Cannabis Review: Critical Mass GE by JWC

REMAIN FUNCTIONAL WITH RELIEF

Critical Mass GE is the 14th review I’ve done by JWC’s medical offerings, while I’m not generally a fan of low THC and high CBD cultivars for its weak effects since I’m used to high THC types, I did enjoy this one during the day.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 5.47% and a high amount of CBD at 9.64% as noted on the container. 

Based on the data from the JWC website, 37.17% of the terpene content was pinene and the leading dominant terpene. Further behind but worth noting was caryophyllene taking 19.49% of the content, and smaller amounts of other terpenes listed with under 10% content. Total measured terpenes showed 0.939% which is quite low compared to the rest of the JWC lineup.

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price varies on amounts bought from $7 to $9 per gram. Since I bought five grams the cost was $9 a gram plus tax at the time of purchase off the JWC medical webstore. Shipping was free with Canada Post or Purolator as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $10 flat.

This was packed on January 31st 2020, a day after I purchased this which is typical of JWC. I got to reviewing this on February 15th 2020 but opened the container on February 9th 2020 and took some basic notes, so the product remained packaged for 11 days before opening.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Aromas were light on this one and gave notes of a sweet grass and earth upon opening, slightly reminding me of Jack Herer. It tasted better than it smelled and in the vaporizer there was a honey aftertaste along with the perceived smell.

The bud sizes were mostly around half a gram each, with a few smaller ones in the mix. All the buds were dense, each having a good amount of moisture and used the provided moisture pack to maintain freshness.  

In the macro shot below you can see the strong amount of orange pistils with some trichome heads intact. In the photos further away you don’t see them at all.

 

Consumption Methods

With every review I’ve ever done I try a minimum of six temperatures and see how long each session lasts. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer. 

Noted below I found 185 degrees Celsius (365F) the best, with each session lasting about seven to eight minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. Other temperatures worked fine and if you like lots of vapour then 190C (374F) might be your ideal.  

170C (338F) – 8 minutes
175C (347F) – 8 minutes
180C (356F) – 7 minutes
185C (365F) – 7 to 8 minutes – Best
190C (374F) – 6 minutes – Increased vapour
195C (383F) – 5 minutes 

I didn’t try this in joint form and cannot detail the smoke on this.

 

Subjective Effects and Final Thoughts

This was pretty weak as I’m used to higher THC flower, but as the effects were light it did give me the ability to function without sedation during the day and was enjoyable to use for getting my mind into a creative mode and providing some pain relief. Duration of effects lasted 60 to 90 minutes.  

I would buy this again if I was seeking something for the daytime and wanted to avoid a cloudy mind. This may be great for new medical patients seeking cannabis as the THC amount is low and the high CBD balances things out.   

Thanks for reading!

Community Review: Rare Dankness by PankcakeNap

ANOTHER GREAT HOME GROW

This is the second review of a Pancakenap homegrow, of which he sent me 2.3 grams to try and this was reviewed back in late January 2020. Omitted from this review will be price, shipping and pack dates since the cost to me was zero as this was gifted cannabis. I’ve added a new section for homegrown reviews called, “Words from the grower” which includes some insights to the grow itself if the grower would like to detail a bit.   

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

Unknown of the cannabinoid content and terpenes. I would suspect there were high amounts of myrcene and caryophyllene in this and small amounts of limonene. My guess on the THC potency would be in the range of low to mid 20s based on how I felt after use.  

Smell and Appearance

Vacuumed sealed for freshness and presenting itself with nice earthy and lemon gas notes after unpacking, I instantly noticed the heavy coated trichomes on the buds along the properly trimmed and beautiful orange pistils surrounded by dark purple leaves on display. I knew this was going to be an enjoyable flower to photograph and consume. The buds were extremely dense, hard to pick apart and sticky. It made me miss how licensed produced cannabis used to be years ago on the medical side. 

Consumption Methods

Every vape session in the Mighty vaporizer was enjoyable and I didn’t have a preferred temperature with this one as each setting was great. Each session lasted around seven to eight minutes. Below this wording I’ve included the temperatures and length of my sessions before I had to dispose of the cannabis.

338F (170C) – 8 minutes
347F (175C) – 8 minutes
356F (180C) – 7 minutes
365F (185C) – 7 minutes
374F (190C)  – 6 minutes

Rolled into a gram and smoked as a joint was enjoyable as well, very smokey and ash was grey but on the lighter side. It tickled my tongue a bit and the flavour was earthy with a hint of lemon. I preferred this in my vape as I got to have more experience with it and to enjoy the flavour profile.

 

Words From The Grower

This seed became available from rare dankness early 2019, And I couldn’t wait to grow it in the upcoming season. I grew it in soil in an air pot and fertilized it with aquaponic water.  I vegetated it outdoors for about 160 days and flowered it indoors for just less than 80 days. The plant yielded just over 300 grams of dried flower or 1.3 grams of flower for every day it grew. Yield in the space it flowered in was 15 grams per square foot. Overall, I really like the flower. The buds are really dense, so I have some lessons learned on how to cure it better for the next grow.”

 

Final Thoughts

Photographing homegrown cannabis has been my favourite out of most of the cannabis I’ve tried, the level of detail shown in the macro shots are intense with full trichome heads intact and stunning variation of colour presenting itself. I enjoyed this cultivar grown by Pancakenap and hope to share more from his grows.  

Thanks again pancakenap! You can follow his work on his website, or on social media on Twitter, Instagram or YouTube