Welcome to the second installment of Illinois News Joint’s Medical Patient Homegrown review series in which we showcases lab-tested homegrown medicine from Illinois patients in order to better educate our readers about exactly what Illinois patients are legally growing and why they are doing it.
John Grow #2 submitted to our partners at Origo Labs his most recently harvested Point Break strain by Surfr Seeds for Cannabinoids and Terpenes tests. Point Break is an indica-leaning hybrid cross between Tropicanna Cookies (GSC and Tangie) x Trophy Wife (The Wife with Cherry Wine).
The Lab Results
Date Analyzed: 01/08/2021
Date Completed: 01/08/2021
The Point Break flower sample tested at 21.489% total THC and 25.481% total Cannabinoids. As the Origo Labs pie chart reports, this strain’s top four terpenes included limonene (21.22%), trans-caryophyllene (19.29%), β-myrcene (11.55%), and linalool (10.31%)
The Medical Results
The sample buds of Point Break are sticky and tricolored: light green, dark green, and touches of purple. Long orange pistils twirl out and around the buds. The abundant trichome production in these buds discards kief all over the inside of the container. It’d be interested to see how much kief would collect at the bottom of a grinder after grinding an ounce of Point Break.
The limonene, myrcene, and linalool provides Point Break with a pungent orange citrus aroma, and the caryophyllene and humulene add a background of sweet woody spice. The taste follows the aroma to a T. If you’re a fan of switching up flavors throughout the day and enjoy orange-flavored strains, this is a good one. This batch of Point Break delivers as good of an orange citrus aroma and flavor as you’ve probably had.
What’s difficult to figure out until after looking at the lab test results is where the combination of cool mint, pine, floral, and sage background notes are coming from. Then you notice the four minor terpenes not often see in lab results: eucalyptol (2.90%), geranyl acetate (2.32%), geraniol (2.07%) and α-bisabolol (2.02%).
This same set of minor terpenes, along with α-humulene (6.22%), terpinolene (3.08%), and Fenchyl Alcohol (2.48%), also provide a heavy body buzz that once set lasts for hours. The extremely strong cerebral high receives its energy from the limonene, pinene, and eucalyptol terpenes. But your mental focused either wanes in and out or wonders off on tangent ideas. This strain will hinder your though process while trying to focus. Eventually, after enough dosing, the sedative side of the effects (and a strong appetite booster) kicks in for a strong and long-lasting body and mind buzz.
One of the advantages of legalization is the easier access to a variety of strains that allow you to more efficiently find strains that best suite your medical needs. The advantage of a patient growing medicine is that the access to new strains expands even more, which gives more possibilities of treatment. Would this be a strain you would be interested in growing, if you were a medical patient?
Medical Patient Homegrown vs. Cultivators
For this review series, we compare each strain to the access medical patients and recreational users have to dispensary flower. Is this Medical Patient Homegrown not as good as, as good as, or better than dispensary flower? Or is it the fire of Illinois medicine?
The sample from this Medical Patient Homegrown, John Grown #2, is caught in-between “better than the dispensary flower” and “the fire of Illinois medicine” but definitely leans toward “fire.” John Grow #2’s growing impresses with another strain not available in Illinois dispensaries and with his detail in drying, curing, and trimming. The potency of the Point Break’s 21.489% total THC has stronger medical effects and a better terpenes profile than similar THC level strains from dispensary.
Patient Growing Experience
How long have you been a registered Illinois medical patient? Since 2019.
How long have you been growing your own medicine? Since 2019.
Why did you start growing your own medicine? I am absolutely obsessed with this plant and what it has to offer. I wanted to have full control over strain selection for my particular medical needs and know exactly what was going into my medicine. On top of that, the massive lack of quality and care I consistently saw over the years and more recently at Illinois dispensaries is what drove me to grow my own medicine. I have been an avid gardener for many years and was confident I could do better.
What do you want to add about growing at home in Illinois? I love talking to people about cannabis, so to anyone with questions about growing at home, my DM is always open!
The patient requested this information be released: John Grow #2 can be found on Instagram @beeohgrow.
If you are a registered patient in Illinois and would like for us to review your medicine, please contact J. L. Brown for more information at [wpmt_protect]firstname.lastname@example.org[/wpmt_protect]
For all Medical Patient Homegrown reviews, patients must have their medicine tested for Cannabinoids and Terpenes with our partners Origo Labs (use code ILNEWSJOINT in the submission application for a 10% discount). Origo Labs offers a full suite of testing through validated, accredited, and defensible methodologies and is accredited and licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
Patient names will not be released, unless requested. Each patient’s review is assigned a Jane Grow or John Grow #, which that patient will continue to use for all subsequent reviews. These reviews feature a patient’s medicine. IT IS NOT FOR SALE. DO NOT ASK US!
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