Cannabis Review: Jean Guy by 7ACRES

REREVIEWING ONE OF MY FAVOURITE DAYTIME CULTIVARS

Jean Guy has been a favourite of mine for daytime use after trying it in June of 2019, and so I decided to take another look at it again a year later in September 2020. I added a YouTube video this time around to discuss anything I’ve noticed that changed and the only thing I noticed was the price was lower at a much more affordable cost of $8.76/gram with taxes from the Ontario Cannabis Store.

If you don’t have time to watch the video I’ll simply say this review still stands. Brief notes have been updated to reflect from the time when I first tried it and a year later where things stand. From the relief of daytime stress or needing energy to get the day going, this was the one for me.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

Purchased off the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) the THC range shown on the website was 13.5 to 21%, when the order arrived the THC content shown on the container was 17.87% and <0.02% CBD. This would be considered above average in terms of THC content. The second time I ordered this the THC was 18.97% in September 2020, a bit higher than in 2019. 

Terpene data I’ve found via PureSinse medical under the Supreme Cannabis label in 2019 was that myrcene was the dominant terpene at 0.69%. The secondary terpene was terpinolene at 0.44%. Smaller amounts of others were noted as well, ocimene 0.19%, pinene 0.17% and surprisingly limonene was only at 0.12% despite the strong lemon aromas. There’s many other terpenes noted at lower amounts. Keep in mind that from harvest to harvest this data will vary, but gives a brief idea of what it may consist of.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The first time I tried 7ACRES Jean Guy the price was $13.03 per gram including tax when I purchased 3.5 grams off OCS in mid-September of 2019, and shortly after I was advised the cost went up to $14.49 per gram. On my order about a year later the price per gram was $8.76 with tax and free shipping via OCS, much lower than when I first tried 7ACRES Jean Guy in 2019, however the second time around was for 7 grams not 3.5, but that price was even lower today at $9.41 per gram for a 3.5 gram container. 

Package date was June 27 2019. Initial purchase was September 17 2019 with my other 7ACRES products and consumed September 22, 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container, 88 days. On my order around a year later there was about a month from packaging to sale. While the date of packaging sounds good, the harvest date remains unknown.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Sweet lemon and earthy aromas were easily identified after opening the container. Bud size varied, there was a single large bud weighing just over a gram, a handful of medium sized ones and a couple tiny pieces. All the buds were dense and no humidity pack was needed to restore the balance.

 

 

Consumption Methods

With every review I’ve ever done I try a minimum of six temperatures, each are individual sessions to see how long each lasts at a set fixed temperature. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer.

Noted below I found 175 degrees Celsius (347F) the best for full flavour with each session lasting about eight minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. Other temperatures worked fine though and if you like lots of vapour then 190C (374F) might be your ideal with a session lasting about seven minutes.

170C (338F) – 8 minutes
175C (347F) – 8 minutes – Best
180C (356F) – 8 minutes
185C (365F) – 7 minutes
190C (374F) – 7 minutes – Increased vapour
195C (383F) – 5 to 6 minutes

 

Subjective Effects

I loved the way it made me feel energized, upbeat and happy. My creative thinking cap was on all while being comfortable and providing great pain relief. I did feel slightly dreamy at higher doses in a single session (0.75> grams) but still capable of having a conversation. I found the best time to consume was in the daytime or during social settings. Duration of effects lasted 90 to 120  minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

Jean Guy by 7ACRES is by far my favourite cultivar to date for daytime use and a must try for those buying from the retail market seeking similar experiences. The price was a reason why I didn’t buy it often from the retail side in October 2019 and was saved for special occasions, but since the price has come down from my initial look last year, it is something I’ll be buying more regularly as the quality is more affordable.  

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Cannabis Review: Jean Guy Oil by KKE

My Favourite Flower In Oil Form

I previously reviewed Sensi Star Oil by KKE (Khalifa Kush Enterprises) and today we’re taking a look at their Jean Guy Oil. This uses flower from 7ACRES and is extracted at MediPharms Labs in Barrie, Ontario, Canada using CO2 extraction with MCT being the carrier oil.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The information listed on the label showed 24.6mg of THC per mL and 1.46mg of CBD per mL, and in my personal view this is a high THC product. 

Just like the other KKE oil, this brand keeps the terpenes in the bottle, unlike most of the competitors by using a multi-phased approach using CO2 extraction for the highest quality output. As for what the terpene values are is anyone’s guess as they’re not listed, but the flower is dominant in myrcene and I would expect the same here. A few other notable terpenes are terpinolene, ocimene, pinene and limonene. This data was pulled from PureSinse’s medical website.

