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 Rick Cookson and Paul Kolinski.
Welcome to the first installment of Puffin’ with Paul. I’m Paul Kolinski and I’ll be taking over the Collegian’s marijuana review section from now on.
The one gram of marijuana concentrate I received from Organic Alternatives was called BC Mango honeycomb-wax and had a THC level of 63.04 percent.
To start off, I used Kind Creations‘ Double-oil drum rig with a quartz banger bucket/carb-cap combo. I also used a hand-blown glass torch in-house at Kind Creations — this dual-headed torch had bright reddish-purple dichromatic nozzles, which were highlighted under light. The dual-heads made me feel like I was operating a flame-thrower, and I could see the butane evaporating from the translucent storage chamber as I used it.
At first, I was skeptical of the double oil drum — it was massive, tall and resembled the basic structure of Toro brand rigs. Once I took a pull, I knew why the owner had chosen it for this special. Its function was effortlessly light, frothy and choppy all at the same time. I could feel the 14-millimeter male-fitted rig rumble on the Kind Creations dab-pad, and the pulls were silky-smooth with zero interference from the quartz banger or carb-cap.
Now on to the star of the show, the BC Mango concentrate. For those who are not enthusiastic about the concentrate realm of marijuana products, Organic Alternatives also offers this strain in a flower option, which is a good thing for legal smokers in the area because this strain will not disappoint.
The BC Mango smells mostly of deep, earthy tones reminiscent of OG strains. This earthy smell is very potent, but is complemented by subtle hints of fruity aromas. The texture of the honeycomb-wax (it’s not a shatter, not a butter, not a moon rock — it’s honeycomb-wax) is very rough and dry — it’s such a stable concentrate that getting chunks of it are manageable, but dealing with the small scraps (that litter the place when you try to break off a chunk) can be frustrating.
These chunks of crystallized goodness also look as good as they smell. While the concentrate was slightly darker in color, you should not fear picking this one up due to the sheer potency and flavor perfected in this honeycomb.
In consideration to the flavor, I used a low-temperature quartz banger to get the most terpenes and tinges out of each taste. Initially, the flavor I picked up was a fruity one — specifically, tropical fruit. After a while, I could taste a bit of mango (not my favorite tropical fruit), but also some pineapple goodness and something that tasted like white grape juice.
The BC Mango gave me an indica-based buzz that made me happy, but most importantly relieved my stress. I usually stray away from indica-dominant strains because of couch-lock-induced tiredness — however, the BC Mango could be enjoyed throughout the day as this indica won’t make you sleepy.
Overall, I would give this concentrate seven out of 10 leaves. It’s not a tiresome buzz and you can smoke it all day. However, the crumbly texture of the wax made getting a perfectly-sized dab frustrating.
Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed the first Puffin’ with Paul. Lookout for the next installment on collegian.com and in the Collegian Thursday, May 5.
This column is sponsored by Kind Creations.
Collegian Marijuana Critic Paul Kolinski can be reached online at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @paulkolinski.