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How many strains can you have on your favorites list? Holy cow. This week I added one more, and this one – on taste alone.
I am becoming a big fan of Arcanna Flowers! I wrote a rather long review a couple weeks ago about their strain called Lion Claw – a Ruderalis hybrid… I have picked up several jars of that strain since the review, I love it that much!
Last time I picked up the Lion Claw at Desert’s Finest in Desert Hot Springs, I saw they had another strain from Arcanna… Jedi Nights OG. The eighth jar was just $35, and I couldn’t pass up a chance to try something else from a company that impressed me so much the first time around.
Jedi Night OG should not be confused with the strain called Jedi Knights – these are entirely different strains. This strain is a cross of Mystery OG and Arcanna’s own strain called True Berrymore – a cross of Blue Dream and True Kush. Jedi Nights OG is a half and half hybrid – 50% Indica, 50% Sativa, and as far as I know, you can only get this strain from Arcanna.
The Look, Smell and Taste
One of the things I like about the Arcanna’s packaging is that they use smoky, amber glass jars. It’s great for keeping the ambient light in our cabin from even slightly degrading the herb – and their jars do a fine job of keeping the herb from drying out, even with our 10% humidity.
The eighth weighed in a 3.54 grams (!) and the nugs were mid-sized to small. The medium to dark green buds had lots of orange hairs – the trichomes were milky and thickly covered the nugs. When I cut them up they were compact, dense and lightly sticky – just like slicing through good cheese, as I like to say. These were some well-cured buds, and the smell just erupted from them as the scissors sliced through… deep, rich and pungent.
How is marijuana supposed to smell? Exactly like this flower! I mean, there are lots of great smells and flavors cannabis can produce. If you remember my Banjo review – that flower smelled exactly like a tangelo, and I loved that… another strain on my favorites list. But this is different… this is THE smell of well-grown and cured marijuana! Exactly, in my mind, how marijuana should smell – a rich earthy aroma… very complex with hints of citrus, pine and floral notes.
And the flavor – just like the smell – but amplified to eleven. I smoked this in my bong, and I smoked this with my pipe – and for some reason the pipe really brought out the deep, heavy, thickness of the smoke. A seriously satisfying smoking experience.
Of course, all that great flavor is going to waste if the herb doesn’t have some kick, right? Well, this one had a high that made my body feel so nice… but, wow, was it a creeper! I was about to take my sixth bong toke before the effects really hit me. I was just smoking along, really enjoying the taste, thinking to myself, where’s the high? And that’s when it hit me. Be forewarned, if you get into a sesh with this one, it takes about ten minutes for the effects to really kick in, not that there’s anything wrong with that… 😉
The high hit me with that lidded feel first and then it got all the synapses in my brain popping, after that I could feel the physical effects of the THC drop to my shoulders and spread throughout my body. By this point the high was turning into a stoned feeling… a stoned feeling that just kept coming on for ten more minutes, growing in strength. The ride was very pleasant, stony and put me in that contemplative mind space.*
Lets talk about the “marijuana fuzzies” for a second… this is a very common effect I feel when smoking some strains. I call it the fuzzies, but it isn’t a mental fuzziness at all, it’s a physical feeling, like insulation has been put on my nerves. And this strain has it – serious fuzzies.
The high lasted well over an hour as the stoned feeling relaxed after about a half hour and turned right into pure body comfort. The come down was very mellow and I re-upped as soon as the high wore off, I just wanted to taste some more of that sweet marijuana bud!
The Follow Up
The herb in my jar is disappearing awfully quick, and I’m blaming that on the amazing taste… I keep wanting just a little bit more! A bowl here and a bowl there and before you know it, you’re looking at a nearly empty jar… oh my.
Will I buy this herb again? Oh, you can count on it! If Arcanna keeps their prices the way they are, I’ll keep buying every chance I get, and not only that – I feel pretty confident trying out their other strains.
Until next week, best of health.
*I would like to point out that your smoking experience will, quite likely, vary from mine – smoking herb is a subjective experience based on many factors including the set and setting of the user, so keep that in mind when trying out this herb or any herb I review.
|Strain||Jedi Nights OG|
|Genetics||Mystery OG X True Berrymore|
|Brand||Arcanna Cannabis Flowers|
|Location Purchased||Desert’s Finest – Desert Hot Springs, CA|
|Purchase Weight||3.5 grams – 1/8 oz|
|Actual Weight||3.54 grams|
|Look & Feel|
|Color||Medium Green, Dark Green, Orange|
|Look & Feel Rating||3.75|
|Look & Feel Impressions||Love the dark jars! Very well-cured nugs – near perfection!|
|Secondary Smells||Pine, Floral, Citrus|
|Strength – Smell||Pronounced|
|Smell Impression||Oh my – that is THE smell!|
|Flavor – Other||Earthy, Citrus, Pine, Slightly Woody|
|Smoke Texture||Smooth, Thick|
|Strength – Taste||Mellow|
|Taste Impressions||Sweet to the last hit!|
|How Much Ingested?||5 hits (over a 1/4 gram)|
|Speed of Onset||Long Creeper|
|Where Do You Feel It?||Eyes|
|Main Effects||Cerebral, Physical, Relaxing, Contemplative|
|Strength – Effects||Pronounced|
|Duration||Over an Hour|
|Effects Impression||Marijuana fuzzies! Like insulation on the nerves… things really slowed down.|
|Total Rating – Why?||So amazing – love this herb and I can’t wait to take another sweet hit!|
|Would I buy this again?||Yes|
|Rating Scale||1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)|