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Permanent Marker

from Pleasant Effects 

A multi-layered genetic masterpiece.

When it comes to Cannabis strains that check all the boxes – alluring aroma, immaculate structure, delicious taste and potency – Permanent Marker grown by the aptly-named Pleasant Effects reaches a high-water mark. A small-batch, craft cultivator based in Rhode Island, they’ve been working in grow rooms big and small for over two decades. 

This exquisite strain was crafted by Seed Junky Genetics and handpicked by Doja Pak.  Permanent Marker unites the exceptional profiles of Biscotti and Jealousy with a Sherbert backcross (Sherb BX), culminating in a multi-layered genetic masterpiece.

Permanent Marker from Pleasant Effects

You’d be hard pressed not to first mention the nose on this bud. There is a powerful olfactory experience when you open the bag – smacking you with an immediate, heavily-astringent sherb note that blends gassy and sweet aromas, followed by hints of candied flora and soapy undertones. It’s a full-bodied palate pleaser, like a well-rounded wine that keeps revealing itself the more you engage with it. 

Sit back and enjoy, because smoking this strain is an absolute pleasure. The flower itself has a wonderfully soft structure – with the buds featuring a high density, but also coming apart like butter when broken up by hand – leading to an even burn when rolled. On top of the aforementioned, expect a white ash that reflects Pleasant Effects’ cut-no-corners, low-and-slow ethos towards going the extra mile to produce top quality Cannabis. 

Permanent Marker from Pleasant Effects

What isn’t slow, however, is the onset of the potent effects. Upon the first few drags, one can expect a jolt of mental stimulation – an electric boost to creativity and focus, while still maintaining a chill vibe. As a side note: For people with ADHD like myself, this strain helped streamline my cluttered thoughts into focused productivity before gently melting into a relaxing, tranquil body high.

Unquestionably, Permanent Marker is a multi-sensory tour-de-force. Whether you’re a connoisseur or just in for the flavor ride, this is one strain you’ll want to keep permanently in your rotation. 

This article was originally published in the October 2023 issue of Northeast Leaf.

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