Our take away from this review is “there are really good producers out there and they are coming to market.” We are splitting hairs when comparing top producers and their products. Whistler Medical rendition of Strawberry Short Cookies is as good or a tiny bit better than Qwest Strawberry Cough and they both deliver similar effects. The pricing, however, is not the same and therefore warrants some consideration. At $56.65 for 3.5 grams, we are at the stratosphere of cannabis pricing. And, that cannot be good.
Market conditions are expected and will improve and pricing will decline. If the grey market top shelf pricing is $300 an ounce pre-legalisation, that is a bench mark of what the market will bear for the best products. Grey market pricing have been stable for decades. If we were to add the extra cost related to legal production protocols, we would arrive at the current pricing for top shelf products like Qwest who are clearly delivering one of the highest quality cannabis. The legal production protocols include government distribution cost and regulatory requirements for packaging, which are areas where further cost reduction is possible. Infrastructure optimization will reduce cost and expand product offering. We believe this will happen.
As for Qwest, they are based in the interior of BC, another prolific area of pre-legalization cannabis production. The techniques and philosophy of cannabis growing emanated from the west coast (the Sunshine Coast and the Vancouver Islands) in the last two decades to the east coast. Qwest appears to be private. For potential cannabis investor, this is an interesting investment opportunity. These are the type of companies investors should pay attention to … companies that can produce great products … not capacity but quality.
Activity pairing for this strain is anything that goes well with coffee will go well with this strain.