Case: ATF 500mg Vape Cartridge (extract)
File Date: 10/18/2018
Case No: 0233
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Disposable, 1-Time Use Cartridge. PharmaCannis’ “Matter” brand vape cartridge
Method of Extraction: Butane
Form: Butane Hash Oil (BHO) Cannabis Oil
Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (approx. 60%/40%)
Genotype: Alaskan Thunder Fuck = (Unknown N. Cal Sativa X Unknown Ruderalis) X Unknown Afghani Indica landrace
a.k.a. - ATF, Matanuska Thunder Fuck, Matanuska Tundra
Originated in Alaska’s Matanuska Valley.
Purchased On: 10/13/2018
Packaged On: 09/05/2018
Manufactured On: 09/05/2018
Net Weight: 500mg or 0.5g
Purchase Price: $55.00, + tax
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Ingredients: Distillate cannabis oil and terpenes. No thinning agents, such as Propylene Glycol (PG) and polyethylene glycol (PEG).
According to PharmaCannis, these are commercially sourced, strain-specific terpenes added to a distillate cannabis oil. What this means is that these terpenes are not being extracted from the flower – in this case, ATF. Instead, the flavor formulation for the vape oil is being created based on terpene profile for the specific strain using a combination of commercially sourced terpenes. It looks like PharmaCannis identified the top 4 terpenes of a strain’s profile and then created its flavor profile by combining these terpenes in what they have determined are the correct ratios/percentages for strain. It's worth noting that this process of formulating vape oils is quite common and probably represents the bulk of the vape oils being sold in IL and the U.S.. That said, in my opinion, PharmaCannis really stepped up the game here by putting a lot technical effort into creating an accurate re-creation of a strain's terpene profile.
Functionality: This vape cartridge must be attached to a lithium-ion battery to use it. Your dispensary will provide the battery and its charger for free with your purchase. The cartridge fits any standard 510 thread. To use, simply inhale. Some batteries require you to push a button to activate it, while others do not.
NOTE: For the basic mechanics on how a vape pen works, see my Vape Pen Quick Reference.
Performance & Reliability: I’ve taken about 30 hits off this cartridge without any performance or reliability issues. Per PharmaCannis, “The ceramic wick on the new Matter vapes in Illinois ensures that you receive the highest volume of premium cannabis extract with less ‘dry burn’ “.
Usage Stats: In general, a 500mg cartridge usually lasts me between 80-150 total hits. This cartridge is on track to fall within that range.
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 0.27%; THC 86.65%; CBDa 0%; CBD 0.27% (LK Pure Labs)
Terpene Profile: Per PharmaCannis’ marketing materials on this ATF vape, the terpene profile consists of the following terpenes: Limonene 5%; Linalool 64%; Myrcene 15%; Alpha-Pinene 15%.
When vaped, this ATF had a pungent tang up front followed by a pleasant slightly sweet & sour lemon that lingered on my palate for several minutes. I have never smoked the ATF flower, so I must rely on what others say about this flower’s flavor profile as a comparison. Based on my research, I think PharmaCannis did a very good job of recreating the ATF flavors. It seems the flower also has an ammonia element to it & the smoke can be rather acrid.
Effects: In the case of this vape cartridge, the high was not a one-dimensional, strictly “flat” high for me. After 4 hits, I experienced a surprisingly potent and enduring cerebral high that offered some headiness and clarity, but not too much of either. While this was not a jolt of adrenaline, this ATF did offer a steady stream of energy. I found it to be an effective daytime motivator, but again, not just pure clarity like a Blue Dream, say. I don't like a lot of the Sativa-leaning vape oils currently in the IL marketplace, but I've really come to enjoy this one because it does not feel like a flat set of effects.
Duration of Effects: 1.5-2.5 hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with mood and mild G.I. cramps. May also help with mild aches and pains, depression, anxiety, appetite (and more).
Within the context of this type of oil formulation, this is an especially clean, quality vape oil. I liked this one even a bit more than the Goji OG cartridge.
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ATF 500mg Vape Cartridge