While I promised myself to not buy more hemp, I couldn’t resist with the sudden sales due to COVID-19 and 4/20 approaching. Hawaiian Haze was a strain on my radar and Southern Charm Botanicals made it on the short-list of vendors to try. This batch of Hawaiian Haze comes in at 14% CBD.
Opening the glass jar I was greeted by a subtle fruity aroma with a hint of pine. The buds were a dark green color with very long red hairs. Breaking them apart with my fingers, I would not consider this flower very “sticky” but it did leave some reside on my fingers. The trichomes were also very thick and noticeable to the naked eye.
My first session with this strain was in my Fury. I loaded some into the chamber and did a 5 minute session after my morning workout. My body felt more relaxed and my mind more alert after the session; definitely a good morning/afternoon strain. In other sessions I did smoke the Hawaiian Haze and the pine taste was more prevalent. The effects from this flower seemed to ease in over the course of 15 minutes or so after the initial session.
Cat’s Meow is an indica dominate strain coming from Upstate Hemp Co. It is an outdoor grown variety that comes with a reported 18% CBD content and .13% THC.
After opening the bag, the aroma from Cat’s Meow was not very overpowering. It gave off a subtle earthy smell with a slight hint of diesel. The flower is also heavily decorated with small sides trichomes. The buds are pretty dense and very sticky; breaking it apart with my fingers left quite a bit of residue on my finger tips.
Looking at the terpene profile, Cat’s Meow has a much higher beta-Myrcene content then my favorite Deschutes variety.
I loaded up some Cat’s Meow in my favorite bowl and gave it a burn through. The smoke was very smooth and the exhale gave a pleasant aroma. The residue has a bit of a sweet hint to it that acts on the relaxing effects of this flower.
Cat’s Meow is definitely a relaxing strain. The sedating effects were felt shortly after I had finished the first bowl. If you’re looking for a strain that allows you to melt the day away in the evening or before bed, this is the one!
While Upstate Hemp Co has long been my favorite hemp flower provider, I was afforded a nice opportunity to try out some Lifter hemp from 4FathersCBD. 4Fathers is where I have been getting my CBD oil from so I know they carry excellent product. This batch if Lifter boasted 17% CBD content.
Opening the package I immediately was aware of the pungent aroma. The smell had fruity tones to it. The flowers were dark in color with striking red hairs throughout and nicely covered in trichomes.
The flower is an extremely dense and very sticky. Breaking it apart in my fingers left quite a bit of residue on my fingertips.
Lifter had probably the smoothest and most pleasing smoke of any hemp I have tried to date. The denseness of the flower carried over to a very slow burning smoke that stayed lit pretty much throughout the smoking session.
My first experience with Lifter was after a night of drinking and my hangover was promptly taken care of. Subsequent sessions were on normal mornings and my head still became very clear as I focused on my tasks of the day.
This batch of Lifter, and the strain, is an excellent early morning smoke to begin your day.