Strain: Hybrid-Indica Dominant
Producer: Silver State Relief
Contributor: Missy Matheny
a-Pinene 3.8 mg/g
b-Pinene 1.5 mg/g
b-Myrcene 1.4 mg/g
Supernova, also known as Chronic, is a cross between Mazar-i-Sharif and BlueBerry, originally bred by Plantamaster Seeds. Supernova is known for its THC levels which are in the upper teens and twenties, sticky buds with a heavy layer of trichomes, and causing the “munchies,” in users. Supernova is uncommon to find on the market outside of its home country of Holland.
The buds were a combination of bright green buds, with darker forest green on the outer leaves. The nugs were covered in bright orange hairs, with a light dusting of crystals, making the buds bright and vibrant. Some of the little nugs were so wrapped in hairs, it made them look like little balls of sunlight. The buds were very crispy and crumbled with a little pressure. I loved the variety of colors in this one batch of flower.
The aroma was very mild, as I had to bury my nose in the bag to discern any fragrance. With my face in the bag, I was able to discern a sweet fruity aroma, a light blueberry smell, combined with a strong earthy fragrance. It was almost like smelling fruit ripening on trees in the rain, with the smell of wet earth adding to make a wonderful, if light, aroma.
My first hit was a little harsh, and the earthy aroma carried over to the flavor in full strength. The earthy aroma is all I could taste, with it even leaving an aftertaste that wasn’t unpleasant. The harshness mellowed through the bowl though. The sweet blueberries were barely noticeable in the flavor, with each hit tasting more like I took a bite out of a tree.
Within minutes of burning a bowl, I felt lifted and happy. My body tension relaxed, my muscle pain receded, my thoughts slowed down, and I got a little couch locked. Within an hour I was ready to crawl into bed and have nice dreams. The next morning, I felt a little slow and tired, and I needed an extra cup of coffee to wake up, almost like a little herbal hangover.
Product price: $25 per 1/8th
I found Supernova to be a good strain for relief of tension, body aches and pains, and the slowing of racing thoughts. I found this strain to be good for insomnia, relaxing at the end of the day, and an overall good strong indica hybrid. I feel Supernova is a good strain for gaming, watching movies, or less physical activities.
The buds were beautiful, and uniquely colored, although they didn’t have as many trichomes as this strain is known for. The smell was a strong skunk that hit me as soon as I opened the container, and the flavor was an even stronger taste of earth that tickled my throat a little at the beginning of the bowl. The effects were a strong indica, with my body relaxing into my chair before I fell asleep. I enjoyed this strain, but the heavy indica effects put me to sleep quickly.
175 East Greg Street, Sparks, Nevada 89431
Hours: Sunday-Saturday 8am-10pm
Silver State Relief is located off Greg street in Sparks Nevada, in the heart of the industrial district. They are one of the larger dispensaries in the Reno-Sparks, and although their location is not really in a residential neighborhood, they seem to always be busy, no matter what day or time I go in.
The back wall of the dispensary is dedicated to merchandise, with the customer lines set up around a center display of the products that they have available. Silver State has a large counter for their budtenders that wraps around almost ¾ of the store. I’ve never seen less than 5 terminals running, and they have over a dozen available, for the peak hours.
I don’t frequent Silver State Relief very often, because they specialize in concentrates, and I’m more into flower. However, I’ve somehow gotten the same budtender every time I’ve gone in. I don’t know how it works out like that, but it just seems to.
My budtender was awesome, as always. She knows her products well, and when I asked for recommendations, she gave answers based on her own experience as well as what she’s been told by other customers and employees. Even though there was a good line when I checked into the dispensary, I was in and out with my purchase in under 15 minutes.