what conditions you are treating – I believe it has potential to benefit almost any patient.

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Trulieve Delta 8 THC Trupod Review: Purple Punch (1:1 Ratio – Delta 8:CBD)

Before we get into the review, we need to address a question you may already be asking yourself: What exactly is Delta 8 THC?

Most seasoned cannabis users know that the main psychoactive component in the cannabis plant is THC. This is an abbreviated name for Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol – notice the “Delta 9” in the name.

Without getting too far into chemistry, basically, the Delta 8 opposed to Delta 9 indicates that the double carbon bond in the THC molecule is located on the 8th carbon atom rather than the 9th. This seemingly small difference in chemical makeup actually leads to a quite different set of effects.

I’ll take a piece out of a more in-depth article I wrote about Delta-8 THC earlier in the year to briefly explain some of the unique effects of this cannabinoid vs. Delta-9 THC:

Summary of Delta-8 THC’s Effects

To summarize some of the medicinal benefits of Delta-8 THC:

  • More effective at alleviating nausea and stimulating appetite than Delta-9-THC.
  • Still psychoactive, but notably less than Delta-9-THC. Seems to be somewhat of a middle ground between CBD and Delta-9-THC in regards to psychoactive potency. 
  • Like other cannabinoids, Delta-8 is neuroprotective, which means it has potential use in preventing and/or treating age related mental degradation.
  • Some accounts claim that the “high” from Delta-8-THC is more upbeat and productive than the high from Delta-9. 

Now that we are all on the same page about exactly how Delta-8 THC is supposed to work, let’s see how Trulieve’s Delta-8:CBD ratio cart actually performed.

Quick Facts:

Strain Profile: Purple Punch

Extracted from: Charlotte’s Web x Lemon Tree

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULZKU000002

Price at time of review: $50/0.5g pod

Cannabinoids

Delta-8 THC: 32.5%

Delta-9 THC: 10.6%

CBD: 31.5%

CBG: 0.5%

CBN: 1.1%

Total Cannabinoids: 76.2%

Terpenes

Beta-Myrcene: 0.3291%

Trans-Carophyllene: 0.0524%

Alpha-Bisabolol: 0.0586%

Alpha-Pinene: 0.2255%

Beta-Pinene: 0.2466%

Linalool: 0.2795%

Ocimene-1: o.1166%

R-Limonene: 1.4421%

Humulene: 0.0921%

Total Terpenes: 2.8425%

Taste:

These Delta-8 Ratio Trupods are made with plant terpenes, rather than cannabis-specific terpenes. Typically, I much prefer the taste of natural cannabis terpenes (they taste more like cannabis flower), but this particular Trupod formulation doesn’t have a bad taste at all.

With Limonene, Myrcene, and Linalool being the main terpenes in this distillate, there is definitely a sweet, slightly citrusy taste on the inhale.

The linalool and other terpenes become more evident on the exhale, as a more floral and slightly musky taste becomes apparent.

Actually, as I take multiple inhalations to write this review, I find that it tastes a bit similar to the indica Truclear distillates from Trulieve – though with less of the “licorice” taste I noted in the Grandaddy Purple distillate.

This is not a bad tasting product at all; however, I will always advocate for strain-specific cannabis terpenes. Among other things (like really nailing down the effects that are specific to the strain), they generally have a more authentic taste.

Taste Rating: 3.70/5.00

Overall Product Quality:

Trulieve’s Trupods are rebranded VFire pods, and I have always loved these carts. Clogging is never an issue unless you refill the pods more than once. I also really like the way the pod uses magnetism to lock into the TruStik, and how the style of the TruStik completely conceals the distillate so that nobody can see what you’re vaping.

The pod itself comes packaged in a box with a foam insert as seen above; I thought the triangular cutout (the Greek symbol for “delta”) was a nice touch as well.

The cart produces a smooth vapor that isn’t really harsh on the throat at all.

Overall, this is a very solidly designed product.

Vapor/Product Quality Rating: 4.20/5.00

Effects:

Finally, here we are. How exactly does Delta-8 THC feel?

