Hawaii Heartbreak Strain Review (Headstash)

Can I just start this Hawaii Heartbreak strain review by saying that it’s COMPLETELY fine for LPs and brands to keep the ACTUAL strain names??? NOTHING wrong with Headstash as a name, NOTHING! All right, now that we got that out of the way, let’s break down this cultivar in more detail.

Headstash is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain made by Riff that packs a fair amount of THC (anywhere between 13% to 23%, this batch specifically came with 19.7% THC and an inconsiderable amount of CBD).

Below is the breakdown of every aspect of this strain.

  • Lineage: {Girl Scout Cookies x Cherrie Pie x KarmaRado OG} x Biker Kush
  • Type: Indica-dominant
  • Potency: 13-23% THC
  • Terpene Profile: Limonene, Nerolidol, Caryophyllene, Pinene, and Myrcene
  • Packaging Details: Packed on 4/15/2020 and reviewed/tested on 07/05/2020, exactly 81 days later.
  • Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $27.90 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ($7.97/gram)

Terpene Profile: The dominant terpenes are limonene, nerolidol, caryophyllene, pinene, and myrcene.

Packaging Details: This was packaged on 4/15/2020 and reviewed tested on 07/05/2020, exactly 81 days later. Lot# 3101718962

Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $27.90 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. ($7.97/g)

Appearance: 3.5/5

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The contrast of all the different colors between the leaves, the pistils, and the trichomes makes this bud look very pleasant to the eye. There are spots of dark green, light green, navy, and purple all over the buds that are covered in a sheet of amber trichomes and perfectly placed dark orange pistils.

When it comes to moisture content, the RH was at 54% once I removed the seal, so I didn’t even need to rehydrate it. What made the score drop a little for me was the density.

I love some dense nugs, but let me get a little bit of texture as well; looking at the 4 medium-sized nugs, they actually looked underweight initially (it wasn’t, came out to 3.48 grams).

Aroma: 4.5/5

Refreshing is the word that jumps out first when describing the aromas that the limonene, nerolidol, and caryophyllene terpenes emit. It’s a very different mix of dominant terpenes than we usually see on cannabis strains, hence the vast mix of scents.

A floral smell pops out of the container as I removed the seal, then I got a mix of passionfruit and lemon, all of that was accented with a touch of diesel and skunk, the latter coming out more as the buds are bid up.

Flavor/Smoke: 2/5 

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As I sat with this cultivar for a few days, the more I smoked it, the more I realized there was something missing from the flavor, especially after experiencing scents that literally bring you toward different directions as you’re taking whiffs. Unfortunately, this became my least favorite aspect in this Hawaii Heartbreak strain review.

On the inhale, I got a herbal and somewhat rosy flavor; on the exhale and the after-taste, there was an empty earthy flavor left on the palate. Smoking this weed wasn’t the smoothest experience. There was some coughing and a scratchy throat, although I’ve had worse. 

Effects: 2.5/5

This aspect gets an average score for me. The initial climb starts within 10-15 minutes of consumption, and I felt the effects in my brain and in my body at the same time as the “high” hit its peak. What came after was a slight feeling of anxiety and paranoia (hence the low score).

The “good” buzz came after about 30 minutes once the bad went away. The eyelids got pretty heavy after about an hour, and it quickly became an evening strain for me. Also, adding some cbd flower or smoking it right after will help reduce feelings of anxiety. 

Overall: 3/5

In my opinion, Riff has done a pretty good job with this Headstash cultivar, and if they keep coming out with solid products consistently, they will end up making a name for themselves in this game. Subway Scientist Strain and Two Tone Ban Strain were two other solid offerings from this brand.

I would recommend this to everyday consumers. The aroma will blow your mind. When it comes to beginners, I would be careful, and if you do decide to try this out, make sure that you got some CBD around, just in case. If you’ve tried out some of this Hawaii Heartbreak, let me know your thoughts in the comments below! 


  • LA Confidential: A potent indica strain known for its relaxing and sedative effects. Similar to Hawaiian Heartbreak in its ability to induce relaxation and help with sleep.
  • Bubba Kush: A strong indica strain with a sweet, earthy aroma. Like Hawaiian Heartbreak, it has a calming effect on the mind and body and can help with stress and anxiety.
  • Godfather OG: A powerful hybrid strain that combines OG Kush and Granddaddy Purple. Similar to Hawaiian Heartbreak in its ability to provide deep relaxation and pain relief while also promoting a sense of euphoria.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Hawaiian Heartbreak sativa or indica?

Hawaiian Heartbreak is an Indica-dominant hybrid strain.

What are the common flavors and aromas of Hawaiian Heartbreak?

Hawaiian Heartbreak is often described as having a sweet, fruity aroma with hints of pine and earth. It may also have a spicy or herbal taste with notes of citrus or berry.

What are the effects of Hawaiian Heartbreak?

Hawaiian Heartbreak is known for its cerebral high that can be energizing and uplifting, with some users reporting increased creativity and focus. It may also produce a relaxing body high that can alleviate stress and tension.

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1 thought on “Hawaii Heartbreak Strain Review (Headstash)”

  1. Just cracked my 1st can after enjoying a pre-roll a few days ago…I echo a lot of your points…smells great…has a kick…didn’t feel the paranoia so much…enjoyed the body buzz…kinda floated down…definitely an apres ski consideration…throw on some tunes and kick back…I’d give it 3.5/5…smoked tasty but harsh (got a boost pack in there now)…cheers!…gonna hit some CBD oil based on your recommendation.

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