Good Hoots is the section of our Blog where we take a closer look at some of our most requested and top selling cannabis products here at Good Roots.
Today we are taking a look at a popular strain from of the most famous cannabis promoting celebrities in the world. He's up there with such legendary potheads as Cheech & Chong, Bob Marley, and Willie Nelson... it's Snoop Dogg!
Let's face it, it feels like a natural fit. Snoop Dogg & Weed. It's like Chocolate & Milk, Bread & Butter, Meat & Potatoes... they just feel right together. LBS, or Leaves By Snoop, was initially started back in 2015 in the US and then launched in to the Canadian market with legalization in Oct 2018 under the Canopy Growth umbrella of brands.
With strains such as Sunset, Palm Tree, and Ocean View, LBS has some great and varied offerings though because they use proprietary naming and stay notoriously tight-lipped, the genetics and real strain names are very hard to come by. The same is true with their night-time friendly Indica flower, Moonbeam.
As mentioned, this one is great for winding down at night and does have a reputation as a bit of a 'couch-locker' smoke. Moonbeam has smaller, chunky buds that are a lighter shade of green and have golden yellow hairs spiralling throughout. You can expect your nugs to have a sweet, fruity, & musky scent (although one online reviewer hilariously described it as smelling like a 'thrift store jacket'.)
This one is also known as a bit of a creeper that will delay effects and then BAM, sneak up on you with a rush of cerebral stimulation and elation that fades out in to a super relaxed and sleepy high.
Despite the silence from LBS regarding Moonbeam's genetics, rumour has it that this is actually a strain called Strawberry Banana or Strawnana. This cross of Crockett’s Banana Kush and the 'strawberry' phenotype of Bubble Gum, kept a strong fruity flavour which led to its name.
Moonbeam contains quite common terpenes, with higher levels of Myrcene accounting for the 'couch-lock' effect, while the fruity and musky flavours are provided by the Limonene and Caryophyllene found within.
This sleepy Indica comes in between 14-26%, though we usually see it on the higher end of that scale such as the 22% batch currently in stock as of time of writing. 3.5g of LBS Moonbeam dried flower goes for $30.99. Just a couple of months ago this one was $48.99, reflecting the recent price drops on cannabis here in Alberta.
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