I’ve seen WCA popping up a lot as one of people’s favorite hash. They have appeal with cool packaging and flavors, and from what I’ve seen their hash is consistent in having the lighter color and wet look. The Pink Taffy met my expectations for look based on the hash I’ve seen from them before. Mine was slightly yellowed off-white, that looked like a dollop of putty with a nice wet sheen.
When smelling this, I got a very sweet candy version of the overripe tropical fruit smell I usually get with a Papaya. Although I couldn’t smell the gas, I could sense some sting/tingle with a really deep inhale.
I was surprised when I tasted this. To me it just tasted like a straight Papaya, although maybe sweeter than usual. I definitely got the overripe, almost rotting, tropical fruit taste, but not much more. The dab was fairly harsh to the throat, and it might have been the terps, but honestly the flavor wasn’t overpowering like that. I’ve heard some weird rumors about why that could be, but until I hear them better confirmed I’m leaving them alone.
The Pink Taffy high was decently nice and relaxing. It left me feeling uplifted, but also like I needed more to it. I would’ve liked to see the high last longer. Overall, this was a decent tasting dab, with great look and eye appeal, but with too high of a ticket for the quality.
HitchHiker from Connected via Catalyst Cherry on 12/22/2021. THC tested out to 28.31%. Purchased for $80 out the door. After taking a break at the end of last year, I wanted to get back into the swing of things by grabbing some new hype, so when @nathan.avila gave me the heads up on this Hitchhiker drop at Catalyst Cherry I figured it fit the bill perfectly.
The outward appearance of these light and fluffy shrub like buds are indigo and aubergine mixed in equal parts with shades of lime and parakeet green, sporadic bursts of shiny copper colored pistils flare along the ridges of the of the calyx and especially pop when contrasted against the richest purples of the nugscape, all of which is flocked in a fairly thick coating of white and egg cream colored triches.
The nose out of the jar is a subtle floral sweetness, with a very minor touch of fruit, and what hits me as a cheesy lean. Busting open a bud there’s a deep musty funk that emerges, with a sweet yet sharp vaporous quality that zings the nostril, and is slightly reminiscent of the feeling I got from breathing in car exhaust when I was a kid. Breaking it down by hand my fingers are inundated with a very minty must, while the grinds themselves have a deep rich funk that comes off similar to GMO but less acrid, while a sweet vaporous mint keeps its presence known and battles for attention against that show stealing rank.
The dry pull on the joint has a light grungy chem-like taste that hits as overall savory with a touch of floral sweetness and chalk on the backend. The inhale on the joint has a slight gassy bounce off the tongue, whereas on the bong it dials it back, and comes with a light gassy floral and a very distant hint of rubber. The exhale on the joint is a sweet chalky floral coupled with that vaporous zing, and a sweet musty exhaust aftertaste that brings a bit of a raw dough quality with it as well. On the bong there’s a grungy funk with a slightly musty dough aftertaste and an occasional, but not always present, muted minty tang. Cross checking the flavors on my GhostVapes MV1 at 170c I get an extremely strong minty zing on the way in, while the exhale comes out like a straight minty Pine-sol, with an aftertaste that stuck around my mouth for an inordinate amount of time, and only dissipated when I went back to drinking my coffee. Turning it up to 185c the strength of the mint wanes on the inhale, but becomes more pronounced on the exhale against the pine, yet it still retains that forceful chemical aftertaste.
The headchange comes on fairly fast but is subtle in nature. Physically I felt a slight headband effect which translated to a haziness that sat on top of, and behind the eyes, while a touch of weight hit my shoulders and a chill vibe set in. There was also this feeling of lacking coordination, nothing too debilitating, but I wouldn’t want to be challenged to a fight or a foot race in that state exactly. Mentally I was alert and able to focus when needed, however there were occasional bouts of hardcore spaciness would take me off the rails, but they wouldn’t last all too long and when regaining presence it wasn’t too hard to get back on track. It also seemed to have a slight creeper effect where it took about twenty minutes to fully take hold, but wasn’t all too overwhelming or powerful even at its height.
