Officer Dick Downey's Pot Report
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Highwayman: It Wasn't Me!
Case: Highwayman (flower)
File Date: 09/28/2016
Case No: 0050
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Here’s another piece of fan mail I received yesterday...
It’s Todd. Hey, do you remember Ms. Baker, our 4th grade teacher? I’ll never forget the day you went up to her and asked, “Ms. Baker, do you know what’s worse than a tornado?” And she said naively, “Why no, Dickie. What’s worse than a tornado?” And then you replied with this big, stupid smile, “A titty twister!” Man, you should have seen the look on Ms. Baker’s face when you, uh. Well, anyway...Ah, memories. LOL.
I’m glad you still get your kicks out of that story, but I’ll say it one more time: it wasn’t me! It was Bobby De Angelo. You know, the kid with the Jerry Lewis buck teeth. It definitely wasn’t me. Can we move on now?
Type: 50/50 Hybrid
Genotype: Highwayman = William’s Wonder X Tang Tang
This strain’s name, Highwayman, pays homage to the
famous music collaboration between Kristofferson,
Cash, Jennings and Nelson that defined “outlaw
country music”. The band’s name was The Highwaymen
and they had a #1 song in 1985 titled “Highwayman”.
Tierra Rojo (New House Seeds is now TR Seeds) is the original breeder of Highwayman.
William’s Wonder (aka Willem’s Wonder) = Indoor Indica Hybrid; unknown lineage. Known for high resin content.
Super Sativa Seed Club (SSSC) is the original breeder.
Tang Tang (Sativa-dominant) = Blue Sonja phenotype
Grindhouse Medical Seeds Co. is the original breeder of Tang Tang (and Blue Sonja).
Cultivator: Bedford Grow
Date Purchased: 09/23/2016
Delivery Method(s) Used: Clean glass pipe
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 25.94%; THC .81%; CBDa .09%; CBD .08% (LK Pure Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page.
Phenotype Profile: As you can see from the pics, this 1gram sample bud was blanketed in trichomes, partially masking its sage greens and sparse orange pistils. The large calyx structure makes this flower look deceptively light and airy, though there is some density to the bud.
Bud Density: 4 [1-5]
Terpene Profile: In its intact state, this bud was very subdued, barely emitting light odors of earth. When broken down to smoke, I did not experience the chocolate and coffee aromas and flavors that are typically described with this strain. Instead, the dominating smell of the ground up bud was a distinct OG pungency on an earthy foundation. When smoked, this sample had a subtle yet complex taste of light pine, floral and earth, exhibiting some complexity from the Tang Tang side.
TIP: To learn all about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library page.
Effects: Even though this strain is an even split, and this sample’s THC is pushed to the max, I found the ride to be mostly cerebral and mood-enhancing with mild body relaxation. What’s nice about the effects is that they are strong but not unsettling. It doesn’t hit you too hard up front, but rather eases you into a stroll down that old country road.
Duration of Effects: 2 hours
May Help With: Helped with mood and mild body aches. May also help with migraines, anxiety, depression, mild body pain, mild nerve pain, appetite (and more)
This Highwayman sample was interesting because it was at once subtle and complex; a moving target that's hard to nail down, like a true outlaw.
NOTE: For details about this 1-5 Rating Scale, click here.
I didn't even know what a titty twister was in 4th grade.
And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again... 'cause I'll be there.
-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710