Though they work best in tandem and are produced by the same plant, CBD and THC seem to have largely divided audiences. The common association of CBD with non-psychoactivity and a mild corporeal sensation makes many regular cannabis smokers turn their noses up, as if the cannabinoid simply isn’t worth their time in the quest to get high. Conversely, plenty of CBD products including oils, gummies, topicals and even skincare, are successfully marketed toward people with no interest in cannabis. For those in the center of the Venn diagram, options like the Limonene 2:1 (CBD:THC) flower from Revolution’s Spectra brand can hit like Goldilocks’ third try—just right.
Spectra, best known for Rev’s broad-spectrum, ratioed RSOs and tinctures, has previously included the in-house CBD-heavy flower breeds Blackberry Webb and Key Lime Remedy. While those haven’t been seen on shelves since the cultivator’s switch to glass jars sometime last year, the Delavan team has been working the genetics extensively behind the scenes to produce new terpene-focused 2:1 offerings.
The eighth of Limonene 2:1 (Key Lime Remedy x Purple Punch #45) I picked up from Greengate Chicagoconsisted of two strawberry-sized nugs and four popcorn buds painted with sage green, periwinkle, and a golden dusting of trichomes. Testing at 6.89% THCa and 16.29% CBDa, the Limonene flower’s most prevalent terpenes were listed as limonene (shocker!), b-myrcene, and b-caryophyllene.
The Purple Punch parent was expressed strongly by this specimen of flower, with a chunky, almost bulbous bud structure and a smell like grape Kool-aid with a note of tart, juicy plum. For a batch that was harvested 11/11/21 and packed six weeks later without a vacuum seal, the nugs’ cure held up satisfactorily after three months.
Joints of the sticky flower burned cleanly, sporting a white ash and a remarkable lack of staining on glass filter tips. A punchy, lip-smacking blueberry muffin flavor matched the sweetness of the cultivar’s aroma, plus strokes of sour earth and a sort of metallic liquorice signature of high-CBD varieties in my experience.
The level of THC present in Limonene 2:1 was not sufficient for me to feel a typical cerebral high, but just enough to synergistically activate the abundant CBD. The pairing made my body feel limp yet light and suppressed emotional extremes, smoothing peaks and raising valleys.
I appreciated the physical relief the flower provided after a workout, since it seemed to target muscle inflammation as well as headaches. The strain’s namesake terpene livened my mood and had me conversational when I’d otherwise be exhausted.
Overall, Limonene 2:1’s properties for handling depression, anxiety, soreness and fatigue make it a worthwhile addition to my rotation, either as a sort of systemic palate cleanser or combined with more THC for a richer experience. However, it was the flower’s sweet, juicy tang that helped the medicine go down and had potential to convert even the hardest-headed CBD denier.
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