Officer Dick Downey's Pot Report
Your Illinois Cannabis Authority
Case: Sour Diesel Live Resin (wax)
File Date: 08/30/2016
Case No: 0044
Sour Diesel Live Resin
Twitter | @OfficerDowney
Officer Downey is working deep cover so there are no narratives included in this week's reviews.
Have a great Labor Day weekend!
Please see the Analysis below for this product’s assessment.
Method of Extraction: Butane
Form: Live Resin Wax
What is “Live Resin”?
Live Resin is a specific type of cannabis extract whereby fresh cannabis buds (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%)
Genotype: Sour Diesel = Unknown
The lineage for true Sour Diesel (aka Sour D) is highly debated. It has been said to be a Chemdawg cut, a Diesel cut, a Diesel and Skunk #1 combo, and even a Diesel and NL cross. Most people give the breeder Chem Dog the credit for developing this strain. Ed Rosenthal believes it may be a Chemo and Mexican Sativa cross.
Cultivator: Progressive Treatment Solutions (PTS)
Date Purchased: 08/27/2016
Delivery Method(s) Used: clean glass dab rig with a quartz nail
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 67.50%; THC 1.60%; CBDa .20%; CBD .26% (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 live resin sample was a bright, opaque mango yellow-orange colored wax. It had a very smooth, buttery and delicate consistency, much like a purée.
Terpene Experience: The expression of the terpene profile for this product is especially important because the product is a live resin and, therefore, is supposed to provide a more intense & complete terpene experience.
In its intact state, this live resin emitted a strong fuel and citrus pungency. When dabbed, it tasted of sour fuel and citrus with light sweet finish that lingers.
Did this live resin wax sample provide a more nuanced and intense terpene experience when compared to a non-live resin wax?
For this reviewer, the answer to this question is Yes. The aromas and flavors were big, nuanced and very clean. Definitely a much more assertive and complex terpene profile than a typical non-live resin Sour D wax.
TIP: To learn all about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library page.
Effects: A powerful dose of pure energy that surges almost instantaneously into the frontal lobes. There’s a little bit of dawg trippyness in the mix. And, there's a creeper element to it. It’s also the kind of high that plateaus and climbs, plateaus and climbs, etc. Great for mood control in low & moderate doses. This batch's high was short lived due to its lower potency levels.
Duration of Effects: 2 hours
May Help With: Helped with stress and as a creativity booster. May also help with mood, focus, depression, anxiety, nausea, some G.I. conditions, fatigue (and more).
‘Grade A’ live resin wax in every way except potency. Outstanding purity & flavors. Also like that PTS packages their extracts in user-friendly glass jars with screw tops.
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