“Only for use with herbs.” A statement found on most rolling papers and vaporization accessories.
Have you ever smoked anything besides cannabis and tobacco?
Every now and then, I do add a bit of dried chamomile or lavender if I really need to relax. Just a pinch though! It provides me with the additional benefits of the terpenes naturally found in those herbs, although I do love the Extreme Q’s diffuser function to get the terps without the inhalation.
The terps on this week’s featured herbs are listed on the package – which is always something I love. While the Cheddar Bob grown by Craft Kings and sold by Sitka leads out with linalool (a rarity), hard-hitting Natural History’s Tally Man leads out with spicy caryophyllene and sweetens up with some farnesene as the second terpene.
A Few Fave Herb Products
Cheddar Bob by Craft Kings sold via Sitka Microworks
I have to admit: I love creeping on Craft King’s Instagram. The videos and pictures of their grow rooms (and the herb that’s in progress therein!) are spectacular.
Unboxing the Cheddar Bob was everything I expected it to be: beautiful, big, dense nugs with light green colouration and incredible frostiness. Seriously: check the bud out when you’re in the store this week.
And, because it’s called Cheddar Bob, it pairs best with watching 8 Mile and Mac and Trees. (I’m a sucker for vegan mac & cheese since William is lactose intolerant. Plus, it’s really easy to infuse the faux-cheese sauce since the fatty cashew nuts are excellent THC carriers.)
Limited edition, incredibly sexy Tally Man (don’t judge: I’m married to a finance guy) is in this week. Like anything grown by Natural History, you can be sure this will be a winner whether you roll it up or smoke it in a piece.
It’s a hard-hitting tropical explosion of flavours, with beautiful coloration and a heady experience. Best enjoyed in Puerto Backyarda on a sunny afternoon, or next to a fire pit. Put some pineapple on a stick and lightly char it over the live flame for a tasty treat.
The trim is gorgeous and the nug is caked with trichomes. Fluffy and sticky – it was like tearing apart burrs – the nugs are mid-sized, fairly dense and well trimmed. Can’t wait to roll with this lady and see where she takes me.
LA Kush Cake is back and now available in 14g bags: Edmonton’s Natural History’s flagship cultivar is coming in with incredible cannabinoids and a total terpene content of 3.1% – you can’t pass this up. When consuming, keep awareness around your facial muscles for some light tingling! LA Kush Cake by Natural History tends to bust up a beautiful purple hue.
We finally got some bath bombs in! Wild Rose & Vanilla – Duet Bath Bombs by nuance are in this week: each package contains 4 bath bombs that you can pair or use individually. Did you know? Cannabis that is used topically (in a bath, or with creams) doesn’t enter the bloodstream.
Stuffed French Toast prerolls by Qwest in their newest glass doob tubes!
We had to bring in the Legacy Hashish by Mood Ring after my father-in-law tried some. Fun fact: he’s been a hash consumer since before I ever rolled my first joint, and is the person we ask whenever we need insight into this classic concentrate. When he consumes this, sets time aside for it to better enjoy the ride. Relaxing, euphoric and oh-so-tasty, this is legacy hash at its finest.
In addition to highlighting new and noteworthy products this week, I thought I’d give you all some insight as to how we curate our menu – from which licensed producers we choose to carry, to specifically which products we select.
If you’re just here to check out the new and noteworthy products, click here.
We LOVE Weednesdays at Daikoku. And we’ve been looking forward to this week’s delivery with anticipation. While this post highlights weed from Moodring, we received some great milled flower by Divvy and a sweet ounce bag by Table Top. But first, a couple of our favourite weed products: Tutti Frutti by WeedMe and Gaelic Fire by Highland Grow.
By the by: noticing the store feels bigger? We finally got the lights fixed! It’s (almost) as bright inside as it is outside. It’s also much, much cooler because yup: it’s still hot in Edmonton this week, and the A/C is going full blast. Never been so happy to be slightly chilly. (Which is funny, because in French, “être gelé” is a slang term for being high, and also means being cold.)
Sweet Jersey 3 by Riff is another example of a licensed producer who renamed their product. In fact, this 1 gram pre-roll is Riff’s take on Jean Guy.
As a result, I thought we’d take some time to learn how to pronounce the cultivar’s name:
Jean Guy: You probably read that as blue jeans and a guy. We’ll understand, and might even correct you.
J-uh Ghee: This is the correct pronunciation! We’ll understand, and assume that you either speak French or were previously corrected.
Jean Grey: Not actually correct. We’ll understand, and we won’t correct you. We’ll assume you also like comic books.
Did you know? This was the very first strain Mimi smoked on Legalization day. Suitably, it was an obvious pick for the first Saturday of the month. With a peppery kick, this Jean Guy variant is great to get chores done or to watch a bilingual buddy cop movie with your friends over the net. Inhale after every time you yell out “Social Distancing!”
About Sweet Jersey 3
Spice up your life with Sweet Jersey 3 pre-rolls. This hoppy citrus sativa has a hint of spice, sure to help kick things up a notch.
A word to the wise:
As with most pre-rolls on the legal market, these are machine packed and rolled by the licensed producer. We strongly recommend giving the J a little massage to loosen up the herb. Another option would be to use a long toothpick to poke through the centre of the bat to create a chimney. The chimney allows the air to flow better and can help prevent canoeing.
It’s important to remember that combustion is not the method of cannabis consumption that has the lowest-risk. In fact, edibles, oils, and dry flower vaporization are more recommended methods of consumption because they pose less risk. Visit “Canada’s Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” for more information.
Aphria is the medical licensed cannabis producer behind the brand Riff. Because they tend to produce high-THC, tasty and well known strains at a decent price, we often stock their products. Additionally, the oil vapes by Riff are full-spectrum, with cannabis-derived terpenes, and their cartridges are Pax Era Pods.
However, we do not stock their oils because they use Palm Oil derived MCT.
“RIFF is not a conventional cannabis brand. Created for the discerning cannabis consumer with an eye for the little things, RIFF is community x cannabis. Co-created by a community of artists, makers and cultural provocateurs, RIFF provides high-quality cannabis designed by nature.”
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.”
“The nose knows” – so goes the saying. While “terpenes” (the compound that gives cannabis its smell) are fairly “new” when people talk about cannabis, enthusiasts have known for a long time that if you find a smell you like, odds are you’re going to enjoy the effects. Obviously, this isn’t foolproof. Enter the science of terpenes.