For this cannabis strain review, I’m trying out some “City Lights” that’s 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 complexe, which includes 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 whatsoever, my expectations were pretty high for this one.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 10/07/2019 and tested/reviewed on 02/03/2020, exactly 119 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $33.60 at the SQDC in Montreal, QC. ($9.60/gram)
The consistency in the freshness of Edison products is still there with this strain, those humidity pouches that they add in their containers are life savers. 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 amount of small nugs I got in this container, not a big fan of popcorn nugs.
Aroma 1/ 5
Probably my least favorite aspect of this entire City Lights strain review, 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.
Flavor 2.5/ 5
I found that this strain was actually missing some flavor, it was way too subtle for me so it’s really hard 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 freshness of the buds.
Although I wasn’t a big fan of the flavors and aromas, the effects of this strain were pretty enjoyable. The high came in pretty 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 say, but I felt that the high wasn’t too overwhelming either. 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.
Although it wasn’t my favorite strain that I’ve tried so far, the appearance of the buds and the effects that this weed provides is still pretty consistent with other Edison Cannabis products. I wouldn’t recommend this to anybody that’s 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 decent 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.