New and Noteworthy Herbs: September 15, 2021

“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 for the same reason. 

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.) 

Craft Kings are excited to introduce this round of FIRE into the legal market. Cheddar Bob is a perfect daytime hybrid cross of Kings Kush and Sour Diesel. Grown in coco and with only the best nutrients, Craft Kings are duplicating everything they did in the legacy market. Fourteen day flush, fourteen day hang time, five day sweat until it has the perfect snap, and then hand trim. The flowers from this cultivar are bright green, and are covered in a thick layer of trichomes with burnt-orange pistils laying on top. These tight and dense buds have a tangy, peppery and gassy nose. Once broken up, the smell noticeably fills the room. This flavour carries through in the smoke, hits smooth and burns to a white ash. Cheddar Bob is a great way to get motivated and inspired.

Key Points:
– grown by Craft Kings a BC micro producer with 20 years legacy experience who have a passion for growing
– small batch limited edition crops with personal care and attention to every single plant
– grown with exact same technique as it was in the legacy market

Check out the Craft Kings Website for more information!

About Cheddar Bob:

  • Indica dominant (Maybe? The grower’s website lists it as a sativa dominant hybrid. I’m asking them and will post and update)
  • Lineage: Kings Kush x Sour Diesel
  • Cannabinoids: THC dominant
  • Min THC: 22%
  • Max THC: 28%
  • Max CBD: 0.1%
  • Total Terpene content: 2.2%
  • Terpene Profile: Linalool, caryophyllene, myrcene, limonene
  • Container: Mylar zip sealed bag
  • Humidity Pack: None

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 obvious song to play along to a puff: Harry Belafonte’s Banana Boat (Day-O).

When your genetics are this hyped, you have a lot to live up to. Tally Man, by Oni Seed Co., is a cross between Banana Dosi-do and Oni’s flagship, Papaya. And trust us, it meets the hype. Our cut of this cultivar drops the intense aromas of banana and coconut, then hits you with a hint of suntan lotion. The light green buds with lilac-coloured accents offers great bag appeal, but it’s the high-THC content stemming from the Dosi-do lineage that makes this cultivar truly special. There’s no doubt, Tally Man will leave you wanting more.

About Tally Man:

  • Indica dominant
  • Cannabinoids: THC dominant
  • Min THC: 24%
  • Max THC: 29%
  • Max CBD: 0.05%
  • Total Terpene content: 2.8%
  • Terpene Profile: Caryophyllene, Farnesene, Limonene
  • Container: Mylar zip seal bag
  • Humidity Pack: None

Also new this week

  • 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. 

New and Noteworthy Cannabis Products: September 8th, 2021

The best part about long weekends is that people who come and visit us on holidays like Labour Day are pretty relaxed and chill. We’re able to take a bit more time to chat, and customers feel more at ease to ask questions. I then get to geek out on my favourite topic: cannabis products. We also got to deep dive into a couple of terpene profiles with some regulars, which helped them get a better experience – and gave me insight as to what products they might like.

It’s super easy to shop by indica and sativa. Further, we curate our menu such that if a product reads as indica, you can expect that it’ll be couch friendly, whereas the sativa products we carry are generally good for daytime use. Want to enjoy your experience across the cannabis spectrum? Keep track of what you consume! Then, we can help match up which terpenes seem to feature the most in your rotation.

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New and Noteworthy Weed: July 14th 2021

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.)

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4-20 Calendar: April 5th – Sensi Star

These sales are no joke!

Sensi Star – do you pronounce “sen-see” or “sen-sei”? Either way, this evening cultivar pops up in the roster of several licensed producers.

Admittedly, it’s not surprising: Sensi Star has a high THC potential and relatively rapid growth. It is best suited for outdoor cultivation. The cultivar was first bred in Amsterdam in the mid-nineties by Paradise Seeds. Since then, it has won a plethora of awards.

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4-20 Calendar: April 2nd – Quadra

These sales are no joke!

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?

02/04/20: Quadra byBroken Coast | A variant of Headstash.

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.

About Quadra

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.

Available in 3.5 gram containers.
Caryophyllene is the main terpene found in Quadra
Limonene is the secondary terpene found in Quadra
Terpineol is the tertiary terpene found in Quadra

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.

About us, Broken Coast Website

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.

For more information, check out our menu.

April 1 | April 3

4-20 Calendar: April 1st – Pre-98 Bubba Kush

These sales are no joke!

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.

01/04/20: Pre-98 Bubba Kush by Qwest | This cultivar is no joke!

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

Pre-98 Bubba Kush comes packaged in 2x1 gram prerolls.
Myrcene is the main terpene found in Pre-98 Bubba Kush
Caryophyllene is the secondary terpene found in Pre-98 Bubba Kush
Linalool is the tertiary terpene found in 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.

About Qwest

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
  • Hang dried
  • Hand trimmed
  • 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.”

About us, Qwest website

4-20 at Daikoku

Specials will be going on throughout the month to celebrate April 2020:

  • 20% off all non-liquidation items
  • 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 2 | April 3

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.