Cannabis: Island Pink Head by Dunn Cannabis

4 MIN READING TIME

SWEET AND SAVORY

Purchased off the Shelter Market website for medical patients was 3.5 grams of Island Pink Head, a cross of Island Pink and Screwhead by a grower called Dunn Cannabis located in Abbotsford, British Columbia, just outside of the Vancouver area. The production team is from the legacy market with decades of experience so I had expectations for a high quality flower.

Island Pink Head is my first write up of a Dunn Cannabis product and from what I found online about their cultivation methods is that they use High Sodium bulbs for light, while the plant is grown in soil and hand-watered. The flower is dried slowly in a flash of cold air at 50% humidity and trimmed by hand.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 200.06 mg per gram (20.01%) THC as labeled. There was a minimal amount of CBD with less than <1%.

Terpene and other cannabinoid data on Shelter Market’s website listed the Certificate of Analysis (COA) with the following details showing Caryophyllene (0.43%) and Myrcene (0.41%) were competing dominant terpenes and a close third with Limonene (0.31%). Other terpenes (0.7%) made up the rest of the profile for the total amount of terpenes at 1.86%.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price I paid near the end of November of 2020 was $8 per gram plus taxes for a bag with 3.5 grams, costing a total of $31.64 after tax during the Black Friday sale on Shelter Market’s website. The non-sale price is $45.21 for the same size with tax, so a savings of $13.57. Cheaper options exist at the time for larger sizes up to 28 grams. If you wanted this on the retail side it’s priced at $56.95 with tax on the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) for a 3.5 gram package under the Artisan Batch branding in a jar.

Shipping was free with Canada Post since my total order was over $99, otherwise a fee of $15 + tax would apply. The Purolator option was also available but had a fee regardless of the total cost of the order.  

Lot # 20-P82 was packaged on November 23rd 2020 and was purchased on November 27th 2020. I received the package four days later and opened it on February 15th 2021, which means this was packaged for 85 days before I began consuming it, but from packaging to arrival was about 11 days. Keep in mind, pack dates are not harvest dates but I had no concerns that this was old cannabis by any means, but did notice that the same lot is being sold as of the date of issuing this write up.

 

Island Pink Head, Dunn Cannabis, Cannabis, VapeTheBud

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Just like my previous write up this package was opened much later after arrival so I was prepared for a possible faint scent upon opening, but nearly 90 days out it still smelled great and very noticeable after opening the package. Initial notes of a sweet cream with hints of a gassy savory lemon.

Taking the cannabis out of the mylar bag (which I loathe) I noticed the buds were pretty dense and sugar coated in trichomes, a bit on the dry side but didn’t need a Boveda humidity pack, at least not right away. I did use one 62% humidity pack a couple days after opening as I found there was little moisture after being contained in a Cvault I use for storage between use, within 12 hours or so there was a considerable balance of moisture which I think is optimal.

Appearances showed a great amount of trichomes covering each bud in frosty greens with brownish orange pistils. As noted this is a hand-trimmed flower, which looks like it was manicured to look uniformly and my guess with an electric hand tool to clean it up. This was more evident in the macro shot above which looks absolutely beautiful showing a blanket of trichomes however the trichome heads seem to be zipped off in surface areas, whereas shown in the inner areas. 

 

Consumption Methods

Since I was without my Mighty vaporizer during the end of summer for two months for a warranty repair, I began using my Pax 2 again alongside the Mighty when it returned. I found both devices using temperatures around 193C (380F) the best in terms of vapour production and keeping a good flavour profile over an 8 minute session. 

In joint form the ash was grey, a little bit on the lighter side and the smoke was smooth and easy to inhale. It was a very enjoyable experience. 

 

Subjective Effects

Sedating, relaxed but still functional with general relief from chronic muscle pains. I preferred it in the evening over any other time of day and noticed the duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes in a 0.25g vape session or 3 hours when smoking a gram in joint form.

 

Final Thoughts

It was a good experience that was worthwhile at the price I paid on Shelter Market’s medical website, but would be hesitating to spend the full retail cost of $16.27 a gram with tax in Ontario. If I saw full trichome heads intact where they should be, it would be an easier call to say it was near perfect. That being said I plan on buying from Dunn Cannabis again, but i’ll see what another cultivar is like and if I’m seeing the same results.

