Grower: Fire Farms

Rating: 4.7

I am a patient man. When a new restaurant or item comes Bangkok, I do not run stand in line for the honor of being  the first to buy a pastry, hamburger, or telephone. When folks rant and rave about hype strains back in the States—I figure “great, I’ll try this some time in the next half year or so when its grown in Thailand.” I’m not in a rush—I’m at peace and happiest with the classics. If something is worth trying, it will stick around and become a permanent fixture. 

The hype in our little cannabis world these days surrounds Permanent Marker. Everyone seems to have it or want or claim that they have the real PM while others are fake. I don’t know. I don’t care. But, when Fire Farms asked me for my thoughts on their new PM grow—I happily accepted.  

Fire Farms PM has a deep purple base which is frosted heavily in white with sparse islands of yellow orange hairs. The bud is a wonder, plump, springy, sticky, and incredibly fragrant.  PM is super gassy and pungent with a sour citrus sweet soda syrup and a peppery spice—an aroma which seems to build upon Fire Farms’ Jealousy (my favorite Fire Farm bud). The flavor does the aroma justice with a rich and incredibly smooth lavender fruity skunky taste which I could smoke forever (in a way I did, finishing the entire sample in one night).   

The high is something special—in short, the body and most of the mind are completely stoned—but part of the mind remains active, alert, thoughtful, introspective. I love it. How can one be so stoned—close to useless—so completely relaxed and almost out of body—but at the same time with an engaged fraction of a mind which creates, processes, understands, and contemplates? It is a wonderful thing. (I wish I had some left.)

Is PM appropriate for novice users? No, it is too much of a trip. 

Is PM appropriate for experienced users? Absolutely, it is such a fun trip! 

Is Permanent Marker a permanent fixture in the cannabis world?  I believe so.

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Mendel Menachem

Mendel Menachem is a curious and well-known cannabis commentator in Thailand, with a particular focus on locally grown flowers and their growers. His unwavering support for the local industry has earned him widespread respect within the Thai cannabis community. Mendel also regularly reviews cannabis from throughout the country, which he expertly reviews thanks to his renowned palate. Follow him on Instagram