Wakanda from Farmer and the Felon

Wakanda from Farmer and the Felon via Cannacraft direct on 10/29/2021. THC tested out to 34.28% (thanks to Jim Walsh for making it happen!). I was gifted this but it looks like a typical 8th at Catalyst goes for $28 out the door. I was lucky enough to get a huge Croptober box from Farmer and the Felon last fall, but due to my account being disabled for a bit and other pressing life issues, I wasn’t able to get around to this bag of Wakanda until now. 

The outside of these rather dense nugs are a patchwork of tea, pear and forest greens, with tightly coiled clusters of dim bronze pistils, and an average amount of beat up white and cream colored triches. 

The nose out of the bag is herbal and earthy combined with a touch of perfume like floral and an added dirty garlic tang far off in the background. It almost smells similar to hiking on a usually dusty trail shortly after it rains and it manages to amp up the scents all around you. Breaking open a bud a warm sweetness emerges, it’s a near apple baked good sort of quality, and also brings with it a minor minty zing. Busting it down by hand there’s a chalky mint sweetness that makes itself known, it smells like a mint necco wafer if one of those exists, while also maintaining a more muted version of that sweet apple skin quality, and a bit of sweet cream in the background. Almost comes off, although vaguely, as milk left over from cinnamon toast crunch but with a minty component as well. 

The dry pull on the joint has a light savory garlic-like tang with a musty hint of mint. The inhale on the bong comes with a musty spice and a muted creamy edge on the bong whereas the joint has a really muted floral with a light mint echo. The exhale on the bong is a very general floral sort of taste that seems fairly devoid of nuance while the joint isn’t much better, coming with a light yet mustier floral with a touch of sweetness, but it’s extremely muted. It should be noted that the ash burned very dark, was fairly harsh, and would not stay lit. Cross checking the flavor on my GhostVapes MV1, at 170c I got a mint pine floral taste with the mint lingering around just slightly. 

Toward the end of the review process I was looking for a small blue dot on one bud that appeared in a couple of my pictures, as I was curious as to what it was, when I came across what I believe may be mold. It is very unfortunate that I went through most of the bag before finding it, and I hope there were not less noticeable spots of mold on the nugs I already smoked. I have put the suspected piece back in the bag for further evaluation down the line. 

The headchange came on quickly enough but sort of hit with a thud. It’s about as generic a high you can get, I felt mildly lit but totally cognizant, and it starts to slowly but surely siphon off your energy without offering much in exchange. It left me with some tired eyes and a “meh” sort of feeling, not only about the herb, but about life in general. In tech there is a concept of a minimum viable product, something that’s just good enough to go out the door and be used by beta testers, and when it comes to the buzz offered by this batch of Wakanda I’d say it’s sort of serving a similar purpose. It’s good enough, it’s perfunctory, and that’s about it. 

It’s unfortunate, but outside of the potential low ticket, I’m not really finding any redeeming qualities in this batch. The poor smoking experience coupled with the lackluster headchange, and the very real possibility of having inhaled mold, leaves me with the inability to recommend this for any reason. Sorry Farmer and the Felon, despite some pretty awesome experiences in the past with your flower, this one was an absolute miss for me. 

Hawaiian Cookies from Farmer and the Felon

Hawaiian Cookies from Farmer and the Felon via CannaCraft direct on 4/16/2021. THC tested out to 20.58% THC (thanks to Jim Walsh for making it happen!). This was gifted to me but should be sub 30$ before tax. It’s been about a year since I last reviewed some Platinum OG smalls from Farmer and the Felon, so when I saw this jar in my Cannacraft 420 Giftbox, I stoked on the chance to check out another batch from this mission oriented budget brand. 

The surface of these bitsy spongy buds are a mix of pine, juniper and chartreuse with occasional hints of aubergine, sporadic pops of rusty copper pistils, and a fairly thick coating of butterscotch colored bird spike triches.  

The nose out of the jar is a sweet and sour fresh must with a rubber edge that hits me almost like a faint minty rubber cement. Busting open a bud the scent morphs into a sugar sweet mint pine with just a touch of that rubber cement quality kicking around in the background. Breaking it down by hand my fingers are left with a semi sweet mustiness on them, whereas the grinds themselves had a bit of a tamped down sweetness with a fuzzy chocolate leaning must behind it and a touch of mint pine freshness rounding it out, but overall it seemed less pungent when ground. 

The dry pull on the joint comes with a sweet fresh floral and a bit of lingering mint. The inhale is smooth and on the joint has a musty sweet perfume floral with a hint of freshness whereas the bong is more nondescript and comes with a vague light floral. On the exhale I get a sugar sweet floral with a touch of a sour musty undertone, as where the bong is a bit more vague and was a little hard to pin down, but essentially hits me with a shifty musty cream. Cross checking the flavors on my GhostVapes MV1, at 170c I get a a minty cool sensation on the way in and on the way out it morphs in to a minority sweet chalky floral whereas at 185c its a light sweet floral. 

The headchange comes on quick and has a surprising thwap. It had me wrapped up cognitively as I occasionally stumbled on my words, and there was a complimentary element of paranoia that made me wonder if people knew I was high, which isn’t a thought I typically have when stoned and in public. While on my own I found myself spacing out regularly, I’d come up with an idea and began to approach it with determination when all of the sudden I’d find myself just staring at the floor for an unknown (albeit small) amount of time, completely lost in thought until I snapped to with an “oh yeah that’s, what I was doing” moment. Those moments came frequently as my mind jumped from topic to topic with uncontrollable zeal, clearing all short term memory cache in the process. I bounced back and forth between tasks and got caught up on my phone in between. Physically I felt a haze across my eyes, a gentle hand’s worth of weight on both shoulders, and a general rubberiness in my limbs. 

All and all, this batch may not be comprised of the prettiest buds, it’s not the best smelling herb around, but it’s got a really solid slap that threw me for a loop that I’d say is on par with some higher end batches I’ve had in the past. If you’re a bargain hunter that isn’t stuck on indoor, and you can find it at a rate you’re comfortable with, I’d say you really can’t go wrong with these Hawaiian Cookies. A nice smack at an affordable ticket with the added benefit of helping a good cause (@lastprisonerproject). Great job on this one Farmer and The Felon!