Overall, this is a beautiful herb with a funky yet pleasing terp profile, and a gentle thwap that’ll stay with you for a couple hours. While I enjoyed it, I can’t see myself personally picking it up again at the current ticket as there’s a lot of fantastic herb out there within that bracket I haven’t tried yet, and there was nothing particularly unique about the smoke or effect that has me foaming at the mouth to get my hands on more. The vape experience was one of the most flavorful in recent memory though, so if your primary method of ingestion is a vape and you like what I’ve said about it, it might be right up your alley but it’s just a little shy of re-up status for me.
Zoap from Wizard Trees via LA Kush Klinic on 7/17/2021. THC not listed on this batch. Purchased for $70 out the door. On the very same day that I picked up a sample of Jawbreakers from @russianassassinboyz / @losangelestraditional I also put in an order for this batch of Zoap for delivery by LA Kush Klinic. It was my first time using the service and it was awesome. I set the delivery point for across the street from Traditional and was sent an ETA, as the time was approaching I crossed the street and sure enough a car pulled up right at the designated time, I was seriously impressed. In any case, even though I picked this up a while back, all of my notes were done back in July (outside of the vape ones), but I am only getting time now to pull them together into this write up.
The surface of these semi-portly buds are a mix of aubergine and wine purples coupled with olive green and chartreuse hues, accompanied by ubiquitous apricot orange pistils that wildly wind through the upper most canopy of the nug, all of which is gently obscured by a spate of white and goldenrod triches that give the herb an overall fuzzy look.
The nose out of the bag is a sweet yet incredibly grungy fruit with an earthy quality and hints of freshness. It’s a bit confusing to be honest, there’s a very unique delicious sort of sweetness but also a gassy quality and this dirty, sort of grimey off putting element which would make you think twice if you smelled it in your food. Busting open a bud, that sweetness widens out and becomes a combo of sugar sweet floral and perfume floral, in addition to the introduction of a vaporous quality that zings the nostril and an overall candy sweetness. Breaking it down by hand the sugar sweet candy quality remains, but the fruit scent from earlier shifts into a more well defined sugary orange with a faint mint underneath, giving the grinds a harmonious orange and sweet floral scent.
The dry pull on the joint brings a sugar sweet floral and a hint of chalky sweetness with a touch of gas in the background, and maybe a hint of faint citrus, but that note was inconsistent. The inhale on the bong comes with a strong soap like bounce off the tongue which really raised my brow, my notes say “wow, does sort of hit like soap” as I wasn’t expecting that from how it smelled. The joint however is all floral which ranges from strong and perfume like at the start and leaves a semi-sweet floral finish. The exhale on the joint comes with a cacophony of floral citrus zest, sweet candy, a faint hoppiness, all of which is enveloped by this omnipresent vaporous quality. On the bong I get a saccharine fruity cream and chalky sweet floral with a pine forward mint underneath. It really rides a fine line between candy and floral, and yes, even a bit of those soap characteristics shine through. Cross checking the flavor on my GhostVapes MV1, at 170c I get a sugar sweet mint on the way in, with a pinesol like freshness, and a hint of citrus on the way out. At 185c I get a more muted mint on the inhale whereas on the exhale there’s this muddled minty pine freshness. These vape notes were taken much more recently with the very last bit of Zoap I had, so I’d try to not put too much emphasis on them as the experience most likely would have been different if I’d gotten to it sooner, but it still stands up fairly well given the circumstances.
The headchange comes on quick, leaves me feeling lost in the sauce, and has some pretty decent staying power to boot. I found myself spacing out hard, even a couple hours after smoking, and in general felt fairly slow witted and sapped of motivation. While the body high was mellow, it did affect me enough to the point that I lacked confidence in my physicality, so I can’t say I’d recommend smoking this before taking on activities that require stellar coordination. In addition, my body got more weighty over time, to the point where the couch really started to look attractive, but not to the point where it made me take a seat exactly.
All and all Zoap is some unique tasting smoke with long lasting stupefying effects, and while the ticket may be on the higher end, I think it’s worth the cost of admission and trying at least once. This was a great first introduction to the Wizard Trees library, I can understand why they have the rep that they do, this was some quality work and I look forward to checking out more of their strains asap.
