Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” Blue Dream, a sativa-dominant hybrid originating in California, has achieved legendary status among West Coast strains. Crossing a Blueberry indica with the sativa Haze, Blue Dream balances full-body relaxation with gentle cerebral invigoration. Novice and veteran consumers alike enjoy the level effects of Blue Dream, which ease you gently into a calm euphoria. Some Blue Dream phenotypes express a more indica-like look and feel, but the sativa-leaning variety remains most prevalent.

With a sweet berry aroma redolent of its Blueberry parent, Blue Dream delivers swift symptom relief without heavy sedative effects. This makes Blue Dream a popular daytime medicine for patients treating pain, depression, nausea, and other ailments requiring a high THC strain.

According to the OCS website, ” Mango and citrus notes express themselves loudly and bring a sweet overtone to Blue Dream’s earthy, spicy aroma. This indoor-grown, sativa-dominant strain has a myrcene-rich terpene profile, and the reported effects (by Canna Farms) include happiness, energy, uplift, euphoria and creativity. Blue Dream’s buds are green and orange, and have high THC potency.

Did we pick the wrong strain?

A little bit of history with this strain is that we have had Canna Farms Blue Dream for a few months and have failed to post a review.   In our review process, we put the strain through a variety of situations and the first few tries were non starters.  We detected very little high effects as we put it through a number of situations like going for a walk, social gatherings and slotting it into different times of the day … our evaluation protocol.   We left it and it sat in inventory for months until now.

Our final write up evaluation requires a minimum of two hours and it has to be the first smoke of the day.  Our method of ingestion for review is a joint because we can detect the strain high more effectively.   A joint is consumed with in five minutes and we can than try to detect the changes over the next two hours.  It is time consuming because we just sit there and record for the review.  We avoided reviewing this strain because all the other test experiences were negative and it is going to eat up two hours of our time.

Canna Farms is reportedly the first LP in Canada and there are in BC.  So far, so good?  BC producers generally produce good stuff.  Peace River, Whistler Medical and  Broken Coast are some producing top notch high grade products and they are all in BC.  We love BC products.  This is the most disappointing product we have tried from a BC producer.  It surpasses our disappointment with Royal High (a BC Vancouver Island LP) and their rendition of Northern Lights.

Blue Dream is a classic in the grey market and it is the one strain that tends to have a higher strain integrity.  Blue Dream in the grey market is basically the same effects with varying intensity.  That is a good and dependable trait.  Girl Scout Cookies and Northern Lights, however, are less dependable in terms of strain integrity in the grey market because there are many different phenotype and some are plain something else.  But Blue Dream is very consistent in the grey market and that allows us to evaluate against a more competitive background.

Canna Farms Blue Dream leans more towards the Indica heritage instead of Sativa, which is our preference.   The high starts immediately with a light mental change.  There is euphoria, creativity, focus and happiness but it all feels muted because the intensity is very low.  After 10 minutes you get the full high intensity, which is comparable to a Broken Coast Ruxton at the end of 90 minutes.  You stay at that level for about and hour before the decline.  The decline is not really noticeable because you were really not that high to begin with.  After 90 minutes, the Indica body heaviness kicks in and you mind gets really fuzzy and tired.  It ruined our whole day.  The coming down was tiring.  We knew something like this would happen and that is why we did not review this product for 3 months.

Did we pick the wrong strain?  Growers have skills that are specific to strains.  Broken Coast is all about breeding enough Indica into all their strains to give it that crazy catatonic kick.   Whistler is all about Sativa and they have the best in Sour Jack and Chocolope.   Whistler’s Indica is not as so good.  What is Canna Farms good for?  Did we pick the wrong strain?


Blue Dream by Canna Farms

The disappointment is only surpassed by the price and how we felt scammed!  It is OK to pay a high price if you get a better product.  At over $16 a gram?  That is more than the $14 a gram range for Broken Coast’s superior products.  Why would I want to waste my money on this?  How did Canna Farms arrived on the pricing?  Organigram has lower quality products but they are also a lot cheaper.  This is worse than Organigram and almost twice as expensive?  Are we missing something?

THC 18.8%

Quality: 6.0

Intensity: 5.0

Duration: 5.0

Total: 5.3

Cost: $56.50 for 3.5 grams

We are really speechless with regards to Canna Farms and Blue Dream.  Premium pricing for GARBAGE.  WOW.

Who should buy this?  Novice.  It does gives you the rudimentary effects at very low intensity.

It is so important to put your best products forward.    The consumer will try every brand once.  If you fail the first try, the consumer would not be returning until they have gone through all the different brands.  We have not bought any more products from Royal High because our first experience with Northern Lights from Royal High was poor.  This is our first try for Canna Farms and we will not be trying their products for a while given the quality of their Blue Dream.

Readers should note that the Edison and Canna Farms products have lined the shelves from day one and they never run out.  Now we know why.  The customer will try it once and they will move on, if it is bad.  Broken Coast runs out quickly until recent months.  And to think Canna Farms won some sort of award?  What?