Rein in Your Highness with Croquet

Our Field Notes scorecard, Lineup menu, and DIY color-coding tips are free to anyone (21 and up!) wanting to engage more mindfully with their smoking experience and harness the power of the plant.

 Meet Your Strain

With over 700 strains of cannabis now being cultivated, each with a unique chemical profile and entourage of effects, noting the name of each strain you introduce to your body is a smart strategy for recognizing the subtle but important differences that each cultivar brings to the table, allowing you to fine-tune and personalize every experience.

Master Class-ish

There are three primary classifications of the cannabis plant: Indica (I), Sativa (S), and Hybrid (H)–which we refer to as ISH on our scorecard, along with two subclassifications: Hybrid Indica Dominant (Hi) and Hybrid Sativa Dominant (Hs). Indica strains typically offer a relaxing body high,  sativas provide an energizing head high, and hybrids are cultivated to combine targeted effects of both. To help remember the distinction, consider indica strains as potentially leaving you “in the couch“.

Potency Redefined

While still a noteworthy data point, THC percentages are no longer the chief measure of quality or potency in cannabis. The industry is shifting away from relying solely on this metric to evaluate strains. Instead, a more comprehensive assessment of the plant’s cannabinoid composition (including THC%), terpene profiles, and individual effects is becoming the new standard of measurement.

Note The Effects

Taking a moment to observe the specific sensations you experience with each plant strain– either in your own words or using our list of 21 commonly used terms for reporting cannabis effects, you’ll gain valuable insights that can help to pinpoint the strains that work best with your body, and avoid any that don’t. 

If you encounter unwanted effects from a cultivar– such as brain fog or anxiety, mark it down in your Field Notes. An online search about that strain can help identify which of the plant’s compounds you may want to vary. Then try another.

Keep Score

If note-taking isn’t your jam, the score box in your Field Notes provides a quick and easy opportunity to rate your overall enjoyment of a product simply so that you’ll remember whether you liked it for next time! We recommend using a standard scale of 1 through 5, with 5 being the highest– no pun intended.

Reviving the Power of A/B Testing

In the 1920s, statistician Ronald Fisher popularized A/B Testing, a simple yet powerful technique for systematically comparing two or more options to pinpoint the best choice. ​To conduct A/B testing using Croquet’s color-coded protocol:

  1. Choose two strains for comparison, assigning each a different color. Pick any color you like or use our suggested default color codes
  2. Evaluate each of the two cultivars on separate occasions using our free Field Notes scorecard, review scores, and select a winner
  3. Repeat the bracket by comparing the previous winner with a new contender until an ultimate and definitive winner emerges
  4. For an unbiased assessment, consider conducting a blind test with the help of an assistant. Pro Tip: this also makes a fun party game

Sir Ronald Aylmer Fisher