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Plain Jane Girl Scout Cookies (8.2)
Plain Jane Dutch Delight (7.8)
Plain Jane Golden Cherry (7.8)
Plain Jane Girl Scout Cookies Hemp Flower, Hybrid, 13% CBD, <.3% THC
Plain Jane is a well known hemp vendor that has a reputation for having decent quality flower at an affordable price. They aren’t flashy, as their name entails, but they do put some serious effort into their packaging and marketing. It looks great! Their website is clean and professional, offering an array of edibles, oils, concentrates and, of course, flower. Today we’ll be looking at their “Girl Scout Cookies” strain. We put that in quotations because there is no actual high CBD version of the famous Girl Scout Cookies strain. We personally recommend that hemp vendors find names that more accurately describe the strain inside versus borrowing from famous marijuana strains so that buyers are not let down. But, we understand the marketing draw for doing so. Let’s see how this hemp GSC stacks up.
Bag Appeal (8.0 out of 10)
The fragrance on this flower is very subtle overall. There are hints of earth, sweetness, berries, and possibly chocolate? The namesake Girl Scout Cookies strain is known for being loud and the hemp version falls well short of reaching the same overpowering smell. To be clear, it doesn’t smell bad – no hints of grass or hay – which is good. We detected a complex myrcene terpene scent (read: earthy funk) with some sweetness added to it. The buds on this strain are medium-to-small in size, but have a nice density to them. The color of the flower is mostly lime green at first glance, and the dark-clay-orange pistils make the buds look brownish in the right light. While the overall bag appeal is decent, it looks like these buds were machine trimmed, which detracts from the visual appeal of the flower. One major plus is that this bud is VERY sticky even though it doesn’t have any kind of remarkable trichome coverage. It has an average frostiness, but boy does it leave a layer of resin on the fingertips. Not bad!
User Experience (8.0 out of 10)
We vaped this one first and the vapor is pretty smooth overall. This strain is not as smooth as some of the premium indoor strains we’ve tried, but smooth enough for sure. The flavor starts as a lemon lime and pine taste, which tastes clean and fresh. After a few hits, the vapor settled into a more standard “hemp” taste towards the end of our bowl. The smoke is average smoothness, nothing to write home about there. Unlike the vape flavor, the smoke is mostly just a standard hemp flavor. Not bad, but nothing notable. We definitely preferred this strain in the vaporizer and think you will too.
Potency (7.0 out of 10)
While the Plain Jane website is lacking a COA for this strain, the company does print the CBD and THC contents on the package, which is a start. Based on that, this Girl Scout Cookies strain comes in at 13% CBD and <.3% THC (read: under the legal limit, but not specific). The CBD content is on the lower end of the spectrum of what we see with smokable hemp flower, while the less-than-point-3-percent THC content is a generic legal standard. We would absolutely love to see Plain Jane post a full COA and terpene report for their strains. Oddly, the product description on the website references the well known hemp strain called The Wife being>18% CBD, which suggests that this GSC strain might actually just be The Wife, or at least predominantly crossed with The Wife. A fuller set of labs would be useful for sure to get to the bottom of this. If we are wrong or get clarification on this, we will update this review.
Effect (8.25 out of 10)
The initial effect of this strain is captured with light muscle relaxation. The relaxation is not super intense to start, but noticeable. A nice chill and numbness crept across the scalp and forehead thereafter and we felt a little heavier and warmer in the torso. The effects on this definitely came and went in waves. The Girl Scout Cookies effects took longer than usual to really kick in, but once it was a full ride, our reviewers felt a pleasant and stress relieving set of effects that didn’t leave us locked to the couch or feeling sedated. We’d label the overall effect as hybrid or sativa-dominant-hybrid, which are great for an all day strain or a good way to kick off your post-work evening. While not the most potent, the effects are definitely a highlight of this flower that will draw you back for another smoke.
