Cannabis: West Coast Sour Diesel by JWC

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Memories Of Sour Tangie

West Coast Sour Diesel is one of the newest cultivars I’ve tried by JWC and this particular one reminded me of Sour Tangie that was purchased off the JWC medical website in early December 2019 from this Kitchener, Ontario licensed producer. 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

As I began my review I checked the THC content on the container which showed 18.90% THC and 0.06% CBD.

Based on the data from the JWC website, 33.23% of the terpene content was Limonene, 23.64% was Nerolidol, and b-Caryophyllene at 11.34%. Others were listed with a value of under 10% content. Total measured terpenes showed 1.667%.

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price varies on amounts bought from $8 to $10 per gram. Since I bought five grams the cost was $10 a gram plus tax 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 December 10th 2019, a day after purchase which is typical of JWC. I got to reviewing this on January 8th 2020 but opened the container on December 18th 2019, so the product remained packaged for 9 days before opening.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Smell and taste of West Coast Sour Diesel was herbal and orange with hints of lemon, and if you tried Sour Tangie before you would think it was similar, although this wasn’t as pungent.  

Appearances were good, moderately dense, light and dark greens with light orange pistils throughout. There was no immediate need to use the provided Boveda humidity pack but was used to maintain the relative humidity for freshness.

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 180 degrees celsius (356F) the best with sessions lasting about seven minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. Other temperatures worked fine, lower temperatures offered less dense vapour but effects felt the same regardless if I vaporized at higher temperatures.    

170C (338F) – 8 minutes
175C (347F) – 8 minutes
180C (356F) – 7 minutes – Best
185C (365F) – 7 minutes – Ok
190C (374F) – 6 Minutes – Ok
195C (383F) – 4 minutes

In joint form the smoke was smooth, no relighting was needed but dark grey ash was noticed. The after taste was like an orange peel and dry mouth was very noticeable after smoking.

 

Subjective Effects

On a per session basis of consuming 0.25 grams, there was mostly a body high feeling with a slight creative mind boost and feeling energized. I found this was best for the daytime and the duration of effects lasted about 90 minutes..

Dosing 0.75 grams over six hours resulted in feeling slightly anxious and aggravated acid reflux. To note, most limonene terpene dominant cultivars make me feel this way, sometimes not even when dosing high.

 

Final Thoughts

This isn’t something I’d buy on the regular as I wasn’t a huge fan in terms of effects but it was nice to enjoy the flavour in the vaporizer during the day. I have other daytime cultivars that I prefer over this, but if you’re a fan of the limonene terpene it might be desirable for you. 

Thanks for reading! 

Dear Cannabis Community – February 2020

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First and foremost, this is just my personal opinion and any wording used here should be treated as such. 


To the cannabis community, 

As some might be aware I recently had an issue with a licenced producer (LP) on the quality of the flower and asked directly on Twitter as I couldn’t directly message them. I have taken hundreds of photos over the years and never seen anything like it and asked if I should be concerned. Many began to speculate on the matter and then the LP reached out to me to look into it further and gave me a possible explanation. I took down the post after feeling the answer I got was satisfactory. Instead  it seemed to fuel the fire. Hateful DMs were sent and comments about my integrity on reviewing cannabis and about being transparent. 

I reposted said issue without tagging them and later tagging them in an update after looking further into what they said. I believe in being transparent about all my experiences and looking back I took the wrong approach initially.

Seven dried flower reviews are in the current queue to be posted on the website and some are from a month ago or so. Once those are posted I will be reviewing cannabis in a different way. This will lead to posting a “quick look” video on YouTube, then reviewing a product within a week or two after consuming it and any issues found will be shown or written in the review as such. This process should begin sometime around April 20th.

Many of us in the community buying LP products on a continual basis may have had an issue at some point and these issues need to be shown so these companies can do better when such things arise. This also serves medical patients like myself to understand cannabis better, what is quality cannabis and what matters to us. A second part write up will follow this soon and will be directed to the industry but also my passionate cannabis peers will likely want to read it.

Thank you to those that have reached out to me in a positive way over the last few days, your support has greatly helped me during a situational time.

Cannabis: Med 01 by Bower via CannMart

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Average At Best

Med 01 was grown by CannTx Life Sciences under the brand called Bower. This was purchased from CannMart’s medical website, which is a 3rd party provider of licensed produced cannabis in Canada.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The label on the container showed a value of 12.63% THC and 0.05% CBD.

