Albert Flores of the California Bud Company passed me a rather fat hand rolled-cone stuffed with the California Bud Company strain named Cookies and he smiled a knowing smile. He knew at that very moment, encapsulated in that slowly burning cherry at the tip, was more than just mere enlightenment. Inside this perfectly crafted cone contained their namesake product, the most wonderful cannabis, hand-tended and sunshine grown. It was, quite simply; “Cultivated Happiness.” There was deep love and his company’s cannabis grower’s passion spilling out of the spiraling smoke. This experience was way more than just another perfect Cali-type moment in time. Buckets of bountiful California sunshine came spilling out of each hit of the joint and the timeless Beatles’ song, Blue Jay Way reverberated throughout my sun-drenched memory of the day. A curiously sweet aroma of freshly crushed California desert grown herbs: rosemary, thyme and sage, enveloped our heads as we gazed out over that endless horizon, purple and red and yellow in color. Sometimes the sky looks like it is even on fire, it’s that kind of place. Los Angeles’ sprawl spilled out over hundreds of square miles under this well-traveled road.
Up on Blue Jay Way there was no fog that day overlooking LA., but there was the sultry and sweet smoke from burning these sun-drenched California Cannabis flowers. Each sample was served hand prepared, rolled in the most elegant way possible. No cannabis pipe, no potent dabbing techniques, no bong rips, no vaping from an oil pen. Just the emotional comfort of passing a joint back and forth between friends, only recently met. We shared a well rolled joint of the strain named Cookies and then one named Gelato. The Cookies strain was oozing with the aromatics of citrus zests dipped in bittersweet chocolate, crushed ocean salt-slicked stones spilling out of each puff, and the above-mentioned tangle of crushed dried herbs. Coming immediately into view was a touch of diesel fuel and possibly even wet saddle leather. A deeply potent cacophony of flavors and scents. Quite profound stuff.
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Published: July 16, 2018
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