A Closer Look at Wappa

By Justin Allec

Writing for Cannabis Corner means that I’m typically researching cannabis products that I’m unfamiliar with. Topicals? Gotta try them. Extractions? Sure, why not. Edibles? Okay, but….

Make sure you throw some Wappa into my bag. After testing strains a-plenty, I can safely say that this indica is one of my favorites. Originally created by Amsterdam’s Paradise Seeds, Wappa is a derivative of the Skunk strain so it possesses that fruity, sticky-sweet flavour and smell. High in THC with next to no CBD content, Wappa earns its superior strain accolades through the experience. One of the Ontario Cannabis Stores (OCS) bestsellers and a big winner at world-wide cannabis competitions, Wappa works for consumers, growers, and medicinal users alike.

Wappa plants tend to be chunky and squat, with few leaves. The luminous buds are rounded and look dusted with sugar thanks to the prevalence of the crystal-like trichomes. It’s a hardy plant too, and works well for outdoor growers even in our chillier climate. Wappa’s dominant terpene profile is made up of alpha-pinene, beta-caryophyllene, and myrcene, so in addition to its flavour, the stain also possesses powerful analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and sedative effects.

The experience is where Wappa really shines. Despite having a high THC level, Wappa slowly sneaks up on you. This strain radiates–the feeling starts around the front of the skull then progressively moves out through your nervous system and down your spine to provide a nice overall numbness. “Easy does it” about sums it up, rather than any kind of wild ride. Along with this physical reaction, there’s a lot of mental stimulation that leads to contemplation or creative free-association rather than dedicated concentration, but it’s all positive—Wappa doesn’t push the paranoia or the negative introspection. For me, Wappa works best as an evening strain, something to have in the background for puttering around the yard, going for a walk, or some non-productive time on the couch before fading into a good night’s sleep.

OCS usually has a few varieties of Wappa available, though the vape cartridges tend to sell out fast. If dried flower is your thing, both Redecan ($9.90/g, THC 19.00 – 25.00%, CBD 0.00 – 0.10%) and Namaste ($7.95/g, THC 14.00 – 20.00%, CBD 0.00 – 1.00%) offer the best options. Redecan’s Wappa offers a higher level of THC for a slightly more intense experience (cue the munchies!), but Namaste’s version is consistently fresher and better tasting. If you’re going for a bulk purchase, Stash City offers 28 grams for $140.00 (THC 15.00 – 20.00%, CBD 0.00 – 0.10%), though I haven’t tested their strain. If you’re already a fan of strains like Shiskaberry, Sensi Star, Delahaze, or Tangerine Dream, I’d strongly suggest giving Wappa a try. If you like it, you’ll always want some in your bag.