Strain: Cherry Permafrost
Potency Analysis: TTL 21.51% THC 20.22% CBD 0%
Store: the Freedom Market in Kelso, WA
Packaging: 5.5" x 1.25" heat-sealed plastic sleeve
I got this as a gift for Marijuana Encyclopedia co-host Ryan, but I didn't see him for Christmas, and also I forgot about the fact that I got it as a gift for him until after I smoked it. Stoner memory, is what I'm saying. Sorry but not really - I'd feel much worse if he actually got this as a gift from me.
This Stocking Puffer came out with almost no smell. The roll was relatively loose and you can see through the paper there are huge gaps in product. Because of that I unraveled this and took a bit out. It's all leaf, stem, and some small amount of bud shake. Almost worse than that is that much of these leaves included are yellow as hell. This is the stuff that should have ended up in concentrates or better yet - compost.
I understand that pre-rolls - especially ones that will be sold for a deal - aren't super profitable. I understand as well that all the weed needs to get used, and I understand that shake and sugarleaf are great for pre-rolls. But that can't be all there is in the mix. It's not fair to consumers, it's terrible for the industry, and it does more harm than good to your bottomline as a producer/processor.
The smoke on this was acrid. I know for sure some part of it came from the paper, because when I lit the big paper twisted end, the smoke that came off the paper had a dark hue and it did not smell pleasant. That being said, it definitely doesn't account for all the acrid flavor - however I wish no one would wrap joints with this paper ever again.
There definitely was a distinct cherry flavor on the inhale, it was a solid, strong undertone throughout the smoke. It's not a pleasant fruity cherry flavor - more the kind of flavor of store-brand cough medicine. On the exhale was a distinct sage note, which actually made the acrid, bitter, cherry flavors feel more balanced across the whole palate.
Overall, the high was very brief. There was a slight cerebral uplift that lasted for just a few minutes, then ended abruptly. I felt no aftereffects, either. This was truly brief, and unfulfilling. I appreciate the cheap price for this pre-roll, but it was a ridiculously bad deal.