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Durban Poison: International Intrigue

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Case: Durban Poison (Wax)  


File Date: 05/19/2016

Case No: 0004

I bet you burnouts didn’t know that the South African port city of Durban has been a Sister City of Chicago since 1997. You also don’t know that Durban was Officer Downey’s first international, deep cover assignment. Now you do, so keep your pie hole shut!

I blended in with a Mayoral delegation as security for the Durban junket. My code name was odd. I mean it actually was ‘ODD’, my initials. My mission: Infiltrate the dealers and find the supplier. By day, I was crack security expert for the Mayor. By night, I was an international businessman and playboy looking for a little Durban Poison good time.

Our eyes met from across the room. I could tell the dame had class. I lured her away from her goons and we danced until dawn. I told her, “I don’t like to see cheap hoods messing with a sweet kid like you, Princess.” She leaned forward, crossed her gams and whispered, “No one plays me for a sucker and gets away with it.” I knew then there was more to this caper than I’d bargained for.

With my cover blown and a bunch of shaved apes on my trail looking to work me over, I barely made it out of there in one piece. My brains and her looks...we could have gone places. Maybe in another time, another place. But, when your head says one thing and your whole life says another, your head always loses. 


Form: Wax     

Method of Extraction:

Type: Sativa (100% / Landrace)

Durban Poison  =  100% Sativa, originating in S. Africa (assumes use of pure, landrace genetics)

Durban Poison is named after the South African port city of Durban. It is a staple breeding strain in modern cannabis genetics.

Manufactured By:
Green Thumb Industries (GTI)

Purchase Date: 5/10/2016

Delivery Method Used: Glass dab rig

Cannabinoids from Sample: THCa 68.59%; THC 4.85%; CBDa 1.45%; CBD 0% (Lab: ACT Labs)

TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page. 

Characteristics: Neon, straw-yellow colored wax. The concentrate came in flat, dense, semi-soft pieces. The pieces seem to consist of micro-layers, just like a pastry made with phyllo dough. The material breaks off easily on to a dabbing tool.

 Terpene Experience: Unlike the familiar, generic pungency and flavor often experienced with extracts, this Durban Poison sample emitted strain-specific aromas and flavors. Specifically, there was a distinct sweet hash and berry aromas and flavors that set itself apart from the pungency.  

TIP: To learn all about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library page. 

 Effects: A power injection of 100% pure sativa. In concentrate form, this is one clean, super potent shock wave of energy. A great mood enhancer and motivator without a big crash on the other side. Though still potent, this batch was on the lower end of the potency scale.

Duration of Effects: 2+ hours

May Help With: fatigue, mood, ADD, ADHD, PTSD, depression, stress, migraines, bi-polar disorder, appetite, nausea, minor body and nerve pain, getting stuff done! (and more)

This wax gets lots of praise for its exceptional terpenes retention for a non-live resin but is low on the potency scale.

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After all these years, Durban Poison, and that dame, have come back to haunt me in my dreams.

And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again ...'cause I’ll be there.

-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710