Cannabis Review: Stryker (Star Killer) by Broken Coast

A Past Favourite Rekindles Memories

The last time I enjoyed this cultivar was from Aurora Cannabis when they sold some of Broken Coast‘s products on the medical market back in November 2017. This was a favourite of mine then and still is now.

 

Cannabinoid Content and Packaging

The value of the THC content shown on the container was 18.3% and 0.04% CBD. This would be considered above average in terms of THC content. No other known cannabinoids were listed on the Broken Coast website so the rest remains a mystery at this time.

Package date was June 11 2019. This was purchased August 13 with my other Broken Coast products and was consumed September 3 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container, 85 days.

 

Price and Shipping

This was a medical purchase off the Broken Coast Cannabis website. I paid $11.08 per gram plus tax, total being $12.52 per gram after tax since I live in Ontario. There were no discounts given when ordering bulk and no compassion pricing program exist for medical patients. 

Shipping was free with Canada Post as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

Typical kush smells of earth were very noticeable and probably why I enjoyed this particular cultivar. Slight undertones of lemon were apparent after grinding the flower. No humidity pack was needed to restore the moisture balance. 

Three round buds consisted of the contents inside. Two weighing just over two grams each, while the other around a gram in weight. Appearances showed high amounts of glittering trichomes over the purple leaves and long orange pistils blending in. This was a flower I really enjoyed capturing. 

Consumption Methods

Using my Mighty vaporizer with the dried flower I found most of my sessions lasting between seven and eight minutes using temperatures in the range of 170 to 185 Celsius (338 to 365 Fahrenheit). 

With the water adapter attached to the vapourizer my preferred temperature was 190 to 195C (374 to 383F) for about a seven minute session. Higher temperatures were achieved but session times were under four minutes and flavour loss was quicker.

 

Effects

Increased creativity and pain relief was great. Higher doses over 0.75 grams yielded stronger sedative effects and helped my insomnia. When I preferred to relax around a few friends while still getting relief from chronic pain I consumed lower doses around 0.25 grams. I was a bit hazy minded but had a good time. The effects lasted around 90 minutes to two hours before needing to medicate again.

 

Terpenes

Caryophyllene was the dominant terpene in this profile according to the terpene chart on the Broken Coast website at 0.46. Myrcene 0.31 and likely attributed to the sedative effects. Limonene had a value of 0.23 and a possible link to the creative moments I had. A few others are noted with lower values, Terpineol 0.11, b-Pinene 0.06, and a-Pinene 0.04.

 

End Thought

Stryker (Star Killer) remains as one of my top 10 favorite cultivars on the canadian market. The smell is amazing, the look of the flower is remarkable and while always subjective, the effects for me were great. All around a great flower. Good job Broken Coast Cannabis!  

My next write up is Jack Haze by 7ACRES, thanks for reading! 

Cannabis Review: Gabriola (Frost Monster) by Broken Coast Cannabis

Amping The Creativity

I found Gabriola (Frost Monster) a great cultivar to use during the daytime for expanding my creativity but some caution is advised.

 

Potency and Packaging

The potency on the container showed 22.1% THC and 0.05% CBD. This would be considered a high THC product. 

Package date was April 30 2019. This was purchased August 13 with my other Broken Coast products and was consumed August 31 2019. The days between packaging and opening the container: 108 days.

 

Price and Shipping

This was a medical purchase off the Broken Coast Cannabis website. I paid $11.60 per gram plus tax, total being $13.11 per gram after tax since I live in Ontario. The retail price for this wasn’t available at the time of writing. There were no discounts given when ordering bulk, although I wouldn’t expect much on five grams of cannabis  

Shipping was free with Canada Post as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat.

 

Smell and Appearance

Expect a sweet citrusy lemon smell with some earthy takes to it. The taste was very enjoyable in my vaporizer. No humidity pack was needed to restore the moisture balance. 

Frost Monster is frosty indeed. Heavily blanketed in trichomes with orange pistils. Applying some pressure to the flower resulted in no crumbling and bounced back to its original shape.

Consumption Methods

Using my vaporizer with the dried flower I found most of my sessions lasting between seven and eight minutes using temperatures in the range of 170 to 185 Celsius (338 to 365 Fahrenheit).

