Strain: Appalachian Haze
Market: Maryland Recreational
Overall Rating: 9.2/10
Lean: Sativa Dominant
One of the sativa options that i've been really psyched to try this season is this batch of Appalachian Haze cultivated by Grow West and recently available at RISE dispensary in Silver Spring, MD. If you're not familiar with Grow West they're craft cultivators out of Cumberland, MD who are fabled to have been turning out some excellent flower since inception. From George, their black bear mascot, to their Soar, Steady, Still effects rating system, they've peaked my interest. Of course, as a big sativa fan I'm mostly ready to Soar and, by the looks of it, that shouldn't be any problem in this case. 🦅
Fluffy, light green, turquoise tinted buds with lots of frosty white and starry trichomes.
Fresh, but starting to cure.
Refreshing with a floral essence and notes of citrus along with a hard to place spice. The amalgamation certainly recalls memories of mountain air and vegetation. Perhaps Mountain Laurel more specifically.
Smooth, but vibrant on the palate with notes of citrus, pepper, cream, and a hint of earth in the exhale.
The Appalachian Haze Strain is a cross of Miami Heat, Miami Haze, and Triple OG that runs sativa dominant.
These uplifting, highly cerebral, and creativity inspiring effects come on quickly and are great for morning and afternoon sessions. I found the headspace clear and focused while the physical effects were euphoric and without any edginess. For me, personally, it soothed my digestive discomfort and helped with muscular aches and soreness as well. Perhaps the best part was how it made even the most mundane tasks seem enjoyable and kept a grin on my face for nearly the duration of the high.
I'm quite fond of the Appalachian Mountains in all their majestic, natural beauty. Therefore, I suppose it's only appropriate that a strain designed and named for them would appeal to me so much. The energetic, mood enhancing aspects and heady effects were spot on and definitely had me "soaring" for hours. My one and only regret is that I haven't had a chance to take the jar for a hike...yet. 🥾🏕