Disclaimer: Under Colorado law, the use of marijuana is restricted to those aged 21 and older or those with a valid medical marijuana license. Colorado State University does not allow the possession or consumption of marijuana, recreational or medical, anywhere on campus. The Collegian does not condone underage consumption of marijuana.
Edited by Julio Becerril.
For this week’s Roastin’ with Rick, I stepped away from the powerful indica strains and decided to review another sativa hybrid. Not only was I craving the sensations induced by sativas, but I also wanted something with a little zest. Luckily for me, the zest came in the form of Organic Alternatives’ Super Lemon Haze.
The sativa-dominant hybrid is a crossbreed between the sativa strains Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze. Reaching a THC level of 21.36 percent per gram, Super Lemon Haze is one of the stronger strains I’ve reviewed — right behind Golden Goat and Jedi Death Star.
The crystal-covered buds of this strain hold a variety of colors — dark orange, almost red hairs contrast the light and dark green vegetation with small spots of purple found here and there. If it were a jewel, it’d be fit for a king.
The powerful smell omits remnants of both of its parent strains — a heavy, skunky aroma mixed with a highly evident lemon-citrus scent filled the room the moment the bag was opened. There was a delightful sweetness to it that made it one of the more desirable skunky-smelling marijuana strains that I’ve reviewed.
The sticky and dense nature of Super Lemon Haze steered me away from grinding the buds by hand, and once again I turned to the Kind Creations’ Grinder card for help. The ground-up buds left a hefty pile of crumbled marijuana as well as a reputable amount of kief.
I smoked the Super Lemon Haze out of Kind Creations’ 12-armed showerhead, single-oil drum, and I’m glad I did. Consuming this strain out of a regular pipe does work on the throat, and instigates several coughing-sprees. But, through the 12-armed showerhead, single-oil drum there was little to complain about. The thick smoke was inhaled with ease giving clean and smooth hits every time. To be honest, this piece is my new favorite.
The potency of the smell led me to think the flavor would be quite robust, but I was relatively disappointed in it. Not to say that it wasn’t flavorful — it was, but the flavors were less evident than the aroma. The smoke had a certain tanginess to it in combination with sweet hints of lemon, and the skunky smell seemed almost unnoticeable in the flavor. Overall, a good flavor profile, but just not as pungent as I expected.
Now, if any of you legal marijuana consumers want to have a good, long laughing spree then I would definitely recommend Super Lemon Haze. After only two hits, I was in an ecstatic state of happiness — laughter consumed me, and any attempt at seriousness was failed with flare. Although it was hard to concentrate on menial tasks, I felt a consistent flow of energy and initiative.
At first, I was a little overwhelmed by the instant light-headed-ness that I got, but it soon subsided and I was able to enjoy the effects with ease and comfort.
In the end, Super Lemon Haze was hard to judge — some aspects were great, some were less than desirable and some were just okay. But, my final verdict is to give Super Lemon Haze nine leaves out of 10. Although some qualities weren’t the greatest, the overall effects of the high were perfect.
Thanks for reading, and look for the next my next review Sept. 24 — I’ll be going back to concentrates; maybe wax, maybe shatter, only time will tell.
This column is sponsored by Kind Creations.
Collegian Print Managing Editor Rick Cookson can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @RickCookson1.