I recently stopped by The Green Nugget in Spokane where, to my good fortune, it was a Vendor Day with Fire House Productions. Sales manager Jordan was more than happy to explain their strains and their attributes. I settled on Mimosa, a newer release.
Appearance: Mimosa offered fully developed buds that were very pale green. To my liking, there was an adequate amount of leaf-to-flower balance. I asked why some buds are trimmed like this and others are nothing but a hard, rock-like nugget. The answer: Grower preference. Jordan said, “They trim it how they like to smoke it.” The pistillate hairs show up as a brownish orange against the frosty, pale green, and the seedless calyxes form individual little balls that break off cleanly and can easily be placed in a pipe without grinding. Under the scope, I saw an opaque labyrinth of resinous threads highlighted with brilliant, clear, jewel-like trichomes.
Aroma: Opening the package released a peppery citrus rush quickly replaced by a fresh grape aroma; appropriately, Mimosa’s parentage includes Clementine and Purple Punch. Jordan said the whole room smelled like fruit juice during its grow! The delicious aroma almost bordered on artificial. It’s an amazing plant that can produce such a wide range of smells, compliments of the terpenes. No skunk or dankness.
Effects: The smoke was heavy and resinous and filled the lungs quickly, leading to a cough; a cautious second hit was just right, offering a pleasant experience. The effects came on almost immediately. With two hits I was sufficiently high enough to put down the pipe. I chose to use this energy boost to take on a physical task with a relaxed mind suited nicely for repetitive work yet being inclined to falling into a pleasant daydream. This ‘hybrid of hybrids’ could take you in either direction. It’s something that can work for anyone experiencing pain from overwork but enough relief from nagging thoughts to banish anxiety.
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