Alien Labs

Alien Labs begans specializing in breeding their own cultish cannabis flower in 2015. At one point, we believed in Alien Labs and even carried it on the menu. Over time we began to see the small brand everyone loved had become the thing we all feared— ‘big marijuana’. They are now the 800-pound gorilla in the room that bullies all the small guys and pushes people around.

As demand began to increase around the bay area, Connected (the parent company) began charging more for their flower…a LOT more. Nowadays, the wholesale price on Alien Labs eight jars is more than the retail price of many other brands. Is the flower that much better? No. It’s high quality stuff to be sure, but in California there’s no shortage of high quality flower. Whereas award-winning brands like Sovereign, LitHouse, Fig Farms and others sell eight jars for around $55, Alien Labs jars are approaching $80-$100.

It’s the Air Jordan business model—supply and demand. Create the demand through clever marketing and purposely keep the supply limited. It gets everyone whipped into a frenzy, and makes consumers think they’re missing out on something if they don’t spend the extra money.

Our sales rep from Alien Labs began letting us know the big accounts with the deep pockets were more important. The tone of the working relationship began to take on the feel of an abusive relationship. It became clear the days of Alien Labs being good stewards of legalized cannabis where we are cool to each other were over. Now it’s all about the money grab. As our Alien Labs rep put it, “if it’s a problem for you then maybe you should re-consider working with us.”

At Flowsent, we have an intention to promote smaller producers. We’ll continue finding diamonds in the rough and highlighting cultivators you want to know. Below are some side by side comparisons of Alien Labs with other flower that’s just as good for a lot less.

Mother's Milk Sovereign

Sovereign Mother's Milk 31% - $55

Mother’s Milk is a 3x High Times Cannabis Cup award winning strain, including 2019 Best Sativa. THC levels are usually around 30% or higher. See why this is one of our most popular strains.

Alien Labs Baklava 21% - $80

With Kosher Kush and Gelato 41 as its parents, Baklava proudly distinguishes itself with a pure OG gas nose and a creamy gelato style back end.

London Pound Minntz 31% - $55

Minntz London Pound Minntz is a collab between Cookies and Seed Junkies out of LA. This beauty weighs in at 31% THC.

Sovereign Something Blue 25% - $55

It’s a match made in heaven. Wedding Cake x Blueberry Muffins makes for a super tasty strain with all the doughy fruity goodness you’d expect. And it hits nicely around 25% THC.

Alien Labs Gelato 41 21% - $100

A power house strain with its parents being Sunset Sherbert x Thin Mint Cookies

Farm2Lab Mandarin Cookies 34% - $40

It’ll defnitely get you to where you want to be, as long as the place you want to be is Stoneyville. The Cookies foundation gives you everthing you like about Cookies with a bright, gassy nose.

UPNORTH NF1 30% THC - $55

NF1 from UPNORTH has an aroma of zesty lemon and pungent pine, with an undertone of earthiness. Its flavor is refreshing, and very similar to its aroma, being citrusy and crisp like a cold bottle of Perrier with a twist of lime. The hit is enjoyable, not at all harsh, but does provide a nice expansion. The onset of effects are quick, and patients should look forward to a happy, euphoric effect, as well as relief from everyday stress and muscle tension.

Alien Labs Sherbacio 23% - $80

Indoor Sherbacio FLower Hybrid 21.43% THC is a cross between Sunset Sherbert and Gelato 41 provides a sweet, heavy aroma that will relax the user with its tasty flavor profile and uplifting effects. Consumers love the Sherbacio for its ability to change sour moments into happier moments, as well as it’s abilities to heal the body.

LitHouse Dark Dosi 25% - $55

This gem took home a Cannabis Cup award in 2009 for the Best Indica category. It’s dark and brooding, and delivers a sense of euphoria without being a ‘heavy’ indica. We can’t keep it in stock.

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