It’s definitely still psychoactive, though not with nearly the sane “punch” as your standard Delta-8 THC. If I had to quantify it, I would say that Delta-8 is roughly 30% the potency of Delta-9.

I spent about a week of almost exclusively using this product to medicate, especially first thing in the morning, in order to get a really good feel for the effects and how they differ from Delta-9.

For me, Delta-8 (especially in this 1:1 ratio with CBD) seems like a good natural progression for patients who have strictly used CBD in the past. I imagine a scenario where a patient has been using CBD to medicate for anxiety and depression-like mental ailments; while the CBD does a good job of calming the patient down, it still feels like “something is missing” to help get the mind into the state that the patient is looking for. In that instance, I think this Delta-8:CBD product would be the perfect suggestion for a “next step”. It’s got enough of a psychoactive effect to help rewire some thought patterns in a way to help alleviate depression and negative thought patterns, without so much potency that it ends up exacerbating the patient’s pre-existing anxiety.

In the mornings, I felt this was a great way to get into focus for the day without being overwhelming by the potency of Delta-9 THC.

Something else I found interesting: While using this product, I had less of a desire to use my “traditional” Delta-9 medications, such as flower. When I did return to using them, I found that my tolerance had dropped, and the effects were much more potent than even the day prior. With that being said, I feel this may be a good choice for patients who are looking for a tolerance break, but perhaps still need something to help take the edge off the worst symptoms. This seems like a great product for tapering off one’s tolerance to help keep the medicine working as efficiently as possible.

Regarding the supposed appetite-stimulating effects of Delta-8: I never really had the full-on “munchies” when medicating with this product, but I always had the “I could eat right now” mentality, so perhaps it was subtly stimulating my appetite.

I did, however, find this to be an effective relief for nausea and stomach pain related to my anxiety, which seems to confirm both the anxiolytic and anti-nausea effects of Delta-8 in my experience.

In terms of overall effects, I would have to say this product felt like some sort of cross between CBD and a hybrid cannabis strain. I found myself focused, but not extremely cerebrally stimulated. Likewise, my body was relaxed, but never sedated.

If I were asked to rank this Delta-8:CBD product among various formulations of THC and CBD that I’ve tried, it would probably go like this:

CBD -> Delta-8:CBD 1:1 -> Delta-9:CBD 1:1 -> Delta-9 THC

This reiterates what I was describing above: I find it a suitable “natural progression” from CBD alone, but less psychoactive than a traditional THC:CBD 1:1 product.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression  
  • Anxiety disorders
  • ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
  • Relief of minor to moderate aches and pains
  • Relief of nausea/gastrointestinal issues
  • Relief of headaches
  • Possibly good for tolerance break from Delta-9 THC

Effects Rating: 4.10/5.00

Overall Rating: 4.00/5.00

Overall, I would describe Trulieve’s Delta8:CBD Ratio Trupod as a “very good, versatile” product.

I recommend that every cannabis patient give this product at least one try, if nothing else, for the chance to experience this unique cannabinoid and see if it relieves your condition(s) even better than CBD or THC alone.

Delta-8 is a relatively newer cannabinoid in terms of product development, so it will be very interesting to see what happens with these products in the future. Personally, I would love to see a pure Delta-8 THC C02 vape cart, with cannabis terpenes; I think that the combination of the cannabinoid being virtually isolated (as opposed to a 1:1 ratio with CBD), and the strain-specific cannabis terpenes, would truly bring out the most of the unique benefits that Delta-8 THC has to offer. Regardless, I have to hand it to Trulieve for being the first Florida MMTC to release a product with this cannabinoid. I think it has a lot of potential for medical use, even beyond what we know now. More research and time will tell.

As for this product: Give it a chance – it may be the best thing you’ve tried yet!

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: Dutch Hawaiian (Sativa)

Dutch Hawaiian is a unique sativa strain that many patients may not have heard of, in contrast to some of the other established strains, such as Sour Diesel and Jack Herer.

