the tweed vault  Oct 25



June Strain of the Month-Boaty McBoatface

British bureaucrats were burdened some months ago by a public opinion poll that improbably led to one ‘Boaty McBoatface’ being voted the name of the National Environment Research Council’s (NERC) new polar research ship. Rather than bow to democracy, NERC moved to name the vessel the RRS David Attenborough, leaving a perfectly good moniker orphaned in the wake of a perfectly English controversy.

Never one to let a good idea (or name) sink, we decided to throw Boaty a life preserver. Almost 125,000 people voted for the name on the English side of the pond, so we thought to cast the question to our Canadian customers as well – would CBD MediHaze be named Hinterland or Boaty McBoatface? Power to the people, and this time we’d honour the vote. No surprise, with a full 60% of the vote, Boaty again took the crown!

A relatively new hybrid bred of Super Silver Haze and Neville’s Haze (with CBD parents) Boaty McBoatface is a sativa-dominant (80/20) variety rich in cannabidiol. Its subtle terpene profile is characterized by a sweet and spicy scent, with hints of pine and menthol, attributed to high levels of myrcene and equal parts caryophyllene, pinene and limonene.

Concocted by the CBD Crew in 2013 as part of that collection’s mandate to produce strains high in cannabidiol for the medical community, Boaty McBoatface is a fast-growing, resilient and adaptable plant. Tweed’s production liaison Adam Morris says its unique cannabinoid profile makes it an ideal strain to cultivate.

“It’s a fun plant to grow because of its true sativa-dominant height and the fact she fills out during the last couple weeks of flower,” he says. “Boaty shows some exciting purple colours but holds true to her Super Silver Haze and Neville's Haze parents.”

Given its relatively low THC and high CBD content, Boaty McBoatface is reported to produce a mild yet efficient effect on consumers, making it an ideal strain for midday use. Customers say it’s a great variety for treating a range of symptoms, from anxiety and depression to insomnia and nausea.

Here's to Future Growth!

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