Rainbow Driver by Woody Nelson

Published on February 16, 2024 by David Wylie

Woody Nelson's Rainbow Driver is pictured. Photo: David Wylie/the oz.

Woody Nelson’s weed is all over the Internet forums. While most reviewers speak highly of it, a handful are vehement critics.

I wanted to see for myself whether Woody Nelson lives up to the hype.

The most sought after strain from the Kootenay-based grower is Rainbow Driver, so I found an eighth from a local brick and mortar.

Packaged in late October last year, the seal on the glass jar was tight and peeling it off released a lovely smell from the Sundae Driver x Zkittlez cultivar.

The beautiful glistening buds inside look almost exactly like the promotional photo on Woody Nelson’s website. Rainbow Driver is grown in an indoor vertical farm using organic living soil. Woody Nelson says the buds have never been irradiated.

Breaking up the flower, it’s very sticky and has a distinct sweet gassy smell.

It rolls up beautifully, condensing into a tight, slow burning joint.

Lighting up, it tastes lovely—reminiscent in flavour to Pineapple Buds Purple G*shers, which we loved. The ash is grey.

As for effect, Woody Nelson’s Rainbow Driver hits hard. It’s 28% THC and 3.64% Terpenes, including d-Limonene, beta-Myrcene, and trans-Nerolidol.

My main criticism is cost. Granted the weed is good, but it still hurts to pay $40+ for a quality eighth. There have been a few growers who are hitting a similar mark and pricing their 3.5-gram jars closer to the $30 range. I know margins are tight, but pity the poor cannabis consumer in this rough economy and keep from cracking that $40 ceiling.