Velvet Glove is an Indica-dominant Hybrid (70% indica, 30% sativa). It is a cross between GMO Cookies and Nookies. This particular batch was 21.9% THC, and .1% CBD (for a total of 766.5 mg of THC and 2.45 mg of CBD in 3.5 g of flower). I purchased an 1/8th, or 3.5 g for $50.
The first thing I noticed about this flower was the smell. The strain is particularly fragrant. The pungent aroma is similar to Sour Diesel, but with a citrus twist. Of all the strains I’ve scent tested, this is one of the most unique. In reading other reviews, someone suggested it smells like an assisted living facility. It is a sour smell, but there is also a sweet undertone. I keep going back to the pouch to smell it again and again for some reason! However, to my disappointment, I was not able to find any official terpene information. The good news is I’ve been told Muv is currently creating terpene profiles for all of their strains. (YAY!) Like Sour Diesel, I’d assume it at least contains Linalool, Limonene and Pinene.
Linalool is anti-microbial, and has sedative & anti-epileptic properties. It can reduce anxiety, and lower depression-like behaviors. Limonene is commonly associated with fruity, citrus aromas. It can elevate your mood, may help relieve heartburn, and has antifungal properties. Pinene is associated with alertness and focus. It is also reported to help with inflammation, memory problems, asthma, bacteria, viruses and tumors.
Velvet Glove is said to leave you feeling happy, relaxed, and focused. It is a gentle indica-dominate strain in that it doesn’t make you feel overly sleepy. It also takes a while to feel the full effects. This is not a strain that hits you over the head. However, physically relaxing effects are eventually noticed. As a result, this strain is known for helping with arthritis and chronic pain. Some suggest it would be a great way to relax your body after a hard workout. Overall, I would say the effects are similar to a true hybrid, like Citradelic Sunset, but with a greater calming effect. It is a good option for those new to higher THC strains, or those sensitive to THC, that are looking for a slight euphoric feeling, but not overwhelming.
After playing with and testing this strain for a couple of weeks, I found myself reaching for it before yoga. When consuming Velvet Glove, about 30 minutes prior to a class, I can hold my focus more intently. The relaxing physical and slight body numbing effect allows me to take my practice a step further by holding poses longer, or going into them more deeply. Since this is not a hard hitting indica, I still have the drive and energy to get through the class. This strain is not what I expect from most indica-dominate options. Yet, it is a nice option for certain scenarios.