By Melissa Hall | Cannabis Review | Aug. 28, 2020
Back on the strain hunt, tired of mids and even upper mids, bored with the flavor of the week that everyone has to have, I have been on the pursuit to find a true Exotic, with an exceptional grow for this months review. Something unique, a strain most people have not even seen, something unequivocally outstanding, this is what I was looking for. In my quests for the most exquisite Cannabis in Oklahoma, occasionally I run across growers that catch and keep my attention. With their trendy cuts, shock and awe bag appeal and super popular pheno pack drops, Rooted Zen has quickly became a crowd favorite in the Okc Cannabis market and a familiar name across the entire state. I knew Zen would be the perfect go to for my favor with a true exotic. I asked Zen if they had an extraordinary, unique strain that would be perfect for The Chronic Monthly Cannabis Review.
The guys at the Rooted Zen farm surpassed my expectations and gave The Chronic exclusive access to a strain from their latest harvest. This strain was released to The Chronic to sample before it dropped on dispensary shelves. The remarkable strain they selected was Lip Smacker! Intimidating and alluring, Lip Smacker is a very hard to find slightly Sativa leaning hybrid bred by Exotic Genetix. Flirty and fun, the Lip Smacker strain combines the Indica lovers treat Sherbet with another sugary delight Strawberries and Cream. Lip Smacker earns its name with an unmistakable fruity yet deep aroma that notes light berry, citrus and sweet cream then draws the attention to the dank and skunky, earthy undertones and even a hint of that Durban Poison lineage leaving a gassy presence. The first whiff even screams exotic and the berry scent lingers after it is smoked. This strain is a perfect dose of light and sweet and deep and truly dank. Don’t let the sweet, cute name fool you though, this luciously fragrant prize has every component to be a true heavy hitter.
Dressed to impress, Lip Smacker steals the show with its dazzling appearance. Absolutely coated and glazed with sparkling snowy white trichomes, the light lime green and sparse forest green solid buds are dotted with light orange and rust colored pistils. The density of this grow is amazing. Outstandingly firm, Lip Smackers buds are competition winning perfect. The cure on the flower is supreme and adds to that thick white coat the Lip Smacker proudly wears. A proper cure is more than essential to the quality of the flower in every way. If you catch a Glance of this girl on a dispensary shelf you are most definitely going to take a second look. Stunningly impressive, Lip Smacker will reserve a seat on any top shelf.
After sampling this skunky sweet delight, You will certainly be reminiscent of its name sake by thinking of those pocket-sized super fruity lip balm’s every third grader just had to have in at least three flavors. The delightfully sweet flavor profile flashes the rich, ripe strawberry taste from its Strawberry Cough ancestry. A bit of a smooth peppery spice drifts into the berry rich profile, while the gassy, skunky notes take over without ever losing all that berry goodness. The taste is simply Lip Smackingly exceptional, making you truly want to smack your lips! After a taste of the complex flavor bonanza that lies inside those showroom perfect nugs, your tastebuds will be more than satisfied. This flavor profile will definitely be a memorable one
Lip Smacker may be a Sativa leaning hybrid, But the effects from its Indica ancestry are oh so prevalent. And immediate sense of altered perception sets in with the first exhale. The head rush is persistent and dominates at first, but the body buzz comes on strong without leaving users stuck somewhere. The effects are amplified in waves that almost mimic a mild psychedelic state. You feel a bit floaty and super comfortable. The balance of Indica and Sativa make this great for wake and bake or your bedtime bowl. Lip smacker would be a good strain for stress, pain, muscle stiffness and has even been said to help with ADHD and PTSD. Lip Smacker is an absolute must try strain if you ever come across it. This grow was definitely the true exotic I was looking for. Thanks so much to the good folks over at Rooted Zen for The Chronics privileged sneak peak of the amazing Lip Smacker strain.
As always, remember to medicate responsibly and Stay Lit Oklahoma.