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Officer Dick Downey's Pot Report
As a 30-year veteran cop, I’ve seen a lot of craziness in my time, though my most recent bust was beyond bizarre.
A few days ago my partner and I are working the day shift when we get a ‘211S’ call from a local bank, which is a robbery in progress with a silent alarm triggered. We were the first on scene. At the exact moment we pulled up to the bank, the robber, a middle-aged man, ran out of the front entrance with cash bag in hand. The perp was at least 100 lbs. overweight, so he didn’t get far.
When we frisked him, we found no weapon, but we did find one container of lemon juice on him. You know, one of those plastic lemon-shaped squeeze bottles. When we asked this guy about the lemon juice, he explained, “Ah, well, I knew you wouldn’t be able to figure it out. I covered my face with lemon juice because lemon juice is used as invisible ink, which prevents my face from being recorded on surveillance cameras.” Sure enough, the bank teller did observe his face “covered in sweat”, but that was actually lemon juice.
My partner and I couldn’t stop laughing, which really pissed off this perp. He was dead serious. This interaction blew my mind so I asked around. A cop psychologist told me “this sounds like The Dunning-Kruger Effect. It’s a cognitive bias in which low-ability individuals suffer from illusory superiority.” I thought about that for a moment, and responded, “So doc, you’re saying it’s a dumb person who thinks they’re smarter than they really are?” “Yes, that’s about right.”
Method of Extraction: Ethanol (i.e., ethyl alcohol; food grade alcohol)
Per the manufacturer - “Gold Leaf® RAW WAX is a pure cannabis concentrate made with our proprietary extraction method utilizing organic food grade ethanol. The final product contains a full terpene and cannabinoid profile and is very pure, potent and flavorful. Made from organically grown flower. Extracted from premium flower nugs not trim.”
NOTE: This is not a “winterization” process using ethanol since that process uses cannabis extract as the actual starting material. See this review for an explanation and example of an extract manufactured via winterization.
Type: Sativa-dominant Hybrid
Genotype: ECSD = Original Diesel X Unknown Strain
All of the Diesel –related strains’ genetics are difficult to pin down, and ECSD is no exception.
Original Diesel may be: Chemdawg X (MassSuperChunk X SensiNorthernLights)
Unknown Strain may be: (RFK Skunk X Hawaiian) X Northern Lights
Date Purchased: 12/28/2016
Delivery Method(s) Used: Glass dab rig w/ a quartz nail
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 83.11%; THC 5.85%; CBDa .14%; CBD .27% (LK Pure Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page.
Characteristics: This sample consisted of a single, 1-gram square of semi-soft, sticky, shimmering, golden colored wax. Appeared very fresh, pure and bursting with complex aromas.
Terpene Profile: Beta-Caryophyllene 0.1499%; Alpha-Humulene 0.0727%; Limonene 0.30003%; Linalool 0.1075%; Beta-Myrcene 0.1229%; Nerolidol 0.0263%; Alpha-Pinene 0.0492%; Beta-Pinene 0.0821% (ACT labs)
IMPORTANT: The terpene levels listed above are for the ECSD flower and NOT for this specific extract. I'm providing this information to show the terpenes for the strain used to make this wax. Extracts and edibles are not currently tested for terpenes in Illinois.
TIP: To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library page.
In its intact state, this piece of ECSD wax gave off intense aromas of sour citrus, lemon and fuel with sweet notes. The lemon and fuel combo smelled like grapefruit to me. When dabbed, it tasted of sweet-and-sour citrus and fuel.
Effects: Instant, powerful and cerebral are all appropriate descriptors. This is a very clean, fast-acting set of effects providing lots of euphoria. While the overall experience was mostly a head high, there was also a subtle body component. There is a risk for uneasiness and anxiety at higher doses. Not recommended for newbies.
Duration of Effects: 3-4+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with fatigue, mood and mild GI spasticity. May also help with focus, ADHD, PTSD, appetite, mild body and muscle aches (and more)
High marks for insane terpenes, outstanding purity and excellent potency.
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I'm smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I'm smart and I want respect!
And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again ...'cause I’ll be there.
-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710
East Coast Sour Diesel Wax: The Dunning–Kruger Effect
Case: East Coast Sour Diesel Wax (extract)
File Date: 01/06/2017
Case No: 0085
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