High Jump from 3C Farms on 7/14/2020. THCa tested out to 28.5%. (Shoutout to Matt at 3C for making it happen!) This was gifted to me but it goes for $35.50 at 3C’s DTLA shop. High Jump was actually the second 3C strain I smoked with Red Rodriguez back in the Cannabis Cafe era, but we practically cleared the jar that day so I was hella glad to get another one in the rotation for review, although admittedly I let it sit on my shelf much longer than I intended. The surface of these huge buds are a patchwork of olive drab and chartreuse with dark slate blue highlights, ubiquitous yam orange pistils, all of which are enrobed in an impressively thick layer of egg cream colored triches.
The nose out of the jar is a sweet musty funk with a heavy emphasis on that sweet must. Busting open a bud, the sweetness remains but shifts to a much more floral tone, pushing that mustiness to the background. Breaking it down by hand is an easy task as the bud is fluffy and dry, which is mostly on me due to the fact I sat on it so long, but the grinds still come through smelling of a mild sweet floral with a minor citrus tone. The dry pull on the joint is a very delicate sweet floral with a lightly fresh edge, and a very distant hint of fruit, but that particular aspect was hard to pin down as it was inconsistent. The inhale is smooth and comes with a musty semi-sweet floral on the bong, whereas the joint is more of a sweet floral up top with a musty spice underneath, and a chalky twist. The exhale is a musty cream with a muted spice on the bong, where the joint has a very sweet floral taste that rounds out into a flat paper note, accompanied by a very light minty fruit quality. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from GhostVapes at 170c I pick up on a faint fresh floral that leans a little more pine than mint whereas at 185c I get a sweet floral with a touch of a perfume like aftertaste. The headchange comes on quick and puts a haze behind the eyes and absolutely wrecks your ability to stay present. Shortly after smoking a single bowl I found myself spacing out, frequently going on autopilot, but in a way that had a lot of unexpected results. For example, as I got ready for a shower, my mind was completely elsewhere and by the time I’d made my way out of the bathroom I could not for the life of me locate my glasses. After near a half hour of going in circles, dumbfounded that my glasses weren’t in any of my normal spots, I finally found them high on a closet shelf where it really made no sense but on picking them up did have some vague neuromuscular recollection putting them there in the first place. As I battled through the haze, I attempted to get some work done but my motivation was completely shot, so I found myself gritting my teeth to complete the bare minimum for the day and hitting the couch to ride out the rest of the buzz on the couch in a fuzzy stupor. All and all, I think this batch of High Jump held up pretty well for the amount of time I forced it to sit on my shelf, and I’d really like to compare it to a fresher batch if it hits me any different. 3C consistently puts out high quality herb, and it goes for a very fair ticket at their DTLA shop, but as it stands I wasn’t a huge fan of the headchange so if a fresh batch hits the same I probably wouldn’t pick it up again. However, if you’re a fan of that sort of spacey energy sapping effect, this one might be right up your alley.
Black Lotus from 3C Farms on 7/14/2020. THCa tested out to 24.09%. (Shoutout to Matt at 3C for making it happen!) I was gifted this sample but it goes for about $35 for medical patients in their DTLA shop. Having experienced the Clockwork Elves version of this flower, I was curious as to how its naked natural counterpart would hold up in comparison, so I made sure to crack this jar open next. These bulky buds are a mix of forest, hunter, and spring bud greens with midnight blue lilts, coupled with rusty red and light orange pistils, and a shimmering layer of white and egg cream triches.