Jawbreakers from The Russian Assassin Boyz via Los Angeles Traditional on 7/17/2021 (big thanks to them both for making it happen!). THC not listed on this batch. This was gifted to me but looking at the menu at Traditional in DTLA I’d estimate this would go for about $46 out the door. Way back in July Russian Assassin Boyz gifted me this jar of JawBreaker as it was just about to hit store shelves and they wanted to get my opinion on it. I went home, shot my first impressions video, went through all of my normal note taking over the course of a week, and here it sat waiting to be written up into a full review. When my instagram page was disabled I took it as a sign that I needed a break, one which went a little longer than I intended, but I wanted to pick back up where I left off so here we are. So when you look at the date at the start of this review don’t let that fool you, while the notes are old, the herb was fresh when I took them. That said, on to the actual review.
The surface of these dense bulbous buds is a patchwork of forest and lime greens with light siphoning midnight blues that are so deep it nears black in some spots, coupled with bunches of tightly coiled creamy melon orange pistils, and a thick coating of bright white and clear triches that when contrasted against the background look like a galaxy of stars in a Joshua Tree night sky.
The nose out of the jar has a strong chem/gmo smell with a minor chalky sweetness in the background. On busting open a bud the chem gets louder and that grungy savory funk is definitely dominant, but it leaves just enough room for a distant shifty mint and a hint of fresh dough. Breaking it down by hand it leaves a sweet semi minty must on my fingers, while the grinds have a sugar sweet floral with a chem backing, and this savory sour lean that hits me almost like a funky BBQ sauce. The scents are all tumbled together and hard to differentiate, but there’s this mix of freshness and chem that when taken together has this dental antiseptic quality to it, like a familiar yet foreign mouthwash.
The dry pull on the joint comes with a sweet chalky chem and a minty lilt, almost like a minty candy cigarette with a floral kick. The inhale on the joint has a chemy gas that bounces off the tongue, and I’m one to use the term “gas” sparingly, but was truly surprising how close it came to a legit “car exhaust” taste. The inhale on the bong was a bit more faint, had a slight snickerdoodle like taste, but that’s all I could glom on to at the time. The exhale on the joint was a sweet floral with a musty chem tang, whereas on the bong it was more of a sweet floral cream, with that chem like zing coming through on the back end. Cross checking the flavor on my Ghost Vapes MV1 at 170c I get a really strong sense of pine on the way in and on the exhale the pine remains strong with just a hint of a floral backing, whereas at 185c the pine is still dominant but has a chemical twist where it comes off closer to a pinesol like taste with that floral still lingering in the background.
The headchange came on quickly with a touch of haze across the eyes, a numbness in the face, and a slight weakness in my knees that didn’t exactly force me to take a seat but made the idea of taking one that much more tempting. Mentally I felt cognizant but spacey, it put me in a place where I was easily sucked into my phone and absolutely lost track of everything going on around me, only to look up and realize 20 minutes had passed in what felt like the span of just a few moments. I could remain aware with a concerted effort, but lacking exterior motivation to do so, it simply felt better to allow my mind to wander unchecked. Over time, the pull of the couch got stronger, and while I still felt alert I could feel my body settling in hard with zero intentions of an exit strategy.
All in all, I really enjoyed my time with this batch of JawBreaker and could definitely see myself picking it up again in the future. It’s a tasty solid smoke with an enjoyable smack that’s perfect for rainy day lounging without putting you down for the count. If you’re a chem/GMO fan, but looking for something in that vein that won’t absolutely obliterate you, I’d say this is right up your alley. Great work on this one Russian Assassin Boyz/Traditional, keep cranking out these hits, I’m looking forward to seeing what you put out next!
Fruity Pebbles from Blackleaf via @inspector_of_all (on insta and this very website) on 5/22/2021. No testing information available on this batch. Inspector and I traded jars on this one so I have no idea what it runs typically.
I’ve been following Blackleaf on instagram as far back as I can remember, but never came across an opportunity to try his herb, until now that is thanks to my buddy Inspector. He managed to get his hands on this run of Fruity Pebbles and, in a tradition as old as humanity itself, we traded batch for batch (my offer being some 710 Labs Marshmallow OG).
The surface of these squatty shrub like buds are a combo of sage, hunter and forest greens with occasional bursts of grape and byzantine purple, scraggly spider leg-esque pumpkin and burnt orange pistils, all of which is enrobed in a thick hazy layer of milky white triches.
