Strain: Golden Pineapple
Potency Analysis: TTL 21.7% THC 1.0% CBD 0.4% THCA 23.6%
Store: Freedom Market in Longview, WA
Packaging: 2.5" x 2" glass jar with black plastic screw-on lid
I love PhatPanda. All their marijuana is delicious, they're a really professional and consistent recreational marijuana producer and processor. This Golden Pineapple is no different. This marijuana experience, however, is different than all the others I've had because it's the first time I've found foreign matter in my legal, recreational marijuana.
This was not all that big of a deal. I didn't notice it while doing my first inspection and photos of the marijuana. I noticed it once I was manipulating those photos. In the top photo on this post, you can see some very white hairs near the center.
You can see this isn't very large. It's likely some rope or something left over from baling the buds or something. It's clearly plastic. Probably nylon, which means if I had smoked this little 8mm bit, I likely would have had some seriously bad taste, acrid smoke, and horrific coughing. If it was part of a real big bong hit, maybe even some vomiting - I've seen that happen from plastic bits in pot before. No matter what, it would not have been pleasant. If I didn't take pictures and edit them on a big screen, I don't think I would have seen this.
PhatPanda, I know you're the fastest growing marijuana processor - you have to be aware of things like this. It's taken me about 115 strains of legal marijuana - most in single grams - before coming across some foreign matter, so clearly this isn't something that's a common issue. It's more of a c'mon issue. It happened and now I'm compelled to wonder how many other grams of marijuana are sitting on retailer shelves right now that had some more of that plastic rope due to simple carelessness?
I really do love all the PhatPanda products I've purchased - their pre-rolls are ground a bit too fine leading to side-burn, but otherwise they are among the Top Few in consistent quality I've encountered so far. Don't get me wrong, I will be buying more - I'll just be looking closely.
The smell on the marijuana is super-fruity. The Pineapple is present. It's very tropical and vegetative-pungent. All over this is sweet fruity stank - you can almost feel the smell on your fingers as you interact with the pot. It broke down into excellent consistency - this is the result of absolutely ideal moisture content.
Smoking this was delightful! The sweet pineapple is absolutely forefront on the flavor of this. It is all around the palette and stays through on the exhale. A nasal exhale on this is itchy and caused sneezing but they were tropical island sneezes.
The high was very creative. My uplift was fast and huge. There was such an active feel to this marijuana. I could not sit down or hold still, I wanted to make something with my hands! The legs lasted a good long time, and were productive throughout.
Gungy bit of foreign matter aside, this is outstanding marijuana - it's straight up pineapple sativa and I enjoyed every puff of it.