Jolly Rancher offers a complex, multi-faceted odor when properly cured. The flowers may smell sweet at first, but successive sniffing may reveal some more sour, possibly unpleasant notes. Grinding up these dense buds gives off pungent fumes of skunk and diesel, possibly hinting at Sour Diesel in Jolly Rancher’s background. When combusted in a pipe or a joint, these flowers burn with smooth and easily palatable smoke. This smoke tastes like sour berries with a slight hint of grape on the exhale. Notably, Jolly Rancher’s grape flavor is coincidental to its purple coloring — this is because the strains’ aroma is determined by terpenes, chemical compounds that are distinct from its pigmentation.

Jolly Rancher offers a slow, creeping high that may take as many as 10 or 15 minutes before revealing its mind-warping effects. The strain’s sativa side emerges first, boosting analytical thinking; some users may feel as if they’re able to step back and observe the progression of their own thoughts. Such free association makes Jolly Rancher a great way to power through both analytical and creative work. Similarly, this bud can clear the cobwebs out of a stuck or a troubled mind.

Smokers typically find that they’re able to function as they ordinarily would, free to converse and to engage in physical activity if so desired. Be warned, though, that Jolly Rancher’s indica effects reveal themselves as the high continues on. These qualities manifest as a slow, sinking feeling of relaxation that may inspire previously active smokers to lounge in the closest comfortable surroundings. This sedation is unlikely to lead to couch lock, but it’s a peaceful way to unwind with a soothing movie or with some trippy, atmospheric music.