My first experience with this strain was when Trulieve released it in their flower vape cups (review here) in late January 2019; before that, I had never even heard the strain mentioned.

Both my experiences with Dutch Hawaiian have been enjoyable. This is a more balanced sativa strain that may be a good choice for patients who don’t like the speedy qualities of other sativas.

Quick Facts:

Dutch Hawaiian (Sativa)

Price at time of review: $53/eighth 

Lineage: Dutch Treat x Hawaiian Sativa

Batch/Harvest Number: DUFLBLDS3PK5

Cannabinoids

THC: 20.8%

CBD: 0.0%

THCV: 0.1%

CBG: 0.9%

Total Cannabinoids: 21.8%

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

Beta-Myrcene: 0.1781%

Fenchol: 0.1983%

Nerolidol-2: 0.0509%

*Trans-Carophyllene: 0.3161%

Alpha-Terpineol: 0.0915%

Beta-Pinene: 0.0910%

Guaiol: 0.1592%

Linalool: 0.1429%

*R-Limonene: 0.3968%

Humulene: 0.1390%

Total Terpenes: 1.7638%

Appearance/Cure

This batch of Dutch Hawaiian is a darker shade of green than the batch I got from the vape cups earlier this year. With this medium green color, it looks similar to other sativas available at Trulieve.

Trulieve’s flower cures have been consistently better throughout the course of 2019. However, the trimming in some of the more recent batches could be slightly improved, and this batch of Dutch Hawaiian was another example of that with its numerous sugar leaves left behind.

Other than that, the cure is better than the last batch I sampled, which was a bit on the dry side. The moisture content in this eighth is nearly perfect.

Appearance/Cure Rating: 8.00/10.00

Smell/Taste

Dutch Hawaiian is one of the most unique smelling sativa strains that I have tried. It reminds me a bit of White Buffalo with its floral and “fresh” notes – possibly attributed to the linalool seen in the terpenes above.

This is not a particularly pungent strain, but it is evident that there is a plentiful variety of different terpenes present when smelling the jar.

I also detect a hint of a “cookies” type smell in Dutch Hawaiian, with a very subtle sweet citrus lurking underneath the surface.

When vaped, the citrus terpenes seem to be more pronounced, equally blending in with the rest of the terpene profile to produce a pleasant tasting vapor or smoke.

Smell/Taste Rating: 8.00/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

If you’re looking for a more mellow/balanced sativa that leans more to the “hybrid” end of the spectrum, I recommend Dutch Hawaiian. It still has the characteristic cerebral energy of a sativa strain, but with the added benefit of full body relaxation that becomes apparent fairly soon after the initial inhalation.

Other patients have commented that they find this to be a good strain for alleviating social anxiety. I’m inclined to agree with that assessment, as the relaxing and euphoric effects help round out the motivating and energetic feelings. I never got a “couch lock” with this strain, but it is definitely one of the more relaxing sativa strains that I have tried. Could almost pass for a hybrid strain in term of the effects.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression and related anxiety 
  • Social anxiety/agoraphobia
  • ADD/ADHD or focus-related issues
  • Good for treating lack of motivation
  • Minor aches and pains
  • Minor nausea/gastrointestinal issues

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: 8.60/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.20/10.00

Overall, I would best describe Dutch Hawaiian as another “excellent” sativa strain from Trulieve.

This is an enjoyable strain that I absolutely would recommend to patients who benefit from sativa strains, or sativa connoisseurs in general. The effects are nice, but I don’t necessarily feel this is a “top shelf” $53 strain; I feel that this would be a better candidate for the $43 tier. Perhaps as time progresses and the vertical integration laws soften or die altogether, this will be possible.

I definitely recommend trying this at least once, especially if you can catch a discount or sale. It’s a really good strain, all in all.

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: Sour Diesel (Sativa)

I’ve been waiting quite a while to be able to catch Trulieve’s smokable Sour Diesel flower in stock. This strain really doesn’t need an introduction for most cannabis consumers; Sour Diesel is arguably one of the most popular strains of all time, claiming its fame a couple of decades ago in the early ’90s.

