O, Canada. Home of the beautiful Rocky Mountains, the terrifying Canada goose, and the beloved Pink Kush.
From San Rafael ’71, this indica-dominant strain has earned its title as the most popular in Canada. First created by famed breeder Barney’s Farm, this strain’s genetics remain somewhat of a mystery. We do know, though, that it’s a relative of OG Kush, a world-renowned strain nominated as one of the “25 Greatest Strains of All Time” by High Times. San Rafael ‘71’s Pink Kush carries on OG Kush’s winning spirit: in 2019, their bud took first place in the Canadian Cannabis Awards for “Top Indica Flower.” You know what that makes it? Canada’s favourite Canadian favourite.
Opening a jar of San Rafael ‘71’s Pink Kush reminds us of the first whiff of a spiced lemon cake. Its solid green nugs are covered in bright pink pistils, a sugary trichome frosting, and give off a powerfully sweet aroma with hints of pine, gas, and citrus fruit. We get vibes of an early October picnic at our secret day-trip camping spot. Anyone want to go see the fall colours?
San Rafael ’71 takes their roots seriously. They honour cannabis culture in everything they do, from their top-shelf bud to their own name. For those wondering why it sounds so familiar, let’s take a trip back to San Rafael, California, 1971, where some high school friends begin a hunt for a mythical patch of free weed. To remind each other of their after-school meeting time, and to talk about their search without anyone understanding, they invent a secret code—”4:20.”
Sure, they might have never found the patch (even if they did, would they tell anyone?), but their story lives on with San Rafael ’71.