I know two types of weed smokers. Smokers who want to know everything they can about the strain they’re smoking. And smokers who just want to smoke the damn weed and let the effects speak for themselves. I used to be the later. Now, I’m the former.
Way before legalization in Illinois, smokers had fewer choices, if any, of strains to choose from. It wasn’t about finding a certain strain for its specific effects. It was about just finding weed before running out. For the last decade or so, though, the knowledge about the seemingly never-ending list of strains became more of a marketing tool. At one point, I seriously thought smokers were just making up strains.
I may have even teased a few smokers who would excitedly tell me all about the lineages, terpenes, and benefits of their current strain. If they’d ask if there were any strains I wanted them to find, I made up my own strain names. Panty Stain Punch. Day Cream Dream. Bent Kush Balls. But really, how far off was my crudeness from actual strain names I later learned about such as Cat Piss, Purple Monkey Balls, Abusive OG, Violator Kush, Wet Dream, Goo, Scroopy Noopers, or Bloodwreck?
Now, I have become a medical patient and reviewer who wants to know everything about the strain (but only after I’ve already reviewed its appearance, aroma, flavor, and effect). And reviewing new strains or strains without much history known about them has become one of my favorite aspects of reviewing. So let me excitedly tell you about the lineage, terpenes, and benefits of the Ain’t One strain by Bedford Grow that I picked up from Maribis of Springfield Dispensary.
Ain’t One is a hybrid cross between 99 Problems and OZ Kush BX2. 99 Problems is a cross between White 99 and Stardawg, and OZ Kush BX2 is a cross between OZ Kush and (OZ Kush x Peach Ozzz). This batch of Ain’t One boasted 24.82% THC, 0.11% CBD, and 0.13% CBG.
As with all flower I’ve seen from Bedford Grow, the dense spade-shaped buds were well trimmed. Long pistils protruded from the dark green and purple buds that were packed with tiny white trichomes.
The aroma and flavor came straight from the strain’s two most prevalent terpenes: limonene and beta-caryophyllene. The strain’s aroma was a battle between the citrus from the limonene and the woody pepper from the caryophyllene. The beta-myrcene, elemene, alpha-humulene, and linalool terpenes also delivered woody, herbal, and musk undertones.
The flavors harbored citrus, pepper, and kush on the front end of the inhale and an earthy pine on the exhale. But the taste switched up from hit to hit, with citrus, kush, pepper, and earthy pine fighting back and forth.
Though a hybrid, I found the Ain’t One strain’s effects leaning more toward indica. The head high hit with a quick onset and settled into my forehead and eyes. The powerful cerebral high started with a smooth productive buzz, but after a couple doses, my thoughts wondered, and I eventually caught myself in thoughtlock a few times (not good for when trying to write a review).
I was most impressed with Ain’t One’s body buzz. The strain’s secondary terpenes (beta-pinene, alpha terpineol, alpha-bisabolol, fenchyl alcohol, alpha-pinene, and trans nerolidol) all contain analgesic and/or sedative effects. Collectively, these secondary terpenes combined for a prevalent of an effect as any one primary terpene. And nearly all of this strain’s terpenes have been known to help with inflammation.
I tended to medicate with Ain’t One late at night while relaxing to music or watching television. After a few doses, the heavy body buzz really set in and helped my muscle soreness and cramps. Eventually, this strain stimulated my appetite and delivered a sedative effect that lead to a good night of sleep. Overall, Ain’t One is a quality strain that delivered mostly traditional indica-leaning effects and a body buzz that at times had me floating on waves.
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