As it becomes easier to find fruity, doughy, and candied flavors on dispensary menus, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find skunky, cheesy, or “chemy” strains. When I see a new option promising these vintage flavors, I’m instantly intrigued. That was what drew me to Chem De Menthe from Rythm when I spotted it on the menu at Rise Effingham.
Chem De Menthe is a hybrid cross of The Menthol and Chem da la Chem. This batch of flower tested at 1.41% THC, 23.42%n THCa, and 24.83% total cannabinoids. The most prevalent terpenes indicated were limonene, β-caryophyllene, linalool, and β-myrcene.
This eighth of Chem De Menthe came as a handful of buds, all slightly larger than actual pieces of popcorn, with deep forest green tones and a light scattering of orange hairs peeking out through a deeply amber trichome frost that gave the buds a yellow hue from a distance. On the surface, this batch of flower seemed dry to the touch but it fluffed up after grinding.
The aroma in the jar was muted, and it took some exploration before I could identify light hints of menthol, cinnamon, and cedar. Grinding the buds helped to release some additional notes of petrol funk and skunk. The flavor was as light as the opening scent with hints of petrol and mint underneath more of the cedarwood from the aroma.
Chem De Menthe is labeled as a hybrid, but it knocked me out. It wasn’t long after my bowl that strong waves of vibration and relaxation started to move through my body, and I found myself dozing off sitting at my desk. Sampling Chem De Menthe in the morning didn’t lessen the effect much, making my coffee all but useless and slowing me down mentally until lunchtime. Chem De Menthe worked well as a nightcap, but I found its tiring effects to be too much for earlier in the day. For more Illinois News Joint reviews, visit here.
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