Now and Laters from Ember Valley via Los Angeles Farmers on 2/04/2020. THC tested out to 20.53%. Purchased for $25 out the door. Ember Valley has an awesome line up but the ticket can be fairly steep, so when I saw LA Farmers had put about 9 flavors on their low shelf, I knew I had to get in on it. As a sativa head I’d been really curious about Now and Laters so I was stoked they still had some on deck by the time I arrived. These semi dense foxtail-ish nugs are very pleasing to the eye. The majority of coloring appears to be a deep rich purple with the remaining areas being a bright lime green and wisps of brownish orange pistils shooting off in all directions. Truth be told it’s hard to get an accurate read on these colors as there’s a massive amount of yellowed triches overwhelming every part of the surface and that makes it hard to see what’s going on beneath them.
The nose out of the jar is a very acrid smell up top, that same sort of electric “9-volt taste” smell that’s reminiscent of Blue Dream, but with a sweet fruit candy quality filling out background. When breaking open a bud the mustiness widens out and you get more of a feel for that fruit. When breaking it down by hand you’ll notice the mustiness dissipates completely and there’s a pleasant sharp sweet fruit scent that remains. When dry pulling the jay I pick up on a rich musty fruit with a slight floral edge. The inhale is smooth initially but fairly nondescript on both the bong and the joint. On the exhale from the joint I caught a bit of sweet apple flavor with some acrid earthiness but it’s all really muted and muddled, the bong didn’t really have a lot to offer in terms of flavor profile either. Toward the end of the joint the inhale started to feel a bit harsh and hard on the throat. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial I got a generic floral freshness which sort of put a proper cherry on this extremely vague tasting experience. The headchange comes on fast and gives you a case of fuzzy forehead near immediately. It settles into the eyes and gives you a bit of a floaty feeling but is lacking the focus and caffeine like edge that I tend to look for in a sativa. In terms of effect it feels more like a hybrid to me and something that I’d probably use to wind down after work. It’s beautiful well cultivated flower that I was lucky to secure at an extremely discounted rate but there wasn’t anything about it in particular that stuck out to me about it to say I’d be a repeat buyer, especially at the full ticket. Sorry Ember Valley, while extremely photogenic, Now and Laters was a miss for me