Saturday, March 12, 2016

Alien Cookies - Harmony Farms

Brand: Harmony Farms
Strain: Alien Cookies
Sativa-dominant Hybrid

Potency Analysis: TTL 23.6% THC 1.36% CBD 0.58% THCA 24.7%

Cost: $14/gram

Store: Freedom Market in Kelso, WA

Harvested: 01/22/2016
Smoked: 03/10/2016

Packaging: 2.25" x 2" glass jar with black plastic twist-off lid Harmony - Alien Cookies

Three budtenders from three different retailers in three different parts of the state told me I should smoke some Harmony Farms, and this is a cool strain.

Opening this is a smell of a well tended herb garden. Aromas of fresh tarragon and rosemary overwhelm, with the near medicinal palpation of crushed rosemary when the flower is crushed.

Look at the leaves here, you can see how the sweetleaf is entirely ravaged off this marijuana, leaving ugly tears and wounds in the flower as well - chopped off orange hairs that would've been long and gnarly abound, as well as shattered trichromes and ripped bud. This is what happens when you put your pot through a budget autotrimmer. I bet (hope) the one used here was a DIY rig.

The inhale is very much fresh tarragon like the smell and the exhale tastes straight up rosemary-basil, two herbs I cook with in just about everything I make. This is overall flat, and not complex. The aftertaste did have a note like lilacs smelled from down the street, persisting for a while in the back of the nose too.

No shit, this blew purple smoke. It was a pale lilac color but we smoked 4-5 other flowers to be sure, and this one has the lightest of purple haze to the smoke. Pretty interesting, but we were too stoned to take pictures of it when reviewing it.

My wife and I sat around giggling and smoking this with a bunch of other kinds to try and see if it really was purple or not. The uplift was nearly immediate and was increasing over time.  Mild euphoria hung around throughout the whole high.

Overall, this is an all-day sativa smoke, even if the flavors may not be everyone's preferred profile. The uplift is magnificent and held up throughout my workday, keeping my emotional state a positive so I could focus on the tasks at hand. Exactly the mental medicine I seek.

That being said, I'm going to keep it real for a moment. Trimming is totally labor intensive, and costs both time and money. However, having ugly marijuana costs quality and value. I don't want to pay this price for this marijuana again. It's not just about the looks, just like the quality of marijuana is not just about the numbers on the tests.

Leaving flower looking like this demonstrates a lack of care and respect for the flower coming through in the product, and all I can say is I hope this is something that came from some other farm, and Harmony only processed it. I'll definitely give more chances to this brand - I just hope this is rare.

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