 

Price and Shipping

One 30mL bottle was purchased off the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) at the cost of $102.75 taxes included, which is about $3.43 per mL for 24.6 mg of THC (just under 14 cents per mg of THC). At the time I was checking other markets and saw British Columbia was selling this for $78.74 with taxes, much lower than Ontario. The cost of shipping was $5 flat plus HST (13%) with Canada Post. No free options existed as of this writing and delivery took three business days to arrive.

 

Smell and Appearance

Sweet and earthy would be the easiest way to describe the smell and taste. This oil had a straw yellow colour and was lighter in colour than the Sensi Star. Included in the packaging was a stopper to prevent the oil from spilling out easily and a perfectly labelled dosing dropper. I found measuring the dose was easy to use. 

Dosing and Subjective Effects

Over the course of about two weeks I tried different doses from 0.75mL (18.45mg) upwards to 1.5mL (36.9mg) in one sitting, and unlike some other oils on the market that would require me to consume more than double for the same amount. This is important as taking some oils in large volumes to obtain more THC may cause gastrointestinal distress for some. Thankfully I didn’t have those issues with this oil.

Effects felt at the lowest dose (0.75mL) were feelings of creativity, being mindful and at times a daydreamer but still able to converse with others. I felt this oil would best be used during the daytime as it may keep you up at night, however when I consumed the highest dose (1.5mL) I was restless and wanted to nap it off. Pain relief is the main reason why I use cannabis and unfortunately this seemed geared more to improve mood and enhance creativity, much like in flower form.

The effects took about 90 minutes to two hours to fully kick in each time, this didn’t matter if I held it under my tongue for a few minutes or swallowing it all at once. The total duration of effects lasted about four to five hours, with effects weaning off around the three hour mark. I do advise to eat something with the oil as this would lessen the chance of gastro issues and also increases the bioavailability when taken with some food that has fats. One of my peers on Twitter uses peanut butter every time he uses cannabis oil as the fat in butter helps the absorption. 

Keep in mind that some people may require higher or lower dosing. Always go low and slow to determine an optimal dose to ensure a good time. 

 

End Thought

At the end of the day I prefer to vape as the onset is quicker, but overall I found this to be a great oil to consume during the day, I just wish the cost wasn’t so high and more along the same price as Sensi Star, which I feel was a better buy for me since it helped my chronic pain better.

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Licensed Producer Tour: 7ACRES

Hanging Out With My Favourite Cultivar 

 After my first licensed producer tour in early September 2019, John Fowler, Chief Advocacy Officer and Founder of The Supreme Cannabis Company reached out to me on Twitter and asked if I’d like a tour of 7ACRES. As a big fan of their products I got to see high quality cannabis grown at scale. 

Who Is 7ACRES?

7ACRES is a brand owned by The Supreme Cannabis Company and has their greenhouse facility in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada which is about two and a half hours away from Toronto. As of this writing, this licensed producer supplies dried flower to eight provinces across Canada and cannabis oils sold under the KKE branding using 7ACRES flower.

Licensed production space is currently at 230,000 sq feet with 23 grow rooms using High Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting in all greenhouses and using natural sunlight. Future plans are underway to expand production space towards 300,000 sq feet and current growing capacity of dried cannabis per year is currently 32,560 kilograms, with future goals of 50,000 kilograms per year. That’s a lot of cannabis!

 

The Tour Experience

It was quite a drive to Kincardine but thankful Pete from Supreme drove us up to check out the site. I met Amy Anonymous during our trip and we had some great conversations about cannabis and why quality matters. When we arrived at the grow facility we met up with Vince, who was the operations manager of sanitation and checked us in and we had to change into a 7ACRES uniform from outside clothes. The typical “marshmallow suits” weren’t worn here and they had a good reasoning as fibers may flake off from them.

As we walked into one of the massive grow rooms of Jean Guy holding nearly 3000 plants I had the chance to chat with others working there and all of them were excited to talk about cannabis. I noticed the happiness and passion the workers have and showed that quality isn’t only in their flower here, it’s also in their employees. 

There was a continuous flow of people working as we walked over to the trimming room, and then we saw the curing area and then the final frontier, the vault. Every step of the way was well cared for like a fine wine and this facility was running on high standards. Great job!

This quick write up ends with me holding 10 kg of cannabis and enjoying the moment as I’ve never held so much in my life. 

Thanks for reading and big thanks to Pete Shearer for taking me up there and back. It was great meeting the people working at the Kincardine facility and Amy, I’m glad we got to sesh together! Hope to see you all again soon.