Marijuana Strain Review: Tangerine Haze at Herban Medicinals

Marijuana Strain Review: Tangerine Haze at Herban Medicinals
Scott Lentz

I was recovering from a long weekend of pot and football when my friend passed me a one-hitter that tasted like orange soda. I immediately demanded to know what it was and where he’d bought it, and all his stoned mouth could mutter was “Urban Medicinals.” I looked that up online, found nothing under the name and assumed he’d made it up.

Turns out I have the hearing of an eighty-year-old. Later, walking down Broadway after grabbing a cone at Sweet Action Ice Cream, I happened upon Herban Medicinals (70 Broadway) and realized that this basement pot shop might be home to another marijuana Mewtwo.

My eyes lit up the second I saw Tangerine Haze on the shelf. All it took was a sniff to confirm that she was the one, though in any other circumstance, the Double Durban and Golden Goat would’ve made my purchase a tough decision. I bought a gram of the Tangerine for $15 and some change, then hurried home before I covered my shirt with drool.

There's no need for caffeine if you've got some Tangerine Haze lying around.
There's no need for caffeine if you've got some Tangerine Haze lying around.
Herbert Fuego

A child of G-13 Haze and New York Diesel, this sativa-dominant hybrid is sought out for its intense citrus smell and saliva-inducing flavor. And Herban Medicinals raised this baby right, as each sniff from my one-gram bud was full of tangerine acidity — like a bottle of citrus cleaner. The plump, lone nug was bright green and covered in resin glands, leaving my fingers shining with oils glistening in the sunlight.

A couple of Volcano bags at 320 degrees tasted like halftime at a youth soccer game. Tart, tangy sensations jumped around the sides of my tongue like little Clementines bouncing off my taste buds as I took rip after rip. Afterward, I couldn’t sit still, wandering around my house like a bored dog looking for mischief. Biking to a nearby coffee shop and washing my car did nothing to kill the clean, uplifting high of Tangerine Haze, so I surprised my roommate with some meatball subs. Productive, energetic and not myself, I thoroughly enjoyed the 5 Hour Energy-like high from this sativa citrus bomb.

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