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: Nightshift by Kingsway

L.A. CONFIDENTIAL IN DISGUISE

This is my first review of a Kingsway cannabis product, it was labeled as Nightshift (Afghan OG) by the High12 company under the Kingsway brand. This is grown by Aurora Cannabis as mentioned on the label, which is based near Edmonton, Alberta.

As described on the Ontario Cannabis Store where I purchased this it notes O.G. LA Affie and Afghani lineage, which is LA Confidential.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 164.4mg per gram as labeled or 16.44% THC for those who prefer that terminology, which I myself agree with more on dried cannabis. 

Terpene and other cannabinoid data was minimal on the Ontario Cannabis Store website and mentions five terpenes as, Pinene, Myrcene, Ocimene, Guaiol and Caryophyllene.

 

Nightshift, Kingsway, Aurora, VapeTheBud

 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price was $8.60 per gram with taxes on the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) for a container with 3.5 grams, costing a total of $30.10. Shipping was free with Canada Post due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, otherwise it would’ve been $5 plus tax. 

This was packaged on March 27th 2020 and was purchased on April 30th 2020. I received the container on May 5th and opened it on May 16th, which means this was packaged for 51 days. While the date of packaging sounds good, the harvest date remains unknown.

 

Appearance, Smell and Taste

The container’s seal was hard to peel open and required the use of a pen to break it. I often have cramps in my hands so some might not have this issue but it was really on there. Presented after opening were four buds, you could spot some yellowing in some areas but mostly green and dense with lots of brown pistils throughout. The buds were really dry and lacked moisture, the use of a humidity pack was needed at my expense and waited two days before consuming it again as it grinded to dust. This wasn’t an issue after the two days of remediation. 

Smell and taste were earthy and pine and relate to the terpenes myrcene and pinene. If I didn’t know this was an Aurora product as labeled on the container I’d know it was L.A. Confidential by them as I’ve tried it countless times in the past when I posted reviews on Lift & Co. as this is Snow Dome under Aurora’s medical program.

 

Nightshift, Kingsway, Aurora, VapeTheBud

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. 

My ideal temperature with this cultivar was in the range of 180 to 185 degrees Celsius (356-365F) with a session lasting around 9 minutes. At slightly higher temperatures the flavour was less noteworthy but still okay. 

170C (338F) – 9 minutes
175C (347F) – 9 minutes
180C (356F) – 9 minutes
185C (365F) – 8 minutes 
190C (374F) – 6 minutes
195C (383F) – 5 minutes 

Rolled into a gram and smoked as a joint I found the ash was very dark and found myself relighting multiple times as it kept going out. Wasn’t a good smoke and preferred using this with the vaporizer.

 

Subjective Effects

The effects offered me a nice head high, I didn’t feel tired but relaxed. Slight clarity and focus, while providing good pain relief to my joints and muscles. Dry eyes were common and needed to use eye drops. Evening use is advised to individuals who don’t partake daily and duration of effects was around 90 minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

My guess this is for someone who doesn’t know what they’re looking for and the nightshift name was used for the idea to use at night, which I found was appropriate. This isn’t for an enthusiast nor is it “the people’s weed” as noted on the Kingsway website as I found other cultivars at a lower price more worthy.

L.A. Confidential by Aurora Cannabis was $10.50 a gram on OCS with taxes previously so I’m happy to see the price is lower here but on Twitter it is said Daily Special Indica is L.A. Confidential or sometimes MK Ultra by the same grower, which I’d prefer as the cost per gram is $6.27 with taxes.

I won’t be buying this again and wouldn’t recommend paying above the $8 per gram price.

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Cannabis Review: Strawberry Fire OG by Gage Cannabis

GAGE CANNABIS BRINGS THE FIRE

This is my first review of a Gage Cannabis product that is grown by Radicle Cannabis Inc out in Hamilton, Ontario. This was bought from the Ontario Cannabis Store but can also be purchased on the medical side distributed by Spectrum Therapeutics under the Radicle brand at the time of this writing. The lineage here is Strawberry Cough crossed with Fire OG.

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was a bit different on this container compared to previous reviews and showed 223.1 mg/g of THC. For those who prefer this in percent form, this would be 22.31% THC. This was due to a labeling change in regulations which originally was for pre-rolls and has moved onto whole flower. Noted was zero mg of CBD or 0% CBD. 

