There are 2 reviews of Ataraxia's ECSD flower.
​This 6/2016 review, and a
second review of a 2/2017 batch.

East Coast Sour Diesel - 2016 Batch: Old Friend, New Enemy

product photo. An eye level shot of several dense, light neon green buds with orange hairs throughout and very fuzzy trichome coverage.

Case: East Coast Sour Diesel - 2016 Batch (flower)  


File Date: 06/08/2016

Case No: 0016

product packaging. A three inch by four inch vacuumed sealed pouch.


The wife and I just got back from visiting a long-time cop buddy on the east coast. TJ and I go way back. We worked the same Chicago beat when we were just baby cops. TJ moved to Long Island, had a distinguished career in law enforcement and recently retired. He asked me to come out and take a look at a lucrative investment opportunity.

So we get out there and TJ says he wants to show us this investment. The next morning, we drive a few hours north to the boonies of Ulster County and arrive at a large warehouse out in the middle of nowhere. The place was locked down like Fort Knox. As we pull in, TJ says with a big smile, “You’re not gonna believe this.”

We exit the vehicle and TJ is correct. I can’t believe it at all. I smell the distinct, putrid odor of the devil’s vine! As an officer of the law, I am trained to keep it in check at all times, but my brain could not compute. I snapped. “TJ, you spent your entire damn career locking up potheads, and now you’re dealing it to the same lowlifes you used to collar!” “Have you lost your friggin mind?!” “Calm down. It’s not like that buddy. It’s all legal. This is big money, Dick.” I can’t believe my ears. Up is down and down is sideways.  I remember telling him,  "Greed is your only code of honor.”

 It was a very long drive back to Chicago. 


Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (unknown percent breakdown, but at least 80%)

aka – NYC Sour Diesel         

ECSD  =  Original Diesel  X  Unknown Strain  

Original Diesel may be: Chemdawg X (MassSuperChunk X SensiNorthernLights)

Unknown Strain may be: (RFK Skunk X Hawaiian) X Northern Lights


Date Purchased: 06/02/2016

Delivery Method Used: Clean glass pipe

Cannabinoids from Sample: THCa 22.56%; THC .48%; CBDa 0%; CBD .60% (ACT labs)

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

Phenotype Profile: This ECSD sample consisted of dense light neon green buds with orange hairs throughout and very fuzzy trichome coverage.

           Bud Density: 4    [1-5]

Terpene Profile: Exhibited the classic, sour and lemon aromas. This sample also emitted some fuel and grassy notes. Once ground, the sour aromas competed with a heavier fuel presence. This sample tasted of grapefruit, lemon and fuel with light pine notes.

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Effects: The effects of this ECSD were as expected – an uplifting cerebral experience that comes on relatively fast. However, this sample was not as long-lasting or potent as this reviewer has experienced over the years. That said, the effects were on point, but milder than expected.

Duration of Effects: 1-1.5 hours   

May Help With: depression, mood, fatigue, some forms of inflammation, creativity (and more)

A good sample of ECSD, though the characteristics and effects were a bit more subdued than past experiences with this strain.

NOTE: For details about this 1-5 Rating Scale, click here.


I said money, money changes everything.

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

-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710