Love is in the air, so is marijuana smoke. This week’s review is of a sleepy Indica dominant Hybrid known to us herb nerds as Blueberry Headband. The strain is produced by Goldfinch, whose products are available at various Seattle marijuana stores in the price range of $45/3.5 grams.
Goldfinch Cannabis is a Seattle-area operation. Their slogan is “We Grow Experiences”, focusing on what’s important (the feeling of the high). The phrase is something I can see anti-marijuana advocates snarking at, as many will never understand that the high(s) you get from smoking different strains is a journey.
The producer is family owned and operated, utilizing indoor organic growing techniques. Located on an area cultivated since the Depression-era, Goldfinch observes environmentally conscious methods. Initially, the strains were meticulously chosen from popular North West varieties. The growing process involves hand watering and special care for every plant.
Let’s talk about the specifics:
THC A: 20.0%
Strain: Blueberry Headband
Species: Hybrid (Indica dominant)
Smell: Piney + Lemon + Hay
Taste: Soap + Berry
Launch Point: 5 – 10 minutes after smoking
High: Subtle + Mellow + Sneaks up on you + Body Vibe
When researching Blueberry Headband, there wasn’t much history to report. The strain is often used medicinally to help relax the patient, and deal with pain.
There was this giant nugget in the package I picked, it was pretty awesome. Who doesn’t like a big ol’ cured bud? You can’t really tell from the photos, but this weed is super fluffy – and that really lends to it burning marvelously in your vessel of choice. Blueberry Headband sports a sunbleached green, with equally washed out orange-ish hairs.
Surprisingly there was not a ton of blueberry in the aroma department. I was hoping for some serious berry funk, but after popping open the jar there was only the smell of hay. Cracking a nug apart really helped the fragrance, giving some hints of lemon and pine. Smoking out of a pipe, Blueberry Headband finally had a slight berry essence in it’s taste – and out of a vape, the flavor became a little soapy even.
The “experience” from Blueberry Headband isn’t potent, but it’s not mild either. Good for a rainy day, this strain lends itself to relaxation, and has a wandering high; sneaking up, peaking, then smoldering for some time. There is a degree of sleepiness and burnout, but this can be fought off with any number of activities. I’d recommend having a sativa handy to help balance the high, and further propel you into the atmosphere.
Using Leafly’s search function, I found there is still some of this week’s Blueberry Headband available at American Mary (Wallingford) – but you can find other Goldfinch products at other Seattle area stores like Ganja Goddess (SODO), OZ (Fremont), and The Novel Tree (Bellevue).
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