Banjo from Coastal Sun Farm

Banjo from Coastal Sun Farm via Kannabis Works on 8/21/2020. THC tested out to 26% (shout out to Scott at BVO for making it happen). I paid the tax on this one, but I believe it’s 33ish out the door at Kannabis Works, and I’ve seen it go for $29 out the door at Catalyst. I’ve been told I need to get some more budget friendly bud on my page, so when Coastal Sun reached out to see if I was interested in giving their intelligent greenhouse herb an honest review, I jumped at the chance.  These portly porcine nugs are a mix of lime and olive greens with the occasionally darker sugar leaf, twine colored pistils, and a healthy layer of white and yellowing triches.

The nose out of the jar is a sweet, musty, and herbaceous with a citrus edge that gives it a very backyard orange vibe. On busting open a bud, the sweet orange really amps up and hits me similar to the way a SunnyD smells, but with a specifically minty lilt to it. When breaking it down by hand my fingers get absolutely coated in triches that leave an herbaceous mint smell behind, as where the grinds themselves have a sweet and sour citrus quality, similar to an orange hard candy that’s been lightly coated in pepper or chili powder.  The dry pull on the joint gives off a mild sweet orange with an herbaceous twist. The inhale is smooth, and on the bong is a sweet musty orange, whereas on the joint it’s essentially the same but has a minor toasted sugar aspect. The exhale is a sweet floral with a light orange tang on the bong and joint, however on the latter, the orange tang is expressed slightly harder. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes, at 170c it’s a semi-sweet floral with a distant hint of mint, where at 185c it’s a sweeter floral with a very light citrus touch. The headchange comes on quick, has a healthy slap, and a nice dose of energy to boot. Within a few seconds after taking the first hit, it had me up and out of my chair pacing around, desperately looking for anything to do and pour that new found energy into. It’s great for those days where you want to knock out all those annoying physical tasks you’ve been putting off and let pile up. Need to deep clean your apartment? Reorganize a closet? Sort through some old paperwork that you probably should have thrown away already? This is perfect for that. I started leaning on this batch heavily to start my mornings and it quickly became my go to sativa. I can absolutely see myself picking up this batch again as it was a great experience at a hella reasonable ticket. Excellent job Coastal Sun, this was some fantastic greenhouse, keep up the great work!

Black Lotus from 3C Farms

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! 

MAC from Curated Cannabis

MAC from Curated Cannabis on 8/07/2020. THC tested out to 26.40%. This was gifted to me by Curated but it goes for $45 at Mother Nature’s Remedy in Woodland Hills. MAC is one of my favorite strains, so when I saw Curated had a batch coming down the line, I knew I had to get my hands on some. One of the things that sets Curated apart from other brands is their “buds per eights” count found on the label, and in this case I was lucky enough to get a solitaire, which is their nickname for a single bud eighth. This hulking champion bud is a mix of tea, moss and mint greens with occasional lavender and eggplant accents, dark brownish orange pistils, and a massive amount of tall white triches with heads so apparent they are nearly visible to the naked eye. 

