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Good Hoots: Riff Subway Scientist

Good Hoots is the section of our Blog where we take a closer look at some of our most requested and top selling cannabis products here at Good Roots.

What the heck is a Subway Scientist anyway? Beats me... but it sure makes for some good weed! If you like heavy-hitting, yet lively and cerebral Indicas, this one is for you.

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Riff is a premium cannabis label from one of the largest producers in Canada, Aphria, who also run the labels Good Supply, Solei, Broken Coast, & Goodfields. Aphria has been providing legal medical weed in Canada since 2014.

Riff Growing Facility
Riff Growing Facility

Riff's cannabis is grown at Aphria's main base, Aphria One, which is located in Leamington, ON and is a massive 1.1 million square feet of cannabis growing goodness. This greenhouse-style facility started growing back in March 2019 and can provide more than 100,000kg of marijuana per year! They also have plans in the works to open another, even larger facility in the same area of Ontario.

Subway Scientist

Born in sunny California in 2003, Granddaddy Purple (or Subway Scientist, as Riff puzzlingly decided to name it) was created by grower Ken Estes by breeding Purple Urkle with Big Bud. Inheriting its sweet berry traits and purple colouring from the Purple Urkle and also retaining Big Bud's... well, you guessed it... big buds, GDP has become a very popular option up and down the west coast and beyond.

Riff Subway Scientist

When opened, at first you'll get hit with whiffs of berries and grapes and a hint of peppery spice underneath, all delivered by a complex terpene profile that boasts Myrcene, Limonene, Pinene, and the more elusive Linalool.

Subway Scientist's big buds are typically a deep purple and green colour with bright orange hairs providing a beautiful contrast which is then covered all over in a thick layer of sugary trichomes.

Like a lot of Indicas, this one can turn you in to a couch potato eating potato chips in a real hurry if you aren't careful. These effects creep up on you... expect both body and mind to get purpled! Night time is probably the best time for Granddaddy Purple.

Riff's version of GDP hits between 17-25% THC and as such can be considered a pretty heavy hitter so take it easy on this one if you're a beginner.

Subway Scientist is available (most of the time) at Good Roots, the best pot shop in Sherwood Park! Take a closer look on our website and grab yours today.

Happy Tokin'

The Good Roots Gang


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