Lansterdam on the Road: High Profile
617 Packard St., Ann Arbor
(734) 821-9333, highprofilecannabis.com
C3 Industries is based in Ann Arbor and its retail brand, Cloud Cover Cannabis, is building a growing cultivation “campus” in a secluded industrial park off I-96 in Webberville. Medical and recreational products are available at several High Profile provisioning centers in Michigan, as well as at several pot shops in Lansing like Bazonzoes, Gage Cannabis and Jars Cannabis.
For this review, I went straight to the source and picked up some samples in Ann Arbor — though the staff confirmed that these potent strains were harvested right here in Webberville.
Cloud Cover — Queso Perro
Price — $17/g
THC content — 20.25%
This proprietary strain is a sativa-leaning hybrid that was first bred in 2015 by the Cloud Cover team at its cultivation facility in Portland. And might just be the stinkiest strain on the market today. My car still smells dank, simply from popping the lid on this prerolled joint last weekend.
Combining Stardawg with the ’90s classic UK Cheese, the canna-wizards at Cloud Cover sell this crowd favorite for its soothing and relaxing effects, specifically curated for the end-of-day wind-down. “Skunky cheese with notes of coffee,” as advertised, is a perfectly fitting description.
UK Cheese is known for its musty cheese smell, and it carries over with precision into Queso Perro which, yes, translates to Dog Cheese — a nod to Stardawg, its sativa-dominant mother. Don’t be deterred by the name, however. This rich, spicy and earthy blend carries distinct notes of pine, grapefruit and garlic that tingles the senses with a full-bodied and smooth smoke sesh.
No overwhelming sense of energy from this hybrid, but just the right amount of uplifting euphoria to blissfully enjoy what might’ve been the last streak of warmer weather on Saturday afternoon.
Cloud Cover — Powernap (Indica)
Price — $17/g
THC content — 19.64%
I bought a prerolled joint of Powernap simply to see if the strain lives up to its name. A cross between indica-dominant Blue Power and sativa-hybrid White Nightmare, the end result is a creamy and gassy kush that (obviously) leans more to the sleepy end of the stoner spectrum.
The fruity sweetness and stress-relieving effects of Blue Power merge beautifully with the mild earthiness and relaxing body high of White Nightmare. Any anxiety vanishes after just a few tokes.
Surprisingly, I wasn’t immediately knocked out cold after this indica-heavy joint. Instead, I found myself caught up in another all-day Netflix binge that was only interrupted by a pizza delivery.
Cloud Cover — 99 Problems (Sativa)
Price — $14.58/g
THC content — 18.47%
Like other Cloud Cover strains, this potent sativa gets its name from its genetics as an offspring of White 99 and Stardawg — two sativa-leaning hybrids best known for their uplifting effects that help vanquish stress, anxiety, fatigue and that increasingly common feeling of quarantine blues.
Experience is strongly advised for this invigorating blend; I’d imagine paranoia and anxiety could actually be a side effect for the novice stoner. For me, it was the perfect way to get myself up early on a Sunday morning and complete a lengthy to-do list of house chores before breakfast.
This floral blend has a bright and sweet citrusy smell and an earthy taste with just the right amount of spice. “A hint of gas can,” as advertised, is another fitting description for this strain. That subtle, pine-like flavor is the perfect combination to help dull down the tangier lemon notes.
Kyle Kaminski is a City Pulse staff writer and cannabis enthusiast who has been smoking marijuana just about every day for the last decade. Every week, Kaminski samples some of the best cannabis products available in Greater Lansing, gets real high and writes about them.