Strain reviews for R. Greenleaf


THC 23.46% and CBD 0.622% (from website, did not see actual test result)
7 grams at $12.50/gram for a total of $87.50


I preordered 7 grams of the Sweet Tooth strain via email last week, and then picked it up this week. It came in a jar and had a very strong diesel smell, and if I squint my nose, I can smell cotton candy, sort of. There were no seeds and some small stems. I didn’t need scissors to cut up the bud, as it crumbled easily between my fingers. There was little resin, but the remains were not powdery, like some buds in this condition. There was 1 large bud, 5 medium, and 3 small, and they were puffy and lightweight.

Via email, the dispensary informed me that it does not test every harvest, but it sends off multiple items to get tested every month, whether it’s a new hash product or a new strain. They said that they have tested plants a few different times, but since their plants are mostly clones, the test results usually come out the same. They offered to show me the test results when I visited the clinic, but I forgot to ask when I went to pick up my order. It would be nice if they could send these results as an email attachment, or even post it to their website.

My rating for the Sweet Tooth strain is 4 out of 10 for strength. Maybe a 4.5. I’m afraid that my small dislike of the smell and taste may have colored my opinion on the strength. I was able to roll a total of 5 joints from 7 grams, which is $17.50 per joint (Yikes!). This is not a strain that I prefer, but it might do in a pinch.

Sugar Free Hybrid Jolly Cubes
$12.50 for 12 cubes, at $1.04/cube
Made with hybrid butane hash oil

Ingredient list (BHO, water, corn syrup, with 2% or less of Malic Acid, natural and artificial flavor, artificial colors Red 40, Blue 1, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6.) Manufactured on equipment that also processes peanuts and tree nuts.

The Jolly Cubes were described as similar to Jolly Rancher candies, which they are, in a small, fruit-flavored, sugar-cube-sized treat. I was told that the cannabis taste would not be as strong in this edible, as it is made with BHO, and this is supposed to taste more floral than the usual bud or hash product. And although the taste of the cannabis is inescapable, the fruity flavor can overpower it (at times). There are 12 cubes that come in a small, heavy plastic bag, with one to two cubes equaling one dose. Even through the plastic bag, the cannabis smell is so strong, that I decided to also wrap it in foil.

The reason I purchase edibles is for use before sleep. For the first dose, I tried one candy at a time, but it took over 40 minutes to finish both (to equal one dose). I drank a lot of water during consumption to hasten the dissolving process. The next time, I tried two candies at once, which was difficult, but doable.

I have found that it is hard to gauge the effects of edibles, and that was certainly the case here. On the two occasions I tried using the cubes, I didn’t notice any assistance in helping me sleep. And I did not notice any remaining effects upon waking. I was told there is a money back guarantee with products at R. Greenleaf, which is good to know, but I don’t think I’ll go to the trouble of returning the remaining cubes (worth about $8).




THC: 18.711%

CBD: 0%
Purchased 2/24/14

Tested by Page Analytical 5/8/13

Batch Y11 5_8_13

Moisture 12.74%
CBD 0%
CBG 0.37%
CBN 0.98%
CBD 0.35%
THC 0.28%
THCA 18.29%
d8-THC 0%
Potential THC 16.32% (actual weight)

My strength rating of 6 (again) does not match this batch, at 16% THC.

(Hey, Greenleaf, why can’t the labels/receipts for your products include information like the batch number?)

Grape Ape is a strongly sweet-smelling diesel, similar to the Sweet Tooth strain, but with the added bonus of an underlying grape taste. This strain is out to prove that she is just as strong as strains with heavy resin, and gets my strength rating of 6 out of 10. It’s not a particularly strong effect, but it is strong enough to last longer than usual. What worked out to be $17.50 per joint.


18.553% THC (did not see test results)
Purchased 3/6/14 (no batch number)

Tested by Page Analytical

Dated 5/8/13
Batch Y8 5_8_13
10.43% moisture
CBD 0%
CBG 1.42%
CBN 0.10%
CBC 0.39%
THC 0.37%
THCA 18.52%
d8-THC 0.06%
Potential THC 16.61% (actual weight)

My strength rating of 2.5 does not match this batch from a year ago, testing at 16% THC.

