Strain Integrity

According to Leafly, ” Rockstar, a cross between Rockbud and Sensi Star, is a potent indica-dominant hybrid that delivers strong effects without debilitating sedation. With aromatic notes of spice and grape, Rockstar is a favorite medicine for headaches, pain, and sleep disorders. Its powerful body and cerebral effects make Rockstar popular among growers, who typically harvest their outdoor plants in mid-October. 

From the OSC website, ” Blue 98 features compact structured bud with balanced terpene flavours. This indica dominant strain has a distinct dank aroma. Leave time in-between inhalations to gauge the effects of this well-balanced aromatic strain.

A competitor to Grail’s Rockstar

At 20.34% THC and a cost of $33.45 for 3.5 grams, this Blue Ninety Eight is fresh with a medicinal floral, citrusy, piney and peppery scent, which smells divine.  Rockstar is a strain that provides the transformative power to become everything the name may conjure up in our minds.  This is all about energy with euphoria and a supernatural sense of well being just like a Rockstar.

The “high” starts quickly accelerating mental awareness with growing tingling sensation engulfing our scalp.  The magic carpet euphoric lift arrives to provide a floating sensation of the mind.  There is a sense of grandeur flowing from within us.  We feel really happy, energetic and social.  The usual time dilation and short term memory challenges are in full bloom, which means incapacitation.   Body sensations on shoulders and head were more prominent than other strains.  Mental stimulation is forceful and relentless.  This is a “hitter.”

Activity pairing is perfect for an active evening.  This is a party strain.  Rockstar provides strong energy with euphoria and creativity to create a functional creative bliss.  This unique blend of cannabis expressions create a happy high energy outgoing presence to shine in a social setting.  Don’t you want to be a Rockstar?


Blue Ninety Eight (Rockstar) by RIFF (Aphria)

This is a strain we looked forward to reviewing because RIFF’s Blue Ninety Eight (Rockstar) and Grail’s Rockstar is from the Rockstar breeder, Bonguru Beans.  This is a grower competition, Aphria vs Tilray.  We were not disappointed with RIFF’s Blue Ninety Eight aka Rockstar.

THC: 20.34%

Quality: 8.3

Intensity: 8.2

Duration: 8.1

Total: 8.2

Cost: $33.45 for 3.5 grams

Grail’s Rockstar was the best rendition of Rockstar we have tried but RIFF is a close 2nd costing significantly less.  A draw?  The quality of the “high” is very similar but Grail has a bit more depth and body to the experience with a touch more energy and vibrancy.  RIFF’s Blue Ninety Eight is a very good substitution and your wallet will thank you.

On an investment note, Aphria will be announcing their 3rd quarter results on April 15, 2020.   All eyes will be on those results as Aphria is best positioned to validate the viability of being a major successful cannabis producer.   We are big fans and rooting for you, Aphria.