Officer Dick Downey's Pot Report
My strep throat has now morphed into a sinus infection, so Officer Downey is taking a break from writing a narration for this review. But, I still wanted to get a product review out to all you so called "medical cannabis patients" this week so here it is...
Pen Type: 500mg Cartridge
Method of Extraction: Carbon dioxide (C02), and further refined with food-grade Ethanol
About CO2 Extraction
Carbon Dioxide, or CO2, occurs naturally in our environment: whenever we breathe, with decomposition, and even through ocean release. We find CO2 in our sodas and it’s used as an industrial solvent for creating everything from food extracts to fragrances. It’s known as ‘dry ice’ in its solid form. CO2 is considered safe by the FDA and non-toxic. In the cannabis industry, it is often referred to as a ‘green solvent’.
The generic process is typically referred to as ‘supercritical CO2 extraction’ whereby CO2 is converted to its supercritical state (i.e., having liquid properties while remaining in a gaseous state) by applying very cold temps and pressure and is then used as a solvent to strip the resinous trichomes from the cannabis plant material. All of which occurs in a sophisticated CO2 extraction machine. In addition to supercritical extraction, other methods are also used, such as distillation.
Form: Cannabis Vape Oil
Type: Indica-dominant Hybrid (% breakdown unknown, but heavy-leaning)
Genotype: Corleone Kush = Pre-98 Bubba Kush X SFV OG Kush
Original Breeder is The Cali Connection
Purchase Date: 01/06/2017
Net Weight of Cannabis Oil in Pen: 500mg
Purchase Price: $80, tax included
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.
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 4.56%; THC 88.02%; CBDa .12%; CBD .37% (LK Pure Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page.
Ingredients: Organically-extracted cannabis oil, refined with organic, food-grade ethanol.
NOTE: This cannabis vape oil does NOT contain any vegetable glycerin or propylene glycol. All of the flavoring in this cannabis oil is derived from cannabis terpenes of the strain used as the source plant material.
Packaging: It’s worth pointing out that Ataraxia’s product packaging is always expertly designed and educational, and this product’s packaging is no exception. As someone with a background in instructional design, I appreciate that the information provided is always very relevant, useful and thorough.
Functionality: This vape cartridge must be attached to a fully charged, lithium-ion battery to use it. Your dispensary will provide the battery and charger for free with your purchase. The cartridge fits any standard 510 thread. To use, you simply screw the cartridge on to the battery and draw on the mouthpiece.
Performance & Reliability: I have had no issues with it breaking down or malfunctioning in any way. I should point out that after each session, I would disassemble the cartridge from the battery and store the cartridge with the plastic covering back on the end of the cartridge. I have not had any clogging problems.
Usage Stats: I got between around 150 from this cartridge over a 4 week period.
NOTE: For the basics on how a vape pen works, see my Vape Pen Quick Reference.
Terpene Profile: Beta-Caryophyllene 0.3816%; Alpha-Humulene 0.1110%; Limonene 0.4847%; Linalool 0.2655%; Beta-Myrcene 0.1949%; Nerolidol 0.0294%; Alpha-Pinene 0.0785%; Beta-Pinene 0.1219% (ACT Labs)
IMPORTANT: The terpene levels listed above are for the Corleone Kush flower and NOT for this specific extract. I'm providing this information to show the terpenes for the strain used to make this oil.
TIP: To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see my Terpenes Library page.
Take a sticky Corleone Kush nug, squeeze out all of the essential flavors, and then capture it all at its very essence. The result: stunning flavor retention and translation from flower to oil. The flavor expressed the nuances of the flower, and more: mild citrus with a prevailing sweet berry flavor with some pungency. There was also a light but distinct melon component, like a cantaloupe or musk melon.
Effects: This is a straight up heavyweight Indica stone. You might be sinking; you might be floating. Your body and mind are riding the Kush waves of happiness and contentment to that little birdhouse in your soul. Some may experience a mild-to-moderate Sativa-like head high in the early stages.
Duration of Effects: 2-3+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with stress, sleep and mild cervical nerve pain. Might also help with anxiety, body pain, certain muscle conditions, mood, PTSD, appetite (and more)
Exceptional terpene experience. Conscientious product in every way.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: In late 2017, Ataraxia changed the formulation of their cannabis vape oils. The have rebranded their vape cartridges (Holy Water, I think?) and the oil is now transparent and clear. In late Summer 2018, Ataraxia reverted back to their original formulation.
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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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Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Authority
Corleone Kush 500mg Cartridge: Too Sick to Write
Case: Corleone Kush 500mg Cartridge (cannabis vape oil)
File Date: 01/20/2017
Case No: 0087