Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” Buddha’s Sister by Soma Seeds has a flavor like a tart cherry candy and a scent to match. A cross of Reclining Buddha, Afghani, and Hawaiian varieties, Buddha’s Sister provides creative and cerebral effects. An 80/20 indica blend, it does well grown in hydro or soil.

From Wikileaf, ” Popular in coffee shops across Amsterdam, Buddha’s Sister is the ideal strain for relaxing at the end of a long day. If a zen-like feeling is what you’re after, a few tokes of this bud will do the trick quickly, with cerebral effects that lift you up and calm you down at the same time. Some users may find that they experience a burst of socialization, and while this helps to make it a great evening bud, that doesn’t mean you’ll be full of energy. Full on sedation isn’t quite where you’ll end up at the conclusion of your high, but it’s not uncommon to want to go to bed after enjoying this strain either.

According to Altavie, ” Campfire is a mild THC, high-CBD strain with rich, floral notes. Physically, expect somewhat dense, light green buds with hues of yellow and lots of orange hairs.

It’s not about the THC

At 4.5% THC and 6.86% CBD, Campfire aka Buddha’s Sister by Altavie delivers a refreshing and uplifting experience for $19.95 for 3.5 grams!  We do not typically review high CBD strains but the dramatic price drop compelled us to try and we are glad we did.  Packaged on April 29, 2019, the flowers were still remarkably citrusy scented and not bone dry.

The taste was remarkable for almost a year old bud and we have noted high CBD strains can be very tasty.  The “high” starts at the head with a euphoric and mental uplift surging for the first 15 minutes.  We felt remarkably upbeat with a bright outlook on life.  Our mental stimulation with optimism coupled with some time dilation and mild short term memory drift produced a vibrant state of mind.  There is a steady energy level to power us through whatever we need to do.  For such a low THC level, this strain produced very noticeable pleasant effects.

After an hour, the mental focus becomes a little hazier and there is a little more body effect as some tiredness emerges.  For us, the end came in about an hour and forty-five minutes.  Unfortunately, we have incredibly high tolerance as we normalized at the end of two hours.

Activity pairing for Buddha’s Sister is perfect for situations where there is an event to enjoy but requiring engagement and responsibilities.  For example, Buddha’s Sister will set us up perfectly for hosting a dinner party, or some social event.  Buddha’s Sister also works well with time alone for self reflection and regeneration.


Campfire (Buddha’s Sister) by Altavie

Don’t you want to try a strain by the name of Buddha’s Sister?  We love crazy names like Death Bubba, Alaskan Thunderfuck, Girl Scout Cookies or Buddha’s Sister.  Campfire?  we are not too crazy.  While this strain will not blow your head off, Buddha’s Sister will look after you with warm loving hugs imbued with a vibrant outlook.

THC:  4.5% THC 8.86% CBD

Quality: 7.8

Intensity: 7.6

Duration: 7.4

Total: 7.6

Cost: $19.95 for 3.5 grams

For people with predisposition to anxiety attacks, this is a strain that could work for them and rates an 8.5/10.   We did really enjoy this strain as hard core daily abusers of cannabis.  We would use it for specific situations and the “high” experience is very enjoyable and satisfying.

On an investment note, we really like Altavie as a Cannabis producer.   Founded by Tom Flow, MedReleaf/Altavie was sold to Aurora for $2.5 billion.  After selling MedReleaf, Tom Flow founded FLWR, another very expensive high end premium grower.  While we are big fans of Tom Flow and the products created by his companies, product pricing for both Altavie and FLWR are way off the mark.  Gage, Grail and FIGR at the high end compete well in quality and RIFF, Good Supply, Redecan at the lower end are strong competitors in pricing and quality.  The prices have to drop and this Campfire sale is a small step in the right direction for Altavie.  FLWR also recently dropped one of their strains BC Sensi Star and we expect this trend to continue.