The Drop: 6 strains hitting menus in June

This month The Drop, Dante Jordan’s column rounding up all the can’t-miss strains from the best brands and growers, looks at anticipated releases from Caliva, LOWD Farms, Connected Cannabis, and more.  Good afternoon, my friends, and welcome to The Drop, a monthly column where we cover which new strains are hitting the dispensary streets in any given month, and why I think you should know about them. To keep an eye on when your favorite brands drop new products, simply “favorite” strains and brands on Weedmaps and you’ll get notifications when they’re dropping in your area. All you need to do is make a profile here to get started.  Let’s get right to it. LOWD: Wedding Mints Listen, if you’re out in Portland, you definitely need to be smoking LOWD. Pun intended, alladat. I spent the winter months out in Portland (beautiful city, will go back at some point) and LOWD’s Cake Mints definitely made the grey rainy days a lot easier to handle. Its Wedding Mints is probably more of the same, so buy the limited drop while you can. Wedding Mints is a cross between Wedding Cake and SinMint Cookies with purple buds and hard-hitting effects. Jesce Horton, the brand’s CEO, told me it’s part of the brand’s Catch-and-Release series where they run excellent strains that people will love, but they just don’t make the cut for long-term production.  On the flavor and how it hits, Jesce told me, “It’s a similar profile to a doughy, cakey, but more on the cookie, and gassy side than their Cake Mints.” That right there is weed connoisseur for “Fam … Fire.” Available: Oregon Magic Hour Cannabis: Sherbadough Magic Hour Cannabis: producers of what’s still some of the best Gelato I’ve ever tasted in my life. Its T-1000 is fire too, and more evidence for consumers that THC isn’t the decider of quality. Really, everything they put out is fire, so I’m comfortable telling you to run out and grab the limited release of its newest strain: Sherbadough.  Sherbadough is an Archive-bred creation. The cross is Sunset Sherbert and Do-Si-Dos. I wasn’t too familiar with this one so I hopped on the phone with brand co-owner Will Perry (great guy, can tell his parents are nice people) to ask how Sherbadough hits. He told me the terpenes tested at 3% and, “It’s a sweet gassy flavor like Zkittlez with some diesel on the end. Starts out very sweet then it fades into a gassy type of flavor.”  If you catch the Sherbadough, cherish it, and if you don’t, Magic Hour Cannabis’ GMO Cookies and Gelato #25 are excellent substitutes. Available: Oregon DiscoverCulture & industryLaw & politicsScience & medicine Weedmaps ∙ News ∙ Culture & industryThe Drop: 6 strains hitting menus in June Dante Jordan ∙ May 27, 2021   10:00 am PDT | Updated 1 day ago This month The Drop, Dante Jordan’s column rounding up all the can’t-miss strains from the best brands and growers, looks at anticipated releases from Caliva, LOWD Farms, Connected Cannabis, and more.  Good afternoon, my friends, and welcome to The Drop, a monthly column where we cover which new strains are hitting the dispensary streets in any given month, and why I think you should know about them. To keep an eye on when your favorite brands drop new products, simply “favorite” strains and brands on Weedmaps and you’ll get notifications when they’re dropping in your area. All you need to do is make a profile here to get started.  Let’s get right to it. LOWD: Wedding Mints Listen, if you’re out in Portland, you definitely need to be smoking LOWD. Pun intended, alladat. I spent the winter months out in Portland (beautiful city, will go back at some point) and LOWD’s Cake Mints definitely made the grey rainy days a lot easier to handle. Its Wedding Mints is probably more of the same, so buy the limited drop while you can. Wedding Mints is a cross between Wedding Cake and SinMint Cookies with purple buds and hard-hitting effects. Jesce Horton, the brand’s CEO, told me it’s part of the brand’s Catch-and-Release series where they run excellent strains that people will love, but they just don’t make the cut for long-term production.  On the flavor and how it hits, Jesce told me, “It’s a similar profile to a doughy, cakey, but more on the cookie, and gassy side than their Cake Mints.” That right there is weed connoisseur for “Fam … Fire.” Available: Oregon Find LOWD products Magic Hour Cannabis: Sherbadough Magic Hour Cannabis: producers of what’s still some of the best Gelato I’ve ever tasted in my life. Its T-1000 is fire too, and more evidence for consumers that THC isn’t the decider of quality. Really, everything they put out is fire, so I’m comfortable telling you to run out and grab the limited release of its newest strain: Sherbadough.  Sherbadough is an Archive-bred creation. The cross is Sunset Sherbert and Do-Si-Dos. I wasn’t too familiar with this one so I hopped on the phone with brand co-owner Will Perry (great guy, can tell his parents are nice people) to ask how Sherbadough hits. He told me the terpenes tested at 3% and, “It’s a sweet gassy flavor like Zkittlez with some diesel on the end. Starts out very sweet then it fades into a gassy type of flavor.”  If you catch the Sherbadough, cherish it, and if you don’t, Magic Hour Cannabis’ GMO Cookies and Gelato #25 are excellent substitutes. Available: Oregon Caliva: Chemistree Caliva Caliva’s a pretty big player in California, owned by The Parent Company, which also has Jay-Z’s Monogram brand under its umbrella. It’s known for its Alien OG flower, a consistent top seller in California, but they’re also pushing out new strains constantly. Recently, I connected with the brand to see what’s coming down the pipeline. Chemistree is the answer, Caliva’s sativa entry in this year’s NorCal High Times Cannabis Cup. Caliva has Chemistree listed as a sativa-dominant hybrid with a gassy aroma and sour pine complements, so you’re probably getting some Chemdog, diesel-y vibes in there with what’s probably a descendant of Kush too. And as I type that, I’m now reading an email that says it descends from Headbanger genetics, which is a cross of Sour Diesel and Biker Kush. So yeah, I’m right in real time, wow. The nose knows.  Officially, Chemistree is a cross of Motorbreath #15 and Headbanger with heavy amounts of pinene, caryophyllene, limonene, and linalool all up in the terpene profile.  Available: California

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