Smoke Report: Blackberry Organic vs. Hydro from GreenHealth Cooperative.
May 20, 2011 § Leave a Comment
GreenHealth Cooperative was kind enough to drop off some samples for the Journal to assess and document awhile back. after a perfect day on Madison Beach with good friends I came home and put together a smoke report on their two representations of Blackberry
Hydroponically Grown Blackberry
The hydroponically grown Blackberry was first on the docket. A few vaporized draws revealed Blackberry’s initial effects, an awakening sensation in the limbs and head. Some feelings of cerebral anticipation were noted during onset, but this effect was secondary to a thorough stimulation of the physical senses.
Doubling my dose of Blackberry aroused its cerebral effects exponentially. The slight stirring of mental awareness grew to a soaring and dream-like state of contentedness, and a feeling of increased awareness. Blackberry had a Sativa like penchant for visual enhancement. Sharpened detail and rich colors can be expected. While ingesting this amount the body stone’s action remained the same, but grew in intensity with each dose. Throughout the assessment I was able to drift lucidly in and out of conversation from the dining room table, while also juggling the writing of this smoke report.
The hydroponically grown Blackberry’s cure brought forward a pungent and pleasant spice, rooted in an aroma that was a dead ringer for Thai style peanut sauce. When cracked open a more dynamic bouquet presented itself with notes of lemon zest and pepper, like a lemon ginger tea. A return of the ginger was present on inhale, its sweeter side magnified.
Organically Grown Blackberry
Organic Blackberry’s aroma sat candy sweet on the surface, a stark contrast to the hydroponically produced Blackberry’s spice. Gone was the aroma of peanut sauce or ginger, but a pungent musk was still present showcasing the previously noted lemon and added cardamom, with a tempering of maple. The taste translation was straightforward and static, but pleasant none the less. Tangibly this bud was well cured, and very sticky.
Whether by the grower’s hand, or the two Blackberry’s build-up in my system, multiple inhalations of the organic grow and the buzz became increasingly sedating. Never stupefying, but pleasantly slowed cognitive intake and decreased peripheral mental activity were noted. At this point the body sensations now increased in weight. This panned out for a mellow buzz, full of calm intention that had great sustain and a high ceiling.
Both Blackberry’s were aesthetically pleasing, and handled with care. The cures on both were pungent and enjoyable, displaying different directions a cultivator could take their grow’s aroma given enough experience with the varietal. A big thanks to GreenHealth for allowing me to document the contrast on these two grower’s representations of the same genetic, a a great afternoon for this Cannabis enthusiast.
Seattle Cannabis Journal
May 20, 2011