Lavender (The Releaf Center)

Written by KindReviews on August 21st, 2011. Posted in A-, Blog, Grades, Indica-Dominant Hybrid, MMCs, Reviews, The Releaf Center

Lavender Medical Marijuana Strain Review

From:  The Releaf Center

Grade:  A-

Type:  Indica-dominant hybrid

Lineage:  [Super Skunk x Big Skunk Korean] x Shantibaba’s Afghani-Hawaiian male

Price:  $35/8th

Appearance:  (8.5/10)  With its rather dense structure and above average covering of trichomes, this Lavender received high marks across the review team.  While some examples of this strain blossom into light purple and namesake hues, this sample remained entirely in the green family of colors, with darker and more intense shades giving way to lighter and yellow tinges internally.  We found our buds to have 75% or greater intact trichome heads with the majority being cloudy and 10-20% having gone amber.  From a distance the sample looked a bit golden from the trichs and abundant reddish-brown pistils.
Aroma:  (7.5/10)  This Lavender was rather pungent after a grind, but the smell wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea — there was a light sweetness backing the alternately floral and earthy notes, neither of which seemed to take control.  It’s not the best example of this strain we’ve come across in terms of actually smelling like lavender, but it was still pleasant and fairly unique.
Taste: (7.75/10)   Like the smell, the flavor was a blend of floral and perfume-like notes with a hint of sweetness, which lingered on the palate after the smoke was exhaled.  Though the smoke was nicely smooth, it did expand a bit and caused some minor coughing on larger hits.  The light gray ash it left behind showed that it had seen a sufficient flush, and it was an easy smoke overall.
Effects:  This medicine came on with above average potency, but it wasn’t the raw power, rather the distinct tone it immediately set that people took notice of.  It seemed to set the clock to half-pace as everyone noted the slow down mentally, the physical relaxation and general stress relieving aspects.  It concentrated itself from the mid-back to the head, giving effects from pulsing to body waves and even a bit of pressure (mostly early on, primarily in the eyes and forehead).  Two reviewers ended up back in bed not long after waking up, and another said she had to work to avoid a nap.  By two hours in, the Lavender petered out and left all parties feeling tired, drained, but completely relaxed and free of tension, whether mental or physical.  This one prepped us for bed no matter what time it was, and definitely has strong sleep aid and relaxation properties.
Duration:  ~2 hours medicinal-level potency, 2.5 – 3 hours overall duration
Medicinal Traits:  (We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY)  Mental and physical relaxation, anti-anxiety, ocular and head pressure, muscle tension, pain relief (especially in back and neck) and general body aches.
Overall:  Though all reviewers desired more “bag-scent” and forward flavor notes, they were generally pleased with the entire package this strain offered.  There was no doubt about its Indica nature and it provided consistent effects across the sample pool, which is nice to see.  Sleepy and lazy are the words to cover this strain, and it is highly recommended to avoid a morning toke if you have anything of high importance to accomplish or cannot afford a nap-time with your pain relief.  We all liked the Lavender and definitely felt that it has a place in the nighttime rotation of patients seeking help unwinding and prepping their mind and body for sleep.

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