This was an interesting experience because although I’ve tried many CBD-heavy strains, never one with less than 1% THC, so this was a first for me. For this Temple strain review, I tried out an Aurora product that was pretty enjoyable overall, and very unique. It is a hybrid strain with 9.6 % CBD and only 0.4% THC. The main terpene present is myrcene, however there are four more terpenes that make up the rest of it’s profile: pinene, guaiol, terpineol, limonene. Smoking this will leave you with a clear head and a relaxed feeling, however if you’re looking to get high/stoned/baked, this is not the bud that will help you there.
Packaging Details: Packaged on 02/27/2019, tested/reviewed on 01/16/2020, exactly 323 days after being packaged.
Purchasing Details: Purchased a 3.5 gram container for $21.00 CAD at the SQDC in Montreal, QC.
The colors on this Temple strain are really appealing; you got the dark green nugs with a mix of dark purple, navy blue and a little bit of light green, there are dark orange pistil hairs and the nugs are covered with white trichomes. What knocked the score down a little was the size of the buds, however this is more of a preference, they were all quite small. Now the size is one thing, but the dryness was ridiculous and there should not be ANY weed on the shelves that has been packed almost ONE YEAR AGO. This is really mind-baffling to me, the flower was powder dry.
A very surprising aroma pierced through the container when removing the seal, surprising because many of the other CBD strains I’ve tested are more earthy, woody and herbal. This strain has a predominantly pine based smell with pleasant sweet crushed grape undertones. The smell is reminiscent of the OG Melon strain, it’s very enjoyable.
The flavors are pretty similar to the smell on the exhale, that’s where I taste the sweet grapey after tastes. On the inhale, the flavours are quite subtle and mostly earthy, woody and herbal. Because the nugs are fresh, the joint burns quite well, and the smoke is pretty smooth. There was some minimal throat scratching a few minutes after I finished the joint.
Effects 3/ 5
Basically, with 0.3% THC, you get no psychoactive effects whatsoever, so you won’t get the “high” that you would if you smoke a strain that’s high in THC. I know what you’re thinking, why use cannabis if I won’t get high? Well the high percentage of CBD will provide some other, different effects that you may very well enjoy. This Temple strain provides a very calming, relaxed feeling throughout the entire body. While I never tried this while being in pain, many consumers that have tried this strain mentioned pain relief after trying this.
The terpenes in this cultivar emit such wonderful aromas and flavors, that I would actually recommend for everybody to try this, especially somebody that’s not interested in getting high at all but is curious about cannabis. The feeling that this CBD flower provides is soothing, even a heavy consumer that’s trying to cut down on their THC consumption wouldn’t “crave” a THC-heavy strain. I’ve used this after heavy work days or heavy work-outs, and this Temple strain definitely provides some anti-inflammatory and relaxing effects. Please leave your reviews below if you’re tried this before!