High Plains Drifter bud on top of cannasol bag

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High Plains Drifter Strain Review | Cannasol Farms

High Plains Drifter is a super hybrid strain of three different phenotypes.

High Plains Drifter Strain Review | Cannasol Farms

High Plains Drifter by Cannasol is a 3 way cross between Blue Dream, Fire OG, and Chemdawg. If you’re my age or familiar with old western movies, the name probably conjures up images of Clint Eastwood riding across the plains on his trusty steed, dishing out justice. Fortunately, the high is a little less tense than that, providing an uplifting, albeit a bit hazy, but focused and relaxed high. I liken it more to backpacking across the countryside than riding into an old western town and taking out bad guys. Regardless of what the name reminds you of, Cannasol once again proves why they are one of the top producers in the state with this nicely balanced Sativa Hybrid in both effects and flavor.

HPD Bud on CannaSol Bag

High Plains Drifter Lineage

There is more to the full lineage of this cultivar, as with any strain, and there may be differences depending on the grower. I provide a high-level overview with some details to allow the reader to get an idea of where a strain derives from, as well as what other cultivars to try should they be curious or not find the specific strain being reviewed.

Terpenes & Cannabinoids

It is important to note that experiences can vary from person to person. These are experiences and an explanation of terpenes and their purported effects from scientific studies, anecdotal evidence, and not medical claims. It is also important to keep in mind that terpene and cannabinoid profiles can change from grower to grower, and crop to crop. Terpene levels below .05% are not listed, as while they may still have some effect on the overall experience, compared to the other terpenes they are likely to be masked or work in conjunction with. All terpene information was obtained from https://labeffects.com/terpene-glossary-source-citations.

Major Terpenes

Caryophyllene: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Proliferative, Antioxidant, Neuroprotective | Woody, Spicy

Myrcene: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-Diabetic, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Insomnia, Anti-Proliferative, Anti-Mutagenic, Antipsychotic, Antispasmodic | Fruity, Clove-Like

Humulene: Analgesic, Antibacterial, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Proliferative, Anorectic | Earthy, Woody, Spicy

Nerolidol: Leishmaniasis Growth Inhibitor, Anti-Parasitic, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Anxiolytic | Woody, Floral

Limonene: Antibacterial, Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Proliferative, Anxiolytic, Gastro-Esophageal Reflux, Immunostimulant | Citrus, Bitter

Bisabolol: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Microbial | Sweet, Light Floral


THC: 22% – 27%
CBD: .08% – 1%


I review on a 10-point system. Simply because I do not think five is enough to show distinctions between different reviewed products, but it is running with a 10-point system that allows certain aspects of the reviewed product to shine when other areas do not and can potentially affect the overall score. It is also for this reason that I do not go with more than a 10-point system because I think it can become overly complicated. We are all partakers; complexity is never a good thing.

Appeal: 8 – Mylar bag bad, glass jars good, Tight/Dense Nuggets, Light Green Leaves, Orange Pistils, Fuzzy Trichomes Covering of Yellowish Tint.
Aroma: 10 – Citrus, Earthy, Fresh
Flavor: 10 – Smooth, Citrus, Earthy, Fresh, Sweet
Effects: 10 – Energizing, Engaging, Creative, Active Mind, Relaxed Body, Long Lasting

Estimated Length of Effects: 4-6 hours

Overall Score: 9.5 out of 10

Final Puff of High Plains Drifter

Opening the bag reveals an earthy, citrusy aroma; it was very refreshing to smell. I dinged this on appeal simply because it is in a mylar bag. Glass can be recycled, melted down, reused, mylar cannot so my score reflects that.

As far as the bud is concerned, don’t let the outdoor earthiness scare you away on this one. It is mild and not only complements but adds to the enjoyment this combination of legendary strains brings. Fuel, Skunk, and Sweet—a trifecta of sorts—are all brought to you by Chemdawg, Fire OG, and Blue Dream. This lovely outdoor cultivar smokes very nicely and has a smooth, almost creamy taste to it.

This would be an excellent hiking companion as the Sativa side will provide you with the energy, motivation, and focus to take it all in. Meanwhile, the Indica side will keep you relaxed the entire time, allowing your stress to float into the trees.

High Plains Drifter has old school written all over it, and you know what they say, “old school is the only school.” This really is a great strain, and I HIGHLY suggest you make it a point to pick some up next time you are at The White Rabbit!

The Final Puff

~ Until next time my stony friends, stay healthy and always take the “high” ground! ~ TerpzChaser

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