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When you run a blog, you can do things like a mini focus group just for weed—and we did!  We bought, we rolled, we smoked, and jotted notes again and again for every strain of Quebec Government Cannabis in Montreal there is. We did the homework of the reluctant or overwhelmed first-time user or occasional purchaser at the SQDC.

Our Top 5 Government Montreal Cannabis

BANANA SPLIT — FOR APPETITE / BRAINSTORMING
BY: Aurora
Strain: Hybrid
THC 10 – 20%

-Euphoric
-Relaxed
-Happy
-Munchies
-Focused

Bred by Crockett Farms, Banana Split is a sativa-dominant cross of their famous Tangie and Banana Sherbert. Banana Split offers a clean level-headed high suitable for anyone looking to have a productive day.

A favourite of some of our bloggers. Also a high functioning favourite of IT start ups along with L.A Confidential and Pineapple Express. This cannabis will sneak up on you, so make sure you can test it out for the next hour or so without say, driving on a busy highway! It’s a fairly powerful hit that ignites creativity and a deep sense of well being. Make sure you are not in a bad mood though as it can be an emotional amplifier and no one likes a bad trip!

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PURPLE CHITRAL — FOR WHERE AM I?
BY: San Rafael 71
Strain: Indica
THC 10 – 20%

-Relaxed
-Happy
-Sleepy
-Euphoric
-Hungry

Chitral is a town in Pakistan known for making some of the best hash in the region. Pakistani Chitral Kush, also known as PCK, is a pure indica that is considered a selected landrace, meaning it is an indigenous strain that has been selectively inbred to enhance its characteristics.

A couch locking indica that will help you escape your thoughts. If you watch a movie, you will forget the plot but if you wish to forget your day, welcome to total brain melt. Great for taking a braincation away from an unpleasant life event or bad day and not great as a day time weed. Very good for pain & anxiety combined.

ETOILE POLAIRE — FOR PAIN OR STRESS / NIGHT TIME
BY: Alta Vie
THC 0 – 1%
CBD 13.5 – 16%

-Happy
-Sleepy
-Euphoric
-Hungry

Northern Lights stands among the most famous strains of all time, a pure indica cherished for its resinous buds, fast flowering, and resilience during growth. Itself a descendant of indigenous Afghani and Thai landrace strains, Northern Lights has given rise to famous hybrids like Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze.

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An excellent choice for pain management at night. It’s the kind of cannabis you want if you don’t want to get high at all but wish to manage anxiety or pain. It is a sativa but feels more like an indica, as it really slams you down with the relaxies. You can still play a game, carry a conversation or watch tv and you will feel pretty cognitive!

TERRA — FOR PAIN OR STRESS / DAYTIME
BY: Hexo Cannabinoids
THC 0 – 1%
CBD 12 – 19%

-Pain Free
-Relaxed
-Emotionally stable
-Chill
-Slow motion

Terra cannabis strain by HEXO is a CBD rich hybrid. It smells and tastes earthy with sweet nuances. THC is around 1% while CBD hovers at a high 14%, making this a highly medicinal strain more than a recreational one. Terra cannabis strain is good for any time f day or night.

If you are in pain and need to get work done, this pure CBD strain with just a tiny hint of THC will do the trick. It was designed as a hybrid work weed. We tested it out and it works really well for pain but it was a little spacier than we had thought. We went out for brunch and time really flew by. We also felt it was harder to find the parked car. lol

MODE AVION — FOR RELIEVING STRESS AT WORK
BY: Alta Vie
THC 10-20%

-Clean
-Relaxing
-Alert
-Creative
-Productive

A classic Kush that’s earthy and woodsy on the nose, Airplane Mode is made up of compact, light green buds weaved with the occasional vibrant orange hair. Each dried flower is trimmed, sorted, and hang dried for a carefully crafted and hand-selected product. A seasoned stoner will use it as a night strain for work or play, but a newbie will only be able to smoke it during the day as the THC will keep them on their toes.

An indica strain that is popular in the film industry. It is a known cure for jetlag as it really wakes you up without making you feel too edgy. No paranoid feelings unless you combine with coffee. THC & Coffee can produce too much adrenalized nervousness, so do yourself a favour and eat light and no coffee before smoking. The name is accurate, feels like you are coasting on airplane mode!

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