I have reviewed enough Bedford Grow strains to know that they don’t always conform to the “traditional” sativa, hybrid, or indica classifications. Bedford Grow has many sativa strains that have energy but often hit with huge body buzzes and cloudy thoughts. Bedford Grow has indica strains that hit with sedative body buzzes but have clear-headed cerebral highs. Azrael, picked up from Maribis Springfield, is another one of those strains by Bedford Grow that doesn’t necessarily fit into its “indica” category.
Azrael is an in-house indica-leaning cross of Bedford OG (or Rudeboi OG) and Dawgma (Chemnesia and Big Hurt). This eighth tested at 25.42% THCa, 0.75% THC, 0.54% CBGa, and 26.71% total cannabinoids. The primary terpenes included β-Myrcene, Limonene, β-Caryophyllene, Linalool, and α-Bisabolol. The last three usual equate to a heavy body buzz for me.
Azrael also has a different structure from the majority of Bedford Grows thumb-sized dense buds. Azrael buds appeared difficult to trim, even by hand, with a longer stem structure. The trichomes glistened off the dark green buds.
The aroma hit with a hoppy pine, chem, and kush with slight notes of citrus. The taste was more diverse and led with skunk and chemmy kush with hops, lemon citrus, pine, and chamomile mixed in.
With the last three terpenes listed above, I assumed the body buzz would hit my sweet spot to help ease muscle cramps and inflammation. I was correct. Azrael started with an energetic cerebral high that tapered when the heavy body buzz kicked in.
I expected the cerebral high to wane but instead it stayed relatively clear-headed for a long time. The head high sat like a heavy crown around the top of the head and sometimes heavy in the eyes and eyelids, but I was able to mentally function for late night work, television binging, and gaming.
The double dose of I-95 lineage came through with a similar clear-headed cerebral buzz. The overall buzz lasted longer than expected, and when I dosed again, the buzz was just as strong the second and third use. Eventually, the head high met the body in sedation but not until late or at the end of the buzz.
Patients who prefer the traditional indica body buzz effects but also want a clearer not-so-drowsy indica head high, Azrael may be a good choice.
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