While compiling 420 deals for this holiday, I decided I was going to purchase the best “money-saving” deal I could find in Illinois, no matter the product, and then review it. The overall 420 deals were not as good as last year, but most cultivators and dispensaries offered some type of discounts.
Many dispensaries offered 20% off on products and others had “flash” sales. I worried the best-priced item would be a three-hour drive, but the best deal I found was actually at my nearest dispensary. During 420, Sunnyside Champaign offered on the medical menu one once of High Supply popcorn buds by Cresco for $217.60. The normal pricing for High Supply popcorn ounces are around $170-$300. Compared to regular menu pricing, the 25-27% discount was the largest I found percentage-wise (though for many patients, that discount was still too expensive).
I picked up two ounces: Lemon Bean for this review and Mint Cake (for a later review). I’m a fan of lemon flavors, so after reviewing Lemon Bean Budder back in September and enjoyed the flavor, I wanted to know what the flower tasted like. Lemon Bean is a sativa cross between Lemon Tree (Lemon Skunk with Sour Diesel) and OG Eddy Lepp. This batch tested at 20.25% THCA and 20.73% total cannabinoids. Of course, this strain is loaded with limonene and myrcene, as well as caryophyllene.
Every strain with Lemon Skunk as a parent, I have enjoyed, and Lemon Bean was no different. The buds consisted of bright green and spattered darker green (though still light) leaves and covered in bright orange pistils and white trichomes. These popcorn buds were dried and cured better than other Cresco popcorn I’ve reviewed.
The limonene in the Lemon Bean delivered probably the most zesty lemony and aroma flavor I’ve sampled from Ilinois dispensaries. The myrcene and caryophyllene complemented the sweet citrusy lemon with minor notes of sweet pepper and herbal spice. The overall aroma and flavor, though, was lemon. Very pungent lemon on the inhale, exhale, and aftertaste.
The limonene also provided a strong high-energy euphoric cerebral buzz that allowed me to focus on work for hours at a time. The clearheaded but potent head high kept my ADD in-check and the energy kept me from crashing after several hours of writing and other work. The euphoric high ends smoothly and not with a heavy tiredness or crash.
The added bonus to Lemon Bean was the body buzz. The buzz was good for early-day use when I needed strong medication but wanted to stay productive. I was able to sit and work with plenty of energy but also felt relaxed with a slight body buzz. The sativa-dominate strain also was good for afternoon socializing with friends and physical labor.
Overall, the strain was a great “Work Sativa” and covered all criteria: strong energetic cerebral high with focus and slight body buzz for relaxation while working. Though the strain does not go full out racing-thoughts with energy, I don’t recommend it for patients who do not enjoy strong energetic sativa.
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