Before the passage of SB182 and the subsequent legalization of full smokable cannabis flower in Florida, Sour Diesel was a common strain available in Trulieve’s ceramic flower vape cups (review of Sour Diesel vape cups here). The strain seemed to all but disappear from Trulieve’s flower offerings thereafter, until a few weeks ago, when the first batches of Sour Diesel flower appeared – almost a full 3 month after the passage of SB 182.

Sour Diesel is one of my favorite sativa strains of all time. This strain consistently obliterates my depression and allows me to get into a motivated, productive, and happy state of mind.

Quick Facts:

Sour Diesel (Sativa)

Price at time of review: $33/eighth

Lineage: Chemdog 91 x Super Skunk 

Batch/Harvest Number: DUFLBLDS9PK5

Cannabinoids

THC: 17.2%

CBD: 0.0%

CBG: 0.4%

Total Cannabinoids: 17.6% (These cannabinoid percentages are almost *exactly* the same as they were in the Sour Diesel vape cups batch I reviewed in early December 2018. Talk about consistency!)

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

Beta-Myrcene: 0.2160%

Fenchol: 0.2500%

*Trans-Carophyllene: 0.3530%

Linalool: 0.1920%

*R-Limonene: 0.3260%

Humulene: 0.1530%

Nerolidol-1: 0.1440%

Total Terpenes: 1.634%

Appearance/Cure

Opening up this jar of Sour Diesel and taking a look at the flower took me back to the old days of using tiny flathead screwdrivers to work the metal screens off of the old vape cups. This flower looks almost exactly like I remember its counterpart in the vape cups, down to the distinct shade of green that Trulieve’s cut of Sour Diesel seems to have.

I purchased two eighths, and found that both were filled up with popcorn nugs. Popcorn nugs don’t typically bother me, as they ultimately work the same way when medicating, but I do prefer to see large, beautiful buds when rating the appearance and cure.

The flower itself is sticky and seems to be cured well, though whoever trimmed this batch seemed to miss a bunch of dark green sugar leaves. 

After seeing Sour Diesel from other MMTCs, I do think this batch could have had better presentation, but it certainly wasn’t bad or even below average.

Appearance Rating: 7.80/10.00

Smell/Taste

I found this batch of Sour Diesel to have a slightly different terpene profile than what I typically encounter with this strain. The sour, musky, earthy, and citrus terpenes are all there; however, the characteristic “diesel” smell seems to be lacking in this batch.

I’ve tried quite a few cuts and batches of various Sour Diesel products since joining the Florida registry. Most all of them, including earlier flower vape cup batches from Trulieve, had that loud, pungent, gasoline smell that makes Sour Diesel such a standout strain. That seemed to be completely absent in this batch, save for a small hint lurking below the other terpenes.

When vaped, I found this batch to have an almost sweet/sour citrus taste, that was very enjoyable – just not what I’m typically accustomed to with Sour Diesel. Since every MMTC surely has a slightly different genetic variant of each strain, I suppose this is to be expected; a host of other environmental factors can affect the final product of a grow as well.

I do hope that future batches have more of that pungent “gas” smell, if nothing else for my enjoyment of the novelty.

Smell/Taste Rating: 7.80/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

While it may have differed slightly from past batches in other categories, there’s one thing I have found is always consistent with Trulieve’s Sour Diesel flower: it is the most energizing sativa I have found in Florida.

This is one of the few strains that seriously feels like drinking a cup of coffee for me, making it my first choice for early morning medication. Cerebral effects are apparent almost as soon as the first exhale is finished, bringing on a wave of motivation and energy that can be useful for powering through almost any “to do” list.

For patients who are prone to getting anxiety from sativa strains or the effects of THC in general, I recommend being extra cautious with this strain. The classic advice for new patients is to “start low and go slow”; if you normally don’t heed those words, I advise that using this strain be the one time you do. It’s potent.

Experienced patients will find the powerful sativa effects enjoyable and invigorating, and will be able to harness the strain’s energy to get through the day and any tasks at hand.

