Hello again, DC! If you’re wondering where your new amigo Judge Bud Green has been (awwwww), blame Pink Rabbit Collective! This Initiative 71 canna-brand’s delightful assortment of delivery gifts kept me locked in a happy, fuzzy haze for the past couple weeks. They generously allowed me to sample their excellent Gorilla Glue #4 Flower, an infused cookie, two vape cartridges, and a hash-dipped preroll. Hot damn! If you want to join the Collective (you do), you can find them online at www.pinkrabbitcollective.com or Follow them on Instagram.
The hash-dipped pre-roll was scrumptious. It stunk to high heaven and got me in trouble with wife and children when they returned to the house THREE DAYS later. Why don’t I dip everything I love in hash?
Both cartridges were consistent with my experience with those I’ve purchased from dispensaries in Nevada, Oregon, and Colorado. I am more of a flowers person, but the convenience and discretion of concentrates is just undeniable. These carts more than did the job. They were filled adequately, gave a quick sativa high, and faded relatively quickly (this happens to me with all carts). Some of the best carts I have come across in DC.
Pink Rabbit Collective’s flowers are killer. I tried two of their strains, Gorilla Glue #4 and Blue Dream. Both are very familiar strains to me and PRC’s gifts are some of the better examples of each strain that I have encountered in my almost three decades of debauchery. PRC’s Gorilla Glue was a really pleasant surprise. The strain is highly rated, but has never been my first choice among sativa hybrids. The flowers from PRC, however, were great. After being grinded they opened up to produce a really smooth smoke with a pungent but not bitter flavor. The high was pure sativa. Want to know how it felt? Listen to the Blackalicious song “Do This My Way.” That is how a perfect sativa makes me feel. The Blue Dream was perfectly cured, fully crystallized, and made me pull out the flowers and smell and stare at them multiple times. Burning them felt like destroying art. I did it anyway.
My experience with edibles is mixed. I really enjoy the therapeutic body effects, but I am big dude who has spent most of his life intoxicated—so I sometimes struggle to appreciate the nuances of edibles. This was not the case with the Pink Rabbit cookie. I decided to try to control test the cookie, so I ate half of the cookie 45 minutes before boarding cross-county flight. And then, because I never learn, I ate the rest of the cookie immediately upon being seated. BEST. FLIGHT. EVER. A little loopy, muscles fully relaxed, faded into a deep sleep. And then back to the real world. A tasty chocolate chip cookie that provides a solid 5+ hour body high with some head effects.
Verdict: I think Pink Rabbit Collective is cutting new I-71 ground. Top-notch service, a level of discretion that would come with that service, and a wonderful diversity of gifts. When we dreamt of what a post-prohibition world could look like, this is pretty close. Pink Rabbit’s flowers especially felt fresh and essentially artisanal. These were not buds that just had a strain name just slapped on them, they were proud representatives of their family name. I shall carry the Pink Rabbit’s banner proudly in the Rodent Wars to come.