For this cannabis strain review, I tried out some CBD flower from Hexo called Shark Shock. It’s an Indica-dominant strain, and this one had just 6.09% THC and 9.78% CBD. The dominant terpene for this strain is myrcene; the whole profile is pretty complex, though, as the four other dominant terps include: bisabolol, caryophyllene, guaiol, humulene. There is a huge appetite for CBD flower these days, as CBD in itself has become a craze; check out the rest of this Shark Shock strain review to see if this may be a strain for you!
Packaging Details: Packaged on 05/26/2019, tested/reviewed on 01/17/2020, exactly 236 days after being packaged. Lot# AAA-112347
Pricing Details: Purchased a container of 3.5 grams for $22.00 CAD at the SQDC in Montreal, QC.
This weed looked OK; I was quite surprised at the packaging date before I tried it out, somehow it was still sticky and not powder dry, and Hexo doesn’t put humidity control pouches in their containers. However, can we avoid this? Should there not be rules? 236 days of staying in a container is way too long (that’s not even the harvest date). The nugs have a very dense appearance, and they are dense as every nug bids up to a lot of weed. The buds are green with light orange pistils and lots of trichomes. All the nugs were large and round, which is always more pleasant than those little popcorn buds.
I noticed a very herbal aroma coming from a newly opened container. The smell is herbal and earthy, even a little minty, but also a little more muted than I’d like. Not much of the terps were still alive after being packaged for so long. it still gives off a very fresh scent. When burned, this strain gives off quite the earthy, skunky smell.
I found some spicy undertones that the caryophyllene gives off, but they’re very subtle. I noticed an earthy and floral taste on the inhale, with woody and herbal flavors on the exhale. I had to really search for the flavors, though, as everything was quite muted. Again, it still gives off a fairly fresh vibe overall, from the smell to the taste.
If you’re an everyday smoker who enjoys getting really stoned every time you smoke, you may not like this Shark Shock strain because of the small THC and large amounts of CBD. Personally, I enjoyed it, and I also smoke every day. I enjoy different experiences depending on the time of the day and what I’m doing, and I find that this is really good for creativity. I’ve also enjoyed this before a work-out; it really put me in the zone in the gym. The high is subtle, but it’s not non-existent; the CBD and the myrcene will make you feel very relaxed after smoking this.
I wouldn’t recommend this to someone that loves to get really baked because it might not get your where you want to go. However, if you haven’t found a strain that gets you in the right state of mind before work or school or anything else where you need to be fully aware and functional, but you want to feel relaxed, give this Shark Shock a try. Also, I think this would be great for beginners that are just getting their feet wet. Please leave your own reviews below if you tried out this strain!