Apr 27, 2020

Only the best in my morning bowl

A beautiful example of Green Crack's composition

I'm not usually one to follow trends, but when I heard Snoop Dogg's favorite strain was making its way around the dispensaries, I definitely sat up and took notice.  After my first bowl of this wonderfully energizing sativa, I fully understand the hype.  But buyer be wary - it's hard to find but worth the wait.

From Leafly.com: "Don’t let the name fool you: this is pure cannabis. Few strains compare to Green Crack’s sharp energy and focus as it induces an invigorating mental buzz that keeps you going throughout the day. With a tangy, fruity flavor redolent of mango, Green Crack is a great daytime strain that may help consumers fight fatigue, stress, and depression. Because its name perpetuates a negative image of cannabis, some people have taken to calling this strain Cush (with a ‘C’) or Green Cush instead."

Leafly user upinsmk captures the loads of trichomes and fuzzy hairs

Let's take a trip back a couple of weeks: It's the first official Monday of home school during the COVID-19 crisis and I'm awake way before I want to be.  After splashing some water on my face, I shuffle to the kitchen to make a cup of coffee.  Just the smell of Starbucks Veranda Blonde Roast awakens my senses, but I know the caffeine will do me the biggest favor later.  I fill the reservoir with water and start the brewing process, and return to my place of solace to prepare my morning medication.

After turning on some lo-fi music, it's just me, my rainbow titanium grinder, and a beautiful glass jar of Green Crack from Suite 443.  The smell of coffee starts to fill the house, and then the scent of bright citrus hits my nose as I open the jar.  My sight joins my scent of smell as I gaze upon the beautiful dark olive chunks, covered in sparkly crystalline trichomes and woven everywhere with dark amber colored hairs.  I'm taken back by its curb appeal, and I almost regret having to destroy how perfect it is just to enjoy it at full potential.

I place a .85 g nug in my grinder and get to work.  Immediately upon opening it to retrieve the spoils of my efforts the overwhelming smell of limonene immediately hits my nose followed directly by what I can best describe is fresh thyme leaves plucked gently from their stems.  I'm excited to see exactly what smoking it will do to me since I'm already awakened only by the smell.  It's like an expensive man's cologne and I'm here for it.

About ten minutes after smoking a hefty bowl before my first cup of coffee is even able to ignite my brain and I'm feeling like I may have injected a ristresso shot straight into my carotid artery.  I'm suddenly holding back the urge to wash all the walls inside my house before breakfast.

This particular batch was tested at 17.8% THC which is not the strongest flower I've had up until this point, but the mildness of this flower is exactly what I was looking for.  I am lucid, don't have a care in the world, and already have enough energy to trade out laundry, unload the dishwasher, and make breakfast before my husband gets out of the shower.  Time after time I've returned to it with the same pleasing results. It has never let me down. Even if I overindulge, I'm still riding a river of clarity I've never felt before in my life.

I know I mentioned before in my introductory blog that I would be adding special content like drink pairings for particular strains.  I had a late night and some things to get done one evening so I prepared a nice bowl of green crack and made myself a tequila mule - the sharpness of the liquor plus the soothing sweetness of the soda paired with the fresh squeeze of lime juice went perfectly with this bright, happy flower.  In the morning I definitely recommend a cup of green tea with a fresh slice of lemon and a drizzle of honey - or canna honey if you have it!  A light roast of coffee with citrus and floral notes is also a great accompaniment to its terpene profile.

I hope that my review of Green Crack (Mango, Green Cush, whatever you would like to call it) will convince you to give it a try the next time you're in need of a pep in your step kind of sativa!