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Case: Thai Lights (flower)
File Date: 04/21/2018
Case No: 0191
2014 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
Type: Sativa-Dominant Hybrid (breakdown unknown)
Genotype: Thai Lights = Thai Haze Landrace X Atomic Northern Lights
This is Ataraxia’s first crop of this flower.
The original breeder is Dr. Atomic Seeds. The lineage shown above is the original genetics. The Thai landrace used for this strain comes from the northeast province of Nakhon Phanom. This landrace is sometimes referred to as ‘Thai Stick’ or ‘Buddha Grass’. Dr. Atomic hybridized this strain with their cut of Northern Lights #5, which they call Atomic NL.
Purchased On: 04/18/2018
Manufactured On: 03/01/2018
Packaged On: 04/10/2018
Weight: 3.54 g
Purchase Price: $60, + 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: clean, glass pipe
Cannabinoids Profile: THCa 29.39%; THC 0.39%; CBDa 1.64%; CBD 0% (ACT Labs)
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Phenotype Profile: Long, very airy, sticky, mid-green buds crawling with ivy-like orange pistils. The bud structure was typical for a Thai landrace dominant strain. However, it seemed to me that the density of this bud was too airy even for this strain. Now I want to be careful here and clarify what I'm saying. This strain does indeed produce long, narrow fairly light, fluffy buds, and this plant is not a big producer. However, I believe that this strain’s proper bud density was not quite fully achieved with this batch, though I also think the density was not too far off either. And, this observation doesn’t necessarily mean these buds won’t be a high quality smoke. I write these reviews in real time as I'm trying the product and I haven’t smoked any yet. So I’m going to do that now and we’ll see what the deal is (yeah, I ended a sentence with a verb because that's just how goddamn crazy I am).
Bud Density: 2.75 [1 -5]
SIDEBAR: Thai strains hold a special nostalgic place in my heart. I had access to lots of different high quality Thai landraces in the late 70s and early 80s. I was getting chocolate thai sticks, I think 1/4 oz sticks. Good ol’ daze.
Terpene Profile: The three terpenes with the highest levels are highlighted in red text.
Delta 3 Carene 0.0539%; Beta-Caryophyllene 0.0497%; p-Cymene 0.0952%; Limonene 0.0595%; Linalool 0.0410%; Myrcene 0.1697%; Alpha-Pinene 0.0802%; Beta-Pinene 0.1185%; Terpinolene 0.2961% (ACT Labs)
In their intact state, these buds emitted dank Hazey citrus aromas. Once ground, an assertive, pungent, Hazey sweet citrus surfaced. When smoked, my palate was met with mild citrus and pungent earth on the inhale and a lightly sweet and tart Haziness on the exhale. The flavors coated the mouth and lingered for a while. The stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth earthiness expressed the NL side of the family. The bud burned slower than its airiness suggested due to its high resin.
TIP: To learn how you can use this terpenes data to better your health, see the Terpenes Library.
Effects: Breeding a Northern Lights cut to this Thai landrace offers effects with a unique set of characteristics. The high starts out as an intense cerebral experience. The strong psychedelic headiness that Thais are known for is present, intense at times and competes with a clearer more energetic head high. After about 30 minutes, you’ll start to feel a body component creep in while the headiness takes a half-step back but still sustains itself for most of the ride. For me, there was a noticeable Indica influence trying to fight its way out that broke through towards the end with the urge to sleep, though that might not be your experience. Take it low and slow. This is a powerful, surprisingly sustained, intense high.
Duration of Effects: 2+ hours, depending on dosage
May Help With: Helped with mood and energy. May also help with mild to moderate pain, depression, appetite, creativity booster, appetite (and more)
This bud would be an easy 5 rating if the density had been fully developed, though I'm also mindful that this was a first run. A successful, interesting marriage between a potent, Hazey Thai landrace and a Northern Lights cut that results in unique terps and potent, medicinal-grade effects. A worthy addition to Ataraxia's line up.
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