The nose out of the jar is a sugary mint pine with a sweet grungy fruit underpinning and a musty quality over all. On breaking open a bud, the sweet grungy fruit takes center stage, but the minty pine is still very much in on the action. When breaking it down by hand the mint, pine and must combine into a sort of “dirty gum” smell, to the point where it comes off almost like someone took a stick of gum and rubbed it all over some fresh ginger root. The dry pull on the joint strikes me as a faint mint and has this herbaceous medicinal quality that reminds me of a muted and vague unflavored Halls throat lozenge. The inhale is smooth and on the joint is a sweet floral with a touch of pine and a distant hint of mint, whereas on the bong, it’s muted but more minty to the point it gives me vague toothpaste vibes. The exhale is a vague semi chalky sweetness off both the joint and bong but hits a little spicier on the latter. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial at 170c I get an extremely intense cool floral with a heavy mint pine exhale that left that piney taste on my tongue for longer than any other herb in recent memory. At 185c, it tamps down considerably but still has a cooling sensation on the way in, as well as a light floral bouquet. The headchange comes on quick and is a bit oxymoronic in effect, as I feel fairly present, yet I get stuck in any activity I’m into and easily lose track of time. It seems more common than not to be completely involved in whatever I’m doing, only to look up at the clock and say “what?!”, as it’s surely an hour later than my internal clock let on. It also has this slightly energetic quality that comes with the initial slap which I didn’t pick up on at first, but I found myself pacing around my apartment at some point after smoking, which I learned to efficiently channel into handling mundane repetitive tasks. That coupled with the time travel aspect made doing things like housework an enjoyable short lived breeze. Physically, I feel just a touch of haziness across the eyes and some slight pressure in my forehead, as well as a bit of a tingle in my shoulders. At first I wasn’t too hype on the effects, but over time they really grew on me, especially when I learned how to use them to my advantage. If it hits you like it does me, I feel it works best when you have a ton of physical monotonous chores on your to-do list, as it will help you get through them in a snap. For the ticket it goes for in 3C’s DTLA shop I could definitely see myself picking it up again. Great work 3C!
Q from 3C Farms on 7/14/2020. THCa tested out to 19.70%. (Shoutout to Matt at 3C for making it happen!) This was gifted to me but goes for $35.50 at 3C’s DTLA location. Q is perhaps the most controversially named strain out of the entire conspiratorially themed lineup from 3C Farms, so I admit with that and it’s “Anonymous” lineage, I was extremely intrigued. These semi fluffy spiked out buds are a mix of moss and tea greens with hints of forest colored sugar leaves, gangly copper reddish brown pistils, and a very healthy coating of well preserved frosty white triches.
The nose out of the jar is a strong sweet must with a distant lemon edge. On busting open a nug, that must morphs into a sweet fuel with a slightly stronger, yet still light lemon quality that is very reminiscent of a solid OG. Breaking it down by hand, my fingers smell of mint and pine and have a bit of a stick to them, while the grinds themselves are a sugar sweet yet muted lemonade with both mint and pine kicking around in the background. The dry pull on the jay is a sugar sweet floral with a “fresh” twist from the mint-pine. The inhale is smooth, and I get a chalk sweetness similar to a muted necco wafer on the joint, where the bong is more of a musty sweet floral. The exhale is a sugar sweet floral with a light dough quality on the joint, whereas the bong is more of that chalky sweetness, but it’s not too strong. Cross checking the flavor on MV1 at 170c I get a very light mint floral with lemon whereas at 185c it’s a very vague light sweet floral. The initial headchange comes on quick and is misleadingly gentle as it’s a definite creeper that puts you in a brutal sleeperhold. Multiple times, at various points in the day, this strain managed to absolutely knock me out. I’d be enjoying the mild high when suddenly, I’d feel this massive weight on my body and I wanted to do nothing more but lie down. I wasn’t even tired mentally but within minutes of kicking back I’d be knocked out. Even on a wake and bake, within a half hour, I was back in bed and back to sleep for a morning nap. I’ve always said that THC percentages might mean something, but they don’t mean everything, and this a prime example of a sub 20% herb that delivers a straight knock out. If you are looking for something to pick you up lightly and then slam you into the mattress for the rest of the night look no further than Q. While not the most flavorful experience, if I was having trouble sleeping consistently then I could definitely see myself grabbing some more in order to help me obliterate my insomnia, especially for the mere $35 it goes for in their DTLA shop. Great work once again 3C!
