Community Review: First Home Grow I Review by Pankcakenap

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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. Pankcakenap 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 Review: 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.

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Cannabis Review: 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.

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Cannabis Review: Hindu Skunk by CannMart

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Not Even Worth $4.20 A Gram

Hindu Skunk was an experience I will never forget. I purchased this from CannMart’s medical website and acts as a 3rd party provider of licensed produced cannabis in Canada. This is currently no longer offered on CannMart’s website but I felt it was necessary to review.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The label on the container showed a value of 14.726% THC and 0.0215% CBD.

Based on the CannMart website the terpene profile displayed caryophyllene as the leading dominant terpene with a value of 0.248%. Not too far behind was myrcene with 0.172%, and small amounts of limonene (0.055%), b-Pinene (0.014%), a-Pinene (0.007%) and a tiny amount of linalool (0.002%) was present.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 5 grams from CannMart at the cost of $4.20 per gram plus taxes during the Cyber Monday sales week that was on their website. 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 October 4th 2018 and was ordered on November 29th 2019. I began reviewing this on December 12th 2019, which means the product was packaged for 435 days before being opened. A new record in my books!

Smell and Appearance

Upon opening the container I noticed a light musky chlorine smell. The buds were extremely dry and required the use of the provided Boveda pack.    

Bag appeal was low with this one and had a large stem randomly inside with no flower attached. Light greens and some leaves were present on the large 3.2 gram bud. The rest was a gram and 0.8 grams of shake/stem. While not noticeable with the naked eye, under five times magnification I did notice some sort of webbing or possible mold as advised by the cannabis community. This would explain the effects I had mentioned below.

Consumption and Taste

Using the Mighty vaporizer with the dosing capsules holding about 0.25 grams of cannabis, I found the effective temperature of 170 to 185 Celsius (338 to 365 Fahrenheit) for about six to seven minutes.

I didn’t consume this in joint form due to the effects I dealt with. 

 

Subjective Effects

After my initial session with Hindu Skunk I began to feel nauseous and figured it was something I ate earlier that day. I had a couple more sessions throughout the day and the effect got worse. I couldn’t vape or smoke any cannabis for a week as the nausea was so bad. 

After taking detailed photos as pictured above I noticed webbing or possible mold on the buds. This was only noticed with the macro lens and not visible with the naked eye.

 

Final Thoughts

While I had my doubts about a steal of a deal at $4.20 a gram I tried to keep an open mind. Currently there’s no word on expiration dates on cannabis due to the lack of stability studies, and I wonder if the issue was because it was in the container for so long or a grow gone wrong. I’m happy to see it’s no longer available on the CannMart medical website, but from now on I will take all types of pictures before consuming any bud again. Macros tend to be more time consuming but better to be safe than sorry.

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Cannabis Review: Compassion Lime by Weed Me via PureSinse

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Bubble Gum and Lime

This cannabis flower is from Weed Me, a company out in Pickering, Ontario. They claim to have unique genetics and grow premium quality cannabis. I ordered this from PureSinse which is a 3rd party medical provider of licensed produced cannabis in Canada.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The label on the container showed a value of 4.8% THC and 8.8% CBD.

Caryophyllene and myrcene were the main dominant terpenes and both had a value of 0.11%. Linalool (0.06%) and Bisabolol (0.05%) were present as well with lower values. Many others were noted on the PureSinse website with a value below 0.05%. The overall terpene content here was quite low.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.5 grams from PureSinse at the cost of $12.50 per gram plus taxes. The cost of shipping was free with Canada Post since my order was over $100, otherwise it would’ve been $9.49 for the cheapest shipping option.

The package date on the container was noted June 10th 2019 and was ordered on October 28. I began reviewing this on December 3rd 2019, which means the product was packaged for 177 days before being opened.

Smell and Appearance

A faint smell of lime was noticed after opening the container. Very dry buds were observed and I had to use a humidity pack at my expense to put some moisture back into them, after a few days things seemed to stabilize and seem a bit better. 

