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from Higher Minds Horticulture

Smooth and subtle with an earthy, nutty, sweet cream smoke.

Here’s a sweet little snack to kickstart your spring sesh. Oreoz comes from 3rd Coast Genetics and this month, we’re diving into Higher Minds Horticulture’s rendition of the strain. This family-operated, indoor Springfield facility has been cultivating Cannabis since 2014 with a “science-oriented” approach – so it’s only fair that we fired up an experiment for a first-hand account. 

Oreoz is a cross of Secret Weapon and Cookies and Cream. The aptly named nug offers the milky, vanilla kick of its Cookies background with some soft, earthy undertones – the latter likely courtesy of the Secret Weapon lineage. The nose is ready to please picky palates, especially those that stay away from strains with a bouquet of one single, overbearing terpene. It’s a balanced, gentle aroma that seems to lean on its Cookies and Cream heritage. According to the Higher Minds Horticulture company website, this cultivar tends to test high in terpenes farnesene, caryophyllene, limonene and myrcene.

Beefy, nearly-black buds appear faded underneath a dense blanket of pale trichomes, stalks and orange stigmas. But dive a little deeper and you’ll find flecks of light lavender and deep green among the inner bracts. 

Smoking this cultivar reveals an accurate translation of flavor as it exits the lungs – exactly what the palate expects after a noseful of the nug. Smooth and subtle with an earthy, nutty, sweet cream smoke and just a hint of warm spice and chocolate. 

Much like its cookie correlative, this is probably best enjoyed after a long day. It’s a strain that supplies ample relaxation and a warm fuzzy feeling fit for ailments like an uneasy belly or incessant insomnia. The experience goes down easy and offers a satisfying amount of comfort, not far from everyone’s favorite cookie.  

This article was originally published in the May 2022 issue of Oregon Leaf.

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