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Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Review: Toronto Cannabis March Green Market!



A very successful Green Village was held north of the Queens Park Legislature at the Charles Street staging area for the May 6th 19th Annual Toronto Global Cannabis March.[LINK] It quickly became a happy cannabis picnic adventure! Also a very excellent shopping event! I'm posting photos here and on Twitter, to provide you with a better idea on product pricing and availability. Here are a few personal observations:

Buds: A wide variety of strains were available from the umpteen vender's setting up their tables y tents. They were very friendly, knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. Generally speaking, buds cost $9-12 a gram [$1 US = 0.73 Cdn!], tax included! I was pleased to find  a "Green Crack" bud. Bought it on a whim! There was lotsa creative marketing. Plenty of great deals. "Weed The North" handed out free t-shirts while promoting their bargain priced, pre rolled, 420 joints. Jamie and the venerable "Village Cannabis Dispensary" bud masters brought along some quality boo. Also their trez kool Pink Floyd VCD t-shirts too. 

Vaporizer Pens: Disposable vaporizers were widely available to sample and buy. Most were priced in the $40 - $60 range for a disposable pen, $70-100 for a reusable charger with a full tank. It's important to be able to check these out yourself for duds! Standard bearer "Toko" was in attendance. There were plenty of new models from the competition to try out for quality control purposes too.


Dream Leaf: I got a refillable vapor pen being test marketed at the "Puffdog Farms" stand [LINK] [thedreamleaf@gmail.com] in exchange for a review. Here goes:

I chose the Pineapple Express and Blueberry OG extracts. Yummy! A natural taste! Not too sweet! A good high! 

The sleek, silver or white battery provides a strong, steady and hearty draw. It's very easy to recharge and use, even when I'm in a hurry. The handy USB charger always keeps the heater going for a full day outing, no problemo! 


The Dream Leaf pens are very competitively priced at $20 for the battery, $40 for a refill tank. Screw them together. The pen is 14.5 mm in length and .8 mm in width. The handy, tailored mouth tip makes for a smooth, even draw. The overall presentation is very kool and discreet. One can comfortably vape pretty much anywhere on these sleek lil' babies, without being noticed by any uptight squares.

Dream Leaf stressed that they are very careful about pesticides and the processing of their potent and mind expanding extracts. Are still working on a brand name and the marketing angle. Plus they promise it'll be convenient to get refills on a regular basis here in the Toronto area.


I'll follow up on my continued use of these Dream Leaf pens in the "Green Marketing" section of my Oh Cannabis News y Views blog. I can also write a more lengthy review, as the product, distribution details and strains are developed further, if Dream Leaf likes.

Keep an eye out for this one! In my books, Green Leaf's new prototype pen scores a solid A+

[Are you interested in a review? See below [#1]. 


Hashish: Moroccan or Afghani was plentiful, priced at $15-20 gram . A carefully weighed jeeb usually came packaged in a small, brown envelope, so it doesn't get lost. In recalling the vintage originals from back in the day, I'm pleased to report that the taste, texture, body and colour was quite authentic, but of course the THC is much higher nowadays!

Concentrates-Shatter: There were lots of excellent $5 to $10 dabs. The "McMedible Centre" featured $3 dabs! By the way, free samples were in abundance at the Green Market, if you arrived early for the protest march.


M-edibles: Plenty of  tasty, cannabis infused baked goods, candies and snacks were available, priced at $5-20 depending on potency and size. "Fritz's" gummies, lollipops and t.v. treats remain a big personal favourite. Glad to see my "Canada Pure 710" gummy faves available here in the Toronto area again. "White Label Baking's" 3 pack, 75 mg gummies scored a knock down punch. "Jake and Eva's" home made cookies came courtesy of a lotta TLC! Regretfully, the expiry dates on most of these products remain allusive, an especially big no no for the medical cannabis patient. Let's get on top of this quick folks!

Topical Creams: Chatham's "Spread the Love" was on hand to let us sample their infused creams. Dana Larsen's Karma Kup Award Winning  "MMJ" topicals were in plentiful supply. They were regularly priced, but with the tax included, still a very good deal.


Swag: "Weed Maps" was on hand to sign up new subscribers. Hand out free prizes. I scored a Weed Maps cap. As for stoner clothes, pipes, jewellery, or rolling papers? There were a lot of really kool vender's at the Green Market. It was a shopping extravaganza for psychedelic stuff that was certain to catch your eye, whether one was straight or high!

Food: Blech! Greasy, fast food trucks ruled the day. Some natural and exotic fast food options would've been very much appreciated. Cannabis infused too? All the better! Marc Emery introduced me to the "High Society Supper Club" crew [Link] [highsocietysupperclub@gmail.com]. They were in attendance, drumming up local business for their dinner events. Perhaps we will soon see some more tantalizing offerings in the fast food department at our future cannabis events? During the daze, months and years ahead? I hope so!


IN CONCLUSION:

The streets of the GTA [Greater Toronto Area] have become a thriving weed patch during the ongoing Project Claudia/ Gator raids! Regretfully, it's very hard to freely sample and openly ask questions about the many available products and stains, many of which were here, all in one safe, friendly place! 

The Green Market downtown, cannabis market cum picnic event was a definite crowd pleaser. Surely, it demonstrated a very strong demand that's going unfulfilled. More of these "on the fly" outdoor markets are certainly in order for our GTA cannabis community as the summer season beckons us outdoors. They could also be a real compliment to the Toronto tourist scene! Unfortunately, Mayor John Tory can't grasp that despite his business sense! Certainly Toronto's falsely maligned GTA cannabiz entrepreneurs do, and a splendid time was guaranteed for all!


REVIEWS?

Perhaps I should do product reviews more often! Please contact me via email or my site if interested. Should it turn out that your product or service flunks the test, we can certainly talk first, to try to fix the problem. I'm a hard but very fair and honest marker. Quite well read! Email me @ [LINK] [davechiarelli@gmail.com]


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