Cannabis Review: Sensi Star by 7ACRES

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Manicured To A High Standard 

Sensi Star is one of my favourite cultivars, great pain relief and a way to tap out for the night. Let’s take a closer look.

Cannabinoid Content and Packaging

When I purchased this off the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) the THC range was 17 to 25%. When the order arrived the THC content shown on the container was 19.53% and <0.04% CBD. This would be considered high or above average in terms of THC content.

Package date was July 17 2019. This was purchased September 17 and consumed September 24, 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container, 70 days.

 

Price and Shipping

I purchased this the day Jack Haze by 7ACRES was released on OCS.ca and paid $11.45 per gram including tax since I purchased 3.5 grams. The price has been adjusted recently and now cost $13.69 per gram. 

Shipping was $5 flat using Canada Post and arrived within two days from ordering. No free shipping options exist at the time of writing.

 

Smell and Appearance

Without even knowing the full terpene profile I could tell this was high in myrcene. I would describe the aromas as earthy with sweet floral notes. 

Every 7ACRES product I’ve tried the buds were dense and most weighed around half a gram each. Moisture content was perfect and no humidity pack was needed to restore the balance. Trichomes up close were white and cloudy looking which is a good indicator of when it was harvested.

Consumption Methods

I used my Mighty vaporizer in the temperature range of 170 to 185 Celsius (338F to 365F) for about seven to eight minutes with 0.25 grams of cannabis per session.

Using the water adapter with the vapourizer attached I mostly stayed around 195 Celsius (383F) and enjoyed the clean smooth tasting vapour.

 

Subjective Effects

Consuming low doses (0.25 grams) gave me great pain relief and some creativity while feeling slightly dreamy. Sleepiness was achieved at higher intake in one sitting (over 0.5 grams) and preferred this for evening use.

 

Terpenes

Listing four of the top terpenes noted from PureSinse who sells this on the medical side under the Supreme branding I was able to find that myrcene had a value of 0.9003% and was the leading dominant terpene. Limonene was further behind at 0.3925%, caryophyllene 0.1516% and humulene at 0.0796%. Other terpenes were present at much lower values.

 

End Thought

As mentioned earlier in this write up Sensi Star is a favourite and 7ACRES excels at the quality. The price might seem off putting but for medical patients like myself this can be obtained for cheaper at PureSinse or CannMart, which I plan on reviewing next month.

The shape of 7ACRES dried flower is something to appreciate, while some might not be a fan of the hand-polished approach I don’t mind the consistency of appearance. When I went on a tour last week of their facility I saw first hand the care and attention that went into the flower and can assure the human touch is taken across every step of the way. 

Thanks for reading, my next write up will be on Jean Guy by 7ACRES.

Cannabis Review: Jack Haze by 7ACRES

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It’s All In The Terps!

I don’t buy from the retail cannabis market often as I’m a registered medical patient but decided to try a few from 7ACRES since I had positive experiences with them in the past. Jack Haze was an enjoyable cultivar and one I won’t forget by the strong smell. 

 

Cannabinoid Content and Packaging

When I purchased this off the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) the THC range was 16 to 22% on the website. When the order arrived the THC content shown on the container was 19.37% and <0.03% CBD. This would be considered above average in terms of THC content.

Package date was July 22 2019. This was purchased September 17 and consumed September 30. The days between packaging and opening the container, 71 days.

 

Price and Shipping

I purchased this the day it was released on OCS.ca and paid $14.27 per gram including tax since I purchased 3.5 grams. The price has slightly been adjusted and now cost $14.96 per gram. 

Shipping was $5 flat using Canada Post and arrived within two days from ordering. No free shipping options exist at the time of writing.

 

Smell and Appearance

Strong scents of pine and lime with slight undertones of earth were noticed. You can really smell the terpinolene with this one and I began to recall memories of Terpedo GE or Ghost Train Haze.

Most of the tight dense buds were around half a gram each, moisture content was perfect and required no humidity pack to restore the balance. Trichomes up close were visibly healthy looking.

Consumption Methods

My primary method was using my vaporizer in the temperature range of 170 to 185 Celsius (338F to 365F) for about seven to nine minutes.

Using the water adapter I managed to get to 200 Celsius (392F) and still produced a nice smooth vapour with taste intact. Since a higher temperature was applied I found my sessions to be around six minutes. 

 

Subjective Effects

The duration of my effects with this certain cultivar was the longest to date with close to three hours of feeling energized. I would advise others to use this during the day or when you don’t plan on sleeping for at least a few hours. I did feel slightly hazy minded at higher doses and being forgetful was common during use.

 

Terpenes

A limited amount of data on terpenes was available and this information was copied from the 7ACRES social media posts. Listed in ranges showed Terpinolene 0.60% to 0.90% as the dominant terpene, Myrcene 0.28% to 0.58%, Ocimene 0.19% to 0.40, and some Pinene 0.08 to 0.15%.

 

End Thought

I would buy it again but only on special occasions since the price is above my affordability to consume daily. While the price may deter someone from buying it, if you want one of the best high quality options and an enjoyable experience this is a good one to try out.