The nose out of the jar is a dirty natural fruity sweetness, like a muted rotting pineapple or mild organic cantaloupe still carrying some of the dirt from the field where it was grown. Busting open a bud the fruitiness pushes that earthy musk to the background and widens out into a more complex sweet aroma, while bringing hints of cream and freshness along with it. Breaking it down by hand, the grinds come with a musty fruity cream, and have that pineapple shifting to a more sugary tone although remaining very muted and having a chalky lilt. When taken all together it’s somewhere between a starburst and a neko wafer, or maybe even a toned down all natural hi-chew, as the sweetness is subtle and far from cloying.
Taking a dry pull on the joint, that light pineapple sweetness comes through, but on occasion hits like a straight red delicious apple accompanied by a soft waxy quality. The inhale is smooth and on the bong is lightly fruity with a carbonated characteristic whereas the joint is also fruity but has more of a gassy undertone. The exhale on the bong is a musty floral sweet cream with a touch of dough, whereas the joint is also a sweet and musty floral, but has that gassy quality as well as a touch of fruit, and a distant creamy backing with a slightly hoppy aftertaste. Over the course of the joint, a notable freshness was present and intensified, becoming the dominant sensation by the time it was finished. Cross checking the flavor on my GhostVapes MV1, at 170c there’s a light sweet floral with a minor skunky beer aftertaste. At 185c that light sweet floral gets more pronounced, yet has a piney lean, which rolls into an even more intense skunky beer aftertaste.
The headchange comes on quickly with a cerebral tingle and a light headed lift. Shortly after smoking I was able to sluff off the weight of the day with ease. Turning on some music, I found myself finishing up chores with a pleasant sway, and entering a comfortable groove where I was no longer bothered by the length of my to do list. Over time there’s some pressure that settles in, but it’s not overwhelming to the point where it makes you take a seat or causes you to fall asleep, unless you were already remarkably tired. There’s also a spacey aspect to it, but the only thing that speaks to that is the absence of description of the effect in my notes. I found myself going back to this herb time and time again, and every one of those times I told myself “ok, time to get some solid headchange notes”, evidently failing that task nearly every round as they were much thinner than they are typically when going through the review process.
All and all, I really enjoyed this batch of Fruity Pebbles and I’d have no problem picking them up again even if the appearance isn’t eye poppingly impressive, as the smoke and effects are definitely gratifying and on target. Great work on this one Blackleaf, it was awesome to finally get an introduction to your library, and I look forward to getting my hands on more of your work.
Chocolate Mints from Small Boutique Farms via Greenwolf Bellflower on 5/29/2021 (shout out to The Highly Rated Show , @jr._96_ and @skeemxcream7 [on Instagram] for making it happen!). THC tested out to 34.252%. This was gifted to me but goes for $90 out the door at Greenwolf. When JR from The Highly Rated Show was in town he asked me what strain I was most interested in, at the time it was undoubtedly this batch of Chocolate Mints, so we popped over to Greenwolf Bellflower together and he generously gifted me this jar right off the shelf.
The surface of these semi dense christmas tree shaped buds is a cacophony of mint, lime, and sage greens with eggplant and byzantine accents, plentiful clusters of dark metallic tangerine pistils, and a profuse plastering of clear and egg cream colored triches stacked in every available space like homes in a Brazilian favela.
The nose out of the jar is a medicine cabinet must, smelling like a mix of antiseptic and fresh bandaids, with a savory soy sauce like element underneath. Busting open a bud, that bandaid smell shifts into a warm pastry sweetness, with a deep minty musk filling out the backend. Breaking it down by hand, the buds feel just airy enough to make them hard to work with by hand, it’s something I come across somewhat often but it’s hard to describe, it feels like breaking down wet paper with how it sort of balls up on itself. After tearing it all to bits, the grinds come hard with that new band aid smell coupled with fresh mint kicking around in the background that when taken all together have this herbaceous healing quality to them, while my fingers themselves are coated in a minty savory must. I’ve never had this experience, but something about the smell flashes to mind images of being injured in the deep jungle and using the one roll of medical gauze I have in conjunction with some native natural herbs, in order to stem the pain and the bacterial infection just enough to make it back to civilization.