The nose out of the jar is a sugary cream with a slight berry sweetness and a minor cheddar cheese sauce lean that seemed to dissipate over time. On busting open a bud, all of those sweet characteristics merge into a delicious sugar sweet fruity cream that comes off exactly like the leftover milk in a bowl of Froot Loops. Breaking it down by hand, it comes apart without much effort, and the grinds essentially have that same cereal milk smell with a hint of a spice. The dry pull on the J is a mild sweet cream with a floral spice lilt. The inhale is exceptionally smooth, and on the joint is a light sweet floral, whereas the bong is an even lighter sweet yet spicy floral. The exhale on the joint is floral with a muted cream, and off the bong is very similar, but I’d say just slightly less floral. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from Ghost Vapes, at 170c I get a slight cooling sensation and a strong floral with a hint of pine, whereas at 185c it’s a less intense floral although a slight cooling sensation still occurs. The headchange comes on post haste and smacks like MAC is wont to do. A haze quickly settles in across the eyes as a pressure hits the forehead, and while you can remain somewhat present if need be, I’d avoid anything that requires absolute focus as no matter how hard you try to remain grounded, you’ll find yourself spaced out and deep within imaginative space while being totally unaware of that fact in the moment. Even as I was writing this review I found myself thinking “Is this MAC as spacy as the last batch I had?”,  and before I knew it I was thinking about things that occured weeks ago while at the same time thinking about what I was going to do after finishing the write up, where in reality I was blankly staring off at nothing in particular with my computer sat on my lap and my cursor impatiently blinking as it waited for further input. Snapping back into reality with a headshake, the answer was fairly apparent, yes it is just as spacy as other iterations of MAC I’ve had in the past. For the ticket this goes for at Mother Natures Remedy I’d def have no problem copping it again. Excellent job once again Curated Cannabis, you guys are putting out a unique and high quality product, keep up the great work!

Kush Mountains from Cannabiotix

Kush Mountains from Cannabiotix via Catalyst Santa Ana on 7/24/2020. THC tested out to 30.88%. Purchased for $64 out the door. Over the whole of 2020 Cannabiotix has been taking the rec market by storm here in SoCal, and having heard great things about Kush Mountains in particular, I decided to jump in when given the opportunity. These bulbous bushy buds are a varied mix of chartreuse coupled with lime and forest greens, rich sunset orange pistils, and a mighty masking of white and cream colored triches.

The nose out of the jar is a strong blend of a musty woody earthy pine. On busting open a nug, the fresh mint pine dominates the profile, and brings to mind memories of walking through the Arrowhead Woods on a crisp fall morning. When breaking it down by hand you get a sense for the surprising density at work despite the fluffy look. It leaves a sticky sweet mint pine on the fingers, and while the grinds share that quality in spades, there’s a muted savory edge slicing through that’s vaguely similar to soy sauce. The dry pull on the joint is a sugar sweet mint with a touch of floral on the back end. The inhale is smooth, and on the joint is also a sugar sweet mint with a floral lean, as where on the bong it’s a very cool floral with a lighter sweetness on the backside. The exhale of the joint is a sweet floral mint, whereas the bong is essentially the same, although less sweet and with a small bite of woodsy spice. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial , at 170c I get an extremely chilly sensation on the tongue and a strong piney mint floral exhale, where at 185c the floral takes the lead and pushes the freshness back some but it’s still very much present. The headchange is the real prize on this one as it’s near one hitter quitter status. The first time I smoked a bowl, I kicked back for a while and enjoyed the feel good nature of the buzz, then decided to pack another one only to discover I’d only taken one hit and a majority of the bowl was still unburnt. It was definitely of those stoner moments of reckoning where you stop and declare aloud “Damn, this shit IS pretty good” to no one in particular. A word of caution, if you have anything tedious at all on your to do list, I’d avoid smoking this strain as it comes with a heavy dose of the “don’t give a fucks” and you will assuredly talk yourself out of completing any task you’re not looking forward to doing. Physically I find myself hazy eyed, while feeling a good amount of pressure in the center of my forehead which then makes its way down my spine and into my upper back, where it ends in a minor ASMR like tingle. It’s perfect for those times when you need to wipe your mind of the leftover anxiety from a hard day, or on the lighter side, just don’t have a lot to do and want to get hella baked and see where the day takes you. It’s great herb that’s clearly well grown and has a pretty steep ticket to match. I’d say it’s worth copping at least once to see how you feel about the smack as it’s truly unique, but when it comes to putting out another $64, it would really depend on what else was on the menu as there’s a lot of similar caliber herb available for the same price if not for less. If this were $55 or less out the door it’d be a no brainer. Great work though CBX, your expertise is apparent in your final, and I’m definitely interested in getting into more of your library. 