Bud from the Greenleaf strain looks just like its picture, with lots of brown coloring mixed in with the darker green. No seeds, hardly any sticks, and no resin. Has a light lemon smell and taste. Strength rating: 2.5


Purchased 3/8/14 (no batch number)
Price/joint not calculated

The batch for this strain was not the same as my description from 9 days ago — it was more like bud that hadn’t been cured properly. Not the smell so much, as how it cleans, rolls, and burns. I’ve set it out to dry, so maybe that will be an improvement.

My previous strength rating for the Lemon Sour Diesel was 4 (3.5 + .5 for terpene strength). I am rating this batch a 3 for strength (2.75, plus .25 for terpenes).


Tested by Page Analytical:

Dated 3/15/13
18.84% moisture
CBD 0.31%
CBN 0%
THC 19.834% (actual weight)

Dated 11/5/13
10.84% moisture
CBD 0%
CBG 0.28%
CBN 0.13%
CBC 0.13%
THC 0.15%
THCA 12.34%
d8-THC 0%
Potential THC 10.985% (actual weight)

(Test results copied by hand from Greenleaf’s on-site records.)

I purchased 7 grams of Greenleaf’s Larry OG strain on 4/16/14, and it was as I remembered it from when I first tried it over two months ago. Same strong smell, which Smokin’ Cannabis would call “green,” and some would call “dank.” I’m rating this batch at a 5 for strength, with .5 for terpenes, for a total of 5.5. I rated the last batch at a 6 for strength, but for this one, I had to smoke more than I previously did to get the same effect.

Cost per joint was $16.66 (not including tax).

Obviously, my strength rating does not come close to matching the low (10.98%) THC from the batch tested over 5 months ago.

Because I really like this strain, I wanted to find out more about it. The following emails are my attempts to do so…

Wed, Feb 12, 2014 12:55 am
Re: Larry OG
From: Painkills2
To: Erin at R. Greenleaf

Hey Erin, I just looked on your website and I don’t see the Larry OG still listed as available for pre-order. If that is not the case, and if I am able to order from the same batch that I picked up today, I wanted to place a pre-order for 21 grams for pick up next week.

If I had my druthers, I would have liked to order an additional 3.5 grams of the Larry OG for pick up this Friday. I don’t suppose that’s possible, though, which is unfortunate for both us, no?

If the Larry OG is not available right now, can you let me know when it will be? Also, I would like to get additional information on this strain. I looked it up on “Larry OG is yet another member of the famous ocean-grown family. Originally created in Orange County, this indica is a cross between OG Kush and SFV OG.”

Since Greenleaf’s Larry OG is a sativa, I’m going to assume that Leafly’s description doesn’t pertain to your strain. I sure would like some information on this strain’s genealogy, if you would be so kind. I’d also like a copy of the latest testing performed for the Larry OG strain, as I want to learn how to read these kinds of results (digital copy preferred, but regular mail is fine too). It would also be very helpful to me for future purchases, so I could compare the Larry OG test results (close to what I’m looking for in a strain) to the next strain I try. I would also like to understand what effect the CBD percentages have on the strength of the THC.

In fact, I would love to know how this batch was grown, dried and cured. What is the difference between the bud that I purchase which is full of resin and needs scissors to clean, and the Larry OG, which has hardly any resin and crumbles easily between my fingers? I’m not saying one is better than the other, I would just like to know why they are so different. And even though I have a dozen more questions, I’ll leave it there (for now). 😀

Wed, Feb 12, 2014 4:08 pm
From: Erin at R. Greenleaf
To: Painkills2
Subject: Re: Larry OG

Hello ****! I pre ordered you a 3.5 of Larry OG for pick up next Tuesday. I will keep you in mind for the rest of the week if I find another 3.5 bag for you. As for all your other inquires, would you mind if I emailed you later with some more information?