The dry pull on the joint carries an herbaceous mustiness with a minty edge. The inhale is smooth, and has a light herbaceous floral mint on the joint, whereas on the bong it’s essentially the same but loses some of that herbaceousness. The exhale on the joint is a rich floral mint with a slightly soapy aftertaste and a distant lime like lilt, whereas the bong is more of a straight minty sweet floral must. Cross checking the flavors on my Ghost Vapes MV1, at 170c I get a slight cooling sensation on the way in, and a very minty exhale with a strong pine backing as the cool mint lingers for moments afterward. At 185c there’s also a light cooling sensation on the way in but the mint backs off just a little bit as that sweet floral gains traction and lingers for a couple moments as well.
The headchange comes on quick with a stupefying smack. It’s the type of herb that makes you acknowledge exactly how high you are after smoking it. Toward the end of my joint walk really stupid phrases to describe the feeling started running through my head, “officially lit, loopity doopity, smacked to the max”, and many even stupider ones I’ve forgotten about by now. The point is I was feeling pretty damn awesome and having a good time to boot. Physically, my body felt both slightly heavier and floaty simultaneously, and there was a general looseness to my movements and my nose and cheeks felt particularly numb. Mentally there was this feel good energy that just had me stoked on everything. I was stoked to find food in my fridge, stoked to eat it, stoked there was a new episode of Rick and Morty I hadn’t seen yet; just overall feeling blessed to exist and interact with my surroundings. Over time the intensity of the smack faded but the effect remained with me for a surprising while. I remember sitting on the couch hours after I’d smoked and saying wow, I don’t really feel like I need another bowl at the moment, which is a rarity in the recreational market.
Overall this batch of Chocolate Mints was some tasty long lasting smoke that’s worth trying at least once if you can get your hands on it. It might put a hurt on your wallet, but when it comes to the exorbitant ticket bracket, it’s placement there is well earned. Fantastic work on this one Small Boutique Farms, it definitely lived up to the hype, and I’m excited to get some more of your flavors in the rotation asap.
I had never heard of the Kandy strain, let alone had the opportunity to smoke it, and had no knowledge of the genetics… which is my favorite type of review to write! This flower had a nice combination of greens and purples that gave it a darker overall coloration, with rust-orange colored pistils and a decent coating of resin. The bud structure was small and squatty, still with a nice fluff to them. They were easy to break apart and work with, and the cure felt on-point too.
The aroma on this was unique. I got a funky sweet terp that was like the candy of Zkittlez, with this gassy savory funk, too. A skunky, musky aroma, that had a little bit of the Gelato to it… but then something else too, almost like Chem.
When smoking, the candy terps came through nicely, along with a good amount of the chem gas/funk and some subtle earthiness. To me it seemed like the sweet candy gas that is really popular right now, but with a different twist on it.
The high was decent — a medium one that I found relaxing physically but had my mind going creatively. I really liked that combination so I smoked through this one fairly quickly. Overall, flowers that smoked very well, tasted unique, burnt clean, and with a very useful high. This one checked a lot of my boxes, and I can definitely recommend. I’m three flavors in now sampling B-easy’s flowers, and really impressed with the consistency he is providing.
Yeee! I’m excited about this one! Since I started reading about and researching cannabis, one of the brands with consistently great customer feedback and awesome sounding strains was Blackleaf. It took me forever to get the opportunity to smoke and review stuff by them, but I finally did, so here we go! Visually, this flower was different than what I’ve seen from Blackleaf in the past. I thought I’d heard they were going Rec, so I was genuinely concerned that they changed their methods and had possibly lost their quality. The main difference was the structure of the buds (small, squatty, dense), that almost give it the PGR look (I said almost!). I found out later they’ve started using LED lights, and apparently dense flowers is one of the outcomes when making that switch. Any PGR concerns quickly faded when smelling and handling this flower. It was a nice medium green, with a few specks of purple scattered in, and the light orange pistils almost give the appearance of yellowing when looking at the bud as a whole. There was great resin coverage, really rounded everything out nicely. When handling the bud, the texture was fluffier than I expected and had a nice squeeze to it. The feel in-hand actually reminded me a lot of Blue Zushi. If you’re familiar with the dense look but soft squish they have, that’s what I’m talking about.
