Boundless CF Review

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After being in the market for a new discrete portable unit, the Boundless CF caught my attention and I purchased one from Puffitup.com. 8 days Later it arrived over the border, And I must say I am enjoying it thoroughly.

Its size is small enough to still be usable in public, although it is getting on the big size for stealthiness. It features five preset  temperatures raging from 355f to 415f in 15 degree intervals. The presets can provide a slow flavourful vape or a hotter more intense experience.

The oven of the vape is among the larger on the market but doesn’t need to be fully filled to function well. The CF heats on a 5 min cycle, which I have found to be a little short, but it is easy enough to restart.

Performance is very impressive for a battery operated portable in the 120 USD price range. Heat up time is VERY quick at a average of 20 seconds from cold. Airflow is good, not exceptional, but coming from something like a Flowermate Mini it is a big step up. It should be noted that I have not had much success with the concentrate tank, but my purpose for it is mostly dry herb anyway.

I have the upgraded version which has a battery indicator and a stealth mode, and boasts improved airflow. I get about seven, 7 min sessions out of a full charge which is pretty impressive considering the power of the unit.

Overall it makes sense that this portable and its bigger brother the CFX has caught on the way it has. A quality unit for a decent price that preforms very well. Perhaps,  the best new suggestion for a affordable but powerful, portable dry herb vapourizer.

Update: After about a months use I have been very pleasantly suprised by how little maintanence the unit requires. I have only had to give my CF one thorough clean, and one other lighter clean in this whole time of constant use. I just empty the oven while its still hot, blow off the crumbs on the mouthpiece screen and into the oven, and its ready for another session. Great work Boundless!

VapCap OG Review

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After hearing so many good thing online about the VapCap and considering the reasonable price, I picked one up a few months ago to give a go. People have had a lot of good things to say about the VapCap, and it is a serviceable butane powered vaporizer at a reasonable 30usd. But if you leave out the affordability,  it leaves alot to be desired, in my opinion.

The good side is it can deliver decent clouds and is seriously small.  It is no bigger than a cigarette and comes with a convenient tube for storage. With proper heating technique you can get some good clouds. Heat the top end of the metal tip for light vapor, and the bottom end closer to the glass for denser vapor. You simply heat evenly till the metal tip clicks, then draw on it for around twenty seconds till it loses temperature. It will click again when it is nearly cool enough to handle.

The main problems I have with the VapCap are two-fold and relate to flavour and ease of use. Firstly, flavour on the VapCap is pretty poor. If you want clouds with any density at all you will be sacrificing a lot of flavour, expect a lot of charred taste. It can deliver decently big hits but not tasty ones, in my experience. If you want flavour with the VapCap you can only get it in wisps. Secondly if you want a serious session the VapCap is not your vape. Maybe it would be appropriate for those with very low tolerance but a seasoned toker will be left annoyed at the small capacity and long cool down-time. Between loading, heating, taking a brief few tokes, waiting for it to cool and reloading, you are talking about at least a couple of  minutes to wait for generally pretty unimpressive hits. If you want big hits that satisfy, you run the very real risk of combustion and they taste poor regardless.

Cleaning is relatively easy with a q-tip  and Iso.  It should be noted that I am using the OG version and other upgraded versions may provide a better experience. All in all, not a bad vape for those with money constraints and a low tolerance, but not really   a good option for flavor chasers, or those who consume higher quantities.

Extract Reviews: Girls Scout Cookies by Phyto Extractions

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I purchased this product at one of Toronto’s newest store fronts, located just South of Dundas on Ossington in Toronto, “The Ossington Dispensary”. Its a really classy place with a wide selection of high grade Cannabis  and a decent selection of concentrates and edibles.  This extract was produced by Phyto Extractions and came in nice packaging with some of the pertinent information on the label such as appropriate ailments, flavour profile, and medicative effects.  I was very pleased to get my hands on such a renowned strain as Girls Scout Cookies, a cross between OG Kush and Durban Poison.  The product is a very stable shatter at room temperature and my sample came in numerous small shards rather than a slab. It sports a pleasant rose tinted hue and gives off a distinct and pungent aroma. The smell hints at a flavour profile that is best compared to the a fresh whiff of well grown and cured Jack Herer. I was taken back from my first hit, to the peppery, piney, and hashy flavour associated with good ol’ British Columbia Jack Herer. The effects of the product are similarly impressive. A strong, euphoric, heady high greets the user immediately after dabbing, with waves of relaxation quickly following.  All in all, one of the most pleasant extracts I’ve had the pleasure of sampling, with great flavour and effects, and one that I will hope to purchase again in the future. Girl Scout Cookies by Phyto Extractions is available at The Ossington Dispensary for $60 a gram.

Extract Review: Diamond Concentrates’ Django Shatter

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I recently visited a East-end Toronto dispensary and picked up a couple grams of Diamond Concentrates’ Django Shatter. Take the review with a grain of salt as my experience with concentrates is somewhat limited, although I have sampled about 15 different varieties of extract in the past few months. The Shatter is very clear, and a pleasant golden hue when held to the light.  It is very stable and will shatter easily, sometimes inopportunely. While I find the more stable an extract is, the less fragrant it tends to be, this stuff is quite aromatic, and the smell matches the flavour very well. Django is listed on the slick packaging as a hybrid while Leafly suggests it is Sativa Dominant. I’m not sure what is right but the high is certainly not sluggish. I have yet to nap after overdabbing it, which sometimes happens with other products.  Flavour is mainly floral. I may detect some fuel flavour and some less pleasant grass-clippings taste is definitely present, but muted. At GW Emporium, Oshawa location this stuff is going for $60 a gram which to me is very reasonable, as I have found less superior extract for higher prices more than once elsewhere, and have yet to have a $60 gram surpass this stuff in quality.  Look out for more reviews on Toronto Cannabis dispensaries in the future, and thanks for reading.

