It’s hard to miss Solar Therapeutics in Somerset, Mass. Their massive facility is covered with solar panels, not to mention the huge mural of their logo on the outside of the building – catching the eye all the way from the road. And the steady flow of traffic outside hints at the popularity of this artsy and hip establishment.
The Cannabis from Solar Therapeutics is grown with a strong emphasis on sustainable practices. They offset over 50% of their carbon emissions, collect and reuse 90% of their water runoff and condensate, and use top of the line Fluence by Osram LED lighting – powered by the solar panels throughout their 100,000-square-foot canopy. Their eco-friendly packaging furthers their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint as well.
Solar Thera doesn’t have things up and running yet for their single source rosin, so we opted for some outsourced Watermelon Gelato (Watermelon Zkittlez x Gelato #45) wax from Commonwealth Alternative Care in Taunton. With a whopping 89% THCa potency level, this is what we love to see in a hydrocarbon extraction.
Light on the flavor, this is a quality concentrate, but doesn’t smack with the terps like I would expect for a Gelato variety. Inklings of jellybean and lemon shine through on the nose, with a hint of earthiness as well. This concentrate had a yellowish, off-white color and appeared to be clean. Wax to the max, you can handle this concentrate with your fingers to dunk in the nail, or use a wider tool when dabbing, because it doesn’t have a sticky consistency.
Watermelon Gelato was a nice treat to pair outside with nature, leaving me with a great improvement in my attitude and outlook. For me, dabbing on this wax was a lot like drinking a cup of coffee – where a wintery walk was accompanied by a happy, tingly effect and hazy head-buzz that was intensified by sunlight. This enjoyable stone made up for the lack of terpenes, and I would recommend this strain to anyone in need of a pick me up.
This article was originally published in the March 2021 issue of Northeast Leaf.
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