STRAIN: Secret Weapon
THCa 20.78% THC .32% CBDV .08%(can reduce nausea, anti-inflammatory)
CLASS: Sativa/Indica 50/50
LINEAGE: Cheese Quake X White Widow
PURCHASED: Mission, Catonsville
MUSIC: King Tubby Essentials: Roman Dub by Harry Maudie,
NOTABLE TERPS: Valencene (.126% ) and Camphene ( .027%)
“Research is emerging on the therapeutic properties of valencene, but there have been indications that the terpene may offer anti-inflammatory, skin protectant and anti-allergic benefits. One study also demonstrated that valencene could boost the efficacy of the chemotherapy drug, Doxorubicin.”
“Latest research is now suggesting that camphene is particularly significant in its ability to lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides in the blood, therefore reducing the risk for heart disease.”
+ subtle but lasting mental uplift
+sensations of euphoria without brain-race
+ heightened awareness
+increase in ability to focus on detail
+mild “body buzz” in waves
+ocular and facial pressure
+ increase in appetite
+ feelings of calm
–/+ some dizziness*
–dry “cotton” mouth*
+/- nicely sedative
–/+some haze-daze at higher doses*
*in higher doses/IMO
BEST USED: Morning– Afternoon- Evening
USES: RECREATIONAL & MEDICINAL
- ADD/HD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
- Artistic endeavors
- Arts & Crafts
- Making and ¡EXECUTING!! a to-do list
- Misc- a good Morning strain
APPEARANCE (consistency) :
Good For Bowls and Rolls:
Grind for best results but this batch at least was very easy to break up without a grinder.
- Sweet-lemon and/ honey and lemon(?)
- Spice-black pepper
- Chem- Flinstone’s Chewable Vitamins
- Misc- slight aged cheese scent
- Chem- lemon scented furniture polish
- Bitter- black medium roast coffee
- Sour-sharp cheese/ possibly lime(?)(Comments please)
A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE:
As you can see, quite an interesting terpene profile. There are some definite surprises here with the Valencene (0.126%) and Camphene (0.02 7%). Also, note the inclusion of THCV (0.51%) and THCVA(0.09%).
For myself, I think I respond very well to Limonene, which, in this batch was a healthy 0.599%
THE LONG ROAD HOME (…my toke)
My first session with SW was in the early evening after smoking a few heavy hitters earlier in the day (G6 Jet Fuel, Gary Payton, and a few others) and even at a medium-to -low potency level (20%) the effects were immediate and sustaining. This type of clear-headed energized Sativa “buzz” is usually what I’m after to some degree or another. I find it to stimulate my creativity and distract me from needless worry by replacing those negative thought patterns with positive thought and action…and honestly I usually get so focused on what I’m doing, that all that mental strife is gone. secret Weapon provided this with a bit of an Indica body high in the background helping to soothe stress and make your eye balls feel a bit larger.
Speaking of ocular pressure I also experienced a bit of nasal pressure relief – I had been experiencing this throughout the last few days and a few hits of SW took care of any residual congestion – it seemed , at least for awhile.
I realized during the next session: waking up at 3 in the morning) when I probably should have smoked Ray Charles or Yuck Mouth (Reviews coming soon) I instead rolled a small blunt of SW and smoked it on my front porch on a cool Baltimore night (technically Father’s Day ):
I really appreciate Harvest. For one thing, they’ve never disappointed me. Their Blue Dream actually alleviated some prodromal Migraine headaches. And sitting there on my porch, AFTER having smoked A LOT of weed on a normal Saturday night, and having woken up in the middle of the night, the blunt of Secret Weapon emptied a clip in my head. It motivated me to write this review and it gave me a very pleasant non-anxious Sativa uplift that, in the end, didn’t keep me awake.
So, once again, I am pleasantly surprised and very high after medicating with a Harvest product…they just grow and cure quality flower. Period.
And, Much like a few of their competitors like Evermore, Strane, and Culta, they seem to care more about the flower than the hype and the packaging etc. I like this trend.
By the way, the 1/8 of Secret Weapon was $39 at Mission, reduced by 15% from its initial sticker price of $47, which is still a deal in Maryland. In fact, Harvest is usually one of the least expensive choices at the dispensaries.
One thing they have over everyone now is the ability to look at their product through the packaging. secret weapon was no different than other terpene rich strains I’ve had from Harvest: simply stated these guys produce quality flower.
I would definitely purchase Secret Weapon again and hopefully at a bit higher potency.
But, if it was 20% again I would still purchase. I dig this strain for its creative inspiration and focus accompanied by some mild but classic Indica effects.