If I weren’t sure that it would draw more police attention than necessary, I’d sport a bumper sticker that said, “I brake for Durban Poison.” I’ve extolled the benefits of the sativa landrace strain from South Africa here before, so it should be no surprise that I was itching to try the UpNorth run of Durban when I found it on the menu at Trinity Compassionate Care.
Durban Poison is a sativa leaning South African landrace. The batch of flower tested at 28.71% THCa, 0.8% Delta-9 THC, and 32.79% total cannabinoids. The terpenes were listed at 4.67% total with terpinolene, ocimene, β-myrcene, and limonene being the heaviest.
This eighth came as a handful of notably dark, forest green flowers. There were a small amount of burnt orange hairs that had curled inward and a visible trichome frost that had just started the transition from milky to amber. The hand trim was executed well with just a few hints of leftover sugar leaf. The flower had a quality “nerf football” bounce back when squeezed and came out of the grinder with a sticky fluffiness.
The aroma from the jar led with the tangy burnt orange tone I’ve come to associate with terpinolene but under that I found tea tree and perfume. After the initial blast of sweet fruitiness, I discovered a savory melange of leather, musk, and cheddar cheese. The flavor carried that sweet/savory contrast as well but in reverse with the cheesy muskiness hitting me at the inhale and the exhale carrying toasty orange and perfume making the finish notably sweet.
UpNorth’s version of this famous landrace was a different experience than what I expected. Mentally, no matter the dose, this Durban left me spaced out and dazed. I was lost in my head, chasing tangents and completely unable to focus even after a couple hits.
Physically, I was also surprised by the “indica style” heaviness that overcame me with strong waves of body buzz throughout. After a wake and bake, I was much more ready for a nap than I needed to be at the beginning of the day. I believe the high THC numbers here pushed this from the playful, energetic high I had come to expect into a heavy hitting, space-out ride.
Even though it wasn’t the Durban I had come to expect, there was a depth to the flavor profile on this flower, and the heavy hitting experience was a direct product of well grown and dried flower. For more Illinois News Jointreviews, visit here.
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