Strain Reviews – Weeds, Glass and Gifts – Danforth

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With dispensaries opening across my home town of Toronto, I have decided to start  doing Strain reviews to compliment the blog. The first Shop I will be looking at is Weeds Glass and Gifts, specifically the Danforth location. I have been shopping there over a month, and this is a short compilation of some of the products I have tried.

Flowers:

Jack Herer – A classic Sativa strain, the Jack Herer at WG&G is similar to other batches of the strain I have received from other sources, which bodes well. While not overly potent, the bud’s peppery and piney flavour is a favourite. I always look for this strain when shopping as it provides a great Sativa profile, and tends to be one of British Columbia’s more popular herbal exports.

Congolese Red – A  Sativa strain, that is on the weaker side of the herb I have recieved at WG&G. The flavour is decent though, piney with strong mint notes. Not great, but decent and complex flavours.

Island Sweet Skunk –  Another favourite Sativa of mine combines strong pine flavours with skunk undertones. Good strength, but the real draw is the awesome flavour this strain puts out, especially with a vaporizer.

Master Kush –  This strain was billed as one of the stores strongest, and I didn’t get a chance to vape it, as I opted to press mine into Rosin, which I botched (long boring story). But going on looks alone, it is definitely good bud. Perfectly groomed and decently frosted, It definitely looks like one of the more potent strains WG&G has to offer, and retains the strain’s characteristic kushyness.

Concentrates:

Grapefruit Shatter  –  This concentrate had an nice amber hue, good transparency, and was clean tasting.  One of my favourite concentrates I have tried from them, the taste is very fruity and accurate to the namesake. I savoured every dab of the stuff and can’t wait till I get my hands on something similar.

Critical Shatter  – This stuff was very clear and stable, but lacked the flavour profile I would expect from the price tag. In fact the flavour seemed rather standard. It packed a good punch, however when paying top dollar for concentrates I expect outstanding flavour, which wasn’t present in this sample.

Sour Diesel Wax –  Almost white in appearance and extremely crumbly, this wax had excellent flavour, with strong lemon and fuel overtones. Another sample that I am always looking for more of.

Edibles :  

Cherry Jelly Bombs:  Advertised at 80mg total with eight doses, these things are tasty. You’d never guess that they had THC in them from the taste. I got decently medicated from 3/4 of one of them, but my tolerance is through the roof. I like these a lot for a long-lasting body oriented high.

 

Stay in tune for more in depth Toronto dispensary product reviews, along with the regular vape related content. Thanks for the read!

 

Yocan Evolve Wax Pen Review

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I should start this review by stating that I received this product free for review from the manufacturer. Regardless, my review will remain balanced and honest as to my experience with the product. I should also note that my experience with concentrates is very limited have only started using them with any frequency recently.  Also I have only used a few other wax pens, so my comparisons will be limited.

Now let’s forge ahead.  The evolve kit comes in a nice package,  with a single battery and atomizer housing, two coil heads or atomizers, a dabber tool, and a usb charger. The instructions were limited to the back of the box but I have surmised the battery is probably around 700mah give or take,  and the atomizer heads measure at a resistance of 0.8 ohms.  This product has been generating positive reviews all around the web for both the quality of the product and the reasonable price, and you can add my review to the pile.

Considering you can purchase this kit for under 25 USD at various sites, the Evolve is very well made and performs way out of its price range. The quartz coils are powerful and flavourful, the atomizer head has an interior cap on it to contain wax from spilling and splattering, and the airflow is very nice. It only gets clogged occasionally and a few pulses of the battery will free up the airflow quickly. I recommend pulsing the battery when using it as the coils can burn a little hot and affect flavour with constant application of power. I have gone through at least 2 grams of wax with the first atomizer I’ve used and it’s still going strong. I’ve given the head a few quick ISO washes with no degradation.

The only improvements I can see making is the battery’s base should allow it to stand up better (a small but annoying complaint) and perhaps the battery’s voltage should be toned down a bit, as continuously pressing the button gives huge hits but flavour suffers. All in all, a great offering from Yocan that probably should be the first option for a wax pen for people on a budget.

Flowermate Mini Review

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The Flowermate is one of the go-to introductory vaporizers, mainly due to its reasonable price. I was curious as to its performance  and in need of a discrete and very portable vaporizer, so I ordered the Mini version. The unit is pleasantly small. measuring 3.5 inches high, 2 inches wide and less than an inch thick.  How does it measure up to other Units? I would say with a little simple modding to widen the draw a fraction (lose the screen in the mouthpiece, and widen the mouthpiece holes a little) it performs on par with the original PAX if not better.  The chamber holds a little over 0.3g and should be packed tightly. I performed two cycles on high for a burnoff, but still experienced a little unpleasant funk during the first few sessions. This went away soon, leaving decent flavor. It is important to note that the air-path is shared with electronics, meaning if there is any off gassing from electronics during use you will probably end up inhaling it, so user beware. The battery lasts about ten 5 minute cycles on the highest level, enough to fully vaporize about 5 loads. This is pretty impressive considering the portability. The battery takes about 2.5 hours to charge from dead, which isn’t great but it charges via micro usb, which is great.

I especially like that everything is self-contained. It’s great to leave the house with a packed oven, and be ready to session with discretion and ease. All I need in my pocket for a days vaping is the Mini and a small vial with the tool and some herb stuffed in. To judge vapor production for yourself, below is a short session with the Mini through a bubbler, starting on medium and moving to high. It’s a little bit of a weed hog but still performs.