New and Noteworthy Greens: September 1, 2021

A’ight. I won’t deny it: I’m having a rough day.

I get them often. They are, to the best of my knowledge, a combination of external stressors and internal hormonal fluctuations, which came to a head when I lost my mother a few years ago. I have opted, under the supervision of my doctor, to treat my mental health with a combination of anti-depressants and cannabis. 

And while it’s easy to light up and try to shove my stressors aside, sometimes I need a bit more than that. I’m lucky enough to work with a coach who helps me navigate and address my stressors in healthy ways. I also have wonderful friends, that I can call and rant to – or send random texts to. I keep up with of self-care tasks, like building my miniatures, painting, reading familiar books and watching feel-good movies, that help me feel grounded. I try to remember to eat (and even include some greens in my diet that I don’t inhale!) and drink water. I try to sleep 8 hours (though my Fitbit is giving me terrible sleep scores…)

Given how everything is going these days, I can only imagine that I’m not the only one who’s having rough days. So I want to take some time to list out mental health resources available in Alberta. I also want to remind you that you are loved, you are seen, and you are heard. 

Be kind today. Especially to yourself.

  • 780-482-4357 (HELP) The 24-hours Distress Line is available 7 days a week
  • 780-424-2424 for adult addiction and mental health access 24/7
  • Find a directory of services by dialling 211 or visiting their website

And now, back to the greens.

A Few Fave Cannabis Products

Gluerangutan by Good Buds

I have a soft spot for Good Buds. They’re family-owned and operated. They pay their staff a living wage. They grow their greens using organic methods in living soil. 

In other words: they care about what they grow.

One of the cultivars they started growing last year was their Gluerangutan. It’s been a staple on our pre-roll page since last summer. Which, incidentally, is how I first tried the product. At the time, the THC potential listed was under 15%. After I smoked it, I had to triple check the cannabinoids listed. The sesh was wonderful, with relaxation and smiles galore, paired with a deep and profound love for the comfort of my couch. I still remember how nice the sun felt on my face that day. (The pre-rolls now show THC levels above 18%, while the flower we snagged came in over 25%.)

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Packed without a humidity pack, the nugs are beautifully squishy and sticky. It’s a dream to roll and a treat in a vape. And if you had to ask me what time of day this is best suited for, I’d have to tell you that it’s one of those greens that you can reach for at any time of the day.

About Gluerangutan

  • Hybrid (Indica leaning)
  • Cannabinoids: THC dominant
  • Min THC: 21%
  • Max THC: 26%
  • Max CBD: 0.2%
  • Terpene Profile: Limonene, Caryophyllene, Pinene
  • Container: Glass
  • Humidity Pack: None

Tom Ford Island Pink Kush by Green 7, sold via Joint Ventures

Did you know? My background is in marketing. So whenever I read descriptions created by marketing people, I always take it with a grain of salt. When I read how Joint Ventures (a licensed producer who provides co-packing options for micro and craft growers) described Tom Ford Island Pink Kush, you can guess how I reacted:

Tom Ford Island Pink will absolutely amaze smokers with its unique and difficult to achieve combination of high potency THC and terpene profile. The Craft cannabis produced by 7Green is a heavy indica strain that is recognized as the upper echelon available in the market today. Cannabis lovers who treat themselves to Tom Ford Island Pink will be coming back for more!

My biggest regret now? That I didn’t believe them.

When we unboxed it, the daikoku team stopped what they were doing to come take a look. Tuna can packed, nitrogen flushed and so sticky that the nug I tested for squishiness stuck to my finger. 

7Green is also a family owned company, with twin brothers spearheading the endeavour, and a master grower who brings over 30 years of growing experience. They’re a micro cultivator located in Kamloops.

Joint Ventures is making room for new SKUs. As a result, we’re getting this beautifully frosted fresh flower at an incredibly discounted price (I did warn you that I was in marketing). In all seriousness, the team is very much looking forward to trying it and sharing our impressions over our team chat. Make sure to ask your budtender when you come in to find out what the consensus was. 

About Tom Ford Island Pink:

  • Indica dominant
  • Cannabinoids: THC dominant
  • Min THC: 21%
  • Max THC: 27%
  • Max CBD: 0.1%
  • Total Terpene content: 4.5%
  • Terpene Profile: Pinene, Limonene, Caryophyllene
  • Container: Tuna can
  • Humidity Pack: None

Skyway Kush by Indi

We initially brought the product in for May the Forth, since “Skyway Kush” is a Skywalker Kush cultivar. While bag appeal was lacking, with smallish nugs and a dry exterior, the experience, especially in a bong, was especially nice. A sweet, piney flavour paired with a nice clean smoke, and a talkative, creative experience. It was one of Will’s favourite cultivars to unwind after work. 

About Skyway Kush:

  • Indica dominant
  • Cannabinoids: THC dominant
  • Min THC: 20%
  • Max THC: 23%
  • Max CBD: 0.2%
  • Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene
  • Container: Plastic
  • Humidity Pack: Integra

Indi’s Skyway Kush will send you to the moon. As you explore the bud, you’ll notice the round-shaped, deep olive-green flower has wavy orange pistils and a frosty glaze of trichomes. The aroma is pungent in the best way possible, with notes of Kush and spice.

Also new this week

  • Double Chocolate Brownies by Verse – My favourite part? The ganache center. Very little cannabis flavour to speak of, and all the THC is contained in the ganache.
  • Fuse Frappé Nano Shot (Coffee flavoured) – I would pair this with my favourite decaf coffee of choice, and maybe a bit of creamer. While the initial flavour is sweet and coffee-esque, there’s a short period where, if you let the shot linger too long, you might end up making a tequila face. Still, not the worst cannabis beverage I’ve had, by a long shot (pun intended), and what’s convenient about this little buddy is that you can actually buy six of them in a single purchase! Oh my! (Oh and the glass bottles are pretty cute – remember to return them to a bottle depot to get your deposit back!)
  • Müv Transdermal Patches by Edmonton’s Atlas Thrive release 10mg of THC and 10mg of CBD evenly over 72 hours. They’re designed to be worn under your clothes, and you don’t have to worry about it peeling in the shower.  Top tip? Wear the patch somewhere like your hip or your forearm, and not your midriff.

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