Holy Moly! from Fig Farms

Holy Moly! from Fig Farms via direct to consumer delivery on 8/11/2020. THC tested out to 26.78%. Keith at Fig Farms was generous enough to gift this to me, I only paid the tax on this one so a little over $10, but normally this goes for about $65 on the site I believe. If you’re in their coverage area for delivery you can get 15% off your first order by using code FIGFIRST. I don’t get anything for that, just want to give you the heads up so you can get the best deal possible. If you aren’t in the delivery zone, then your best bet price wise is to probably find it in stock at Catalyst store if you can. Fig Farms has some of the most pristine herb I’ve seen on the recreational market so when I saw they had a strain called Holy Moly!, a phrase I use regularly when looking at amazing weed, I knew I had to get my hands on it. These buds are definitely befitting of the name, they look so alien that if you saw it in a glass container amongst a whole host of strange specimens in the laboratory of some mad scientist, it wouldn’t look out of place at all. The surface of these mega foxtailed buds are mostly a deep rich aubergine with the remainder being filled out by sea foam and forest greens, roguish wispy orange-brown pistils, and a armor of triches so hefty it would seem to comprise half the weight of the nug itself.  The champion nug, which made up the majority of the batch, looked like a weed version of a monkey’s paw with only one outstretched boney finger of a wish left on it.

The nose out of the jar is musty ripe sweet bananas coupled with a rubber funk on the back end. On busting open a bud, the banana really comes out and has this bright and delicate fruit candy quality overall that ends up pushing the must and rubber even further into the background. Breaking it down by hand, it leaves a nice stick on the fingers as well as the scent of sweet banana and a bit of mint, while the grinds themselves smell like a banana hi chew up top but I also catch light whiffs of chocolate tootsie roll occasionally when working with the material as well. The dry pull on the jay is a deep sweet fruit, with the banana playing a big role in that, along with a pronounced candy sweetness and a funky rubber undertone. The inhale is smooth, slightly mentholated and chalky sweet on the joint, where the bong has notes of caramelized fruit and rubber that sort of remind me of a nearly burnt thumbprint cookie. The exhale on the joint has that banana sweetness with a minty undertone, where the bong comes off surprisingly creamy with the banana itself remaining present but taking a bit of a backseat. When I paired the bong smoke with a cup of coffee, the flavor clarified further and hit me like a muted banana pudding. Cross checking the flavor on MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial  at 170c I get a light cooling sensation, and a subtle yet rich floral and pine with a hint of mint, whereas at 185c the floral gets stronger, slightly sweeter and has a touch of banana. The headchange comes on fairly quick but is stronger than it lets on at first. I had a laundry list of tasks to get through, and in preparation for the monotony ahead, I figured it best to smoke. Within moments, I’d go from being highly motivated and ready to smash my to do list, to absolutely forgetting I had a to do list all together. I’d find myself in a blissful state, enjoying the buzz, and thinking about how cool it was that I had nothing to do. A minute or two went by and I eventually remembered my task list and got to work. After that initial hurdle I felt present and mostly able to focus without issue, except for a couple occasions where I found myself blank out momentarily, but I was able to pick up right where I left off. I will say that I personally found this herb to have a creative yet cruel lean as I would come up with something perfect, like happened with a scent description for this very review, and then blank out shortly afterward losing the thought forever after. While that only happened a couple times and wasn’t too detrimental it was sort of a bummer, so if you’re the type to smoke and write, just a heads up that you should be quick with your notes. Physically speaking, there’s a mild haziness on the eyes with a slight headband effect across the forehead, and a general sense of comfort and well being. I really enjoyed this batch of Holy Moly! and I could definitely see myself copping it again just to have in my headstash and show off to guests on occasion. if you’re looking for something to slap you into outer space this probably isn’t going to do it for you. However, if you’re looking for some breathtakingly unique, flavorful, meticulously crafted, expertly cultivated flower then look no further than Holy Moly as it checks all the boxes in that regard. Great job Fig Farms, your passion for the plant shines through in everything you do, keep up the excellent work!

