Case: Pennywise Pre-Roll (flower)  


File Date: 02/07/2017

Case No: 0093

product photo. A birds eye shot of a joint laying across a glass ashtray that has a Jamaican colored pot leaf embedded in the base.
product packaging. A five inch round thin green tube with a pop top.

I encountered all the predictable calls that I usually do on Super Bowl Sunday: the bar fights, the DWIs and the domestic disturbances. Now, something else happened to me on Sunday night that I’m not very proud to admit at all, but here goes...

A taxi driver waves me over and tells me a 20-something, male drunk just stiffed him for a $30 fare after he dropped him off at a convenience store a few blocks down. I get to the store and I spot the guy hanging out inside the place. I enter the store and confront him. Long story made short, the kid doesn’t comply, flips out inside the store and trashes the place. I end up having to tase this drunk just to cuff him and put him in the back of the cruiser.

After gathering information from the store employees and owner, I head back to the car and the kid’s not there. He. is. freaking. gone! Still in handcuffs, it didn’t take K-9 long to find him hiding in a nearby dumpster. I’ve never had a perp pull a Houdini on me before, ever.

We get back to the scene, and I ask the kid how he did it. The kid says, “That cage in the back is held on by only a couple of flimsy screws. I just put my feet through the cuffs, pulled off one end of the cage and then crawled out through the open driver’s side window.”

“That’s pretty clever,” I say. “Yeah,” he says, “I saw somebody do it on that show, Cops.”  


Type: Indica-dominant Hybrid (breakdown unknown)

Pennywise  =  Harlequin  X  Jack the Ripper

Pennywise is a well-known CBD-rich strain known for its THC 1:1 CBC ratio. 

NOTES: A good introductory resource to learn about the basics of CBD is at Project CBD. You can also check out the Cannabis Education section of my website.  

Original Breeder of Pennywise and Jack the Ripper is
TGA Subcool Seeds.

There are at least 4 phenotypes of this strain. I do not know which cut SCCS used for this joint.

Harlequin = Columbian Gold X Thailand Sativa X Switzerland Sativa X Nepal Indica   

Harlequin usually offers a THC 2:5 CBD ratio

Jack the Ripper = Jack’s Cleaner X Space Queen      

Shelby County Community Services

Purchase Date
: 01/25/2017    

Packaged On
: 10/19/2016

Net Weight
: 1g

Purchase Price
: $8, tax included (product was on sale at a discounted price)

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
: joint with a crutch (i.e., filter). Smoked full joint.

Cannabinoids Profile
THCa 7.83%; THC .43%; CBDa 7.72%; CBD .49% (ACT Labs)

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

Phenotype Profile
:  N/A  This product was a pre-roll joint.
            Bud Density: N/A   [1 -5]

Terpene Profile: Beta-Caryophylene .19%; Alpha-Pinene .14%; Beta-Pinene .45%  (ACT Labs)   

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

This sample joint didn’t emit much aroma on its own; just a wisp of earth and pine. When I pulled on the unlit joint, there was little flavor beyond a generic herbal cannabis taste.  When smoked, this joint tasted very, very lightly of lemon, haze and earth. Overall, the joint tasted as if a mix of bud and trim or sugar leaves were used, but that’s just a hunch based on experience.

: The key quality indicators for a pre-roll are aroma, flavor and expression of effects, which for an experienced user are typically good indicators for freshness and quality of the plant material.

In the case of this joint, the freshness was noticeably lacking. The aromas and flavors were extremely subdued and the plant material seemed quite harsh and overly dry. Pennywise is typically a smooth, full-flavored smoke.  

: The initial effects were low-intensity cerebral and reminded me of a mild Haze buzz. After about 10-15 minutes, I could feel very noticeable CBD calming effects that helped to melt away stress and physical tenseness. At just around 7% THC, the effects were quite mild, but still effective. 

Duration of Effects
: 1 hour

May Help With
: Helped with mood and mild cervical spine nerve pain. May also help with arthritis, PTSD, epilepsy, neurological disorders, cancer symptoms (and more)

This pre-roll was overly dry, resulting in a big loss of terps and smoothness. Effects were also a little too short lived, even at these low numbers. 

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


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

 -Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710

Pennywise Pre-Roll: I Learned It By Watching You!