Cannabis Review: Terpedo GE by JWC

Extremely Terpy! 

If you haven’t smelled strong terpenes from cannabis before, Terpedo GE by James E. Wagner (JWC) will change that by filling the room with a sweet lemongrass scent.

 

Potency

As much as I want to say this is average on the potency scale, and yes it may be assumed because the THC value was only 13.16%, however this nearly toppled me over with its rich terpene content. 

My most recent order was September 3 2019, when I received my order a few days later, I saw that the package date was noted September 4th 2019.  


Price and Shipping

Exact same wording is used from my last review on this section, as the price varies from $8.67 to $11 per gram on amounts bought, I paid $11 a gram plus tax since I bought 5 grams. Shipping was free with Canada Post or Purolator as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $10 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

An intense smell of pine and lemongrass was apparent after taking the foil seal off, visually these flowers are immaculate, perfectly trimmed and showing off its healthy looking trichomes, light green with many orange pistils, and the odd purple.  

The buds were sorta dense, slightly airy but had good give when squished. There were about nine medium size buds making up the five grams, no humidity pack was needed to restore freshness.

 

Consumption Methods

When my vape was set to 185C (365F) I would get about eight minutes out of my session, this was my ideal temperature as it would boil the majority of the terpenes and cannabinoids. I did try higher temperatures with my water adapter from 190 to 200C (374 to 392F), session was reduced to around six to seven minutes.

 

Effects

I felt content as I melted into my seat, but still had some energy and at the same time it provided great pain relief. However, I found I was sorta restless each time after consuming this cultivar, I even vaped at a lower temperature than 185C (365F) to see if the terpene terpinolene was to blame, and found it wasn’t as bad. Slight dry eyes were also common after use. Duration of effects lasted 90 to 120 minutes.

Remember when reading reviews that detail effects, that these are subjective and every person may have different outcomes.

 

Terpenes

Terpinolene (27.27%) and Pinene (26.20%) were the main contending dominant terpenes, Myrcene (17.19%) is worthwhile to note, and there were a variety of others under 10%.

 

Recommendation

This may be great cultivar to those seeking pain relief, but advising caution as I found it made me feel restless, and is the only reason why I won’t buy again. Overall, this is high quality cannabis and you can see the care that went into it. 

Thanks for reading, my next write up is on JWC, my first licensed producer review and how my tour went when I visited in August 2019. 

Cannabis Review: Cherry Diesel GE by JWC

Fuel The Mood

Cherry Diesel GE by James E. Wagner (JWC) relieved the daily chronic pain I deal with and relaxed my sore muscles. It was also enjoyable for kicking back and relaxing.

 

Potency

Some might be hesitant to try this cultivar judging by the 14.61% THC amount, fear not, this was a powerful one and properly grown cannabis may have a much greater effect than a high THC cultivar that wasn’t grown with care. In my experience, this is true.  

Purchased in early August after logging into the JWC medical website, and arrived via Canada Post four days later – side note, I ordered before the long weekend! Whoops! The label noted a pack date of August 2 2019.


Price and Shipping

The price varies from $8.67 to $11 per gram on amounts bought, I paid $11 a gram plus tax since I bought 5 grams. Shipping was free with Canada Post or Purolator as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $10 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

You could notice the Pinene as soon as you opened the container, slight earths and sweet berries were noted. No humidity pack was needed to restore moisture, just like every JWC product I’ve tried so far, impressive! 

The buds were a bit airy, but well contained and held composure showing its light green colours and immersive pistils everywhere.  On the iPhone macro, we can see the trichomes are looking white to opaque, better visualization would require proper hardware.

 

Consumption Methods

Many of my sessions with my current vape was around eight to nine minutes using the 175C (347F) temperature setting. If I wanted to go higher I had to use my water adapter with my vape since I can’t handle hot vapour, and I was able to reach 200 to 210C (392 to 410F), the session was shorter, about 6 minutes in total before there was no visible vapour present.

In joint form, white ash was produced and smoke was smooth to inhale.

