FLOWER REVIEW: Four County Farms Chocolate Hashberry

Good for the mind and the body

Herbish’s Chocolate Hashberry from Four County Farms

Herbish’s Chocolate Hashberry from Four County Farms

Photo by Anne Stokes

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In the olden days of 10 or 15 years ago, options for marijuana smokers were relatively limited. Many smokers did not even have the luxury of choosing between the relaxing effects of indica strains and the energizing effects of sativa strains, but rather bought whatever “their guy” happened to carry.

With the advent of dispensaries and delivery services, as well as the increased research and experimentation with cannabis, today’s smoker routinely chooses from a buffet line of strains, strengths and desired effects. Even better, the proliferation of hybrid strains gives smokers a best-of-both-worlds option, rather than forcing them to choose between mind and body highs.

One prime example is the Chocolate Hashberry strain produced by Four County Farms and distributed through Herbish, a cannabis delivery service based in the Arden-Arcade neighborhood. Typically weighing in at 20 percent THC and higher, the prototypical Chocolate Hashberry strain provides a heightened mental energy and an increased focus, but it also offers a fair amount of physical relaxation in the bargain.

These crystal-coated Chocolate Hashberry buds grown by Four County Farms are lime green with chocolate brown pistils, and while there is cocoa present in the flavor and aroma, it feels more reminiscent of a spicy Mexican mole than a sweet chocolate mousse. The smoke is a little harsh, but the flavors are well balanced and the aftertaste is clean.

More importantly, I felt simultaneously relaxed and invigorated, able to maintain my focus and stamina despite getting very little sleep the previous night.

<div class="star-rating"> Content: 25% THC </div> <div class="star-rating"> Price: $40 for 1/8 oz. </div> <div class="star-rating"> Uses: Stress relief, increased focus, mood enhancement </div> <div class="star-rating"> Pros: Provides a good mix of heightened mental energy and physical relaxation </div> <div class="star-rating"> Cons: The smoke is a little harsh </div>