Hawaii Heartbreak Strain Review (Headstash)

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Can I just start this Hawaii Heartbreak strain review by saying that it’s COMPLETELY fine for LP’s 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: Actual strain is headstash, and based on seedfinder, the lineage is as follows: {Girl Scout Cookies x Cherrie Pie x KarmaRado OG} x Biker Kush.

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 after being packaged.

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

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Appearance: 3.5/5

The contrast of all the different colors between the leaves, the pistils and the trichomes make 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 re-hydrate it. What made the score drop a little for me was the density. I love me some dense nugs, but let me get a little bit of texture as well, looking at the 4 medium sized nugs, it 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 in scents. A floral smell pops out of the container as I removed the seal, then I got a mix of passion fruit 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 

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 towards 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 an 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 way 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 eye lids 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 and Two-Tone Ban were two other solid offerings from this brand. I would recommend this to every day 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! 

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