Tangerine by Garden of Weeden
Producer: Garden of Weeden
Contributor: Asia Mayfield
Strain: Tangerine by the Garden of Weeden
I have a weakness for fruity weed. I can’t help myself. It is delicious. So it is no surprise that I was drawn to Tangerine by the Garden of Weeden. Spoiler alert - I wasn’t amazed. It is not that Tangerine is bad. It just isn’t as amazing as most of the strains I have been buying from dispensaries. It is a bummer too, because the buds looked so appealing.
Tangerine has thick buds laced with orangey strands. The flowers themselves are dark and light green. What does ugly weed look like? I don’t know but this certainly isn’t it. If I didn’t know anything about Tangerine, I might still buy it based on its looks alone. The buds didn’t earn a perfect score because they are not as crystally as they could be. Those bright, shining crystals frosted on most buds are trichomes. They secrete cannabinoids and terpenes. Tangerine is slightly dull-colored. It lacks the gleam achieved by some strains. However, the orange-ish, brown-ish streaks are very attractive.
Tangerine is a sativa-dominant hybrid. It has a delicious, sweet aroma that is reminiscent of tangerines and pineapples. The smell isn’t overwhelming but it is strong. It bursts out of the bag when you tear it open. Cannabis connoisseurs love complex, unique scents. Bury your face in the right buds and it is like a bouquet. Tangerine is more subtle. It is hard to pick out individual aromas. The light fruity scent is mixed with a deep, earthy smell common in cannabis flowers. Tangerine’s terpene profile is pretty impressive. It has 4.47 mg/g myrcene and 4.08 mg/g pinene. Myrcene is also found in mangos, hops, and basil. Pinene is responsible for the earthy smell. This terpene is also found in pine needles. Reading the terpene profile on paper, I would have guessed that Tangerine smelled stronger than it actually does.
Yum! Do you like sweet weed? Tangerine is almost better than dessert. Zero calories and a lot more fun. It takes a while for the taste to hit you. Only when you are exhaling can you appreciate every aspect of the flavor. By far the strongest notes are the fruity ones. You can taste tangerine, but it is not the only fruit flavor that is detectable. The smoke is smooth and pleasant. You might enjoy it if you cough easily. One of the reasons people are so interested in vaping is because it is less harsh on their lungs. If that is your fear as well, don’t worry. You have options. You can grind up the nugs and make weed oil. Or you can buy a vaporizer. Or heck, do both. Why limit yourself? Legalization is something to glory in.
Smoking Tangerine is… meh. If you were in the mood for a mild, low-THC strain, Tangerine would be perfect. Here is the thing - Tangerine is actually loaded with THC. It’s testing at 24.34% THC. The experience does not live up to the hype. Tangerine won’t make you feel bad but it probably won’t send you to new heights either. If you want to get stoned, but still need to interact with the world, a puff or two of these buds is pretty tasty. Because it is a sativa-dominant strain, getting stoned on Tangerine could induce the giggles. It is more of a happy, silly high than a sedative one. Your body experiences effects from cannabis that you don’t consciously recognize. Your inflammation level may go down, for example. Tangerine should produce a lot of these effects because it is rich with terpenes.
Tangerine by the Garden of Weeden is the type of strain you recommend to a smoking newbie. Your head might start spinning the first time you visit a dispensary if you are not experienced. There is so much to choose from. Tangerine is a good strain to settle on because the user might feel impressed when they look at the THC percentage, yet it still provides a mellow smoke.
The Apothecary Shoppe stocks Garden of Weeden buds in limited qualities. If you do run into Tangerine, buy it quickly. The average Las Vegas dispensary might have dozens or more strains for sale. They are trying to target every conceivable taste. Medical patients have different needs, not only from recreational patients, but each other. A strain that is great for lupus might not be useful for someone with cancer. That is why you might occasionally stumble upon a strain that you are not wild about. Tangerine isn’t the best weed I have ever smoked. Its effect felt muted and it is pricier than most other strains.
4240 W Flamingo Rd
Las Vegas NV 89103
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It’s dark. That was my first thought walking into the Apothecary Shoppe. Instead of the bright dispensary glare that I am used to, the shop has opted for a dark, dimly-lit environment. Well, I am not here to be impressed by the interior design. Recreational consumers at the Apothecary Shoppe are checked into their computer system and given a number. After that, it is pretty self-explanatory. A budtender calls your number and helps you pick out what you need. The process is a little slow. The budtenders are knowledgeable and friendly but there don’t seem to be enough on staff to handle their customer load. I am spoiled; I am used to whizzing in and out of dispensaries within a few minutes. Still, the menu is diverse and the prices aren’t outrageous. In addition to a 20% locals discount, cannabis lovers can also take advantage of daily deals. Visit the dispensary website before you come in to find out what they are.
Delicious, sweet aroma. Very attractive.