Let's start off by saying that Aphria's ordering /fulfilment process is incredibly fast. I placed my order in the afternoon and had received the delivery the next day.
I found this hybrid Berry smelling with a mix of pine.. I would say this is the second best smelling Aphria strain I've tried (panache or strawberry Cough being the best I've had to date). The bud was covered in orange hair and I did not find the bud stemmy as some Aphria reviewers have found..
This batch was 11.4%..not as strong as the girl scout cookies I sampled or my strawberry Cough.. This potency around 11-12% seems to be Aphria's norm.
The bud was moist but only somewhat.. Typical level of moisture I find from Aphria. I vaporize almost exclusively so don't have any issues with this.
I found much like the smell, the vapor reminded me of strawberry Cough.. Tickled the back of my throat..
The effects hit almost immediately... Strong tingling in the feet and felt entirely relaxed within a minute of finishing a few puffs.
My mouth became pretty dry but that doesn't bother me much.
This strain is fantastic.. Energetic without being frantic.. Relaxed but not couch locked..
This strain is perfect for afternoon or even early evening. I did find this strain to have some psychoactive effects like hallucinogens (given its common strain name it's not surprising) but it was not a concern.
Overall highly recommended.
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I use this to make cannabutter & cookies for nighttime use. One cookie (approx. 1/3 g medicine) at bedtime gets me sleepy in about an hour even when the pain is high and usually gives me at least a 6-hour stretch. If I wake in the wee hours I can fall asleep again as the effect is long lasting. I can often extend my night with sleeping in as I'm still relaxed in the morning, but if I need to get moving I can. This is a staple for me and I have purchased it over & over since I first tried it.
Ordering from Cannimed is always quick & easy and delivery is within a couple of days. I've never had trouble with what I want not being available from them. The prices can be quite high, $13.50/g for the 22.1 in my last order, but they consitently have discounts of 25% available and that almost brings it within reason. Shipping is free over $99.
This strain was a generally great smoke for during the day, out of the ones I've tried so far from Broken Coast this one will definitely be my go to for daytime smoking and general pain relief with functionality. I found it to be quite heady with a slight bodily hum that was pleasant and kept me comfortable, it doesn't help too much for sleeping, but for the price I could smoke this all day and not break the bank. I would definately suggest this strain for first timers and or newbies to the medical cannabis world.
The smoke was quite smooth and irritation was kept to a minimum through pipe, bong, as well as a vaporizer. My method of choice is usually vaporization to keep the irritating effects to a minimum, but I wouldn't hesitate to throw a nug into the bong and smoke away with this one.
The effects don't last considerably long when it comes to the head high (about an hour) which is ok with me, but the effects on pain subside considerably slower, only having to medicate again for pain a few (3-4) hours later.
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