Cannabis: 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: 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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Cannabis: Cinderella Jack by Weed Me via PureSinse

Visually Stunning But Too Dry

This is my second 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 Cinderella Jack by Weed Me.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The label on the container showed a value of 18.54% THC and zero CBD.  

A blend of three terpenes had the highest values in this cultivar with caryophyllene 0.15%, myrcene 0.13%, and pinene at 0.12%. Many others were noted with values under 0.10%.

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

I purchased 3.5 grams from PureSinse at the cost of $9.76 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 14th 2019 and was ordered on October 28. I began reviewing this on November 16, which means the product was packaged for 187 days before being opened.

Smell and Appearance

From a distance you wouldn’t notice the purple hues but at five times the magnification we can visibly notice them and the plethora of trichomes. Orange pistils are poking around the green dense buds and unfortunately the flower was very dry. I used a humidity pack at my expense and found it helped a bit by bringing some moisture back to roll a joint later on. 

Due to the buds being overly dried there wasn’t much of an aroma. When vaped I noticed a sweet earthy taste with hints of lemon. 

 

Consumption Methods

Using the Mighty vaporizer I found the best temperature range to use was between 170 to 190 Celsius (338 to 374F) and sessions varied in time with lower temperatures around eight minutes and higher temperatures around five minutes. 

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

 

Subjective Effects

About five minutes into my experience I began to notice a minor dry mouth and an increased appetite. Slightly lethargic however my body was feeling energized at the same time and wanted to get going. I found playing video games or having social interactions paired well. The duration of effects lasted around 90 to 120 minutes and found Cinderella Jack was best for the evening.

 

End Thought

Despite having a decent time with Cinderella Jack I wasn’t impressed with how dry the flower was and won’t be purchasing it again.

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Cannabis: 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.

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Cannabis: Sensi Star Oil by KKE

Space out and see the stars

Sensi Star Oil by KKE (Khalifa Kush Enterprises) uses flower from 7ACRES and is extracted at MediPharms Labs in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. This is one of the most potent oils I’ve used to date and my first cannabis oil review in long-form.  

 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

The information listed on the label showed 27.8mg of THC per mL and 0.8mg of CBD per mL, and in my personal view this is a high THC product. 

Unlike some oils on the market that remove the terpenes this brand keeps them 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 limonene and caryophyllene.

 

Price and Shipping

One 30mL bottle was purchased off the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) at the cost of $88.55 taxes included, which is about $2.95 per mL for 27.8mg of THC (just under 11 cents per mg of THC). 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

You wouldn’t be able to smell the oil unless you put your nose up to the opening of the bottle. Slight fragrances of a sweet cannabis plant with light earths are noticed, and when tasting the silky smooth yellow oil. 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

I started off with 0.5mL using the provided dropper and found good pain relief and relaxation, however I preferred 0.75 to one full mL for an optimal dose where I could still function. 

Effects took about 90 minutes to two hours to start working, this was the case when eating or without eating prior to dosing. I tried keeping the oil under my tongue for about a minute for quicker absorption and didn’t find a difference. 

The highest dose I tried was 2mL (55.6mg of THC) in one sitting, the effects were a lot stronger and I was couchlocked for the first hour or so once I started to feel it kicking in. At times I felt like I was floating and was slightly anxious. While this may sound concerning for some, I breathed in slowly and reminded myself that this is temporary and within an hour or so the peak hit and the effects started to ease into a nice calm and relaxing feeling. The pain relief I had was phenomenal the whole time!

Dry eyes were common among all doses, and noticeably stronger over 1mL. Slight dry mouth did occur as well. The effects lasted between four and six hours.

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

While the cost may deter some from trying this oil, it’s worth every cent. This is one of the few brands on the retail side where they source from a single strain rather than a blended variety. I enjoy the terpenes being preserved as I believe they’re beneficial to the effect, and going this extra step shows the respect this plant deserves. 

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 when my chronic pain is really bad at night. 

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Cannabis: 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.

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