Strain Integrity

From the OCS website, ” With a very strong THC potency, this sativa dominant hybrid features earthy and fruity tones with a hint of grapefruit. Rally (proprietary genetics of Island Sweet Skunk) is a sativa dominant strain. Rally’s flavor is both earthy and fruity with a rich grapefruit aroma and B-myrcene; A-pinene & d-Limonene are found in her terpene profile.

According to Leafly, “ Island Sweet Skunk, sometimes called Sweet Island Skunk, is a sativa strain that consumers enjoy for its energetic effects. The flavor is most easily described as “sweet skunk,” where tropical fruit flavors take the lead. Often the fruity aroma is likened to grapefruit. Originally bred by Federation Seed Company in Canada, this strain is a descendant of Sweet Pink Grapefruit and Big Skunk #1 and grows tall, straight, high-yielding plants. Some varieties of Island Sweet Skunk have a heightened CBD content to help patients treating anxiety, inflammation, and muscle.

A proprietary version of Island Sweet Skunk

Fleurish is a new LP for women.  Rally, a proprietary genetics of Island Sweet Skunk, by Fleurish packs 24.31% THC, cost $41.94 with a strong gassy flavourful scent.  Packaged on August 20, 2020, about 5 weeks before this review, Rally buds are fresh and sticky.  Out test amount was 0.26 grams.

The “high” starts after the inhalation session with a slow awakening of our senses.  A 24.31% THC “high” is always an event and Rally by Fleurish did not disappoint.  Approaching the ten minute mark, cerebral ignition triggered demanding self absorbing thoughts mired in time dilated quick sand.  At the 15 minute mark, our mental focus becomes a bit hazy and slippery as tranquility embraces us.  A full half hour into the session, unshackled from stress, anxieties, and all the toxic mental constructs created by others, we are freed to see and experience life without expectations, which can be a liberating feeling.

Our shopping trip review protocol went exceptionally well as we glided effortlessly shopping for dinner at the supermarket.  In real life, the peak intensity of the “high” has an undeniable presence with a forceful surreal feel.   While the “high” falls in the balance hybrid genre of Blue Dream or Blue Cheese, Rally has its own  unique blend of bliss, euphoria and cerebral engagement.  The “high” last a solid two hours with residual effects for another hour.

Activity pairing can straddle both physical and mentally demanding evening situations.  This rendition of Island Sweet Skunk is a sedated version with tranquil blissfulness and a cerebral refreshment.


Rally (Island Sweet Skunk) by Fleurish

This rendition of Rally by Fleurish, a proprietary strain of Island Sweet Skunk, is a dreamy iteration.    We really enjoyed this chilled with an understated intensity rendition of Island Sweet Skunk.

THC:  24.31%

Quality:  8.2

Intensity:  8.0

Duration:  8.0

Total:  8.06

Cost:  $41.95 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  Maybe.   The THC level is impressive but the price is a bit steep.  We are impressed with the strain selection and potency.  The number of women LPs for women is growing.  In addition to Eve & Co., Fleurish also have their own cannabis production, which is a sign of commitment.  Fleurish strain offering is curated by women for women.

On an investment note based on the Ottawa Business Journal, Fleurish’s Founder Renee Ellison initially mortgaged her home and raised between $6 and $7 million bought an 8 acre property in Kemptville to build a 20,000 sq. ft. facility.  The “No Brainer” advice was to go public in 2018?  It is easier to get the house in order (profitable and growing) privately before going public.  And, still being private for Fleurish today is a blessing in disguise given today’s market condition.