Cannabis Review: Texada (Super Lemon Haze) by Broken Coast

When 20 minutes feels like an hour

Texada (Super Lemon Haze) is the third product I’ve reviewed that was grown by Broken Coast, while this is my first direct medical purchase from them. This licensed producer is based in Duncan, British Columbia and provides products for the medical and retail market.

 

Potency

The listed amount of THC on the bottle had a value of 14.5% with zero percent CBD, which is average on the potency scale, despite this average number and in my experience, a properly grown plant will yield greater effects than a poorly grown plant at a higher value of THC.

The container label listed the package date as May 30 2019 and I began reviewing this on July 24 2019.

 

Price

This was bought directly from Broken Coast since I’m a registered medical patient of theirs and I purchased five grams of this cultivar at the cost of $10.04 per gram plus tax. Shipping was free as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat. 

 

Appearance and Smell

Out of the container I noticed two large light green buds with some purple leaves covered in a thick amount of trichomes with light brown pistils poking out, and the moisture is balanced perfectly which didn’t require a humidity pack after opening. The buds were dense and one was 3.08 grams in weight, while the other was around two grams. 

The cultivars name doesn’t disappoint on the aromas, a clear sweet lemon is noticed and when consumed in a vaporizer, it reminded me of those lemonhead candies.   

 

Consumption Methods

With the Mighty vaporizer, I found the most enjoyable temperatures were around 170C to 180C (338-356F), although I did attempt higher temperatures I found I could only handle three to four minutes before the vapour was too hot. My session length at preferred temperatures lasted around seven to eight minutes which produced lots of vapour and will boil most of the terpenes and cannabinoids.  

Oddly when smoked in joint form (1 gram) I didn’t feel as the effects as much as 0.4 grams vaporized, keep in mind this will vary person to person. The smoke was smooth and burned nicely, required no relighting and produced white ash. 

 

Effects

Daytime use is advised for this particular energizing product as it may keep you up at night. Doses at 0.2 grams were adequate as I felt relaxed, great for social settings and for sparking creativity.


When vaping 0.4 grams it gave intense feelings and found twenty minutes felt like an hour, it was best to stay at home and just relax. Anyone with ongoing anxiety might want to stay clear of this one. Duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes to two hours.

 

Terpenes

Listed on the Broken Coast website, Caryophyllene was the dominant terpene at 0.28%, Terpineol and Limonene were equal at 0.06%, with Pinene and Myrcene just below that.

 

Recommendation

If you want something to get energized and awake, try this before it’s gone. I was advised by email that Texada was being discontinued once stock is depleted. Many are unsure why this is happening as it’s a common favourite among others I know in the community and has become a new favourite of mine as well.

Thanks for reading, next up will be Ruxton (Sour OG) by Broken Coast.

Cannabis Review: ChemDawg by JWC

Goodbye Stress, Hello Euphoria

 

 

Potency

The listed amount of THC had a value of 14.75% with CBD at <0.05%, which is around average on the potency scale, however don’t let that number fool you.  The container was packaged on June 26 2019 and began reviewing this on July 13 2019.

 

Price

As a medical patient of JWC, I purchased 5 grams at the cost of $9 per gram plus tax. This price varies on amounts bought, from $7 to $11 a gram, the higher amounts bought result in less cost. Shipping was free as my total order was over $150.

 

Appearance and Smell

Like every JWC product I’ve tried so far, all of them had a great moisture balance and didn’t require a humidity pack after opening. I was a bit disappointed by the size of the buds as they were mostly the shape of a popcorn, and a couple slightly larger ones of that size, this is typical with many licenced producers when ordering small amounts. The density was great and had a Nerf ball feel to them. 

Visually these were gorgeous, frosted with purple hues among the greens, dark orange pistils everywhere, and smelled sweet and floral with hints of natural earths.

 

Consumption Methods

Primarily I used this in the vaporizer and found my preferred temperature throughout my session was 180 celsius (356F) for about 8 minutes. I did attempt higher temperatures around 185 to 190 celsius (365-374F) but could only get four to five minutes in before coughing occurred due to the hot temperatures. Keep in mind I find this common among most cultivars when vaporizing above 190C (374F) as the vapour is too hot  

While I prefer consuming using a vaporizer, I tried a gram in joint form and found when combusting the ash was dark, however to note the smoke was smooth and enjoyable, no irritation or coughing occurred. 

 

Effects

This product was more cerebral than a great pain reliever, but either way I enjoyed it to disconnect and relieve stress. At times creativity and social engagement were also increased.

Despite the THC value, it might be too potent for some and may trigger anxiety. I found repeated consumption in one sitting above 0.4 grams resulted in some euphoric feelings, such as feeling zoned out.

