Strain Review: Sugar Cookies | Marijuana

Cannabis consumers come in many forms, so we’ve included multiple points of view in our strain reviews. Our longtime reviewers Monterey Bud and Duke London join Managing Editor Lesley Nickus and Multimedia Coordinator. Today, they’ll be reviewing Mendo Breath by Sugar Tree Farms.

Close shot of Sugar Tree Farms' Sugar Cookies

Lab Test Results by Green Leaf Lab
Total THC: 25.35 percent
Total Cannabinoids: 29.12 percent

Our batch of marijuana Sugar Cookies was tested by Green Leaf Lab on April 12, 2018. Screened for residual contaminants, these flowers were found to be free of pesticides and were endorsed for human consumption. Found to have a moisture content of 4.63 percent, the potency analysis for Sugar Cookies indicates this strain has elevated levels of the CBGA cannabinoid and a moisture-adjusted THCA content of 28.27 percent.

Monterey Bud

Sugar Cookies is a complex hybrid strain that comprises a heady three-way cross of Crystal Gayle, Blue Hawaiian, and Sensi Star. Cultivated by Southern Oregon’s Sugar Tree Farms, my nug of Sugar Cookies was a resinous treat that sparkled with bloated trichomes.  Diminutive in size and structurally dense, these tight little buds put their tropical essence on full display when shredded for consumption. Rushed to wake, bake and get to work, I only had time for a quick bong rip with my morning cup of coffee. A berry-centric toke with tropical notes, the hit of Sugar Cookies bathed my slumbering psyche with a sense of early morning serenity.

Duke London

While our sample of Sugar Cookies gave off more earthy notes than those of a delicious treat, the flower’s light dusting of sugary crystals lent credence to its name. The long-term storage method employed may have affected the outward aroma of the flower’s exterior, but it suddenly became far more pungent upon opening her up. I’m not entirely positive if it was the effects of smoking the flower or the name itself that made me want cookies, but the munchies were strong with this one. A body high persisted for quite a while, thankfully, keeping me from getting up and raiding the pantry.

Lesley Nickus

This nug of sugar cookies is dense, very lightly frosted with trichomes and smells like grass and herbal tea. When broken up, her green, pistil-flecked center releases a sweet aroma. The nug has some bounce when squeezed between two fingers and is easy to break up. The flavor profile was neutral when smoked in Allena’s unicorn pipe. It was a very busy day, and the few hits I took worked well to relieve stress and provide mental clarity.

Allena Braithwaite

What does it look like?:
Deep emerald with sparkling trichomes.

What does it smell like?:
The outside is earthy and piney that gets sweeter within.

How does it feel?:
The rosin chip felt warm, like a snickerdoodle cookie straight out of the oven.

How did I smoke it?:
Dabbed in a quartz banger as newly pressed rosin.

How does it taste?:
The sweetness came at the end, after exhaling a first time. Initially, a tone reminiscent of dark coffee.  

How do I feel?:
Super tingly body high.

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