Officer Dick Downey's Pot Report
Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Authority
A Public Service Announcement from Officer Downey
Every 3 years I get a colonoscopy, and it was that time again last month. Each time, the surgeon finds and removes benign polyps. My G.I. doctor has told me that, left undetected, those polyps would be cancerous in about 5 years.
PLEASE GET A COLONOSCOPY IN A TIMELY MANNER AS INSTRUCTED BY YOUR PHYSICIAN.
Don't procrastinate. It could mean the difference between life continuing as normal or fighting colon cancer.
Pen Type: Disposable, 1-Time Use
Method of Extraction: Butane
Form: Butane Hash Oil (BHO) Cannabis Oil
Type: Indica-dominant Hybrid (70%/30%)
Genotype: OG 18 = An OG Kush backcross
Original breeder is Reserva Privada. OG 18 is also known as “Reserva Privada”.
OG Kush’s original genetics are highly debated.
Purchased On: 07/15/2017
Manufactured On: 04/18/2017
Packaged On: 05/18/2017
Purchase Price: $30.00 + tax
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Ingredients: BHO Cannabis Oil, MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides) refined from natural coconut oil
ABOUT MCT OIL: Per Medical Jane: “Coconut oil and its close relative MCT oil are relatively newcomers to the growing list of cutting agents. Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) are triglycerides whose fatty acids have an aliphatic tail of 6–12 carbon atoms. The fatty acids found in MCTs are refined from natural coconut oil.”
Functionality: This model of disposable pen is as simple as it gets. There’s not even a power button. You simply draw on the pen and it automatically activates and produces vapor. The tip has a blue light indicator when the pen is activated. The pen shuts off automatically after about 5-6 seconds.
Performance: I did not experience any issues with performance or reliability.
NOTE: For the basic mechanics on how a vape pen works, see my Vape Pen Quick Reference.
Terpenes Experience: I found the flavor experience for this pen to be very off-putting. I’ve sampled Cresco’s OG 18 flower frequently in the past, so I can accurately assert that this pen’s oil tasted nothing like OG 18. Instead, I would describe the taste as slightly chemical with a nasty aftertaste. Based on some initial research on MCT oil, I think this cutting agent hijacked the flavor experience for me. In any event, it was not palatable for me.
Effects: Like the flavor, the effects were also underwhelming. Cresco’s OG 18 is a potent bud, but the effects from this pen were very mild and seemed to plateau at that level, no matter how many hits I took. I used this pen after not imbibing for a few days, so I can say that my tolerance level wasn’t much of a factor in judging the potency. It was odd.
Duration of Effects: 30 min, or less
May Help With: Cresco's OG 18 flower offers a powerful body component and plenty of euphoria to address symptoms such as mood, depression, muscle pain, body pain, appetite, etc. However, this pen’s effects were flat and too weak to offer any real medicinal value for this reviewer.
A mostly ineffective product that tasted way off the mark. For this reviewer, this pen was poor translation of Cresco's OG18 bud.
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You're completely under sedation for the actual procedure & you don't feel a thing.
And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again... 'cause I'll be there.
-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710
OG 18 Pen: PSA
Case: OG 18 250mg Vape Pen (extract)
File Date: 07/19/2017
Case No: 0130
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