Based on the CannMart website the terpene profile displayed b-Pinene as the leading dominant terpene with a value of 0.216%. Caryophyllene held a distant second with 0.122% and smaller values were noted for a-Pinene (0.056%), Myrcene (0.027%) and Linalool (0.009%).

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.5 grams from CannMart at the cost of $10 per gram plus taxes. The cost of shipping was free with Canada Post since my order was over $100, otherwise it would’ve been $9 flat.

The package date on the container was noted September 11th 2019 and was ordered on November 29th 2019. I opened the container on December 18th 2019, which means the product was packaged for 99 days before being opened. I began to review this on January 5th 2020.

Smell and Appearance

Upon opening the container I noticed a light sweet smell of floral and earthy undertones. The large dense bud was fairly dry and the Boveda pack inside was already dried out. I used a fresh Boveda pack that I had on hand and waited a week. The flower was in better shape with a bit more moisture but overall aromas were still dull.

Up close and in the lightbox I noticed the large bud was really colourful with light greens, dark purples and orange pistils throughout. The trichome coverage wasn’t the greatest but lightly scattered.

Consumption and Taste

Using the Mighty vaporizer with the dosing capsules holding about 0.25 grams of cannabis, I found the temperatures of 170 to 195 Celsius (338 to 383 Fahrenheit) with sessions lasting about seven minutes on the lower temperature scale to five minutes on the higher end.

Rolled into a joint I found the ash was pretty dark when burned, but the smoke was smooth to inhale. My preferred method was with the vaporizer.

 

Subjective Effects

Despite being low in THC compared to what I’m used to I did feel mildly sedated or as some say relaxed. Pain relief was average. The overall taste was okay, nothing special when vaped, earthy and light lavender. Food cravings were common after consuming this.

 

Final Thoughts

This was pretty average and not something I would buy again at the $10 mark. I did enjoy the effects from it and would probably rate it better if it wasn’t so dry after opening it. The fact the Boveda humidity pack was dried out shows that these large containers aren’t a good fit for 3.5 grams. Maybe a smaller container would’ve raised my rating.

Thanks for reading!

Community: First Home Grow I Review by Pancakenap

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Intense Aroma, Flaring My Nostrils

This is my first homegrown review of cannabis sent to me from our social network on Twitter. Pancakenap sent me 2.3 grams of cannabis and I got to review this around early December. Omitted from this review will be price, shipping and pack dates since the cost to me was zero as this was gifted cannabis.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

Unknown of the cannabinoid content and terpenes. I would suspect there were high amounts of limonene and myrcene in this.

 

Smell and Appearance

Ripping open the vacuumed sealed package like a kid opening presents on Christmas Day, I was excited to see what some good homegrown stuff was like from a member of our cannabis community. I could immediately sense the strong aromas hitting my nose, gassy and pungent sweet earths filled my nostrils. Reminded me slightly of Jellysickle and Sour Tangie.  

Two dense buds around 0.85 grams each, with the third being about 0.6 grams. Picture perfect and sugar coated trichomes were present everywhere. Light greens were beneath the trichomes surrounded by a high amount of orange pistils. Under the macro lens for a closer look revealed the trichome intensity. By far the best flower I have photographed to date.  

Consumption Methods

Every vape session in the Mighty vaporizer was enjoyable and found myself vaping mostly between the temperatures of 170 to 185 Celsius (338 to 365F) with each session lasting around eight minutes. I had no issue going to higher temperatures but found sessions were shorter and wanted to enjoy this as long as possible. 

Rolled into a gram and smoked as a joint was pleasant, producing white ash and a nice smooth smoke during inhalation. As usual I preferred the vaporizer as I enjoy the taste more using that method. 

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed this one and had a great time photographing the beauty of this grow. You can follow Pancakenap on Twitter, Instagram or YouTube

Cannabis: Hash Plant by JWC

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Blueberry and Spice

It’s been a few months since I wrote a review on a JWC product, they recently launched six new cultivars and I’ve tried four of them as of this writing. Hash Plant was the first one I consumed after purchasing it off the JWC medical website in early December 2019 from this Kitchener, Ontario licensed producer.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

Looking at the container showed the THC content of 18.53% and 0.04% CBD.

