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This week, MedicateOH’s Tyler Baker picked up Cherry Star, a strain by Ascension Biomedical. With terpenes heavy in myrcene, learn why this reviewer said this strain was a great pick:
About Ascension Biomedical
Ascension Biomedical is a level 2 cultivator in Oberlin, Ohio. Their product is known for being very well priced, but I feel like the quality has fluctuated throughout their time growing. I was recently recommended this product because I was told a new method of curing was used. Some major changes were made in the facility not long ago and I believe they are about to surprise a lot of patients in the state. They have a new grower in the house, and he is optimistic about the future for Ascension. Keep your eyes open for their flower coming to dispensaries in the coming months!
About Cherry Star Flower
Bred by Top Dawg Seeds, this strain comes from a great lineage with Stardawg being crossed with Cherry Pie. Top Dawg Seeds is most known for breeding the original Stardawg which was very popular in the early 2000s. They also are known for having some of the best seeds in the business and have recently been inducted into the High Times Breeders Hall of Fame. Cherry Star has been one of their many crosses with the Stardawg cultivar.
Cultivator: Ascension Biomedical
Terpene Profile: Myrcene Dominant
Dispensary: Body and Mind, Elyria, Ohio
Price: $20 with a 20% discount
Cherry Star Flower: First Impressions
This was the first time I have ever purchased flower grown from Ascension. I am pretty picky, so I never gave it a try. The packaging on this 2.83 jar was a plastic bottle like Firerocks’ Woodward jars, except slightly larger. The label is basic and nothing too extravagant. Keeping it simple like this enables the cultivator to offer a better price typically. It is cool to see a sweet
jar or label, but when it comes down to it, the medicine is what really matters. The nugs were large and had a nice coating of trichomes with groups of orange hairs making an appearance as well.
Cherry Star Flower: Aromas, Taste, Effects
When I initially saw the terpene numbers, I was wowed at the 22mg of myrcene content! So, I knew I was in for a great-smelling flower. When I cracked open the seal, a sweet earthiness was exposed with some heavy cherry coming through when I started handling the nugs. One of the top smelling cherry cultivars I have come across in the last year or so.
Once I loaded up my Mighty+, a tasty cherry flavor stimulated my palate and I fell in love right away! The aftertaste was somewhat earthy with some fruity notes. I will admit it was temporarily harsh on the throat during the exhale, but I think that may be attributed to heavy cherry terps and it only lasted a couple seconds.
The effects were spot on for the heavy myrcene content with a full body tingle spreading throughout my entire body. It wasn’t over stimulating so I was able to get things done. Overconsumption for me would bring on some laziness, but overall, this was a great daytime indica cultivar.
Terpenes and Cannabinoids
The terpene numbers on this flower were outstanding. Coming in at nearly 3.7% total terpene content. That makes it one of the higher testers I have had in the last few months. Cannabinoids coming in at 19.4% THC and just under 1% CBGA. Consumers might shy away from this strain because of the lower THC numbers, but that is a mistake and the myrcene content should be helping change peoples’ minds.
Finals Thoughts on Cherry Star Flower
I was told that this strain was grown with the older methods that they have been using in the past. Like I mentioned before a new method of curing was used, and I think just making that adjustment made a major difference in their final product. I am really looking forward to seeing the new cultivars and seeing the progress that Ascension is making! Thanks for checking out my review.