We’ve all been on a journey filled with periods of hope and utter desolation over the last 18 months. And just like Bilbo Baggins from “The Hobbit,” we’ve had to face a world of uncertainty while simultaneously finding our steadfast resolve to survive. So, in the spirit of Bilbo’s famous words to Frodo: “It’s a dangerous business going out of your door. You step into the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to,” we decided to embark on a journey of our own with Matanuska Cannabis Company’s Bilbo Baggins flower.
Our journey began the instant we popped open the canister. Immediately, a fragrant, spicy yet sweet odor filled our nostrils much like a nice cup of Earl Grey tea on a cold day. As we examined the well-sized nugs, we noticed that the scent of this highly odiferous flower filled our entire apartment. Think of this scent’s potency like having a band of dwarves loudly overtaking your small hobbit dwelling.
With a loud snap, the nug took on a fruitier scent when we broke it open to pack a bowl. Despite its frosty exterior, the nug didn’t leave behind a sticky residue that would have slowed us down on our journey to the Misty Mountains of Stonerville.
Hands free from stickiness, we gazed at the beautifully trichomed innards of the nug and knew we were in for a treat. Just like Bilbo after escaping the dreaded, treasure-guarding dragon Smaug, this flower will leave you feeling euphoric. An intense head high was followed by a lighter-than-air body high that left us couch-locked and craving second breakfast, or at least elevenses. After a quick snack and a nap, we felt the high gently subsiding. With its mild comedown and soft, billowing smoke, the Bilbo Baggins flower lent itself well to a midday toke.
This article was originally published in the October 2021 issue of Alaska Leaf.
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