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Cannabis: Canuck Cookies by Verte West

4 MIN READING TIME

THE BUD THAT LASTED 50+ DAYS

The cultivar that I bought from Shelter Market’s medical cannabis store was a 14 gram pouch of Canuck Cookies which is a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison. 

This is my first write up of a Verte West cannabis product who is based in Duncan, BC on Vancouver Island. According to their website they use traditional methods when cultivating their flower by hang drying and hand trimming after it’s grown in soil, of which they use no chemical pesticides and take an all natural approach with pest management. 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 179 mg per gram as labeled or 17.9% THC for those who prefer that terminology, which I myself agree with more on dried cannabis. There was a minimal amount of CBD with less than <1%.

Terpene and other cannabinoid data was minimal on Shelter Market’s website, but listed Caryophyllene as the dominant terpene at 0.37%. Bisabolol (0.11%), Humulene (0.1%) and other terpenes (0.17%) accounted for the total terpene percentage of 0.75%, which is quite low and I didn’t expect strong aromas based on this data.

Canuck Cookies, Error Price

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price I paid back in October of 2020 was $4.27 per gram plus taxes for a pouch with 14 grams, costing a total of $67.52 after tax in Ontario, this was due to a pricing error on Shelter Market’s end and they honoured it. The usual price is $10 per gram plus tax for the same size, but when it’s on sale it goes for $8 per gram plus tax.

Shipping was free with Canada Post since my total order was over $99, otherwise a fee of $15 + tax would apply. The Purolator option was also available but had a fee regardless of the total cost of the order.  

Lot # 20-P75 was packaged on October 20th 2020 and was purchased on October 26th 2020. I received the package a few days later and opened it around December 20th 2020, which means this was packaged for 62 days before I began consuming it, but from packaging to arrival was about 9 days. Keep in mind, pack dates are not harvest dates but I had no concerns that this was old cannabis by any means.

Canuck Cookies, Verte West, Cannabis, VapeTheBud

Smell, Taste and Appearance

While I didn’t expect a strong scent from this due to a low terpene percentage and the fact I opened this way longer than I usually do after getting a delivery, it did offer some muted tones of fruit and earth with slight hints of pepper (Hello there Caryophyllene!). 

The buds were a little bit on the dry side, but not unusable however I opted to use a couple 4-gram 62% Boveda humidity packs at my expense to draw some moisture back. I’ve found dried flower that has a good balance of moisture tends to be smoother in the vape.

Appearances were on the good side, out of the 14 gram pouch offered a few around 3.2 grams in weight, while others around the gram mark. Buds in lighter shades of green with some dark purples were coated in trichomes among orangish pistils. The macro shot above shows a good amount of trichomes with heads intact, a clear example of good hand trimming, whereas machine trimmed flower has them zipped off. 

Canuck Cookies, Verte West, Cannabis, VapeTheBud

 

Consumption Methods

Since I was without my Mighty vaporizer during the end of summer for two months for a warranty repair, I began using my Pax 2 again alongside the Mighty when it returned. I found both devices using temperatures around 193C (380F) the best in terms of vapour production and keeping a good flavour profile over an 8 minute session.   

In joint form the ash was grey, a little bit on the dark side but the smoke was smooth and enjoyable.

 

Subjective Effects

Since I had to cut down on my cannabis intake to a single session a day (around 0.25 grams) due to my ongoing eye issues, I found this to be a heavy hitter and was quite sedating with great muscle pain relief. I’m sure people who enjoy cannabis multiple times a day would be able to use this anytime of the day, as I was able to at one time, but in my current situation I found myself keeping this to an evening occasion which worked out very well over the 50 or so days that it lasted me. Duration of effects lasted roughly 90 minutes before wearing off.

 

Final Thoughts

Without trying to remember how much I paid for this due to a technical error, I would say it’s worth the sale price of $8 a gram. $10 a gram may seem a little high for the amount bought, but some may find value in the craft aspect of it all and the clarity of their growing methods. The only thing I wasn’t a fan of was the dryness of the flower and the packaging. Regardless, I’ll try it again as I enjoyed the sedation effects and how it eased my daily muscle pains.  

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Dear Cannabis – December 2020

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First off I’d like to introduce myself to those who don’t know me. I’ve been a medical cannabis patient for over 6 years and have been consuming dried flower almost everyday with exceptions of when I travelled out of the country and there was no access to it. I’ve been learning a lot about cannabis in that time and have never been employed in the cannabis industry nor am I a medical professional. 

