Strainwise Dispensary (Deep Purple Caviar)

Although not technically flower, and not technically concentrate caviar brings us the middle ground. Caviar is flower that has been dipped in hash oil and then rolled in keef. This particular batch came from Strainwise The Sanctuary (5110 Race St. Denver CO), the strain Deep Purple. The budtender acknowledged they the caviar is not made in house, however, it is Strainwise flower, they send it off to another company that adds the oil and keef. The pricing for a gram of caviar was reasonable $25/gram which is similar pricing to other shops for caviar. It looks like typical caviar see attached:

 

 

The dark color obviously coming from the hash and the abundance of keef make caviar in general hard to gauge, its hard to screw caviar up. The smell of this Deep Purple was amazing it was rich deep and smelt almost like chocolate. I chose to put the vape away for this one and load a bowl in the old bong, six chamber perc and some ice in the chamber I was ready to go, it was smooth, it was flavorful, and ultimately it failed to deliver. Perhaps I was expecting a high that would knock my socks off maybe I just got a bad batch, but I just didn't get the quality of high I was looking for. Perhaps even more disappointing was the experience itself, long wait times, average atmosphere, and a budtender that seemed desperate to go home let alone help out customers didn't help. Although the packaging appeared compliant (Colorado law states it has to leave in child proof, opaque packaging that also has a full ingredient list among other things labeled on the container) ultimately it was not compliant. No universal symbol for cannabis on the container or labels (state law) and not child proof packaging (state law) left me disappointed. Strainwise is one of the larger dispensary chains out there with multiple locations eight in total, and to sell to customers in non compliant packaging to me trumps product, at that point if you were to get pulled over its the customer who gets in trouble. Hopefully, in a follow up visit these concerns have been addressed because no matter how good the product is (in this case average caviar done out of house by a third party) its not worth getting ticketed for! And if we want the industry to survive dispensaries need to follow the rules.

 

 

LivWell Dispensary (Blue Dream Flower)

 

Ah Blue Dream how I love you.... Blue Dream is nothing new in the Marijuana community, one of the strains that has been around since time began, and that you can find at most shops so lets dive in! This Blue Dream came from LivWell Broadway (432 S. Broadway, Denver, CO) at our last shopping trip, LivWell offers this flower on almost all of its different shelves ranging from $115.00/oz pre-packs when its available (Machine trimmed and rack cured), to this beauty which is their "Platinum" shelf (Top Shelf) which cost us $185/oz This stuff is glass cured, hand trimmed, and beautiful. The first thing you notice with Blue Dream is the smell, its so sweet and fruity that you cant help but try a gram ($11/gram so OZ is def. the best value) We took a nice close up shot to show you just how beautiful the development of this strain is. Grown indoors with cocoa fiber and cured to perfection we threw this in the Extreme Q vaporizer to get down to the business...how it smokes. The immediate thing you notice when vaping is the great smell translates into great taste, you still get the nice fruity flavor and a very smooth inhale. We filled our lungs with this stuff and went back for more, the trichome development on this strain was crazy, it made for great vaping, solid hits that delivered, we hit this one bowl for close to 45 minutes before reloading. The high was typical sativa, although I felt relaxed and calm I was still aware of my surroundings and wasn't couch locked, another bowl and I could have very well been cleaning the house. The beautiful balance of Blue Dream to me is that although you get the sativa high you want it never comes with some of the pitfalls of sativa's mainly the paranoid feeling or raciness sometimes associated with high sativa strains. Blue Dream is nothing unique to LivWell you can find it all over the place what is unique is the price and quality. I have paid close to $300/oz for top shelf blue dream at various boutiques throughout town, and yet after trying this find myself disappointed that I paid so much at other stores, It had the same traits I love and as you can see from the picture left little to be desired as far as looks and trichome. LivWell for now is my Blue Dream destination and I look forward to trying some of the other strains I may have potentially over paid for in the past.