4-20 Calendar: April 2nd – Quadra

These sales are no joke!

Stoners get a bad rap. The stereotype focuses on someone lazing about. Likely, they’re in their pj’s all day. They are homebodies who rarely leave the house.

In the era of social isolation, who’s a humble hero now?

The rest of you probably feel a little stir crazy. To break the monotony for a bit, why not take a “trip” to Quadra by Broken Coast?

02/04/20: Quadra byBroken Coast | A variant of Headstash.

Quadra is part of the Discovery Islands in BC. The island seems tame on its Wikipedia page. However, the fictional crime thriller MARRY, BANG, KILL by Canadian author Andrew Battershill paints the quaint island in a different light. Pick it up if you’re a fan of Terry Fallis (The Best Laid Plans) or Andy Weir (The Martian) and enjoy gritty crime novels.

About Quadra

Named after Quadra Island off the west coast of British Columbia, this strain produces thick, powerful smoke with a funky kush flavour and notes of mandarin zest.

It’s a variant of Headstash.

The cultivar is indica dominant.

Available in 3.5 gram containers.
Caryophyllene is the main terpene found in Quadra
Limonene is the secondary terpene found in Quadra
Terpineol is the tertiary terpene found in Quadra

About Broken Coast

Broken Coast is a licensed producer of medicinal cannabis located on Vancouver Island. We have deep roots in British Columbia, and we’re proud to contribute to the reputation our province has earned for producing outstanding cannabis.

About us, Broken Coast Website

Broken Coast was the first premium brand available on the non-medical legal market in Alberta. They are renowned for their relative freshness and frosty buds. Broken Coast’s respect for cultivars, the plant and its effect is obvious in the product that hits the shelves. On the non-medical market, they typically rename their products based on locations/ in BC (Quadra, Gabriola, Galiano, Savary to name a few).

4-20 at Daikoku

Specials will be going on throughout the month to celebrate April 2020:

  • 20% off all non-liquidation accessories
  • A new sale on a cultivar every day that runs for the remainder of the month or until stock is out.

For more information, check out our menu.

April 1 | April 3

4-20 Calendar: April 1st – Pre-98 Bubba Kush

These sales are no joke!

It’s probably the weirdest 4-20 in Canada. We go to weed stores to get our greens and get our groceries delivered — I remember when it was the other way around!

Start the month off with even more nostalgia: Qwest‘s Pre‑98 Bubba Kush is the first special for 4-20.

01/04/20: Pre-98 Bubba Kush by Qwest | This cultivar is no joke!

Reminisce about the good ole days, when TP was plentiful and weed was illegal (and now, we’re an essential service ?). Maybe your mom sang you to sleep when you were stressed out. The flavour in each of these 1 gram pre-rolls is a serious blast to the past and oh, so smooth.

About Pre-98 Bubba Kush

Pre-98 Bubba Kush comes packaged in 2x1 gram prerolls.
Myrcene is the main terpene found in Pre-98 Bubba Kush
Caryophyllene is the secondary terpene found in Pre-98 Bubba Kush
Linalool is the tertiary terpene found in Pre-98 Bubba Kush

THE original, old school Bubba Kush got its start in the mid-’90s and quickly became a favourite for indica lovers with its sticky denseness. The popularity of Bubba Kush meant that, over time, the strain’s genetics became diluted. Re-enter Pre‑98 Bubba Kush. It takes you back to the original mid-’90s undiluted strain that launched the legend.

Enthusiasts prefer the Pre 98 because of its pure genetics. This cultivar is for people who like the old school Cali Kush flavour.

If you think you’ve had Bubba Kush, Qwest’s Pre‑98 Bubba Kush is a wonderful reminder that you haven’t.

About Qwest

Qwest is premium (we could even say “luxury”) BC bud in all its glory.

A few factoids:

  • All their grows are small-batch grown, allowing Qwest to give each plant the specific care she needs
  • Hang dried
  • Hand trimmed
  • The fanciest water. Like, ever:

“Our plants are nourished by pure glacial mountain water which runs naturally through the Qwest Cannabis Estate.
A true gift from nature, this water happens to be perfectly pH balanced to the level that cannabis thrives on.”

About us, Qwest website

4-20 at Daikoku

Specials will be going on throughout the month to celebrate April 2020:

  • 20% off all non-liquidation items
  • A new sale on a cultivar every day that runs for the remainder of the month or (until stock is out)

For more information, check out our menu.

April 2 | April 3

Business as usual. Well, except for…

It’s been a long few days (anyone else struggling to keep a child educated and occupied?).

Amid all the chaos, we wanted to let you know what’s going on at daikoku, and to reassure you that business, for the most part, remains as usual. And that we have a healthy inventory of dried bud, vapes, edibles – even soft chews! – oils and caps.

Our plan is to have Daikoku remain open from 10 AM to 9:30 PM daily.

To ensure everyone’s safety and in compliance with the city of Edmonton’s Mask By-law, we have a no-mask, no entry policy.

We took the decision to stay open with our regular hours after discussions with our staff and taking into consideration the effect that shorter hours might have on in-store foot traffic, especially with regards to density. We also want to try and keep normalcy going for as long as possible, for you and for our team.

It goes without saying that we sanitize regularly. We’re also very lucky in the fact that the store is very large. In an effort to keep everyone healthy, we will ask you to utilize all that room: let’s spread out and keep at least one meter away from everyone.

