Swazi (Hawaiian IBL) x Red Congolese (RM)
Harvested January 2018.
Homemade cross (F1) made in 2011
Sample was vaccuum squeezed and sealed after curing and opened today a little over one year later.
Looks: Light brown/golden pressed Sativa with small trichomes and little visible resin. By looks alone, it would be placed on the lowest Shwag shelf at the local dispensary.
Sample size: 3 tokes on a Pax on high setting
Taste: Similar to tobacco, but not harsh, does give a little dry mouth.
Smell: very light smell, kind of earthy.
High: Energetic and thought provoking. Easy to get lost in your thoughts. Not giggly like some other Sativas. Make you look at things with a different perspective but not trippy in the mushroom sense. Thoughts are scattered initially but calms down with more focus over time.
Following is the detailed report of the sampling experience:
Smoked at 10:30 a.m. while going on a walk. Initial effects are pulsating in the eyes and pulsations radiating through the limbs. Able to focus on a thought for several minutes before becoming scattered. Take a deep breath and able to focus again on something else. Energy level is up but not racy. Motivated to do several rounds of pullups at 11:15 a.m. and at 11:30 a.m while still on the walk. After one hour able to focus longer on thoughts . Finished walk at 12:15 p.m. Body's tired but energy is still high. Pulsating in the limbs and eyes is gone, replaced by a feeling of hyper awareness (not paranoia) and more of a gentle rolling in the eyes. @ 12:45 p.m., able to start typing and focus enough to enjoy sports highlights on TV. Comfortable, relaxed, motivated feeling settling in. @ 1:30 p.m., too much energy to continue watching TV, go to turn the compost pile for 15 minutes admiring all the little red worms everywhere. Rolling in the eyes has subsided and settled into more of a gentle alert buzz and warmth. @ 2:30 p.m., relaxing more but not sleepy, alert buzz fading in and out. @ 4:30 p.m. still feeling some light residual energy but effects have mostly faded.
I made the mistake of sampling this strain at 6:30 p.m. the last time. I was unable to sleep until 2:30 a.m. Definitely not a night time strain.