Strain Review: Herijuana
Sunday mornings were made for rolling up a joint and smoking some good weed. So that’s exactly what I did. This week I went over to Ripe Dispensary and was looking through the different strains that they carry. Ripe carries flower from all kinds of great wholesalers in Colorado, but to me Verde Natural flowers smelled the best. And Herijuana seemed like the perfect way to kick off the blog with its name mirroring marijuana!
I did a little bit of research on the strain before I decided to review it. This indica dominant strain has tons of properties listed such as hungry, happy, sleepy, and relaxed. Reading up on Herijuana there was tons of information about how the buds are full of crystals and rock hard. While breaking up this gram I can attest to the bud structures being very firm. At first, I thought that the flower was just dry (this is Colorado, so our flower does tend to lose its moisture quickly), but after getting the bud to open I noticed that it didn’t “crack” as if it was dry. Instead the flower was just very dense and rock hard. The smell of sweetness caught my nose when I opened up the grinder.
I was never really a joint person until I moved to Colorado. In fact, this was only the third joint I’ve ever rolled in my life. I must say from rolling blunts for a couple of years I’m quite good as a beginner joint roller. Just from dry pulling on the joint you can taste the earthy and sweet undertones of this heavy strain.
The joint was the first thing I had smoked all day and I was sure to wait 2 hours after being awake to consume for the most accurate research. I put on some soothing music in the background, opened a word document and grabbed my lighter. After sparking up the joint I focused on the task at hand and shut down my brain to anything else. The mild sweetness that you could smell becomes more prominent while smoking it and began to taste like a familiar sugary candy.
Not sure if it was my playlist or the flower but I was dancing in bed while smoking this. My anxiety and worries melted away with each hit and I was beginning to feel relaxed. The flower was so smooth and had no harshness to it at all. Probably one of the smoothest joints I’ve smoked in my life. The taste was light and pleasant while the effects during smoking were much subtler than I was expecting.
I usually put joints out when they get about over halfway finished because with the resin build up the taste can change. But I was at the end of the joint before I even realized it. I held in the last draw to really taste it. It’s crazy…still sweet to the last hit.
The after effects of Herijuana were not what I was expecting. This strain was a tongue twister for me… literally! Trying to hold a conversation after smoking an entire joint of it by myself seemed to be the hardest task. I could understand the heavy body locked feeling that I had read about and felt that it went all the way up to my mind. I would highly recommend this strain for anybody who has anxiety or mental health issues as it gave me a sense of clarity.