Wake and bakers rejoice. Bedford Grow has set Illinois ablaze with yet another fantastic high-energy sativa. BG have a laundry list of them. From its parmesan coated take on AJ Sour Diesel, to Matt Ross’ own Chem de la Chem, or one of the hazes, I wake up to Bedford Grow flower an average of three or four days a week. The quality of BG just keeps improving.
Escape is a cross of Amnesia Sour Diesel and Amnesia Sour Diesel F2. I think once the quality of cannabis reaches a certain point, the experience becomes mostly subjective, but definitely Escape deserved its seat at the Illinois cultivators’ table. I was watching menus in anticipation of a new crop for a while, and when I saw the seven-gram popcorn on the menu at Consume Marion, I made a beeline.
This batch of Escape tested at 27.03% THCa, .89% THC, and an impressive 4.3% total terpenes. As was evident immediately upon opening the jar, terpinolene is by far the dominant terpene at 1.25%. What is more remarkable is that there are active levels of 15 other terpenes, with ocimene, myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, and phellandrene all leading the way.
Without the accompaniment of other terpenes, terpinolene dominant cultivars can sometimes take on a flavor similar to that of floor cleaner or urine, which people often find undesirable. The backup band here was everything. All the pine and hops and floral notes that sat underneath the terpinolene made Escape smell like lemon scented dryer sheets. What an alarming contrast to all the diesel and chem flavors that Bedford Grow is known for. Escape smelled dainty and perfume like, almost artificially sweet, with just a hint of sharp diesel in the back.
Escape’s delicate citrus scents explode into gas when combusted. Think of the fragrance as Dr. Jekyll and the smoke as Mr. Hyde. It got very gassy very fast with rich pungent diesel with lemon and spices in the back. It was surprisingly smooth, like a much gassier Jack Herer. I also found that a little Escape went a long way in terms of effects.
The cerebral engagement and increased level of focus were immediate. I wanted to get up and do something every time I smoked, no matter how tired I was or what time of day. But it was also surprisingly balanced. A significant sense of well being and anxiety reduction was maintained even though my focus and desire to engage in something physical had increased exponentially.
I found these effects to be consistent with repeated dosage, that the effects of each dosage wore off smooth and almost unnoticed, and that smaller than average dosages were very effective.
Bedford Grow has a huge library of strains out there. I would love to see them keep medicinally super charged cultivars such as Escape more readily available. As far as the quality of the Escape flower itself, it was second to none. I have and will continue to grab this stuff every time I see it.
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