Dr. Yes is big on BOLD’s Cookies and Chem June 14, 2022 By Dr Yes This is the latest in a regular series of reviews of Arkansas medical marijuana strains. I have mixed feelings about BOLD as a cultivator lately. On the one hand, some of the best cannabis I’ve tried in the Arkansas program was grown by BOLD. It’s very hard for me to pass up their Stardawg, Blue Dream or Purple Punch. On the other hand, it has become increasingly hard to find flowers from BOLD that aren’t labeled as “popcorn” or “small buds.” While these smaller buds still contain the same medicine as their larger counterparts, they are much less visually appealing and are generally considered to be of a lower quality and usually priced lower to reflect that. They also moved to packaging most of their flowers in resealable plastic pouches instead of jars, and that often means that the buds are smashed when I open the pouch. Because of this, I have been steering clear of BOLD and focusing on other cultivators. Recently, however, I decided it was time to see if the quality of these flowers was better than it looks, so I stopped by Berner’s by Good Day Farm in Little Rock and picked up an eighth of Cookies and Chem, grown by BOLD. The buds were small and a bit compressed due to the packaging, but looked well trimmed and surprisingly resinous. The smell was a pungent blend of gas, pepper and butter, and the flavor was similar, with a bit of creamy vanilla mixed in. The first thing I noticed a few seconds after vaping was that my eyes were starting to feel heavy. I was having trouble staying focused on anything. This relaxation quickly spread to the rest of my body. My hands and feet started to feel tingly and all my muscles felt heavier as I slowly became one with my recliner. My mind felt sedated and completely unfocused on any particular train of thought, pushing away any trace of anxiety and stress for at least two hours. The effects tapered off cleanly and I felt energized and ready to tackle some chores. Cookies and Chem was a very pleasant surprise for me. The effects were incredibly relaxing, providing a long-lasting, full-body stone perfect for anyone seeking relief from muscle and joint issues, while also helping to mute the effects of chronic stress and anxiety. I’m regretting steering clear of BOLD now because this weed is fantastic and a really solid bargain at $30 per eighth. I wouldn’t reach for this if I was about to do anything that required much brain power, but it’s perfect for settling into the evening after a busy day. If you are looking for a potent, relaxing couch-lock indica, I highly recommend Cookies and Chem from BOLD. Dr. Yes is not an actual medical doctor, so take his prescriptions for what they are, insight from a longtime stoner who lives and thrives in the straight 9-5 world.