As the seasons change, so do our tastes for getting baked. And as the darkness beckons we find that a gently stoney indica like the Dolato is perfect for staying in the zone, but chilling as the days get shorter with each puff.
It’s hard to go from 10:00 p.m. sunsets to 5:00 p.m. darkness and gloomy skies, which is part of why Washington legalized weed (in this writer’s humble opinion). There’s even a name for the sadness that can hit by mid-winter: Seasonal Affective Disorder. But here at the Leaf we’ve found that the best cure for feeling sad that summer is over is a fat hit of tasty concentrates – so we turned to the consistently quality team at Bodhi High for their favorite fall treats.
Dolato is a cross of Do-Si-Dos and Gelato #41, which blends stoney euphoria with a chillaxed sedation to create a perfect hybrid that’s great on the go. We started with the live resin cartridge – delivering a smooth vapor with large clouds and an earthy-berry-citrus flavor hinting of hazy-fresh grass and a resiny lavender.
Tasty and invigorating, effects rush into the frontal lobes before settling over the mind like a happy headband – slowing thoughts and anxiety while getting the mind and body into a happy, go-with-the-flow buzz. The perfect mood elevator as the clouds and darkness settle in, the Dolato cartridge is powerful without being overwhelming – wonderful around midday, as well as before bed.
Saving the diamonds and sauce for later in the day turned out to be a good call, as the overwhelming high that comes with THCA diamonds combined perfectly with the Dolato terps for a mind-melting buzz much heavier than the cartridge. Opening a jar releases a warming wave of red berries and lavender with a vanilla-kush-gas that brightens senses. This high terpene extract is full of rich and satisfying flavors, teasing the mind before blowing it away with each toke.
First inhales of a low-temp dab are all terps, with a sweet-vanilla-gas that fills the lungs and tickles the nose on exhale. Effects rush into the chest and build outward, wrapping around the body like the first sweater of fall before oozing into the mind in waves of euphoria. Stonier and heavier, dabs of the Dolato are both delicious and effective – the perfect way to end the day, even if it’s dark by five o’clock.
This article was originally published in the October 2022 issue of Northwest Leaf.
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