Q from 3C Farms

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!

Wonka Bars from Union Electric

Wonka Bars from Wave Rider Nursery via Union Electric on 7/26/2020. THC tested out to 22.56%. This was gifted to me but normally goes for $175 an ounce however right now it’s on special for $50. $50 zips are basically unheard of right now at the consumer level so that’s pretty amazing if you ask me. A few people have told me I need to start evaluating more affordable options, so when Max from Union Electric asked if I’d be interested in checking out their greenhouse flower, I figured it was a perfect opportunity and jumped right in. These buds are mostly a dusty forest green that dips into chartreuse and lime, coupled with tightly coiled veins of copper red pistils, and a decent coating of egg cream colored triches.

The nose out of the bag is a mix of fresh plant and earth up top, but once that settles in I catch a musty spice, and a hint of sugar sweetness on the backside. On busting open a bud, a candy sweetness emerges with a bit of a fresh characteristic, but is still mostly dominated by the smell of greens. Breaking the bud down by hand you really get a feeling for the extreme density, my fingers have that musty spice smell, and the grinds themselves are an herbaceous pine with a touch of mint and a hint of sugar. A dry pull on the joint reveals a muted sugar sweetness with an earthy floral back end. The inhale is fairly smooth, and has a minor sugar sweetness on the joint, where the bong is more of a muted fresh floral. The exhale on the joint is a sugar sweet floral with a light earthy dough, whereas on the bong, I get more of a semi-sweet cream. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial , at 170c I get light a floral mint, where at 185c it’s more of a muted sugar sweet floral. The headchange comes on quick and has a moderately healthy slap to it that frankly caught me off guard on the first joint. It puts a good amount of pressure behind the eyes and on the shoulders that feels like it could pin you down at first, but as soon as you get up to move, you realize how much energy you actually have. I’d sit down at my computer to dive into some work, and before I knew it, I’d be on my feet handling some chore I’d neglected earlier in the day. Not the best companion if you need to be able to sit still and concentrate but it’s perfect for those days when you’ve got a lot of inane physical tasks on your to-do list. I really enjoyed this batch of Wonka Bars. While it’s not the most tasty terp filled experience, for what it’s worth, I’ll take function over form any day. That said, it’s a pretty fantastic generic any-time smoke and I started leaning on it as my daily driver. For the ticket it’s going for right now it’s an absolute steal and I’m thinking about grabbing another zip if I can before the month is over. If you’re looking for some pretty dang good greenhouse on the cheap and you’re in Union Electric’s delivery area I think you’ll want to get in on it too. Thanks again to Max, Union Electric and Wave Rider Nursery, keep up the great work!

Super Glue from Harborside Farms

Super Glue from Harborside Farms via Harborside Desert Hot Springs on 6/19/2020. THC tested out to 25.5%. I don’t 100% remember what I paid for this but I know it was at least upwards of $55 after tax so I’m reviewing it at that price point. River bound, I found myself cruising through the Coachella Valley and wanted to hit the most convenient shop, so when I saw that Harborside was right off the 10 freeway and had a drive through, it sealed the deal. Admittedly, it was a bit strange to look at weed in a jar a few feet away from my car through a thick paned window, but after a few questions and a bit of squinting I ended up going with the budtenders recommendation of Super Glue. These buds are mostly an olive green that dips into shades of forest and chartreuse at times, coupled with nearly unnoticeable pale reddish brown pistils that seem to almost be purposely hiding from view, and a formidable coating of triches that range from snow white to yellowed goldenrod.

