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Case: Gelato Live Resin (extract)
File Date: 07/25/2017
Case No: 0131
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Gelato Live Resin: Complete Discretion
All you potheads think I’m a real by-the-book pig who has it out for all of you, don’t cha? You’d probably like to punch me right in the kisser if you knew you’d get a free pass, right?! Well, here’s what I do with citizens like you...
This past Saturday night I’m walking my beat when I approach the neighborhood movie theater. As I’m strolling past the queue of patrons, I catch the distinct whiff of the devil’s vine. I stop and turn around just in time to see a young man toss a still-burning joint into the alleyway. We make eye-contact. He knows he’s busted.
The kid admits to the joint and then, to my surprise, pulls out a small bag of marijuana from his pants and tells me that’s his, too. After a long pause, I say to him, “If you can do 100 push-ups right now, I won’t take you to jail.” This young man gets this does-not-compute, contorted look on his face. Once I convince him I’m serious, his friends make some space, he gets down on all fours and successfully completes 100 push-ups.
As the kid is catching his breath, I toss his bag of pot back to him and go on my way.
Pigs have legal discretion do that in Chicago, you know.
Method of Extraction: Ethanol (i.e., ethyl alcohol; food grade alcohol)
Form: Live Resin wax
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: Indica-dominant Hybrid (approx. 55%/45%)
Genotype: Gelato = Thin Mints Cookies X Sunset Sherbet
The original breeder is Cookie Fam Genetics. I’ve seen many cuts out there. I’m not sure which cut Ataraxia grows.
Thin Mints Cookies is not a genetic replica to Girl Scout Cookies (GSC) but it shares many observable traits.
Thin Mints = OG Kush and Durban Poison
Sunset Sherbet = GSC X Pink Panties (Indica Hybrid)
Purchased On: 07/15/2017
Packaged On: 05/11/2017
Manufactured On: Not indicated on label
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $50.00, plus tax (this was a sale price. regular price is $65 + tax)
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.
Delivery Method(s) Used: Glass dab rig w/ a quartz nail
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 70.97%; THC 14.92%; CBDa 0%; CBD .30% (specific lab not indicated on label)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library page.
Characteristics: Golden caramel, juicy soft and pristine.
Terpene Profile: I have not yet obtained the lab report for this product. As soon as I do, I will update with the specific terpenes data.
In its intact state, this sampled emitted only a very light aroma of orange sweetness. When dabbed, this Gelato live resin was juicy and luscious, tasting of intense orange sherbet/Creamsicle™ with sweet tangerine and floral notes on the exhale.
TIPS: I highly recommend low temp dabbing this live resin to get the optimal flavor experience. High temp dabbing will significantly degrade flavor. To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library page.
Effects: These set of effects for this live resin were virtually identical to Ataraxia’s journey starts in the mind and is soon joined by the body in tandem euphoria. Gelato is at once refreshing and relaxing, but I would caution having patience, too. This one can really creep up on you, so take your time between dabs. The ride can get a little spacey at high doses, too, but not in a bad way. I consider this strain (and this budder) an excellent medical herb for its wide-ranging therapeutic potential.
Duration of Effects: 2.5-3.5+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with stress, mild cervical nerve pain and nausea. May also help with mood, anxiety, depression, PTSD, some forms of muscle spasms or pain, some forms of body pain and nerve pain, appetite, headaches (and more)
Just like its sis – Gelato Budder, Ataraxia’s Gelato Live Resin is a true 1%er. Off the charts purity, flavor and potency. PERFECTION.
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-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710