Looking for Productivity Pot? Try Shango’s PDX
Parentage: Cinex x Skunk
Breeder: According to Shango, PDX is a “legacy strain originating from the Mount Hood area.”
Grower: Shango Premium Cannabis
Cannabinoid Content: 19.54% THC
Terpene Content: 1.9 mg/g Beta Caryophyllene, 1.3 mg/g Limonene, 0.7 mg/g Linalool, 0.5 mg/g Humulene, 0.4 mg/g Isopulegol, etc..
Nose and mouth: It’s easy to get drawn into the complexity of PDX’s scent, which reminds me of something slightly different each time I open the jar. It comes on sweet and mildly citrus, like honeysuckle spritzed with grapefruit juice. After processing the initial scent, wood and a nose-tickling spice follow, reminiscent of pencil shavings and watery black pepper. When smoked, PDX tastes less sweet than it smells, with a noticeable amplification of the wood and pepper elements.
My experience: After working the morning commuter rush in the rideshare mobile, I came home around noon and settled in for my tasting of PDX. Based on its scent, I initially assumed PDX would be a giggly sort of strain, but instead found it to be more straight-faced, lucid and productive. Within 30 minutes I was doing chores I’d been putting off for weeks, after which I sketched out the bulk of this review and then met up with an old band mate for a beer and a long, meandering conversation. I was impressed by how easily I transitioned from day-job stress into housework and writing and socializing, proving PDX a versatile sativa.
Why it stands out: A lot of sativas can be overwhelmingly upbeat, making them great for feeling happy and carefree, but not necessarily for staying organized and crossing items off your to-do list. Not PDX, which favors a less-is-more high that might as well be tailor made for the productive stoner. Where PDX’s parent strains Cinex and Skunk can get a little racy and spacey, PDX’s up effects are more subdued and clear-headed. Personally, I haven’t come across a better productivity cultivar since a few years back when I had access to a purple pheno of Vortex (Cinex’s dad) that was basically trucker speed.
Who it’s for: As an energizing, lucid sativa, PDX is an appropriate choice for those who want to be high while keeping sight of their responsibilities. Morning-time smokers will no doubt appreciate PDX’s effects, as will folks looking for an after work pick-me-up. Due to the high concentration of beta caryophyllene—a terpene which, like cannabinoid CBD, activates the body’s CB2 receptors—PDX is ideal for daytime pain management and treatment of depression and anxiety.
Potlander Looking for Productivity Pot? Try Shango’s PDX Strain: PDX Parentage: Cinex x Skunk Breeder: According to Shango, PDX is a “legacy strain originating from the Mount Hood