Merry Jane’s Cannabis recently had the pleasure of speaking with Allison Wood, Senior Manager, National Cannabis and Sales Education, at Aurora Cannabis Inc. Allison gave us a closer look at Aurora’s San Rafael ’71 Brand and what’s new for 2021.
Aurora Cannabis was launched in in 2014 after the founders Terry, Steve, and Chris met members of the cannabis community and realized the immense need for regulated medical cannabis in Canada.
Aurora was the first licensed producer in Alberta and began selling medicinal cannabis in 2016. Recreational cannabis was legalized in Canada in 2018 and along the way, Aurora acquired Medreleaf and Whistler Medical Marijuana Co.
From here, the recreational brands San Rafael and Whistler Cannabis were born and added to the Aurora portfolio along with a host of cannabis 2.0 products including vapes, edibles, and dabbable concentrates. Aurora also added the Daily Special brand to provide great cannabis products at a low cost.
Highlighting the recreational San Rafael ’71 Brand, Aurora has a very delicate approach to cultivation to ensure the very best quality buds are produced. All San Rafael flower is hang-dried in a climate-controlled environment, dry trimmed, and hand bottled.
“San Rafael ’71 is made for the cannabis connoisseurs, so it is important for us to treat the plants with love and care so we can showcase the terpenes and cannabinoids in every bud,” said Allison. “Our ‘old-school’ cultivation practices require more time and effort but ensuring our buds look and smell great is totally worth it.”
All of Aurora’s CO2 vapes and live resin dabs in the San Rafael concentrate portfolio are full spectrum. This line appeals to discerning adults who know their stuff, care about quality cannabis and want products that contain not just THC, but also minor cannabinoids and a healthy terpene profile.
Allison explains that when Aurora extracts their flowers, they make sure to not only hit target potencies for THC, but also for terpenes.
“We have been talking about terpenes a lot, but that’s because it what makes the San Rafael product stand out. Whether it’s vapes, concentrates, flower or pre-rolls, the unique terpene profiles always wow our consumers.”
“If THC is the lead singer, you can think of the terpenes and other cannabinoids like the band that makes THC sound great!”
“San Rafael tangerine dream flower is one of the top sellers in the country because of its amazing orange citrus aroma, even though it is a mid-THC strain with 11-14% THC,” explains Allison. “This goes to show that THC content isn’t everything!”
When asked what’s new for 2021, Allison tells us they have an exciting lineup in the San Rafael brand for of 2021.
“We have two new strains under the Grower’s Stash sub-brand coming May/June 2021,” says Allison. “We have partnered with craft growers to launch limited drops of flower; the first ones are GMO and Crystal Kush.”
“Full spectrum live resin vapes are also coming May/June 2021, in Pink Kush, OG Chemdawg, and Delahaze.”
“Watch for three new high THC San Rafael flower strains from our breeding program coming summer 2021.”
What’s on the menu?
New San Rafael 0.5g Live Resin Vapes
(From Left to Right: OG Chemdawg, Pink Kush, Delahaze)
Effects: Happy, Euphoric, Uplifted
Terpene profile: Limonene
Effects: Relaxing, Chill
Terpene profile: Limonene, Pinene
Effects: Uplifting, Energizing
Terpene profile: Terpinolene, Myrcene, Pinene
San Rafael Tangerine Dream Flower
Take a hit and enjoy whatever floats your proverbial boat with Tangerine Dream. This mid-potency THC sativa, typically derived from G13 and Neville’s A5 Haze, is down for whatever the day brings on. With striking and unmistakable deep purple bud, a strong citrusy aroma, and a unique terpene profile (myrcene, alpha-pinene, caryophyllene, beta-pinene, and linalool), this is the sativa to help you tackle the day.
Tangerine Dream won the 2019 Canadian Cannabis Award’s Top Sativa Flower.
4/20 Rockstar Pre-rolls
4/20 Rockstar Pre-rolls are ready to go. Containing finely milled whole bud from high-THC, indica flower derived from our best-selling cannabis strains, 4/20 Rockstar provides a woody aroma with notes of earth and pine derived from its limonene, myrcene and linalool terpenes. Each pack contains three 0.5g pre-rolls.