With the water adapter attached and using higher temperatures my sessions were slightly shorter. I found 190 to 195C (374 to 383F) to be optimal temperature and sessions lasting six to seven minutes before vapour quality diminished.

 

Effects

A slight heavy upper body feeling was noticed at first and then my joint pain began to fade away. Upbeat feelings and creativity increased. I was slightly dreamy but still mindful and able to capture some great thoughts. Dry mouth and an increase in hunger was obvious, have a drink or something to snack on hand. I usually do anyways so this didn’t bother me much. 

Duration of effects lasted around 90 to 120 minutes. Keep in mind effects are subjective and vary per individual.

 

Terpenes

Limonene was the dominant terpene with a value of 0.58. A nice variation of other terpenes are noted. Caryophyllene 0.29, Myrcene 0.20, b-Pinene 0.18, a-Pinene 0.16 and Terpineol 0.13

 

Recommendation

I would buy this again as I did enjoy this product but will keep it to special occasions as the price is fairly high. I found my experience comparable to a Sour Kush variety I had years ago. I wouldn’t use this continuously throughout the day since I found my acid reflux was acting up, I’ll use caution next time. I found this to be a common occurrence when the dominant terpene is limonene for some reason. 

Thanks for reading, my next write up is Stryker (Star Killer) by Broken Coast Cannabis.

Cannabis Review: Texada (Super Lemon Haze) by Broken Coast

When 20 minutes feels like an hour

Texada (Super Lemon Haze) is the third product I’ve reviewed that was grown by Broken Coast, while this is my first direct medical purchase from them. This licensed producer is based in Duncan, British Columbia and provides products for the medical and retail market.

 

Potency

The listed amount of THC on the bottle had a value of 14.5% with zero percent CBD, which is average on the potency scale, despite this average number and in my experience, a properly grown plant will yield greater effects than a poorly grown plant at a higher value of THC.

The container label listed the package date as May 30 2019 and I began reviewing this on July 24 2019.

 

Price

This was bought directly from Broken Coast since I’m a registered medical patient of theirs and I purchased five grams of this cultivar at the cost of $10.04 per gram plus tax. Shipping was free as my total order was over $150, otherwise it would’ve been $5 flat. 

 

Appearance and Smell

Out of the container I noticed two large light green buds with some purple leaves covered in a thick amount of trichomes with light brown pistils poking out, and the moisture is balanced perfectly which didn’t require a humidity pack after opening. The buds were dense and one was 3.08 grams in weight, while the other was around two grams. 

The cultivars name doesn’t disappoint on the aromas, a clear sweet lemon is noticed and when consumed in a vaporizer, it reminded me of those lemonhead candies.   

 

Consumption Methods

With the Mighty vaporizer, I found the most enjoyable temperatures were around 170C to 180C (338-356F), although I did attempt higher temperatures I found I could only handle three to four minutes before the vapour was too hot. My session length at preferred temperatures lasted around seven to eight minutes which produced lots of vapour and will boil most of the terpenes and cannabinoids.  

Oddly when smoked in joint form (1 gram) I didn’t feel as the effects as much as 0.4 grams vaporized, keep in mind this will vary person to person. The smoke was smooth and burned nicely, required no relighting and produced white ash. 

 

Effects

Daytime use is advised for this particular energizing product as it may keep you up at night. Doses at 0.2 grams were adequate as I felt relaxed, great for social settings and for sparking creativity.


When vaping 0.4 grams it gave intense feelings and found twenty minutes felt like an hour, it was best to stay at home and just relax. Anyone with ongoing anxiety might want to stay clear of this one. Duration of effects lasted around 90 minutes to two hours.

 

Terpenes

Listed on the Broken Coast website, Caryophyllene was the dominant terpene at 0.28%, Terpineol and Limonene were equal at 0.06%, with Pinene and Myrcene just below that.

 

Recommendation

If you want something to get energized and awake, try this before it’s gone. I was advised by email that Texada was being discontinued once stock is depleted. Many are unsure why this is happening as it’s a common favourite among others I know in the community and has become a new favourite of mine as well.

Thanks for reading, next up will be Ruxton (Sour OG) by Broken Coast.