Flyte Concentrates Overview:
Flyte Concentrates is a BC based cannabis company that is almost two years old, and best known for their vape pens. They carry a variety of other products on their website produced by themselves and others. Today I’ll be reviewing Flyte’s newest product the JetPack, a drink additive containing either 30mg of THC or 20mg of CBD.
Accessing Flyte Concentrates:
It’s highly likely you’ve come across Flyte’s products at some point. They have always been a dominant brand in the BC market, and this past year have been focusing on expanding to Ontario and Eastern Canada. As a result Flyte is in increasingly more dispensaries and online delivery services across Canada. Flyte Concentrates retails their own products and some others on their website as a direct option or through their east coast rep.
Flyte Concentrates Pricing & Selection:
The main product produced by Flyte is their Vape Pens containing 0.8mL of a 72% THC distillate solution. The vape kits including vape cart, (distillate chamber) battery, and charger, retailing for $70 with a replacement cart being $50 through Flyte Concentrates’ website. These pens don’t only come in THC, but also in a variety of CBD ratios. Surprisingly the price for the vape pens are quite consistently priced at $70 each, on other sites retailing them, I’ve seen the JetPack cards can be priced anywhere from $5 to $8 each. When ordered directly from Flyte the JetPack’s cost $5 each, there are also discounts on all products when purchased in bulk. Their distillate goes for $50/gram, shatter for $40/gram, a healthy selection of topicals are available, and so are their remaining stock of Mota edibles.
Unique to Flyte Concentrates:
Flyte Concentrates is one of the few companies in Canada that have produced a line of vape pens. With the number of people puffing on e-cigs, cannabis vape pens are an easy way to blend in when medicating in public. The Flyte JetPack is their newest product, a small card (60x100x2mm) containing 10mL of juice concentrate consisting of either 30mg of THC (Orange Float) or 20mg CBD (Frosted Grape) to be added to 250mL of water. It is the first time I’ve seen a product like this, and it’s a great way to carry/discretely medicate in public. The cards are relatively strong, requiring direct pressure to open them. These packets can be added to both hot and cold beverages, so get creative with it!
When opening the pack you will need to bend it completely in half to break the card and allow the syrup to flow out. Twisting the card back and forth in your hands can help open it up further. The juice concentrate slowly oozes and drips into your cup, settling at the bottom. A quick stir or shake and instantly the waster is cloudy making it impossible to see through it. The THC syrup was mixed with 250mL of water as recommended. The taste is sweet, and very similar to an Orange Creamsicle with a slight medicinal taste left coating your throat. The mixture is very easy to drink, with no cannabis flavour present. Not long after opening my drink I realized I had already consumed a third of my beverage.
I was about half way done drinking my mix and I could start to feel some effects. I thought this may have been placebo effects as edible often take some time to become noticeable. As I continued to drink, the mental buzz further increased. I thought back to my experience with other cannabis beverages and this made complete sense. With beverages the THC is partly absorbed trough the tissues in your mouth, with the rest being processed in your stomach, liver, etc. As I finish my drink and the effects settled in, I was surprised by how noticeable the effects were from 30mg of THC. I have a high tolerance so a 50mg edible is usually a small mellow buzz. I believe these, more noticeable effects were from the rapid absorption of THC rather than waiting for your stomach to break down a cookie, for example. It’s important to know how different products will create a direct experience. With cannabis beverages not only are the effects quicker, but the duration is usually shorter as a result. This can be good and bad. If you like the long effects of edibles, you may find yourself re-dosing more often, where as if you are using these to replace alcohol at a party, you’ll be able to have a couple in a night.