Case: L.A. Sunshine Shatter (extract)  


File Date: 12/08/2017

Case No: 0160

product photo. an eye level shot of a small glass container standing on its side and holding a dark amber, rose-colored tinted piece of extract. It resembles hard candy. A multi-colored glass dabber tool is located in the foreground.

L.A Sunshine: This X-Mas

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


“This Christmas”, 1970 recording

By Donny Hathaway, original artist   



Method of Extraction: Butane


Sativa-Dominant Hybrid

Genotype:  L.A. Sunshine  =  Dark Matter  X  Bruce Banner #3

Dark Matter = Chem Soda X Starfighter

BB #3 = OG Kush X Strawberry Diesel 

Originally bred by Darkhorse Genetics and named by Cheech and Chong.

Progressive Treatment Solutions (PTS)

Purchased On:

Packaged On:
10/18/2017     Shatter was wrapped in foil-lined parchment paper, which was packaged in a small glass container. 

Manufactured On:

Net Weight:

Purchase Price:
$65.00, plus tax

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 87.76%; THC 1.74%; CBDa 0%; CBD .12%; CBN .66% (LK Pure Labs)

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

This sample was a dark amber with a rose-colored tint. It resembled hard candy, and broke off in shards. As with any shatter, this sample became malleable when warmed by the touch. 

Terpene Profile:
I did not request the lab report for this product so I will not be providing the specific terpenes and their levels for this sample.

In its intact state, this shatter emitted almost no aroma but for a hint of spiciness. I’ve never had this strain in any form before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Darkhorse Genetics describes the flavors as “...spicy hints flavor packed candy aftertaste”. When I dabbed this shatter, it tasted lightly of herbal spiciness up front, but the exhale was a flavorless, extremely harsh, generic experience. This harsh terpene profile did not mellow for me with continued use. Your palate my offer a different take than mine. 

To learn about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library.

The high was a potent, mostly Sativa ride. If you are a Sativa connoisseur, then here you go: gives you a Durban Poison-like energy with a creeper Thai spaciness, if you know what I mean. There was also a noticeably body element at work, too. Complex, energetic, shimmering, intense at times. Give this one a little time between dabs or you may need your mommy, and mommy might not be there.     

Duration of Effects:
3-4+ hours

May Help With:
Helped with mood. May also help with fatigue, depression, mild aches and pains, appetite (and more)

Rating: 3.5/5
This shatter was pure and potent, but not very flavorful and quite harsh. If the flavor profile would have been a full expression of this strain’s terps and less harsh, I would have given this product a higher rating. I still gave this shatter a better than average rating because the effects were so powerful and long-lasting.

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


Nope, it wasn't Chris Brown, it was Donny Hathaway. 

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

-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710


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