The discussion began with my family doctor in finding other ways to treat chronic pain as I knew higher dose opioids weren’t the solution and would likely lead to a future disaster. My doctor wasn’t sure how the dosing works with cannabis so he referred me to one of the clinic’s in Toronto for more information and that led me to get authorization to use cannabis for medical reasons in 2014. 

How I Started To “Review” Cannabis

Upon opening my first order I saw a small square insert about reviewing cannabis part of a community website, which was Lift & Co. I didn’t know much about terpenes, flavonoids or other cannabinoids other than THC and CBD so I focused on how each named flower made me feel and posted a short write up. I began to read more information over the years on cannabis and talked to others via social media about quality and value, and eventually extended my write ups further when I launched my own website on June 30th 2019.

My goal of the website was to inform others of my experiences in an organized way and try to help others understand why quality matters. Of course, these opinions are just a small snapshot of what’s out there as I haven’t tried everything and each individual may experience different outcomes as our bodies have a unique endocannabinoid system (also known as ECS).

What’s This Grey Area You Say?

I’m not talking about the random grey hairs as I age each year, I’m talking about what some people in the cannabis industry have tried to convince me about. Out of the 6+ years of writing about my experiences online I’ve had about 10 licensed producers offering me free cannabis, all to which I’ve declined. 

My last encounter was a direct message just before the summer from someone I’ve met in the industry and they asked if they could call me about something, I said sure, thinking it had nothing to do with such matter and unfortunately this person tried to convince me it was okay as I was a “friend” and doing so isn’t against the Cannabis Act. While this is true, sharing cannabis from a friend to a friend is okay, but doing so indirectly with them working at a licensed producer (LP) is a “grey area” and the wording is vague and not an issue I was told.

I firmly stand against this behaviour as this gives other licensed producers a disadvantage who are following the regulations and my opinions have always been my own based on my own purchases. When I explained my concerns I was told that they assumed my reviews weren’t and would have to talk to the other “reviewers” they spoke to. A few short weeks after this I noticed on Twitter that a handful of people were all talking about the same product, one which received a very long reply from someone working at that LP discussing why the product is dry and how it is what it is. 

I’ve told others over the years to voice their opinions online as sharing what you know is always valuable to others. Don’t ever think you have little influence because you have a small following, be concise, be kind and open to learning more, but don’t let someone put you down for giving an honest “review”. 

Moving Away From The R Word

It’s been two months of vaping once a day on improving my eyes to the best that I could without relying on a high dose of opiates to keep the pain away and I decided to move away from the R word, review. That doesn’t mean I won’t write my thoughts on future things I buy, but my focus will be more on saying my opinion rather than review as I’m just an average person talking about weed and each batch may vary and might not be the same each time.

I’ve removed all of my YouTube videos that I began attaching to my write ups earlier this year, mostly due to the fact they had to be age restricted and didn’t look great if a person wasn’t signed into YouTube and it took longer to piece together a write up. 

I was aware my presence on social media was nearly 40 hours a week at times before selling my first home and preparing to move to a new location while dealing with ongoing eye issues, which was later labeled as dry eye disease and something else I can’t pronounce made me less active. Over the summer I moved to the Niagara region, lost a friend to suicide a month after moving in and sank into a period of self reflection. Some of you reached out to me or said words of positivity and I appreciate that very much. To those that didn’t, I understand many of us have a lot going on and I hope that you’re taking care during these uncertain times. 

What’s Next

In 2021 I’ll be going back to the basics when talking about cannabis, no long form opinions unless I really enjoyed it and since I’m consuming less than half a gram a day, the purchase of a 3.5 gram jar lasts me a week or more which has led to less content. Until my eye issues fully clear up things will stay at a slower pace. Maybe I’ll start posting more cannabis photos for you to enjoy.  

Another focus will be article writing to help others understand cannabis better and staying off social media for a bit longer. I haven’t been on it for more than 5 minutes a week since the summer began, if that!

Sending my best wishes to everyone and hope next year is a better year for all!