The nose out of the jar is a musty floral spice with a faint touch of mint on the back end. Busting open a bud that spice gets louder and takes on a very muted American Yellow mustard like quality. Breaking it down by hand, my fingers have a must with muted cream scent where the grinds themselves give off more of a mild peppery must but it’s not as strong as I’d expect. The dry pull is hard to pin down, it’s a really muted sugar sweet with some sort of paper or wood pulp back end, and just a touch of floral. The inhale is smooth and has a muted pancake syrup quality on the joint where the bong is more a mild sugar sweet with a bit of dough underneath. The exhale off the bong is a light musty floral with a slightly creamy dough, whereas the joint is a generic floral with a muddle freshness that I think leans more piney, but it’s hard to tell. Cross checking the flavors on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial, at 170c I get a floral taste with a touch of piney fresh, whereas at 185c it strangely has pretty much no taste at all, with a very muted skunky beer aftertaste. The headchange comes on quick and is fairly heavy. It doesn’t couchlock you up but it does put pressure on you in a way where you’ll feel weighed down and slow to move in every sense. My brain was capable of focusing, and while I wasn’t spacing out at all, it felt like the assembly of my thoughts were impeded in some way and it was a struggle to remain coherent. After the initial effect faded I found myself with a mild buzz and feeling rather tired to the point I needed some coffee to stay motivated and finish out my day. All and all, I thought my experience with this batch was just “okay”, and not really noteworthy. I believe that may be partly to due with the age of the sample as it was packaged way back on 2/3, and while I did sit on it myself for a couple months, it was already in the jar for over four months by the time I got it. While the flower itself looks pretty decent, for the near $60 price point and the experience, I don’t think I’d cop it again. From what I understand, Harborside is a veteran in the California Cannabis scene so I’d love to get my hands on a much more recent batch of something from their library, but this one just didn’t do it for me. 

Clockwork Elves (indica variant) from 3c Farms

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!

LA Honor from LA Kush

LA Honor from Los Angeles Kush via Show Grow on 7/25/2020 (shoutout to @dude_doing_things for the swoop). THC tested out to 29.84%. Purchased for $40 but normally goes for $48 plus tax. I had heard some good things about LA Honor from some followers so when the opportunity to cop some popped up I decided to jump right in. These spear shaped buds are mostly chartreuse and lime with occasional veins of forest green, flares of pale sherbet orange pisitis, and an abundance of egg cream colored triches giving them an overall hazy yellowed look.

The nose out of the jar is a sweet and savory smell with an air of vinegar that reminds me of mustard and relish. Breaking open a nug, that sweet smell amps up a bit, and it really comes across smelling very similar to sweet pickles. Grinding it down by hand, I get a mild musty cream on the fingers, while the grinds themselves have a really vague sweetness with a touch of that vinegar quality on the back end. The dry pull on the j is sweet and chalky like a necco wafer with a faint mint in the background. The inhale is smooth and has a minor sugar sweet quality with a bit of a savory aspect on the joint, where the bong is more of a muted acrid sweet tang, with a back end that hits me like smoked meat. The exhale on the joint is minor sweet freshness with a musty dough undertone, where the bong is nearly the same, just less defined and more muddled. It’s honestly not too flavorful and sort of hard to pin down. Cross checking the flavor on my MV1 from @ghostvapesofficial at 170c I get a slight cooling sensation on the way in and a very floral yet piney exhale, whereas at 185c, it’s less defined and is just a vague floral with a hint of mint. The headchange comes on quick and with a very healthy slap. It has a headband effect that seems to spread to your whole face and feels as if your brain is engaged in a “full body stretch”. As I sat outside in the extreme heat, I had a variety of dumb thoughts that I felt were hilarious in the moment (i.e. “If trees knew we had A/C they’d for sure try to bust in our houses right now”), and was pretty much self entertained as I stared off at the horizon. I’d say this is a great strain for a lazy Sunday, I’m not so weighed down that I’m stuck to the couch, and there’s a feel good energy that helps me happily pass the time as I play the new Tony Hawk remake or get caught up on Cobra Kai. While not the most flavorful smoke, I really dug the effects, so I could see myself picking it up again if I can get it around the same price point. I’d even say $45-48 otd is more than fair. Great job on this one LA Kush, I didn’t like it quite as much as the Kushberry Cheesecake, but it was definitely some solid smoke and enjoyable experience.