Strain: Sunflower Yellow (Limonene/Inspire)
Market: DC Medical Cannabis
Overall Rating: 8.5/10
Lean: Sativa Dominant
Being originally from the medical side of things over in Maryland I’m someone who is pretty aware of the terpenes in my flower and I always check their percentages even before the cannabinoid levels. In the case of this Abatin Sunflower Yellow (Limonene/Inspire), I was thrilled to see some DC bud that is shining a spotlight on terpenes specifically. This brand has created other terpene-focused strains around many particular terpene profiles, but Limonene has always been one of my favorites so there was no way I could pass this one up. Great for helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, and improve mood, this uplifting flower is one I hope will be ideal for getting my day started in the mornings!
Light green with bright red and orange pistols.
Small - mid sized triangular shaped buds.
I smelled a light citrus smell. It wasn’t overpowering but enough to hint at its energizing potential.
Bright citrus inhale with a smoky lemon aftertaste.
We can't be sure what specific strain Sunflower Yellow is, but the editing team has their money on Sunflower Sunshine, which is a slightly sativa leaning cross of Sunshine and OG Kush.
I'm happy to report that this was the pump-you-up sativa influenced wake-and-bake specimen that I thought it would be. With it I was able to power through my work and to-do lists and, overall, had a super positive day. It's got a slightly buzzy but non-anxious high, and the body feel is a bit tingly while also relieving some back and shoulder tightness - pain that I was carrying after a not so great sleep the night before.
If you're searching for a cultivar that is going to help promote a stress-free mind and pick you up while giving you a clear-headed, sunny perspective throughout your day, I highly suggest this Sunflower Yellow. I'm looking forward to trying some others in the Abatin terpene lineup as well, but I have a feeling this is one that I will continue to have inspiring me for some time, when available. If you're interested you can check our all of their products at DC medical marijuana dispensary, Takoma Wellness Center, and talk to their knowledgeable staff about identifying the right fit for your needs. Don't forget to let them know Toker's Guide sent you!