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Weed Review: Maui-Wowee Crossed With Trainwreck

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A few days ago LAist bought an 8th out of some surfer guy's living room for $60. He told us it was a cross between Hawaii's Maui-wowee and Northern Cali's Trainwreck, and that it was grown outdoors so it would have that sun-kissed, natural feel as opposed to the sometimes chemy feel of something grown indoors or with hydroponics.

Pre-Smoke Examination:
The large sphere-like nugs are fluffy, loose, and airy. They smell a little like hay, but when you break them open you can definitely notice the traditional Trainwreck scent. The nugs are well trimmed, with only a tiny bit of extra leaf. And they were well dried, but perhaps have been sitting around for a few weeks, because they are starting to be on the cusp of "too dry".

Post-Smoke Examination:
The nugs break apart easily, and can be easily grinded. Again you can tell they're not too dry, because they break apart well, but do not turn to piles of dust. This weed burns fast in the bowl, and creates thick milky hits. The kind that leave resin on your lips. The taste is fairly average: while it isn't bad or gross, it doesn't taste especially great either.

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I'm baked off my ass with this weed after the second bowl. It might be because there is some-what of a creeper effect. You're more stoned 20 minutes after your first bowl then you are 20 seconds after the first bowl. And the high lasted me a good 2 hours. We would buy this weed again because it's very stoney, and $60/8th is a sorta decent price.