Ace Valley CBD By Ace Valley

from Flowr
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3
Ace Valley CBD bud close-up. Dense, nicely trimmed, decent size.

Conclusion

An upbeat, focused, more cerebral experience after an initial bit of full bodied sedation.

Taste, and appearance wise this offering is this a little above average. Aroma is great, but it’s really the effects where I find Ace Valley CBD is truly memorable.

Ideal for times when you don’t want to feel much inebriation, but still want a happy little high.

Overview

Appearance

Mix of larger and smaller buds with no shake. Largest weighing in around 1g. Very dense structure, with a fresh, squishable, sticky feel.

For the most part, the trim was very tight and tidy, with just a few buds left with some leaves. Fairly abundant with trichomes. Little flecks of purple colouration can be seen if you look closely.

3.5g order of Ace Valley CBD

Scent

Spiced-lemon musk, with just a hint of fruity sweetness. I really enjoy to the pleasant complex aroma here.

Taste

Found it particularly interesting early on in a session at lower temperatures where the lemon is at the forefront, but not so noteworthy as a session progresses to higher temperatures. At times I got a bit of a sour-earthiness which I wasn’t super crazy about. Overall though it’s fairly smooth and more positive than not.

Effects

Very smooth high. Initial light spaced out sedation quickly transitions to a more clear-headed experience.

I feel I’ve been talking a lot about clear-headed balanced strains in recent reviews (Ebb and Flow, and Harlequin), but this might beat out the others in this regard.

The CBD:THC ratio is approximately 2:1, giving Ace Valley CBD the highest average CBD ratio of any balanced strain the OCS has stocked in recent months. The effects are inline with what you might expect from something this CBD heavy. The experience lacks any kind of intensity to the point where I found myself thinking ‘Is the high already over so soon?’ What I found was that I was indeed still high, it’s just super low-key in many aspects.

While not intense, I found it could do wonder for my mood. There is an exquisite glow about it that lingers on and on.

Macro of broken open bud. Mostly cloudy trichomes with a few amber ones here and there.

Smiley’s Log

Dose: 0.068g

8:38pm
Pleasant. Earthy? Reasonably smooth. Did have a slight sense of harshness a higher temps.

8:48pm
Spacey. Chill. Calm and relaxed.

10:35pm
It’s a low key experience with a decent sense of elation.

I’ve been battling a bit of a wax moth infestation in my stored bee combs. Freezing temperatures are the best remedy for the problem, and the next two nights are the first time we’ll be getting a decent freeze. So I got to work carrying boxes of comb outside. Moving up and down the stairs enough to get the blood flowing. Absolutely no sense of a racing heart that some strains give me, but there was a hint at times of vibing with the universe.

Unfortunately, I forgot the door I was using is directly under the little ones bedroom. As a result, by the time I finished I was delegated to sleep duties. Was nice to take a break in the dark. The little one was expecting Mom. So it also gave me time to reflect on being the 2nd tier parent. I’m accept this position. Mom is pretty cool. Tough competition. I don’t love her for nothing.

Partner was still pretty annoyed with me about the noise situation. I couldn’t get the smile off my face though. In the end I believe I managed to make amends and diffuse the situation somewhat through legit humility, regret and praise.

We pondered a bit about the little one’s personality, our impact on it, and hopes for the future.

12:07am
Flush arm had broken on a toilet. I replaced it with a ‘universal’ arm that was much shorter than the ancient old one I had. So it hasn’t been flushing perfectly. Rather than replace the arm again, I decided to add a few new links to the chain. Had the chain for a couple weeks, but just got to installing it now. I imagine there’s probably some good reason for why the angle of the chain matters, but my solution seems okay so far.

Browsed the news. Did a little photo retouching. At times it feels like the world is getting crazier and crazier. At times, it feels as familiar and predictable as it ever was. I feel it’s as hard to imagine what my life will be like in 20 years, as it was 20 years ago. Some things haven’t changed for me at all, others things I’d never dreamed I’d be doing. Maybe it’s different for people who’ve put more effort into carving out a stable existence for themselves?

Elation is down to a peaceful glow now. Off to sleep.

Terpenes and irradiation

Given Flowr is the grower, I suspected this offering is non-irradiated. Some believe this better preserves terpenes in the strain. Since this isn’t mentioned in the product description I’ve sent an email to Ace Valley to confirm. Here’s what they said:

Keep following Flowr’s website for information pertaining to the CBD dried flower as they have the most accurate and up to date information.

Our pre-rolls however are sourced from MedReleaf and Aurora Cannabis facilities. They have different attributes to that of our Flowr, including that they are irradiated.

Ace valley Customer Support

Flow’s website lists Terpinolene, Pinene, Caryophyllene, as the dominant terpenes for this strain.

Visual representation of the dominante terpenes for BC Durga Mata 2 CBD from flowr.ca

Note, this doesn’t quite match up to what’s currently listed on ocs.ca (Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene, Terpinene).

In theory, the pinene and caryophyllene could be contributing to the focused, laidback, grounded effects I feel with this strain.