Strain: The Sauce
Contributor: Asia Mayfield
The Sauce by Shango is one of the dispensary’s top strains. Bred from a cross between Gorilla Glue #4 and Green Ribbon, it reaches more than 22% THC. It’s a somewhat unusual strain; one that you won’t find at many Las Vegas dispensaries.
Don’t judge a nug by how it looks. I’ve been fooled by pretty green buds too many times to count. The Sauce is that kind of weed.
The buds are so good-looking, it’s like a visual promise of high-quality. The flower is pearly green, with a dandruff dusting of trichomes. Each nug is dense and wet. So much so, the flower clogs my grinder when I try to break it down.
The Sauce has a fresh piney scent that I absolutely love. You don’t have to work hard to catch a whiff, either. The aroma rushes out of the jar the moment you crack the lid. It’s the kind of pungent, overpowering aroma that lets anyone walking by know that there is a stoner in the vicinity.
Smoking The Sauce vaguely reminds me of eating salad. I can taste a crisp greenness, like crunching into a bowl of lettuce. Mixed in with the healthy, fresh flavor is a hint of gasoline. It’s an odd mixture that tastes more appealing than it sounds. People who are hesitant to try cannabis because of the flavor should start out with The Sauce, that’s for sure.
Bam! This weed hits so hard, it’s like you’re watching Emeril Lagasse reruns - you can’t resist the urge to shout with glee. The old chef’s punchy catchphrase works for The Sauce, as well.
The strain has hybrid genetics, but smokes like a cheerful sativa. I have a high tolerance, and I usually have to smoke a lot to really feel anything. But that wasn’t the case with The Sauce. No, sir.
Product price: 0.6g preroll ($9), 1g ($18), ⅛ ($57), ¼ ($107), ½ ($199), 1oz ($379)
Sometimes you’re in the mood to get high, but you don’t know what to smoke. The Sauce fills that void.
Because it’s a hybrid, a Sauce bowl fits almost any mood. Sleepy, energized, hungry, whatever you are, The Sauce can deepen those feelings, and it can do so with the utmost ease.
The Sauce is a typical Shango strain, which means that it’s a lot better than a random strain by another dispensary. Almost everything branded with the Shango logo is top-notch. However, you’ll have to pay for the quality. A single gram costs $18-$20, if you forget to bring your own exit bag.
4380 Boulder Hwy, Las Vegas, NV 89121
Phone number: (702) 444-4824
Hours: 7 a.m. - 12 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 12 a.m. - 12 a.m. Friday through Saturday
Shango should be one of the most popular dispensaries in town. Maybe it is, I don’t know. What I do know is that, however much they’re making right now, they could make even more if they make a few changes.
Shango is the only dispensary located on the Boulder Highway strip. There are a ton of local casinos and weekly motels dotting the road. With Shango being poised to capture ALL of this market. So why aren’t they?
It’s simple. Branding.
When you drive past Shango’s massive building, there’s nothing to indicate that it’s a dispensary whatsoever. I took an Uber to the dispensary this time, and the driver thought Shango was a friggin’ car warehouse. And, honestly, I really couldn’t blame him.
The same inattention to branding continues inside. The lobby is bland and abundantly uninteresting. The dispensary, itself, is huge and well-maintained, but they discourage cell phone use. So, if you were planning on snapping a few photos for your social media feed, I’m sorry, but that just won’t happen here.