As always, thanks for reading,

Shane (VapeTheBud)

Cannabis: Jean Guy by 7ACRES

3 MIN READING TIME

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE DAYTIME CULTIVARS

Jean Guy has been a favourite of mine for daytime use after trying it in June of 2019, and so I decided to take another look at it again a year later in September 2020. The only thing I noticed was the price was lower at a much more affordable cost of $8.76/gram with taxes from the Ontario Cannabis Store.

I’ll simply say the opinion still stands. Brief notes have been updated to reflect from the time when I first tried it and a year later where things stand. From the relief of daytime stress or needing energy to get the day going, this was the one for me.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

Purchased off the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) the THC range shown on the website was 13.5 to 21%, when the order arrived the THC content shown on the container was 17.87% and <0.02% CBD. This would be considered above average in terms of THC content. The second time I ordered this the THC was 18.97% in September 2020, a bit higher than in 2019. 

Terpene data I’ve found via PureSinse medical under the Supreme Cannabis label in 2019 was that myrcene was the dominant terpene at 0.69%. The secondary terpene was terpinolene at 0.44%. Smaller amounts of others were noted as well, ocimene 0.19%, pinene 0.17% and surprisingly limonene was only at 0.12% despite the strong lemon aromas. There’s many other terpenes noted at lower amounts. Keep in mind that from harvest to harvest this data will vary, but gives a brief idea of what it may consist of.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The first time I tried 7ACRES Jean Guy the price was $13.03 per gram including tax when I purchased 3.5 grams off OCS in mid-September of 2019, and shortly after I was advised the cost went up to $14.49 per gram. On my order about a year later the price per gram was $8.76 with tax and free shipping via OCS, much lower than when I first tried 7ACRES Jean Guy in 2019, however the second time around was for 7 grams not 3.5, but that price was even lower today at $9.41 per gram for a 3.5 gram container. 

Package date was June 27 2019. Initial purchase was September 17 2019 with my other 7ACRES products and consumed September 22, 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container, 88 days. On my order around a year later there was about a month from packaging to sale. While the date of packaging sounds good, the harvest date remains unknown.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Sweet lemon and earthy aromas were easily identified after opening the container. Bud size varied, there was a single large bud weighing just over a gram, a handful of medium sized ones and a couple tiny pieces. All the buds were dense and no humidity pack was needed to restore the balance.

 

 

Consumption Methods

With every write up I’ve ever done I try a minimum of six temperatures, each are individual sessions to see how long each lasts at a set fixed temperature. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer.

Noted below I found 175 degrees Celsius (347F) the best for full flavour with each session lasting about eight minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. Other temperatures worked fine though and if you like lots of vapour then 190C (374F) might be your ideal with a session lasting about seven minutes.

170C (338F) – 8 minutes
175C (347F) – 8 minutes – Best
180C (356F) – 8 minutes
185C (365F) – 7 minutes
190C (374F) – 7 minutes – Increased vapour
195C (383F) – 6 minutes

 

Subjective Effects

I loved the way it made me feel energized, upbeat and happy. My creative thinking cap was on all while being comfortable and providing great pain relief. I did feel slightly dreamy at higher doses in a single session (0.75> grams) but still capable of having a conversation. I found the best time to consume was in the daytime or during social settings. Duration of effects lasted 90 to 120  minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

Jean Guy by 7ACRES is by far my favourite cultivar to date for daytime use and a must try for those buying from the retail market seeking similar experiences. The price was a reason why I didn’t buy it often from the retail side in October 2019 and was saved for special occasions, but since the price has come down from my initial look last year, it is something I’ll be buying more regularly as the quality is more affordable.  

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Cannabis: Bubba Kush by Whistler Cannabis (WMMC)

5 MIN READING TIME

MUSKY ARMY SURPLUS STORE

This is my first write up of a Whistler Medical Marijuana Corporation (WMMC) cannabis product, which is also sold under the Whistler Cannabis Company label on the retail side. Grown in beautiful British Columbia in a place called Whistler known for winter sport is where this cannabis was grown. 

All their cannabis grown at WMMC is certified organic by the FVOPA (Fraser Valley Organic Producers Association) and is compliant with the Canadian Organic Standards. Also to note, this particular cultivar by WMMC hasn’t been irradiated by any means and if it has it would show a plus (+) symbol beside the name of the cultivar, only two for sale as of this writing use irradiation and of which use e-beam sterilization. Much of the regulated Canadian cannabis market uses e-beam or gamma for sterilization, so it’s nice to see a licensed producer not using it entirely to compare and see if there’s any noticeable differences.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 227.4mg per gram as labeled or 22.47% THC for those who prefer that terminology, which I myself agree with more on dried cannabis. There was a minimal amount of CBD at 0.05%.

