Ohio Medical Marijuana Strain Review:

NYC FLO by Buckeye Relief

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Review & Photos by: Randy Shaffer

Packaging: First Impressions

NYC FLO is a hybrid flower, a cross of NYC Chem and Flo. This flower was cultivated by Buckeye Relief out of Eastlake, Ohio. The bottle here doesn’t differ from Buckeye Relief’s current run, which includes a recently reviewed strain, Do-Si-Dos 22. The cannabis is presented in a clear plastic recyclable bottle, with an easy-open lid. You can’t get much better than that.

RATING: 4.8/5

Cannabis Look: Out of the Bottle​

My 2.83 gram bottle of NYC FLO contained a few larger round nugs, as well as a few small minis. Buckeye Relief continues to improve on the quality of their flower, and NYC FLO is no different. This is a nicely cut bud with a good weight to it. The flower is not overly dried, or dusted of its trichomes.

As a result, up close, this one is a stunner, with swarms of calyx pistils shooting out from every direction, nearly bathing the greens under a light coat of burnt oranges and amber hues.

Trichomes are coated in thick resin, bonding together and caking over the pistils and leaves. While color felt somewhat sparse, lacking any saturated oranges or greens, this was likely the result of the lineage of this plant. I’ve tried this strain a few times now and it generally has a softer, muted appearance as opposed to a saturated look.

RATING: 4.7/5

Smell Before Vaping

Once opened, NYC FLO delivers an intoxicating cherry aroma. There are also hints of lemon, fresh tobacco and pine throughout. These aromas mix into a lovely bouquet once ground — opening up the lemon and pine accents to a serious degree. For real, this one got significantly more potent after grinding, almost like a natural cleanser that’s loaded with fresh extracts.

RATING: 4.7/5

The Taste Test

I vaped this medical cannabis with an Arizer ExtremeQ vaporizer. I like to start my first bag at a lower temperature to open the terpenes, and work up to a higher temp to vaporize the cannabinoids. 

After vaping, this strain takes on a very different life from its original aroma, with a more spicy, oaky flavor dominating the palette. The pinene terpene also springs to life,  providing an earthy through-thread, accented with hints of lemon, almost like the rind rather than a sweet lemon. The spicy bite of this strain may not be for everyone’s tastes, but there’s a lot to enjoy about the robust combination of flavors here. This strain, as my father used to say, “will put hair on your chest.”

RATING: 4.5/5

Medicinal Benefits and Side Effects I Noted

Note: The medicinal benefits noted in this strain profile are for educational purposes only, and are not a substitute for the advice of a medical practitioner or licensed budtender. 

NYC FLO by Buckeye Relief is a 50/50 hybrid strain, containing equal parts sativa and indica. The bottle I purchased contained cannabis with 24.8% THC and 0.11% CBD. 

Medicinally, NYC FLO is recommended for depression, appetite loss, stress and anxiety, as well as pain relief. This strain came strongly recommended by a member of our YouTube community, so thank you so much for the recommendation! And keep those recommendations coming, friends.

This flower was among the very first strains I tried in Ohio, and it continues to impress. There are strong waves of depression relief and anxiety relief, as well as loads of energy and creativity. Seriously, I couldn’t wait to sit down in front of my computer and just write after medicating with this one.

It cleared the head of negative energy, replacing it with productivity and a more joyful feeling. In lesser words, this flower proved excellent for stress relief, energy and efficiency. Just be sure not to medicate with this flower before bed.

RATING: 4.8/5
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Final Thoughts on NYC FLO

NYC FLO is a solid flower from Buckeye Relief that’s only gotten better over the past year since it first hit shelves. If you’re looking for a good pick-me-up after a stressful day, or you’re in the market for a good creativity and productivity strain, add this one to your must-try list.


Please be aware: Percentages of THC, CBD and terpene profiles can vary greatly between cannabis harvests. This means that some strains profiled at 420oh.io will contain higher, exact or lower percentages of active chemical compounds when purchased at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries during different harvest seasons.

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2 Comments on Ohio Medical Marijuana Strain Review: NYC FLO by Buckeye Relief


    i am a new user, all the way around…. never smoked a cigarette, never touched a joint or any other drug. i suffer from PTSD, insomnia, night terrors, and pain. I’ve tried alot of different things. I’ve run in to very little education in my new venture. i have waisted alot of money because of lack of educated recommendations.

    I need something that will knock me out at bedtime. euphoria or not. i am retired,, so i don’t have to be up and ready the next day. i really don’t want to get “high”, but if that’s what it takes , i’ll do it. please help me with this.

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