GoFundMe Update – July 29 2019

Last week my GoFundMe account reached 52.5% of the total goal!

Thank you so much to the eight donors who have donated so far.

The total amount raised as of today is $525, of which $17.63 was fees, leaving $507.37 available.

As some of you are aware, I opened the PO Box on July 18 2019 at the cost of $254.24 for 13 months of service. This allowed me to provide a fixed address for an email newsletter so I could comply with federal privacy laws. After this was paid, the amount left in my account is $253.14, all of which will now go towards the camera purchase and lens.

As of July 29 2019, I am able to set aside $50 each month and put it towards my goal. Amount available for the camera is now $303.14! This number won’t reflect on GoFundMe, but wanted to advise others and will update this amount at the end of each month in a new post.

Thank you again!

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Cannabis Review: White Russian by JWC

AK-47 and White Widow Join Forces

White Russian is a cross of two well known types, White Widow and AK-47.

Appearance and Smell
These medium sized buds are bright green, covered in trichomes, a bit light and airy to touch but overall good structure. Aromas were a clear citrusy flower, with sweet earthy notes. With every JWC product I have tried so far, no humidity pack was needed to restore moisture, these buds were slightly sticky and far from being dried out. 

Potency and Price
The strength of this cultivar was 17.93% THC and 0.06% CBD, which is a little above average on the potency scale.  The package date was noted as June 26 2019, and was shipped to me a day later. I didn’t get around to consuming this until mid-July.

At JWC the price varies on amounts bought as a medical patient and since I purchased five grams, the cost was $11 per gram, plus tax. This price varies from $10 to $11 a gram.

Effects and Consumption Methods
For daytime use, I found one capsule (about 0.25 grams of flower) in my Mighty vaporizer was best and experienced a nice relaxing cerebral head high, with great pain relief in my joints and muscles. When using this at night, I consumed 0.6 grams which resulted in couchlock, slight tiredness and moderate dry mouth, which may help with insomnia. The best temperatures I found were 170C to 180C (338-356F) that produced a great amount of vapour without any harshness over a period of seven to ten minutes, 185C (365F) was too harsh for my liking.

When smoked in joint form, I noticed it produced dark ash, so I preferred this in the vape. Flavour was pretty weak in both formats.
Slowly the tapering of the effects began to wear off after about an hour of use, with most effects gone within the next hour. Total duration 90 to 120 minutes.

Terpenes
Listed on the JWC website, Pinene was the main terpene at 68.29% of its content, smaller amounts of Guaiol (8.46%), Ocimene (8.14%) and Caryophyllene (5.71%) were present. A few others were mentioned below five percent content. 

Recommendation
I found White Russian helped me greatly when dealing with chronic pain and would buy it again in the future.

Thanks for reading!
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Email Newsletter Signup

I finally added the option to join the email newsletter to the sidebar section on the website. This will be a brief update at the end of each month outlining what’s been changed on the website. Eventually it’ll be expanded and i’ll run some polls to gear interest to what matters most for my readers.

For added convenience I added the form in this post, please advise if there are any issues still as I had problems with signups earlier.

Thank you!

Cannabis Review: Holy Grail Kush by JWC

JWC, My Eighth Medical Cannabis Producer

Over the next few weeks I’ll be talking about JWC (James E. Wagner Cultivation) which is a medical cannabis company based in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada, and intends on having retail products in the near future. Today we’re taking a look at Holy Grail Kush, which I paid $11 per gram for five grams and to note, this is the second licensed producer where the cost varies on amounts bought, from $8.67 to $11 per gram. Shipping was free as I spent over $150 on my total order. The date on the container stated this was packed on June 21 2019, while I purchased this days later, and reviewed this in early July. The potency listed was 20.25% THC and <0.09% CBD.

 

Appearance, Smell

Visually the buds looked great, vibrant greens across all the buds with some darker hues in areas. Pungent earths and wood tones completed the aromas, reminded me of OG Kush. Structure was dense and slightly sticky, no humidity pack was needed after opening to restore freshness, this was as fresh gets.

 

Effects, When to use, Consumption methods

With the high amount of THC, I found this cultivar provided great pain relief and a nice head high at 0.2 grams using the Mighty vaporizer with the dosing capsule, this amount was best used in the afternoons. While consuming 0.6 grams in one sitting, I found the effects much stronger and felt tired, where in this situation would best be used for the evening. I found vaporizing temperatures from 168C (335F) on the low end of the scale to 182C-187C (360-370F) on the high end were best. The effects lasted 60 to 90 minutes. Slight dry mouth did occur, but that’s fairly common for me.

 

Terpenes

The main dominate terpenes were Ocimene (25.36%) and Caryophyllene (20.57%) with Pinene (10.99%). Others were found below a value of 10%.


R
ecommendation

Pain relief is the key reason why I use cannabis, and it helped me greatly. I will buy this again as I found it effective for my needs and have added this to my list of favourites.

Thanks for reading!
#VapeTheBud

GoFundMe Update and more!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend. Quick update.

GoFundMe is now at 45% of the goal, and opened the UPS PO Box. Thank you to all those who donated so far.

– Email newsletter, delayed til next week due to switching companies 

– Will be posting two JWC reviews sometime next week