Cannabis Review: Opium by Agro Greens via CannMart

A Mean Looking Bud

This cannabis flower is from Agro Greens, a licensed producer out in Macklin, Saskatchewan and was purchased from CannMart 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 19.5% THC and zero CBD.

On the Agro Greens website they have listed the terpenes in this cultivar, Myrcene had a value of 0.754% and was the leading dominant terpene. Bisabolol was a mere 0.188%, Humulene 0.115%, Guaiol 0.113% and a very small amount of Limonene at 0.036%.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 5 grams from CannMart at the cost of $13.99 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 July 17th 2019 and was ordered on November 11. I began reviewing this on November 22, which means the product was packaged for 129 days before being opened.

Smell and Appearance

Upon opening the container I could smell an earthy pine scent with hints of lemon. Inside the container was a small four gram Boveda pack which likely kept this product fresh over the short time it was packaged. Reason why I say that is because my luck with these large round containers usually dry out the buds fairly quickly as you’ll see in my other CannMart reviews.  

The buds looked decent and averaged of a medium size, had a good spongy feel to them and perfectly balanced moisture. A golden shade with light greens were noticed, and up close and magnified showed a ton of trichomes covering the bud. Lots of dark orange pistils poking about, however small amounts of leaves were left intact and noticeable stems.

Consumption and Taste

I used my Mighty vaporizer in the temperature range of 170 to 190 Celsius (338F to 374F). Eight minute sessions were typical at lower temperatures, and on the higher end six to seven minutes sessions using 0.25 grams of cannabis. In joint form it burned grey but the ash was on the lighter side. The smoke was smooth and I really enjoyed, but as usual I preferred consuming in the vaporizer.  

 

Subjective Effects

Upbeat, positive feelings with moderate pain relief and a noticeable head high. I didn’t feel tired by any means despite the high amount of myrcene and was able to maintain a conversation and staying productive.

Common negatives were increased hunger and dry mouth but easily remedied . I preferred using this in the afternoon or evening and found the duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

I would buy this again but it was expensive and will prevent me from buying it again as I found cheaper alternatives. Overall, a great choice to mellow out and relax while getting things done.

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Cannabis Review: Sensi Star by Supreme via PureSinse

Supreme? 7ACRES? Yes to both.

I previously reviewed Sensi Star by 7ACRES, which is owned by The Supreme Cannabis Company. This review will be almost similar to that one as the source is the same, however this was purchased from the medical stream over at PureSinse and this review will highlight the differences at the end.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The label on the container showed a value of 19.22% THC and zero CBD.

Listing four of the top terpenes noted from the PureSinse website I was able to find that myrcene had a value of 0.90% and was the leading dominant terpene. Limonene was further behind at 0.39%, caryophyllene 0.16% and humulene at 0.08%. Other terpenes were present at much lower values.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.5 grams from PureSinse at the cost of $9.50 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 date on the container was noted May 16th 2019 and was ordered on October 28. I began reviewing this on November 11, which means the product was packaged for 180 days before being opened.

 

Smell and Appearance

I would describe the aromas as earthy with sweet pine and woodsy notes, and when vaping the flower it was similar. Not as aromatic as my previous purchase though. 

Every 7ACRES product I’ve tried the buds were dense and most weighed around half a gram each. Moisture content was okay for its age, not perfect though and required the use of a humidity pack at my expense to try and restore the balance. Trichomes are looking great at five times magnification.

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. 

In joint form it burned nice white ash, was smooth however I preferred consuming in the vaporizer.

 

Subjective Effects

Consuming a single dose gave me great pain relief and some creativity while feeling slightly dreamy. I wouldn’t consume this throughout the day though and would recommend this at night as sleepiness and being forgetful occurred when consumed in a continually manner. Duration of effects lasted 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Comparisons and Final Thoughts

Sensi Star by 7ACRES has been one of my favourites for a while and when I heard this was available on the medical side I wanted to try it out and see how it compared. The smell was weaker possibly due to the age of 180 days vs 70 with OCS. The cost per gram was $9.50 a gram, much lower than the $13.69 per gram on the OCS website. The THC difference was minimal, and the shipping was free with PureSinse while OCS charged $5 flat plus HST. This is based on these two purchases for comparison at the time of writing and may vary.