When smelling this flower I was legit blown away. The aroma is a mixture of fruit flavors and gas, and after listening to their podcast I could safely call it the candy gas terps they’re looking for. The fruit flavor was tangy and sweet, with notes of grape, cherry, citrus and melon. I feel like there was more to pick out from it, but I honestly smoked this up so fast I really didn’t sit and think on it as long as I normally do. When smoking, the flavors transferred over really well, and I kept thinking to myself that it was like smoking a fruitier version of Blue Zushi. The burn and smoke was very clean, with all white ash like they claim. The high was solid — not really energetic or sleepy, but a major mood elevator and stress reliever. I was able to relax and chill without feeling overly sleepy. Overall, this is some really great smoke, even if the bag appeal was not what I was expecting (listening and talking with Blackleaf, I really think it’s the lights). Ultimately who gives a fuck? Bag appeal is really not that important to me, other than for the gram. The Fruity Pebbles taste and high were outstanding. Normally I bounce around on whatever flavors I have at the moment, but I kept coming back to this and pretty much smoked it straight through. I will be grabbing more of this and other Blackleaf varieties when the opportunity comes up. If you get the chance to scoop some, I highly recommend it!
Super stoked that I was asked to review these flowers by B-eazy himself. I had seen the flavor popping up here and there in my stories and was definitely curious, as it was a strain I haven’t even had the opportunity to smoke yet, let alone review. Visually the flowers were quite striking, with nice contrasting greens, a little bit of purple, and sporadic rust-colored pistils tucked in tightly. This had a healthy coating of resin and great traditional structural appearance. The cure was slightly dry, but still sticky and stinky.
When I first opened the jar, the aroma was creamy gas and sweet candy terps, as well as some savory pepper terps. But interestingly enough, when breaking it apart, some additional aromas came through. I picked up on some tropical overripe terps that I first thought of as papaya, but then realized were closer to the citrus over-ripeness of Tropicana cookies, with hints of the papaya too. Still, quite gassy and has a skunky funk that leads to some complex smells, which I really enjoyed. When smoking, the prevalent flavor was creamy gas, with a slight undertone of sweet fruit, which grew stronger at the end. I definitely appreciated the clean, smooth smoke on this, especially since I was just recovered from pneumonia when I sampled it. If the smoke was rough, my lungs for sure would have reacted from being so sensitive, so it’s been really nice to have this strain to help my lungs get back in shape. The high was relaxing and uplifting, a mellow to medium strength head change that should please new smokers and experienced smokers alike. I definitely felt it first behind the eyes and in heavy eyelids, progressing to a full relaxing warmth over my whole body. Overall, this was a really solid smoke with a high I feel could appeal to a broad range of smokers if the goal is to chill and relax. I enjoyed the unique terp profile and great clean smoke. After taste testing a few flavors from these guys, I’ll definitely be watching for what they’re putting out next.
So when Cali hit me up saying he wanted me to try his edible company that makes mac and cheese, I thought dang what a great idea! I was stoked to get to try it. The package needs to needs to be refrigerated until used, but I and @westcoastweedreviews can both vouch it stays good easily for a couple weeks. There are easy-to-understand directions on the underside of the lid and mine baked up fairly quickly in the oven. Overall it was very easy to make. When the bowl came out of the oven, it had a gorgeous cheese crust that ended up with a perfect cook. Under the crust were large, perfectly cooked noodles, nice size chunks of bacon, and what seemed to be a combination of cheese sauce and melted cheese bits.
I had the bacon version this round, but there are multiple options for ingredients, including lobster! When eating this, you would never guess it’s medicated. It tasted delicious, and was honestly one of the best mac and cheese dishes I’ve ever had. It was very rich and really was a whole dinner portion, or enough to share between a few lighter eaters. Given the portion size and richness, my only complaint is in regard to the strength — I think there needs to be a 500 mg option, or possibly a 1000mg option (especially if planning to share). At 200 mg, I felt a slight relaxation and slightly heavy eyes that lasted me a good couple hours. Overall, this was a delicious, gourmet-quality edible that I would love to enjoy again, especially with options for increased strength next time. Edit… found out 500mg and 1000mg available in single serve and up to 2000mg in catering platters.