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Case: Alien Dutchess shatter (extract)
File Date: 10/23/2017
Case No: 0153
Method of Extraction: Butane
Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (approx. 70%/30%)
Genotype: Alien Dutchess = Dutch Treat Haze X Alien OG
This is a Cresco Labs custom bred strain that combines two powerful flowers.
Dutch Treat Haze = Dutch Treat X Super Silver Haze
Alien OG = Tahoe OG X Alien Kush
Cultivator: Cresco Labs
Purchased On: 10/19/2017
Manufactured On: 10/10/2017
Packaged On: 10/16/2017
About the Packaging: This shatter is carefully wrapped in parchment paper, which is packaged in a clear, plastic flat container (see above pic).
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $60, + tax
NOTE: I do not identify dispensaries in my reviews. However, if you want to know the shop that's offering this pricing, I will provide it to anyone who requests it.
Delivery Method(s) Used: glass dab rig with a quartz nail
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 80.55%; THC 3.93%; CBDa 4.49%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library.
Characteristics: A pristine, semi-opaque, dark honey color. Brittle, with pull-and-snap qualities when warmed lightly by touch.
Terpene Profile: The top three terpenes with the highest quantities present are highlighted in red text.
Alpha-Bisabolol 0.1070%; Delta 3 Carene 0.0305%; Beta-Caryophyllene 0.7334%; p-Cymene 0.0883%; Alpha-Humulene 0.2191%; Linalool 0.4387%; Limonene 0.7798%; Beta-Myrcene 0.5481%; Nerolidol 0.6711%; Alpha-Pinene 0.3004%; Beta-Pinene 0.2683%; Terpinolene 0.9774% (ACT Labs)
In its intact state, this shatter emitted light herbal and sweet hash aromas. When dabbed, this sample tasted lightly of pine with herbal notes. This shatter’s flavors are very subtle and uncomplicated.
TIPS: Low temperature dabbing is mandatory to achieve the most flavorful experience. To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library.
Effects: Upon exhale, you already know you’re in for a powerful high. Unfortunately for me, after just one dab hit, the effects were uncomfortable: lots of raciness and cerebral overload, a borderline skin-crawling sensation and an intense head-fog. After a few days and a 3-4 more uses, the side effects began to subside, but never completely. I still have some unwanted raciness when using this shatter. I should mention I’ve been using cannabis for 35 years and have a high tolerance. For me, there are certain potent, Haze-dominant hybrids that have this uncomfortable result. However, unlike me, this extract may be a perfect fit to address what ails you and you may not experience any side effects at all. That said, I highly recommend going very low and slow with this one until you are acclimated.
Duration of Effects: 2-3+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with any fatigue. May also help with some forms of mild aches and pains, depression, appetite, nausea (and more).
Even though the effects of this shatter were uncomfortable for me, I don’t rate products based on whether I subjectively “liked it” or not. What does not work for me might work well for others, which is why my focus is always on quality. I rate all products based solely on the degree to which the product ‘does not meet’, ‘meets’, or ‘exceeds’ each standard minimum quality marker (form, purity, potency, flavor, etc.) for a medical grade cannabis product.
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Alien Dutchess Shatter