Clockwork Elves (indica variant) from 3c Farms on 7/14/2020. THCa tested out to 35.64%. (Shoutout to @3cfarms_matt for making it happen!) This was gifted to me but goes for $60 out the door in 3C’s DTLA shop. I absolutely loved the sativa variant of Clockwork Elves so I was super stoked to see the indica variant in my sample pack this time around. These dark yellow lemon shaped nuggets are absolutely caked in a thick blanket of golden kief. As you bust one open it would be advised to do so over a rolling tray as miniature avalanches of kief come rolling down the sides dusting out everything below it. After it’s been cracked in half you can tell the herb used is of a high caliber as the triches glisten to the core reminding me of the way a geode looks after being sawed apart.
The nose out of the jar is a savory must with a deep semi sugar sweet backend. On breaking open a bud, that savory spice amps up, as well as having an herbaceous quality with a mint twist. It was a bit hard to get a good sniff to be honest, as kief went flying right up my nose on first attempt, so I had to be gentle with my inhales as opposed to my normal deep whiffs. The grinds have that herbaceous floral sweetness in spades, again, with just a hint of mint. The dry pull on the joint is a light floral mint with a muted sugar sweet backing. The inhale is smooth and on the bong, I get a 1-2 punch of fresh mint and a musty lemon-ish zing, whereas the joint is more of a straight cool toasted mint. The exhale off the bong is a sweet musty fruit with a touch of mint on the backside where the joint is a muted floral mint coupled with a very faint fruit filling out the background. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes at 170c, I get a cooling sensation on the way in and a strong mint pine with heavy pinesol like aftertaste. At 185c it’s heavy floral with a light mint and a skunky beer aftertaste, and at 200c, it’s an even thicker floral with a perfume taste that lingers on the tongue for a minute afterward. The headchange comes on quick and smacks your brain with a heavy haymaker that connects with the utmost solid contact. If this buzz made a sound it would be a skull cracking thud, the kind that will leave you dazed and shaking your head in order to avoid losing consciousness. Within a minute I was absolutely plastered to the couch, feeling that pressure from my forehead down in my shoulders and spine, was sapped of any want to do anything outside of stare at the TV and eventually drift off to sleep. I really love Clockwork Elves, the fact that it’s just fresh nug rolled in kief without the aid of oil is a welcome change up in the world of powered up herb, especially because the category is usually dominated by tarred up trash weed dusted with green grated plant matter. Also, a cool bonus is that there’s so much kief left in the jar, you can throw other nugs in there and they will dust up with the leftovers. If you haven’t tried Clockwork Elves yet, I highly recommend it if you can find it at a ticket you’re comfortable with, and if you’re in range of one of 3C’s shops you definitely swing through. It’s not something I could see myself smoking daily but sometimes you just want to get tossed into space and knock out and it’s perfect for those occasions. Great job once again 3C, keep up the fantastic work!
Chemdawg Trails from 3C Farms via OG Cannabis Cafe on 2/21/2020. THCa tested out to 21.01%. (Shoutout to Matt from 3C Farms and Red Rodriguez for making it happen) This was gifted to me but usually goes for $35 at 3C’s Downtown Medical shop at the time of this writing. It’s taken me a few months to cruise through the generous sample pack that 3C provided me way back in February, the world is a different place now, but we’ve finally arrived at the last jar. The surface of these spiky buds are mostly a silverish tea green that darkens to forest greens and even aubergine at points, with sporadic flares of dark amber pistils, and a significant frosting of yellowing triches that give them a winter haze like glow.
The nose out of the jar is musty in that old spice cabinet kind of way with a floral perfume backend. On busting open a nug a sweet floral takes center stage with that perfume amping up every so slightly. When breaking it down by hand, that spicy must returns to the foreground with a very savory scent that strikes me like soy sauce over white rice, while that sweet floral kicks around on the back end. The dry pull on the jay has a sweet floral quality but I didn’t pick up on much else. The inhale is smooth on both the bong and the joint, and has a floral musty taste on the former, but was fairly nondescript on the latter. The exhale on the joint is a peppery floral with a hint of sugar sweetness, where the bong is also a spicy floral, but has more of an “electric” musty quality that tickles the septum a little. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial , at 170c I get a floral must with a touch of mint, as where at 185c it’s still floral but it’s a little less defined and lacks that mint. The headchange comes on quick initially but also has a steady creep to it. You’ll feel that relaxation hit right away as the bullshit of the day quickly melts from the top of your mind into a distant memory and over time, if you have a moment where you need to collect yourself and stay focused, you’ll find it an extreme challenge as your brain will dart from thought to thought as your body feels wholly sedated. I feel like it’s a pretty good any time strain that works well if you’re playing games or chatting with friends, but if you’ve got to get some work done, you may be best served by saving this one til after you’re done taking care of business. I enjoyed this batch of ChemDawg Trails, and while I’m exactly not chomping at the bit to grab another jar, if I came across it for the ticket it goes for at 3C’s Downtown shop I could definitely see myself picking it up again.