Duration of these effects lasted around 90 minutes, and found late afternoons or at night was the best time to consume this.

 

Terpenes

Listed from the JWC website, Nerolidol and Caryophyllene contained over 56% of the terpene content, which would be considered the dominant terpenes. Limonene and Bisabolol had much lower values but accounted for nearly 22% of the content together. Many other terpenes were present as well which had a value under 10%.

 

Recommendation

For stress relief and wanting to relax, Chemdawg is preferred. I have already purchased this a second time and will happily buy this cultivar again and again.

Cannabis Review: Big Laughing by JWC

A Cultivar That May Cater To Many

 

 

Potency

The listed amount of THC had a value of 17.65% with CBD at <0.05%, which is a bit above average on the potency scale.  The container was packaged on June 26 2019 and began reviewing this on July 10 2019.

 

Price

As a medical patient of JWC, I purchased 5 grams at the cost of $11 a gram plus tax. This price varies on amounts bought,from $8.67 to $11 a gram, the higher amounts bought result in less cost per gram. Shipping was free as my total order was over $150.

 

Appearance and Smell

Big Laughing had a great moisture balance that it didn’t require a humidity pack after opening, and the buds were slightly sticky. The density was great and offered a good bounce back when squeezed. Most of the container contained popcorn sized buds, and a couple larger ones. 

Visually these were frosty looking, coated in trichomes with orange pistils poking out and smelled of an earthy pine with a nice herbal scent.

 

Consumption Methods

When reviewing I always consume a gram in joint form, and found this was very smoky with white ash being left behind. Perfect!


In the vaporizer, the flavour profile at 170C to 180C (338-356F) was best,  any higher than 182C (360F) the flavour is lost like many cannabis cultivars after a few minutes. I preferred staying around 180C (356F) and then near the end of the session going to 172C (342F). I start with using the capsule accessory with my Mighty vaporizer which holds around 0.2g of dried cannabis, and my sessions lasted around eight minutes before getting harsh.

 

Effects

I found consuming this in the evening was ideal as I felt slightly tired, and experienced a bit of couchlock at low doses. I enjoyed the head high with moderate pain relief that went along with it while listening to music. Slight dry eyes did occur. Consuming higher amounts in one sitting enabled stronger feelings of those effects mentioned. Duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes.

 

Terpenes

Listed from the JWC website, Ocimene and Caryophyllene contained over 40% of the terpene content, which would be considered the dominant terpenes. Pinene and Linalool had much lower values but accounted for nearly 25% of the content. Many other terpenes were present as well which had a value under 10%.

Recommendation

I found this particular cultivar may cater to many consumers, from increasing appetite, decreasing stress and aiding others to sleep. It wouldn’t be my first choice however as pain relief was moderate and the main reason why I consume cannabis.

 

Thanks for reading!

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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.

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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.

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Cannabis Review: Harlequin by Tantalus Labs

Packaging matters

I purchased 3.5 grams of Harlequin from Tantalus Labs directly as a medical patient in mid-June at the cost of $9.50 per gram, which the cost varies on amounts bought, from $8.55 to $9.50 a gram. The date on the package stated this was packed on October 24 2018, which makes it nearly eight months old when it arrived.

Appearance and Smell
Not expecting much due to its age and my displeasure of those bag packages, I finally opened it up and shook out the contents. Looking beautiful in photos, you can see the amber trichomes scattered across the flowers and brown pistils poking out of the greenish brown buds. When squeezed it didn’t break apart, had good composure but was pretty dry and crispy. I used a Boveda humidity pack at my expense and waited 48 hours. I could smell some light wood and earth tones, but nothing strong. I’m glad to hear the bags are done with at Tantalus Labs as they have switched to containers as pictured in my last review.

Effects and When to use
The 3.59% THC amount is really low for myself, but the 7.4% CBD worked in tandem and created a nice happy and focused feeling, which would be great for daytime use. I did prefer Watersprite by Tantalus Labs over this one, as pain relief was only light to moderate. Like with most types of cannabis, dry mouth is common but was minimal. Effects lasted 60-90 minutes.

Consumption methods
Using the capsule dosing method with the Mighty vaporizer, I found I needed to have three 0.2 gram sessions to get full pain relief. This is obviously due to the low THC amount which didn’t surprise me.

I rolled a couple joints as well and found the smoke was smooth and produced white ash, which many say is a good indicator of a great produced product.

Recommendation
I personally wouldn’t buy this again, more so on the fact of potency being too low for me, but I know many would enjoy this with the 1:2 THC/CBD ratio.

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