Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” This winner of the 2010 Cannabis Cup was created by the illustrious Barney’s Farm. A strain for connoisseurs, Tangerine Dream is the hybrid daughter of G13, Afghani, and Neville’s A5 Haze. Its ability to knock out pain while increasing energy is what makes Tangerine Dream so special. While too much Tangerine Dream may leave you stuck on the couch, this strain was handcrafted to meet the demands of working medical patients. Uplifting and euphoric, it provides users with mental clarity while deeply relaxing muscles.

From San Rafael, ” San Rafael’s Tangerine Dream is a sativa-dominant strain with deep purple buds that is grown, hand-trimmed and hang-dried. Its robust citrus aroma is created by a diverse terpene profile highlighted by myrcene, which is also found in lemon grass. It has strong THC potency ….

As advertised “A tangerine lemongrass flavoured flower.”

Again as dry as they get, we could still smell the overwhelming citrusy with a hint of pepper odor.  The taste was unique and enjoyable.   It is not the smoothest like the LBS brands.

The high is noticeable after four or five inhalations.  There is euphoria, happiness and energy.  The clarity and focus could have been better for a Sativa.  There is a hint of haziness, which can contribute to a bit of couch lock.  After the first half hour, the haziness dissipates and some mental clarity returns and the couch lock disappears.   The intensity of the high drops in half within 45 minutes.

After an hour, the high becomes more indica effects with relaxed muscles and calmness.  The high last a bit less than two hours, which is disappointing.


Tangerine Dream by San Rafael

The taste and smell of Tangerine Dream is something special.  The high, however, was a disappointment.  While San Rafael delivered on the strain key expressions like euphoria and energy, it was not intense and did not last.   If the intensity and duration was a bit higher, this would be a real winner.

Quality: 8.0

Intensity: 8.0

Duration: 7.5

Total: 7.8

Cost: $34.65 for 3.5 grams

This is a difficult strain to find the an ideal situation for which the strain can shine.  The haziness and couch lock at the start rules out the first smoke of the day.  You will not get much done with a hazy mind.  The haziness clears as the effects wears after half an hour and replaced with a relaxed and calm sense of self.  Under what situation would this strain be perfect for?  We don’t know.

(Score updated May 22, 2019)