Strawbinati from 3C Farms via @ogcannabiscafe on 2/21/2020. THCa tested out to 26.79%. (Shoutout to @Matt_3cfarms and @Hustlestrees for making it happen) This was gifted to me but it goes for $35 at 3C’s medical shop in DTLA . Strawbinati is another offering from 3C’s cleverly named conspiracy themed strain line up. These sprawling delicate buds are mix of chartreuse and lime with forest green accents, dark brownish red pistils and multitudes of tall yellowing triches that give the surface a hazy glow.
The nose out of the jar hit me like an old spice cabinet. It’s very musty and comes off like a mix of pepper, bay leaf, and a bit of oregano that’ve been sitting undisturbed for quite some time. When busting open a nug a sweet fruit emerges with a touch of mint pushing the mustiness to the background. Breaking it down by hand the strawberry scent makes itself known, it crumbles easily, and comes with a sweet fruit scent rounding out into a metallic musty finish. The dry pull on the joint is mostly a sugar sweet fruit with a touch of mint and herb. The inhale is smooth and on the joint I get a muted toasted marshmallow as where on the bong it’s nondescript mostly. The exhale from the joint and bong has a mild peppery spice with a hint of sweetness but I feel like it’s more muted on the later. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes, at 170 I get a sweet floral with pine and a touch of mint as where at 185c it’s mostly an earthy floral and at 200c it’s also floral but more generalized in the since that it just tastes like vaped weed. The headchange comes on quick but is a gentle thwack as opposed to solid smack. It’s fairly mild in effect but it has a strong motivation sapping factor that doesn’t make you feel like doing much outside of watching some youtube videos or maybe chatting it up with friends via Zoom. While it looks absolutely fantastic and is no doubt well cultivated I probably wouldn’t cop it again as it just wasn’t for me, however if you’re fan of Strawberry Cough or 3C’s Strawberry Fields I think you’ll like it and you should definitely give it a shot.
Jack Kraken from 3c Farms via OG Cannabis Cafe on 2/21/2020. THCa tested out to 21.18%. (Shoutout to Matt at 3C Farms and Red Rodriguez for making it happen) This was gifted to me but it currently goes for $35 at 3C’s shop in Downtown LA. As I’ve said before, I’m a sucker for a well grown Jack Herer, so I was stoked to see 3C’s mythologically named version of it in my sample pack. These airy gangly buds are mix of sea and army greens with pops of dark amber pistils and throngs of spindly white triches with massive dew-like heads.