Sour Diesel is one of my favorite strains for treating my depression; I attribute some of this to the fact that it helps keep me busy and my thoughts productive, rather than sitting and getting lost in introspection. On that note, I would say that in my year of being a Florida cannabis patient, this is the best strain I’ve found for treating my depression.

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: 8.40/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.00/10.00

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

Though I have seen better cures from Trulieve, they still did a great job with this batch, and it definitely got the job done from a medical perspective.

At $33/eighth, this is one of the most affordable flower strains in Florida, and I absolutely would recommend it to anyone looking to treat any of the conditions (or similar ones) listed above. As I mentioned before – be cautious if it’s your first time trying Sour Diesel, especially Trulieve’s cut. I associate this strain with energy and focus, and one of the most pure or “true” sativa strains available in Florida.

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: Oregon Lemons (Hybrid)

Trulieve has had this strain around for a little while now; my first experience with it was when I tried it in flower cups late last year (review here).

Oregon Lemons is described as a 60/40% indica-dominant hybrid, and the effects are pretty on-par with this description. This is what i like to call a “middle of the road” strain, being that it isn’t overpowering in its cerebral effects, or too sedating with its body effects. Strains like this are great for physical activity such as lifting weights or playing sports; the cerebral effects are just enough to focus, and the body effects help keep the body relaxed and limber.

Quick Facts:

Oregon Lemons  (Hybrid)

Price at time of review: $43/eighth

Lineage: Lemon Diesel x Face Off OG BX1

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBUL1FA000031 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

Cannabinoids

THC: 19.1%

CBD: 0.1%

CBG: 0.3%

Total Cannabinoids: 19.5%

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

*Beta-Myrcene: 0.422%

Trans-Carophyllene: 0.203%

Alpha-Humulene: 0.032%

*Farnesene: 0.493%

Limonene: 0.240%

Linalool: 0.037%

Total Terpenes: 1.42%

Appearance/Cure

Oregon Lemons is a pretty average looking strain, mostly medium green with some yellow highlights, all covered in burnt orange pistils. The buds are fairly dense, with a few looser areas near the bottom of the larger buds. The cure was done well – not necessarily the absolute best I’ve seen from Trulieve, but not subpar by any means. In fact, this batch is very consistent with the batch I had in the flower cups around Christmas 2018, from the cannabinoid percentages to the appearance and cure.

Trulieve is definitely doing a consistently better job of curing than they were in late 2018 and the beginning of 2019. It’s nice to see this strain presented as loose flower – definitely shows more of its potential.

Rating: 6.50/10.00

Smell/Taste

Oregon lemons has a tart, almost sour citrus smell when broken open. There’s also a pungent, almost earthy or even kush-like smell. It almost reminds me of the smell of Lemon OG, but muskier.

The earthy, pungent tastes are more notable when smoking this strain, but the citrus notes are definitely still present in the taste. This is an enjoyable strain, but not necessarily a standout in this category.

Rating: 6.00/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

This is a very mellow strain. I find it preferable for evening use, good for unwinding after a long day of work; I also find it enjoyable to use right before working out, as it helps me tune in to both my mind and body while exercising.

Oregon Lemons is described as a 60/40% indica-dominant hybrid on its CannaSOS page, and I find that to be exactly how I would describe the effects. As I said before, this isn’t a strain that I think will cause sativa anxiety for many people, nor will it be one that sedates most patients to the point of sleep. This is why I find it best for unwinding and before physical tasks.

Medically, I found Oregon Lemons to be a fairly effective pain reliever, and somewhat of a muscle relaxant. It also seems to take away my anxious thoughts, replacing them with a more mellow stream of consciousness. This is a nice strain, but I think it should be $33, as it is not top-shelf quality in its terpenes or effects.

Possibly good for treating:

  • Headaches or other minor body aches
  • Relief of mild nausea or similar gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Relief of mild anxiety
  • General 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. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications. 

Rating: 7.00/10.00

Overall Rating: 6.50/10.00

Overall, I would best describe this strain as “above average”.

