Updated: Jun 6
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Welcome to the Higher Learning LV Lifestyle series, where some of the most impressive consumer brands from the cannabis and hemp industries are reviewed. In this installment, we check out five different cultivars of premium loose-leaf cannabis flower from the Grassroots brand.
Review: Back to Our Roots with Grassroots Cannabis
Review: Back to Our Roots with Grassroots Cannabis. Grassroots, a Curaleaf company that has its roots in Chicago, offers top shelf loose-leaf flower in the form of buds, prerolls, and select concentrates. The brand features curated genetics and an eye on quality that is lacking in many of its competitors.
When offered the review opportunity, we were skeptical, to be honest.
Many marijuana brands that claim to be premium are anything but, featuring poor inputs in the form of exhausted genetics and subpar cultivation, including a bad cure. Sadly, many pot brands are more marketing than muscle. Grassroots—we're happy to report—suffers none of these problems. If premium is as premium does, this brand is helping articulate the type of quality that the legal marijuana market can sometimes deliver.
Craft Cannabis Strains & Innovative Genetics
Getting familiar with several different Grassroots cannabis flower strains showed us just how consistently good this brand really is. Every sample featured a proper amount of moisture, avoiding the common problem of dry weed experienced in arid climates like Las Vegas, where this review occured.
The Grassroots cannabis samples we reviewed featured a true cure that resulted in smooth tokes—whether smoked in a bong or cone or dropped into our favorite vaporizer.
Just as important, the samples we reviewed featured a true cure that resulted in smooth tokes—whether smoked in a bong or cone or dropped into our favorite vaporizer. Those who choose Grassroots cannabis will avoid the acrid, cough-inducing smoke of much legal cannabis for a pleasant, terpene-rich experience that will have them returning to the dispensary for more.
Rainbow of Orange, Purple, & Green
And the jar appeal? Grassroots is a gorgeous example of the art of connoisseur-grade marijuana cultivation. A rainbow of orange, purple, and green adorned these buds like a Jackson Pollock painting for weed snobs. The flower we sampled was simply beautiful, owing much of its appeal to superior genetics and an above-average trim job.
Cannabis Flower Rich in Terpenes & THC
If you're like us, you love cannabis flower that's rich in both THC and terpenes. Many samples we encounter feature plenty of THC, but are deficient in those wonderful aromatic molecules called terpenes that give marijuana so much of its aroma and flavor.
"Our samples were dominated by the terpene limonene (which is cool, because it is one of our favorites)."
Overall, our samples were dominated by the terpene limonene (which is cool, because it is one of our favorites). Only one sample presented a more common terpene, the Florida Wedding, which had more beta-caryophyllene than limonene. Myrcene appeared in every sample reviewed and was either the second or third most common terpene present, helping deliver a calming effect that's perfect for an evening of Netflix and chill.
The average delta-9 THC of the five cultivars reviewed was 28 percent. Terpenes are listed in order of volume (first terpene is greatest).
27.57 percent delta-9 THC
Limonene, beta-caryophyllene (BCP), and myrcene
24.74 percent delta-9 THC
BCP, limonene, and myrcene
28.06 percent delta-9 THC
Limonene, BCP, and myrcene
London Pound Cake X Kush Mints
29.13 percent delta-9 THC
Limonene, myrcene, and linalool
29.01 percent delta-9 THC
Limonene, BCP, and myrcene
If you're looking for a reliable premium brand of loose-leaf cannabis, Grassroots provides true craft quality based on solid genetics, with a focus on not only THC, but also terpenes.
Curaleaf Grassroots Photos
Bright greens and deep purples commingled with orange pistils to create some of the most attractive cannabis flower buds we've seen in a long time.
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