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Officer Dick Downey's Pot Report
Gelato Budder: Nothin' To See Here, Folks
Your Illinois Cannabis Authority
Case: Gelato Budder (extract)
File Date: 02/27/2017
Case No: 0099
Not a whole lot to report over the past week out there on the beat, though something did go down at the grocery store on my day off...
I’m doing my food shopping this past Sunday, ya know, just minding my own business. I like grocery shopping; it’s a distraction I look forward to every week. So anyway, I’m making my way down the aisles when I run right into my very annoying neighbor Frank, his wife Diane and their two teenage brats. Within seconds Frank’s asking me some legal question about a “situation” he’s having with his ex-wife’s new husband. Yeah, he’s that kind of annoying. So I’m just standing there going “uh huh,yup...yup” and reminding him that I’m a cop not a lawyer, when, without any warning, I see something go flying and hit one of Frank’s kids directly in the eye. It takes me a few seconds to realize the thing that went flying was the button on my pants and I’m now standing in the frozen food isle in my tighty whities.
My neighbors and their horrible kids got a big kick out of the whole thing, along with all the other shoppers who were getting their frozen pizzas. Everyone got a real good laugh at Dick Downey’s expense. Yup, they sure did.
But you know what? I wasn’t going to let them steal my dignity. I pulled up my drawers, finished my shopping (with one hand) and walked out of there with my head held high, holding up my pants on the way out.
Method of Extraction: Ethanol (i.e., ethyl alcohol; food grade alcohol)
Per the manufacturer – “Gold Leaf True Budder®” is a cannabis concentrate that is made from organic food grade ethanol extraction. This product contains all of the essential oils from the cannabis plant material with a high terpene profile and smooth consistency.”
Form: Budder (Ataraxia’s True Budder®)
Type: Indica-dominant Hybrid (approx. 55%/45%)
Genotype: Gelato = Thin Mints Cookies X Sunset Sherbet
The original breeder is Cookie Fam Genetics. I’ve seen many cuts out there. I’m not sure which cut Ataraxia grows.
Thin Mints Cookies is not a genetic replica to Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) but it shares many observable traits.
Thin Mints = OG Kush and Durban Poison Sunset Sherbet = GSC X Pink Panties
Purchase Date: 02/22/2017
Packaged On: 01/05/2017
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $70, tax included
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 87.01%; THC 1.46%; CBDa 0%; CBD .29% (ACT Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page.
Characteristics: This budder was a single opaque, orange-amber rectangle. After working with it, I know exactly why the manufacturer calls this “True Budder”. I could cut off slices of it with an X-Acto knife and it was like cutting through fudge or firm butter. Exceptional.
Terpene Profile: Beta-Caryophyllene 0.2729%; Alpha-Humulene 0.0989%; Limonene 0.2317%; Linalool 0.0776%; Beta-Myrcene 0.1926%; Alpha-Pinene 0.0426%; Beta-Pinene 0.0607% (ACT Labs)
IMPORTANT: The terpene levels listed above are for the Gelato flower and NOT for this specific extract. I'm providing this information to show the terpenes for the strain used to make this budder.
TIPS: To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library page. Ataraxia’s wax product is a different product than its budder.
In its unsmoked state, this budder emitted very light pungent orange aromas. When dabbed, this budder tasted of tasted of pungent, sweet orange sherbet-like flavors with tangerine notes on the exhale.
Effects: For me, the effects were even a bit more powerful than Ataraxia’s Gelato wax. The journey starts in the mind and is soon joined by the body in tandem euphoria. Gelato is at once refreshing and relaxing, but I would caution having patience, too. This one can really creep up on you, so take your time between dabs. The ride can get a little spacey at high doses, too, but not in a bad way. I consider this strain (and this budder) an excellent medical herb for its wide-ranging therapeutic potential.
Duration of Effects: 2.5 - 4+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with stress, mild cervical nerve pain and nausea. May also help with mood, anxiety, depression, PTSD, some forms of muscle spasms or pain, some forms of body pain and nerve pain, appetite, headaches (and more)
One of the highest quality solid-form, solvent-derived extract I’ve ever experienced. Almost a '5-plus' rating. Insane terps and outstanding medical purity and potency. The extracts that Atraraxia is producing with ethanol are exceptionally clean and very remarkable.
NOTE: For details about this 1-5 Rating Scale, click here.
Lesson Learned: Never leave the house without a belt, or clean underwear, again.
And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again... 'cause I'll be there.
-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710