Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Marionberry - JV Ranch **Update**

Brand: JV Ranch
Strain: Marionberry
Indica-dominant Hybrid

Potency Analysis: TTL 18.9% THC 0.34% CBD 0.14%

Potency Analysis: TTL 18.9% THC 0.34% CBD 0.14% THCA 21.160

Cost: $15/gram
Store: Freedom Market in Longview, WA

Original pictures:

Harvested: 06/20/2015
Smoked: 08/26/2015
Smoked: 09/14/2015

Packaging: 5" x 3.75" clear plastic and mylar-backed teal rip-top zip-top bag

I almost feel like I need to write two separate smoking/taste review sections for this pot, and it was only a difference of top or bottom of this 1 gram nug, which is simply weird.  Almost inexplicable.

The second time I purchased and smoked this, from the same harvest it appears, the experience was pretty consistent with the second smoking of my first purchase.

The bud is gorgeous, just absolutely beautiful.  The greens are very neon, and the whole bud is just iced in crystals giving it a shimmer of the palest green you can imagine.  This is the real Sticky Icky.

Bright berry and sharp crisp kief dominated the smell on this pot.  Breaking this up, not only did my fingers get absolutely caked with trichromes, also crushing the buds released a deep dank pungency.

My first experience smoking this was from the bottom of the bud (where I usually start).  It was reeky and stinging.  There was little taste and I coughed so hard that I almost didn't want to smoke it again.  Almost.

Later, I decided to smoke the very tip of this bud.  I even freshly cleaned my bowl to taste this.  It was flavorful with lush herbal tastes under a juicy and ripe berry.  Just delicious, and exactly what I hoped this strain would be.  The second purchase was very like this.  The ripe berry flavors dominate, although it has a more muted flavor.  There's definitely some decomposing of THC happening here.

The high each time was very relaxed.  I mellowed out completely and calmed down.  I ended up hanging out with my pre-school aged daughter, talking about all sorts of things.  Mostly we talked about how she wants to be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle so bad.  She really wants to not be almost 5 and wants to be a teenager so she can be a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle.  I was greatly amused that she refused to consider that even if she becomes a teenager, how will she become a Mutant Ninja Turtle?  She prefers to cross that bridge when she comes to it.

Right before the second purchase, I had provided my daughter the entire original 1987 TMNT cartoon series.  She's already at Season 5.

This ended very sleepy, the legs were remarkably long.  This was one of the longest highs I've had from a single bowl since I started smoking legal marijuana.  The second go-round, was not as potent in the high.


  1. You know...whenever you review an Indica...and there is any lag between your posts, I wonder if the weed was so good you slept through the next day! C'mon now...fess up!

    A podcast with your daughter sounds hilarious. Although doing one with a minor is probably asking for trouble.

    This is another strain I am adding to my "Aging Ent Recommended Indicas".

    1. My children know what marijuana is the same way they know what beer, wine, and whiskey are - with considerable difference: I use the bottles from my alcohol drinking days as a decorative piece (some are amazingly gorgeous) but I my kids never ever see my marijuana, it's kept locked in my office in a variety of private places.

      When we go out to a restaurant, I'll drink beer with my daughters at the table - my wife doesn't drink - but I would not smoke a joint with them anywhere in sight.

      That being said I obviously would record in an entirely marijuana-free environment, with my daughter. The conversations with her are meaningful and should be shared sometimes.