Terpene and other cannabinoid data was quite detailed on the WMMC website, listing Limonene (0.49%) as the dominant terpene with Caryophyllene (0.31%), Myrcene (0.26%) and Linalool (0.24%) with values over 0.2% and many others below that number. Total combined amount of terpenes showed a moderate amount around 1.75%.

Most licensed producers today don’t list anything else other than THC and CBD, while WMMC notes a few other cannabinoids with CBC at 0.22%, CBG at 1.47% and THCV at 0.12%, keep in mind these values will vary lot to lot and are potential amounts after heating them. 

Bubba Kush, WMMC, Whistler Cannabis, VapeTheBud

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price was $13 per gram plus taxes for a container with 5 grams, costing a total of $73.45 after tax in Ontario. Shipping was free with Canada Post since my first order of the month is free, after that the cost will vary on the selected provider. I had the choice of Purolator at the time of shipping for free as well.

While I didn’t purchase this via the retail side, it does sell around $22 per gram with tax in a package with 3.5 grams for a total cost of $76.95. 

This was packaged on May 8th 2020 and was purchased on May 12th 2020. I received the container on May 19th and opened it on May 25th, which means this was packaged for 18 days. While the date of packaging sounds good, the harvest date remains unknown.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

The smell of Bubba Kush always reminds me of an army surplus store, dank and musty earths with a slight leathery scent. This also had notes of pine and lemon to boot while using the vaporizer and tasted great.

The flower was a little bit dry and dense but still usable the same day. I decided to use a humidity pack at my expense and after a day of being sealed the buds were sticky and at my preferred level of moisture of around 62%. I believe the dryness could’ve been avoided if the jar was properly sealed, there was no induction seal or anything other than the screw cap on top. They did use some plastic around the bottle on the outer part, but thankfully WMMC has since changed this method and is now properly sealing them according to an email I got in July 2020. 

The image above the section of price, shipping and pack dates shows a macro at 5x the magnification using a Laowa lens and we can see the trichome heads are intact and seems to be healthy looking. While with the image below, this is with a kenko extension tube using the same DSLR camera the trichome heads are hard to see. I sort of expected this from the manicured look of the bud. 

Bubba Kush, WMMC, Whistler Cannabis, VapeTheBud

Consumption Methods

With every write up I’ve ever done I try a minimum of six temperatures, each are individual sessions to see how long each lasts at a set fixed temperature. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer. 

Noted below I found the temperature of 185 degrees celsius (365F) the best with sessions lasting about nine minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. Other temperatures worked fine, lower temperatures offered less vapour but effects felt the same, while higher temperatures offered quicker sessions and slightly reduced flavour half way through.  

170C (338F) – 11 minutes
175C (347F) – 10 minutes
180C (356F) – 9 minutes
185C (365F) – 9 minutes
190C (374F) – 7 minutes
195C (383F) – 7 minutes 

In joint form it was observed that the ash was light grey, with the smoke being smooth during inhalation and enjoyed this more in the rolled format than vaporization, which is very rare for me to say.

 

Subjective Effects

Since I’m more seasoned with cannabis I found anytime of day would be okay to consume Bubba Kush, others may prefer to use this at nighttime as the effects noticed were a heavy head high and paired nice with a movie or kicking back and relaxing while listening to music. Pain relief was decent but the acid reflux after use was an issue with me and as previously mentioned in other opinions I’m finding the terpene Limonene the cause, generally when this is a high amount it seems to cause issues for me and my acid reflux is gone when fully abstaining from said cultivar. Duration of effects lasted roughly 60 to 90 minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

While I enjoyed this cultivation of Bubba Kush the high limonene isn’t for me due to acid reflux being triggered, if it wasn’t for that effect on me I’d likely buy it again. The retail price makes it unaffordable and I wouldn’t pay anything more than I did at $13 plus tax on the medical side. For those thinking about buying it on the retail side at the cost at $22 with tax in Ontario and you think organic is worth the premium by all means try it, but I wouldn’t say this is worth that nor any cannabis at that price per gram.