 

Effects

I found this improved my mood if I was stressed out after dealing with chronic pain all day, it also worked very well with the muscle and joint pain, for me it was a combo winner. Much of my upper body and head was under a haze, and felt nice and relaxed. I found it was best to consume at the end of the day or late afternoon while being social. Duration of effects lasted about 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Terpenes

Alpha and Beta Pinene accounted for over 45% of the profile, with Caryophyllene (16.88%) and p-Cymene (14.24%) having notable amounts as well. Many other terpenes were listed at lower values.

 

Recommendation

I would buy this again as I found it effective for my needs, and some may find this useful for chronic pain, or to relax and destress. 

Thanks for reading, next up will be Terpedo GE by James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC).

Cannabis Review: Wagner GE by JWC

Best in class daytime CBD

I don’t have much interest in CBD varieties as I firmly believe high THC works best for me, however I was curious to try Wagner GE as I read some reviews about it being a great 2 to 1 ratio flower for pain relief and wanted to see how it held up. I’d like to note my tolerance level is fairly high. 

 

Potency

That 2 to 1 ratio represents two times the rated CBD over THC, in this case the CBD noted was 13.14%, while THC had a value of 6.51%.

Package date was a day after I ordered, showing June 26 2019, and I didn’t get around to reviewing this until July 18. I made sure the container was sealed and stored properly until I was ready to consume it.


Price and Shipping

Currently JWC only offers their products with a valid medical prescription and the cost varies per gram from $8.67 to $11, since I bought five grams, it was $11 plus tax per gram. Shipping was free as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $10 flat with Canada Post or Purolator.

 

Smell and Appearance

Noticeable earths with floral and wood undertones were present, was similar to walking through a forest with wildflowers scattered around. It was very pleasant and unsurprisingly I didn’t need to use a humidity pack after opening as the moisture content was perfect.

Four large green buds, each weighing over a gram and when given a nice squeeze showed the great density these flowers had while reverting back to shape after placing them into the grinder. Trichomes were healthy looking, nice opaque cream colour with dark orange pistils and a few hints of purple.

 

Consumption Methods

I didn’t consume this at all in joint form as I wanted to extract as much CBD from these buds as best as possible, and I found the best temperatures on my vaporizer was around 170C to 185C (338F to 365F). I may have missed out on the Linalool which does require higher temperatures, but that’s a write up in itself for another day

 

Effects

Calm, creative and relaxed were the highlights, nothing overpowering, great for daytime consumption. Pain relief was good, but great required a couple sessions with the vape  to achieve greatness. Effects lasted around 90 minutes.

 

Terpenes

Ocimene took 24.51% of the terpene content, and closely behind was Caryophyllene which had 21.94%. A close third was Linalool with 17.22% content, and likely explains the floral smell. Many other terpenes were present with values below 10%.

 

Recommendation

My high tolerance to cannabis is leading me to not buying this again, although I would try it again as I now have a water adapter that lets me vape higher temperatures without such issues.

I would recommend this to new consumers of cannabis or someone who needs to stay focused during the day without heavy euphoria from the vast amount of high THC cultivars on the market. 

Thanks for reading, next up will be Cherry Diesel GE by James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC).

Cannabis Review: Galiano (Northern Lights Haze) by Broken Coast

Fresher than the last Galiano, but different

I previously reviewed Galiano (Northern Lights Haze) at the end of June 2019 when I was with the Cannabis by Shoppers medical program, this was fresher than the eighth month old product I tried from them. Let’s take a look at this purchase that was directly from Broken Coast.

 

Potency

Rated slightly higher than my previous purchase, this container had flower tested at 19.9% THC and negligible amounts of CBD at 0.04%

On the label the package date was shown as April 29th 2019, this was reviewed on July 27th, a mere three months this container was sealed before I got to opening it.

 

Price and Shipping

The cost per gram was $10.30 plus tax, with shipping being free as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat with Canada Post or $15 with Purolator.

 

Smell and Appearance

Citrus earthy aromas were easily pronounced with a slight gas notes, much different than what I tried before. I didn’t favour the smell too much, my friend said it smelled of carpet underpadding. The texture was spongy and had a good squish to it which rendered back to its original form after compressing. No moisture pack was needed as these flowers were properly stored and sealed.