Thanks for reading, my next write up is Sensi Star by 7ACRES.

Cannabis Review: Stryker (Star Killer) by Broken Coast

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A Past Favourite Rekindles Memories

The last time I enjoyed this cultivar was from Aurora Cannabis when they sold some of Broken Coast‘s products on the medical market back in November 2017. This was a favourite of mine then and still is now.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Packaging

The value of the THC content shown on the container was 18.3% and 0.04% CBD. This would be considered above average in terms of THC content. No other known cannabinoids were listed on the Broken Coast website so the rest remains a mystery at this time.

Package date was June 11 2019. This was purchased August 13 with my other Broken Coast products and was consumed September 3 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container, 85 days.

 

Price and Shipping

This was a medical purchase off the Broken Coast Cannabis website. I paid $11.08 per gram plus tax, total being $12.52 per gram after tax since I live in Ontario. There were no discounts given when ordering bulk and no compassion pricing program exist for medical patients. 

Shipping was free with Canada Post as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

Typical kush smells of earth were very noticeable and probably why I enjoyed this particular cultivar. Slight undertones of lemon were apparent after grinding the flower. No humidity pack was needed to restore the moisture balance. 

Three round buds consisted of the contents inside. Two weighing just over two grams each, while the other around a gram in weight. Appearances showed high amounts of glittering trichomes over the purple leaves and long orange pistils blending in. This was a flower I really enjoyed capturing. 

Consumption Methods

Using my Mighty vaporizer with the dried flower I found most of my sessions lasting between seven and eight minutes using temperatures in the range of 170 to 185 Celsius (338 to 365 Fahrenheit). 

With the water adapter attached to the vapourizer my preferred temperature was 190 to 195C (374 to 383F) for about a seven minute session. Higher temperatures were achieved but session times were under four minutes and flavour loss was quicker.

 

Effects

Increased creativity and pain relief was great. Higher doses over 0.75 grams yielded stronger sedative effects and helped my insomnia. When I preferred to relax around a few friends while still getting relief from chronic pain I consumed lower doses around 0.25 grams. I was a bit hazy minded but had a good time. The effects lasted around 90 minutes to two hours before needing to medicate again.

 

Terpenes

Caryophyllene was the dominant terpene in this profile according to the terpene chart on the Broken Coast website at 0.46. Myrcene 0.31 and likely attributed to the sedative effects. Limonene had a value of 0.23 and a possible link to the creative moments I had. A few others are noted with lower values, Terpineol 0.11, b-Pinene 0.06, and a-Pinene 0.04.

 

End Thought

Stryker (Star Killer) remains as one of my top 10 favorite cultivars on the canadian market. The smell is amazing, the look of the flower is remarkable and while always subjective, the effects for me were great. All around a great flower. Good job Broken Coast Cannabis!  

My next write up is Jack Haze by 7ACRES, thanks for reading! 

Cannabis Review: Gabriola (Frost Monster) by Broken Coast Cannabis

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Amping The Creativity

I found Gabriola (Frost Monster) a great cultivar to use during the daytime for expanding my creativity but some caution is advised.

 

Potency and Packaging

The potency on the container showed 22.1% THC and 0.05% CBD. This would be considered a high THC product. 

Package date was April 30 2019. This was purchased August 13 with my other Broken Coast products and was consumed August 31 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container: 108 days.

 

Price and Shipping

This was a medical purchase off the Broken Coast Cannabis website. I paid $11.60 per gram plus tax, total being $13.11 per gram after tax since I live in Ontario. The retail price for this wasn’t available at the time of writing. There were no discounts given when ordering bulk, although I wouldn’t expect much on five grams of cannabis  

Shipping was free with Canada Post as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

Expect a sweet citrusy lemon smell with some earthy takes to it. The taste was very enjoyable in my vaporizer. No humidity pack was needed to restore the moisture balance. 

Frost Monster is frosty indeed. Heavily blanketed in trichomes with orange pistils. Applying some pressure to the flower resulted in no crumbling and bounced back to its original shape.

Consumption Methods

Using my vaporizer with the dried flower I found most of my sessions lasting between seven and eight minutes using temperatures in the range of 170 to 185 Celsius (338 to 365 Fahrenheit).

With the water adapter attached and using higher temperatures my sessions were slightly shorter. I found 190 to 195C (374 to 383F) to be optimal temperature and sessions lasting six to seven minutes before vapour quality diminished.

 

Effects

A slight heavy upper body feeling was noticed at first and then my joint pain began to fade away. Upbeat feelings and creativity increased. I was slightly dreamy but still mindful and able to capture some great thoughts. Dry mouth and an increase in hunger was obvious, have a drink or something to snack on hand. I usually do anyways so this didn’t bother me much. 

Duration of effects lasted around 90 to 120 minutes. Keep in mind effects are subjective and vary per individual.