Terpene and other cannabinoid data was minimal on the Ontario Cannabis Store website and noted the four mentioned, Pinene, Limonene, Myrcene and Ocimene.

 

Strawberry Fire OG, Gage Cannabis, VapeTheBud

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price was $11.63 per gram with taxes on the Ontario Cannabis Store (OCS) for a container with 3.5 grams, costing a total of $40.70. Shipping was free with Canada Post or 3-day delivery due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, otherwise it would’ve been $5 plus tax. 

This was packaged on April 1st 2020 and was purchased on April 28th 2020. I received the container on May 1st and opened and started consuming it a day later, which means this was packaged for 32 days.  Harvest date remains unknown.

Smell, Taste and Appearance

At waist height I could smell the sweet, earthy fruit aromas, and when vaped it tasted like a bit of a grapefruit. It had perfect moisture content and was ready to vape, no need for a humidity pack like most cannabis I’ve tried.  

Strawberry Fire OG has some really nice colouring to it with bright orange pistils, heavy amounts of trichomes glittering along the flower and under the macro lens a nice display of the trichome formations.  

Strawberry Fire OG, Gage Cannabis, VapeTheBud

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. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer. 

My ideal temperature used was around 185 degrees Celsius (365F) to capture the most flavour and while enjoying the vapour output. At slightly higher temperatures the flavour was less noticeable but still provided lots of vapour. 

170C (338F) – 10 minutes
175C (347F) – 10 minutes
180C (356F) – 9 minutes
185C (365F) – 9 minutes – Increased vapour
190C (374F) – 7 minutes – Flavour less noticeable
195C (383F) – 7 minutes 

Rolled into a gram and smoked as a joint I found the ash was mostly a white ash with some very light grey hues in some areas. The smoke was smooth and would enjoy it in this form again.

 

Subjective Effects

Really enjoyed it effect wise with an improved mood and something I’d enjoy smoking with a group of friends. Had some good laughs to the point of putting things in the fridge that shouldn’t be going in there, but quickly realizing it in the moment. 

Dry eyes seem to be a common issue for me with this one, doesn’t happen too often anymore but this got me. Duration of effects was around 90 minutes and I preferred to use it when I didn’t feel like doing much and wanted to relax, this would help in the daytime or nighttime, situation permitting.

 

Final Thoughts

I would buy this again despite the price being close to $12 a gram, the quality lives up to what others have said. I do advise others to take caution if they are new to cannabis as it might be too strong for some, even for myself I found one session was good enough. 

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Cannabis Review: Shishkaberry by Redecan

LOW COST, GREAT QUALITY

This review is part of a larger write up on various Shishkaberry grows I evaluated called, Battle of the Shishkaberry. This is my first review of a Redecan product that was evaluated on March 6th 2020.  Redecan is a licensed producer of cannabis based in Ridgeville, ON, just outside of Welland in the Niagara region.  

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 15.9% and had zero CBD as noted on the container. 

Data from the Redecan website showed their Shishkaberry had Myrcene as the dominant terpene with a value of 0.39%. Caryophyllene was noted with 0.14% and with a value of 0.11% each were Pinene and Limonene. Other terpenes were listed at lower values.

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price was $6.50 per gram plus taxes on the Redecan medical website for a container with 7 grams, which was the smallest option to buy. Shipping was $10 plus taxes with Canada Post. This is also sold in retail stores and online provincial websites, on the Ontario Cannabis Store this would cost me $8.79 per gram with tax, about $1.44 more per gram outside the medical channel. 

This was packed on January 15th 2020 and was purchased on February 25th 2020. I opened the container on February 29th which means this was packaged for 32 days.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

As with all the Shishkaberry grows I’ve tried it had the common berry and earthy tones, almost like a nice red wine. Taste in the vape was similar to the way it smelled.

First thing I noticed was the seal on the container was the same as what Broken Coast uses, which reminded me of a fish food seal. After I broke the seal I noticed the smell of the flower and taking a closer look while filming I spotted a seed and put it aside, I found two more during my time with this cultivar from Redecan. 

