Strain review by MediScrogs: Rainbow Moonstone

Rainbow Moonstone day 60

Strain: Rainbow Moonstone

Grower Name: MediScrogs

Medium: Oregon’s Only soilmix #4 (a light mix, peat/coco based

Nutrients: KIS Organics water only soil for final planter, cut to 90% strength

Lights type and schedule: 3 basic style LED panels. 24/0 until about day 32, then 18/6

Days from Seed: 77 days

Harvest Points: harvested cuts at 63, 70, and 77 days. Day 63 had decent potency for being early but I preferred it at day 77 when the trichs were fully cloudy with a few amber.

Dry Yield: approx. 88 grams

Growth Comments: The plant grew very vigorously throughout. I trained it by tying the top down and ended up with 4 fat main colas and some additional secondary mains. The soil seemed to have a little too much worm castings in it, and the plant greened out a bit from the extra N, and with a little clawing, but performed very well.

Mostly 3 blade upper leaves. Buds had long, running foxtail structure. Nice resin. Many single leafs on the calyxes made trimming more complicated than average. Vigorous growth though, and nice resinous buds.

Comments on smell (during growth, harvest, etc.): Smell began as incense and as the buds developed she gave a very strong, potent rubber/car tire smell. After a few weeks of cure, this odor softened and has a dried fig smell.

The Smell: Earthy, Iron, Dirty, Incense

The Smoke: Smoke has soft hashy character, creamy but with sharper, spicy tones. Medium expansion and good lung dilator.

Method of Delivery: Bong

7 Taste Inhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

6 Taste Exhale (Rate your impression of the taste from 1-10 unpleasant-delicious)

5- ideal State of Dryness (Rate the dryness of the bud from 1-10 wet-dry where 5 is ideal)

5 Smoke ability (Rate the smoke ability of the sample from 1-10 harsh-smooth)

5 Smoke expansion (Rate how the smoke expands in the lungs from 1-10 stable-expander)

The High: Good balance of body and mind, soothing and stress relieving. Quiets the mind–is not introspective but reflective (if that makes sense). Anti-anxiety and brings mental calm and clarity. Effect is subtle and balanced.

Address final questions immediately after effects have worn off.

I mostly smoke a small bubbler, 4 or 5 good hits per bowl. Prefer smoke joints if with friends. The Dosage (number of hits taken to reach desired effects)

5 Effect Onset (Rate how quickly the effect hit from 1-10 immediate-major creeper)

7 Potency (Rate the potency of the sample from 0-10 none-devastating)

Hours the effect lasted: 2 hours. Good potency but will not wipe you out.

4 Tolerance build up (Rate how quickly tolerance builds from 0-10 none-rapid)

Usability

Rate on a scale of 1-9 where 1 indicates the worst time of day to consume this strain and 9 represents the ideal time of day.

8 Morning (wake up)

8 Day (work)

8 Evening (relax)

8 Night (sleep)

8 Overall Satisfaction (Rate your overall satisfaction from 1-10 poor-Holy Grail)

Rainbow Moonstone day 52

I am a Medical cannabis user

If you are a med user, describe briefly your health conditions and how this strain affects them

Back problems due to degenerative disks. Pain, depression, hypertension.

Rainbow Moonstone is very soothing, a nicely balanced effect that is good any time of day. Subtle, reflective high and good pain relief.

Rate the noticeable medical and negative effects (if any) on a scale of 1-9 mild-severe.

7 Sense of well being

4 Euphoria

8 Anxiety relief

8 Paranoia relief

5 Sex drive

8 Sleep

7 Pain relief

7 Ability to rest or sit still

5 Thought process

5 Speech process

3 Imagination/creativity

3 Humor perception

3 Visual perception

6 Audio perception

5 Taste perception

2 Appetite stimulant

1 – mild Introspective dreaminess

1 – mild Paranoia

1 – mild Confusion

1 – mild Restlessness

1 – mild Hallucinations

1 – mild Anxiety or panic

3 Detachment from reality

3 Decreased reaction time

2 Altered thinking and memory

2 Altered vision

1 – mild Bloodshot eyes

1 – mild Reduced coordination and balance

1 – mild Increased heart rate

3 Dry mouth

Final Comments: I rarely smoke in the morning but even the day 77 sample is very good, not too heavy, soothing relief and no couch-lock. Reflective and subtle qualities. Is calming and reduces blood pressure. Is good evening relaxer as well, or good before bed if you want to quiet down extra of obsessive thoughts. Perhaps not a keeper for me, this pheno, based on difficulty to trim and flavor/aroma profile not my favorite, sort of average taste appeal to me. Am very satisfied with the medical aspects of the effect though, for me personally. I rotate this strain daily with all my other smokes, and don’t let the jar gather dust as I have a couple times with other (not Portal) gear. I like this! I’d like to try other phenos to compare aromas and effects.

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