Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” Don’t let its intense name fool you: AK-47 will leave you relaxed and mellow. This sativa-dominant strain mixes Colombian, Mexican, Thai, and Afghani varieties, bringing together a complex blend of flavors and effects. AK-47 may deliver a steady and long-lasting cerebral buzz that will keep you mentally alert and engaged in creative or social activities. While its scent is sour and earthy, its sweet, floral notes can only be fully realized in the taste.

According to Hexo ” Plato meant Atlantis to be fictional, but that hasn’t stopped generations of explorers from seeking it. Atlantis is also one of HEXO’s high THC dried flower products. It’s earthy, woody and spicy…just like Plato imagined it.

We like the AK 47 name better. Hexo, what is your description all about?   Are you high?

An oldie ….

The taste is “weed” just like the good old days fifty years ago behind our high school.  It has not changed one bit.  We do not like the word “weed” and prefer “cannabis” as the more elegant and appropriate name for this noble herb.   But in this case, the word “weed” has never been more appropriate.  This is “weed.”

After inhalation, your mind perks up a tiny bit like a nice cup of coffee.  This high starts in the head with zero body effects just like a sativa.  The lightness of mind emerges and grows over the first 15 minutes.   With each minute, the mental effects increase for the first 20 minutes.  At the end of the ride up, a light euphoric and clear haziness awaits.  Focus is not terribly easy at the half an hour mark but your mind is crystal clear as in wakeful.  The net effect is a happy sativa chill with a light body lift.  It is a bit stronger than our high school weed.

Some sativa are great for getting things done.  This is not one of them.  The strain is good for socializing and relaxing.  There is euphoria but it is not the main theme.  Happiness is also prevalent.  There is a lightness of body, which pairs nicely with walking or any physical activity that does not require mental focus.

At 19.56% THC, this strain is at the higher end of the scale.  There is a hint of floral and light spice.  The old school weed taste reflected very little of what you would expect from a floral scent.

The high effects continue over the hour mark effortlessly.   There is time dilation given the 19.6%  THC content and time can fly.  The haziness slowly dissipates after the first hour and the remaining effects are calming, relax and happy.   Past the two hour and a half mark, the only effects still lingering is the return of the mental haziness.  At the end of the third hour, there is some tiredness at the end as both your body and mind feel a bit lethargic.  This maybe ideal if you want to go to sleep.


Atlantis (AK 47) by Hexo

This is our third Hexo product review.  In the investment industry lingo, “We are doing due diligence.”  Hexo’s products reviewed are excellent.  This is an old school grower producing some very good products at competitive prices.  We have to pay attention and it’s enjoyable doing it.

While this strain is not our Hexo favourite, Atlantis is another winner for Hexo.  The strain effects are on point.  For anxiety attacks, this may be a good strain because of the happy and chill vibes.

THC: 19.56%

Quality: 7.8

Intensity: 7.8

Duration: 8.2

Total: 7.9

Cost: $27.30 for 3.5 grams

On an investment note, Hexo is an attractive producer of cannabis.  Hexo is leading the industry in driving prices down with a strong product offering.  Hexo offered Oz volume at less than $5 a gram in Quebec.  There is nothing not to like about Hexo except for their valuation, which is still high given their limited revenues relative to their valuations.  Unfortunately, the only people we can blame what’s wrong with Hexo is the investors of Hexo.  They gave Hexo the valuation and it’s way over the top.  They did the same to Tilray, Canopy, Aurora and everyone else.

Here we are looking at Hexo with predatory eyes.  We want the valuation to go down to where we think it is appropriate.  The Molson partnership is a distraction and we attach little value.  We believe the Constellation senior management who championed Canopy investment would be fired eventually.  It just didn’t make sense.  Molson in this market is just as ridiculous.  Hexo would be better served concentrating on doing what they do best, which is producing top quality cannabis.  And, Hexo is doing exactly what they need to do to survive, grow great cannabis.

We really like Hexo products and the next review will be also on another Hexo product.  We are doing our due diligence because we think highly of Hexo.  A half Oz of Atlantis is priced at $105.  This grade and pricing is competitive with the grey market.  There are $100 Oz in the grey market but that is bush weed strength.  If it gives you a hard hit, it last 45 minutes.  The market in cannabis as as efficient as the capital markets.  In this respect, we are comfortable with Hexo’s ability to fight grey market products and prices.  We have a winner except for the valuation.