There are few strains that can consistently impress even the most seasoned of cannaseurs. Chong’s Choice Durban Haze grown by Verde Natural is a perfect union of tangy aroma, dazzling aesthetics and long-lasting effects that prove Tommy Chong knows how to pick a winner.
Sustainably grown, hand trimmed and masterfully cured, Chong’s Choice strains like Durban Haze are also genetically certified by Medicinal Genomics.
This sample of Durban Haze gives the impression of a thick emerald hedge coated in sugary cream-colored trichomes with short, stout burnt-sienna pistils. A simple pull on its bulky foliage reveals a hidden stash of crystals sure to satisfy any grinder.
The unmistakable scent (terpenes) of sweet citrus and sharp accents of pine poured from this sample while fruity undertones pungently announced their presence. Based on smell alone, this is one of the finest sativas on the market. When her smoke finally hits your lips, it tastes exactly how it smells — delicious.
With a brand new glass Leonardo piece in hand (of TMNT fame), I put the fattest nugget of Durban Haze into a space case and ground it down to its mouth-watering constituents. When flame hit herbs, magic happened and a thick cloud of smoke appeared while sobriety quickly disappeared. This could easily double as a tangerine air freshener if you ever have the in-laws show up sporadically during a smoke session.
The first hit immediately sat between the eyes while a freight train of THC was delivered straight to the dome and a smile stretched across my face. After only 5 minutes, I began to realize that this is the Olympic powerlifter in a field of sporadic gym-goers. The word “potent” barely does Durban Haze’s effects justice. The clear-headed, slightly energizing cerebral effects slowly crept down into the body over the next hour.
Testing has shown Chong’s Choice Durban Haze to be higher than average in the cannabinoids THC-V and CBG. You’re less likely to develop the munchies with this strain because THC-V acts to suppress the appetite. CBG battles inflammation, making it especially beneficial in the treatment of such conditions as glaucoma, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Crohn’s disease.
When purchasing any cannabis product, I like to remind myself that there’s power in choosing which products to buy and, by proxy, which ideals you’d like to support. Occasionally, you’ll find a company whose passion for their product extends to all aspects of their business, and Jetty Extracts is a perfect example of such a company. Even if I ended up disliking their product, I would feel good about giving them my money (more on that later).
But I am indeed a fan now that I know Jetty delivered on every one of their claims. My half-gram cartridge of cannabis concentrate came in packaging made from recycled materials and was clearly labeled with the strain name — Silver Haze. The cartridge was filled with a cool-toned brown concentrate that was liquid in texture but not runny. At $40 for a half gram of cannabis oil, this cartridge is on par with other premium cartridges.
Out of all the many cannabis strains on the market, Silver Haze is one of my personal favorites. To me, it has a complex, pungent campfire aroma of wood and sweet smoke. Silver Haze was bred from the original landrace Haze strain, and is categorized as a sativa. Being crossed with Northern Lights, a popular indica strain, makes Silver Haze a go-to for those seeking relief from pain and depression. If you’ve found sativas to be too overwhelming or racy in the past, but still want a strain that offers the uplifting, energizing effects typical of a sativa, Silver Haze may be a good choice. For those seeking immediate relief, this is a fast-acting strain.
I tested this cartridge while getting ready for the holidays, so I had a multitude of items on my to-do list that required both physical and mental tasks, which didn’t leave a lot of time for medicating. Silver Haze works quickly, and Jetty made a cartridge with little to no drag, allowing me to medicate and get on with it. The first draw right out of the package can be a bit harsh, but this was perfectly smooth. After the first puff, I realized that this was a cartridge I’d like to spend time tasting and experiencing. Within a few minutes I started to feel the cerebral relaxation, and suddenly my to-do list didn’t seem so long. I did all of my online Christmas shopping and decorated my house without the anxiety I often feel during the holidays.
Now it was time to kick back and relax, and this Jetty Extracts cartridge was a great product for that. Short pulls, long pulls and frequent hits all tasted just as great as the first, with no burnt flavors or harsh hits. Since I was able to medicate more, I experienced a stronger body high, complete with floaty, weightless tingling in my arms and legs. The psychoactive effects were comfortable, allowing creative thoughts and a decent attention span while still being grounded in reality.
Buying cannabis oil cartridges in LA is still a journey. Most dispensaries only carry a few different brands of cartridges (if any), and only a couple of strains of each. This cartridge is definitely worth the search. In addition to buying a great product, I’m supporting a company that gives back to the community and continues to focus on research and development. Jetty donates one percent of their gross sales to cancer patients, including consultations for treatment plans and guidance in cultivating at home. Jetty also provides easy access to the independent test results of their products, which is a level of transparency that sets them apart from the competition.
Even without all of the good-will qualities, Jetty makes a top-notch product at a reasonable price, and I will be purchasing again.