This is one of the most elegant, value-priced eight ounces of quality flower you’ll find on pharmacy shelves today.
The Wine Country character of Sonoma will not be bottled solely with grapes, as Sonoma County cannabis builds its own distinctive reputation as an appellation. One line of flowers that is popping up more and more at dispensaries in San Francisco is a Sonoma-grown brand called Elyon Cannabis, known for its signature black-and-gold color scheme and Illuminati eye-in-the-triangle logo.
But it’s more than just the design of the box that makes Elyon Cannabis stand out. Barely over $30 for an eighth (before your state and local taxes are applied) is excellent value for any crappy weed, let alone very good quality cannabis like what Elyon Cannabis has to offer.
The eighths of Elyon Cannabis are available in 16 different flower varieties, although the offerings from your local pharmacy or supply point may vary. The company also makes pre-rolls and cartridges, generally using the same well-known varieties as in their flower selection.
What makes it easier to pick one is how Elyon Cannabis puts little sun and moon icons on each strain’s label to indicate “Day”, “night,” or “AlwaysEffects. We tried an “Anytime” called Lemon Larry and a “Nighttime” iteration on the well-known strain of Zkittles, both of which were phenomenal quality for the price.
The buds have obviously been carefully trimmed and each jar generally contains one of those exceptionally large “killer nugs” that you want to pull out and show to everyone because it’s so big and beautiful.
It is not a criticism if we say that the flower itself is quite dry; these are incredibly thick and dense buds, they burn like a Kingsford charcoal briquette and the same packaged bowl continues to burn multiple times. You definitely need a grinder to roll a joint with this thick flour.
The child-resistant packaging ensures little waste in a smart way. The eighth ounce jar is comically much bigger than it should be, but every piece of the packaging is recyclable (once you’ve emptied the eighth jar of weed, of course, which you will pretty soon).
Elyon Cannabis is a very competitively priced eighth of excellent buds in attractive packaging that does not generate disposable plastic. It is likely to become one of your new favorite Wine Country exports, and we recommend enjoying a bouquet of this flower.
Potency: The strains can range from 16 percent to 25 percent THC, but the few strains we tasted were consistently high quality flowers.
Odor: A very faint pine scent that is barely perceptible, given the dryness of the flower.
Taste: Lemon Larry was more oaky than citrusy. Zkittles is a much fruitier strain with a chef kiss aftertaste.
Appearance: These are muscular and carefully trimmed nuggets, served in an eighth jar that is quite handsome (though not compact enough to be easily carried around).
Medical Application: The mood shift, creativity and buzz effects in the frontal cortex are pleasantly powerful, with some physical relaxation in the shoulders and arms.
Effect: Elyon Cannabis delivers high quality smoking products at a surprisingly competitive price, in packaging that reminds you how far we’ve come since your dealer’s old plastic sandwich bags.
Available in San Francisco at the Harvest Off Mission. Visit elyoncannabis.com for more information.