Lost Cause by Strane

STRAIN: Lost Cause
MEDIUM: Flower
POTENCY: LOW -MED
31.9% Potency
(reflects THCa 29.5% / THC 0.4%!!!!!! *+ 20% CBGa )

* NOTE: the THC content is higher than an average ratio of THC Derivation to THCa content which is usually something like 0.1 or 0.2%. 

Or, in the example of the last 1/8 of Tally Man that I reviewed here on IG it could even be listed as low as “0.0%”!!

I think that, along with the terpene content, this derived concentration of decarboxylated THCa is a very good indicator of a strain’s overall potency rather than the raw THCa value.

PRODUCER: Strane (Liberty)

CLASS: Indica dominant Hybrid

LINEAGE: (according to SeedBank UK) LOST CAUSE is:

Amnesia Haze (Sativa dom hybrid ) x Dosidos (Indica)

(Amnesia Haze (mostly Sativa) =Traced to South Asian and Jamaican landrace strains

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Dosidos (mostly Indica) OGKB (OG Kush Breath) x Face Off OG

ATTN : If anyone can confirm the genetic information matches Strane’s version of Lost Cause, please comment so that I can update this info for everyone. Thank you

GENERAL EFFECTS:

  • Cerebral stimulation (increased creativity, tangential thought patterns, talkative, etc.
    Energizing / uplifting
  • Increased ability to focus
  • Mental and Physical Euphoria
  • Intense and pleasurable long-lasting “head buzz” *almost felt as if I was a bit taller(?), or top heavy from the shoulders up..with a subtle urge to lean forward (?)Interesting.

Lost Cause by Strane is Sativa/Indica hybrid that offers fairly intense and beneficial Sativa effects (positive mental uplift, focus, creative inspiration) from its Amnesia Haze /landrace roots. This is amplified by an equally long lasting Indica body high that leaves one more loose and relaxed, than sleepy and couch locked.

MIND;

+creative stimulation/ inspiration
+uplifting “happy”, euphoric feelings                   
*compounded by the nice even and long-lasting body buzz
+increased mental focus and clarity
-some mental “haze” and drowsiness at higher doses
*the limonene most likely supplies the energizing-uplift here, which would be attributable to Lost Cause’s Haze/ landrace ancestry.

BODY;

+physically energizing /uplifting
+ocular and facial pressure *remained for most of the high-felt like invisible fuzz goggles or haze-helmet after awhile
+waves of euphoric body and head area “buzz” / airy feeling
+mild appetite stimulation
-some dry mouth
-/+sleepy feelings at higher doses
*the Indica factor is pretty strong with this strain

USES:

Medicinal;
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
Depression
Anxiety
Sleep Disorders/ Issues

Recreational;

  • Creative (making music,art, etc.)
  • Could lend itself to repetitive work that requires sustained focus and effort (painting, needlepoint, etc.) *but most likely you’ll be up for something more engaging.
  • working out (pre and post)
  • Gaming *not a gamer per se but I have enough to know this would be great
  • Watching movies * especially sci-fi and thrillers. Try viewing Alien or Susperia after  battling with some Lost Cause and let me know what you think.
  • Another potential hike-and-chill strain

APPEARANCE (consistency) :

Lost Cause is certainly a visually appealing flower with an almost ancient-dwarfed banzai tree look. The calyx are larger robust, dense, and crusty, with a coating of sticky trichome crystalline resin.

Tiers of crown-like leaf layers spike out every which way hiding and revealing thick red and orange stigma cropping out at every crevice.  The trichome coverage alone would be enough to attract but the balanced hybrid effects will keep you coming back.

Good  For Bowls and Rolls:

Small to medium sized buds appear dense but are quite easily broken down for spliffs, bongs, and vapes.

AROMA:

  • Sweet-Berry
  • Citrus-lemon (Amnesia Haze) + papaya(?) (Dosidos)
  • Dank-skunk
  • Earthy- pine
  • Minty-hash (?)

*The pine can really be intense when vaping 

TASTE:

  • Sweet-berry
  • Pine-skunk
  • Fuel- hash

A CLOSER LOOK INSIDE:

The 0.4% really goes a long way here when considering the overall effect. As usual, I consider the level of derived THC from the level of THCa, or the ratio, to be a good indicator of overall potency.

The 0.29% limonene accounts for the mental uplift and head “buzz” and the 0.36% caryophyllene and 0.19 myrcene provide the intense body high.

CONCLUSION

Lost Cause by Strane is Sativa/Indica hybrid that offers fairly intense and beneficial Sativa effects (positive mental uplift, focus, creative inspiration) from its Amnesia Haze /landrace roots, which are amplified by an equally long lasting Indica body high that leaves one more loose and relaxed, than sleepy and couch locked.

THE LONG WAY HOME (my toke)

In some ways, I don’t think that Lost Cause is accurately named, since, in my experience,  it provided a good deal of creative inspiration, that was actionable, not just thought about in the first 10 minutes of the high. I was able to become inspired, put my ideas in action, and stay focused.

So, you could say, it gave me “cause”, and I was anything but “lost”, or confused. Having said that, it is definitely a Lost Cause to think you could go about your day and conceal the effects of this strain after medicating:

Your swollen eyes alone, mixed with that really sweet stoney head “Haze”, and the propensity to take interest, and find humor,  in the meaningless, will probably give you away. So, in maybe it isn’t such a misnomer after all.

4.5 stars Bravo Strane.

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