Price (9.5 out of 10)
Plain Jane retails this strain for $13.99 an eighth, or buyers can opt for a glass jar container for $3 more. As we mentioned out of the gates, pricing is one of Plain Jane’s strong points. The ounce price of $89.99 is a bit steep for the quality when compared to offerings from other vendors. But, overall, this flower has a good effect for a reasonable price and that’s what PJ customers are after. Our Girl Scout Cookies experience was an everyday stash experience and, for $14, you probably wont be disappointed. We do think the Girl Scout Cookies name needs to go, but hey, we’ll still smoke it.
2nd Highest Rated
Plain Jane Dutch Delight, Hybrid, Greenhouse, 9.9% CBD, .39% total THC
This is second review of Plain Jane products. In case you missed it, check out our previous reviews on their Girl Scout Cookies. Plain Jane offers mid-range flowers for affordable prices, as well as some edible and concentrate products. They have a clean, professional website and surprisingly impressive packaging compared to a lot of vendors – especially since they are called “Plain” Jane. With a few more reviews in the queue, our experiences with them so far have been mixed, but we always go into each session with an open mind. Is Dutch Delight really a delight? Let’s find out.
Bag Appeal (7.0 out of 10)
Plain Jane describes this strain as “Premium greenhouse CBD buds…with a sweet, strawberry cheesecake aroma garnished with underlying mintiness…”. We didn’t get much of that, to be honest. What we did get was a light, earthy, slightly lemon smell that wasn’t terribly potent. Unfortunately, that smell was also accompanied by a hint of hay/grass smell. This strain probably needs some more time in the cure jar, in our opinion. The buds are a nice, medium green with bulbous calyxes and a nice, solid nug structure overall. They are a bit dry, though, so maybe that’s where the minty, cheesecake smell went? The trim job is also meh, with a lot of sugar leaf and pieces of stem left on. We’re guessing this flower received a quick machine trim (which isn’t preferred because that knocks off trichomes), or just a sloppy hand trim. There is a pretty good coverage of trichomes, but its not that sticky to the touch. If we had the time, it’s likely we could reinvigorate the flower with some Boveda packs and get it back to being a bit more resinous.
User Experience (8.0 out of 10)
Despite the overall dryness, this flower actually smoked pretty well. The smoke goes is not as smooth as premium indoor hydro flower, but smooth compared to other flower of the same quality. Flavor-wise, this strain was not as impressive. We detected a light, standard hemp flavor with a touch of tobacco smoke, finishing with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Not bad! Vaping this wasn’t as smooth as smoking it, but the flavor is a bit brighter and has a touch of the lemon we got in the smell. Interestingly, there was a peculiar but welcome floral and lavender hint to the taste at the end of the vape session. Very unique. To be honest, this is first time we’ve tasted something like that. Whether vaped or smoked, though, this was easy on the lungs and could be a good choice to roll up some good king size joints and have an extended session.
Potency (7.0 out of 10)
Plain Jane provides physical paper copies of the COAs for this strain in the package, as well as a full lab analysis in their product description of this Dutch Delight the product page. The CBD on this strain comes in at a relatively low 9.85%, and the total THC comes in at .39%. These are lower percentages than we typically see, but we also know from experience that percentages don’t necessarily translate to the effects, due to things like the entourage effect. Unfortunately, Plain Jane doesn’t provide a terpene report for this strain. We encourage all vendors to post terpenes reports on top of the standard COAs.
Effect (8.0 out of 10)
Despite the lower concentration of active chemicals on the COAs for this strain, the effects are pretty decent. After smoking and vaping this strain, we felt a nice muscle relaxation effect come on and we felt heavier in our torsos. There was a nice warmth that came over our bodies and – the most common effect – a tingle and numbness in the forehead and scalp area. Aside from that numbing, this strain actually didn’t have much head effect. Our reviewers remained lucid during their sessions. What we did feel was mostly a body effect, combined with the scalp tingle, that makes us call this a hybrid effect. We felt like this was a great strain to sit down and watch some movies. Relaxed enough to sink into the couch, but uplifting enough to stay awake and focus. Nice!
