Strain Integrity

From the OCS website, ” Driftwood Diesel is part of San Rafael 71’s special lineup of proprietary strains that are crossbred from highly popular strains. A mix of GMO and Fuel strains, Driftwood Diesel gives off a very strong and distinct aroma of gas and chem and sour taste with earthy, nutty, and musky notes from its primary terpenes limonene, caryophyllene, and myrcene. This indica strain is distinguished by dark purple and green buds that are notably very sticky with visible trichomes.

“Prime Time” Diesel

Driftwood Diesel by San Rafael ’71 packaged on December 6th, 2021, cost $34.05 for 3.5 grams with 28.8% THC with an earth piney herbal scent.

The “high” starts with vigor after inhalation ends.  Starting with an uplifting euphoric sensory upgrade, Driftwood Diesel’s cerebral engine shifts into “high” gear pushing Time aside.  Fifteen minutes later, a clear euphoric mental focus with a childlike curiosity frames Reality in a joyful ambiance.   This is “Prime Time” Diesel.  It is Time to get stuff done.

Driftwood Diesel is similar to Sour Diesel, which is a wide awake euphoric functional “high.”  In our late afternoon shopping trip run, Driftwood Diesel delivered a refreshed euphoric State of Mind with an uplifting energy.  Despite 28.8% THC, there were no memory problems, or dissociative moments with reality.

Activity pairing is best in the latter part of the day.  While Driftwood Diesel delivered a vibrant energetic Sativa like experience in the first hour, the 2nd hour increasing body sedation makes this strain more suitable in the evenings.


Driftwood Diesel by San Rafael ’71 (Aurora)

This review was motivated by the 28.82% THC content.  Driftwood Diesel by San Rafael ’71 is a proprietary Indica dominant strain with an intense sativa cerebral flavour.  San Rafael ’71 refresh of their product line with Driftwood Diesel is a welcome addition.

THC:  28.82%

Quality:  8.8

Intensity:  8.6

Duration: 8.5

Total:  8.63

Cost:  $34.05 for 3.5 grams

Would we buy this again?  Maybe?  Repurchasing a strain would require availability in 14 grams, or higher.  A low cost substitute may be Flo from Divvy?  Driftwood Diesel, however, is a proprietary genetic that is worth trying.

On an investment note, San Rafael ’71 is a mid-market industrial craft producer like TerrAscend’s Haven St., or Tilray’s RIFF.  Haven St. and RIFF are offering potent 14 grams and 28 grams products.  San Rafael (Aurora) would have to step up their game.