Kmac Strain Smackdown: East Coast Vs. West Coast – Who Will Come Out on Top?
As a cannabis enthusiast, I am always on the lookout for how one strain can vary depending on the grower and genetic lineage. So when I heard about a Kmac Strain from the west I knew I had to try it. The Kmac Strain is a hybrid strain that is known for its potent effects and unique flavor profile. In this article, I will be taking you through the history and differences between East Coast and West Coast strains, the competitors in the Kmac Strain Smackdown, the judging criteria, and the winner of the competition.
Introduction to Kmac Strain
Before we dive into the competition, let’s talk about the Kmac Strain itself. This hybrid strain is a cross between the Alien Cookies and Kush Mintz strains. It is known for its potency, with THC levels ranging from 28-34%. The Kmac Strain has a unique flavor profile that is both sweet and earthy, with hints of coffee, cookies and mint. Its effects are said to be both relaxing and uplifting, making it a great strain for both daytime and nighttime use.
The history and differences between East Coast and West Coast strains
Cannabis just like your favourite rap from the 90s strains can be broadly categorized into two groups: East Coast and West Coast. The East Coast strains tend to have heavy body effects and sedative properties, while the West Coast strains are known for their uplifting and energizing effects. The differences between the two can be traced back to the origins of the cannabis industry in the Canada and the US.
The East Coast was the birthplace of the legal cannabis industry in the US, with states like New York and Massachusetts being the first to legalize medical marijuana. The strains that originated on the East Coast were often grown indoors, which gave them their heavy body effects. The West Coast, on the other hand, was home to the outdoor cannabis industry, which gave rise to strains with uplifting and energizing effects.
The Kmac strain is an exception to this however, originating from Nova Scotia it is known for it’s potency and uplifting, euphoric effects. Growers in the west coast quickly heard of this masterful strain and decided to grow it themselves. Here we will see how they did with it and how it compares to the original east coast version.
Overview of the Kmac Strain Smackdown -The competitors from both coasts
Now that we’ve covered the history and differences between East Coast and West Coast strains, let’s take a look at the competitors in the Kmac Strain Smackdown. From the East Coast, we have the original Kmac, a strain popular amongst Blue Moon customers and known to pack a punch.
Representing the West Coast is what we are calling West Coast Kmac. Varying slightly from the east coast version it is unique in its aroma and taste.
Judging criteria for the Kmac Strain Smackdown
The judges for the Kmac Strain Smackdown were tasked with evaluating the strains based on three criteria: taste, aroma, and effects. Each strain was judged on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best score.
Round 1: Taste Test
The first round of the Kmac Strain Smackdown was the taste test. Each strain was evaluated based on its flavor profile and how it tasted when smoked. The East Coast Kmac had a taste resembling that of spicy coffee, cookies and mint, while it’s west coast counterpart had earthy and sweet flavors. Both had a great taste in their own right depending on the taste you enjoy more so the judges gave them both an 8.
After the taste test, the scores were as follows: East Coast – 8. West Coast – 8
All tied up so far!
Round 2: Aroma Test
The second round of the Kmac Strain Smackdown was the aroma test. Each strain was evaluated based on its aroma when the flower was broken up. This is where the two differed wildly. The West Coast Kmac strain had a much more citrusy and sweet aroma. On the other hand Blue Moon’s own East Coast Kmac had a much more pungent earthy smell according to the judges.
After the aroma test, the scores were as follows: East Coast – 7 West Coast- 8.5
West Coast is in the lead, but will it continue?
Round 4: Effects Test
The third round of the Kmac Strain Smackdown was the effects test. Each strain was evaluated based on its effects on the judges. The original east coast Kmac had more energizing effects and produced a euphoria and also appeared more portent. The test was done by taking the exact same amount of the cannabis bud and smoking method to ensure a proper comparison. The West Coast on the other hand appeared less potent and provided a more sedative high.
East Coast – 10 West Coast- 7
Final Round: Overall Experience
The final round of the Kmac Strain Smackdown was the overall experience. Each judge was asked to rate their overall experience with each strain. Using the criteria the judges found that the east coast Kmac won the showdown simply because of its high potency and effects which is typically the most important category among cannabis enthusiasts. West coast Kmac is a great strain to try for any lover of the Kmac strain just to see the different aroma and flavour a different grower will bring.
East Coast – 9 West Coast – 7.5
After the final round, the scores were as follows: East Coast – 34 West Coast- 31
The winner of the Kmac Strain Smackdown
After all of the rounds were completed, the winner of the Kmac Strain Smackdown was announced: East Coast Kmac! This strain was the winner by a close decision, with a total score of 34 out of 40. Edging out the competition this makes sense given it being cultivated by the original grower who came up with this masterpiece.
Kmac Strain Smackdown: Where do I try one of these strains for myself?
If you reside outside our local delivery area we have both these awesome strains available to you through our Canadian mail order marijuana service here:
West Coast – https://bluemooncanada.com/product/west-coast-kmac/
East Coast – https://bluemooncanada.com/product/kmac-2/
If you are within our local delivery area you can try one of these great strains by clicking on the links below:
West Coast – https://bluemoonhfx.com/product/west-coast-kmac/
East Coast – https://bluemoonhfx.com/product/kmac-weed/
We’re excited to hear if you think our judges were right with this one. Leave a comment what your thoughts are. Hurry and get the West Coast Kmac before it’s all gone as the supply is limited.