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Strain review: Cherry Diesel

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Where to find the Cherry Diesel: Prohibition Herb, 1185 Camino del Rio, 970-385-8622, prohibitionherb.com

Price: $50 an eighth; available only on rec

Caveats: Prohibition didn’t bribe us for a good review. Our opinions are all our own.

Strain review: Cherry Diesel

So, apparently Prohibition Herb is about to pull out the big guns. And by that I mean their new premium line, which was made available in the dispensary last week.

We got our hands on some of the Cherry Diesel, which is one of the new strains that will be part of that premium line. Cherry Diesel is a sativa hybrid with 24.8 percent THC, and it was created by crossing Cherry OG and Turbo Diesel. As a premium plant, it received only the best care and attention from Prohibition’s plant gurus. Like Cherry Diesel, all of the strains included in the new premium line have genetics that were hand-selected, and the strains are rare and exotic. They are grown in small batches and hand trimmed, just like all of Prohibition’s strains.

I picked up this strain from the dispensary and was surprised to see how fancy-ass-fancy the packaging for this line is. Glass jars and gold and black labeling? Hell yes. AND they’re not slapping the normal “this product is this and has this THC percentage in it” sticker on the jar. They’re hand-writing that info on the premium line jars instead. It’s extra work, but how cool is it to have a glass jar full of bud that you can just stare at in lust, without anything obstructing your view? Pretty cool, I say.

Anywho, the packaging and care taken to grow this bud are pretty extra, which is rad. And, you can really tell that this is some badass flower right off the bat. The nugs in my glass jar were a lush green, and they looked so full and healthy, even after the drying process. And, you guys, this weed smells amazing. It doesn’t smell like normal bud. It smelled green and fresh, and the slight scent of gasoline from the Turbo Diesel genetics wasn’t off-putting at all.

I ground a nug or two to throw into the pipe, and I was impressed with how green and lush the bits of bud looked even after being mashed with tiny metal spikes. Good stuff all around. The bowl burned evenly, and the smoke from this strain was heavy enough to make both me and a friend who smoked with me choke. It wasn’t that noxious burnt-tasting smoke, though. It was just heavy and thick. Ain’t nothin’ wrong with that.

And, as I kind of expected from a strain this well-cultivated, it didn’t take much for us to get extremely stoned. We split a bowl between the two of us and by the end of it, we were both giggling at nonsense and clearly high. At one point, my friend was sitting on the stairs with her hand over her eye in a peace sign, and I asked what she was doing. I shit you not, her response was: “I’m making a tiny telescope to see things through.” In that moment, I was very thankful for cannabis and its ability to turn my friends into human versions of potatoes. Nothing is more amusing.

But, of course, it also turned me into a human potato, although no one else caught on. A short while later I was reading something on my phone (of course) and I realized that I’d inexplicably been reading with one of my eyes shut for no reason. It’s not like it made the words clearer. I guess I just decided subconsciously to squeeze one of my eyes shut. The wonders of weed, man.

If Cherry Diesel is indicative of the rest of Prohibition’s new premium line, you guys are in for a treat. I can’t wait to see what else they throw out there once this stuff hits the shelves. And, to be honest, I can’t wait to see how stoned and ridiculous it makes my friends. I’m sure they’re horrified when they read this column, but your peace sign telescopes are fair game when you hang out with someone who writes about weed for a living.

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Details

Where to find the Cherry Diesel: Prohibition Herb, 1185 Camino del Rio, 970-385-8622, prohibitionherb.com

Price: $50 an eighth; available only on rec

Caveats: Prohibition didn’t bribe us for a good review. Our opinions are all our own.