Sweet Sativa

. September 1, 2016.
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Notes:  This 75-25% indica-heavy hybrid strain’s slight notes of sour citrus with hints of cheese sing on the initial nose while the half-developed skunky aroma lingers on the after-whiff. The bud itself appears fluffy rather than dense, with a frosted exterior dotted with strawberry blonde hairs. When inhaled from a miniature spoon bowl, it tastes at first earthy, rounded with an understated sweetness.

Effect: After exhaling, the CBD makes an appearance in my shin-ankle area, transitioning into full-body relaxation. Though the sativa’s presence may keep your eyelids open, the Pineapple Chunk took me from sitting upright to laying down. I didn’t bolt for Netflix; I kept my TV turned off and started thinking about business while riding out the sharpness of mind that the strain allowed me to maintain. Its’ like I was about to compete as a contestant on Jeopardy, but I could attempt a casual crossword puzzle.

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