My previous summary of this strain holds true after my second round with it. I will quote it directly.

“While I enjoyed my experience with Oregon Lemons, it is not one of my favorite strains that Trulieve has had. It may be a magic bullet for others – that’s the beauty of this program; every strain and every product has the potential to benefit at least some percentage of patients. I’d definitely recommend this strain for at least one try. It wasn’t amazing, but it most certainly wasn’t terrible. I probably won’t get this one again , but it didn’t leave a bad taste in my mouth literally nor figuratively.”

Try it – you may love it. Would definitely consider buying it again at $33/eighth.

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Trulieve TruFlower Review: Super Silver Haze (Sativa)

A popular sativa strain best known for winning the High Times Cannabis Cup three years in a row for 1997, ’98, and ’99, Super Silver Haze is an energetic and motivational strain that I’ve enjoyed before in the ceramic flower cups (review here).

I always try to review each strain again when I get to try it as loose flower, because I think having the full buds and all the kief and terpenes intact really affects the overall outcome of the review. Super Silver Haze is a strain that consistently performs well in each category.

Quick Facts:

Super Silver Haze (Sativa)

Lineage: Northern Lights x Skunk #1 x Haze

Batch/Harvest Number: FFOBBULGWZ000014 (that’s an “O” at the beginning and zeroes at the end)

Cannabinoids

THC: 20.7%

CBD: 0.0%

THCV: 0.2%

CBG: 2.1%

Total Cannabinoids: 23.0%

Terpenes

“*” denotes the two dominant terpenes in this strain

*Beta-Myrcene: 0.569%

Carophyllene Oxide: 0.156%

*Terpinolene: 0.351%

Hexahydrothymol: 0.121%

Total Terpenes: 1.197%

Appearance/Cure

The appearance and feel of this batch of Super Silver Haze was consistent with the last batch I got in the flower cups; these were both really good cures.

These Super Silver Haze buds are fluffy and cured to near perfection, as the moisture content is almost perfectly in the middle, with a nice (albeit soft) stickiness when handling the buds.

The color is mainly medium to light green, covered in amber trichomes and dark pink pistils. This seems to be a beautiful presentation of this strain.

Rating: 8.40/10.00

Smell/Taste

Super Silver Haze is a piney and woody sativa, akin to Jack Herer. However, I’ve notice that there is more of of a fruity/citrusy smell present in the batch, as well as the slightest hint of an ammonia-like terpene.

Super Silver Haze tastes nice when smoked, with both the citrus and pine terpenes dominating the taste. Though I usually prefer the more dank and musky strain smells, this piney, woody, citrusy sativa is nice.

Rating: 7.60/10.00

Effects/Medical Use

For me, Super Silver Haze consistently proves to be a great strain for daytime use, particularly in the morning and early afternoon. This strain almost immediately brings on a cerebral rush that can be felt behind the eyes; after this initial period of the effects settling in, I find myself in an energetic, clear-headed and motivated space that is great for getting almost anything done.

Super Silver Haze never really causes me the anxiety that some strains (particularly sativa strains) can be notorious for, and I would have to say it feels like an 85/15% sativa-dominant hybrid for me. There is a bit of mind and body relaxation noticeable in the background, especially in the later stages of the effects, which really helps me remain grounded and clear-headed during the day. I can definitely see how this strain won the cannabis cup for years in a row – it’s consistently one that I enjoy for its energetic and motivational effects. It also does a good job of keeping my depression and anxious thoughts at bay, while simultaneously replacing them with more constructive and productive thoughts.

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
  • Relief of minor aches and pains

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.

Rating: 8.80/10.00

Overall Rating: 8.26/10.00

I would best describe this batch of Super Silver Haze as “excellent”. 

This strain is one of my favorite sativas, and at $43/eighth, one that I will absolutely buy again in the future. I highly recommend it to patients looking to treat focus and motivational issues, as well as for treating depression and anxiety.

Trulieve seems to be in a really good rhythm with flower quality in the past month. I’ll be back for more – so be sure to stay tuned for more reviews coming soon!

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