DJ Blueberry from The Cure Company via City Compassionate Caregivers on 1/6/2020. THC tested out to 23.64%. This was gifted to me but it goes for $30 plus tax on the CCC menu when available. I have heard of DSB for years but I honestly can’t recall ever trying it so I was stoked to see this DJ Blueberry made it’s way into my sample pack. These fluffy buds are a camouflage patchwork of lime and forest greens with the occasional rash of aubergine, brownish orange pistils, and a healthy layer of white and yellowing triches.
The nose out of the jar is a deep mustiness with a slightly fruity back end but in a muted not so sweet way. Busting open a nug the mustiness still prevails but there is a bit of a spicy element that makes itself known. When breaking it down by hand the mustiness widens out a bit and gives way that subtle fruit but also bringing a touch of sweetness with it. It’s smells sweet in the way the rind of an apple is sweet as opposed to apple juice sweet. When dry pulling the j I do get a sweet berry flavor with a musty background which ends up leaving a sweet rind taste on the tongue for just a moment. The inhale is smooth but fairly nondescript on both the joint and the bong. The exhale has a faint sweet berry taste with a musty backend. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial I got a surprisingly floral and fresh sensation with a bit of a sweet fruity aftertaste. The headchange comes on gently and is more of a body buzz than a cerebral smack. On a wake and bake, while dressed and ready for the gym I took an “on the way out the door hit” that left me feeling a bit stuck to the couch. It nearly sapped all my motivation to do anything and even thought I fought through it, I felt extremely tired all day. With it’s more body centric effect, I found myself smoking multiple bowls in hopes of catching that heady feeling but overtime just feeling like I needed to take a nap. It’s definitely a heavy indica in that sense but it won’t leave you braindead on the way to sleep. If you’re looking for something that won’t inebriate you too much while helping you get to bed I’d say this one is for you. It’s a quality grown flower at a bargain for the ticket it goes for at CCC so if you like what you’ve read I’d say you should definitely check it out.
Gelato from The Cure Company via City Compassionate Caregivers on 1/6/2020. THC tested out to 21.60%. This sample was gifted to me but it’s currently on sale for $25 as part of a Cure Co mix and match sample pack at CCC. Most of the flavors coming out of The Cure Company are very unique, yet Gelato has become some what of modern classic in the current cannabis landscape, so I was very curious as to their take on this very popular strain. The look of these dense yet delicate buds is intense. A deep aubergine caught my eye at first but on closer examination I noticed numerous light and dark green patches that are essentially obscured by its thick armor of triches and sporadic bursts of fiery orange pistils.
The nose out of the jar has a sugary sweetness with a bit of a creamy edge and a fresh minty element hanging around the background. On busting open a bud that sweetness amps up a bit and brings a fruitiness with it while the mint steps up as well and starts to battle for dominance. When breaking the nug down by hand the scents merge into a beautiful sweet mint cream that harkens back to its namesake and reminds me of the Mint Monster from Afters. On the dry pull from the joint I get a sugar sweetness with a touch of mint up top followed by a floral quality that lingers on the tongue for a moment. The inhale from both the bong and j is smooth and has a sweet floral taste, while on the exhale, I get more of a delicious minty cream with a floral back end. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial I get a sweet floral mint with a fairly long lasting menthol aftertaste. The headchange comes on quick with a nice thwap but also creeps into you body in a short amount of time. I was surprised at how sedated I felt a few minutes after smoking. It hit me so hard that even on a wake and bake I found myself wanting to go back to sleep an hour later. You feel it in your forehead at first but as it makes its way into your muscles you’ll feel that gravity hold you down and your want to do anything of consequence floats away. I’d definitely save this one for when you’re ready to kick back and end your day. It will take the edge off quick and if you’re any sort of tired it’ll have you knocked out before you’ve even realized what happened. This was an excellent version of Gelato, and for the ticket it goes for at CCC I’d pick this up again without hesitation, especially if I wanted something keep me seated or knock me out. Excellent work once again to the fine folks at The Cure Company!