In the macro shot below you might notice many trichome heads across the sea of orange pistils and green herb. I was impressed aside from the seeds considering this was one of the cheaper options out of the six Shishkaberry grows I’ve tried to date. 

Consumption Methods

With every review I’ve ever done I try a minimum of six temperatures and see how long each session lasts. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer. 

185 degrees celsius (365F) was the best with each session lasting about seven minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. At lower temperatures of around 175C, you really notice the berry red wine taste. Once you hit temperatures above 185C that taste isn’t so noticeable and mostly about denser vapour. 

170C (338F) – 10 minutes
175C (347F) – 9 minutes
180C (356F) – 8 minutes
185C (365F) – 7 minutes – Increased vapour, best
190C (374F) – 7 minutes
195C (383F) – 7 minutes 

Rolled into a gram and smoked as a joint I found the ash was grey, a good mix of salt and pepper. The smoke was smooth and tasted good.

 

Subjective Effects

Pain relief is my main reason for using cannabis, I found the relief was mild in my joints and muscles. Feelings of a slightly heavy upper body were noticeable like other Shishkaberry grows I’ve tried and at times it was hard to concentrate, after a few days of use this was less of an issue thankfully. I found this was best used in the evening, for those with long term experience with cannabis anytime would be fine. 

Dry eyes were common when used multiple times per day, and when used in my first session of the day this wasn’t noticed. I didn’t have an increase in hunger like other Shishkaberry grows and unsure if it’s because this one had a low value of the Pinene terpene and wasn’t as prominent. Duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

At the cost of $6.50 per gram plus taxes I will most definitely be buying this again despite the three seeds found. I didn’t need to use a humidity pack before use but I wish we could buy one at the time of ordering to maintain the moisture balance. 

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Cannabis Review: Shishkaberry by Color Cannabis

QUESTIONABLE QUALITY

This review is part of a larger write up on various Shishkaberry grows I evaluated called, Battle of the Shishkaberry. This is my first review of a Color Cannabis product that was evaluated on March 12th 2020, however this is grown by WeedMD and would technically be my second review on them. WeedMD is a licensed producer of cannabis based in Strathroy and Aylmer, ON and also sells under the Saturday brand on the retail side. 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 12.28% and a minimal amount of CBD at 0.02% as noted on the container. 

Terpene content off the Ontario Cannabis Store was minimal but further digging on the growers website WeedMD showed their Shishkaberry was dominant in Pinene with a potential value of 0.189%. Caryophyllene was not far behind with 0.166% and Nerolidol at 0.088%, other terpenes were listed at lower values. 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price was $5.70 per gram on the Ontario Cannabis Store website for a container with 3.5 grams. Shipping was $5 plus taxes with Canada Post. This was much cheaper compared to the growers medical website at the time when I bought this on WeedMD’s that goes for $8 per gram plus tax in Ontario.

This was packed on September 11th 2019 and was purchased February 29th 2020. I opened the container on March 14th which means this was packaged for 186 days.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Classic Shishkaberry smell of berry and earths were noticed along with that nice red wine smell. Taste in the vape was similar to the way it smelled with a kick of sour to it.    

Appearances showed a variety of bud sizes, the largest was around a gram and some under half a gram and a couple at 0.1 grams! The flower was a bit dry and required the use of a humidity pack, you can see in the video the amount of trichome dusting that happened from bouncing around in the jar. There were concerning white spots on the flower in parts and under the macro lens you can see white matter and above it pale green bud which was soft to touch with a metal tip. Trichome heads were slightly visible and amber looking, however most were zipped off.  

Consumption Methods

With every review I’ve ever done I try a minimum of six temperatures and see how long each session lasts. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer. 

180 degrees celsius (365F) was the best with each session lasting about eight minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. Other temperatures were fine but at 185C and above the vapour flavour quickly began to fade and wasn’t tolerable for longer than six minutes.

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

Rolled into a gram and smoked as a joint I found the ash was grey, a middle ground of salt and pepper. The smoke was smooth and required no relighting. Just like my WeedMD medical review of Shishkaberry.

