Free By Solei

from Aphria
3.8 out of 5 stars3.8
Solei Free bud macro

Overview

Found it to be fairly smooth in the vape and in a joint. While there’s a subtle touch of citrus in the floral smell, the taste is very earthy with notes of spice.

While calming, I found it could also help boost mental alertness, focus, and mood. This is the kind of strain I would use on days when I might feel a little down, or need a little motivation boost.

Solei Free 1g order
Solei Free 1g order

This was my first experimentation with a strain that was high CBD with minimal THC. In terms of therapeutic value, I found this was pretty decent at relieving stress, and helped me regain some appetite when my stomach was feeling a little off. My wife, who is diagnosed with anxiety, said it didn’t make all her worries go away. She may have been expecting a little too much from it. From my perspective, I think it did lighten her mood to some degree.


The THC in Solei Free is extremely low, to the point where some people say it doesn’t get you high or provide any psychoactive effects. Personally, I find even a couple tokes does provide a noticeable, if minimal, buzz. Smoking a whole joint, which is about 3-4 times the amount I normally smoke, amounts to roughly 66% the amount of THC I’d get in my normal dosage of balanced strains. Even after a full joint, it’s still a very low-key buzz.

Solei Free trichome macro
Solei Free trichome macro

I experimented with smoking larger amounts mainly because I was a bit ignorant as to what is considered a therapeutic CBD dose. Lot’s more research still needs to be done in this area, but it appears that appropriate CBD dosage depends on what your desired outcome is. For example, a lower dose may promote wakefulness, while a higher dose could make you tired. A joint was definitely not enough to make me feel tired.

Update October 2019: I first ordered this strain in pre-roll format. My measurements found the pre-rolls to be severely underweight. When I ordered the strain again in dry flower format it wasn’t as terrible. As with Solei Balance, the flowers were not pretty. As Solei’s 1g orders are shipped in a soft bag, the buds were also somewhat squished.

Captain’s Log

Dose: One 0.33g pre-roll joint. (Actual weight of flower content measured at only 0.25g)
Stone Date: February 19th 2019

Solei Free Pre-roll macro Cannabis
Solei Free pre-roll macro

3:10pm
There is a slight psychoactive effect. Perhaps not much more than you’d get on some of the other medicines drug stores have been selling for a long time. Just the slightest misty hint of a floating feeling while very relaxed and calm. My temples seem to be shedding stress.

3:52pm
Feeling is a little like when you’ve just woken up from a nice dream. Ate a rectangle of Jaguar chocolate from Chocosol. It’s made from the unique albino cocao bean. Somehow seems buttery, somehow reminiscent of milk chocolate smoothness. It disappeared in a delightful moment. Cleaned my humidifier.

4:21pm
Just kinda feel like you do when you’ve had a nice day. Focusing on work. With some super mellow Jack DeJohnette – Music in the Key of Om playing in the background.

5:24pm
Enjoyed a slice of pizza and some brie on bread. It’s normal for me to eat at this time but it’s possible my appetite was elevated a bit. Maintained focus on getting work done. It’s possible my focus level was slightly elevated. Concentration level may have been aided by being relaxed.

I’m in a good mood.

7:04pm
Feeling pretty ordinary. If anything, a little happier with myself than usual for get a bunch of work done. This cannabis may have helped, but just having set the intention to see how easily I could get stuff done while using Free probably helped too. Perhaps the pot added drizzle of serenity on top.

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