For this cannabis strain review, I tried out some Dancehall made by Spinach. I was expecting to start busting out some crazy dancehall moves after smoking this, unfortunately that did not happen, I did enjoy this strain very much though. This flower’s cannabinoid content is a 1:1 ratio, so it has a great balance of CBD and THC. This one specifically had 6% THC (usually between 5 and 10%) and 8.2% CBD (usually between 5 and 10%). It’s a sativa dominant hybrid strain (60% sativa, 40% indica) with a terpene profile that’s dominated by myrcene, pinene and caryophyllene.
The lineage is quite interesting here, Dancehall was bred by Reggae Seeds by crossing Juanita La Lagrimosa (a Mexican-Afghani-Spanish hybrid) with Kalijah (Blue Heaven crossed with a Mexican-Afghani hybrid).
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 07/24/2019 and tested/reviewed on 02/07/2020, exactly 198 days after being packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased a 3.5 gram container for $27.00 CAD at the SQDC in Montreal, QC ($7.71/gram)
The colors on this frosty Dancehall strain make this weed really stand out, you can see the dark green buds with dark orange almost redish pistils sticking out while being covered with healthy looking trichomes. There are also spots of purple and navy blue around the nug. It wasn’t the freshest bud I’ve tried, as it was packaged for more than 6 months when I smoked it, so the dryness is definitely there. The size of the nugs weren’t too consistent, as there were some popcorn nugs but some decent sized nugs as well.
The scent of this bud is very pleasant overall, it’s a mix of piney, sour and spicy aromas, then there’s a sweet and almost melon like undertone that starts creeping through once you start to break up the nugs. The terpene profile of this strain emits quite the unique and specific smells, and I would love it if they were a little less subtle.
I’m looking forward to trying out a fresher batch of this Dancehall strain specifically because I feel like the packaging date here is not letting me experience the full flavor and aroma. It tasted nice, it’s a subtle earthy taste on the inhale, with some diesel/piney/citrusy notes on the exhale. The smoke was very smooth, and the joint burned perfectly. I still feel like there is some freshness that’s missing here, a humidity pouch might do wonders for this strain.
The effects that I felt after smoking some of this Dancehall is close to perfect for me, but as you know, this portion is quite subjective. If you’re looking to get really stoned though, I don’t believe that this one’s for you. It gave me euphoric and happy vibes while staying focused on the task in hand, this weed did not slow me down whatsoever. Very similar effects to other 1:1 ratio strains like Shark Shock.
I would recommend this strain to both everyday smokers and beginners as well. However, If you’re trying to get super high, this won’t get you there. If you want to feel a slight buzz mixed in with all the anti-anxiety and stress relieving qualities that CBD has, this is a perfectly balanced strain. This is a great day time weed as it keeps you functional and focused, I wouldn’t try this for insomnia. I was also hoping that it would improve my dancehall skills, unfortunately, there’s probably no weed on the planet that would help me with that.