Boxcar Harley from Oregon Imperial Farm
Reviewer: Adam Rhodes
Strain (name, sativa, indica, any interesting info about it): Boxcar Harley. This high CBD flower is the product of the commonly known Harlequin and the significantly less known Mendo Express. This combination was bred by Quantitative Genetics, an Oregon based seed company. While the Harlequin is a sativa dominant strain, the Boxcar is a Indica dominant strain leaning towards hybrid expression.
Grower: Oregon Imperial Farm
Onset time (When did you ingest/when did it kick in): There was not a noticeable head change while smoking a single bowl. The relaxing effects of the high CBD levels took a few minutes to begin and notice.
Fade (When do you no longer feel it): It took about an hour and a half to start coming down.
Strength: THC: 6.45%, CBD: 10.4% – The mental high was relatively minor with only a small head change but the pain relieving effects of the CBD lasted for over 2 hours. Coming in with almost twice the CBD as THC, this Boxcar Harley is a solid medical strain for pain relief. The 6% THC provides a small amount of mental stimulation and isn’t going to overpower a consumer out of the blue. The 10.4% CBD provides a potent punch of pain relieving cannabinoids to the CB2 receptors.
Tingling (where on your body did you feel it): The pain relieving effects of this Boxcar Harley permeated my whole body. Everything from my aching feet to my screaming back and my sore fingers felt a distinct decrease in overall discomfort after smoking a bowl or two.
Control (can you maintain focus, etc): Because of the lack of THC in this sample, there is almost no ‘head change,’ so control is never an issue. This is the perfect type of strain for a person suffering from physical pain but needing to stay mentally sound.
Emotions: The relief from pain is a hard emotion to describe accurately. There were no bouts of giggles or need to share, simply relief. The indica dominant effects of this flower and the low THC content helped the high fade into the background of life.
Paranoia: I experienced virtually no paranoia associated with smoking this flower.
Energy level: The indica dominant effects of this flower are mellow and help muscles relax. Because of this, it is best when relaxing at the end of the day or before strenuous activity. The mellow high also makes it a suitable strain for daytime consumption.
Smell: The jar cure that Oregon Imperial Farms gives their flower makes the terpenes really come out on the Boxcar Harley. The Cannabis smell is a peculiarity of this plant. Its aroma of cannabis does not originate from the cannabinoids. Instead the smell comes from the more volatile monoterpenes (single) and sesquiterpenes (multiple) which change over time or when heat is applied.
The dominant terpenes were Pinene and Nepetalactone.
Pinene got its name from the smell it gives pine sap and is the most common terpenes in many strains of cannabis and nature at large. It is normally considered a pleasant smell to humans but is a powerful deterrent to insects.
Nepetalactone is an odor that is considered unpleasant by most humans and is similar to an odorant found in feline urine. Nepetalactone is one of the main attractants and stimulants in catnip. It has also been shown in lab testing to be an active repellent for cockroaches, yellow fever mosquitoes and more than 10 times more effective than the leading synthetic option.
Taste: Sweet, Woody. There was no hint of sparkling or crackling as I roasted my nugs which indicates a good purge of residual nutrients. The woody flavor of the Boxcar Harley smoke was a nice contrast to the piney smell of the flower. The Myrcene really came out in the exhale and I even detected some spicy Caryophyllene. The flavor was wonderfully deep and brief. Once the hit was fully exhaled, the flavors subsided leaving me ready to reengage for another hit.
Relieves: Boxcar Harley relieves pain, reduces nausea, suppresses seizures, and reduces inflammation.
Positives: There was no hint of sparkling or crackling as I roasted my nugs which indicates a good purge of residual nutrients. The woody flavor of the Boxcar Harley was a nice contrast to the piney smell of the flower. The Myrcene really came out in the exhale and I even detected some spicy Caryophyllene. The flavor was wonderfully deep and brief. Once the hit was fully exhaled, the flavors subsided leaving me ready to reengage for another hit.
Negatives: For people looking to get high and relieve pain, this strain is not the best. The relatively low level of THC makes this a specialized strain for medical relief.
Other notes: Since CBD is non-psychoactive, this is a great flower to choose for people who need to be clear headed but still desire the healing effects of cannabis. CBD is also able to combat neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s, psychosis disorders like depression and schizophrenia and even kills tumor and cancer cells while it’s in there. Getting more of it in your body can make a significant difference for people fighting against common afflictions.