Established in 2013 under Oregon’s Medical Marijuana Program, PDX Organix is a Portland-area operation running big flavors in small batches. We were gifted some of their Gastro Pop and thought it greedy not to share a bit about this fine flower with the folks of Oregon.
If the bold label and thick, heavy glass jar don’t cue you into the quality, then one whiff will. The crew at PDX Organix tended carefully to these particular terps, nurturing them into the pungent, fruity fantasy in front of you today. The profile is more complex than its lineage would let on, but it’s a cross of Apples and Bananas with Grape Gasoline. The midnight-black nugs are neatly packed into tight little nodes that barely break open to reveal its pretty purple interior.
Breaking this down into a fresh bong bowl revealed a burst of deliciously deep, tangy chemicals that our noses did not need close proximity to appreciate. Much like the aroma, this flavor quickly surrounded the senses. With smoke barely halfway up the bong, we began to feel the crisp and fruity gas grabbing our palate.
Without fail, the flavor followed the nose. There was a strong fruit presence, but with it we were able to capture more of the complexities – like an underripe lime laying on leather. Refreshing and intoxicating. Cool and warm. Balanced.
Exploratory explanations of effects are often useless since each human perceives Cannabis in their own way. But there’s one thing we will say: If you’re not one to put faith in potency, PDX Organix Gastro Pop should send you to church.
This article was originally published in the December 2023 issue of Oregon Leaf.
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