Queen Bee from The Clinic medical marijuana review

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Queen Bee comes to us from The Clinic in Santa Ana.  I was looking to split an eighth, and my budtender pulled out a few decent top shelf sativas for me to examine.  She seemed especially excited about Queen Bee and proudly remarked that it smelled like honey.  Upon diving my nose into the jar, a pungent sweetness overcame me.  I wondered if the taste profile would match and had to take it home.  A sativa dominant hybrid, I’m unsure as to the exact genetics coming together in this strain, but as with just about every Queen strain out there, its roots must lie in Cinderella 99.  Cindy in any of its forms is not a bud to be taken lightly.  She brings Jack Herer with her to the table, and this is part of why Cinderella 99 makes Queen strains so potent.

When I got Queen Bee home, I noticed the dark tone to the greenery and the abundance of amber hairs.  Decidedly darker than Cinderella 99, it seems that this mystery hybrid gained some indica aesthetics as well.  The nuggets were loose and flakey when handled and filled a blunt evenly.  Nothing is worse than a sativa that breaks down unevenly and makes for a lumpy blunt.  The buds aren’t overly sticky and visually seem pretty plain.  However, Cinderella is about surprising you, and the scent and taste were where this bud buckled on her fancy shoes.  Queen Bee is quite sweet, almost sickly so.  I liken it to a tropical flower’s nectar.  It is sensual and engaging.  However, an attentive nose will notice a rotten berry scent as well.  The taste mimics this, and Queen Bee is an intriguing smoke.  Honey isn’t exactly what comes across, but I could certainly see where that originates from.

Queen Bee is a delightfully silly high.  I laughed often, and who doesn’t need that?  It was uplifting and energetic.  I was able to accomplish quite a bit for a daytime smoke, which is exactly why I always bring home at least one sativa each trip to the dispensary.  However, the more I smoked, the more intense the effects exponentially became.  Before long I became hazy and dream like, but my mind raced with ideas.  I had the pleasure of smoking this strain across a full day, and like sunlight on the canyons here in the OC, the high seemed to change by the hour.  Yet as strong as the effects became, I never felt tired or unable to focus.  It didn’t couch lock me like an indica would, and I was able to remain useful throughout the day.

$50/eighth

The Clinic

1805 E. Garry Ave. suite 130

Santa Ana, Ca.

Trinity OG from The Clinic medical marijuana review

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I haven’t been to The Clinic in Santa Ana off the 55 fwy in quite some time.  It wasn’t that I had a bad experience: in fact, their budtenders have never steered me wrong.  I had just found more convenient dispensaries with the same or better quality medication.  However, the other day I was specifically looking for a handful of O-pen cartridges, and my other dispensaries were out.  I hopped on Weedmaps on my phone and searched for somewhere nearby that kept them in stock, and The Clinic was tops on the list.

I figured that, while I was there, the smart thing to do would be to grab my flower for the week as well.  Opting for my normal split eighth, I found a wonderful Queen Bee that I’ll be reviewing later this week.  Before I could even glance at other indicas, my budtender said, “For your indica, you’ll want Trinity.”  She took the jar out and screwed off the top.  Her confidence in the strain was encouraging, and I donated for it without a second glance at the rest of the shelf.

Trinity OG is a bit of a rarity.  It does not come around often here in SoCal, though it does make its cameo appearances.  The lineage is unconfirmed and not a lot of information could be found online.  It seems to be an indica dominant hybrid, but the ratio seems awfully slim.  On looks alone, you can see traits of indicas and sativas mixing in the appearance of the buds.  They are dark green with amber hairs and light green leaf bottoms, fluffy and soft.  Yet over all of this is a frosty white sheen that is reminiscent of sticky sativas.  It crumbled apart pretty easily when worked between my fingers, letting off a pungent earthiness.  It reminded me of a musky incense, like patchouli or nag champa.  Sweet when smoked, it seemed to have a warming scent.  The taste was equally sweet but grounded, like a nutty flavored coffee.

The earliest effects of the high are cheerful.  I found myself laughing out loud and smiling to myself.  It is an internal high, and I was quiet and thoughtful.  There was a comforting body high that eased away pain I’d been experiencing in my back this week from sitting too long at the computer.  At higher doses, the indica effects fully took over as I had expected they would, and I began to experience dry, droopy eyes and a stoned haziness to my head.  A nice combination of the body/mind effects of each of the parent strains, Trinity OG brings the best of both worlds.  I’ve touted middle of the road hybrids before based solely on the completeness of the high, and I feel that, although Trinity OG leans indica, it is a well-rounded medication for those who need to remedy a variety of symptoms.

$50/ eighth

The Clinic

1805 E. Garry Ave. suite 130

Santa Ana, Ca