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Blueberry Headband Flower
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Case: Blueberry Headband (flower)
File Date: 05/10/2018
Case No: 0197
Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (50% / 50%)
Genotype: Blueberry Headband = ’76 Blueberry X Emerald OG X Cali Sour D X Pre ’98 Bubba
Blueberry Headband (auto-flower cut) = Emerald OG X Cali Sour X Pre 98 Bubba X Ruderalis
The original breeder, Emerald Triangle, offers three Blueberry Headband phenotypes; the two listed above and a CBD version. As you can see, these are some complex genetics.
Cultivator: Grass Roots (The Greenhouse Group is associated with this new cultivator)
Purchased On: 05/02/2018
Harvested On: 03/07/2018
Packaged On: 04/09/2018
Purchase Price: $42, + tax ($10.50/gram) for a 4-Strain Flower Flight 4/20 promo.
NOTE: I do not identify dispensaries in my reviews. However, if you want to know the shop that's offering this pricing, I will provide it to anyone who requests it.
Delivery Method(s) Used: clean, glass pipe
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 17.70%; THC 0.70%; CBDa 1.94%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
My research indicates that the THC levels for this plant typically top out at 18%-20%, so these THC levels are not on the low end.
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Phenotype Profile: This 1-gram bud exhibited all the markers for this strain: dense structure, shades of yellow-green with orange (and sometimes yellow) pistils and lots of trichome development. The problem with this sample was its extreme dryness.
Bud Density: 4.5 [1 -5]
Terpene Profile: I did not request the lab report for this sample, so I will not be providing the specific terpene levels for this product.
This bud was brittle dry and emitted almost no aroma so in an attempt to revive the bud, I put a 58% Boveda Humidity Pack in the pouch with the bud for 48 hours. The Boveda packs usually revive dry bud quite well, but in this case there was not a lot of improvement, though some.
After the Boveda pack, in its intact state, the bud emitted a very light aroma of sweet diesel. Once ground, it opened up a bit and smelled of berries and fuel, but the intensity of the aromas was still on the light end of the spectrum. When smoked, I tasted light fuel and some mild sweetness on the exhale. There’s no doubt the terps had degraded with this batch.
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Effects: The effects were a very pleasant, nicely balanced head and body high. After about 10-15 minutes, the high really kicked in and was surprisingly potent. Lots of dream-like euphoria. Lets you effortlessly tune-in the good stuff and tune-out the bad. There was also a noticeable body chill that stayed around. I felt only a little of the ‘headband’ sensation with this one. A great set of effects for the mind and body. Reminiscent of Blue Dream, but for me it was an even better mood stabilizer. The effects may have been a bit short-lived due to the terpenes degradation.
Duration of Effects: 1.5+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with mood and mild G.I. pain. May also help with anxiety, depression, PTSD, body pain, phantom pain, appetite (and more)
The physical traits of this bud were perfect, textbook Blueberry Headband, but the bud was overly dry so the terps had degraded. Old product is not the issue with this batch but I’m not going to venture a guess as to the root cause. I would love to try a batch that’s not too dry and flavorful because I think it would be an great example of this strain.
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