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Dear Cannabis – July 2020

4 MIN READING TIME

ANNIVERSARY AND CHANGES

Yesterday was the anniversary of launching the VapeTheBud website, I can’t believe it’s been a year since I started it! Things have slowed down over the last couple months due to a variety of things and figured it would be easiest to write it out and share what’s been happening, statistics over the past year and future changes. 

 

VapeTheBud.com Turns One

 

In the one year of running this website I accomplished writing 54 licensed cannabis opinions, of which two were cannabis oils and the rest were packages consisting of at least 3.5 grams of dried flower or more. I choose this amount as I like to have at least two or three days with the cultivar and see how it works out in various situations and using varied temperatures, all being timed to see how long each session lasts to give a baseline of how to vape. The time and temperature mentioned is dependent on using the Mighty vaporizer as other vaporizers will vary due to different heating elements and the way it’s designed.

I plan on creating a list of cultivars I enjoyed and would buy again, although these worked for me, they might not work for you the same way. Keep in mind every review you read is subjective to the reviewer, their experience and understanding of the plant. Different outcomes can also happen due to a different lot number and package date, which brings me to alert others that any review over 6 months should be viewed as past material and quality may have changed since, for better or for worse.

 

Website Statistics Over The Year

Views and Visitors — In the first six months from July 1 2019 until December 31 2019, the website had 5,938 views and 2,198 unique visitors, then from January 1 2020 until June 30 2020 there were 11,132 views and 3,876 unique visitors. For the first year this totals to 17,070 views and 6,074 unique visitors which was automatically gathered by the WordPress application. 

Most Viewed Review — While the most viewed review is hard to pinpoint since my website is set up as a blog, people who clicked on the actual link to the review shows that Jean Guy Oil by KKE was the most viewed with 1,603 views, which was written on December 8th 2019.

Countries — This website has been viewed all over the world from a total of 55 countries, with people from Canada and the United States making most of the visits. 

 

What’s Been Happening

My personal life has kept me busy the last few months, we’ve been looking at moving for a while now and the timing of things were aligning despite our world battling a pandemic. I’ll be leaving Halton Region in a few weeks and moving to the Niagara Region which is in Ontario, Canada.

Also, earlier in 2020 I began having eye issues and had to get corrective glasses, unfortunately my issues persisted and my eyes were always dry, heavy and tired feeling with slight burning and blurry vision. A few weeks ago I saw an ophthalmologist and was diagnosed with meibomian gland dysfunction and blepharitis, in short my eyelids are inflamed and aren’t making tears and general eye drops didn’t help. 

Without proper treatment this could lead to cornea scarring which may lead to blindness, and since I’ve been taking a variety of eye drops, four in total per day, one of them being four times a day and takes almost an hour total each day to get through. I’ve been advised that the eye treatment can take 6-12 months, with signs of relief in a matter of weeks, so far there’s some improvements but I can’t handle looking at a lit screen for more than an hour at best nor play any video games without my eyes drying out severely.

A followup appointment is booked in two months time and will determine whether or not I have to take a break completely from using cannabis, this will be difficult as it has helped me greatly avoid taking opiates for chronic pain constantly throughout the day. Months ago I reduced my cannabis intake as it can cause dry eyes, but I don’t believe this was the cause as I do have Crohn’s disease which can cause extraintestinal manifestations, thankfully my stomach isn’t currently inflamed and all is well there.

 

Future Changes

I was working on a rating system earlier this year until the eye issue happened, unfortunately that’s been delayed for now as my focus is on the new house and getting my eyes back in shape. Due to the move and my new location being an hour away I will be cancelling the P.O. Box I had at the end of July 2020, unsure if I’ll reopen another in the new town I’m moving to but advising those who sent me homegrown flower, baked goods or swag for giveaways to remove my address. I appreciated it very much and will inform you if I open a new one. 

The email mailing list is also being discontinued, future updates will be posted on social media which you can follow me on Twitter or Instagram where I’ll post a link of what’s new and changed. The YouTube channel is still continuing, this is just a place to give others a view of what’s to come and is a resource for my website for others to view an unboxing before the review.

For now, reviews will still happen although at a much slower pace and my presence on social media will continue to be seen but at a reduced rate. I may shift to writing articles in the short term or showing other ideas in the near future for you to enjoy. 

I hope to be back at full speed soon, thanks for reading!