What is craft cannabis?
The term craft cannabis refers to cannabis that is grown in small-batches using cultivation techniques that are more organic in nature such as hand trimming, no pesticides, and hang-dried to name a few. This produces an exceptional flower that is considered small batch in comparison to what you typically have produced by major growers. Before legalization in Canada, most of us had no idea where our weed came from, much less who the grower was and unless you grew it yourself, there was a slim chance you know how your cannabis was grown. As cannabis consumers have become more selective, it has grown in popularity. As other craft consumer goods take off as much as Honey & Canadian Maple syrup, you are going to be able to pair those delicious products with a beautiful craft cannabis flower.
Just like those other craft goods, craft cannabis means more patience, care, and attention to detail when growing and curing the cannabis. The new OCS criteria for achieving a craft designation revolve around specific aspects of production. Craft flower or pre-rolls must be:
- Grown in a facility that produces less than 22,046 pounds of dried cannabis, or the equivalent within each year.
- Organic methods over pesticides.
- Hand trimmed over machine trimmed to retain trichomes, and therefore the plant’s potency and medicinal value.
Best Craft Cannabis Strains in 2022
Updated February 2022
At MOM’s Dispensary our focus is to support the best craft cannabis in Canada to allow our members direct access to a wide-variety of premium strains from independent growers. Here are our favourite Canadian Craft Cannabis strains as reviewed by our customers at MOM’s Dispensary:
Runtz is a special strain. The high is very potent (even for experienced smokers), with a wild cerebral rush yet there is no tiredness or heavy-headedness. “It can give you mild tunnel vision, meaning: start to think very deeply about one topic but lose awareness of everything else, and also forgetful. Body high is relaxing with zero couch lock effect.”
Peanut Butter Breath, also known as “Peanut Butter” and “Peanut Breath,” is a hybrid marijuana strain known for its sedating effects. “This strain was VERY nostalgic, social, and narrative. I was able to access memories I didn’t even know I had in extreme detail!! Like very, very random details that made our story-telling really entertaining. It also made me super good at making accurate and relatable observations/descriptions (sound effects specifically for some reason). Imagery was really strong, like when my brother was sharing stories I could picture them very clearly almost like I was there. I felt a warm and strong sense of connection to the people around me, and I could’ve stayed up all night reminiscing.”
Mendo Breath is an indica marijuana strain made by crossing OGKB with Mendo Montage. This strain produces a euphoric high with powerful body effects that help relieve pain and discomfort. “This is an excellent strain for pain relief. The head high is a relatively sober one which keeps your mind clearer for daily tasks. Though the body high is strong, it doesn’t seem to put me in the couch for hours. I have fibromyalgia and this strain is fantastic for nerve pain relief.”
Gooey Mendo Haze is a cross between Old Mendo Haze and Pure Gooey, which are both exceptionally rare and highly sought-after genetics. Like its parents, Gooey Mendo Haze is known to get those creative juices flowing, however, unlike its parents, it produces a profoundly relaxing experience that can border on sedation if you aren’t an experienced consumer.“I really enjoyed this keeps your mind and body in go mode this had me up until 3am cleaning my house!“
This wonderful gift from Capulator is a cross of the coveted Miracle Alien Cookie and UK Cheese. MAC N’ Cheese is usually a close even Hybrid strain although nowadays it leans more to the Sativa side. “First off the smell you get is a pungent sweet citrus aroma as soon as you open the bag and the Buds are a nice bright green with a layer of frosting covering them. Next onto the smoke the taste wasn’t to terrible and was smooth, made me feel euphoric, and a little bit anxious but it wasn’t really to bad.”
Blackberry Meat Breath is an indica strain crossed from Blackberry Kush and Meat Breath. This rare strain has a mulled sweet smell mixed with some herbal, musky and earthy qualities that all translate to an interesting flavour profile, to say the least. “This strain has a strange and unique smell and taste. The indica buzz that accompanies it is amazing. This is by far one of the best buds I have ordered from here!“
Named after former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, this strain is sure to knock you out. With a pungent diesel aroma, Tyson delivers a punch of indica effects known to fully relax the body while dulling pain, stress, insomnia, and appetite loss. “Best sleep weed I have ever had the pleasure of smoking. This is also a strain pretty much only for everyday users it’s pretty dank stuff.”
Mint Chocolate Chip is a rare cross of opposing genetics. Created from SinMint Cookies and Green Ribbon, this hybrid is mentally uplifting while remaining grounded in functional relaxation. “I added this strain to my cart because I wanted to see what $300 weed tastes like… then I rolled another. A true quad.”
Where to buy Craft Cannabis in Canada?
Order the best craft cannabis strains online here at MOM’s Dispensary. With a combination of Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid craft cannabis strains, MOM’s Online Dispensary keeps a large selection in stock. Check out our AAAA Weed and craft flowers.