Wed, Feb 12, 2014 4:57 pm
From: PK2 To: Erin

So, you’re saying I can only order 3.5 grams of the Larry OG at a time? Once a week? It seems useless to find a strain that works for me, if I can’t order it in the quantity I need.

Wed, Feb 12, 2014 10:13 pm
Erin’s email is broken
From: PK2 To:

Erin’s email is not accepting messages, so I am sending this to Greenleaf’s other email address.

Thu, Feb 13, 2014 12:44 am
Grape Ape and Larry OG
From: PK2 To Erin, Tausha at R. Greenleaf,

Dear Erin or Tausha (or whomever), As ya’ll are having email problems, I am sending this to all of the email addresses I have for Greenleaf. Please advise on availability of both Grape Ape (#1 preference) and Larry OG strains. Consider this a standing pre-order for one or the other. Thank you,

Thu, Feb 13, 2014 9:41 pm
Response, please…
From: PK2 To: Erin, Tausha,

Dear R. Greenleaf, Over 24 hours ago, I made various attempts to contact you (including a voicemail), but I have not received a response. (I’m beginning to think I’m invisible.) Regardless, it is impossible for me to plan out the medicine I need, and where I’m going to get it, when dispensaries refuse to respond.

Fri, Feb 14, 2014 10:40 am
Re: Response, please…
From: info@rgreenleaf To: PK2

Hello ***, Today we do have Grape Ape and Larry OG available today, I cannot put anything on hold for you for today but you are more than welcome to come in as a walk-in. Have a great weekend! Sorry for the late response, Erin’s e-mail is temporarily down.

Sat, Feb 15, 2014 3:52 pm
From: PK2 To: Erin

While I await further information on the Larry OG strain from your grower, I was hoping you would go ahead and send me any test results you have for this strain. As we discussed on Friday, February 14th, I understand that the testing does not always appear accurate, but I want to learn how to read these tests.

I would appreciate an explanation of the availability of strains as it pertains to pre-orders and walk-ins. I can keep constantly checking your website for how and when each strain is available, sure, but that only allows me to plan one day in advance, if that. I guess what I’m looking for is a little consistency, something that my budget is lacking when it comes to paying for this medicine.

In addition, knowing which batch I am purchasing also helps when it comes to consistency. I see that Greenleaf has bar codes — would I be able to track batches in some way with these numbers?

So far, I am really liking this Grape Ape strain too, which is similar in strength to the Larry OG, but may have a longer-lasting effect. It’s hard to tell at this point, but that’s my initial perception. As you might guess, I’d like additional information on this strain also.

So, what is the availability of these two strains for next week? A quick answer to this one question, before you take time to answer the others, would really be appreciated.

Sun, Feb 16, 2014 12:31 am
Erin’s email is still down
From: PK2 To: Tausha,

Tausha, Erin’s email is still not working, so could you respond to my questions below if she is unavailable? Thanks, (attached above email)

[On 2/17/14, I re-sent the above 2 emails, again asking for answers, but none were forthcoming. Instead, I got their latest newsletter on 2/18/14.]

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 3:26 am
Appointment, please
From: PK2 To: Erin, Tausha,

I appreciate your most recent newsletter, where I found this: “Apply in person to complete a consultation to help you make the most of your cannabis therapy, and to answer any questions you may have about the program, the medicine or our organization.” Now, I know this is for new patients, but since I never received a consultation, I’d like to request one now. What day and time is good for ya’ll?

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 11:05 am
Subject: Re: Appointment, please
From: Tausha To: PK2

Good morning ***, To schedule a consultation just email me back and let me know what day and time is best for you. Did you want to pre order for next week since Erin’s email is down? We have Big Bud, Purple bush, Sweet tooth, Shiskaberry, Lemon Sour Diesel, Super Lemon Haze, Jack Herer, and G13xHaze. Best Regards

Tue, Feb 18, 2014 4:02 pm
Subject: Re: Appointment, please
From: PK2 To: Tausha

Hey Tausha, thanks for your reply. I’m going to try 3.5 grams of the Lemon Sour Diesel for preorder and pick up next week. Can you send me any lab testing on this strain (along with Larry OG and Grape Ape)? And, it would really be helpful for me to know when Larry OG and Grape Ape are in rotation at your dispensary. Should I be holding out hope to see them anytime soon? Or, am I supposed to pray?

