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

Müv Rosemary Mint Hydrating Lotion Review

Müv Rosemary Mint Hydrating Lotion Review

2020 is full of surprises. If I said I thought I’d find a quality skincare product nestled in amongst a line of medical marijuana products, I’d be lying. No offense to the cannabis industry whatsoever; I know there is a lot of product formulation magic happening behind the scenes of the legal pot industry at any given moment, and I have a lot of respect for the people involved in that.

I just thought lotion would be a bit of an after thought for a dispo, but after trying Müv’s Rosemary Mint Hydrating Lotion on a whim and then reading the ingredients like the curious one that I am, I was floored and delighted by what I found.

The list? It goes a little something like: Aloe leaf juice, safflower oil, vegetable emulsifiers, organic rose hip oil, squalene, shea butter, cannabis extract, green tea, vitamin E, potassium sorbate and natural fragrance.

The lotion’s first ingredient is aloe

At $20 for the 1.7fl oz. bottle, I don’t know what I was expecting but aloe juice as the first ingredient was not it. I’m impressed, as I think that’s the mark of a highly moisturizing lotion. And the results are there. After the first try I could tell this was something special. Now I slather it on myself nightly and it lives on my nighstand, or next to my person at all times (it’s lying next to my iPad as I type this).

2020, man. It’s not all bad.