After nearly six months without a Thirty % Plus THC” review, we’re back! During the summer, Illinois’ consistent production of flower with 30% or more THC mysteriously dwindled to one or two products a month. I missed out on a batch of Jenny Kush and Brownie Scout because, of course, 30% plus THC flower doesn’t stay on menus very long.
Right before the New Year, I nearly missed out on a 30% plus batch of The Mothership by Bedford Grow. By the time I was able to make the trip to Springfield, Maribis was out of The Mothership flower, but I was able to pick up a quarter ounce of smalls or popcorn buds.
One aspect of reviewing I enjoy the most is revealing lineages of strains that are not well known or kept secret. The Mothership is one of those. The Mothership is a indica-leaning hybrid cross between Alien Rock Candy (Sour Dubble and Tahoe Alien) and Chem de la Chem (Chemdog and i95), which adds a double sour from one parent with a double kush from the other parent. This batch clocked in at 30.43% total THC levels
The “smalls” were smaller than the “premium” flower buds but bigger and better than other “popcorn” buds I’ve sampled. Though a little dry, especially the smallest buds, the buds were a mix of light and dark green with purple sprinkled throughout. The buds also were thick with dark orange pistils and creamy trichomes.
The more than 35% limonene and double dose of alpha-pinene and beta-pinene that combined for another 18% provided a strong citrus, pine, and herb aroma on the front end. On the back end, the next three prevalent terpenes (elemene, beta-caryophyllene, and camphene) added notes of peppery mint and musk. The taste followed the smell but with less citrus and more peppery mint on the inhale and exhale. All the meanwhile, a kushy aroma and taste crept in.
With its two parents, The Mothership’s overall high was impressive with effects I associated more with a heavy indica than a hybrid. The cerebral high hit quick and with a euphoric rush and settled in the crown of the head. I was caught between thought wondering and thoughtlock.
The body buzz and appetite booster didn’t strike as quick but eventually hit just as heavy. Again, this strain carried my favorite combination of minor terpenes (fenchyl alcohol, alpha-bisabolol, and terpinolene), which keep appearing in each strain that deliver a pain and muscle relaxation that by body responds well to. Eventually, the sedative effects knocked me out, and each night I slept well.
Overall, The Mothership was a strain I used for late night medication, a couple hours before bed. I didn’t want to do much while medicating besides watch mindless television and enjoy the strain’s sedative effect before settling into bed.
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