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Blue Live Sugar: Blue Velvet
Case: Blue Live Sugar (extract)
File Date: 02/26/2018
Case No: 0180
Method of Extraction: Butane
Form: Per packaging, “Live Sugar”
I believe this is technically a ‘Live Resin Sugar’, with “live” being used as shorthand for “live resin”.
Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (50%/50%)
Genotype: Blue Dream = Blueberry X Haze
I think the original genetics on the Haze side is Super Silver Haze, but not positive. I also do not know which cut of Blue Dream this sample represents.
Cultivator: Green Thumb Industries (GTI)
Purchased On: 02/07/2018
Packaged On: 12/28/2017
Manufactured On: Not indicated on label. The “Date Tested” is 12/11/2017
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $70.00, + 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 w/ a quartz nail
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 90.49%; THC 3.67%; CBDa 0%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library.
Characteristics: Coca-Cola colored, crystalline, semi-soft solids. As you can see, among the live sugar crowd, it’s not the prettiest specimen, though looks can be deceiving. Officer Downey was not deterred. I soldiered on.
Terpene Profile: I did not request the lab report for this sample, so I will not be providing the specific terpene levels for this product.
In its intact state, this live sugar smelled of sweet berry and pungent Haze. When dabbed, it tasted just as it smelled: mild berry sweetness with a light Hazey pungency. The flavors were more subdued than I expected.
TIPS: Low temperature dabbing is mandatory to achieve the most flavorful and potent experience. To learn about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library.
Effects: At above 90% THC, I would describe these effects as a highly supercharged version of the Blue Dream flower that was more one-dimensional than BD’s hallmarks of steady energy, clarity and potent euphoria meeting body relaxation. The high potency had the result of overwhelming some of the pleasantries of the Blue Dream effects with a flatter, pure THC type of high, more akin to what you’d get from a high TCH vape oil pen. If you get a batch at this level of potency, be prepared for a one-and-done experience that offers much more energy than usual BD. This one is also a creeper that will send you riding shotgun with Elon Musk’s mannequin.
IMPORTANT: If you’re batch is above 90% THC like this one was, I suggest you start with a very small dab hit – at least half of your normal quantity – until you acclimate yourself to the effects. Remember: You can always go bigger, but you can never go back.
Duration of Effects: 2.5-4 hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with mood & mild cervical pain. May also help with PTSD, stress, anxiety, depression, mild-to-moderate aches and pains, fatigue, appetite (and more)
The high potency worked against this sample to some degree. That said, a batch of this that’s 10-15% lower in THC could be a very enjoyable product and a pleasant ride for those who love Blue Dream.
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