Saturday, October 3, 2015

Green Queen - Artizen

Brand: Artizen
Strain: Green Queen
Sativa-dominant Hybrid

Potency Analysis: TTL 17.4% THC 17.1% CBD 0.3% THCA 0%

Cost: $15/gram
Store: Lucid in Lacey, WA

Harvested: 09/12/2015
Smoked: 09/30/2015

Packaging: 4.25" x 3.25" clear plastic mylar-backed rip-top zip-top bag

Artizen is (for right now) likely my favorite brand of legal, recreational marijuana in Washington. This nugget of dense sativa was really tough to photograph.  It's just got so many protrusions and angles and weird spots that I couldn't even get a macro of!

On opening the bag of Green Queen you're met with a sharp, pungent and almost pissy smell.  The smell's enough to make your eyes water a bit when you start manipulating it.

The bud's dense as hell, not at all what I'd expect from a sativa-dominant hybrid.  Breaking it up the pissy smell spreads, it's pungency like a sharp wild smell used to mark territory.  The bud barely broke down - it took quite a bit of force to get it to crush into crystally little crumbles.

Inhaling this sharp bud was intense, but not very flavorful.  The smoke was sharp, and the bright crystals everywhere have a serious presence.  It's a very kiefy experience.  On the exhale, the pissy smell manifests as a slightly tropical undertone.

The high on this comes on fast and goes just as quickly.  It's a nice, slightly uplifted sativa high for a short while.  Each time I've smoked this I experienced severe emotional instability.  Like, going from being enraged at the dog for a pretty standard dog-thing (tearing up some paper towels left in her reach) to getting misty-eyed over a stupid commercial then spinning around and being absolutely melancholy about existence itself.

I ended up spending the better part of a day smoking more and more pot - because of those tiny short legs - and trying to figure out why I was so upset with the world. I switched out from the Green Queen, to another strain and my emotional state balanced right up.  To test this out I smoked again after a couple days when things were going just a-ok.  Twenty minutes into this high I was emotionally unstable again, feeling like lashing out at everyone and crying myself to sleep.

The end of this is incredibly sleepy. I'm not entirely happy about this, as it's a sativa and I smoked it for uplift and energy.  Instead, I got angry, depressed, and tired.

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