Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, “One of Sensi Seeds’s classics, Hash Plant stays compact during her extra-short flowering time. Her tight, resin-drenched flower clusters develop a brittle surface when dried and give off a deep, rich Afghani aroma that’s undercut with a hint of hashish. When consumed, her dominant flavor is the spicy-sharp bite of smoldering resin glands. The instant vaporization of those layers of sparkling trichomes accelerates Hash Plant’s rapid, blissful and breathtakingly powerful body-stone. This 90% indica is the product of careful genetic selection, a process that involved matching the mysterious Hash Plant original from the U.S. with Northern Lights.”

According to the OCS website, “Hash Plant is a greenhouse-grown indica with a spicy-sharp bite of smouldering trichomes. This strain has very strong THC potency, and its terpenes include caryophyllene, myrcene, guaiol and bisabolol. It’s available as dried flower in 1 g and 3.5 g weights, or in pre-roll format.

An Edison competitor!

Our apologies to Organigram and their brand Edison again for using their name to define the low end.  The low end just got a bit crowded with Emerald Health Therapeutics.  At $37.50 for 3.5 grams for Hash Plant, it is not the cheapest but far below the crazy prices of over $10 a gram.  If prices were the key to buying, WEEDMD sells 3.5 grams for under $28.60 ($8.18 a gram) and their quality is on par with FLWR and 7 Acres but significantly below the $10 to $14 a gram for these high mid tier LPs.  So, what can we say about Hash Plant by Emerald Health Therapeutics?  Awful.

The picture says it all.  Look at the stems and the shakes and sugar leaves.  At 12.0% THC, this is just slightly better than bush weed.

The buds were not bone dry but there was very little scent.  The smoke is harsh with little flavour.   It tastes like harsh cheap weed you get for cheap … a nickle bag quality?  You smoke the first one and you get a bit of a lift but you want more.  So you smoke more only to feel more of the same, which is very little.  You know you are high but … it feels muted empty.  There is no expressions of any of the strain profile but rather a low blend of all the good stuff that is suppose to happen.  You get the feeling “I think there is something there only for the something to disappear when you try to focus on it.”

The high is slower with the rise apparent in the 15 minute mark.  Until than, you think “Did I smoke something?”  Around the 15 minute mark, you get the euphoria and some mental activity pickup and a bit of fuzzy body high.  You don’t really get very high and you stay there for almost an hour before the decent to end in less than 90 minutes.  The ending tires your mind and body.

Our experience is nothing like our past experiences with Hash Plant.  It is hard to look for distinct expressions of relaxation or euphoria because the intensity is so low.   We failed to capture any redeeming qualities of Hash Plant with this rendition by Emerald.

What would we use this for?  Nothing.  We would avoid it.  There are so much better alternatives and cheaper too.  We read a review somewhere that true medical users will appreciate this.  OK.  Go for it.


Hash Plant by Emerald Health Therapeutics

Emerald Health Therapeutics has a 50/50 joint venture with Village Farms.   We assume Hash Plant, a greenhouse grown, is produced by their joint venture with Village Farms.   It would be very interesting if 400 years of vegetable growing experience can translate to growing top quality cannabis.  It, however, does not appear to be the case here with Hash Plant.

This is the first product from vegetable growers and it shows.  Not so easy, eh?  We believe Canadians can do better by just putting 4 seeds in their sun filled yard and they will yield better quality products.  It doesn’t get any worse.

THC: 12.0%

Quality: 4.0

Intensity: 3.0

Duration: 6.0

Total: 4.3

Cost: $35.75 for 3.5 grams

Nothing to see here folks.  Move along.  In the grey market, this would be worth $90 an oz and that is the lowest grey market price for better products.

From an investment perspective, there is a place for people who can execute.  Mass production is as much science as an art form too.  Few LPs are profitable and it is clear the high capital cost and infrastructure are challenging hurdles to overcome.  We recognize a lot of time, effort and capital have been invested to produce quantity.  Now, we need quality.

We believe over time and they are capable, the product should improve.  For now, we would avoid this poor quality cannabis grown by people driven to profit monetarily.   These people don’t believe in the herb.  They believe in money.  I am giving my money to more deserving growers who respect and have a relationship with the herb.

We have never traded Emerald and probably would not touch it ever.  Unlike Organigram who exercise control over their own destiny with their own production, Emerald needed help to be this bad.  Nothing to see here folks.  Move along.

(Despite all the negative comments on Organigram, their stock is doing excellent.  We respect Organigram and there is a place in the cannabis world for them.  We love trading Organigram even though we don’t like their products.  They get things done.)