Strain Integrity

From the OCS website, ” Growers Stash #002 — Crystal Kush is a potent strain from San Rafael 71’s special line-up of desirable and popular strains with rare genetics. Characterized by large, medium green buds covered in glistening trichomes with bright orange pistils. As for its aroma, it carries a pine aroma with a light berry finish. Its primary terpene profile consists of beta-caryophyllene, beta-myrcene, d-limonene, alpha-cedrene and alpha-humulene. All of our high-quality dried flower is cultivated to the highest quality standards. 

A Blast from the Past

Grower’s Stash #002 (Crystal Kush) by San Rafael ’71 (Aurora) packaged on May 7th, 2021, cost $39.94 for 3.5 grams with 24.08% THC and an earthy floral citrus infused weed scent.  Our test amount was 0.26 grams.

The “high” starts with an uplifting feel good sensation and an increasing euphoric buzzing.   The cerebral engine kicks into gear as time beings to slip.  A quick ten minutes into the session, this Crystal Kush’s magic is in full effect weaving together an accelerating euphoric “high” slowing time itself. The next twenty minutes felt like an eternity.  For the first hour, Crystal Kush delivered a meandering creative flow in a blissful euphoric cloud with a joyous wakeful energy.

Crystal Kush’s second hour was similar to the first hour at a lower intensity.  Three years ago, San Rafael ’71 known as SR ’71 was one of the top cannabis brands.  While this Crystal Kush rendition is inline with what we would expect from San Rafael ’71,  the quality marker has moved up significantly with the entry of micro-craft growers delivering truly mind blowing cannabis at the same price point.  Crystal Kush’s “high” last about two hours with another hour of chill vibes.

Activity pairing is best in the latter part of the day.  Grower’s Stash #002 by San Rafael ’71 is a hybrid delivering a balance “high” with expressions from Sativa and Indica genetics.


Grower’s Stash #002 (Crystal Kush) by San Rafael ’71 (Aurora)

Grower’s Stash #002 (Crystal Kush) by San Rafael ’71 (Aurora) feels very dated.  This Crystal Kush by San Rafael ’71 delivers an enjoyable “high” that would have been top notch three years ago.  Today with the entry of micro-craft growers, this Crystal Kush is below quality for the price point.

THC:  24.08%

Quality:  8.2

Intensity:  8.2

Duration:  8.2

Total:  8.2

Cost:  $39.94 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  No.  While we enjoyed this Crystal Kush by San Rafael ’71, there are so many better options at this price point.  For the same price, look no further than our last review on Nitro Cookies by Organigram, or Florida Citrus Kush by Mood Ring?

On an investment note, there is very little good news from Aurora.  And, this Grower’s Stash #002 by San Rafael ’71 falls short against the competition.  The future for big box growers look very challenging.