The nose out of the jar is a brilliant well defined Jack. It’s very floral with a musty spice and hints of citrus. On busting open a bud that citrus moves to the foreground accompanied by a sugary sweetness pushing that floral musty spice to the back. It breaks down very easily by hand while leaving a sticky trich-film on the fingers. The grinds themselves give off strong floral citrus which hits me like the smell of a fresh picked bouquet placed on an old wooden table that’s been recently cleaned with lemon pledge. The dry pull on the joint has a fresh floral sweetness with a touch of spice. The inhale is smooth and has a sweet musty floral taste on both the joint and the bong but leans slightly more earthy on the latter. The exhale from the joint is a sweet floral with a citrus edge that taste like a muted lemon Skittle as where on the bong it has more of a skunky beer taste with just a hint of waxy chocolate. Cross checking the flavor on MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial at 170c I got that familiar light sweet floral where at 185c it was essentially the same, but introduced a bit of that skunky beer element and at 200c, it had more of a sweet cereal taste with that skunky beer still being present on the backend. The headchange comes on quick and with a healthy thwap that leaves you feeling hazy eyed and a little spacey. You’ll be able to focus and get things done in a quiet environment but I found myself easily prone to distraction. It doesn’t have that paranoid “caffeine” edge that I love in my sativas but that’s typical of Jack in general from my experience. It’s a fantastic wake and bake strain for days off when you don’t have much on your agenda outside of kicking back and playing video games or watching movies as it’ll keep you lifted without fear of putting you down for the count a couple hours later. All and all, this was a fantastic iteration of Jack Herer, and for the price it goes for at 3C’s medical shop in Downtown LA I’d scoop this one up again without hesitation. Excellent stuff once more by the folks at 3C Farms, keep up the great work!
Strawberry Fields from 3C Farms via OG Cannabis Cafe on 2/21/2020. THCa tested out to 22.05%. (Shoutout to Matt at 3C Farms and Red Roriguez at the Cannbis Cafe for making it happen) This sample was gifted to me but it goes for $35 at 3C Farms shop in DTLA. I used to love some good Strawberry Cough back in the day, it’s something you don’t see too often any more, so I was stoked to see one of it’s kids made its way into my 3C sample pack. These light and lanky buds are mostly a bright lime with forest and chartreuse accents, a substantial layer of shining white triches, with show stealing fiery orange pistils bursting out of the core looking like the tentacles of some Lovecraftian monster in a John Carpenter movie.
The nose out of the jar is primarily must with a faint fruit sweetness that reminds me of smelling the outside of a freshly picked underripe melon. On busting open a nug, that fruity sweetness shoots to the foreground and brings a minor fresh quality with it, pushing that mustiness out of the spotlight although it still remains present. When breaking it down by hand it crumbles easily and the fresh mint and pine element now dominates the scent profile with just hints of must and sweetness on the backend. The dry pull of the jay revealed a subtle sweet fruit that had a minor strawberry taste that reminded me of a crystal lite or zero calorie flavored water version of strawberry. The inhale was smooth, but really not too defined on the bong or the joint, it had a very muted sweet and floral taste but was mostly nondescript. The exhale on the joint gave off a subdued sweet fruit with an earthy and cilantro like soap finish, as where the bong had more of an herbaceous spice tint with a nearly imperceptible sweet floral finish. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes I noticed I got the strongest sensation at 170c which was mostly fresh floral with a distinctly piney aftertaste. As increased the temp it amped up the sweetness slightly but for the most part was a very general “vaped weed” taste. The headchange comes on quickly but doesn’t hit so hard that it leaves you in a daze, it’s more of a gentle smack that leaves you a little hazy eyed and dough faced. In that sense, it’s a good sativa as it doesn’t inhibit your ability to think nor get things done, but it does lack the jittery caffeine like edge that I crave in my wake and bake. That said, while I no doubt enjoyed my time with Strawberry Fields, if I had to choose between it and 3C’s Lime Sherbet on a repeat pick up I’d lean toward the latter solely based on the get up and go factor. All in all it’s self evident that it’s beautiful, expertly grown, and well cared for cannabis, but there just wasn’t anything particularly noteworthy about the experience that would have me jumping at the chance to cop more.
Sasquatch Sap from 3C Farms via OG Cannabis Cafe on 2/21/2020. THCa tested out to 22.91%. (Shoutout to Matt at 3C Farms and Red Rodriguez at the OG Cannabis Cafe for making it happen). This was gifted to me but on checking the menu at 3C/Coast to Coast in Downtown LA it’s only $35 for medical patients which is a great deal in my opinion. GG#4 is a modern classic that goes by a lot of names due to the legal challenges presented by using the Gorilla Glue monicker, so I thought it was clever of 3C to call their offering “Sasquatch Sap” in order to fit their established conspiratorial naming convention. These flat cedar looking buds are mostly a combination of dark lime and forest greens with the rare burst of light yet rich aubergine, twine colored pistils that streak sporadically across the surface, all of which are absolutely swarmed by white yellowing triches that cling and pile up on any and every available space they can. It’s as if a tsunami of trichomes had run across these buds and what we’re seeing in the pictures is what was left in it’s wake.