Sweet Thang from The Cure Company via City Compassionate Caregivers on 1/6/2020. THC tested out to 28.06%. This sample was gifted to me but it goes for $30-35 plus tax on the CCC Menu typically. When I was at Secret Sesh back in December, Sweet Thang got my attention on name alone, so I was stoked to find it in my sample pack. Huge shoutout once again to @freshpen23 for making it happen! These semi dense nugs are mostly a light lime green with forest green lilts, orange cream pistils and a plentiful coating of shimmering triches.
The nose out of the jar is a deep musty fruit accompanied by a fresh minty floral element that lingers in the background along with hints of pine. On busting open a bud, the pine rushes to the foreground and brings with it this powerful cleaner-esque scent that gives it a fume like quality while pushing that sweet fruit and floral smell back a bit. When breaking it down by hand you get a good sense of stickiness from the bud. A fresh sweet fruit emerges to take center stage aided by a hint of mint giving the scent a gushers and gum like vibe. When dry pulling the jay I pick up on a very unique sweet and rich smokey fruit taste that lingers on the tongue for a moment. While the inhale was smooth it was surprisingly nondescript for taste on both the joint and the bong but on the latter I noticed a slightly acidic zing. On the exhale, I pick up on a sweet fresh fruit that widens out into a smokey finish from the joint, while on the bong it’s a much more floral experience that morphs into an unfrosted fruit danish aftertaste. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial I get extremely floral notes with a cool minty finish. The headchange comes on quick and has a nice thwap but doesn’t leave you incapacitated by any means. I started leaning on it as my go to wake and bake as I was out of sativas and Sweet Thang served as a fantastic substitute. It has a Swiss Army Knife like utility in the sense that it will function well in a variety of uses whether it’s writing your next screen play, going out on hike, busting through a few rounds of multiplayer in Call of Duty, or just kicking back and watching a movie. It’s great for pretty much every use except for putting you to sleep, but if you smoke enough, I’m sure it could do that for you too. For the ticket it goes for at CCC I can see myself picking this up again with little hesitation. Excellent work once again to the crew down at Cure Company!
Passport from The Cure Company via City Compassionate Caregivers on 1/6/2020. THC tested out to 27.96%. This sample was gifted to me but it’s on the CCC Menu for $35 plus tax. Passport has been on my radar for a bit now so when I saw it was one of the jars in my sample pack I was stoked. Big shout out to Freshpen23 for making it happen! These mildly dense buds are a patch work of light and dark greens with dark brownish red pistils all frosted over by a formidable layer of triches.
The nose out of the jar is extremely uncommon. I pick up on a muted spiced apple scent with a hint of caramel, but not so much in the way these foods actually smell, but more of a Bath and Bodyworks candle version of it. When busting open a nug the sweeter notes take a back seat to a musty spice that brings a fresh mint like element with it. Breaking it down by hand that fresh element really takes center stage with the spiced apple remaining present but becoming slightly more muted. When dry pulling the j you really get a sense of that sweet spiced fruit up top with a nice minty finish. On the inhale from the joint I get a light pancakes and syrup taste while on the exhale I pick up on a spicy sweet cinnamon. The experience is very similar when using a bong however a big difference I noticed is it really hits you in the sinuses and septum on the exhale. Cross checking the taste on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial I get an intense cinnamon spice that’s reminiscent of the Quaker’s Oatmeal of the same name with a very sweet cinnamon aftertaste the makes me feel like I just ate an old school Atomic Fireball. The headchange came on quick and smacked me in a special way. My notes actually say “wide eyed, feel surprised by how high I am”. I was fuzzy headed and getting ASMR like tingles from the top of my head down in to the base of my neck. While I was feeling extremely hazy my thoughts didn’t feel impeded at all, I could focus and follow along and didn’t find myself spacing out once, all while being continuously self aware of how baked I really was. It’s the type of herb that creeps and hits in waves. There were moments where I thought “Oh, I’m not feeling it as much, I should smoke a little more” and I as soon I’d have the bowl packed, I’d stop and take stock of my current state, and realize I really didn’t need it. All and all I’d have to say I’m thoroughly impressed with Passport. It has an incredibly unique and tasty flavor profile with a long lasting high altitude smack to match. With the ticket it goes for at CCC I’d pick this up again in a heartbeat. It’s a fantastic anytime smoke and my only disappointment is that I’m down to my last nug of it. Great job to the folks at The Cure Company! Passport has now been promoted to headstache status in my book.
