SCALE – 1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)
CBD Sunday- 2021 | Episode #11 | Glass House Farms | Jellyfish
Jellyfish, an interesting name for an herb, is the only CBD herb I’ve seen available at a dispensary – I picked this one up at Desert’s Finest in Desert Hot Springs. We purchase most of the herb we review for CBD Sunday online and have it shipped to us. The fact that hemp is legal across the United States is something we take advantage of all the time now… as I’ve mentioned before, it always feels like I’m getting away with something when I pick up herb at the post office.
Note to the wise – check the package date on the herb you are buying at a dispensary. The jar we reviewed was packaged on July 30, 2020 and here we are in mid-March, the following year. I should have checked when I was shopping for the herb but I didn’t. Lesson learned, as the herb in the jar was not the freshest… I just wanted to point that out before we go further. I believe the herb was probably a lot better back in August and September, so bear that in mind as I review the herb.
Look, Smell and Taste
Glass House Farms uses very nice and roomy jars to package their herb… nothing cheap feeling about holding a fresh jar of G.H.F. herb.
I was a bit worried the herb might of dried out a bit once I noticed the package date, and I was right. I really wish all herb companies would put humidity packs in the jars, it would really help preserve the freshness!
The nugs were a lot of smalls and the eighth weighed only 3.36 grams – ouch!
I guessed that the low weight was because of the moisture lost since the buds were packaged. Despite the herb being a bit dry the cure was surprisingly good!
I love getting that first jar smell, and this time I was at a loss… next to nothing but the smell of the jar itself. I tried harder – and the memory that kept coming to me was going up into my wife’s Grandma’s attic in Minneapolis. Grandma Libby’s attic was a bit musty but rather cozy and that’s what the herb smelled like to me… and there was a hint of lavender. I remember that Libby smelled a bit of lavender and baby powder, so maybe that’s why the memory association.
I loaded the herb up in the bong and took a few rips… I had developed a real curiosity about this herb by now, and I wanted to see if this flower still had anything left in it. But first, what did it taste like?
The herb was a great smoker. The smoke was thick and smooth, surprisingly smooth. I was expecting a harsh toke considering how dry it had become, but I was pleasantly wrong. And there was that lavender, with an earthy quality. The taste was definitely low key. This was a very quiet flower, and I took a handful of hits not really expecting much…
I was wrong again and happily so! In a few minutes I felt a decidedly Sativa-like uplift in my energy and a positive shift in my thinking. And the munchies hit me right away – oh man, my stomach was talking to me and it was saying “feed me!”
After a few minutes I noticed my arms and legs feeling somewhat wobbly, and as I sat at the red bench the feeling just kept increasing… then I glanced at the jar and read the strain name. Jellyfish, I thought, that’s exactly how I feel. I got up and walked around the cabin… yup, that’s what a Jellyfish must feel like if it was walking around, I thought. Sitting was a better option at this point.
Meanwhile, a whole bunch of body comfort had moved in – solid and relaxed body comfort – and my eyes felt stoned. I was sure they looked stoned, because they definitely felt that way from the inside. By this time the high had taken a decidedly Indica turn. The whole, compound experience was very interesting, and I enjoyed the ride that lasted about an hour… the initial effects of the high smoothed out after about fifteen to twenty minutes and the wobbly Jellyfish feeling dissipated about that point.
The Wrap Up
As you can see, the total score for this herb was quite low at 2.5, but I am still going to say I would buy this strain again, no problem. But I will check the package date next time! This wasn’t the freshest herb and my review numbers reflect that, but I think a fresh jar of Jellyfish might produce completely different results. I’m certainly curious to find out!
Despite the dry herb, the effects of this one were varied and delightful, and smoothed out into a really comfortable ride – well worth the price of admission!
My hat is off to Glass House Farms for making this hemp flower available at the dispensary level. I hope to see more hemp flowers at the local places in the future – maybe as hemp grows in popularity that will happen, only time will tell…
Until later, best of health.
The Low Down
|Brand||Glass House Farms|
|Location Purchased||Desert’s Finest – Desert Hot Springs, CA|
|Purchase Weight||3.5 grams – 1/8 oz|
|Actual Weight||3.36 grams|
|Look & Feel|
|Look & Feel Rating||2.5|
|Secondary Smells – Other||Lavender|
|Strength – Smell||Subtle|
|Flavor – Other||Lavender, earthy|
|Smoke Texture||Smooth, Thick|
|Strength – Taste||Mellow|
|How Much Ingested?||7 hits (nearly a 1/2 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|
|Total Rating – Why?||I feel that a fresher version of this strain would have rated higher…|
|Would I buy this again?||Yes|
|Rating Scale||SCALE – 1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)|