For the past few years, I’ve been hearing rumblings about a new solventless extract called Rosin. A Rosin is a hash that is produced by using heat and pressure on cannabis flowers, usually in the form of a heat-press or even a flat iron for hair. It’s a highly sought out form of extract as well as a pricey one. Usually, Rosins will run between $40-80 USD a gram, which is the main reason I haven’t sampled any as of yet…I just can’t justify spending that type of money on cannabis with my type of shoddy budget. However, on a recent trip to my local dispensary, I was blown away when I found the Lemoncane Rosin from Omega Concentrates aka Dank Czar out of Washington State for just $30 a gram out the door. I was a bit hesitant as the Rosin was very dark in color, but at that price point, I decided to pull the trigger. Now to give you a little strain lineage background, Lemoncane is an Indica-Dominant hybrid that crosses Lemon Peel with Do-Si-Dos and from what I’d read was said to be potent as well as delicious.
I decided to go with my Mobius Glass Stereo Matrix rig for this session and as soon as I opened the jar, I could smell deep earthy citrus tones along with a hint of licorice which I didn’t enjoy at all. As I dug my nail into the Lemoncane Rosin, I was quite disappointed as it had a very thick consistency that I had to really work with to get the proper size dab on the nail. Once the Lemoncane hit the quartz banger, I instantly felt a harshness in my lungs that wasn’t pleasant at all. As I exhaled, I could taste the terpene profile and I’d explain it as rotten lemons mixed with black licorice and I absolutely despised it. This was a flavor that was repulsive and almost reminded me of the old pipe resin I’d smoke when I was a teenager. Once I got past the awful flavor, I was without a doubt ripped. This was totally a one-hitter quitter due to her taste as well as her stoniness as I was left couch-locked for a solid two hours. The heavy narcotic fade was out of this world and was as strong as anything I’ve hit this year which was a total surprise. I would say this is a decent strain to relax you and take all of your pains away but be prepared for a funky taste on your palate.
In the end, the Lemoncane Rosin sample was totally a mixed bag on all fronts. When it came to her taste and pungency, I was extremely disappointed as the flavor was seriously putrid and reminiscent of old brick weed so I gave it a score of 5.9/10. I also disliked the consistency of the Rosin which I found a pain in the butt to work with, especially in colder temperatures. Now when it came to the Lemoncane Rosin’s strength and potency, this was some gear that hit hard and put me down in a heavy way. I would say this Rosin was as potent as some of the better extracts I’ve sampled recently and definitely gave me the back pain relief and relaxation I so desire, so I gave it a score of 9.4/10. Sadly, I would not recommend this sample to anyone, especially at $30 a gram as there are definitely better concentrates to be had out there for at a more reasonable price.