I would buy this again as I believe the value is there, but a fresher inventory would be more ideal.

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Cannabis Review: Cold Creek Kush by Alberta Craft (Gtec) via PureSinse

 

Happy 30th Kush Variety!

This is my first review of a product from PureSinse, a licensed medical provider in Canada who distributes cannabis from a variety of licensed producers, today we’re looking at Cold Creek Kush by Alberta Craft (Gtec) and happens to be my 30th Kush variety.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The label on the container showed a value of 24.28% THC and 0.09 % CBD.  

Myrcene was the leading dominant terpene with a value of 1.34%. Secondary listed terpenes above a value of .10% were ocimene 0.25%, caryophyllene 0.20%, humulene 0.10%, and limonene 0.10%.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.5 grams from PureSinse, a medical producer in Canada at the cost of $11 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 date on the container was noted June 4th 2019 and was ordered on October 28. I began reviewing this on November 14, which means the product was packaged for 164 days before being opened.

 

 

Smell and Appearance

With a high myrcene amount it didn’t surprise me to notice the earthy and slightly sour pine notes after opening the container, however the strength of the aromas were weak . While vaping Cold Creek Kush I noticed the taste was about the same, except no pine.

Appearances were desirable, colours of the army palette were visible with light and dark greens. The buds were dense and had a bit of a nerfy feel to them, although I did use a humidity pack to bring up the moisture content as the flower was a bit dry. I did notice when breaking up the buds some resin was left on my fingers. Under five times magnification there was a high amount of trichomes on the orange pistils.

 

 

Consumption Methods

As preferred I used this in my Mighty vaporizer and found lower temperatures were best to enjoy the flavour. Higher temperatures were okay but the loss of flavour was quick after a few minutes. I found 170C (338F) was the best temperature for flavour and had an eight minute session, while a full session at 185C (365F) resulted in six to seven minute sessions, with loss of flavour around the four minute mark.

I wanted to observe this in joint form and found the smoke was smooth, burned white ash and left a nice diesel smell on my hands.

 

Subjective Effects

I consume cannabis for chronic pain and this particular variety worked great on providing the relief I was seeking. I felt very relaxed and just wanted to stay in for the night. Duration of effects lasted about 90 minutes.

 

End Thought

I enjoyed Cold Creek Kush and will buy it again for the nights when a strong cultivar for pain relief is needed, but I wasn’t a fan of how dry the product was as I think it would’ve had more potential if it was fresher.

Cannabis Review: Afghan Kush by Pure Sunfarms

Back To Back Kush Review

Afghan Kush is the 29th Kush variety I’ve consumed and my first review of a Pure Sunfarms product. This was chosen by a Twitter poll I ran during October 2019 as a community choice review and bought from the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS).

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The information listed on the label showed a potential 16.1% THC and had zero CBD. 

Very little terpene data was given on the OCS website at the time of purchase. Looking at the Pure Sunfarms website I found that myrcene, linalool, humulene, caryophyllene and limonene were part of the profile but no amounts were listed on what was the dominant terpene.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.5 grams off the Ontario Cannabis Store at the cost of $7.89 per gram, taxes included. The cost of shipping was $5 flat plus HST (13%) with Canada Post. No free options existed as of this writing. Delivery took three business days. 

The date on the container was noted August 15, 2019 and was ordered on October 17. I began reviewing this on October 24, which means the product was packaged for 71 days before being opened.

 

 

Smell and Appearance

A strange fish-like smell was emitted after opening the pouch, some on social media describe it as smelling like kelp (a type of seaweed). Light notes of sandalwood were noted when grinded and the kelp smell wasn’t so abundant. When vaporized I tasted a woodsy sweet syrup which wasn’t too bad, unique to say the least.