Thanks for all your help. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Keep it fun,

Mimi

Strain Inspection: Shishkaberry

Shishkaberry just sounds like it should be sweet, doesn’t it? It was initially bred in Canada by WeedMD as an indica-dominant hybrid that came about from crossing DJ Short Blueberry with an unknown Afghani strain. That being said, most brands on the market in Ablerta classify their Shishkaberry as an Indica.

As would be expected, its aroma is sweet, but it hits you with a peppery kick. However, variations in the terpene profiles from one grower to another change the flavour profile completely.

Shishkaberry Dried Flower and Pre-Rolls
Shishkaberry Dried Flower and Pre-Rolls

Canaca Select

We know variety is the spice of life, and enthusiasts crave selection. Canaca is pleased to offer Canaca Select: a limited range of cultivars picked for this year. Heavy indicas, bright sativas or the best of both in a hybrid; our selection is sure to satisfy the canna-curious.

Sold as: Shishkaberry

Terpene Profile: Alpha/Beta Pinene, Cymene, Caryophyllene

THC Range: 10% – 25%

CBD Range: 0% – 1%

Grown in Ontario

Namaste

Just as the name suggests, Shishkaberry is bursting with fruitiness, with a sweet fragrance that has notes of red berries and blueberries. This strain contains moderately high THC levels and can exhibit both sativa and indica characteristics.

Sold as: Shishkaberry, Indica

Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Humulene

THC Range: 13% – 19%

CBD Range: 0% – 1%

Grown in New Brunswick 

Haven St.

A bouquet of sweet berry paired with an earthy floral aroma may entice and intrigue consumers, before potentially creating a euphoric state of sedating calm and a restful nights sleep.

Sold as: No. 402: Blueberry Kush

Terpene Profile: Myrcene (Earthy/Musky), Alpha/Beta Pinene, Caryophyllene

THC Range: 10% – 20%

CBD Range :0% – 1%

Grown in Ontario

Vertical Cannabis

Shishkaberry is an indica-dominant strain with a piney, spicy taste.

Sold as: Shishkaberry, Indica

Terpene Profile: Alpha/Beta Pinene, Caryophyllene, Cymene

THC Range: 11% – 20%

CBD Range: 0% – 1%

Grown in Ontario

A variant of the popular Shishkaberry, this proprietary strain shares the same fruity aromas.

Sold as: Blissberry

Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene

THC Range: 9% – 15%

CBD Range 0% – 1%

Grown in Ontario

Sundial (Calm Series)

Zen Berry’s deep purple shades perfectly match its strong berry aroma. An indica-dominant, mid-THC hybrid strain, its sweet flavour is tempered with the slightest hint of earth.

Sold as: Zen Berry

Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Alpha/Beta Pinene, Caryophyllene

THC Range: 12% – 22%

CBD Range: 0% – 1%

Redecan

Pre-rolled joints made from our Shishkaberry buds. Machine rolled, and never touched by human hands for a one of a kind pre-rolled experience. Rolled with a light weight rolling paper and completed with a paper mouthpiece to allow for full user experience. Shiskaberry is an indica-dominant strain with a sweet, earthy-fresh aroma with a medium THC potency.

Sold as: Redees – Shishkaberry

Terpene Profile: Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Limonene

THC Range: 11% – 15%

CBD Range: 0% – 1%

Shishkaberry Vape Products

Palmetto

Palmetto vape cartridges are made from glass and feature ceramic tips and heating elements, leak-proof sealing and a 510 thread that’s compatible with most modern 510 Thread vape devices.

Sold as: Shishkaberry

Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Humulene

THC Range: 75% – 85%

CBD Range: 0% – 0.2%

Grown in Alberta

Sundial

Zen Berry is a mellow indica-dominant hybrid with mid to high THC levels. The terpene profile is all sweetness, giving the bud a pleasant aroma and taste with a distinct berry finish. Compatible with 510 Thread devices. Device not included.

Sold as: Zen Berry

Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Humulene

THC Range: 75% – 85%

CBD Range: 0% – 0.2%

Grown in Alberta

Fireside

Our cartridge contains a full-spectrum cannabis oil derived from our Shishkaberry flower. Terpenes are removed prior to extraction and reinfused with the cannabis resin to create a natural and aromatic flavour with no cutters, fillers or colour-removers – just pure, high-potency, strain-specific oil with a robust native terpene profile. Compatible with 510 Thread devices only.

Sold as: Blaze

Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Terpineol, Humulene

THC Range: ~ 80%

CBD Range: 0.1%

Produced in Ontario

Cannabis strain names are sometimes interesting, often curious and always confusing. To make matters worse, many brands add their own special name to strains. To help you make sense of it all, we’ll be pitting strains of the same name that are available in Alberta against each other, giving you the details on the THC ranges and terpene profiles. Descriptions and pictures are provided by Licensed Producers. This is for informational purposes only: we do not carry all the products shown.

Quality, Potency and Price: A Primer to Pick your Pot

A customer had a bad experience at Daikoku today. I’m still reeling from the interaction myself. It was due mostly to the fact we were talking two different languages: they equate potency to quality, whereas I see them as two distinct elements.

In light of this conversation, I thought I would go over the various comments I hear and read about the legal cannabis market in Canada:

“It’s way too dry.”

“The quality is terrible.”

“It’s too expensive.”

Continue reading “Quality, Potency and Price: A Primer to Pick your Pot”

Acknowledgements

On May 24th 2018, we signed our lease on the premises that would become Daikoku.

Today, almost a full year later, we’ve officially (re-)opened – we’d been selling accessories since January 2nd – and have started selling cannabis. It’s a lot of emotions to process, but the one that I feel the most is gratitude.

Continue reading “Acknowledgements”