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Girl Scout Cookies Live Resin: A Hand with a Mind of Its Own
Last week may have had been the weirdest damn stop I’ve ever had on the job.
My partner Vinny and me were just ending our shift and heading back to the station when out of the blue we’re side-swiped by a Civic. The entire passenger side of the cruiser is completely scraped up. We hit the lights and catch up to this maniac, who’s swerving all over the place.
The car pulls over and as we exit our cruiser, the driver, a 20-something male, exits his vehicle and starts to approach. We’re instructing him stay where he is and show us his hands. The guy stops and puts up his hands, but only his right arm is above his head. He’s punching himself over and over in the side of the head with his left arm.
At this point, we had to do our job and intervene. Vince grabs the guy’s punching arm while I’m explaining to the perp that we have to restrain him for his own safety. The guy yells, “Put the goddamned cuffs on! Please! You can break that fuckin' arm for all I care! Hurry please! Do it!”
We’re able to cuff him behind his back, but all the while his left arm is still fighting. We’re both completely at a loss. Then the guy says, “Oh man, thanks a lot! If you guys weren’t here, I think it would have gotten the best of me this time, for sure!” “What the hell are you talking about?” “I’ve got what's called AHS, dude. Ever hear of it? It’s Alien Hand Syndrome. It’s basically when you have an arm with a mind of its own that does shit and you can’t control it, you can’t stop it. It went rogue on the steering wheel when I hit you. I'm tellin' you, it's fucking crazy, man!” Vinny and I are standing there looking like mouth-breathers and I say, “Give me a break. That’s the biggest line of bullshit I’ve ever heard!” and we start cracking up.
The kid is whining the whole way to the station, telling us this Alien Hand garbage is real and that we’re making a mistake. We un-cuff him to process his prints and instantly the guy’s left hand makes a fist and punches himself right in the nose. Blood flies everywhere. In the end, this kid's doctor confirms everything. This Alien Hand Syndrome actually does exist and this young man has been living with this condition for most of his life.
Method of Extraction: Butane
Form: Live Resin in Pull-and-Snap form aka: Snap
For details about the Pull-and-Snap form, please see “Characteristics” below.
What is “Live Resin”?
‘Live Resin’ is a specific type of cannabis extract whereby fresh cannabis flowers (i.e., buds not yet dried and cured) are harvested at their apex of maturity, cryogenically flash frozen under very cold temperatures and then used as the extraction material in the manufacturing process of that extract. The process of manufacturing Live Resin is an effort to retain as much of the fresh terpenoids (and cannabinoids) from the cannabis and capture them in the final product to provide a more complete and intense terpene and cannabinoid experience.
Type: Indica-Dominant Hybrid (60%/40%)
Genotype: Girl Scout Cookies = Durban Poison X OG Kush
Cultivator: Progressive Treatment Solutions (PTS)
Purchase Date: 01/06/2017
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $50, tax included
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Delivery Method(s) Used: glass dab rig and quartz nail
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 82.10%; THC 1.10%; CBDa .08%; CBD .10% (LK Pure Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page.
Characteristics: This sample of GSC Live Resin is semi-opaque and pristine yellow-amber in color.
About the ‘Pull-and-Snap’ Form:
What is really noticeable about this sample is its physical state, which is an interesting consistency that falls between cannabis oil or soft budder and a solid, shelf-stable shatter. This form of extract is called ‘Pull-and-Snap’ because it is somewhat malleable but when you physically pull on a piece it will stretch and then snap off, making an actual snapping sound when it breaks off. I’ve noticed that this form also ‘self-levels’. You can dig into a piece of it and the next day it will ‘settle’ and look undisturbed. I prefer the Pull-and-Snap form more than any other because of its unique, forgiving physical properties, which makes it easy to handle.
Terpene Profile: In its intact state, this sample smelled of pungent sweet hash. When dabbed, I tasted pungent citrus, sweet earth and on the exhale even a little of that shortbread toastiness that GSC is known to exhibit.
TIP: To learn all about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library page.
Effects: This GSC Live Resin was a very heavy hitter. This sample offered a nicely balanced set of effects, albeit a very potent set. The high was a much more intense version of what we already love about GSC bud: a well-rounded blend of mind and body. Lots of euphoria, borderline couch-lock and long-lasting. This sample also had a trippy-spacey component that kicks in at higher doses. In low and moderate doses, you can still get things done.
Duration of Effects: 3+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with mild cervical spinal pain, sleep and boosting creativity. May also help with depression, PTSD, some forms of body and nerve pain, some forms of muscle conditions, nausea (and more)
Outstanding purity, potency and wide-ranging medical potential. When it comes to this live resin, don’t be misled by its ubiquitous strain name. This live resin is not your little sister’s Girl Scout Cookies.
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Case: Girl Scout Cookies Live Resin (Pull-and-Snap)
File Date: 01/14/2017
Case No: 0086
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