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officer Dick Downey's Pot Report Marijuana / Cannabis Concentrate / Wax Product Review

Island Sweet Skunk Live Resin: Lookin' Good!          

Case: Island Sweet Skunk Live Resin (wax)  


File Date: 09/30/2016

Case No: 0051

Last Saturday night I pulled over a drunken college kid. By the time it’s over, she’s a mess from puking, screaming, begging and crying. Just another Saturday night. No big deal.

Several hours later I’m still on the beat when I get a call on my cell from the young woman I booked earlier for a DWI. She called to ask me if I could please use the app
YouCamPerfect to clean up her “selfie” before it’s “online” and her "life is ruined", or what we police commonly refer to as a “mugshot” on an “arrest record”.

​Just when you think you've heard it all. 


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 terpenoids (and cannabinoids) from the cannabis and capture them in the final product to provide a more complete terpene profile experience.

Type: Sativa-dominant Hybrid (90%/10%)

ISS  = Skunk #1  X  Sweet Skunk

ISS is a popular Canadian strain.      aka: ISS or Sweet Island Skunk    
Federation Seeds is the original breeder. 

NOTE: The Sweet Skunk male for ISS is from a 1970s California Skunk called Sweet Skunk, which is not to be confused with a Spice of Life Seeds’ strain also called Sweet Skunk. 

Progressive Treatment Solutions (PTS)

Date Purchased: 09/23/2016

Delivery Method(s) Used: clean glass dab rig with a quartz nail

Cannabinoids Profile:
THCa 73.13%; THC 2.42%; CBDa 1.30%; CBD .60% (LK Pure Labs)

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

Physical Characteristics: This sample was an opaque, orange-amber colored wax. It consisted of semi-soft chunks. When broken to collect with a dabber tool, it breaks down into smaller pieces and sugar wax-like granules.

TIP: When working with a wax that doesn’t easily adhere to a dabber tool, warm up the tip of the dabber tool just a little (too hot and you’ll melt the extract!) to pick up the wax. 

Terpene Experience: In its intact state, this sample smelled lightly of sweet hash. When dabbed, this ISS live resin tasted of tropical fruit, fresh melon & Tahitian vanilla with a sweet-hash finish.

TIP: To learn all about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library page. 

Did this live resin wax sample provide a more nuanced and intense terpene experience when compared to a non-live resin wax? 
There’s no doubt that this ISS live resin offered a superior quality of flavor. The terpene profile results in a wonderful, nuanced combination of real tropical flavors that is quite impressive. This batch was also very smooth and potent.

Effects: Imagine you’re on an exotic beach in St. Lucia at dusk as you take in soothing Afro-reggae beats, the warm trade winds and a fading bouquet of pastels against endless, soft waves of moonlight.  

Duration of Effects: 3-4 hours                                            

May Help With: Helped with mood, stress and creative focus. May also help with minor body pain, some types of arthritis, nausea, appetite, depression, anxiety, migraines, fatigue, some forms of minor nerve pain (and more).

Am I saying this Island Sweet Skunk Live Resin is just like paradise? Maybe I am. 

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


As a species, we just might be royally screwed. 

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

-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710