Mandarin Sunset Strain Review

I recently picked up some flower from Trulieve in the strain Mandarin Sunset.

Mandarin Sunset is bred by Ethos Genetics, and it’s a cross between Herijuana and Orange Skunk. It’s an indica with a ”rich, skunky, orange flavor profile.”

I picked up 3.5 grams, or one eighth of an ounce, of the flower for $53. The THC percentage came in at 17.648%, with the entire 3.5 grams containing 645.54 milligrams of THC.

Looking at the lab test results, we can find out some information about the terpenes within this batch of flower. The flower is 1.018% terpenes. Beta Myrcene is the most dominant terpene in this flower, coming in at 0.348%. The following terpenes are also contained within this flower: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Farnesene, Bisabolol, Humulene, Linalool.

The structure of this flower was pretty impressive – it was one huge nug and four smaller ones.

The big nug.

But more important than the size of the nugs is the quality of the flower. It seemed to be cured properly, with the flower not being too dry.

When I smoke this flower, I get a sense of euphoria and uplifted mood. My anxiety melts away, leaving me wanting to socialize and be productive. The smell of this flower is both orange-y and skunky just like the description says.

I’ve been using this flower to unwind at the end of the day and it’s been working out well. I would recommend this strain if you’re dealing with anxiety or trouble sleeping, as it’s helped me with both of those issues.

Have you tried Mandarin Sunset?

Sour Josh Flower from Cannabist

Sour Josh is a 50/50 hybrid strain whose parents are “Sour Diesel Bx2 and Josh D, the encounter between San Fernando Valley OG x Triangle Kush x Hells Angel OG” according to one source. This strain was going for $48 for an eighth (3.5 grams) of Tier 1 flower.

The smell is pungent and floral with some spiciness. The nugs are large and fluffy, a dark green with yellow-orange hairs.

The effects from this strain could be described as mildly sedating, with a positive increase in mood. The buds were sticky when I went to pull them apart for grinding. I’m enjoying this strain’s mellowing effects.

THC percentage: 21.8%

Terpenes: Limonene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Linalool

Price: $48/eighth

Fluent Sour Diesel Flower

Sour Diesel is a strain we’ve probably all heard of by this point: it’s a sativa with reportedly “dreamy, cerebral, fast-acting and energizing” effects according to Leafly. Its parent strains are Chemdawg and Super Skunk.

Fluent is a dispensary or MMTC (Medical Marijuana Treatment Center) in Florida with 27 operating locations in the state. My city has two locations. I hadn’t visited Fluent in a while, so I felt like it was time.

When it came to making product selections, Sour Diesel just seemed like a good pick because it is such an iconic strain, and I tend to really enjoy sativas.

The flower

This flower came in at 18.45% THC and 0.043% CBD. It was $45 for an eighth (3.5 grams).

It has a pungent smell that reminds me of diesel and pine. The color is a frosty bright green with light orange hairs. The nugs are pretty small, with some medium sized ones included.

The effects

I’d say this sativa has uplifting and energizing effects for me. I’ve been smoking it exclusively today so far and I’m feeling wide awake and ready to keep on going with my day. I can see why this strain is popular. It’s kind of a perfect sativa.

Have you tried Sour Diesel? Do you like sativa strains?

*I’m a legal medical cannabis patient in Florida. Nothing for sale.

For more info on Fluent or to order, go to getfluent.com

Cannabist CO2 Vape Cartridge – Red Bullz

CO2 vape cartridge from Cannabist in the strain Red Bullz

After trying the CO2 vape cartridge from Cannabist in the strain Tangie & Cream, I knew I needed to try more of the CO2 cartridges. The next one I tried was Red Bullz, a hybrid strain bred from parent strains Grape Gasoline and White Runtz. The description of this strain on Cannabist’s website says the “scent is reminiscent of spicy vanilla and fruit with grape undertones with a taste is sweet and gassy with hints of black pepper.”

To me, the taste of this cartridge’s vapor is earthy and slightly fruity, with those hints of black pepper shining through. The effects I feel from this cartridge live somewhere between uplifted energy and mental relaxation. My thoughts slow down and I feel like I can get through any task that comes my way when I use this cart. If you’re the type of person who can be medicated on the job, this would be a good workday strain. I could also see this being great for late nights if you want to stay up and enjoy the night, or work late.

Red Bullz is good for day or night

You can’t go wrong with cannabis-derived terpenes, which the CO2 vapes from Cannabist have.

Have you tried the CO2 vape cartridges from Cannabist?