As a lover of cannabidiol-rich bud, I'm always on the lookout for strains that boast high CBD numbers with low overall THC percentages. I don't care so much about the ratios as too much THC is still too intense regardless of how much CBD is present. I like the strains that fall under 10% THC (or preferably less). So you can imagine my excitement at finding Trident, a strain that contains 12% CBD & around 6% THC (so a 2:1 ratio), but this particular cut contains 10.46% THC & 17.75% CBD. Leafly describes the strain as a sweet-and-sour smelling hybrid that produces a focused mental effect & is great for pain. The dispensary's website lists the terpene profile as: myrcene, linalool, fenchol, limonene, pinene & caryophyllene.
I picked up one gram for $15 at a local dispensary. The buds are shaped like little Christmas trees (!!!) and minimally hairy with a thick & sparkly dusting of trichomes. The smell is unique and not entirely pleasant--reminiscent of burning rubber & skunk. My entire room smells of weed since bringing the container home, and that's before opening it. This is some of the stickiest--and stinkiest--grass I've encountered in ages.
Since it's extremely cold outside, I pack my one-hitter & discreetly (not) hit it in my closet, blowing the smoke into a pillow. Yeah... I live with anti-weed peeps in a legal mmj state. Sucks. Right away I feel a boost of focus & weedtastic motivation. I did take a Xanax before smoking so not sure how much that's influencing the effect. But I know I feel better than before smoking. I had major dental work done today during a headache & have been in pain ever since... codeine isn't touching it. This seems to have taken the edge off a little, if only by lifting my spirits and distracting me.
Trident falls somewhere between Grade A hemp flower & sticky icky marijuana in terms of effects. However, the look & smell are all marijuana. It's a great medicinal strain for those who want something with a bit more "kick" than plain CBD flower that won't turn you into a stoned alien, but be warned: its booming loud smell is not discreet. The acute effects last about an hour & begin to fade into a smooth descent for about another hour. Munchies are intense.
|Bottle w/ label|
Smoking is one of my least favorite ingestion methods, as it tends to give me side effects like anxiety & a drowsy comedown I don't get with edibles. But I wanted to try this strain since high-CBD cuts are so rare around these parts. And I'm glad I did. It makes a great afternoon spirit-booster & anytime pain reliever. I already have a large stash of hemp buds & homegrown low-THC flower (Industrial Plant CBD Autoflower), but Trident makes a worthy addition to this collection. $15/gram is a bit ridiculous for any strain but since it's so rare I didn't mind paying it this time.
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Overall I give Trident a 4.7 of 5 stars for quality, uniqueness & potency. The buds could stand to be dried/cured a bit more, and the smell still has me wondering whether they naturally smell that way or were stored somewhere gross before sale. Regardless, I hope to see more strains like it in dispensaries around the state soon. We have plenty of high-THC options as it is.
If you want to know what weed from the '80s & '90s felt like, shoot for something in the 6-10% THC range like Trident because that's what most quality commercial strains contained back then. CBD percentages have never been this high though. This is a welcome breakthrough. Trident is ideal for epilepsy, muscle spasm, migraine, inflammation, psychotic disorders, anxiety & insomnia due to its perfect THC:CBD percentages. If you like energizing hybrids, don't pass this one by.