Strain Integrity

Created by Soma Seeds, White Light is a 60/40 Indica dominant hybrid cross between White Widow and Bubblegum.

According to Leafly, ” Originally Bubble Gum was developed by growers in Indiana. From there the genetics moved to New England and eventually Holland. It took many generations to finally produce a stable Bubble Gum with the characteristic sweet smell and euphoric high. Bubble Gum was the winner of two awards in the Cannabis Cup of ’94, and the 2nd place winner in ’95 and again in ’99.

On White Widow, ” Among the most famous strains worldwide is White Widow, a balanced hybrid first bred in the Netherlands by Green House Seeds. A cross between a Brazilian sativa landrace and a resin-heavy South Indian indica, White Widow has blessed every Dutch coffee shop menu since its birth in the 1990s. Its buds are white with crystal resin, warning you of the potent effects to come. A powerful burst of euphoria and energy breaks through immediately, stimulating both conversation and creativity.

Better late than never

We try to cover all the LPs and we have missed Haven St., which has been on the OCS shelves since Day 1.  Why?  A mistake and an oversight.  Today, we are remedying that mistake and reviewing White Light by Haven St., a brand own by publicly traded TerrAscend.  Better late than never.

Freshly packaged on January 30, 2020, this White Light cost $34.15 packs a crazy strong scent of lemon pledge.  These are heavy dense nuggets.  The smoke is smooth and lemony.  As expected, this is a clear fresh uplifting cerebral euphoric “high.”  After 15 minutes, we reach a pristine state of heightened awareness and clarity while feeling euphoric and creative.  Our test amount was 0.27 grams.  This is a Yummy strain.

While this strain is a 60/40 indica dominant hybrid, the “high” feels more sativa like because of the cerebral uplift.  The mental energy is strong and vibrant just like a good sativa.  But, there is also the euphoria and a relaxed body reflecting its Indica roots.  This strain was awesome in our first puff review protocol as it woke us with a radiant energy filled with creative musing and optimism.  A solid two hour experience with another hour of calm relaxation where the more sensitive users may succumb to the Indica sleep effects … not us.

Activity pairing may include starting the day with a coffee in one hand and White Light on the other hand.  This is a day time strain and good for productive activities.  Lemon scented strains are great for getting things done and this is perfectly lemon powered.


White Light by Haven St. (TerrAscend)

We never get tired of trying new strains and new LPs.  Haven St.’s White Light is a winner.  We have been feeling guilty of giving a lot of 8/10 reviews but the reality is that there are a lot of good products.  Legal cannabis is starting to hit it strides with fresh competitively priced quality products.  We recommend this White Light from Haven St..

THC: 17.44%

Quality: 8.1

Intensity: 7.8

Duration: 8.0

Total: 8.0

Cost: $34.15 for 3.5 grams

We are excited to find an interesting company like TerrAscend.  They acquired The Apothecarium, an award winning chain of dispensaries in California, which they recently wrote off.  White Light is the first strain we tried from TerrAscend Haven St. and we like it.  We will definitely review more Haven St. products as we are always proud of Canadian companies and Canadians making a mark on the global stage.

On an investment note, TerrAscend is an interesting public LP with 68% of total revenues coming from the US in 2019.  The most recent TerrAscend financing was a Canopy Growth $80.5 million loan with purchase warrants that are triggered with US federal legalization says more about Canopy than TerrAscend.   The tentacles of Canopy goes deep into the cannabis industry.   The abomination is how a little bit of money can tilt an entire infant industry towards one player with money.  Four billion of cash is not a lot of money but it is enough to devour this baby industry.  Constellation just put another $245 million into Canopy’s coffer last week.  Is Canopy too big to fail? Canopy is betting on a US legalization in 2020.  We are too.