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Thursday, April 9, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Strain of the Month: Grease Monkey

Pono Grease Money (Courtesy photo)
Pono Grease Money (Courtesy photo)
By Rick Misterly EVERCANNABIS Correspondent

The name pulled me right in. It wasn’t something crazy-lazy like “Sunshine Rainbow Daydream,” but a name that instantly conjured thoughts of getting out there and getting things done, maybe working on your old truck. That couldn’t have been further from the truth.

Appearance: Visually, these hard golden nuggets looked to be trimmed of all-leaf material. The irregular shape and smooth texture made them appear that they had been run through a rock tumbler. The nugs would have to be ground to be rolled, but they were easily broken into smaller pieces for a pipe.

Aroma: A number of complex scents hit me upon opening the package. The three predominant terpenes of myrcene, caryophyllene and humulene combined to bring on aromas of tropical fruit, hops and a little turpentine.

Taste: So much of what we taste is brought in through our sense of smell, and this cool, smooth smoke brought out tastes of chocolate hazelnut, vanilla and a little oily turpentine. Plus, a very definite taste came through that immediately brought back memories of blond Lebanese hashish from the late 1960s. The trichome-dense flower provided a clean resinous taste.

Effects: It kicks in quickly and continues to build for a good length of time. Grease Monkey fixes any body complaint almost immediately, and all muscle tightness and pain are forgotten. You are left with strong long-term body effects that if you let it, will lead to an overwhelming sense of relaxation that then will can take over your mental state and become trance-like. Although it’s not good to have a monkey on your back, having some Grease Monkey on hand may be helpful.

Rick Misterly is a Washington resident whose interest in cannabis dates back to the 1960s. He’s the cannabis and hashish curator for Green Barn Farms in Addy and writes the “Rick’s World of Hashish” blog.

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