The flower was airy and overdried, I partly blame the packaging they used as I’ve never had a great experience with any product that uses them. I used a humidity pack at my expense and waited 48 hours before consuming again, the end result was better. Bright greens and some light tan yellows were visible, slight concerns over how powdery the buds were but at five times magnification it was noticeable that it was covered in many clear trichomes.

 

 

Consumption Methods

While I preferred this in my vaporizer, I did get around to trying it in joint form and wanted to observe how it burned, it wasn’t pure white ash and was mostly grey or dark.

Using the vaporizer I found it easy to inhale and not harsh by any means. The temperature range I used with the dried flower was 170 Celsius (338F) to 190C (374F) and my sessions lasted eight minutes on lower temperatures, to five minutes at the highest temperature. 

 

Subjective Effects

Decent relaxation was achieved, pain relief was good with a heavy upper body and head high feeling. I didn’t have any negative effects from this, not even dry mouth. I found consuming this at the end of the day was ideal and the duration of effects lasted 60 to 90 minutes. 

 

End Thought

Afghan Kush gave me enjoyable effects but wasn’t my favourite in terms of quality. At best this is average and improvements can be made to make a better product.

Cannabis Review: Northern Kush GE by JWC

Save This For The Night

This is the 28th Kush variety I’ve tried in five years and one I will be buying often as it worked well for insomnia and chronic pain, however expect a light snack before bed.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

I would consider this a high THC product as the listed potential is 23.82% THC and negligible amounts of CBD.

The terpene profile listed on the JWC website noted pinene was the dominant terpene capturing nearly 40% of the profile and may explain the increased hunger I had. Secondary terpenes were caryophyllene and humulene taking 36% of the profile combined, and many others noted under 10%.

 

Price and Shipping

Recently JWC lowered their prices on some of their selections and this was one of them. 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 before the price drop. 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 October 7th 2019, a day after purchase which is typical of JWC. I got to reviewing this on October 22, so the product remained packaged for 16 days before I consumed it.

Smell and Appearance

Sweet pine and slightly woodsy undertones were noticed after opening the container. No humidity pack was needed as the flower seemed to have good moisture to it. There was a Boveda pack supplied with this order, which is a first from JWC. I do use humidity packs to maintain the freshness when consuming over a period of time so that’s a win in my books.

Moderately dense flower, not tight but had good character. In the five gram container I ordered there were a variety of sized buds, some medium, some tiny but size didn’t impact my opinion. The dark green buds and orange pistils were vibrant. A mixture of clear and cloudy trichomes were noticeable with the macro lens. 

 

Consumption Methods

I use the Mighty vaporizer as my main go to device and found the range of 170 to 180 Celsius was best (338 to 356 Fahrenheit) when I wanted to consume this all while enjoying the flavourful vapour. Most of my sessions lasted around seven to eight minutes.

If I wanted to go with higher temperatures I preferred to use my water adapter hooked up to the vaporizer for cooler inhales using a bong. The ideal range I found while doing that was 190 to 195 Celsius (374 to 383F) for about six minutes or so.

 

Subjective Effects

A few minutes into my session I began to notice great pain relief and an increased appetite. At times I felt slightly clumsy and forgetful and would advised to consume this at night for best enjoyment, just make sure to have a light snack on hand.

Dealing with insomnia frequently and trying to find a good cultivar for that isn’t easy, and found it also helped me relax and fall asleep easier. The duration of effects lasted about 90 to 120 minutes.

 

End Thought

Northern Kush GE has been added to my favourites list as it helped a variety of issues that I deal with. I just wish it didn’t make me hungry before bed. 

Thanks for reading, my next write up will be on my second Licensed Producer Review – Broken Coast Cannabis.

Cannabis Review: Sensi Star by 7ACRES

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.