Case: Jack Herer #8 Shatter (extract)  


File Date: 10/26/2017

Case No: 0154

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

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Method of Extraction: Ethanol (i.e., ethyl alcohol; food grade alcohol)

Form: Shatter (Ataraxia’s Sunrock Shatter®)

Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (% breakdown unknown)

GenotypeJack Herer  =  Haze  X  [Northern Lights #5  X  (Northern Lights #5  X  Skunk #1)]

I believe there are three phenotypes for Jack Herer: 1, 7, and 8. The genetics listed above does not necessarily represent the lineage of this Ataraxia phenotype #8. I did not reach out to Ataraxia for the specific genetics.

A multiple CC winner, Jack Herer was originally bred by Sensi Seeds. It was named after a well-known cannabis activist.

Cultivator: Ataraxia

Purchased On: 10/19/2017

Packaged On: 10/03/2017

Manufactured On: Not indicated on packaging

Net Weight: 1g

Purchase Price: $69, plus tax

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 73.33%; THC 10.18%; CBDa 1.11%; CBD .54% (LK Pure Labs)

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

Characteristics: Pristine, thick, radiant, yellow-gold slab. Has the physical properties of a shatter form. Breaks off like hard candy, but becomes very pliable if warmed by touch.

TIP: I’ve found the best way to work with thick shatter like this without wasting any product is to break off a very small piece, gently warm it up between your fingers, flatten it out to a thin film and then apply it to your dabber tool.

Terpene Profile: The top three terpenes with the highest quantities present are highlighted in red text.

Alpha-Bisabolol 0.1960%; Borneol 0.0223%; Delta 3 Carene 0.0305%; Beta-Caryophyllene 0.7069%; p-Cymene 0.0102%; Fenchyl Alcohol 0.1237%; Guaiol 0.1618%; Alpha-Humulene 0.2202%; Linalool 0.1418%; Limonene 0.1071%; Beta-Myrcene 0.0689%; Nerolidol 0.0681%; Alpha-Pinene 0.0142%; Beta-Pinene 0.0196%; Sabinene 0.0198%; Alpha- & Gamma-Terpinene 0.0448%; Terpineol 0.2312%; Terpinolene 0.1599%  (LK Pure Labs)

This terpene profile offers the most varied set of individual terpenes that I’ve seen so far in any lab report. This is also the only product I’ve seen with detectable amounts of Sabinene in it.

In its intact state, this shatter emitted fairly strong citrus and sweet hash aromas. When dabbed, this sample tasted of citrus, hash pungency and sweet tropical and/or floral notes. A tasty experience.

TIP: To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library.

Effects: Out of the gate, you will experience immediate cerebral clarity. Unlike the flower, which I love, these set of effects go further. About 10 minutes in and you'll be greeted by some pretty intense euphoria. This is not a cheap stimulation either, but rather a wonderfully nuanced, enjoyable and very potent set of vibes. After 30 minutes, a mild body relaxation joins in. What I also enjoy about this extract is its soft but purposeful crash. I’m ready for nappy-time at the end. This is one-and-done extract; a single dab is the perfect dose for what ails me. I suggest going low and slow with this JH8 shatter until you are acclimated.   

Duration of Effects: 2.5-3+ hours, depending on dosage

Rating: 5+/5
Ataraxia’s proprietary extraction methods using ethanol as the solvent results in a uniquely sublime product that transcends mechanics and expresses an artistic endeavor. This is the highest compliment Officer Downey can bestow. This shatter, like many of Ataraxia’s extracts, is perfect and worthy of my 5+ rating. It’s a 1%er. Of course, starting with connoisseur bud is also critical to the outcome.  

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-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710