Sometimes, I need a little help in the morning, an uplift of sorts, to help me meet the day with the enthusiasm it often requires. Luckily for me, that’s what the Haze family of cannabis is for. The sweet, spicy flavor and exhilarating head high is the perfect addition to some coffee and mindful reflection to begin the day. So I grabbed Cultivate’s Colombian Haze popcorn by Ieso from Consume Marion.
Having never tried Ieso flower and after seeing some mixed reviews, I had no idea what to expect. Cumbian Haze is a balanced (50% indica/50% sativa) hybrid cross of Colombian Gold and Thai Haze. This batch tested at 23.17% THCa and 0.43% THC and led with myrcene, ocimene, and linalool as its primary terpenes.
The flimsy, black plastic jar was so small in stature that I momentarily thought they had given me a 3.5-gram container by mistake. And when I squeezed the sides of the jar to pop the lid open, cannabis sprang out like a jack in the box. The packaging needed some attention, but the cannabis itself was immediately impressive.
Though labeled as popcorn, the nugs were similar in size to most premium eighths on the market. The forest green buds with beautiful bronze pistils were nicely powdered with trichomes. They were so delicate that I was surprised they had remained intact after having been smashed into that plastic container.
The smell was nearly, if not, on par with the visual appeal. The terpene triad of myrcene, ocimene, and linalool created a flavor profile that was sweet but not necessarily fruity. Funky mint, dank pine, and that nondescript sweetness rode in the front seat, with some peppery and floral fragrances that emerged after grinding.
The taste of this cannabis would have the over 40-stoner crowd waxing nostalgic with its sweet tingly haze and musky wood, a nice rich smooth smoke.
Ieso’s Colombian Haze punched above its THC weight class. It gave me an immediate and exhilarating head high that sat right inside my eyes, lasted longer than I expected, and wore off smooth, with a sharp increase in focus and elevated mood. In other words, it was everything consumers have loved about haze strains for decades.
Overall, I wouldn’t hesitate to buy this product again and again. In fact, if Ieso can keep this stuff coming, this could easily become a mainstay in my morning rotation.
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