Roastin’ with Rick: Jedi Death Star

Rick Cookson

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.

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Edited by Rick Cookson.

Organic Alternatives' Jedi Death Star set beside Kind Creations' Shower-head Inline bubbler. (Photo credit: Rick Cookson)
Organic Alternatives’ Jedi Death Star set beside Kind Creations’ shower head inline bubbler. (Photo credit: Rick Cookson)

After my last review, I thought it would be good to take a break from dabbing concentrates and review a nice strain of flower for this week’s Roastin’ with Rick. I also thought it would be good to dive into a nice indica strain.

I went into Organic Alternatives, located at 346 E. Mountain Ave., and my eyes immediately locked onto a jar labeled Jedi Death Star. The name was enticing, but the color of the buds was what really held my interest. A gram of the Jedi Death Star cost a total of $21.55 and had a THC level of 21.9 percent.

A combination of dark and light green flower with a few light orange hairs sporadically poking out make this strain one of the greenest types of marijuana I’ve seen in a long time. Emphasizing the pure green hue was a blanket of THC crystals, which coated every part of the bud’s surface.

The smell was just as pleasant as the color. With a mild aroma of fresh vegetation, the smell wasn’t skunky at all, and mainly consisted of a powerfully sweet, eucalyptus-like scent mixed with small hints of lemon-citrus and some fruitiness. Once the bag was opened, the aroma filled the entire room.

To break apart the dense bud, I used Kind Creations’ grinder card because doing it by hand just didn’t work out — the buds were far too sticky. But when I was trying to break them up by hand, each bud made an amazingly crunchy sound, and I always love to hear that.

I consumed the marijuana using Kind Creations’ Shower-head Inline bubbler. It’s basically a combination of their Shower-head bubbler and their Inline bubbler. The two percolators are connected by a side tube, which runs from the top of the shower head chamber to the bottom of the inline chamber. Besides being perfectly functional — allowing for smooth, clean hits every time — this piece is also pretty cool to look at too.

Organic Alternatives' indica strain, Jedi Death Star. (Photo credit: Christina Vessa)
Organic Alternatives’ indica strain, Jedi Death Star. (Photo credit: Christina Vessa)

The thick smoke from the Jedi Death Star was very smooth and clean. It easily inhaled and exhaling caused only a few coughs and grunts to rise up. The flavor was relatively sweet with elements of eucalyptus and lemon. Although there was a minute smokey aftertaste, it wasn’t too overpowering and even added an extra zest to the overall flavor.

Surprisingly, and much to my relief, the come-up was subtle and smoothly elongated into a perfectly tranquil state of mind. To say I was in a place of relaxed euphoria would be an understatement. Although I was forgetful and often lost my train of thought, I was alleviated of all anxious feelings and stress. I held a consistent, happy attitude and was able to operate myself in a relatively sober fashion.

About two hours after I consumed the marijuana, I laid down on my couch and enjoyed one of the best midday naps I’ve had in years.

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Overall, I give the Jedi Death Star a solid nine leaves out of 10 for its pristine aesthetic qualities and its perfectly balanced high. The only reason I’m docking a leaf from this strain’s score is that there were moments when my body was in such deep relaxation that I could barely move. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed that to an extent, but when the wicked cotton mouth ensued, it took a lot of effort to get up and grab a glass of water.

This column is sponsored by Kind Creations.

Collegian Senior Reporter Rick Cookson can be reached at entertainment@collegian.com or on Twitter @RickCookson1.