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Case: Goji OG 500mg Vape Cartridge (extract)
File Date: 10/12/2018
Case No: 0231
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 (breakdown unknown)
Genotype: Goji OG = Nepali OG X Snow Lotus
Original breeder is Bodhi Seeds. There are two main phenotypes of this strain.
Named after the Himalayan Goji berry fruit.
Nepali OG = OG Kush X Nepal
Snow Lotus = AF Gooey X Blockhead
Purchased On: 09/06/2018
Packaged On: 08/13/2018
Manufactured On: 08/13/2018
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, Goji OG. 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%; THC 86.55%; CBDa 0%; CBD 0% (LK Pure Labs)
Terpene Profile: Per PharmaCannis’ marketing materials on this Goji OG vape, the terpene profile consists of: Beta-Caryophyllene 6%; Limonene 32%; Linalool 8%; Myrcene 17% (LK Pure Labs)
When vaped, this Goji OG offered a moderately sweet berry and cherry flavor with a mild, spicy component and notes of vanilla. While these flavors are not a complete representation of the Goji OG flower, it's a very good expression within the context of this type of vape oil.
Effects: With most cannabis vape oil formulations, I do not experience what I call a “full spectrum” set of effects. That is, the high is one-dimensional and can be somewhat flat. In the case of this vape cartridge, the high was potent and very much a hybrid experience. Lots of balanced euphoria – not too Indica or Sativa. And while not a fully multi-dimensional set of effects , there was some nuances to the high instead of just a flat experience as is often the nature of these terp formulated vape oils in terms of their effects. Within this context, the effects were better than average.
Duration of Effects: 1-2+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with mood and headache. 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. PharmaCannis put a lot of science and care into these "Matter" formulations and the cartridge itself. With all vape oil pens and carts, it's challenging for me to describe the different types of formulations in my reviews, but I think it's an important distinction for me to include.
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