The terpene profile listed on the JWC website noted nerolidol was the dominant terpene capturing a third of the profile and close behind it was b-Pinene with a quarter noted. Secondary terpenes were caryophyllene and humulene taking 27% of the profile combined, and many others noted under 6%. Total measured terpenes was 1.377%.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price varies on amounts bought from $8.67 to $11 per gram. I paid $11 a gram plus tax since I bought 5 grams 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 December 10th 2019, a day after purchase which is typical of JWC. I got to reviewing this on December 24th but opened the container on December 18th 2019, so the product remained packaged for 9 days before opening.

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Upon opening the container I noticed a sweet blueberry scent, and when grinded it reminded me of blueberry muffins fresh out of the oven with hints of sugar and spice. The taste was similar in the vaporizer.

Dense buds were the size of a quarter to a full gram in weight. Moisture wasn’t too bad, still there but used the provided Boveda pack that was included with my order. Upclose visuals at five times magnification showed light orange pistils surrounded by lighter greens, and the trichomes were a bit on the light side, not heavily coated.

Consumption Methods

I preferred using my Mighty vaporizer with the dosing capsules that held about 0.25 grams of cannabis per session. I found temperatures of 175 to 180 celsius (347 to 356 fahrenheit) offered the best flavour with each session lasting up to eight minutes. Higher temperatures up to 190C (374F) was okay, but not great and sessions were much shorter around five minutes. 

When reviewing I usually try a gram rolled up in joint form and found it produced grey ash on the darker side. Wasn’t much of a fan when it came to combustion.

 

Subjective Effects

A mild body buzz was the prime effect for me, slightly sedated but was able to function and still be productive. This hash plant cultivar made a great choice to consume when around others and a good way to relax after a long day. Pain relief was good, but not great. 

The duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes and preferred using this in the evening, however daytime was okay after a couple days of use.

 

Final Thoughts

I really enjoyed the taste of hash plant and would buy it again but not at $11 per gram. If it were cheaper when buying five grams I would find it more appropriate as I found the amount of visible trichomes to be on the low end.

Thanks for reading! 

Cannabis: Sensi Star by Supreme via CannMart

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Just Under A Year Since Packaged

Sensi Star was ordered from CannMart, a 3rd party medical provider of licensed produced cannabis in Canada and the flower was grown by the people over in Kincardine, Ontario at 7ACRES which is owned by the Supreme Cannabis Company and branded as Supreme on CannMart’s website.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The label on the container showed a value of 23.677% THC and 0.06% CBD.

Limonene was the leading dominant terpene with a value of 0.1539%. Pinene (0.0598%) and Myrcene (0.0470%) were noted as well.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.55 grams from CannMart at the cost of $4.20 per gram plus taxes during the Cyber Monday sales week . The cost of shipping was free with Canada Post since my order was over $100, otherwise it would’ve been $9 flat.

The package date on the container was noted January 24 2019 and was ordered on November 29. I opened the package and began reviewing this on December 20th, which means the product was packaged for 331 days.

Smell and Appearance

While this cannabis was ten months old by the time I got my order, and then opening it just under a month later it still retained an aroma. Wasn’t quite as strong as a fresher batch but the earthy and lime scent was there.  

Moisture content wasn’t too bad, I used the provided Boveda humidity pack that came with my order. The buds were dense and quality was close to what my order would be with OCS. Trichome heads seem to be zipped off upon closer magnification in the photo below, however the rest was still there and plenty were noticed.

Consumption and Taste

Using the Mighty vaporizer with the capsule doses I used about 0.25 grams of flower and found 175 to 185 Celsius (347 to 365 Fahrenheit) the best temperature to use for about seven minutes. Higher temperatures yielded denser vapour but shorter sessions of around five minutes. Tasted just like it smelled, earthy and lime. At 185C (365F) a minty taste was apparent.

I rolled a gram joint to see how it burned and found grey ash on the lighter side was produced, smoke being smooth to inhale and didn’t require any relighting. I still preferred to use this in the vape.

 

Subjective Effects

One session using 0.25 grams was perfect for me, pain relief was great and the same creative dreamy feel I had with my previous review of Sensi Star. Having back to back sessions (0.5 grams) made me feel sleepy so I preferred this at night when dosing as such. Overall effects lasted 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

At first I wasn’t too impressed with the date on the container but tried to keep an open mind. The aromas weren’t as pungent as the one I got from the OCS which was 70 days in packaging, but the cost was also more than half here. I’d say this was worth $4.20 a gram and a great way to move older product out the door.

Thanks for reading!