Review: DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk

  • Strain: DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk 
  • Paid: $12.00 per gram
  • Type: Hybrid
  • Ratio: THC 18.2 % / CBD <0.07 %
  • Main Terpenes: Caryophyllnene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 75% (75/100)

Effects + Experience: 42/50
Expect the unexpected with DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk. Given the fast, hard-hitting cerebral effects, you would think this strain is a sedating indica. Think again. Despite a bit of a “zoned-out” feeling, I find the effects of Lemon Skunk to be happy, uplifting and energizing. It is a well-rounded hybrid and would be great for daytime or nighttime use. Lemon Skunk has a strong caryophyllnene profile, which makes it a good medical strain due to the anti-inflammatory properties. It works wonders on nausea and has positive effects on mood and anxiety. I feel every bit of the 18% THC content, so beginners should take caution with this strain. I would purchase again in the future. However, DNA Genetics has many similar offerings in the same price-range, so I am more inclined to try something different from their line on my next order.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 29/40
DNA Genetics – Lemon Skunk comes with fair-sized, bright green buds. The flowers are well trimmed and covered with pointy, cactus-like trichomes. Bunches of orange, hairy pistils are plentiful on each bud. The flowers are somewhat dense and on the dry side, but not too dry. Again, I am surprised with the taste and smell. You would think that there would be a peppery, spicy taste due to the dominant caryophyllnene presence. THINK AGAIN (again?) The lemon taste is real and I love it. There is also a bit of a cedar, woody undertone. The scent is predominantly lemon, but a sweet lemon – like lemonade. In a blind smell test, I rated Lemon Skunk the best out of 4 strains (Lemon Skunk, Souris Skies, Cavendish Dunes, Palm Tree CBD).

Cost: 4/10
12 dollars per gram is pretty steep. For a lower-cost and similar effect experience, consider Spectrum’s Sun-Grown Orange No. 1. If I were to spend $12/g on a strain, I’d expect it to have some unique qualities (see: DNA Genetics – Sour Tangie).

What I like:
+ The smell. I’m a sucker for the citrusy, lemony smell.
+ The uplifting, euphoric, relaxing feeling. It’s a great hybrid strain.
+ The medical benefits. Positive effects on mood, reduces nausea, anti-inflammatory.

What I don’t like:
– The price. I find it tough to justify $12/gram with tax and shipping on top. It’s good, but not that good.
– It’s a bit harsh on the throat, even with the vaporizer.

Review: Leafs By Snoop – Palm Tree CBD

  • Strain: Leafs by Snoop – Palm Tree CBD
  • Paid: $9.00 per gram
  • Type: Indica
  • Ratio: THC 6.2 % / CBD 8.5 %
  • Main Terpenes: Myrcene
  • Cannatrice Rating: 76% (76/100)

Effects + Experience: 44/50
AYYYYY Snoop – I like this, a lot. Palm Tree CBD is a great all-around strain, courtesy of Leafs By Snoop. This strain offers a build-able, clear-headed, balanced high that is welcomed at any time of the day. Palm Tree CBD is uplifting, not sedating and not too strong. It’s a feel good high with a great mind-body balance. It’s really easy on the throat and lungs – the vapour is thick and smooth. This strain would be fantastic for beginners. You can “wake & bake” with it (if that’s your thing) and not be worn out for the whole day. I have been ordering Palm Tree CBD since it has been available with my LP and have never been disappointed. It is something that I love to have on hand for it’s well-rounded, reliable effects. Certainly a win for medical users who aren’t looking for that full-on, cerebral high feeling.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 25/40
Palm Tree CBD flowers are dark green with bunches of light orange pistils throughout. It’s on the dry side, but it grinds down into a nice, fluffy, wonderful consistency. It came with some pretty generous sized buds for a smaller order (5 grams). It was difficult for me to describe the taste at first, but I’ve settled on a thyme, pine, wintergreen sort of taste. Really smooth and fresh – enjoyable. The smell is a bit… underwhelming to be honest. I love you Snoop, but this kind of smells like soup. Like the cup-a-soup onion soup mix. In a blind smell test, I rated Palm Tree CBD last out of 4 strains (Lemon Skunk, Souris Skies, Cavendish Dunes, Palm Tree CBD). Sorry, Snoop. This is not to say that it’s not a good buy. I would purchase again and again – It’s great to have on hand.

Cost: 7/10
At 9 dollars per gram, the price is pretty on-point and average for a higher quality strain. I am surprised (and really happy) that Leafs By Snoop has some average-price offerings, despite the popular branding.

What I like:
+ It’s a very functional and buildable high, so most users would benefit from this strain (with variable dosages in mind).
+ It tastes fresh and is really smooth on the inhale.

What I don’t like:
– Red, red eyes. Stop sign red eyes in higher quantities. Way more evident than with most other strains I have tried.
– If you are an intermediate to advanced user, you may need to use more product if you are looking for the cerebral effects to go along with the CBD effects.

Review: Canada’s Island Garden – Souris Skies (Sensi Star)

Effects + Experience: 46/50
Souris Skies is really great for what it does. It’s relaxing almost to a fault. Nursery Rhyme levels. It has a euphoric “head high” feeling, but also provides a relaxed feeling throughout the body. The effects come on strong at first, and then continue to creep up until it fades into a sleepy, zen feeling.  Imagine being on a crowded, delayed plane and thinking “ugh, I really wish I brought my neck pillow.” Souris Skies is the relaxing comfort of a neck pillow on a long flight. It produces a very thick and smooth vapour. It would be fantastic for those dealing with stress and anxiety, or for those who need to wind down after a tough day on the job. With 19% THC, beginners may want to stay away, but honestly… just give it a try (at night). Will buy again.

Sight, Touch, Taste & Smell: 26/40
Souris Skies flowers are dense and tightly wrapped with trichome-covered leaves. An abundance of deep orange pistils are intertwined throughout each bud, giving it a pretty unique look. These buds are so dry that you can crumble them in between your fingers, but that could just be this batch. It smells like a hot yoga room. For those who have never been to hot yoga, it’s a musky scent with some strong flashes of citrus and sweetness (presumably from the scented products dripping from the participants skin and hair). Lovely. It tastes better than it smells. When vaped, the taste of lemons really stands out, which makes sense for a strain that has a predominant limonene terpine profile. In a blind smell test, I rated Souris Skies second place out of 4 strains (Lemon Skunk, Souris Skies, Cavendish Dunes, Palm Tree CBD). Overall, it’s pretty nice and I’m looking forward to trying more of the “Craftgrow” Collection.

Cost: 7/10
I would buy it again for this price. It’s $9/gram, which seems to be about average for medical cannabis through my current LP.

What I like:
+ It makes me feel comfortable and warm inside. Perfect for these colder winter nights.
+ I have a job that can be extremely busy and stressful, and this really helps me “return to the world” after a particularly stressful day at the office.
+ It looks unique and tastes like lemons. LOVE for the d-limonene.

What I don’t like:
– Why so dry? So, so dry. Some of it had already crumbled in the container at the bottom, probably from shipping. The crumbling may not be an issue if you order a larger quantity to fill the containers.
– It makes me feel a bit tired when the effects fade away (after about 2 hours), so I can only use it in the evening.