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Strawberry Ghost Live Sugar
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Case: Strawberry Ghost Live Sugar (extract)
File Date: 12/09/2019
Case No: 0324
Form: Live Sugar
Method of Extraction: Butane
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 terpenes (and cannabinoids) from the cannabis and capture them in the final product to provide a more complete terpene profile experience.
Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (breakdown unknown)
Genotype: Strawberry Ghost = ???
This must be an in-house bred strain. I am unsure if it is a Cookies Enterprises strain. If I had to guess the lineage, I’d say it’s probably Strawberry Cough x Ghost Train Haze or Ghost OG. Given the effects, I think it’s Ghost Train Haze.
Cultivator: Ascend Wellness
Ascend Wellness is a new cultivator in Illinois. They have partnered with Cookies Enterprises in Oakland, CA that allows them to cultivate 40 strains from the Cookies genetics. See this article for more information.
Purchased On: 12/06/2019
Manufactured On: 11/12/2019
Packaged On: 11/12/2019
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $65.00 + tax
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Physical Characteristics: For a sugar, it was less granular and sticky than is typical. While not dry, it was not as moist as the typical sugar. I have observed over the years that high THC sugars like this batch often have a less sugary consistency.
Terpene Profile: I did not request the lab report for this sample so I will not be providing specific terpene levels.
In its intact state, this extract smelled pungent with sweet notes. When dabbed, I tasted a light berry flavor that did resemble a strawberry. I didn’t detect any other flavors. The terpenes were subdued and not quite of moderate intensity. I have observed over the years that it seems there may be a technical compromise between achieving high THC counts and high terpene counts in the final product. I have observed that when a live resin batch starts to hit 90% THC or higher, there is often a noticeable, significant terpene loss.
Flavor Intensity: 1.75 [1 Low; 2 Moderate; 3 High]
TIPS: Low temperature dabbing is mandatory to achieve the most flavorful and potent experience. To learn about terpenes, see the Terpenes Library.
Effects: With THC levels in the low 90s, these effects were a seriously powerful, highly focused cerebral stone. As the high progresses, a heady Haze influence creeps in and adds some fuzziness to the clarity. This one starts in the head and it stays there. Those prone to anxiety should proceed with caution or avoid.
Duration: 2-3 hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with energy. May also help with focus, creativity, nausea, depression (and more).
A very good live sugar, though the terps were subdued.
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