Price (9.0 out of 10)
At $16 an eighth, this isn’t a bad buy. You could possibly find better greenhouse flower out there, but the price is reasonable enough. To be honest, that’s kind of perfectly on brand for Plain Jane – reasonable quality for good prices. We were a bit disappointed that the smell and appearance did not match up with what Plain Jane describes on their website. But, if the next harvest is cured a bit better, this is a budget friendly flower for the effect. We also think that the price could come down a bit in volume. Ounces sell for $99 and we do feel that is overpriced for the quality.
3rd Highest Rated
Plain Jane Golden Cherry, Indoor, 17.06% CBD, .75% total THC
This is third review of flower from Plain Jane and we were excited to see what the brand had in store for us. Plain Jane sells what we would consider mid-range flower for affordable prices, peppering in some indoor offerings for the more serious smokers out there. They also carry alternative products alongside flower, such as Delta 8 tinctures, concentrates, edibles, and CBD oil. Today, we’ll be taking a look at one of their indoor options, Golden Cherry, a cross of the Black Rose and Cherry Wine strains.
Bag Appeal (7.5 out of 10)
When it comes to indoor flower, we generally high expectations for the smell, which is the first thing most people use to gauge how well they’re going to like a variety of cannabis. The smell on this Golden Cherry strain was neither overwhelming, nor underwhelming. It has with a moderately strong scent of lemon, citrus and grapefruit mixed with some myrcene earthiness. This strain is loud per se, but you don’t have to try hard to smell it either. Unfortunately, there was a hint of a hay smell, which makes us think this flower needs a bit more time curing. The buds we got are small-to-medium in size, with a slightly better than average density. Color-wise, the buds look pretty good! We noted lots of orange pistils, which is a good sign. The calyxes have a light lime green hue all over, with some tinges of bluish-green that is often present in more premium flower. The trim job left a lot to be desired, though, with a lot of leaf left on and big pieces of stems with nothing attached. It doesn’t look machine trimmed, but it does look like a very rushed hand trim job. These nugs are pretty frosty, too, but oddly aren’t that sticky when broken down.
User Experience (7.5 out of 10)
Surprisingly, smoking this flower was the standout method for consumption, as the Golden Cherry smoke is definitively more pleasant than the vapor. The vapor just had a general burnt foliage vibe going on. When smoked, though, it has a lemon-lime flavor mixed in with the standard “hemp” taste, which we generally enjoyed. The main drawback here is that we were left with irritated throats after big hits, as the smoke itself is not that smooth relative to other flower we have reviewed. We came into this with higher expectations based on our previous experiences with indoor flower, to be honest. On that basis, consuming this flower is a bit of a letdown, no matter the method.
Potency (8.0 out of 10)
Conveniently, Plain Jane provides a clear and legible full certificate of analysis (COA) on the product page for this strain. This Golden Cherry strain comes in at a respectable, and moderately high, 17.06% CBD and .75% total THC. Overall, this strain is in the upper-mid range for hemp flower in terms of potency. Unfortunately, Plain Jane did not have a terpene analysis for this strain, which we encourage all vendors to provide. But, based on the potency, we were excited to experience the effects.
Effect (7.0 out of 10)
Sometimes potency just doesn’t translate into effects. We tried this flower multiple times and it either had very slow building effects that caused us to miss most of it, or it just doesn’t have much effect at all. Our reviewers did note a light focused feeling, accompanying a slight “chilled out” feeling. But, for the most part, it left a lot to be desired relative to the options out in the market. The effects we did experience we would classify as sativa-dominant, indicating this is probably a better daytime strain. Overall, though, we expected more from this indoor flower.
Price (9.0 out of 10)
For being indoor flower, the Plain Jane retail price of $14.99 an eighth or $28.99 for a quarter ounce is not bad at all. A lot of indoor flower we’ve tried has been almost double that price. However, the price is a lesser concern if the effects aren’t living up to other indoor flower available. For only a dollar more than their outdoor flower, you probably wont regret getting this to try out. Indoor flower, generally, is much more expensive and trying it at this price point is a treat. If you’re already shopping at Plain Jane, give it a shot – just don’t expect to be blown away by the effects.