Sunshine Cannabis is a licensed brand available in all Trulieve locations in the state of Florida. Sunshine Cannabis has been a licensed brand of Trulieve in Florida since their first product launched in January of 2019. The first strain released was Sunshine Kush, an Indica Dominant Hybrid in an 8:1 ratio with rave reviews, they followed up with an amazing Sativa Dominant hybrid, Gainesville Green. Patients have been anxiously awaiting to see what’s next from the hottest cannabis brand in the Sunshine State. The new strain being released from the Florida first brand is Afghan Moon, a Heavy Indica.
This strain was developed by crossing a pure landrace Afghani Indica with the legendary Triangle Kush, a potent heirloom strain from Florida. Afghan Moon will be available for sale today, Wednesday August 7th at limited stores throughout Florida, and will be available at all Trulieve locations on Friday August 9th, 2019. You can also place an online order for delivery or pickup here.
Before getting into the review on the strain, I’d like to give you some more background information about how the product is formulated. Afghan Moon is currently available in the TruPOD. The TruPOD is a vape pod that’s made of pure cannabis oil and natural terpenes. It has no cutting, or thinning agents in it. The TruPOD is designed for use with the TruStik vaporizer battery that’s exclusively available at the Trulieve medical marijuana treatment centers.
Sunshine Cannabis creates their vaporizer products using highly accurate terpene profiles of the strain’s actual whole flower. This is accomplished by using an independent third party testing lab such as ACS Labs to get the exact terpenes present and the ratios thereof. Highly accurate equipment that can measure down to parts per trillion are used to get a COA. A COA is a certificate of analysis. This method of formulating ensures that the profile produced is as close to the actual whole flower as possible. The COA for Afghan Moon can be found here.
Many medical cannabis companies purchase strain formulations that are pre-made and ready to go. This is why many different brands of vape products taste and feel the same. Sunshine Cannabis actually creates their proprietary profiles from scratch, using individual terpenes, and this provides a far more accurate representation of the whole flower than a pre made blend that only uses a few terpenes. Now that you know a little more about how the medicine is made, let’s get into the actual review.
When testing a new medicine for a review, I always do it on an empty set of lungs, meaning I am under the effects of no other cannabis medicine. I try the strains out first thing in the morning, and late at night, especially for Heavy indica strains such as the Afghan Moon. I firmly believe this is the only way to get an accurate representation of the strains effects. The first testing of the Afghan Moon by Sunshine Cannabis comes early in the morning on Saturday around 9am. I try this out on not only an empty set of lungs, but also right as I get up before I get any coffee and have caffeine.
Afghan Moon Effects:
I take in a few 2-3 second draws from the TruStik and instantly can tell that this is an extremely potent strain. I normally do not feel strong effects from a vaporizer after a few draws, but this is way different. True to Heavy Indica form, my eyes get slightly heavy and I feel my entire body begin to relax from head to toe. My normal early morning anxiety from night terrors due to childhood PTSD begin to fade away until I no longer notice any anxiety. Right about the time I notice that the anxiety has melted away, I notice something strange that’s missing. What’s missing you ask? The physical pain I have from multiple herniated, bulging discs in my spine. I have ten herniated discs and being pain free is almost unheard of first thing in the morning because I haven’t stretched out my muscles and tendons yet. I’m very impressed so far with the effects of the Afghan Moon. I can confidently say that this is the strongest and most effective Indica vaporizer I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried a lot in a bunch of different legal states.
I normally have to smoke a joint of good quality whole flower to get the intensity of effects that I’m experiencing on the Afghan Moon. This vape pod from Sunshine Cannabis is a game changer for me, because I’ve been looking for a product that I can vape and still similar effects to whole flower. When I give the product a test at night prior to bed, I experience the same effects, but this time I take 10 draws from the TruStik because I’m about to go to bed.
After taking in the tenth draw, my eyes are very very heavy and I quickly drift off into a deep slumber. I normally wake up 10 or more times throughout the night due to anxiety and night terrors. Not only did I wake up far less, only three times, but I experience some of the best sleep I’ve had in a very long time. This strain works exceptionally well for the conditions that I’m treating, which are anxiety, depression, physical pain, muscle spasms and insomnia. The euphoria of this strain is great and really goes well with the potent, sedating effects.
Afghan Moon Flavor:
If you’re familiar with the distinct flavor difference of a heavy indica strain, this is going to feel like you’re right at home. As the vapor crosses my palette, I taste a complex and very nuanced flavor profile that’s sweet but musky and finishes with a herbal/floral spice that’s characteristic of an Afghan landrace.
For patients that find many vapes aren’t strong enough, this is something that I would highly recommend trying. Conditions that should do really well with Afghan Moon are PTSD, sleep disorders, inflammation, muscle spasms, HIV, Cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohns, IBS, nausea, insomnia, Parkinsons, arthritis, glaucoma, phantom limb pain, epilepsy, and any other conditions that cause similar symptoms as those listed.
Myrcene, Nerolidol, Linalool, Limonene, b-Caryophyllene. Click on any of the highlighted terpenes to learn more about each of their effects. The Afghan Moon has many additional terpenes, but these are the dominant ones.
How to Buy Afghan Moon by Sunshine Cannabis:
To purchase your Afghan Moon TruPOD by Sunshine Cannabis you can stop into any Trulieve in Florida starting Friday August 9th. Orders can also be placed by calling the customer service call center at 1-844-Truliev, 1-844-878-5438. One of the easiest ways to make sure you can get your hands on what’s sure to be an extremely popular product is by placing your order online at Trulieve.com