Legal weed just keeps getting better and better. It’s not perfect, and there are still some duds on the market. However, compared to a couple years ago, buying cannabis from a legal shop is no longer a constant gamble.
Here are a few of the notable products, all with local roots.
First Class Funk by Ghost Drops
First Class Funk is top notch, but pricey. Grown by JBuds in the Okanagan and released under the Ghost Drops label, it smells earthy and dank. The buds look good with tight trims.
First Class Funk is a high-THC (29.4%) cultivar, GMO and Jet Fuel Gelato cross. Total terpenes are 4.39%, dominant in Limonene, T-Caryophyllene, Terpineol, and B-Pinene.
Vaping is smooth with clouds at low temperatures. In the grinder, the buds break into a fluffy consistency and roll up well. It burns clean and smokes nice.
The jar is hot pink, unlike anything else on the market. There’s a Boveda pack in the jar to keep it fresh. Not that it will be sitting on shelves gathering dust. The first drop sold out fast—at a premium markup.
Even for great flower, the price tag hurts. I paid nearly $60 for my eighth.
It’s worth noting other brands have been bringing great quality buds from craft growers (including JBuds) under their labels at a more affordable cost for consumers.
Platinum Grapes by Organnicraft
Platinum Grapes is one of the most aesthetically pleasing and distinct smelling offerings yet.
This gem is grown by Organnicraft in Vernon. It is ripe with a fruity and gassy scent. There’s no keeping this weed a secret as the smell can fill a room just by opening the bag. The buds are beautiful. They have a stunning platinum tint and grind up it into lovely purple, green, and orange hues.
This is a high-THC cultivar at 27.66%. It also has 3.78% Terpenes, especially high in Trans-Caryophyllene, Limonene, and Farnesene. There is a wealth of information on the package for the weed nerds, including the grower and a number of harvest facts.
This is one of my all-time favourites. My one hang-up is I’d like it to come in glass instead of a bag.
Blueberry Yum Yum by Cake and Caviar
Blueberry Yum Yum checks off a lot of boxes.
The Cake and Caviar cultivar stands out for its looks—deep greens, dark purples, with a silvery sheen. The rose-like buds are sparkly. It smells sweet, though not really fruity smelling or tasting like the name suggests. While it grinds nicely and rolls well, it burns a harsh black.
I found dry-herb vaping is the best way to enjoy Blueberry Yum Yum. It gives off nice clouds at low temperatures and the taste is smooth. This is 23.8% THC, with 3% terpenes, highest in Caryophyllene, Limonene, Farnesene, and Myrcene.
Cake and Caviar weed is grown in the Shuswap region of B.C. by Habitat using aquaponics, which is a pretty cool way to grow cannabis.
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