For this cannabis strain review, I’m trying out some “City Lights” made by the Edison Cannabis Co, better known as Critical Kush. It’s a hybrid strain with a cannabinoid content of 14% to 20% THC (this one specifically had 16.2%) and 0% to 1% CBD (this one had 0.7% CBD). The terpene profile here is pretty complex, including myrcene, caryophyllene, limonene, humulene, and linalool. When it comes to lineage, Critical Kush is a cross of two popular strains: Critical Mass and OG Kush. After reviewing other Edison products like Rio Bravo and La Strada, which did not disappoint, my expectations were fairly high for this one.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 10/07/2019 and tested/reviewed on 02/03/2020, exactly 119 days later. Lot# 58063
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $33.60 at the SQDC in Montreal, QC. ($9.60/gram)
Edison products’ freshness consistency is still there with this strain; those humidity pouches added to their containers are lifesavers. The nugs were dense, lush, and quite colorful. There is a lime green, almost yellowish color to this bud that’s completely covered in white trichomes with darkish orange pistils everywhere. What brought the score down a little for me was the number of small nugs I got in this container, not a big fan of popcorn nugs.
My least favorite aspect of this entire City Lights strain review was that the aroma wasn’t pleasant at all. There was a musky smell that came out as soon as I opened up the seal, and the more you smell it, the more you get these weird scents that I could compare to a wet towel. I was definitely expecting more.
I found that this strain was actually missing some flavor; it was way too subtle for me, so it’s tough to breakdown the taste that the terpenes emit. I would describe it as earthy and herbal, but again, way too subtle and almost tasteless. Maybe some people enjoy that; I really like the explosion of flavors that certain strains provide when you smoke them, a good example is Tangerine Dream. The smoke was actually quite smooth, and the joint still burned well, thanks to the buds’ freshness.
Although I wasn’t a big fan of the flavors and aromas, the effects of this strain were pretty enjoyable. The high came in quickly before I even finished my joint. Smoking this weed gives off some calming sensations throughout the body and mind. I didn’t feel like being too productive per se, but I felt that the high wasn’t too overwhelming. After about an hour or so, my energy levels dropped significantly, so to me, this would be a strain that’s better for the night time than the day time.
It wasn’t my favorite strain that I’ve tried so far, but the buds’ appearance and the effects that this weed provides were still somewhat consistent with other Edison Cannabis products. I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody looking for strong, tropical, and unique flavors and aromas because this weed won’t give you that. However, if you want to try out some OK quality cannabis from a brand that made a strain that was a favorite among Canadiens in 2019 (La Strada, based on Leafly readers), then roll up some of this “City Lights.” If you’ve tried this one out, let me know what you think! Leave your comments below.