Review | I Licked “The Toad” (and I Liked It) | Mankind

When I heard that Mike Tyson was entering the cannabis industry, my interest was definitely piqued. I remember Tyson from his wild boxing days, biting off Holyfield’s ear, his marriage to Robin Givens, and, of course, The Hangover. I never thought of him as an entrepreneur, much less a cannapreneur. Tyson Ranch has quickly established its reputation in the cannabis industry with high-quality strains like “The Toad,” a heavy indica strain that leaves you in a perfect state of couch lock.

The Product

Tyson Ranch’s website describes The Toad as:

Derived from two legendary strains, Chemdawg OG x Girl Scout Cookies, these two perfectly complement each other, creating a truly superior cultivar. Enjoy the immediate onset of cerebral euphoria, tapering into full-body relaxation and relief. The powerful sedation of the toad is coupled with an equally intense flavor profile. Bursting with notes of orange, cinnamon, and hops, and layered with a sharp petrol aroma. This heavy-hitter is guaranteed to blast you off into another dimension.

Tyson Ranch Website

In other words, this is going to knock you out faster than Tyson knocked out Spinx (91 seconds).

One of the advantages to shopping at Mankind Dispensary is that they allow the customer to see and smell the dank they’re getting. The stinky, sticky bud is full of orange, purples, and greens. As soon as I opened the jar, the smell hit me, and I knew I was in for a ride.

The High

Clocking in at 35.49% total cannabinoids, the potency of this strain cannot be understated. After smoking half a king-size joint (about 0.75g) I decided it would be a good idea to see just how hard the high would hit me.

It was hard.

The euphoria described on the website hit after a few minutes. If you’ve ever been given nitrous oxide for any kind of dental procedure, you know that just before you go under, everything becomes the funniest thing you’ve ever seen. Or maybe that was just me. But that was about what it felt like, only prolonged.

Once the euphoria started to die down, the couch lock kicked in. I could barely keep myself awake, and when I went to bed, I slept like a baby with a fresh diaper.

The Verdict

The Toad is the perfect strain for a night in with your buds to watch some funny movies or TV shows. Some of my personal favorites for this strain are:

  • Anything Mel Brooks (particularly Blazing Saddles)
  • The Good Place
  • Jay and Silent Bob
    • Clerks
    • Mallrats
    • Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
    • Clerks II
  • Police Academy
  • Summer School

You get the idea.

I highly recommend The Toad for patients suffering from anxiety, depression, and insomnia. I’d recommend it for loss of appetite, but by the time the munchies kicked in, I was too sleepy to want to eat. Regardless, I highly recommend The Toad for a self-care Sunday kind of day. You’re not going to take over the world with this strain, but you’ll be very comfortable with your place in it.

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You can find The Toad and other Tyson Ranch products at Mankind Dispensary, 7128 Miramar Road, Suite 10, San Diego, CA.

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