While the loose structure and signs of stress (hermie bananas, some yellowing on leaves visible) indicated that this plant may not have reached its potential, the sample we received was extremely frosty and had plenty of visible amber trichomes, even with the naked eye. The color overall was a healthy bright green with pale peach-colored pistils. It was slightly wetter than we normally like but still burned fine, and we always like the distinct foxtailed structure that Headband shows. Great harvest timing on this sample, probably 25% amber-headed trichomes.
This was a typical Headband — it produced a very sharp fuel-heavy stank that had notes of leather, cleaning product, rubber, and limes. There was basically nothing sweet in this smell at all, it’s all acrid and stinky smells that made the pungency well above-average. If you really like Diesel-style aromas (as one reviewer does), this one’s right up your alley… we can’t exactly call it appealing though because it’s so musky and acrid.
Not as pungent as the smell, the taste was less fuel-heavy, offering more of the pine cleaner and a bitter citrus that reminded us of a gin and tonic. There were notes of soil in there too… The smoke itself was relatively smooth and the expansion was present but not overwhelming — not a cough-inducing strain really, which is a positive in our book. The final ash was a light flecked gray, showing that it had seen a good flush.
(We are NOT doctors – personal opinion ONLY) Strong ocular attention, mood elevation, energy, creativity, pain masking (especially nerve pain), and some appetite reduction properties.
This was another very solid example of Headband from CAM — we’ve seen this strain several times and it never disappoints. It seems that we’ve yet to see it perfectly “dialed-in” though, as the minor stresses seemed to take a toll on the potency figures. However, that wasn’t felt much in the experience, as it was plenty potent to start, really the only knock was that it dwindled heavily around the 1.5 hour mark. The smell and taste were both as was expected with the strain — pungent and enjoyable for those who like acrid, fuely strains. This one is best used for a boost of energy and motivation, which can turn into a scatterbrained almost anxious state at higher doses. Recommended mainly for moderate to experienced patients who can handle some of the anxiety this rushy and energetic med may cause at times.
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