Cannabis culture is more than just the greens. It’s how the weed tastes, how the buds look and, ultimately, how the eighths make us feel. Regulated cannabis in Canada has come a ways towards providing us with great products at a variety of prices.
This week, we’re taking a look at Cherry Burst from Highland Grow, Pink Kush by Pure Sunfarms and Pine Kush by Back Forty.
A Few Fave Cannabis Products
Cherry Burst by Highland Grow
Just because cherry season is wrapping up doesn’t mean that you have to forego the flavour! And eighths of Cherry Burst by Highland Grow delivers on the flavourful promise of its name. The nugs are dense and frosty. When busting it up, you’ll find that stickiness that is the foundation of a great rollie.
The light sweet smell was a treat when unboxing.
Overall, the nugs are rather dense, and a little springy. Considering Highland Grow packs their eighths without 2-way humidity packs, that’s a good sign.
What I felt included couch locked-ness with a deep sense of grounding. It’s a sensorial cultivar. The sun felt nice. Aromas were heightened. I became the hungry caterpillar. Ideas are slowed down, and difficult to latch on to.
Great for solo video gaming. Potentially dangerous when combined with a Civilization game. This weed gave me just enough of a boost to justify endless ‘Just one more turn’ cycles.
Pair with fruits, like apples, grapes or cherries; smoothies; pizza, chocolate fondue.
Canada’s Favourite Eighths: Pink Kush by Pure Sunfarms
A relative of OG Kush, Pink Kush (aka Pink OG) is a nighttime cultivar that is perfect if you’re going to bed… but not for sleep 😉
Senses are heightened: food tastes better, aromas smell better and touching feels better.
While quite a few Licensed Producers grow the popular cultivar, we’ve chosen to carry Pure Sunfarm’s Pink Kush. This cut consistently presents lovely cannabinoids and a relative freshness that makes it enjoyable in either a bong or a pipe. Additionally, it’s available in pretty much all our favourite sizes: eighths (3.5g), quarters (7g), half O’s (14g) and Ounces(28g).
I’ll be honest: I would’ve liked to see less leaf (like, a lot less leaf…) but the weight of the container clocked in at 3.47g dried, and the nugs were dense enough. As always with plastic bags, these packages are not recyclable.
Pine Kush by Back Forty
Its full name is Pine Tar Kush, and with it, Back Forty brings affordable weed to the regulated market for the more experienced toker. I’m not usually a huge fan of Pine cultivars. Pinene tends to give me racing thoughts and mild heart palpitations; the Gaelic Fire legit had my heart beating fast enough to count as “exercise” on my FitBit while I was playing a board game (I lost).
Pine Kush however, leads out with myrcene, not pinene. This mellows out the experience, making it less about racing thoughts and more about considering life, the universe and everything. And promptly forgetting all about it. Quite frankly, Will’s review does the best job of describing it:
“I forgot to taste it. I forgot a lot of things. It doesn’t matter. I feel great! Extreme mood enhancer. I got super stoked to see Mimi coming into the kitchen. It was as if I hadn’t seen her in a week. And I ran enthusiastically to give her a hug. I would say any body effects are limited to a feeling of relaxation. While I wouldn’t call my eyelids heavy per se, they feel that being closed would be quite comfortable.”William, post testing
I would pair these eighths with pasta, either as a cold pasta salad with either dill or basil as the main herb, or a fresh butter, lemon and sage warm pasta dish, with extra parmesan – check out this one by the New York Times for inspiration.
New this week
Here are a few new arrivals that we’re pretty stoked about!
Wedding Pie by Back Forty
Backforty does a great job of bringing eights and ounces to market. This week, we lucked out and were able to snag a few bags of their latest indica to market: Wedding Pie. A cross between Wedding Cake and Grape Pie, this is a sweet cultivar that’s grown with organic practices. If you were impressed by the Pine Kush, make sure to grab one of these.
Powdered Donut by WeedMe
We might be out of the Powdered Donut that 314Pure brought to market, but at least we were able to snag some Pre-Rolls by WeedMe.