Gas and diesel terps go with just about anything. What Bedford Grow has delivered here with Chem De Menthe popcorn buds is gas and diesel of the mentholated variety. Breeder Steve Moon of Moonman Genetics created yhis bold skunky cross of Chem de la Chem and Key Lime Mints.
The seven-gram jar of popcorn I picked up at Consume Marion is the third I’ve had in the last year and a half, so it’s a cultivar with which I have some familiarity. I thought I knew what I was going to get.
That burned rubber and mentholated diesel profile isn’t for everyone, but it definitely is for me. Those burned rubber terps delivered some strong cerebral medicine. Nostalgia plays a role in that as well I’m sure. Chem and skunk were the flavors of my youth.
This batch of Chem de Menthe surprised me though. As soon I opened the jar I was assaulted by garlic. Upon further inspection, this was just a Chem De La Chem dominant batch. That frosty, breathy menthol was in there. It was just buried under CDLC’s chem influenced funk.
The smoke was on par with the nose: garlic, gas, pine, hops, and pepper, with a bit of breathy menthol on the exhale. Again, it was not as mentholated as previous batches. At 28.23 THCa and .016% THC, and a terpene rich aroma, I expected a high powered experience, and Chem de Menthe did deliver one.
Once again replicating its CDLC ancestry, Chem de Menthe delivered an immediate cerebral blast so strong it flirted with becoming uncomfortable, yet never quite did. It didn’t mellow out quickly either. The charge behind my eyes lingered, coming on in waves, and was eventually equaled by relaxing body effects.
Bedford Grow has been on a tear lately, and the streak continues here. Even though this batch of Chem de Menthe wasn’t what I was expecting, it certainly delivered the goods. Indica/sativa/hybrid labels are not always indicative of the effects of a particular cultivar, and Bedford Grow’s cannabis seems to exemplify that particularly.
Chem de Menthe is labeled as an indica, but I found the effects consistent to that of a cerebrally charged hybrid. I enjoyed mine at various times, mid morning to night, but early evening was my favorite.
I found it excellent for quality time with loved ones, lazy evenings with Spotify, or creative tasks which do not require much precision. I will continue to buy Chem de Menthe at least a couple of times a year, and find myself already looking forward to the next batch so I can see how much it varies from this one, my current favorite.
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