New and Noteworthy Papers: November 17, 2021

One of my biggest pet peeves in the industry is that licensed producers don’t have to declare what kind of paper they use to roll. 

Imagine if you bought a chocolate and didn’t know if it was white, milk or dark chocolate? 

It’s one of the reasons I continue to roll my own. I consider the flavour of the paper, the type of glue and the speed of the burn when I pair flower to my paper.

Extra! Extra! What’s your paper?

Rolling papers are made from a variety of materials. The most common are lumber (wood pulp), rice, cellulose or (you guessed it!) hemp. This list is not exhaustive, and we don’t go over mixed sources (like OCB’s Hemp & Flax paper). We also purposely don’t mention gold papers because we have yet to see conclusive evidence that smoking a metal like gold isn’t terribly bad for you. (We also don’t mention flavoured papers, but you can blame Health Canada for that.)

Hemp fiber papers

At daikoku, we stock Raw rolling papers as our hemp paper. Honestly, it’s been around for so long, and is such a standard for tokers. These papers are fairly thick with a medium burn.

Local hemp paper suppliers: Lion’s Choice, Frass Rolling Papers 

Found in : Good Buds Prerolls (Raw), Pure Sunfarms 10 packs (I don’t remember the brand, but the glue on these is vegan)

Cellulose papers

These papers ash with a very distinctive white residue that looks a little shiny – so word to the wise if you rely on ash colour as a quality test. My favourite cellulose papers are Gizeh reds, with the slow burning lines. Not quite so thick as hemp, not quite so fine as rice, these papers provide a nice balance and a smooth toke. 

Found in: Pretty sure the Back40 10 packs use cellulose paper, but I’m not sure.

Rice Papers

Super thin and prone to distortion due to humidity, rice papers provide a unique rolling experience. At daikoku, we stock the Elements papers. The slow burn lines prevent the joint from going up in smoke the minute it’s lit. Don’t plan on setting it down for too long though: it’s used best when toked evenly and consistently.

Lumber/Wood Pulp

Have you noticed that Zig Zag papers in Canada no longer have the image of the zouave soldier, aka the Zig-Zag Man? Yeah, I hate it too. Lumber papers are fairly ubiquitous, since the few people who still roll their own cigarettes tend to use wood pulp paper. These papers tend to be thicker, and provide a slow burn.

Found in: Partake Prerolls (Futurola), Natural History (Futurola), Reddees (Unknown)

What about blunts?

In Canadian dispensaries non-medical cannabis retailers, it’s verboten to sell products that contain tobacco. This extends to blunt wraps. Cigar wrappers are historically made with the leaves of the tobacco plant, although nowadays it’s fairly common to have them made from tobacco pulp. As a result, there’s still some nicotine left. Which is why the blunt wraps we carry are made from hemp (sometimes toasted!) or palm leaf rolls, and are completely tobacco free.

Two new Cannabis Products

Phenome OG Spike by Qwest

A hybrid that’s better suited for evenings. Think dinner parties where you want to be giggly, game nights where you want to be relaxed and creative outlets where you want to let go of some of your inhibitions (or hand shakiness, whatever).

Try pairing with Blendcraft Sativa Wax if taking Phenome OG Spike out for a party!

Bringing this to a party or looking for a way to oomph your up? Try rolling it with some Sativa Wax by Blendcraft

On sale November 17th to November 23, 2021

As always, when you’re rolling with Qwest, you can expect a smooth toke, an oil ring to follow your smoke and a nice light-grey ash. Make sure you don’t roll your ends aren’t too narrowly! You can chimney your J’ to ensure consistent airflow and a smooth burn if you tend to roll your doobies tight, especially if you’re adding in wax or shatter.

Right of the Leaf did a great review on the Phenome OG Spike this October, and while there’s no point for me to embed it ‘cause it’s age-gated, I recommend you take a look at his video.

Sticky, frosty and oh so lovely, the Phenome OG Spike has a really interesting bud structure and a light green colour. Our container came with large nug and a couple of mids to complete the eighth. She’s trimmed beautifully, with only the most trichome covered sugar leaves left on.

Sweet and psychedelic. Juicy and potent. Phenome OG Spike is legendary. Known for it’s sweet, citrus flavonoid profile, Phenome OG Spike delivers an uplifting, heady haze that can almost bump into a psychedelic realm. Some refer to the initial onset like a Jack Herer boost with a buzz that lasts.

Qwest Website

About Phenome OG Spike:

  • Hybrid (recommended for evenings)
  • Cannabinoids: THC dominant
  • Lineage: Phenome OG X Spike
  • Min THC: 25%
  • Max THC: 30%
  • Max CBD: 0.1%
  • Total Terpene content: 1.12%
  • Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Bisabolol (Exact percentages listed on their website)
  • Container: Plastic container in cardboard box
  • Humidity Pack: Boost Integra

Organic Maple Kush by The Organic Green Dutchman

It’s the first time we bring in TGOD at the store. I know, crazy huh? Between our love for organic and small batch, you’d have thought that we’d be wild for The Green Organic Dutchman.

I’m so sorry I waited so long.

The Green Organic Dutchman - Organic Maple Kush
TGOD - Organic Maple Kush - Perfect for Joints

First things first: their container threw me in for a loop. Instead of being completely round, it’s slightly slanted. I guess that way if you drop your container, it’ll stop rolling? For store displays, it also makes sense since it’s angled and it makes it easy to look at when in a lower shelf. And insofar as packaging goes, I love the dark glass.

My second surprise was when I opened the container. And there was one nug, and a small (but so dense! oh my!) to complete the generous eighth. The bigger nug weighed in at 3.1g.

It’s a beautiful deep green, with some areas of darker purples and dark amber pistils – and frosty all over. It has an aggressive nose (my coworker looking over my shoulder during the unboxing video could smell it from where he was standing). Good stickiness and density, so definitely a good candidate for rollies, but given the terp list, I can’t wait to try this out in my vape. Try this in a King Plam as a special treat.

Organic Maple Kush is a certified organic indica bud grown in living soil using natural sunlight and purified rainwater. A TGOD original cross between Koloa Sunrise and GG4, Organic Maple Kush gets its name from the Canadian organic maple syrup used to feed the soil it grows in, giving it a natural source of carbohydrates. Its dense round buds with dark purple and green leaves are covered in frosty-white trichomes and bright orange pistils. This beautiful bud brings with it a tropical, fruity, kush-like finish, a result of myrcene and farnesene terpenes that dominate this strain’s aroma and flavour.

TGOD

About Organic Maple Kush:

  • Indica dominant
  • Lineage: Koloa Sunrise x GG4
  • Cannabinoids: THC dominant
  • Min THC: 26.5%
  • Max THC: 27%
  • Max CBD: 0.1%
  • Total Terpene content: 3.75%
  • Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Limonene, Farnesene (on container)
  • Container: Uniquely shaped glass jar
  • Humidity Pack: Boost Integra pack

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