Strain Integrity

From the OCS website, ” Producing a thick smog of smoke dripping with spice and perfumed with mulled fruits, this exclusive new cultivar coats the mouth with an abundance of gassy flavour. Dense, round buds feature hints of purple and blue complementing generous amounts of frosting. Sativa-dominant and unusually smooth-smoking, this epic flower reaches new heights. As soon as our Master Growers laid eyes on this flower they knew their pipe dreams had become reality. The dominant terpenes include myrcene, caryophyllene and linalool.

According to WikiLeaf, ” This strain isn’t just a pipe dream, as this sativa-dominant bud by Broken Coast is as real as they get. Breeders decided to take on a three-way cross to create Pipe Dream, a bud that came from Blue Dream, Acapulco Gold, and Cinderella 99. Just a few hits of this special gal and you’ll wonder if you’ve entered into a dream state.

Note:  It appears Pipe Dream genetics included all our favourite strains, Blue Dream, Acapulco Gold and Cinderella 99!

A Party Sativa

Pipe Dream by Broken Coast packaged on January 11, 2021, cost $48.95 for 3.5 grams with 22.5% THC and an exotic earthy floral piney scent.  Our test amount was 0.26 grams.

The “high” starts towards the end of the inhalation session and continues with a steady rise in intensity.  Buzzing and ringing euphoria invaded our minds with a growing sense of anticipation as “Joy” exploded within us.  Ten minutes zoomed away leaving us in a euphoric catatonic state buzzing with anticipation.  Creativity slips in the backdoor quietly to melt our minds sending us drifting into a euphoric bliss.  Twenty minutes later, we arrived in Nirvana, the final destination of Pipe Dream.

Pipe Dream’s “high” is a heavier sativa experience leaning more towards a Broken Coast’s Ruxton experience.  Ruxton, however, is more psychedelic with visuals and audio hallucinations.  Pipe Dream is a heavier more mentally sedative sativa “high.”  Past the first hour, body sedation emerges and the “high” is morphing into an Indica second half show.

Broken Coast’s purer sativa “highs” are Moresby, Galiano and Denman in order of increasing Sativa intensity.  These are productive weaponizable Sativas.  Ruxton and Pipe Dream are not weaponizable sativas because they are too debilitating and lack the mental clarity and focus.  Pipe Dream and Ruxton are party sativas.

Activity pairing is best for the later part of the day, or evening time slots.  Our walk about “high” review confirmed the Indica effect of Pipe Dream as our knees were weak after an hour of walking when the body “high” kicked in.

Conclusion

Pipe Dream by Broken Coast (Aphria)

Pipe Dream, a new cultivar, by Broken Coast is a potent Party sativa.  Based on the genetics, the heavier sedative effects were unexpected.  While sativa is a popular productivity strain, this Pipe Dream delivers a debilitating mind melting and tranquilizing body blissfulness to prevent any productivity intent.  Instead, let the evening “Rip” with Pipe Dream.  Enjoy.

THC:  22.5%

Quality:  9.0

Intensity:  8.8

Duration:  8.6

Total:  8.8

Cost:  $48.95 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  Yes.  Pipe Dream for the recreational market has the higher THC content compared to the medical Pipe Dream.  We can now get everything from Broken Coast on the recreational market with higher THC and cheaper total acquisition cost (OCS does not charge for delivery and the price include tax making it more expensive to buy medical from Broken Coast).  Why buy medical cannabis from Broken Coast?

On an investment note, once Farm to Gate happens for craft growers, the medical cannabis market may just disappear.  Craft growers would be able to sell directly to the recreational market.  And, given that Broken Coast is appearing to abandon their medical customers, is there a future for the medical cannabis market?