The nose out of the jar is a vibrant floral coupled with mint and pine and just a hint of musty chocolate. When busting open a nug the mint and pine scents become louder while the floral and chocolate stay present but are more muted in comparison. When breaking the nug down by hand the mint and pine stay center stage while keeping that floral in the background but giving that waxy chocolate smell just a little more of the spotlight. The dry pull on the jay has a floral sweet quality up top that morphs into a perfume like aftertaste.The inhale is smooth and has a light pancake syrup taste on the joint as where on the bong I got more of a musty floral zing. The exhale is very floral and perfume like on the joint where as the bong comes off lighter on the floral with that tootsie roll like chocolate taste making its presence known and a bit of a sour sensation that slaps the septum slightly on the way out. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial , at 170c it was floral with hint of mint, but when I turned it up to 185c mint and pine seemed to dominate the taste profile to the point I got “fresh sensation” on the inhale. Turning it up to 200c revealed a muted candy sweetness that was different yet less powerful than other temps. The headchange comes on quick and is not mentally debilitating in any way but puts enough pressure on the body to keep you planted on the couch. You feel that weight on your forehead at first and it makes its way down into your shoulders, and while you could fight it and complete any physical chores you have lined up, this is one of those motivation sapping herbs that makes it incredibly easy to say “fuck it, I’ll do it tomorrow” as you watch old How It’s Made videos on YouTube instead. I really enjoyed this batch of Sasquatch Sap and for the ticket it goes for at 3Cs medical shop in DTLA I’d pick it up again in a heartbeat. Great work once again to the awesome folks at 3C Farms!
Clockwork Elves (sativa variant) from 3C Farms via OG Cannabis Cafe on 2/21/2020. THCa tested out to 33.27%. Not going to mention what I picked it up for here so the post doesn’t get deleted but hit the link in my bio for a 100% uncensored review. Moonrocks have always been one of those things that seem awesome in theory but in common practice have become a way to peddle garbage weed soaked in subpar oil covered in green plant dust. So when Red showed me a nug of Clockwork Elves for the first time at the Cannabis Cafe I was so blown away by its appearance that it took me a full minute to understand what I was even looking at. These nugs are essentially big blonde boulders comprised of a fresh sticky bud core that’s inundated with a golden dry sift to the point that it clumps and clings to the bud to form a colossal kief cocoon.
The nose out of the jar in this particular case was “the jackiest jack” according to my notes. It’s the beautiful floral potpourri with zesty spice rack twist that screams Jack Herer (or in this case Jack Kraken) to anyone who’s familiar with the strain. When you break open a bud you see exactly how thick the blanket of kief is as mini avalanches careen off the edges of the bud and all over anything that happens to be below it. The scent remains mostly the same as it’s jack through and through. When broken down by hand it leaves a heavily floral yet sweet and minty smell on the fingers while the grinds have a deep rich jack quality that’s so intense it hits the nose like a strong perfume. The dry pull on the jay has a heavily floral taste with a bit of sweet gas on the tail end that lingers on the tongue for just a moment. The inhale is smooth and offers a subtle floral gas on the joint while the bong leans more earthy in tone. The exhale is a strong gassy perfume off the joint while off the bong it’s a less intense flavor but still floral with a minor spice in the background that tickles the septum ever so slightly. The headchange hits quickly with an energetic clear headed smack. I was able to stay motivated, focused, and on task without issue which is exactly what I look for in a sativa. This is perfect wake and bake smoke, and something I’d be happy to smoke at any point of day frankly, unless I’m trying to get to bed. I’m really impressed with this batch of Clockwork Elves and the concept as a whole. It’s a very unique and clean way to amp up your bud and for the ticket it goes for at Coast to Coast in the Valley I’m absolutely going to pick some up again. Awesome job by all the folks at 3C Farms, keep up the great work!