Last year, we took a look at the various hash products available in the Alberta regulated Cannabis market. Believe it or not, not many of the products that we listed back then are in the market now. So we figured it would be a great time to talk hash and give you an update on some of the products that are available.
But first, what is Hash?
When people call buds frosty, they’re commenting on the coverage of trichomes throughout a cannabis flower.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.