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Legals Sour Candy Flower (8.3)
Legals Sugar Daddy Flower (7.6)
Legals Sweet Dreams Flower (7.3)
Legals Sour (Space) Candy hemp flower, Hybrid, 16.3% CBD, .22% delta-9 THC Review
Part of the fun of this job is finding upstart companies early and seeing if you can pick the winners over the long term. Legals Hemp Flower came onto our radar a short time ago and looked like it had the makings of a great CBD flower brand. We loved the name, the website is professional, they have excellent packaging and certificates of analysis were front and center for all of their flowers. The brand emphasizes “high CBD, max THC” on the packaging so they appeared to be going after those folks in non-recreational states that want the strongest thing they can get within the .3% legal limit (get it?). Their Sour Candy strain clocked in at .22% and we were excited to give it a try.
The Five Senses (8.5 out of 10)
For starters, we love the Legals jar. With a quality lid, rubber seal and glass canister, this classy packaging stands out amongst the pack of flower we’ve tested so far. Popping off the top, we were immediately greeted with a bright, fresh blast of terpene goodness. Through we can’t quite put our finger on the scent, the product smells great. Sour Candy is on par, from a moisture content and cure perspective, with Revel Valley’s P10 strain – not too dry, but not the most sticky we’ve seen either. No problem with the cure and we were ready to send it to the grinder for further investigation.
Curb Appeal (8.8 out of 10)
The glass jar keeps the flower in it’s original shape, unlike a lot of the pouches being used for hemp flower these days, which is a plus. We received nice, fat nuggets of Sour Candy in our eighth. Lots of orange trichomes dotting this flower, poking through varying shades of green. Sour Candy is a solid looking flower all around. From a smoke perspective, this was one of the first CBD flowers we actually enjoyed smoking out of a bowl (we also vaporized it). Sour Candy has a very mellow, enjoyable smoke quality that was actually pretty hard to put down. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience without any harshness.
Potency (8.8 out of 10)
Clocking in at 16.3% CBD content, this CBD flower is right smack dab in the middle of the spectrum of CBD potency. As usual, we care more about the terpenes than the absolute CBD percentage, but we thought the CBD potency was respectable. Now, on the THC front, this is where Legals lays their claim to fame (as the name implies). At .22% delta 9 THC, this is one of the highest THC contents we’ve seen and, of course, still under the .3% legal limit. Some of the other flowers that scored similarly, such as Frosted Kush, didn’t even break .05%. Legals has found a way to hover right below the legal THC limit, which many buyers will appreciate. In terms of the terpenes, myrcene leads the way here at .23%, followed by trans-caryophyllene at .13% and terpinolene at .11%. Not the most loaded flower on the terpene front, but respect is due for the THC content.
Effect (9.5 out of 10)
We just wanted to keep smoking it. What more needs to be said? Sour Candy had one of the more distinct experiences out of all the CBD flower we’ve tried out so far. Starting with a great head chill, this flower immediately had us cracking our back. Relaxation set in quickly and our reviewers felt loose and a bit heavier than a few minutes prior. For us, the head chill was more intense than the body chill. What about that THC content? Yep, it’s there and it’s noticeable relative to other flowers with lower content. We had a slightly more intense head buzz than we normally get from CBD flower. It came in waves and did not impede our evening, but it is noticeable. This makes Sour Candy a great strain for an evening of relaxation and, like we said, the tricky part is putting it down.
Price (6.5 out of 10)
At $15 per gram and $40 for an 1/8 oz, this flower is priced at the premium or ultra premium end of hemp flowers. Legals does not currently sell in quantities above an 1/8th, so we reserve the right to increase their score in the future depending on their volume discounts. To put that in perspective, our roots are in the CBD oil world. When you get an 1/8th at $40, it means you’re getting CBD at $.059 (5.9 cents) per milligram. That would be on the low end of price-per-milligram with CBD oil. But, at the end of the day, people shopping for flower are comparing prices amongst flower brands. You absolutely can get high quality flower for cheaper. Will the experience be as unique as Sour Candy? That’s hard to say. We will definitely find ourselves coming back to Legals Sour Candy for the effect, for what it’s worth.