The buds were in between dense and airy in terms of density. Light greens and visible orange pistils were noticed with the naked eye. Under magnification the trichomes looked decent, but more on the amber side. Possibly explains why sedation was stronger than expected.

Consumption and Taste

I began vaporizing at 170 Celsius (338 Fahrenheit) and with each individual session I go up 5 degrees celsius. The best range I found was 170C to 185C (338 to 365 F) using about 0.25 grams of cannabis in each capsule with the Mighty vaporizer for about eight minutes.

Overall taste was a sweet bubble gum with hints of lime and tasted really nice.

I didn’t consume this one in joint form.

 

Subjective Effects

My preference was generally staying above 180C (356F) since CBD begins to boil at this temperature. While the THC amount is just under five percent I did feel a bit tired, and mostly relaxed and enjoyed the nice upper body head high.

Double sessions were needed for the best pain relief. Duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes and found using this at night was ideal, however it was okay to use during the day if only one session was happening.

 

Final Thoughts

This was an enjoyable experience and I really liked the taste while vaping, but I wouldn’t buy it again as the cost was high and found cheaper alternatives that worked better for pain relief. This may work better for people new to cannabis or those who don’t want a strong effect, but expect to buy a humidity pack to revive it a bit.

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Cannabis Review: Mango Haze by Thrive via PureSinse

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Great Daytime CBD Choice, One Slight Negative. Cost.

This cannabis flower is from Thrive, a company out in Ontario who is owned by TerraFarma. They claim to be growing premium quality as a small-batch craft cannabis company. I ordered this from PureSinse 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 6.66% THC and 11.68% CBD. This would be considered a high CBD variety. 

Listing four of the top terpenes noted from the PureSinse website I was able to find that myrcene had a value of 0.77% and was the leading dominant terpene. Generally varieties of cannabis with a value higher than 0.5% myrcene is considered an “indica” type and usually has noticeable sedative effects. Other terpenes listed were ocimene 0.14%, caryophyllene 0.14% and linalool 0.10%. Many others were listed but had a value lower than 0.10%. 

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.5 grams from PureSinse at the cost of $12.50 per gram plus taxes. The cost of shipping was free with Canada Post since my order was over $100, otherwise it would’ve been $9.49 for the cheapest shipping option.

The package date on the container was noted May 9th 2019 and was ordered on October 28. I began reviewing this on November 20, which means the product was packaged for 206 days before being opened.

Smell and Appearance

Even though the packaged age of this cannabis was seven months there was still noticeable aroma of fruits and earth. 

The moisture content was good and didn’t require the need of a humidity pack before consuming. Bright greens, lots of orange pistils and a heavy trichome count was easily noticed under five times magnification. There were a few 0.5 gram buds, and the rest were around a quarter gram or less.

Consumption and Taste

I used my Mighty vaporizer in the temperature range of 170 to 180 Celsius (338F to 356F) for about eight minutes using 0.25 grams of cannabis per session. Higher temperatures up to 190C (374F) were okay, sessions only lasted about six minutes using the same amount of flower. The taste was the same as it smelled, fruity and earthy. 

I didn’t bother trying this in joint form.

 

Subjective Effects

CBD varieties dull the spaced out high feeling and the same applies here. I did feel focused and relaxed though, with the ability to go about my day and function. Pain relief in my joints was fairly mild and required two sessions to work well. The duration of effects seemed to last 60 to 90 minutes and would recommend this for the daytime, despite having a high amount of myrcene. I think the CBD counters the sedation, at least for me it did.

 

Final Thoughts

My biggest issue with this cultivar is the price. $12.50 a gram is a lot for medical and CBD types don’t require different treatment when growing. If the price was slightly lower it would be one of my top picks when wanting a CBD cultivar. Aside from the price, a great job was done here. 

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