IYKYK - Pearl Pharma
In this installment of the IYKYK series, we’re highlighting a brand with deep roots in cannabis culture whose hard work has resulted in indoor-grown cannabis flowers as precious and rare as pearls. Written by Lucas Indrikovs.
In the oceanic expanse that is the cannabis flower scene in California, standing out amongst the crowd is more complicated than finding a diamond in the rough or a needle in a haystack. Few brands stand head and shoulders above the competition, and trying to get to the next level of cannabis cultivation for some of those brands can feel like crabs in a bucket.
Only a handful of brands in the current cannabis flower scene have been honing their skills and perfecting their cultivars for decades before legalization hit the marketplace. The quality of their flowers is not always evident to the naked eye. You have to traverse the vast landscape of cannabis cultivators to truly find gems among the nuggets of fools gold.
The world is your oyster, and it’s up to you to find the pearls, but who said you couldn’t go hunting with a bit of help from your friends at March and Ash? In this installment of the IYKYK series, we’re highlighting a brand with deep roots in cannabis culture whose hard work has resulted in indoor-grown cannabis flowers as precious and rare as pearls.
History of Pearl Pharma
Pearl Pharma has been researching and developing their impressive catalog of unique exquisite genetics since the days of prohibition. We’re talking all the way back to the good ol’ days when nu-metal was king and Aerosmith was singing “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,”... aka 1998. For the past 20+ years, Pearl Pharma has been pheno-hunting for the most exclusive, potent, consistent terpene profiles and cannabinoid concentrations in California.
Through their state-of-the-art, small-batch indoor cannabis operation, their flowers receive the love and attention needed to produce their refined menu of flavorful and aromatic cannabis buds. As they say, the pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens (or kings!), and the most valuable pearls are formed over many, many years.
Quicksand and Hardcore OG
Pearl Pharma’s Quicksand strain is a heavy-hitter that produces smoke thicker than molasses and is tastier than a snozzberry. Pearl Pharma aptly named this strain for its couch-lock effects that pull you down like a pit of quicksand. Gassy, sweet, and earthy aromas with flavors to match, Quicksand will momentarily lift your spirits and fuel a munchie marathon before anchoring you to the couch for six hours of Seth Rogen movies.
Pearl Pharma has not ignored all of you OG fans! Their Hardcore OG (Big Bud X DJ Short Blueberry) is a myrcene-dominant strain bred specifically for the experienced cannabis enthusiast. The euphoric mental stimulation experienced after smoking Hardcore OG can be overwhelming to a new cannabis user due to the flower's typically high 30%+ THC percentage. The complex flavor profile consisting of fresh berries, spicy Manuka honey, and sweet tea is enticing as it is mouth-wateringly delicious.
Romulan and Gushers
If you’re a Trekkie or simply want to explore the cosmos via ridiculously good cannabis, Pearl Pharma’s Romulan strain is your ticket to the stars. Originally bred and cultivated in the Canadian cannabis mecca, British Columbia, Romulan (North American Indica X White Rhino) is another myrcene-dominant strain meant to strap you in and propel you through the Milky Way. With a spicy pine zest and truffle oil scent, Romulan would make Captain Kirk into Captain Smirk.
Pearl Pharma took the famous Gushers cultivar (Gelato 41 X Triangle Kush) and cultivated it into a cannabis gem of the highest caliber. Named after a famous chewy, fruit candy, Gushers delivers the sour, tropical flavors of pineapple on steroids mixed with the rich sweetness of a cheesecake cookie. But don’t let the zingy flavor fool you; this flower hits like a Mack truck with a relaxed euphoria that spreads like a thick fog from head to toe.
Royal Dutch and Dos Cherries
Look no further than Pearl Pharma's Royal Dutch if you’re looking for an evenly balanced hybrid strain that will propel you into productivity without the TKO punch comedown. This regal cultivar is a cross of Pakistani and African landrace strains nearly impossible to find in modern cannabis scenes. With energizing effects that settle into relaxed contentment, Royal Dutch is an herbal, sour, spicy strain as flavorful as it is stimulating.
What happens when you take the best aspects of world-famous strains like Cherry Pie and Do-Si-Dos and combine them in a cannabis cauldron? You get an up-and-coming superstar cultivar like Dos Cherries. The sum is truly greater than its parts when it comes to Dos Cherries. It fills the room with rich cherry aromas and coats the palate with diesel-soaked cherry biscotti cookies. If you’re looking for a giggly movie night sesh, look no further than Pearl Pharma’s Dos Cherries.
Sin Mint Cookies and Lemon P
Pearl Pharma’s Sin Mint Cookies is a cross of GSC X Blue Power, so you know the flavors and effects will be captivating. The effects provided by the parental lineage are a wonderfully enjoyable mix of joyful relaxation and deep euphoria, making it a perfect nightcap after a long day. Nutty and sweet with a touch of mint like a mint chocolate chip dessert bar, Sin Mint Cookies’ flavors are heavenly and wicked.
Pearl Pharma took the exclusive cross of Lemon P from Sin City Seeds that utilizes Blue Power (Sour Double X Master Kush X The White X Blue Moonshine) and Lemon G (G13 cross). Taking a hit of Lemon P is like sucking on a citrus rind drenched in lemon marmalade. Not since Super Lemon Haze dropped in the early 2000s has there been such a limonene-dominant cultivar whose effects are as stimulating as they are electrifying. Load a bowl or roll a joint of Lemon P and write that novel you’ve been putting off for years.
It’s growing increasingly easier to find cannabis flowers that are delicious and enjoyable, but good cannabis buds are a dime a dozen in California. With so many great cultivars in their lineup to try and offered at a reasonable price point, Pearl Pharma is truly a gem in a sea of cannabis brands.
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