Ever pondered what role you would play if you were a member of a royal family? Yeah, me neither, but this week’s strain from Prohibition Herb is named Her Highness. With a name that regal, this seems like a fitting game to play.
So, let’s do it. Who would you be? Would you go modern, a la Prince Harry or his hot wife? Good call. Nobody wants to be the bald brother who aged poorly, so we can just skip him. Or you could go way out of the box and be the King of Belgium or something, I guess. Think of all the chocolate you’d get!
Or would we take things back to like, medieval times instead? To be honest, I don’t really care what timeline we’re in, as long as it ain’t this one, but I do want to be in charge of all the shit in the kingdom. Let me rule! This is my fantasy, and we all know that in reality I would be a scullery maid or like, court jester or something. No power but all the dang responsibility. I’m just not fancy enough for a leading role.
You know who would be fit to be the ruler of any kingdom, though? Her Highness. And it’s not just her name that makes her a good fit. It’s also all of the properties that come with this indica hybrid strain, from her royal heritage as an offspring of (White x Tahoe OG) x Cookies) x Face Off (one very confusing and regal algebraic equation) to the natural beauty of her thicc nugs.
This strain recently landed on the shelves at Prohibition, but it’s been flying off of them and into the hands of potheads at lightning speed. In fact, this strain is so in demand that our buddies up at the dispensary had to hide some in the back for me to pick up. Otherwise, it would have sold out before I could get there.
I learned really quickly why this strain is so popular, though. Not only is this girl a beaut, but she’s also a force to be reckoned with — just like any good leader should be. She comes packing an insane amount of THC, and the eighth I picked up tested for, I shit you not, a whopping 28.74% THC. That alone deserves a crown.
She also smells delicious. I’m not entirely sure how to explain it (insert my recent “I have no real sense of smell from COVID” explainer here), but I know it’s good. I guess to my broken COVID nose this strain smells green and earthy, but don’t quote me on that. I was never good at sniffing out the smells in strains, and now I really suck at it. I know enough to say this one is pleasant and clean-smelling, though.
This strain tastes delicious, too. I’ve been smoking out of a Pax vape recently and I could really pick up the grassy goodness of Her Highness. Let’s just call it refined.
The high, on the other hand, was not as refined. In fact, it kicked my freaking ass after just a couple of hits. One hit in and I started to feel the effects, which is pretty impressive given how much I smoke to avoid falling into a 2020 pit of despair lately. Two hits in and the body high was getting real.
I’m not exactly sure how this strain hit me as hard as it did, but it was a big ol’ whomp to the senses. My body felt tingly, my arms were pool noodles, and my brain found everything amusing. What I really found funny, though, was how quickly my eyelids went from open and normal to tiny little eyeball blinds that I couldn’t lift. They were definitely half-mast. Just catching a glimpse of myself and my dumb eyelids in the mirror set off a case of the giggles.
And, once I’d laughed at myself hysterically like a maniac, I decided I was starving. The only problem was that I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to eat. I was also so high that I caught myself standing in the pantry (more than once) and staring at nothing and everything simultaneously. I ended up eating a crap ton of chips at some point, but I don’t know when.
What was interesting about this strain is that I didn’t have that drop-off or noticeable tapering off of effects that can happen with other high-THC strains. I stayed high for a very long time... like very long. Long enough to watch the entire “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” movie alongside my royal weed queen.
I must have fallen asleep at some point, but I truly don’t know when — I definitely went to bed high that night. But that’s OK! I like passing out while stoned. It’s the best kind of sleep. I woke up the next morning well-rested and relaxed.
So, in short, I choose Her Highness as my cannabis royal family. This strain deserves a crown, and I would even play stupid court jester if it meant I could hang out with Her Highness every day. Besides, all I’d have to do to entertain people in my jester role is smoke a bowl of this strain. My tiny, half-open stoner eyes alone would provide all the comedic relief necessary to keep my ass out of the dungeon. Sounds like the perfect setup to me.