After reading about about Cornerstone Research Collective in Heart of Dankness, I knew I had to check out this invitation-only LA dispensary’s “rare and unique strains of connoisseur-quality cannabis.” Mark Haskell Smith was kind enough to vouch for me, and the strains I sampled did not disappoint in the slightest.
Nevil’s Haze is an absolutely superb sativa-dominant hybrid with a powerful and immediate cerebral effect that is somehow hazy, clear, relaxing, profound, and uplifting, all at once. It’s mellow, mood-enhancing, and incredibly focused. I loved everything about this truly magnificent strain.
Dos Genios is an indica-dominant hybrid of Blackberry Kush, Platinum Kush, and Pure Kush. Perfect for pain relief without sedation, the effect is physically soothing with some head heaviness that is pleasantly calming without being sleepy or foggy.
Kilimanjaro is a pure sativa with a stimulating, euphoric effect. I was a bit wary of this strain because it tests high in limonene, and pure sativas that are high in THC and limonene tend to give me an uncomfortably speedy sensation. But I didn’t have that issue with Kilimanjaro. Instead, I felt energized and sociable with no anxiety or paranoia whatsoever. It’s alert, upbeat, and mentally distorting, but not particularly disorienting.
All three strains were remarkably potent, functional, nuanced, and smooth. I’m definitely looking forward to revisiting Cornerstone the next time I’m in Los Angeles.