For this cannabis strain review, I tried out some Two Tone Ban made by Riff (which is Aphria’s recreational brand). The actual strain is supposed to be Sour Kush, it’s a hybrid strain with dominance towards the Sativa side (unfortunately sativa/indica percentages aren’t available). When it comes to cannabinoid content, the THC percentage fluctuates between 12% and 22% (this batch specifically had 19.29% THC and a negligible amount of CBD).
When it comes to lineage, the information I found was concerning Sour Kush that’s made by Aphria (On the medical side, it’s called Sashigo and not Two Tone Ban). Actually, this is a good time to point out that I would LOVE to get more information on what I’m trying out for EVERY SINGLE BATCH, terpene profile percentages, harvest dates, all that great stuff, just saying…..Anyways, this Sour Kush is a cross between sour Diesel and OG Kush, originally bred by DNA Genetics.
Packaging Details: This was packaged on 11/09/2019 and reviewed/tested on 02/15/2020, exactly 98 days after it was packaged.
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $27.90 at the SQDC in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ($7.97).
When it comes to visuals, this Two Tone Ban is very pleasant to look at, all the vibrant colors on this flower really compliment each other. There is a mix of navy, light emerald green and dark green, mixed with some very bright light orange pistils. The buds are also covered with dense, amber trichomes, and it all comes together like a little weed rainbow (as you can see, the sour kush effects have not worn off yet). No humidity pouch was present but it didn’t really affect the humidity content, I was also able to squish some nugs without them breaking apart. Although there is little to complain about on the visual side of things, there were still some little pop-corn nugs hanging around, and I’m not a big fan of those!
This aspect of this Two Tone Ban review gets a five from me because it’s my favorite type of smell when it comes to cannabis flower. Very reminiscent of Tangerine Dream, there is a very pungent, zesty, sour and sweet orange scent, almost as if you just peeled an actual tangerine, it feels like the limonene is quite dominant. Interestingly enough, when the weed was bid up there were some earthy and woody aromas that started to come out.
This was actually very surprising, the flavor and the aroma were completely different. I found that there was actually no flavor, just a hint of something herbal, it was quite disappointing especially after the way the weed smelled. The smoke itself was smooth enough and the joint burned fine, but there’s definitely something missing here.
This Sour Kush gave me the couch-glue affect, a strong cerebral and “lazy” buzz. I did not feel like doing anything productive whatsoever, it’s the type of weed that you smoke while watching a good show on Netflix, not the type to get creative or start doing some sort of work, in my opinion. By the way, the munchies were VERY present, the package of chocolate chip cookies that I had did not last…Just saying.
This Two Tone Ban was pretty good overall, although the flavor is off-putting. I would not recommend this to a total beginner because I feel like it would get them a little too high, past enjoyment into paranoid territory. For everyday consumers, this is some pretty good weed if you enjoy being glued to your couch, not really doing too much. THE VISUALS THOUGH! It’s some weed that’s really pleasant to look at, I would compare this flower to a really good looking model with a bad attitude….If you’ve tried some Two Tone Ban, leave your own reviews in the comment section below!