Surterra Wellness introduced their first whole flower product in the form of pre-rolled joints earlier this week, on 07.08.2019.
3 strains were initially released at launch (for a select few locations): Original Glue (review here), Chemdog (review here), and Stardawg.
This is only the second instance in which I’ve found the same strain available at two different Florida Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTCs), which always adds another element to the review in determining the consistency of a particular strain across the market.
Price at time of review: $7.50/0.5g (1 pre-roll)
Lineage: Tres Dawg x Chemdog 4
Batch/Harvest Number: MAY19CDA
101.75 mg THC/0.5g
0.0 mg CBD/0.5g
20.63% Total Cannabinoids
0.41% Total Terpenes
Other than the goofy-looking twisted end that Surterra leaves behind on these pre-rolls, each of the 3 I’ve gotten has burned beautifully. They burn slow and evenly every time for me.
This joint of Stardawg in particular seemed to be rolled especially well. I was only able to finish about half of it before I began toeing the line of too medicated to write this review.
Appearance/Product Quality Rating: 4.00/5.00
Though Stardawg didn’t have the highest terpene content (0.41%) of the three strains I tried – Original Glue was slightly higher at 0.44% – it had the most notable cannabis smell when I opened the tube.
This batch of Stardawg smells very similar to the version I’ve gotten from Trulieve, with a piney and earthy musk immediately apparent. Where I found Surterra’s version of Stardawg to differ from Trulieve’s was that it had a more noticeable sweet, almost citrus-like smell. I feel some of this may be due to the relatively high limonene in this batch.
This joint definitely tasted the best of the 3 strains currently available: a very clean, sweet taste of earthy pine with a hint of citrus. The sweet terpenes became much more apparent when smoking the joint vs. smelling it.
I found Surterra’s Stardawg to taste better than Trulieve’s version, personally, but this may have to do with the fact that I smoked Trulieve’s Stardawg in a bowl instead of rolling it into a joint.
Overall, I enjoyed the taste of Surterra’s Stardawg pre-roll.
Smell/Taste Rating: 3.90/5.00
Stardawg is noted on Leafly to have uplifting effects, and my previous experience with it has felt like the effects of a 60/40% sativa-dominant hybrid strain.
I found Surterra’s version to be a bit more relaxing and on the indica side of the effects spectrum. While the first 15 minutes of effects were consistent with what I felt from Trulieve’s Stardawg, the 20 minute mark began a period of noticeably stronger body effects. Trying to put this version of Stardawg into a percentage would probably have me putting something wacky down, like a 57/43% sativa-dominant hybrid.. because specific, aye?
This pre-roll of Stardawg was potent and enjoyable, and in my opinion, is a good sign for Surterra’s future in whole flower products.
Possibly good for treating:
- Minor aches and pains
- General relaxation
- Mild to moderate headaches
- Lack of appetite (mild appetite stimulant)
- Mild to moderate gastrointestinal discomfort (Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other similar conditions)
I’m definitely no medical doctor, so please take the preceding conditions only as my own personal observations from using this strain and having experience with a multitude of different cannabis strains. Every body is different, and every body reacts different to various medications.
Effects Rating: 4.00/5.00
Overall Rating: 3.97/5.00
Overall, I would best describe the Surterra Wellness Stardawg pre-roll as a “good” product.
Ultimately, it is nice to have another option for whole cannabis flower in Florida’s medical program. For their first batch, Surterra did a nice job with this cut of Stardawg, and I think this was overall the best of the 3 strains that are currently available. I think this is simply due to Suterra’s newness in the whole flower market, and feel that we will see their quality improve with future batches – let’s hope, anyway. We’ve seen MMTCS come out strong and then completely fumble after the first few batches, but for now, I’ll keep my faith in Surterra.
Though I would prefer to see loose flower options from them, this is a nice start, and I think with time we will find that Surterra has a consistent high-quality flower selection.
I’ll definitely be back to try other strains from them in the future, and I would recommend each patient try at least one of their pre-rolls as well.
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