Paradise Seed’s Acid from Green Health
April 17, 2011 § 1 Comment
SCJ Cannsbis Profile #13
Provider: GreenHealth Cooperative (206) 730-0979
Grown by: Unknown
Phenotype: Sativa Dominant
Genetics: Diesel x Unknown Dutch
Smell/Taste: Sweet citrus, sharp
Effects: uplifting, cerebral, confident
Positive: consistently uplifting, creative, sharp, weightless sensation
Negative: loses some clarity in high doses
Quality of Life: Anxiety, Assistance with trauma processing, relief from physical discomfort (patients who consistently experience medicinal benefits not listed here, please e-mail: SeattleCannabisJournal@gmail.com)
I am always looking diversify my collection of Sativa dominants. A functionally creative high with clarity is a god send to meet my needs both medicinally and as a writer. I previously avoided ‘Acid’ on name alone, anticipating the mind-bending high of other varietals touting psychedelic potential. However, this strain is a cross between an unknown Dutch and an excellent Diesel phenotype. Far from the ego-crushing potential of Jack f6 or LSD. Here we see Diesel’s confident swagger brought center stage, but smoothed out with a slathering of sympathetic awareness-presumably an influence of the selected Dutch mother.
The Paradise Seed’s advertisement identifies Acid’s grape fruit aroma, a sweet citrus that matures when given attention. Resting on the surface is a dark spice, a softer version of fuel’s skunk. The smoke introduces pleasantly with full-bodied hits that remains smooth and packed with a candied grapefruit that rests on the palate. A deep flavor, it has the potential to fill the nostrils with the spice of mature fruits, especially for those vaporizing at optimal temperatures. The buds can form densely, filling out completely with plump calyx and pungent resin. To experience a full spectrum of terpenes, It is well worth it to break open the nugs of this varietal.
Acid begins behind the eyes, a recognition trigger for those who love a well-rounded Sativa dominant. Users who prefer fewer but longer ingestion times can use Acid, but be ready for a slack-eyed sedation to settle in at high dose. A pleasant but exceedingly subdued version of the calm hustle it encourages when taken moderately. Still there are no hang over effects. The initial physical experience blooms into a thorough buzz that leaves the user feeling airy and light. This same sensation remains consistent in location, but takes on a pleasant heft when smoked heavily. The sensory experience of glowing body stone and functional euphoria co-opt for a thoroughly reparative experience.
Taken during a time of heightened emotion, Acid offers fast-acting relief. Problems may feel more manageable in their scope, lending birds-eye-view solutions over the course of the 1.5-2 hour buzz. Acid’s potential for internal progress and creativity may make it best for a quiet times a lone, but don’t be afraid to let it enhance an intimate conversation either. Those who live in a constantly agitated state could benefit from Acid’s unique interpretation of the classic ‘soaring’ cerebral state produced by Sativa dominant. It is fast acting, and has good sustain. The A tip of the hat to the Dutch successfully re-imagining this American classic.
April 17, 2011