I prefer having several flavors and different terpene profiles in my medicine drawer. I have an extremely high tolerance, and for patients with chronic pain, tolerance breaks don’t really exist. Anecdotally, I find switching up terpene profiles and strains help keep me from building an even bigger tolerance. My tolerance seems to build quicker when I smoke the same strain or terpene profile for more than a couple days straight.
Recently, I’ve been smoking nothing but citrus and fruit flavor sativa during the day and creamy and sweet flavor indica at night. I realized I hadn’t smoked a kush-flavor strain for several weeks, so when I was at Curaleaf Northbrook, I picked up a classic kush strain by Grassroots: Triangle Kush.
The lineage to Triangle Kush seems to be more lore than fact nowadays. Supposedly a descendant of an undocumented OG Kush that originated in Florida, the indica-dominate strain was named after Florida’s triangle of marijuana capitals: Miami, Tampa, and Jacksonville. This batch of Triangle Kush tested at 1.38% THC, 21.57% THCa, and 23.39% total cannabinoids.
The dense bulbous buds contained all shades of green with rusty pistils and a good coat of creamy trichomes. The three primary terpenes of pinene, limonene, and nerolidol shined through in the aroma and flavor.
The aroma hit first with an herbal and earthy pine combined with a pepper spice and back notes of lemon and citric. The flavor inverted the aroma and delivered the kush change I’d wanted. The front end of the inhale struck with a spicy citrus and that classic kush flavor. The exhale continued with the kush and added a sweet woody, peppery, and earthy aftertaste.
With its terpene profile and lineages, the aroma and flavor were not surprising. The effects, however, were. I expected to medicate with Triangle Kush late at night before bed, but the limonene and pinene added a cerebral energy I didn’t expect.
For an indica, the cerebral high was more clear-headed, uplifting, and creative than expected, especially for the first half of the buzz. Just an overall happy vibe.
The body buzz aligned with my assumptions of Triangle Kush. The body buzz kicked in fully around the time the cerebral buzz was losing its energy and focus. The muscle relaxation came in waves, and the more I dosed, the stronger the body buzz and more traditional indica effects took over. Late in the buzz, the strain also boosted my appetite.
Overall, Triangle Kush strain was more suited for my afternoon or evening medication, and with enough dosing, led into my night medication. By the end of the buzz, the indica effects have taken over and finally added a sedative and tiredness.
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