Out of the five gram container there were two massively large buds, beautiful dark greens with rampant amounts of brown pistils visibly shown. Trichomes are glittering and the heads of the trichomes look perfect, noting it was harvested correctly.

 

Consumption Methods

Was able to use higher temperatures with my vaporizer than usual but still preferred 180C (356F) on the vape as most terpenes boil off around that temperature anyways. I found vaping at 195-210C (383-410F) was best for the first four to five minutes of the session, then dropping it down around 175C (347F) if wanting to use high temperatures.

Rolled into a joint it burned great, very smoky and white ash was produced, unlike my last order of Galiano. I preferred this rolled up and smoked which is rare for me.

 

Effects

Started off with a noticeable head high, and then leading to an energized, happy and creative effect. Dealing with chronic joint and muscle pain daily is never great, and found this helped moderately with the pain. While dry mouth is often a common effect with cannabis use, it was more pronounced with this cultivar. At higher doses slight euphoria was common

This was best to consume during the morning or afternoon, duration of effects lasted around 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Terpenes

Two almost equally dominant terpenes were Myrcene (0.34%) and Limonene (0.30%). Caryophyllene was fairly high (0.26%), Pinene and a low amount of Terpineol were also present. 

 

Recommendation

This is perfect for someone who wants to get up and get the day going. I wouldn’t buy this again as I didn’t like the taste, and some have advised it likely wasn’t properly flushed before harvesting. I noticed this was almost completely different than my initial Galiano order in June, this is a hit or miss situation with Broken Coast I’ve heard from others and expect better consistency for future grows.

At least it wasn’t’ eight months old…

 

Thanks for reading, next up will be Wagner GE by James E. Wagner Cultivation (JWC).

Cannabis Review: Ruxton (Sour OG) by Broken Coast

High quality despite over 125 days since packaged

Ruxton (Sour OG) is a cross of Sour Diesel and OG Kush, a great daytime cultivar.

 

Potency

This cultivar by Broken Coast had a value of 22.8% THC which is considered high on the potency scale for dried flower, while miniscule amounts of CBD had a value of <0.05%.

For those tracking package dates, March 7 2019 was printed on the label and was purchased directly from Broken Coast in early July. I’ve been a bit busy this summer with other reviews and didn’t opened and review this product until August 4th, which leaves this product sitting in the container for 150 days before consuming.

 

Price and Shipping

The cost per gram was $11.60 plus tax, there were no discounts on amounts bought and would welcome to see that. Shipping was free as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

Of the five grams I ordered, I was concerned about the date of the product as my past experience with aged flower usually doesn’t turn out great, thankfully this flower had perfect moisture and no humidity pack was needed to freshen it up. The three big buds were sticky and emitting a lemon and piney aroma with hints of fuel. 

 

Consumption Methods

Vaping at 176C (349F) was the best temperature I found, this boils most of the terpenes and cannabinoids with no coughing being exhibited, great amounts of vapour were also produced at this temperature. 

I had no issue vaping up to 185C (365F) as well but flavour wasn’t as optimal. Duration of each session was around seven to eight minutes per capsule with my Mighty. 

In joint form, I smoked a gram rolled up and it produced smooth smoke and nice white ash. I found the effects stronger when vaping 0.4 grams compared to a full gram smoked. 

 

Effects

Energized, creative and with a late body stone feeling near the end. Too much consumed in a short time frame may produce restlessness. Pain relief was good with the joint pains I deal with. 

This was best to consume during the day and the duration of effects lasted around 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Terpenes

Myrcene was the dominant terpene at 0.83%, which is quite high and may explain the body stone feeling. Caryophyllene was further behind at 0.48%, Limonene 0.33% and much lower amounts of a few others below 0.10%.

 

Recommendation

Many will enjoy this for daytime use but will note that a few hits of this might be too strong for some. This was a worthwhile product and one I’ll be purchasing again in the future as it was effective for my needs.

 

Thanks for reading, next up will be Galiano (Northern Lights Haze) by Broken Coast.