I’m out of medicine as of today — unfortunately, I don’t see anything on your walk-in menu that I’m interested in. As soon as I have a reason to come into your shop again, I’ll make an appointment. So, sometime next week then? Sadly, Almost Without Bud, here in the Q,

Wed, Feb 19, 2014 2:57 pm
Re: Again, awaiting a response..
From: Erin To: PK2

Hello ****, My email is working again! Here are the test results we have from the three strains you asked for. I ordered you a 3.5 of Lemon sour Diesel for next week. And when would be a good time for you to come in for a consultation so my manager Aaron and I can answer any questions you may have?

Larry OG 24.43% THC, 0.39% CBD
Grape Ape 18.71% THC
Lemon Sour Diesel 17.01% THC

Wed, Feb 19, 2014 3:26 pm
Re: Again, awaiting a response..
From: PK2 To: Erin

Sorry Erin, but just emailing me numbers is not what I’m looking for. Perhaps you should read through my emails again, and answer whatever questions you can until I come in for an appointment?

Wed, Feb 19, 2014 4:05 pm
Re: Again, awaiting a response..
From: Aaron at R. Greenleaf To: PK2

*****, I’m Aaron and I will do my best to answer your questions. In terms of availability, we don’t have exact information on exactly when a strain will be available for purchase. Our medicine cures at the farm for three to six weeks before it’s decided if it will be brought here for packaging or used for derivative items like BHO or cannabutter for edibles.

We have one to two harvests per week so, we do our best to bring in a variety of strains. If you’d like to meet with Erin and me, we are available Wednesday through Saturday during normal business hours for consultations or you could email me with any other questions. Very Sincerely,

Feb 19, 2014, at 10:14 PM
Re: Again, awaiting a response..
From: PK2 To: Aaron

Hello Aaron, it’s nice to meet you. Have you had a chance to review all the emails I’ve sent? Because, awhile ago, Erin said she was sending some questions she couldn’t answer to your grower. Unfortunately, that was the last I heard about it. So, are you able to answer grower questions?

Also, is there a problem with sending me the test results for these strains, either by email or regular mail? Or should I just expect to pick up copies when I come in for an appointment?

As to availability, I wasn’t looking for exact information. Just an estimate of when I can see Larry OG and Grape Ape in the rotation again. I’m not really looking for variety — just quality, strength, and consistency. I was hoping to find it within these two strains. And I really wish ya’ll would help me with that. Sincerely,

Thu, Feb 20, 2014 10:13 am
Re: Born questioning…
From: Aaron To: PK2

Thanks ***, I have the testing results here for strains and you’re welcome to look at them but, we don’t make copies of the testing results. We will let you know via newsletter and FaceBook one week before strains are available for pre-order. I will do my best with your grower questions and I’ll research the ones I don’t have immediate answers to. I haven’t reviewed Erin’s emails but, I’ll do my best with any other questions you might want to send. Regards,

Thu, Feb 20, 2014 9:00 pm
MK Ultra on Friday? And upcoming appointment
From: PK2 To: Aaron

Aaron, thanks for the response. I’m a little confused, though, as to what information you are willing to review before our appointment. I was hoping that you would review all of my previous communications. And I will need to do the same, which is a process that will take a little time. I guess I will make two sets of questions, one for you and one that includes “grower” questions.

Perhaps you could begin by explaining why copies of test results aren’t allowed? It is my plan to learn how to read these kind of lab results, and it would help me immensely to have copies to make comparisons. However, if that is your policy, I will just bring a lot of blank paper to take notes during our upcoming appointment.

I just checked your website (which it seems I have to spend a lot of time doing, unfortunately), and I see a new strain, MK Ultra, listed for walk-in purchases. Can you at least tell me if this strain will be available on Friday?

