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Spiritleaf is about enjoying life with those who make us happy, and viewing every day as an opportunity to try something new. Breaking from norms, embracing the unexpected and sharing meaningful moments that shape who we are.

Spiritleaf aims to be the most knowledgeable and trusted source of recreational cannabis, offering a premium consumer experience with its own brand of high-quality products. We have created a modern retail model that offers legitimacy, reputability, professionalism and a feeling of confidence.

Spiritleaf  is the first Canadian cannabis company to be granted Canadian Franchise Association Membership to date, Spiritleaf is establishing a chain of recreational cannabis retail stores with the vision of becoming the leading recreational cannabis retail chain in Canada.

Spiritleaf Origins | Pink Kush

At Spiritleaf, we take pride in informing consumers about all the exciting cannabis products on the market, but some strains need no introduction. This series is dedicated to the old-school strains, the ultimate classics and the genius genetics of our favourite bud. Over the last few decades, certain cannabis strains have risen head and shoulders above the rest, obtaining legendary status, dedicated fans and infamous reputations along the way.

We tip our hats to the old-time favorites by featuring these important cultivars in a series called Spiritleaf Origins: The Legend Behind the Leaf.

Every strain has a story, but only a few gain legendary status among the jokers, smokers and midnight tokers of the cannabis world. Pink Kush is an absolute classic and is known mostly for its effects. While Pink Kush’s legacy is recognised across the globe, it has been a particular favourite of Canadians for decades. Cool, eh?

‘Pink Kush’ may sound light and fluffy, but is considered a heavy-hitting indica. This legendary strain has a mysterious past, surrounded by different theories and origin stories that simply add to the enigma. It is believed that Pink Kush is closely related to, or a direct descendent of OG Kush. Its lineage can be loosely traced to the famous Hindu Kush, an ancient landrace strain from the Himalayas.

Older Kush strains emerged in the late-seventies in North America and skyrocketed to extreme popularity throughout the West Coast. The profound resin production, pure ‘indica’ genetics and resilience during growth made Hindu Kush a favourite with cannabis breeders, who crossbred it with hundreds of other strains. Because of this, many consider Hindu Kush to be the grandmother of many modern indica strains today. OG, Hindu and other members of the Kush family made their way to British Columbia in the early nineties and are still popular strains today.

Pink Kush made its Canadian debut in the early 2000’s and word of its strong effects spread like wildfire. Due to the huge consumer demand, Canadian growers charged a premium rate and the strain quickly made its way into grow houses across BC, from the Kootenays to Vancouver Island.  Building a reputation for itself and instantaneously became the most sought-after strain in the kush family.  Pink Kush could be found in evening smoking circles nation-wide and was considered to be head-and-shoulders above all other indicas. Since then, it has won many awards in the Canadian Cannabis Cup including Best Hybrid in 2017 and Best Indica in 2019.

Pink Kush packs a punch, thanks to its terpene profile and consistently high THC content.  This indica-dominant hybrid really does give you the best of both worlds!  With a potent level of THC, this strain is ideally suited for an evening toke or chill-out session.  The strain is named after the recognizably beautiful pink hairs on the bud and is usually accompanied by a pleasant sweet, fresh aroma with hints of vanilla.

A longstanding favourite in the cannabis community, Pink Kush can be found from coast to coast across Canada and the Pacific Northwest. After decades of consumer demand, this famous strain is still the second most searched for strain in Canada today and shows that your street cred still matters, regardless of what the label says on the tin. Despite its mysterious origins, Pink Kush is a well-known classic that has been wowing consumers for decades.

Spiritleaf Origins | GG4

At Spiritleaf, we take pride in informing consumers about all the exciting cannabis products on the market, but some strains need no introduction. This series is dedicated to the old-school strains, the ultimate classics and the genius genetics of our favourite bud. Over the last few decades, certain cannabis strains have risen head and shoulders above the rest, obtaining legendary status, dedicated fans and infamous reputations along the way.

We tip our hats to the old-time favorites by featuring these important cultivars in a series called Spiritleaf Origins: The Legend Behind the Leaf.

Just like the Slinky, potato chips and many of the bushes in Bob Ross’ paintings, GG4 (formerly known as Gorilla Glue 4) is a happy little accident that won a special place in the nation’s hearts. GG4 is an award-winning strain thats as close to being universally loved as you can get. Since its emergence in 2013, GG4 became a celebrity in the cannabis scene thanks to its perceived effects and well documented sticky-ickiness. It’s incredible reputation is backed up by cannabis judges around the world, having won countless first-place prizes across the globe in the last decade, including ‘Best Hybrid’ at the High Times World Cannabis Cup in 2014.

