Sugar Cookie (Grasshopper Wellness)

Written by KindReviews on January 21st, 2011. Posted in A-, Blog, Grades, Grasshopper Wellness, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, MMCs, Reviews


Sugar Cookie Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From: Grasshopper Wellness

Grade: A-

Type: Indica-dominant hybrid, (Crystal Gayle x Blue Hawaiian) x Sensi Star, in-house exclusive strain

Price: $48/8th non-members, $40/8th members

Appearance: (7.25/10)  A blend of medium greens with dark brick red pistils, this strain had a tight structure without being monolithic.  We appreciated that it was nicely dried but was still rather sticky, leaving a film of kief on the hands after being handled.  The harvest seemed a little bit early, as the majority of trichomes were clear or cloudy, with few visible ambers — there were no other grow-related flaws to speak of that we noticed.

Aroma: (9.25/10)  This strain has a very unique aroma that brought to mind a variety of sharp yet sweet scents.  A burst of lime-kissed cleaner meets a sugary cherry syrup quality — it’s certainly very sweet but the freshness and sharpness adds a complex dimension that was not noticed before breaking/grinding it up.  Top-notch aroma here, and very unique.

Taste: (6.75/10)  The initial flavor was much like the smell — a more flowery and smooth version of the lime-pine-sweetness combination.  As the taste progressed though, it took on more of a holiday spice + anise quality, with an interesting sharp muskiness.  The flavor degraded quite a bit th0ugh as it progressed, making us cough quite a bit and leaving a slightly funky aftertaste.  Flush-wise, it could definitely use some work, as the final ash was a somewhat murky dark gray for most of the review staff.

Effects: This strain started off with a little mental boost, serving to slap us awake a little bit with its potency.  There were a strange package of pressure effects with this one, with multiple reviewers reporting strong jaw, ear, and forehead pressure — the ears were especially unique, as they were both warm and pressurized.  Beyond the odd physical sensations with this one, it moved quickly into an Indica state of goofy, slightly lazy relaxation where mental function was intact, but just barely.  Definitely a couchy movie-watching type of strain, though even concentrating on something like that might be a little more difficult than normal.  Dropping in effect quite a bit after 1.5 hours, it had a smooth comedown that left us feeling relaxed and ready for bed, depending on the timing of medication.

Duration: Long, 2.5 – 3 hours

Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  General relaxation (both physical and mental), light pain relief, mood elevation, anti-anxiety, ocular attention, moderate appetite stimulation, and relief of minor stomach issues.

Overall: While a longer flush and a later harvest would probably make this strain an easy ‘A’ contender, it was still certainly in that realm due to its bevy of medicinal qualities.  The smell is something very unique that most of us hadn’t encountered previously, a very refreshing and complex aroma that reminded us of other strains but always threw a wrench into the mix with an unexpected whiff of something.  The effects were certainly Indica-dominant in the “stoned” vein where sitting on the couch relaxing and staring blankly at a movie seems like a great idea, making this a highly recommendable evening medication.  It’s great for unwinding at the end of the day without being incapacitated and serves to prepare the body and mind for a night of restful sleep.

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