Marathon OG from The Cure Company via Super Clinik on 12/04/19. THC tested out to 25.56%. Purchased for $25 plus tax on a first time patient deal. Price is normally $50 plus tax. The Cure Company has been on my radar for a while now and after having great experience with their Apricot Gelato, I was curious about their flagship strain, Marathon OG. The surface of these semi dense buds are mostly comprised of a bright lime green with forest green accents and creamy orange pistils all doused in a generous layer of yellowish-white triches.
The nose out of the jar hits me as a classic OG scent crossed with lemonade. It’s primarily fuel but the sweet citrus notes are very loud and steal focus as a musty scent fills out the background. When busting open a bud, a sweet candy gas takes center stage and pushes that citrus to the back, as it’s joined by just a hint of mint. Breaking the nug down by hand amps the citrus back up to equal levels with that sweet fuel creating a lemon candy gas with that mint still kicking around in the background. It also leaves a nice stickiness on the tips of your fingers. The dry pull of the jay really reminds me of Zkittles in the sense that it has a citrus candy taste but it leans more orange as opposed to lemon lime. It hits me sort of like an orange flavored vitamin C chewable. The inhale is smooth and I pick up on a sweet candy taste with a bit of fuel while on the exhale it has that same sweet gas but leaves a pleasant acidic lemon rind after taste on the tongue. I was lucky enough to be gifted an MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial and decided to take a test flight with the Marathon OG. The experience really solidified my thoughts on the flavor as I got a surprising and extremely powerful lemon fuel tang on my first draw. The headchange has a nice smack but leaves you able to think and focus without issue. Initially I felt floaty without feeling spacey, there’s a pressure that builds behind the eyes and in the forehead, but that haziness doesn’t interfere with your thought process like it often can. Over time there is a heaviness that sets in and you won’t feel like doing much more than kicking back and watching some TV. I’d say this is a great OG to start and/or end and evening with. For the ticket I was lucky enough to cop this for I would pick it up again all day. However, at the normal rate I might be slightly hesitant depending on what else is on offer, but Marathon OG would definitely be a worthy contender for my top shelf dollar. Great job to the team at The Cure Company, you are doing excellent work and I really can’t wait to get my hands on more of what you’re putting out there. (Sweet Thang definitely has my attention).
Glazed Apricot Gelato from The Cure Company via New Generation on 8/14/19. THC tested out to 21.23%. Purchased for $50 plus sales tax. I swooped in to New Generation in order to get a great deal, but while I was there, I figured I’d look for something new. The Cure Company had been on my radar for a bit and my only experience so far was a less than stellar pre-roll. I spotted this Glazed Apricot Gelato which was touted as an exclusive as it was grown with Snoop’s Premium Nutrients. The look of the nugs are less than stellar, they have a sort of ratty look to them even though they’re pretty dense, I’m not sure if this is because of the trim but something about them just didn’t hit my eyes properly. That’s probably my main criticism as the rest of the experience was very positive from there.
The nose out of the jar is extremely unique, it’s a mix of spice, mint and hints of sweetness. On breaking the nug, it really amps up the mint and pine aspects, and on the finger grind you get a beautiful mix of pine, mint and spice and hints of sweetness. The inhale is smooth and I catch a muted sweetness. On the exhale I feel I catch a very faint cinnamon taste, but it’s so faint I’m not really sure if I’m imagining it or not. The headchange comes on quick and has a speedy paranoid edge to it. On Weedmaps it says this is a “heavy-hitting indica” but in my experience it’s more of a sativa leaning hybrid. Maybe it’s just this batch but it’s way too racy for my tastes to label it anything Indica and I’ve been leaning on this as my morning smoke without being any worse for wear. It will leave you a little spacey at times but for the most part you can focus on what you need to do and your only distraction may be a paranoid thought like “did I pay that bill?” or “did I lock the door?”. While I’m not a fan of the way it looks, the unique smell and taste, and its surprisingly zippy nature grew on me. While I’m not sure I’d pick it up again at $50, it’s definitely a unique experience, and one you shouldn’t shy away from if you find it a price you feel good with paying.