We are back with a new medical patient review and a rare strain grown by John Grow #15, who has been an Illinois medical patient since June 2019 and has been growing his own medicine for more than 25 years. John Grow #15 recently harvested White MAC, which is a hybrid cross of The White and Cap’s M.A.C. #1. This harvest is from a White MAC cut that was floating around the Michigan cannabis scene. This batch of White MAC (tested at Grow 5 Champaign) consistently clocks in at 26% THC.
The bag appeal on this strain is as good as it gets. Huge natural genetic foxtails protruded from the long dense buds. The colorful buds displayed light and dark greens with spots of purple mixed in. The dark orange pistils contrast the creamy white trichomes completely covering each bud. Though extremely dense, the buds break down perfectly with a grinder or fingertips.
White MAC provides a diverse sweet gas, pine, citrus, sour, floral, and earthy aromas. All mixed together, the smell resembles a wet dog that has rolled in citrus pine and earthy diesel after getting sprayed by a skunk.
Diverse flavors follow the aroma but also add sweet dough, a citrus medley, spice, and an overall funk from the MAC parent, especially on the inhale. The exhale adds more earthy zest, gassy pine, sour citrus, and that sweet MAC funk. The overall funk flavor lingers on the tongue, leaving the patient wanting more.
The onset is quick but the strain also has somewhat of a creeper effect that builds to a bigger peak. The head-high hits with an immediate cerebral mood lifter but levels off shorty after into a more hybrid-style effect, similar to its MAC parentage. The White parentage, though, does add more sedation, especially mid-buzz when the body buzz catches up with the head high.
From there, the heavy, tingly body buzz ramps up and becomes heavier with later dose. The head high also can turn into lost time, in which a half hour seems like ten minutes. The body buzz delivers muscle pain relief and a calming effect that puts patients at ease. White MAC also delivers a strong appetite boost after each session.
The patient requested this information be released: John Grow #15, also known as Ryan Holt, is the co-owner of Grow 5, which has three shops in Illinois: Clinton, Champaign, and Springfield. John Grow #15, who also is a licensed hemp grower in Illinois, started growing his own medicine because he wasn’t able to purchase the quality of cannabis he wanted. He continues to grow because of the passion he developed for the plant.
“Although I know five plants isn’t everyone’s ideal number, I think that with the right knowledge, guidance and tools that are all available to medical patients in Illinois, we are all capable of maximizing the potential of our 5 plants,” he said.
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