Tropicana Cookies 17 from Medcare Farms on 5/23/2020 (shout out to Garin for making it happen!). THC tested out to 16.75% THC. This was gifted to me but the menu price noted on the jar is $61.50. Out of the 4 strains provided in my sample pack, this was the only one to be labeled “Limited Reserve” , so my curiosity was definitely piqued about its contents. These buds are mostly a mix of midnight blue and deep purple with forest and tea green accents, pops of amber pistils, and a median amount of yellowing cream colored triches.
The nose out of the jar is a musty floral with a spice backing, reminding me of the way my grandma’s spice cabinet would smell, a combination of natural scents from herbs to wood all marinated through with age and darkness. Breaking open a bud there’s a faint sweetness that emerges with an earthy floral and light minty pine. Grinding it down by hand that musty floral spice makes a comeback but has a cinnamon/nutmeg lean. The dry pull on the joint had a very light sweet floral taste with just a hint of dough. The inhale was smooth and on the bong had a light toasted floral with a hint of sweetness where the joint was fairly nondescript. The exhale off the bong has a musty sweet cream quality where the joint was a light floral with a hint of mint and a very distant notion of citrus but it was so vague that it was hard to pin down. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial at 170c, I get a slight cooling sensation on the way in while the taste itself was a light pine and floral where at 185c, it really pulls back and becomes a very muted floral. The headchange comes on quick but is fairly mild mannered. I’m able to think clearly but there is this slightly paranoid edge that creeps in and puts a little crack in my perceived self-efficacy even when I’m confident about the task at hand. It puts a slight weight in the shoulders and gives you a bit of a bobble headed feeling but doesn’t weigh you down too much. Truth be told, the effect overall was just kind of a’ight, but it wasn’t something I’d say was notable nor beared repeating. It could be relegated to this one batch, but going off my experience with it, I most likely would not cop this one again. Sorry Medcare Farms, some folks out there may have liked it, but this one just wasn’t for me.