The name ‘Gorilla Glue’ was inspired by the incredibly sticky resin that coats the buds (so sticky in fact, that it often glues scissor blades together during the trimming process) much like the adhesive, Gorilla Glue. Gorilla Glue Co demanded that GG strains give up the name ‘Gorilla Glue’ and remove all words and images depicting a gorilla from their branding and packaging, as it was too similar to the epoxy brand’s trademark. After the settlement in 2018, GG Strains rebranded Gorilla Glue 4 to ‘GG4’ or ‘Original Glue’. Similarly, Gorilla Glue 1 became ‘GG1’ or ‘Sister Glue’ and Gorilla Glue 5 became ‘GG5’ or ‘New Glue’.

The creation of the strain happened to be a complete accident and almost ended up in the trash! When GG Strains’ founder, Joesy Whaler, realised that some of his beloved plants had turned hermaphroditic and cross-pollinated, he tossed them all away. Luckily, his buddy Mardogg kept some of the ‘Frankenstein’ seeds and decided to grow them for the hell of it the following year. Out of all the phenotypes, number 4 was dubbed the best and was a best-seller right from the start. GG4’s mind-blowing genetic ancestry includes Chem’s Sister, Sour Dubb and Chocolate Diesel. GG strains have recently added new strains to their menu, including I Do Glue, Gluechee and Purple Glue.

GG4 is visually recognizable by its dark green buds, sunset-orange hairs and white crystals. It also possesses a distinctive aroma of diesel, pine and earthiness with hints of chocolate and syrup.  The terpene content in GG4 is higher than average, making this a very flavourful strain, great for dry herb vapes or a heavy-bodied smoke!

This strain lives up to its name, dominating the recreational market. Renowned for its potent THC levels and the slight sativa elements present in this hybrid. A cultivar which is best suited for use at the end of the day, novice users should consume GG4 with caution!

Spiritleaf Origins | Northern Lights

What makes a strain worthy of heroic status? A mysterious origin story, a heavenly aroma, or perhaps a potent level of THC? Amazingly, Northern Lights has all of these qualities, so it’s no surprise that it’s a consistent favourite of consumers around the world. Whether you’re new to the hobby or a seasoned veteran, you’ve likely heard of this iconic indica. Northern Lights has a history of appreciation spanning four decades and is still highly sought after today, making it a true legend in the cannabis community.

Created from pure Afghani and Thai landrace strains, Northern Lights is favoured for its resinous and crystal-coated buds. But despite being one of the most famous strains of all time, the origin of Northern Lights is still somewhat hazy. Transport yourself back to the nineteen-seventies, when bell bottoms, disco and 8-track tapes were still a thing. Tradition has it that a mysterious breeder known only as ‘The Indian’, planted eleven Afghani indica seeds somewhere on an island near the coast of Seattle, WA. Out of the eleven he grew, #1 and #5 were the best phenotypes and displayed the strongest indica features; sturdy, compact, forest-green buds that were coated with resin. According to many sources, these were the source of the first Northern Lights plants, though other theorists claim that it originated in California, long before the seventies.

Regardless of where it began, it eventually made its way to Holland in the early nineteen-eighties in the possession of Nevil Schoenmaker, founder of the first seed bank in the Netherlands. There, he hybridised and inbred the strain with other Afghani males and Thai landrace sativa strains, but like almost all strains cultivated during the prohibition period, its exact genetic history is left undocumented. In 1985, The Seed Bank released “Northern Lights #1”, described as an Afghani inbred indica. The strain immediately rocketed in popularity and became a hot commodity on the market in Europe, for its potential physical effects and hardiness during growth.

Not long after it had been made available to the public in the mid-eighties, Northern Lights went on to dominate competitions across the globe, winning the cannabis cup multiple times and many other titles over the years. During the late eighties and early nineties, Northern Lights was one of the most talked about strains of all time and reigned unopposed as Queen of the indicas. If you’ve not tried this strain yet, you may have still come across its equally potent descendants; Hash Plant, Shiva Skunk and Super Silver Haze who carry on her legacy. It shares similar genetic building blocks to other famous strains such as Chronic Haze, White Widow and Special Kush.

Perfect for unwinding in the evening, chilling on the couch, or by the fire, Northern Lights has dominated indica smoking circles for years. When consuming this strain, expect a delicately sweet, earthy taste with notes of honey and pine.  It’s extremely popular among both medical and recreational users and is sometimes referred to as a ‘two-hit and quit’ strain due to its high potency, so novice smokers should consume with care!

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