After trying out the La Strada strain from Edison Cannabis Co, which was very enjoyable, I was excited to try out Rio Bravo because I believe consistency is a major key for cannabis brands for long term success and sustainability in this business. Well, I was not disappointed, that’s for sure. This one had 18.6% THC and 0.6% CBD (The THC percentage varies between 14% and 20%), and it’s a sativa dominant strain with its main terpene being terpinolene; other terpenes include caryophyllene and myrcene. Unfortunately, I could not find any lineage information concerning this strain, but I will keep looking. See a detailed breakdown of each aspect of this bud below.
Packaging Details: Packaged on 11/06/2019, tested/reviewed on 12/29/2019, exactly 53 days later. Lot# 64583
Pricing Details: Purchased 3.5 grams for $33.60 CAD at the SQDC in Montreal, QC. ($9.60/gram)
There were too many little popcorn nugs that felt empty, which was pretty disappointing based on my previous Edison Cannabis Co. Experience. However, you can still see the bud’s quality if you don’t only look at the size, the humidity control pouch is a game-changer, and I don’t fully understand why every container from every company doesn’t have one. It made the nugs very fresh, they were also quite dense, and the beautiful mix of light green and dark green nugs, with dark orange pistils, made the colors really stand out.
The main word that I would use to describe this bud’s aroma is fresh, and it makes perfect sense because of the dominant terpene here, which is terpinolene. This terpene actually shows up as an additive in soaps and perfumes, and outside of its “freshness,” it also has antibacterial and antifungal qualities. It’s a mix of woody and earthy scents, with an overall piney profile.
I found that the taste was quite subtle; on the inhale, it felt earthy and herbal, and on the exhale, there were definitely some citrusy and piney undertones; the after taste was piney and sweet. However, I did find that it wasn’t the smoothest smoke; there was some coughing involved but not overly aggressive, you really feel the throat hit on this one.
The high after smoking this strain was awesome, probably my favorite aspect from this Rio Bravo review. It was a very soothing feeling without feeling too disoriented, but I did find that it was tough to focus on something specific. Very nice, relaxing body high, with a euphoric vibe. It lasted longer than other strains, as I was still feeling the effects about 90 minutes after, and I’m a pretty heavy smoker.
I would recommend this product to beginners and everyday smokers alike. You can tell when a company has a real passion for what they do, and you can tell when a cannabis brand has a real passion for cultivation beyond trying to make a quick buck in a brand new industry. Overall, I’m pretty happy with my Edison Cannabis Co. experience so far, and I’m excited to try out more of their products. Hopefully, they will remain consistent with different batches, as it’s slowly becoming a go-to for me. Please leave your own reviews if you tried out some Rio Bravo (please put in the packaging date and pics!)