 

Terpenes

Limonene was the dominant terpene with a value of 0.58. A nice variation of other terpenes are noted. Caryophyllene 0.29, Myrcene 0.20, b-Pinene 0.18, a-Pinene 0.16 and Terpineol 0.13

 

Recommendation

I would buy this again as I did enjoy this product but will keep it to special occasions as the price is fairly high. I found my experience comparable to a Sour Kush variety I had years ago. I wouldn’t use this continuously throughout the day since I found my acid reflux was acting up, I’ll use caution next time. I found this to be a common occurrence when the dominant terpene is limonene for some reason. 

Thanks for reading, my next write up is Stryker (Star Killer) by Broken Coast Cannabis.

Cannabis Review: Keats (White Walker Kush) by Broken Coast Cannabis

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Far from weak, this is a heavy hitter

Taking another look at a Kush variety, White Walker Kush. Also known as Keats by the Broken Coast brand. This is my 27th among the Kush varieties out there. Like every Broken Coast product I’ve tried, none have required a humidity pack, something only a handful of other licensed producers can achieve.

 

Potency and Packaging

The potential THC was listed at 16.1%, many would say this is above average on the potency scale. While this may not be over 20% THC, I can assure you this isn’t weak by any means. 

Package dates were May 6 2019. This was purchased August 13 and was consumed August 17 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container: 104 days.

 

Price and Shipping

This was purchased on the Broken Coast medical website since I registered with them as one of my medical providers. I paid $11.08 per gram plus tax. There were no discounts given for ordering bulk and no compassion pricing program exist for medical patients. 

Shipping was free with Canada Post as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

A sweet citrus aroma was noticed and as odd as this will sound, apples and mint is how I would describe the smell.

When pressure was applied it felt like a sponge and showed the moisture content was perfect. There was no need for a humidity pack. Visually up close it looked like many of the trichomes were amber, however many opaque ones were visible throughout the golden looking flower.

Consumption Methods

I found each session lasted seven to nine minutes with the Mighty vaporizer at 180C (356F), which is a great temperature for boiling the terpenes involved and enjoying the flavour. I did go to 190C (374F) with zero issues. 

In joint form, I wasn’t a fan of it at all. While it did produce white ash, it didn’t burn that well when lit. Perhaps the moisture content was too great. I removed it from the container and left it alone for a few days to dry out a bit and was better.

 

Effects

It was easy to nap if I wanted to when I consumed amounts over 0.5 grams as the couch lock effect was strong. Lower amounts (0.25 grams) weren’t as sedating but definitely an end of day cultivar. Don’t expect to be working out at the gym with this one, I just wanted to relax and eat. Pain relief was great like most Kush varieties that I’ve tried. Duration of effects was around two hours.

 

Terpenes

Keats had a great complex terpene profile and consisted of the following. Myrcene 0.12, Caryophyllene 0.08, A-Pinene 0.07, Limonene 0.06, B-Pinene 0.04, Terpineol 0.02

 

Recommendation

This is a cultivar I would recommend to people who want to consume at night or before bed. Many would consider this a heavy hitter. If you’re new to cannabis proceed with caution as it might be too strong. 

Thanks for reading, my next write up is Gabriola (Frost Monster) by Broken Coast Cannabis.

GoFundMe – The State of the Flower

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Hi I’m Shane the sole person running VapeTheBud.com and have been taking photos and reviewing cannabis for over five years on the Lift & Co review platform. As of July 2019 I started a website to make it easier for the community to read my reviews in more detail and adding quality photos.

As a medical cannabis patient the cost of cannabis per month has reduced my allowable monthly spend on other things that many consider a hobby. I recently purchased the Laowa macro lens as an early gift to myself and the community. This will be paid back over time to a long time friend as I believe the community deserves high quality content without ads. I do not make any money writing long form reviews on my website and haven’t monetized it.

I would like to buy a microscope that will take unimaginable photos of the flower rarely seen and would love to have an album full of these photos to show the magnification of the flowers in our regulated market.

Why?
Seeing trichomes extremely up close will show the colour of them and help determine if they were harvested too early, too late or just right! This affects the output in effects said by many, as dark amber trichomes may represent a late harvest and lead to stronger couch lock feelings.

I’m currently using a cheap Amazon product  to show the detail (640×480 resolution) and the quality is fairly poor compared to what I could capture . The cost is $363.99 + tax for the microscope  and $135.99 + tax for the Nikon camera adapter  (total cost $564.98 with taxes).

An example is provided below and my GoFundMe can be found (here).

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For those not aware I previously ran a GoFundMe for a camera and achieved that goal on Aug 22 2019. I ordered the NIKON D5300 DSLR camera which came with a 18-55mm lens and I purchased a variety of accessories (Kenko Extension tubes, Tripod – see attached receipts below – some info redacted for privacy).

Thank you to those that have donated and supported me so far. I didn’t expect to reach my previous goal so quickly. I also want to thank those that have shared my previous GoFundMe. To those that can’t donate due to financial or personal reasons, I understand we all have budgets and know you still support me. It means a lot having you support my work with inspiring words or even having a brief chat about cannabis. Thank you again, I’m beyond grateful.

– VapeTheBud

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