Contributor: Akil The Real Deal
MedMen pioneered the [statemade] brand in Nevada as products that are sourced locally and categorized for one’s desired state. There are seven different states to select, including Max, which is made for activity. The strain of Max is not emphasized. Instead, it is described to produce a high that gives a carefree state that brings creative energy to everyday tasks with a pine and citrus sweet taste and smell.
[statemade]ᴺᵛ presents its Max 1g flower in a red-cubed paper box with a copper-colored insert in between the red lid and bottom. When I lift the top off the container, another similarly colored metallic jar is revealed. This glass jar adds to the upscale presentation of the product. The 1 gram of Max is an evergreen one whole bud except for one tiny nug that separated from the calyx. The plentiful short and scruffy pistils mimic the bronze color of the metallic lid. Finally, the ubiquitous trichomes glisten on every crevice and appear bronze in some areas on the exterior but more milky white on the interior.
I untwist the bronze [statemade] lid off of the jar and breathe deep a funky scent that would definitely be offensive to non-cannabis users. Even as a cannabis connoisseur, the odor is a little off-putting to me. The animalistic musk reminds me of the wonderful odors of a petting zoo. Moreover, when I place my nostrils near the container, I detect skunk. I presume the skunk smell is a result of the 17.6mg/g of myrcene. Lastly, the aroma of cat piss and the stench of mildew are brought to mind when I inhale the max flower’s perfume.
My first puff of [statemade]ᴺᵛ Max flower is a combination of bitter, funky, and the slightest hint of pine. The first impressions of Max’s taste are comparable to the aroma’s complex offering of stenches. Except my tongue experiences more of the sweetness of myrcene and freshness of pine. And while the 6.2mg/g of 𝛃-caryophyllene was detected as cloves in the aroma, it is translated as cinnamon in the taste. My overall impression of the flavor profile is bittersweet.
[statemade]ᴺᵛ Max flower high does allow me to concentrate on activities. However, it does not produce the energizing effects I expected, given the name and “made for activity” tagline. I feel relaxed and thus more able to focus on whatever I do. Whether it be watching Star Trek on Netflix, practicing balance on my skateboard, or performing magic tricks. The 17.6 mg/g of 𝛃-caryophyllene is what I attribute the relaxing sensation of the Max high.
[statemade]ᴺᵛ Max’s flower delivers a soothing high. The effects of Max’s sativa flower would allow a beginner smoker to enjoy the increased focus and relaxation without suffering any severe side effects. On the other hand, seasoned smokers can still enjoy the pain relief and mental clarity endowed from this flower.
I believe the Max flower is better described as a hybrid strain instead of a sativa because of its pairing of mental stimulation and physical pain relief. According to the batch number listed on the lab results, the Max flower is Tangie Dream. Tangie Dream is considered a sativa-dominant hybrid, and I definitely experienced the whimsical euphoria for which this strain is known while smoking[statemade]ᴺᵛ Max.
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There are many factors I consider when selecting which wonderful Las Vegas dispensary I will visit for my weekly weed haul. Price, product offerings, and hospitality are all important aspects I weigh in this decision. Still, the convenience of traveling to my local MedMen dispensary is unparalleled when I compare it to the other businesses. I can walk to the Downtown (Arts District location) MedMen from where I live in less than 15 minutes, but I often choose another environmentally friendly mode of transportation. On this visit, for example, I coasted on my skateboard around the construction detours down 3rd Street towards the iconic red building.
I did not even have the opportunity to press the door buzzer before entering because the receptionist anticipated my entry. After handing over my driver’s license for check-in, I told the clerk how I was impressed with his preparation for my arrival. He revealed he was able to see me on the security system and that he was equally intrigued with my skateboard as he is a skateboarder himself. We had a fun conversation about skating in Las Vegas before I opened the door in the reefer retail space.
There was one other guest in the facility during my trip and only one budtender on duty. I took the opportunity to inspect the area while I was waiting for assistance. I noticed that the cannabis display jars are color-coded to represent each product’s spectrum from indica to sativa. In the same way, I observed MedMen’s [statemade]ᴺᵛ brand arranged in a similar color code. I was further intrigued by the labeling of the [statemade]ᴺᵛ products because specific strain names are not given. And each various product describes which type of activity is best suited for the high. When it was my turn to talk with Dealantey, the budtender, I requested 1g of the [statemade]ᴺᵛ Max flower for $13.00 because it is “made for activity.” Not only would I be skateboarding back home, but I also planned to be active the entire week skateboarding to the max.