2nd Highest Rated
Legals Sugar Daddy hemp flower, Hybrid, 19.35% CBD, .72% total THC Review
After reviewing the Legals Sweet Dreams, going in to this review we kind of have an idea of what to expect, at least as far as presentation, branding, and packaging goes. To recap, Legals website and presentation is reminiscent of the popular marijuana brands in legal states. Clean and simple, retro lettering and nice pictures with the same angles for all products. They don’t offer a large array of products – their menu is limited to pre-rolls and flower in different quantities – but, as we mentioned, in the Sweet Dreams review, this may or may not be a bad thing for people that don’t want to wade through tinctures, edibles and other products to get to their smokable flower.
Bag Appeal (7.5 out of 10)
The nose on this Sugar Daddy is a kind of a cheesy, pine smell with a hint of citrus, which we enjoyed. Similar to their Sweet Dreams strain, this Sugar Daddy is standard outdoor hemp flower that falls a little short of expectations based on the look of their website and pricing structure. The nuggets are nice and dense, but the trim job is just ok. This is definitely a machine trim or speedy hand trim. This flower looks like a cleaner version of the Dr. Ganja Bubba Kush, except this is more frostier – definitely a better coating of trichomes on this one. This is far from the prettiest flower, but it’s not bad either.
User Experience (7.5 out of 10)
We loaded up a pipe of this Sugar Daddy flower and went to town. The smoke is relatively smooth, no throat burn or coughing fits ensued. It’s not the smoothest flower ever, but it was mellow enough. The first few hits had a hint of those flavorful citrus-pine terpenes and a diesel aftertaste. The majority of the bowl beyond the first few hits had more of a “standard” hemp flavor. Vaping it was actually a better experience, in our opinion, with a brighter flavor and the various terpenes coming through much stronger. That said, the vapor was kind of harsh and we found ourselves pausing between pulls on the vaporizer more than usual to avoid throat irritation.
Potency (8.0 out of 10)
Legals provides full COAs and terpene reports on their product pages in an easily accessible and legible manner. This is much appreciated! Sugar Daddy comes in at an impressive 19.35% CBD, which is well within our 15-20% range of having a “good” amount of CBD in smokable flower. Total THC is a decent, but not overwhelming .72%. The full terpene report is available and we can see that this Legals Sugar Daddy is not exceptionally high in terpenes. The most heavily concentrated terpenes present are Bisabalol, Caryophyllene, and Myrcene.
Effect (8.5 out of 10)
The effects are where this strain really stands out. Immediately after use, a nice clear-headed, but muscle relaxing, effect came on. We could feel tension in the body immediately ease up and a slight chill settled in the shoulders. A few minutes into the session, it was clear that this is a nice evening, indica strain despite being marked as a hybrid on the Legals site. With the nice dense nug structure, the session lasted pretty long. Afterwards, we didn’t feel like doing anything besides relaxing. We just had to sit down, zone out and take in the full body relaxation. The effects of this strain definitely outshines everything else.
Price (6.5 out of 10)
Just like with the Sweet Dreams and Sour Candy before it, this pricing is tough to swallow. While we respect the effects of Sweet Dreams, we just can’t justify $15 a gram, $40 an eighth, and $195 for an ounce. As we have mentioned before, that is basically double the price of comparable flower on the market and even surpasses some high quality, hydroponically grown, indoor flower. If everything from the bag appeal to the user experience were perfect, and then you layer in the effect, more people might ignore the pricing. But, we feel, for most people, this pricing makes it hard to make Legals part of the everyday smoking stash.
