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A citrusy and pungent strain that turns from a nice sweetness to a clean earthy taste. It’s effects begin almost immediately with a calm relaxation starting with the crown of your head and melting down the body gradually. Lineage: Lemon Skunk X Kosher Kush. Dominance: 15% Indica 85% Sativa – Weedmaps
[Based on the transcript of video, edited for clarity]
Welcome back to the red bench, it’s time for another Red Bench Review…
Today we’re talking about a strain called Illemonati that comes to us from Smooth Cannabis. It’s got the little eye in the triangle situation going on… it’s packaged in mystery, and it also comes to us with a mystery…
I do research before I do every review and in my research, I found that that that most places say that this is an 85% Sativa – 15% Indica strain. But there’s markings on the front of the bottle, and the markings indicate two for Sativa and eight for Indica… we’ll show you the close-ups of that in a moment.
It makes me think… if it’s two Sativa and eight Indica, doesn’t that sound like a heavy Indica-dominate hydrid not a Sativa-dominate hybrid? Well we’re gonna get to the bottom of this mystery and find out… we’ll know by the end of this video.
So we’re gonna take some close-ups now… let’s check it out.
[Jon holds up jar and turns it around]
Alright let’s look at this bottle here… as you can see on the front we got the two for Sativa, we have the eight for Indica. Illemonati… what is it inside?
We got the little eye in the pyramid or in the triangle there… you can see it’s a Lemon Skunk crossed with Kosher Kush. It’s got a little seal on the side here, so let’s break that seal and get inside.
Alright, let’s open this up and get inside… oh, you know me, I’ve got to smell it. Mmm… strong pungent lemon. The Illemonati is named for the lemon inside apparently. Let’s put this out in the tray and take a look at this.
[Jon pours the nugs out on the tray]
Nice! Oh, I’m just looking at this and I’m guessing a Sativa… these are Sativa-like nugs. [Jon holds nug up to camera] Really strong lemon smell reminds me a bit of Trainwreck, a little bit of Lemon Lysol in there, but I was expecting that, so I’m really excited about this. Alright let’s cut some of these up… but first, we’re gonna go weigh these, and then we’ll be back to you in just a moment.
Alright, we’ve picked out these little two guys to cut up to get a feel of them and see what the cure is like.
They have a little slight give to them as I would expect from a Sativa. Let’s cut this up… oh nice, very nice cure… just the way you want it to feel. I’m calling this a very good cure. This is cutting up nice… I’m not even gonna need that second nug that I set aside. This is very generous looking as you cut it up.
On the bottle, I’ll have you know, they say that a serving of this Illemonati is a half a gram. When you smoke a half a gram, you are taking in 100.5 milligrams of THC into your system… just a fun fact to know. I am now going to imbibe about 1/2 of that amount. I’m gonna put about a quarter gram in my bong and smoke this mysterious herb… let’s check it out!
Alright, here we go… we’re gonna dive into this Illemonati. Is it an Indica or is it a Sativa? That is the question that we’re gonna find out here in just a moment…
[Jon takes a bong rip]
Mmm… sour lemon. Wonderful sour lemon… not a sweet lemon, but definitely a sour lemon… there is a bit of a melon flavor.
Kosher Kush crossed with Lemon Skunk… definitely those two are in there. There’s definitely a Kush effect going on. Okay, [Jon pauses…] no, I don’t know yet. Let’s take a second hit. I thought I could jump in there, and, you know, make a determination, but yeah, I’m no genius… I’m just an experienced pot smoker with a bong in my hand.
[Jon takes a second bong toke]
Well lemon Kush. That’s a lemon Kushy… mmm, delightful taste. That’s probably about one of the best lemon-based herbs that I’ve ever smoked. It’s the way that it combines the lemon with the Kush.. it’s really brilliant.
Now I’m leaning towards Indica even though the nugs look like Sativa nugs to me. Let’s take a break for about ten minutes. I’m gonna make some notes and we’re gonna ponder this for a bit and get into the mystery of the Illemonati. We’ll be back shortly to tell you what what we think of this herb.
[ten minutes later]
Alright, well… that was a really delightful 10 minutes…
I’m kind of in the first wave of the creeper effect of this herb coming on to me. The inside of me feels like it’s just billowing up like clouds… it’s like my body’s expanding… you know, it’s got this expansive feeling and my mind is following, doing the same kind of thing. I’m ready to get into the mysteries of the universe…
My verdict on this one… I’m calling this an Indica… yes, indeed. The creeper effect, the quality of the stone that I am feeling, I would guess Indica, not a Sativa. There is a cerebral effect in there… definitely some Sativa in there somewhere, but that is not what is prominent. The most prominent is the Indica effects. I’m very happy with that.
Okay, so we’ve gotten to the bottom of the mystery [as best we can], so let’s talk about the effects for just a moment. I would say that this is a very calming herb. Very calming, very relaxing yet motivating at the same time. I feel like getting up, and going and doing stuff… that’s obviously the Sativa undertones. While the calming effect is the Indica on top of the whole thing.
[short, unsolicited smoking tip]
In case you’re wondering, I’ve been using Raw’s version of hemp wick when I light my bong, and I do that for two reasons.
First I want to taste all the flavor that’s in the herb. The second reason is, I don’t want to get butane in my lungs. This takes care of both of those.
[back to the review]
Alright, let’s take one last bong rip and enjoy this herb just a little bit more. This has been the Illemonati by Smooth Cannabis. They’re from Humboldt, California… the home of much great herb in the history of marijuana… so here we go.
[final bong rip, Jon exhales towards the camera]
Thick, smooth smoke… do you see how much smoke that was? For a guy like me, I’d usually be coughing my head off, but that was very, very smooth…
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|Type||Hybrid – Indica Dom.|
|Genetics||Lemon Skunk X Kosher Kush|
|Location Purchased||Desert Organic Solutions – Palm Springs, CA|
|Purchase Weight||3.5 grams – 1/8 oz|
|Actual Weight||3.51 grams|
|Look & Feel|
|Look & Feel Rating||4|
|Look & Feel Impressions||Very nice trim|
|Secondary Smells – Other||Kushy undertones|
|Strength – Smell||Pronounced|
|Flavor – Other||Sour lemon, earthy kush|
|Smoke Texture||Smooth, Thick|
|Strength – Taste||Pronounced|
|Taste Impressions||Delightful sour lemon flavor mixed with earthy, kushy undertones…|
|How Much Injested?||4 hits (1/4 gram)|
|Speed of Onset||Creeper|
|Where Do You Feel It?||All Over|
|Main Effects||Cerebral, Physical, Relaxing, Motivating|
|Strength – Effects||Strong|
|Duration||Over an hour|
|Effects Impression||After a few minutes my body felt like it was billowing inside like clouds… my mind was following, billowing, and now I’m ready to tackle the mysteries of the universe.|
|Total Rating – Why?||Very good full-bodied smoke.|
|Would I buy this again?||Yes|