Maui Wowie (Suite 420)
Maui Wowie Medical Marijuana Strain Review
From: Suite 420 (formerly known as Apothecary of Colorado)
Type: Sativa-dominant hybrid
Lineage: Sativa from the Big Island of Hawaii
Price: $25/8th (all strains through May 31st)
Appearance: (8.25/10) This was a pretty Maui and looked very Sativa, with a light structure that bordered on airy in certain buds. Its light green and bright orange coloration combined with the even layer of clear, cloudy, and some ambered trichomes gave it a classic look. While a leaf here and there could’ve been trimmed off, Maui in general tends to have a decent amount of leaf coverage, so we don’t hold it against the trim crew. It had a perfect dryness level for our tastes, and appeared to have received a proper cure.
Aroma: (7.75/10) This was a good representation of the strain and the locale, giving off a combination of lightly sweet and fruity (mainly citrus and melon) smells, with an ever-present background of lightly musky pine that was more present pre-grind, then receded to the background when the fresh fruitiness took over. Maui as a whole is only moderately pungent, but this one lived up to expectations.
Taste: (7/10) This strain had a smooth piney citrus flavor with hints of the previous melon-like sweetness present on the first hit or two only. After the first few hits, the smoke got thicker and caused some coughing. While the smoke never tasted bad, we did get a bit of crackling when it was first lit, indicating that there may have been near-invisible seeds present, or perhaps residual fertilizer. The final ash though was mostly light gray with some white, showing that it didn’t have flush problems.
Effects: Coming on smoothly and building in strength over the first 30 minutes, this med was very focused on the face and the ears initially, making us feel a bit flush and giving some forehead pressure and a tingly ringing feeling in the ears. An easily-directed energy filled us, picking us up off the couch and throwing us headfirst into household chores, smiling the whole time. It’s not an overtly social Sativa, but it had us feeling receptive to conversation and contemplative. It was a mild energy elevation beyond 1 hour, and tended to drop off a cliff at 2 hours, where we felt a little stilted mentally and more relaxed than energized. A smile stayed on our faces the whole time, but it’s not a euphoric strain really… smooth was the word that kept coming to mind.
Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours medicinal-level potency, 3 hours overall duration
Medicinal Traits: (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Energy, mood elevation, strong ocular and facial attention, appetite stimulation, pain distraction qualities, and relaxation towards the end.
Overall: We enjoyed this Maui overall, as it had a good amount of torque to start and felt more potent initially than most examples of the strain. The energetic but not frantic or racy state that made up most of the experience was great for daytime, as it made us productive and motivated, enjoying simple tasks. It looked better than it smelled and tasted, but that’s not a real knock, as it was among the Top 3 most impressive-looking Maui samples we’ve seen and the flavor and aroma were both as expected. Pick this one up if you’re looking for a daytime energizer that won’t bowl you over with potency, but has enough to change the tenor of your day.
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