Officer Dick Downey's Pot Report
Your Illinois Medical Cannabis Authority
Strawberry Banana: MLK
Case: Strawberry Banana (flower)
File Date: 01/14/2018
Case No: 0168
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Type: Indica-Dominant Hybrid (70% / 30%)
Genotype: Strawberry Banana = Bubblegum X Banana Kush
The lineage listed here for the cut bred by partnership Reserva Privada & Serious Seeds. I do not know if this is the cut Ataraxia is growing for their version. The Bubblegum bred by Serious Seeds is the strawberry phenotype.
Purchased On: 01/05/2017
Harvested On: 11/30/2017
Packaged On: 01/03/2017
Weight: 1 g
Purchase Price: $20, + tax
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Delivery Method(s) Used: clean, glass pipe
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 28.15%; THC .49%; CBDa 1.95%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
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Phenotype Profile: I took a step back when I first saw this sample. Even for a 1-gram sample, the bud size was underwhelming, which was surprising since Ataraxia never skimps on bud selection. But I didn’t freak out because Officer Downey’s years of experience on the street told him that this might be one of those Indicas which produces dense, popcorn-sized buds, like the sticky Reserva Privada. I’ve never had this strain before, so I did some research and it seems Strawberry Banana does produce long thinner colas consisting of a small bud structure. Since I’ve never seen this strain’s plants, I’m making a guess based on my research that this plant probably yields a smaller, popcorn-like bud.
When I took a closer look at these little nugs, they bud structure was dense and tight. They exhibited light, neon greens with hints of purple and a few random orange hairs all wrapped in a generous coat of trichomes. This sample was on the dry side, so I put a 58% Boveda humidity pack in with the bud for 24 hours to wake it up.
Bud Density: 4.5 [1 -5]
Terpene Profile: I did not request the lab report for this sample, so I will not be providing the specific terpene levels for this product.
In their intact state, these little buds emitted a banana-forward aroma with hints of berry. Once ground, the actual aroma of strawberry coame through and mingled with banana and a light hash. When smoked, I tasted banana on the inhale and banana and sweet berry on an earthy backdrop on the exhale. And for me, the mild taste of Bubblegum coated my palate. A tasty smoke.
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Effects: Comes on deceptively slow. At first, I felt a cerebral happiness at work and a little boost of energy. After about 15-20 minutes, the delayed Indica effects kick in and you’re soon experiencing a potent but functional body melt that does not take over the cerebral but instead compliments it.
Duration of Effects: 2 hours
May Help With: Helped with mood and mild cervical arthritis. May also help with PTSD, body and muscle pain, nerve pain, anxiety, stress, depression, nausea, appetite (and more)
A deceptively diminutive Indica-leaning bud that’s tasty and offers a unique set of effects.
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