Expert review of user experience coupled with cannabinoid potency testing and weed pics of Pandora's Box from New Options Wellness

Unknown's critique for Pandora's Box


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April 27, 2018
San Francisco, CA

   Pandora’s Box was so named for spectacle of terror unleashed upon the world when an innocent woman became curious…the analogy could be aptly applied to a cannabis flower, starting with the large jar, or even referencing its contents. But the important part of the legend, is that the evils were irreversible. While it can’t last forever, the strain, P.B., is known for its drawn out, full-body experience, much like the unleashed evils according to legend.

    Our local specimen, from New Options, carried a nutty, diesel aroma, masked by a sweet pearberry. Her rustic hairs seemed a prelude to the grind, with notes of a hickory smoker. The first hit was a ripple of tingling through body. The head became a deadweight and a few reported immediate swallowing reflexes. Each limb followed suite, with sinking heaviness. The only part not entirely impaired was the brain. The functionality was pleasurable, after the minor head storm died down.

    Everything slowed down. Motivation and enthusiastic energy amplified, but we lacked the physical energy to go with the flow, much less focus. Optimistic but otherwise emotionless, we put off difficult tasks…but as one critic put it, “I had the courage to jump in when the call needed to be made.” Another reported running errands with a renewed “inner soul”.  Collectively, we agreed that the Box unleashed a time warp upon us but we could still perform at 80-90%.

    An hour later, we embraced a renewed clarity and could spring from project to project seamlessly. It was all out of order, though. Our directions changed spontaneously, and we picked up one task, then another, and another, doing many “things” but never accomplishing much over a period of time. Silence was unnerving, though, causing a rift for those trying to meditate. Pandora’s Box made a perfect day strain, especially on a Saturday.

     The entire climb and descent took about three hours, potently for at least two. With such long-term remnants felt hours thereafter, Pandora’s Box is a worthy contender for mid-afternoon relief.

Published on December 15, 2013
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