This week, the new craft grow team at IC Collective dropped five new strains as part of its Illinois launch. I picked up to review three eighths of flower (Cali Sour, Fox River Chem, and Alley Cat) and a gram of Pheno Hunt #2 live rosin. Of course, I chose to review first the strain most likely to fit our Work Sativa series, Cali Sour.
Cali Sour is a sativa-leaning hybrid cross of Cali Chem (Cookies N Chem and Chem 91) and Sour Diesel. This eighth tested at 0.83% THC, 27.38% THCa, and 28.21% total cannabinoids.
The eighth came as two chunky dense buds with that natural chem-linage foxtail and coated with a heavy layer of creamy trichomes. The sticky flower was light green with darker forest green mixed amongst the long, thin pistils protruding out of the bud.
Cali Sour’s aroma hit with heavy diesel, followed by sour pine, earthy skunk, citrus, and hops. The flavor led with a heavy gassy chem and skunk with an array of revolving back notes randomly coming to the forefront that included citrus lemon, sweet pine, sour berries, earthy hops, pepper, and sweet-fruit funk.
As hoped, the effects fit our Work Sativa review series with a clearheaded and cerebral head high and head-to-toe body buzz. The onset of the head high created a focused, uplifting, and motivating mindset, but heavy doses also caused the focus to diminish or pause. The head high and body buzz also demonstrated creeper tendencies, and the body buzz took longer than expected to kick in.
The body buzz started as waves of relaxations and later transitioned into that heavy sinking feeling, especially in the extremities. The body buzz was a slow-and-steady build, and more doses seemed to stack the effects. At low doses, the body buzz worked well for relief that allowed me to function mentally and physically. At higher doses, the body buzz allowed me to subside muscle cramps and aches late in the evening. And as assumed, Cali Sour fit our Work Sativa series, especially for later evening and night work. I’m looking forward to sampling the rest of the strains and the many more soon to come.
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