Sweet Texada Lavender by Weathered Islands is a smooth and floral cannabis strain that perfectly introduces their brand to the legal market. The sativa genetics of this cultivar come from a magical place known as Texada Island which, according to some, is Canada’s answer to California’s Humboldt County.
Draft dodgers in the 1970s brought cuts and seeds with them to Texada Island, creating a cannabis breeding mecca unlike anywhere else in Canada. The most famous weed strain to come out of the island is called Texada Timewarp. Genetics from this area of the world are built for Southern Canada’s outdoor growing community. In fact, Weathered Islands actually opened its doors as a nursery before pivoting to micro-cultivation, providing seeds and cuts to both commercial and residential cannabis growers.
Bag appeal let us down – the soft packaging allowed the buds to get squished in transit – but that’s the only negative about this flower. With clean, smooth lavender aromas the terpene profile is heavy on humulene and linalool. Humulene is responsible for the earthy, woody and floral scents found in both cannabis and hops. At least one study confirmed humulene’s anti-cancer properties but it’s also known as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory medication.
The uplifting sativa buzz showed up about halfway through a joint and brought a very clean, anxiety-free mood boost (like coffee without the jitters). I even found a temporary boost in physical energy with very little muscle soreness. All in all, a great strain definitely worth exploring if only to taste something that grew on Texada Island.