 

Subjective Effects

Pain relief is my main reason for using cannabis, I found the relief was mild in my joints and muscles. Feelings of a slightly heavy upper body were noticeable like other Shishkaberry grows I’ve tried and at times it was hard to concentrate, after a few days of use this was less of an issue thankfully. I found this was best used in the evening, for those with long term experience with cannabis anytime would be fine. 

Dry eyes were common when used multiple times per day, and when used in my first session of the day this wasn’t noticed. For some the increased appetite may be of value or an annoyance, be sure to have a snack on hand, I’ve noticed it as a common occurrence with pinene dominant cultivars. Duration of effects lasted 90 to 120 minutes.

 

Final Thoughts

At the price of $5.70 a gram after taxes I had to compare it to my medical experience with the same grower which was more pleasant and didn’t exhibit those questionable white spots on the Shishkaberry I ordered, but cost was $2.30 a gram extra for medical at the time of this writing. While package dates aren’t harvest dates this was 62 days older than my medical order. My guess the price was cheaper due to the age as it was nearing 6 months old at the time of purchase. In the end it did provide relief, I’m just happy this one didn’t make me feel sick after use.  

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Cannabis Review: Shishkaberry by WeedMD

RED WINE AND ZIPPED OFF TRICHOMES

This review is part of a larger write up on various Shishkaberry grows I evaluated called, Battle of the Shishkaberry. This is my first review of a WeedMD product that was evaluated on February 4th 2020. WeedMD is a medical cannabis provider based in Strathroy and Aylmer, ON and also sells under the Color Cannabis and Saturday brand on the retail side. 

Cannabinoid Content and Terpenes

THC content was 15.86% and a minimal amount of CBD at 0.03% as noted on the container. 

According to the WeedMD medical website their Shishkaberry was dominant in Pinene with a potential value of 0.189%. Caryophyllene was not far behind with 0.166% and Nerolidol at 0.088%, other terpenes were listed at lower values. 

Price, Shipping and Pack Dates

The price was $8 per gram plus taxes on the WeedMD medical webstore for the 5 gram container. Shipping was free with Canada Post as my total order was over $99, otherwise it would’ve been $15.74. 

This was packed on October 3rd 2019 and was purchased January 26th 2020. I opened the container on February 4th which means this was packaged for 125 days before reviewing.

 

Smell, Taste and Appearance

Berry and earthy aromas were noticed, much like every Shishkaberry I tried so far and this one emitted the nice red wine smell. Taste in the vape was similar to the way it smelled with a kick of sour to it.    

Appearances showed a variety of bud sizes, some were about 0.75 grams, while the rest were about half a gram and a few small buds. The flower was a bit dry and needed the use of a humidity pack at my expense. Overall it looked nice but under the macro lens you could clearly see the trichome heads zipped off and only left with the stalks. 

Consumption Methods

With every review I’ve ever done I try a minimum of six temperatures and see how long each session lasts. This may vary by each device and the one used here was the Mighty vaporizer. 

180 degrees celsius (365F) was the best with each session lasting about eight minutes using around 0.25 grams of cannabis. Other temperatures were fine but at 185C and above the vapour flavour quickly began to fade and wasn’t tolerable for longer than six minutes.

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

Rolled into a gram and smoked as a joint I found the ash was grey, a middle ground of salt and pepper. The smoke was smooth and required no relighting.

 

Subjective Effects

Pain relief is my main reason for using cannabis, I found the relief was mild in my joints and muscles. Feelings of a slightly heavy upper body were noticeable like other Shishkaberry grows I’ve tried and at times it was hard to concentrate, after a few days of use this was less of an issue thankfully. I found this was best used in the evening, for those with long term experience with cannabis anytime would be fine. 

Dry eyes were common when used multiple times per day, and when used in my first session of the day this wasn’t noticed. For some the increased appetite may be of value or an annoyance, be sure to have a snack on hand, I’ve noticed it as a common occurrence with pinene dominant cultivars. Duration of effects lasted 90 to 120 minutes. 

 

Final Thoughts

At the price point of $8 a gram with WeedMD as a direct medical patient of theirs I found it a bit high for the average quality, it was more around the $6 mark and currently sells for less on the Ontario Cannabis Store for $5.70 a gram. I did enjoy it and would buy it again if no other options were available, but it won’t be my first choice for a Shishkaberry at this price point.  

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