3rd Highest Rated
Legals Sweet Dreams hemp flower, Hybrid, 16.61% CBD, .18% delta-9 THC
When you look at the Legals website, it’s reminiscent of high-THC strain companies in legal states. With a clean, retro, yet “upscale” look, it’s pretty clear that Legals is trying to set themselves apart from other hemp vendors. They seem to be really embracing the “legal cannabis” premise of industrial hemp flower. Case in point, they’ve taken some liberties with common strain names to make them more appealing to non-traditional hemp smokers. Their focus is solely on flower, for the moment, with 7-8 strains being offered in whole flower and pre-roll varieties and no sign of tinctures or edibles. That’s a great thing for many hemp smokers, as we generally appreciate not being bogged down by endless pages of different CBD products.
Bag Appeal (7.0 out of 10)
This flower didn’t catch our eye visually in the way some flower does. Let’s be clear, it doesn’t look bad, but it’s nothing to write home about either. On the positive side, the buds are plump and dense. There’s something about a good nug structure that makes flower more likable right off the bat. It has a decent cure, too, which is always a good sign. Sweet Dreams has a unique cheesy, earthy smell about it that you don’t find in a lot of hemp flower. The bud is a combination of a dark green and dark orange color, giving it an overall military green tone. It has a hefty coating of dark orange pistils throughout. There is an average coverage of trichomes, although the flower is not very sticky at all. Lack of stickiness indicates it’s probably not very resinous. The trim job is sloppier on this strain than we’ve seen from Legals on other strains. Most of the sugar leaf is gone, but there are “white” spots on the buds where it was cut down too close and actually trimmed off some of the calyxes and flower material. This was either ran multiple times through an aggressive machine trimmer, or just too quickly and carelessly hand trimmed, in our opinion.
User Experience (7.0 out of 10)
The first few hits of a bowl of Legals Sweet Dreams is decently smooth. That said, once you burn down to the bottom, it gets a bit harsher. The smoke isn’t a throat killer and we didn’t have any massive coughing fits, which is good. But, the beginning of your session is going to be much more mellow than the finish. There is a standard hemp taste to the smoke, which is hard to describe on its own, but veteran smokers know the kind of “burnt foliage” taste. This is followed up with a bit pine taste that makes it more palatable. Vaping is a similar experience and flavor, with the same standard pine and toasted hops at the end. Again, not bad, but not great either.
Potency (8.0 out of 10)
Legals posts clear and legible test results and full terpene reports on their product pages. Thank you! Avid readers will know that we implore all vendors to do the same. The Sweet Dreams strain comes in at a nice 16.61% CBD, which falls within our 15-20% range of CBD potency threshold. Delta 9 THC registers at .18%, which is lower than some of Legals’ other “max THC” strains. Total THC is a respectable and not overpowering at .061%. Thanks to the conveniently provided terpene report, we can see that this strain contains the highest concentrations of; Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Terpinolene, and Bisabalol. This strain is not super high in terpenes, but we were happy to know what we were smoking.
Effect (8.0 out of 10)
While we usually feel what we describe as a “chill” from using hemp flower, this gave more of a flush feeling, with a radiant heat coming over the skin and body. We can’t pinpoint the exact difference here, but the terpenes are likely contributing. The flush feeling was especially strong in the face and cheeks. Eventually, this gave way to more of the traditional “chill” sensation we’re used to. As we got further into our session, the total effect experienced was the aforementioned skin flushing, heavy eyes, but importantly no sedation, and a slight brain fog. This flower doesn’t have the strongest effects, but it’s pleasant overall. We appreciate unique effects, such as the skin flushing, as trying to score flower with varying degrees of the same effect can become quite challenging!
Price (6.5 out of 10)
This is outdoor flower and, per our commentary, this strain is not spectacular outdoor flower. Good enough, but not spectacular. Unfortunately, this strain is priced at almost twice the amount of comparable flower on the market. At $15 a gram, $40 an 8th and $195 an ounce, it’s hard to understand the justification for the price point. You can find spectacular quality – indoor and outdoor – flower for significantly less money. For the price of one ounce of this outdoor Sweet Dream from Legals, you can get two ounces of indoor flower from some vendors. We just can’t justify that and would recommend trying Legals’ Sour Candy if you are going to purchase.