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Appalachian Haze by Grow West - RISE, Silver Spring (Maryland Recreational)


Strain: Appalachian Haze

Dispensary: Grow West

Market: Maryland Recreational

Overall Rating: 9.2/10

​Lean: Sativa Dominant


Initial Thoughts

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. 🦅


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Appearance

Fluffy, light green, turquoise tinted buds with lots of frosty white and starry trichomes.


Status

Fresh, but starting to cure.


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Aroma

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.


Flavor

Smooth, but vibrant on the palate with notes of citrus, pepper, cream, and a hint of earth in the exhale.


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Lineage

The Appalachian Haze Strain is a cross of Miami Heat, Miami Haze, and Triple OG that runs sativa dominant.

Effects

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.


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Conclusion

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. 🥾🏕


To grab some for yourself and check out other fantastic Grow West varietals hit them up or head to RISE, Silver Spring today. Don't forget to tell them Toker's Guide sent you!


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