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Case: Island Sweet Skunk Live Resin (extract)
File Date: 10/05/2017
Case No: 0150
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Method of Extraction: Butane
Form: Live Resin wax
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 terpenes and cannabinoids from the cannabis and capture them in the final product to provide a more complete and intense terpene and cannabinoid experience.
Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (approx. 90%/10%)
Genotype: Island Sweet Skunk = Skunk #1 X Sweet Skunk
ISS is a popular Canadian strain. Federation Seeds is the original breeder.
Purchased On: 07/07/2017
Packaged On: 07/03/2017
Manufactured On: 06/27/2017
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $50.00, + tax (a 710 sale price)
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Delivery Method(s) Used: Glass dab rig w/ a quartz nail
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 87.15%; THC 2.01%; CBDa 1.85%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library.
Characteristics: This sample consisted of shimmering, orange-gold, soft, flat pieces.
Terpene Profile: I did not request the labs for this product, so I will not be providing the specific terpene levels for this live resin.
In its intact state, this live resin emitted a tropical, floral sweetness (not a candy sweetness). When dabbed, this ISS live resin tasted intensely of sweet tropical melon & with sweet-hash finish. This ISS live resin definitely offered a flavor complexity and intensity worthy of a live resin.
TIPS: I highly recommend low temperature dabbing to achieve the most flavorful experience. Dabbing this live resin at high temps degrades the flavor significantly. To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library.
Effects: I really enjoy the effects that Island Sweet Skunk offers. It starts with a cerebral wave of energy that’s potent but pleasant, not off-putting at all for this reviewer. As you ride that wave, a mild, calming body element joins in. I like to use this strain as a functional daytime medicine.
Duration of Effects: 2-3+ hours, depending on dosage
A very flavorful and effective butane-derived live resin.
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