Welcome back to our continuing coverage of the first annual Colorado cannabis championship, hosted by The Hemp Connoisseur.
I detailed 3 of the 9 strains entered into the “sativa” and “CBD” categories in the last post, and here’s 3 more samples of some of the best bud in Colorado.
S5 was definitely not a very impressive looking strain, but the smell was pretty good, with that sweet and very “up” kind of smell that tickled the back of the nose.
The taste was really incredible, with a robust and sweet fruity flavor. I think this would be a great strain to make a “salad” bowl with, because the taste is definitely the kind of flavor that would blend well with other tastes.
To test this initial idea, I made a blunt salad using predominately this strain (and mixed with 2 others) and it was not only delicious, but had a very impressive effect. When I first tried it on its own, it had that kind of effect that made it feel like I was trickling down the couch, watching the walls fall subtly and slowly around me.
A great strain that I would definitely want to get some more of if I could.
S2 had a nice look to it, with some pretty tight buds and a good, potent smell.
The taste was slightly peppery, but definitely did tickle the palate and was overall very tasty. I enjoyed the effect and the really good head high that ensued. Whoever grew this did good work and I would encourage them to keep it up. Because of the sweet taste, I think this would do best in a good vaporizer because that sweetness would come out much more.
I decided to give this CBD strain a try one morning before I had to go to work. I figured that the CBD strains would allow me to be clear headed and wouldn’t have an overwhelmingly strong affect, therefore allowing me to go to work and still be a perfectly functioning employee.
I was wrong.
CBD 4 had an incredibly intense body high. While I have never even seen heroin in person (much less ever tried it) I have to imagine that the effect is something close to this. I sampled this at approximately 9am, and 2pm I was still reeling from the residual effects. As the judging packet did correctly state, this CBD strain did leave me with a pretty clear head-high, but the effect in the body was so great that it almost didn’t matter.
I was still able to go to work and do my job just fine. But all day, I still had that paranoid voice in the back of my head, wondering when someone might just call me on the fact that I was totally baked.
The best method for this strain would be a vape, because the taste would come out more. I shutter to think about what it would be like to put this strain into a batch of edibles.
The sheer thought of that brings up a classic stoner dilemma: how strong is too strong? At what point does good cannabis just work TOO well and turn you into the stereotypically lazy, unable to function person?