New and Noteworthy Cannabinoids: September 29, 2021

Cannabinoids: The Full (Spectrum) Picture

Many of you know that we differentiate Full Spectrum and Distillate vaporizer products on our menu. If you look at cannabis like a fruit:

  • Raw cannabis: It’s like you’re eating grapes; it’s not too sweet and can be tart.
  • Cured cannabis: You’re eating raisins; way more concentrated sweetness, but you still have the other components of the grape, just in lesser quantities.
  • Full Spectrum: Juice from the fruit that’s unrefined and unadulterated so it keeps all the components.
  • Distillate: Juice from the fruit that’s been refined until all you have is sugar. 
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How can I find the best cannabis product for me

(Without Trying A Million Products)

Whether you consume cannabis regularly or have just started, it can be daunting to find the right product in the legal market. Our own cannabis boutique has hundreds of items on our menu!

To get you started, and help you in finding the cannabis product that’s right for you, let’s take a look at 4 basic elements that (should) affect your cannabis choice:

  • Method of Consumption
  • Terpenes and Potency
  • Brand and Price
  • Time of consumption
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4-20 Calendar: April 3rd – Great White Shark

These sales are no joke!

In the wonderful world of cannabis, there are certain differences between the legal market and the black market that consumers should be aware of.

One example is Great White Shark. Historically, the cultivar was known as a hard-hitting indica with a big bite.

On the other hand, San Rafael ’71’s take on the cultivar is a high CBD sativa. It also contains a bit of THC. In fact, the ratio of CBD:THC makes this cultivar is a good option for new users. Many first time users report feeling altered mental and physical states. However, it’s important to note that everyone’s experience with cannabis is unique. Remember to start low and go slow.

03/04/20: Great White Shark by San Rafael '71 | Balanced THC/CBD Ratio.

Great White Shark helps you end your week with a level head. Of sorts. With twice as much CBD as THC, its balanced ratio pairs well with lemon-ginger herbal tea, chores and quarantine induced binge-watching of the Sharknado series. Or Jaws, if you’re a classicist.

About Great White Shark

This is the only Great White you’d be cool sharing the beach with. Carefully cultivated to the highest standard of quality, this best in class 2:1 Sativa strain offers the benefits of both CBD and THC, and is enhanced by its unique, earthy dominant aroma.

Sativa dominant.

About San Rafael ’71

“San Rafael, California. It’s where five pals gathered every day at 4:20 to search for their holy grail – an elusive, near-mythical patch of cannabis. While this crop was never found, the story continues to inspire us today.”

Home page, San Rafael ’71 Website
Available in 1 gram packages
Myrcene is the primary terpene in Great White Shark
Guaiol is the secondary terpene in Great White Shark
Bisabolol is not actually Bisabo laughing out loud.

(Actually, no one really knows where 4:20 comes from… but we’ll gladly toke to it!)

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 2

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.

What are THC and CBD?

What are THC & CBD?

Some of the compounds found in cannabis have such long, science-y names, yet are so pervasive in cannabis culture that their abbreviations roll off the tongues of cannabis connoisseurs of all stripes. To the uninitiated, however, it just sounds like a whole lot of alphabet soup.

Here’s a quick description of the two most well-known cannabinoids: delta-9-tetrahydrocannabidol (THC) and cannabidol (CBD).

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