Kush Mountains from Cannabiotix via Catalyst Santa Ana on 7/24/2020. THC tested out to 30.88%. Purchased for $64 out the door. Over the whole of 2020 Cannabiotix has been taking the rec market by storm here in SoCal, and having heard great things about Kush Mountains in particular, I decided to jump in when given the opportunity. These bulbous bushy buds are a varied mix of chartreuse coupled with lime and forest greens, rich sunset orange pistils, and a mighty masking of white and cream colored triches.
The nose out of the jar is a strong blend of a musty woody earthy pine. On busting open a nug, the fresh mint pine dominates the profile, and brings to mind memories of walking through the Arrowhead Woods on a crisp fall morning. When breaking it down by hand you get a sense for the surprising density at work despite the fluffy look. It leaves a sticky sweet mint pine on the fingers, and while the grinds share that quality in spades, there’s a muted savory edge slicing through that’s vaguely similar to soy sauce. The dry pull on the joint is a sugar sweet mint with a touch of floral on the back end. The inhale is smooth, and on the joint is also a sugar sweet mint with a floral lean, as where on the bong it’s a very cool floral with a lighter sweetness on the backside. The exhale of the joint is a sweet floral mint, whereas the bong is essentially the same, although less sweet and with a small bite of woodsy spice. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial , at 170c I get an extremely chilly sensation on the tongue and a strong piney mint floral exhale, where at 185c the floral takes the lead and pushes the freshness back some but it’s still very much present. The headchange is the real prize on this one as it’s near one hitter quitter status. The first time I smoked a bowl, I kicked back for a while and enjoyed the feel good nature of the buzz, then decided to pack another one only to discover I’d only taken one hit and a majority of the bowl was still unburnt. It was definitely of those stoner moments of reckoning where you stop and declare aloud “Damn, this shit IS pretty good” to no one in particular. A word of caution, if you have anything tedious at all on your to do list, I’d avoid smoking this strain as it comes with a heavy dose of the “don’t give a fucks” and you will assuredly talk yourself out of completing any task you’re not looking forward to doing. Physically I find myself hazy eyed, while feeling a good amount of pressure in the center of my forehead which then makes its way down my spine and into my upper back, where it ends in a minor ASMR like tingle. It’s perfect for those times when you need to wipe your mind of the leftover anxiety from a hard day, or on the lighter side, just don’t have a lot to do and want to get hella baked and see where the day takes you. It’s great herb that’s clearly well grown and has a pretty steep ticket to match. I’d say it’s worth copping at least once to see how you feel about the smack as it’s truly unique, but when it comes to putting out another $64, it would really depend on what else was on the menu as there’s a lot of similar caliber herb available for the same price if not for less. If this were $55 or less out the door it’d be a no brainer. Great work though CBX, your expertise is apparent in your final, and I’m definitely interested in getting into more of your library.