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Case: Painkiller #2 Bubble Hash (extract)
File Date: 12/29/2017
Case No: 0162
Painkiller #2 Bubble Hash: Happy New Year!
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Method of Extraction: Ice water acts as the ‘solvent’ via the method for making bubble hash
Form: Bubble Hash
What is “Bubble Hash”?
Bubble Hash (aka ‘ice water hash’) is a cannabis extract and a specific type of highly refined hashish that gets its name from the manufacturing process. Bubble Hash is typically made by taking fresh frozen flowers and soaking/agitating them in ice water, and then filtering this water through a series of ‘bubble bags’ that have progressively smaller holes measured in microns whereby the trichomes (i.e., small mushroom-shaped structures that contain most of the plant’s active chemical compounds) are separated from the water solution. The entire process filters out all of the excess plant material and leaves behind the intact resinous trichomes, which are then air-dried to remove any residual water. The bubble hash manufacturing process is labor intensive, which is why you don’t see a lot of options in the marketplace. Bubble hash is often categorized into grades (A, B, C, etc.).
Type: Sativa-dominant Hybrid (75%/25%)
Genotype: Painkiller #2 = Juanita la Lagrimosa X Royal Highness
Cultivator: Shelby County Community Services (SCCS)
Purchased On: 12/10/2017
Packaged On: 07/11/2017
About the Packaging: This bubble hash is packaged in the best possible way. It’s put in a very small glass container with a secure, plastic pop-off top.
Manufactured On: 06/23/2017
Net Weight: 1g
Purchase Price: $60, + tax
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Delivery Method(s) Used: To smoke it on its own, I use a clean glass pipe with a stainless steel screen. More often, I typically sprinkle some on top of a bowl of bud.
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 73.71%; THC 3.77%; CBDa 2.68%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
TIP: To learn how you can use this cannabinoids data to better your health, see the Cannabinoids Library.
Characteristics: This sample of bubble hash was camel-colored, pristine and loose (unpressed).
Terpene Profile: The top three terpenes with the highest quantities present are highlighted in red text.
Alpha-Bisabolol 0.1987%; Beta-Caryophyllene 0.3161%; Guaiol 0.0364%; Alpha-Humulene 0.1160%; Limonene 0.0343%; Linalool 0.0793%; Beta-Myrcene 0.1016% (ACT Labs)
In its intact state, this sample emitted a generic hash pungency with sweet notes. When I put flame to it, this sample proved its legitimacy because it exhibited ‘full melt’, which means it bubbled and turned liquid-like. Those are the true signs of a high quality bubble hash. When smoked on its own, the taste was clean and subtle with sweet hints.
TIPS: To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library. I find that making a salad – sprinkling some on top of a bowl of bud – is my preferred way to use this hash. And if you really want some serious medication, dab it. I have dabbed this bubble hash and it's awesome. Just make sure the nail has cooled down significantly, much less heat than you'd apply to any other extract. After heating the nail, I wait at least 50-60 seconds before taking the hit.
Effects: Sometimes a Sativa-dominant flower can exhibit some Indica-like effects, as was the case for this Painkiller #2. For me, it started with a moderate dose of energy, followed soon after by lid-droop. As the energy creeps in, so does an equally intense body relaxation. It can get a little heady at its peak. To me, the set of effects felt almost like an even split. As the high winds down, the body goes into full relaxation.
Duration of Effects: 2 hours
May Help With: Helped with mood and G.I. discomfort. May also help with various forms of body and muscle pain, nerve pain, depression, anxiety, PTSD, appetite, nausea (and more).
It is a wonderful thing that an Illinois cultivator is willing to take on the labor-intensive task of making a genuine, highly refined bubble hash. This sample had all the qualities that make it top notch in every way.
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Have a safe and fun New Year's Eve!
And remember, the next time you turn around, turn around again...’cause I’ll be there.
-Officer Dick Downey, Badge #710