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November 25, 2017
Ashburn, VA
Published on December 15, 2013

   Jilly Bean is a taster’s choice bud, the kind of bud you smoke for the exotic flavor. The hybrid combines the tangy cream of Orange Skunk–technically, Orange Velvet–and Space Queen, a fruity descendant of Romulan and C99, to produce a delicious and thick morsel that grinds like a pink jelly bean. Our sample from Burnzwell was bright green with fiery neon hairs and large calyxes. The thick, well-cured nugs found a perfect balance between fluffiness and density.

    Ground, the JB erupted like a gooey gumdrop, with an aroma disputed between mango and plum. The grind and burn revealed additional floral tones, and even the smoke was aromatically pleasant. Our first hit struck first in the face and neck, inducing a major swallowing reflex. The focus remained intact, as a calm settled in. But critics were still energetic enough to enjoy the growing cerebral impairment, which only tripled…

Published on December 15, 2013

   Querkle can be as rare a find as the strains from which it was bred: Purple Urkle and Space Dude (the “scientific” name for a Space Queen male used in selective breeding). Combining the succulent grape indica with Queen’s exotic, cerebral lineage, Querkle is a complex, sweet strain whose flavors can vary from harvest to harvest.

   Our latest sample came into the office quietly, but cracking the container was like popping open a pungent Cabernet. Its sandy light hairs and snow-white crystals covered a very enigmatic bud, aromatically-speaking. While critics agreed on sharp Romulan characteristics, they also noted fruit punch, sugar toast, and pound cake.

   The first hit zapped our motivation immediately, and the task of writing actual reviews seemed impossible. Parts of the body rumbled slowly along, but the immediate take was very cerebral. The nerves rang and there was even tingling in the extremities. Each…

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