Well, I guess you’re already home and wont’ be checking your email until tomorrow, so I’ll just have to keep checking your website for updates on walk-in purchases. I don’t suppose there are certain times during the day that Greenleaf schedules for website updates? And, is your facebook page updated more often than the website and/or newsletter? Regards,

Fri, Feb 21, 2014 10:36 am
Re: MK Ultra on Friday? And upcoming appointment
From: Aaron To: PK2

Thank you ***, MK Ultra is available today for walk-in purchases. In your review, please forward me any questions you find which remain unanswered. You are more than welcome to take notes when you’re looking at the testing results. The data is available but, the book can’t leave the clinic and we don’t make photocopies. The newsletter comes out every Monday and the website and Facebook are updated throughout the day as time permits. Thank you for your questions and have a great day. Regards,
And so ends another saga of a patient asking questions, but getting few answers. After this, I pretty much stopped asking Greenleaf any questions.



Tested by Page Analytical 12/6/12
Batch MP-J16
10.8% moisture
CBD 0.29%
CBN 0%
THC 18.71%

Tested by Page Analytical 2/3/13
Batch MP-P3
12.74% moisture
CBD 0.27%
CBN 0%
THC 18.21%

Mendo Purps
20.86% THC; 0.31% CBD
(Reported on website; did not see recent test results)
Purchased via pre-order 4/19/14 (no batch number)

Buds are small and airy, with no need of scissors to clean. No seeds, regular amount of stems, and no resin. Strong terpenes, very similar to their Larry OG strain, a combination of kush and skunk, along with a coffee smell and taste. I had a hard time smoking this strain — it took a lot of facial muscle strength.

From Leafly: Mendocino Purps, or Mendo Purps, or even just The Purps, comes out of Mendocino County in Northern California. Winning one of the Top Ten slots in High Times’ Strains of the Year in 2007, Mendocino Purps began as a clone-only plant, but BC Bud Depot developed a stable cross to make The Purps seeds available. This cannabis strain grows well both in and outdoors. It can grow 3-4 feet at harvest indoors and 6-8 feet outdoors. Flowering time for this strain is 8-9 weeks. It has medium-thick leaves and green hues that turn more purple as the plant ripens. The taste has been likened to a caramel coffee and woodsy pine.

Greenleaf’s website recommends Mendo Purps for chronic pain (even cautioning new users to be careful with this strain). However, I would recommend this strain for moderate pain levels, and give it a strength rating of 4, plus .5 for terpenes, totaling 4.5. For this strain, my strength rating almost matches up with it previously testing at around 18% THC.

Purchased 4/22/14 (no batch number)
See review of 2/25/14
Price per joint for this batch not calculated

This is not the Grape Ape that I remember, except for the condition of the buds (no seeds and crumbly). And I would no longer describe it as a diesel, it’s more of a kush. This batch also came with less stems, and the resin has disappeared — so much so, that I had to wonder if it is possible for bud to have a negative resin count.

Whatever grape smell or taste that remains, smells and tastes like something else — not grape. In fact, coffee is the strongest part of the smell, overcoming the smell of marijuana.

After smoking half a joint (and wondering if I was smoking Larry OG again) — I waited for the effect to reach a strength of at least 5, hoping (and, I admit, praying) all the while. But, the second batch of this strain is not strong enough for chronic pain, and the effect is not long-lasting. I’m giving this batch a strength rating of 4 (the prior batch was a 6).

In reviewing my 5-month history with R. Greenleaf, I see that I’ve tried 7 different strains, rating batches of two (Grape Ape and Larry OG) as strong enough for chronic pain.

Cataract Kush*
Grape Ape
Larry OG
Lemon Sour Diesel
Mendo Purps
Sweet Tooth
(*Review not posted)

Unfortunately, my prior strength ratings refer to single batches of these two strains — and not only is consistency hard to find at Greenleaf, but it seems that second purchases of each strain have lost strength and terpenes.

At this point, I don’t see any reason to keep experimenting with this dispensary.

This will be my last strain review, so I hope the information that I have posted in this section has helped someone, somewhere.

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