CALIMANSI BY KAMATREE reminds me that I’m homesick. I lived in the Philippines for a very long time and as a Filipina, I like representation. I was also browsing through the Cookies Oakland Weedmaps and saw that it was for sale. THC-A wasn’t my thing but hybrids and environmentally conscious brands were.
I haven’t purchased anything from Cookies not since they partnered with Connected Cannabis Co. It’s been around 2 1/2 years or how long Prop 64 had been around.
What I liked about buying from Cookies Oakland was that it came with tax. So, it was $39.00 flat for decent sungrown bud.
I like to break down my experience into categories. Even if this is my experience, I like being thorough.
SMELL & TEXTURE
The buds have a thickness and weight to them. Texture-wise, tho, they’re on the spongey / crispy side. I like this texture because it grinds easily.
Calimansi was fragrant like a lime. It didn’t have the deep and intoxicating scent of a floral citrus fruit from the tropics, but it’s there. I love cannabis that’s true to itself and this strain is true.
TASTE & EXPERIENCE
Combusted it tasted like herb; raw it tasted sweet and pungent.
I’m not a big fan of cannabis containing THC-A. People prefer it because it gives them focus. Personally, too much focus causes anxiety. I like feeling light when the terpenes convince the body that it’s light or the opposite. This one acts like CBD. I just go numb and it’s not really an experience at all.
Smoking it is smooth. I didn’t cough and the taste of unripe lime and the wetness of tea is there. Its really pleasant.
I didn’t really feel anything. It was a good smoke, though. I like good smoke and neutral to positive changes in mood or state.
Calimansi has huge amounts of the terpene Lemonene. For people who like boosts in mood and focus — this is the strain.
What I like about smoking Calimansi is how pleasant it feels on my throat and lungs.
Sungrown weed isn’t a bad thing. It’s basically weed in its natural state. And I commend Kamatree (like how I commend FlowKana and Alien Labs) for selling sun grown cannabis. I also love that they boast to use recycled and eco-friendly packaging.
There’s a lot to say about the resources and waste that the consumer-based cannabis industry makes. I’m glad some companies are acknowledging that the business needs to be more eco-friendly.
I love the ethos of the company so I’ll buying from them in the future. I will not, however, get this strain again because it’s not for me. Cannabis with an amount of THC-A doesn’t do anything for me or just makes me irritable.