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Mendo Breath is an interesting mix of OGKB (OGKushBreath, which is the supposed patriarch in the Cookies Fam genetics) and Mendo Montage. Their forces combined make dense frosty buds that reek of sweet vanilla and caramel. But no matter how good this smells, save it for after work. This thumper can pivot your entire day’s plans with its powerful body high built for chronic pain and discomfort. – Leafly.com
[Based on the transcript of video, edited for clarity]
Welcome back to the red bench, it’s time for another red bench review…
We’re so glad that you joined us this week because we want to talk to you about a strain called Mendo Breath. This strain is very near and dear to my heart. I get it at the local collective whenever they have it in stock. The reason I do that is because I use this for medicinal purposes.
I have depression – chronic depression, and it hits me on a regular basis. When it does, not only does it mess with my head, but it messes with my body. It is a very physical illness. A lot of times it feels like I have the flu… my arms feel weird and my body feels uncomfortable… I get aches… I get pains… it’s a whole kit-and-caboodle of badness.
When that hits me I need to deal with it, and the way I do that is I smoke an herb that’s appropriate for this illness. One of those herbs that I’ve come across in my travels is Mendo Breath. Mendo Breath, being an Indica, is very good for the body… and this strain hits the body in a really good way. At least it does for me. Not only does it help me with the mental issues that depression brings on, but it helps with the physical body issues. A lot of times I don’t feel like I fit comfortably in my body and Mendo Breath puts me back in my body the way I want!
This particular version that we’re looking at today comes from High Garden. It comes in at 25.45% THC and that sounds pretty good… that should help out with my depression, which is hitting me hard this morning. You may not even know it by looking at me, but it is coming down like a hammer, and I’m gonna have to deal with it… so let’s get into this box and see what High Garden has put in here.
Let’s take a look at the outside of the box first… as you can see there’s a nice little view of the inside… there on the back it tells us this is a more relaxed herb, along with some other information. On the top they give you information like the THC content… let’s open this up and see what they put inside!
Alright, there’s the whole package. [Jon holds up the package from inside the box] That looks like a nice eighth of Mendo Breath. I’m really excited to get into this…
[Jon pours the eighth out onto the tray]
This looks like a nice size eighth… there are really nice smells coming up at me… it’s very piney and diesely with hints of citrus in there… very nice. It looks a little scrappy, but it looks a nice size eighth… let’s weigh this out and let’s do some close-ups and we’ll be right back. [eighth weighed in at 3.39 grams]
As you can see from the close-up there’s a little bit of purples in there… a little bit of oranges… it’s really nice looking… little dark green. They are a little fluffy… they’re not as dense as I would expect from an Indica… they have more of a Sativa kind of look to them.
Let’s take these little two nugs here… let’s cut those up and get inside. They have a nice cure to them. Not dry, just really well done… they cut up nicely… just slicing through nice little buds. The smell… the pine just kind of jumps up there… a little bit of diesel… oh, a little sweetness… a little bit of fruity sweetness in in. Okay, we’re going to put these in the bong and we’re going to take a rip.
[Jon takes a bong rip]
Gosh, that smells really good! There’s a sour taste that comes in with that… very nice sour taste… a little sour pine… a little bit of diesel. I love those gassy flavors, a little hint of those at the bottom… really delightful. Let’s take a second rip of this because we’re into something good here… we’re into something good all right.
[Jon takes a second bong rip]
Oh my, that is Mendo Breath, alright. That is definitely Mendo Breath. Mendo Breath is a cross between OG Kush Breath and Mendo Montage. Of all the times I’ve experienced it, that definitely nailed the flavor. Good job High Garden, awesome!
Well, the creeper effects of this are going to start coming in… I can just feel them starting to move in. Oh my, this is where the fun begins. My body is already – quickly – feeling a little bit of comfort. We’re going to be back in 10 minutes, and we’re going to tell you how this feels after the effects have settled in…
[ten minutes later]
Oh my, good times. Here we go! This one came in very strong after about five minutes, it just kind of overwhelmed me in a very good way, a very pleasant way, and now it’s settled into my body. I’m feeling comfortable – I’m feeling good… that discomfort that comes with depression has faded. My body is feeling good all through my core which normally doesn’t feel so good. This Mendo Breath – give it about 10 minutes and you’re in heaven.
I must say I was surprised looking at the buds… they looked like a Sativa, but they have a very Indica-like effect. Let’s take one last long rip of this and really put this one to bed. I just gotta say, this is very strong. I’ve taken three hits already, and this fourth one is gonna really nail it for me. I’ve got a high tolerance, so this is pretty strong herb.
[Jon takes a last bong rip]
Pure Indica delight… just the way I like it!
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Until next week, best of health.
The Follow Up
This batch of Mendo Breath is a little stronger than the version of this strain I picked up from my local collective. This is one that will definitely change up your day. Start slow and let the effects come on… they take at least 5-10 minutes to hit you and it’s easy to over-do-it if you start out too fast. Prepare for a chill sesh, because time is about to slow down and enter the stoned zone.
I’m keeping this eighth on hand for the days when the depression hits me. Serious medicine for a serious condition.
|Genetics||OK Kush Breath X Mendo Montage|
|Location Purchased||Desert’s Finest – Desert Hot Springs, CA|
|Purchase Weight||3.5 grams – 1/8 oz|
|Actual Weight||3.39 grams|
|Look & Feel|
|Packaging||Flavor Seal Bag|
|Color||Dark Green, Purple, Orange|
|Look & Feel Rating||3.5|
|Look & Feel Impressions||A little scrappy looking…|
|Secondary Smells||Pine, Diesel, Citrus, Pepper|
|Strength – Smell||Mellow|
|Flavor – Other||Pine, Gassy (Diesel)|
|Smoke Texture||Smooth, Thick|
|Strength – Taste||Pronounced|
|Taste Impressions||Now that tastes like Mendo Breath 🙂|
|How Much Ingested?||4 hits (1/4 gram)|
|Speed of Onset||Creeper|
|Where Do You Feel It?||All Over|
|Main Effects||Physical, Relaxing, Contemplative, Body Comfort|
|Strength – Effects||Strong|
|Effects Impression||I got seriously lidded and after the full effects hit I was very stoned.|
|Pros||1. I find this to be a great herb for depression.|
|Cons||1. May be a little strong for an unseasoned smoker.|
|Total Rating – Why?||They totally nailed the Mendo Breath taste and feel!|
|Would I buy this again?||Yes|
|Rating Scale||1 (Poor) 2 (Average) 3 (Very Good) 4 (Exceptional) 5 (Holy Grail)|
Disclaimer: Depression is a serious illness. I am, by no means, suggesting that cannabis will heal your depression. I use it to alleviate the symptoms of depression. I also have a mental health care professional I see on a regular basis, along with a daily regimen of prescription medicines I take. Cannabis is just a part of my plan for wellness.