Product: Green Dot Live Resin Strain: Purple Platinum Bubba Author: Ryan
Product Review and Differential
What differentiates live resin from other extracted concentrates? Most agree that live concentrates are higher quality; but what gives them the hype that keeps people coming back? When it comes to live resin it's all about the taste and smell for me, the terpenes. Due to the extraction process, live resin holds all of the tasty aromas captured in a growing cannabis plant straight through to exhaling the concentrate. With the Purple Platinum Bubba, it was no exception to the great flavor and smell you would expect from a quality live resin.
Differential between Live Concentrates & Cured Concentrates
Live Resin is high on my list of concentrates I enjoy. Don’t get me wrong, wax and shatter get the job done, but often times lose all of the tastiness the terpenes provide. In a regular wax or shatter extraction cured plant material is used. During the curing process the cannabis undergoes conditions that degrade the terpene and trichrome profiles; such as heat, light, and physical agitation. After the degradation and heat used before and during the extraction process the expected flavor is all but lost. The biggest difference in live resin is “the plant is flash frozen immediately following harvest and kept at freezing temperatures throughout the extraction process.” (Bennett) By using this method the plants flavor and fragrance is carried over to the final product.
Review of Purple Platinum Bubba
The package is nice and professional looking. It meets all compliance needs and is child proofed. Inside the package was a child safe glass container. Side note: I prefer glass containers over the plastic ones, easier to dab directly from the container and you waste/loose less product. This stuff is terp jelly! As you now know, one of the characteristics that stand out with live resin is the smell. The smell of this product definitely met the standard for live concentrates! It was through the roof! The gram had a sweet and pungent smell with light hints of floral and citrus. The taste held true to the smell, those terps made my mouth water. It was a nice hybrid indica leaning strain. Heavy body high had me couch locked but the euphoric head high had me in the clouds. I tried it a few different ways: In my e-nail at a lower temperature gave me the best flavor with the least chest/cough affect and largest smoke clouds. I also tried it in my vape pen, this really brought out the floral and citrus flavors, it did hit the back of my throat fairly harsh though. Overall, this is one of the finest live resins I've ever had the opportunity to try! Be sure to check out this amazing dab the next time you come by the shop.
If you have never cracked a Wonderleaf CO2 Oil Syringe, then you probably wouldn’t know why this product is unique. The syringe, or “C-Ringe,” as it is presented, looks NOTHING like a traditional syringe. The way this product is set up, one would have no idea it was even a cannabis product if they saw it in your room or backpack. Unscrew the child safe lid, and you’ll find the removable stainless steel tip in a small storage area. Screw this on, and you’re ready to go! To dispense the oil, gently press inside of the bottom of the “C-Ringe.” Be warned though, it doesn’t take much to get that golden goodness flowing!
The top contains a holster for the removable steel tip, which is good for both dabs and refilling your favorite oil cart!
I just LOVE how discreet this thing is. I have tried it two different ways: as a refill and as a dab on the nail of my rig. This syringe is incredibly easy to use for refilling your cartridge. I have a generic glass and steel 250mg cartridge that I use for the majority of my oils. This is by far one of the easiest CO2 refills I have used. The cart I have has two small notches on the inside which fit the stainless tip of the syringe PERFECTLY! All I did was gently put the syringe into the cart, and gave it a couple pumps, and there I was!
Pro Tip: use your battery’s preheat function (if applicable) after a refill to loosen up the oil and get things going!
As far as the Wonderleaf Syringe’s application for dabs, I had little issue there as well. After letting my red hot nail cool down for about 30 seconds (#WASTEITTOTASTEIT), I put the tip to nail and hit the depressor. After 3-4 hits, I was able to really dial in the size of dab that I wanted. I will say that I have gotten feedback from coworkers who say that they had issue with the oil continuously running through the dram, even after removing from their rig, but I did not have this issue. I would say that a way around this is just to be sure you aren’t getting the tip too hot. My only real issue with the syringe is the inability to pull the plunger back. This leaves a small amount of oil inside of the syringe at the end of your session/refill, but the small amount left over can be harvested by removing the tip and placing it directly on your nail. If you were able to retract the oil back inside of the dram, I think it might work a little better. It is worth noting though, that Wonderleaf sells a premium syringe that comes in all glass, and it is TO DIE FOR!
Well, I’ve talked almost as much as I can about the form factor of the “C-Ringe,” so you’re probably wondering about the oil inside. Wow. The strain is Girl Scout Cookies, and it is very obvious from the first hit. This oil is very much true to the plant in its taste and high GSC is a favorite strain of mine, and the deep euphoria and relaxation is present within the first 15 minutes. Currently, I am writing this, sitting in an airport waiting for my wife to arrive. I've taken probably six rips off of this pen, and I am so happy my wife is driving us home (Safety first!). Some people may be turned off by the 67% on the side of the dram, especially in comparison to some of the 80%+ oils that we carry, but make no mistake: this is a heavy hitter. The body high alone feels like the most comfortable blanket you've ever had around you, and the euphoria sends you straight to cloud nine. Listening to music through headphones provides an almost psychedelic experience with the music waving in and out, and a strong feeling of serenity. Even twenty or thirty minutes later, the high is still coming on strong and feelings of paranoia are nowhere to be found. The taste is one of the sweetest I have ever had from a vapor pen. The vapor is smooth and feels good on the lungs. Cottonmouth is definitely going to happen, so be sure you keep your water handy. Foolishly, I've left mine in the car. My suggested musical pairing would have to be Willie The Pimp by Frank Zappa.
I like to hold my purchases to a standard, and so I rate them 1 - 5, with five being a top score. The categories change from time to time, depending on the product at hand, but in this case 20/20 is a perfect score. With all of that said, let’s rate this mother:
Stealth +5: All you have to do for this thing to become just another object in your bag of toiletries is pull off a sticker. Great Job
Form Factor: +4: I would have given this a top score if it wasn’t for the feedback I have gotten about the oil continually dripping when used as a dabber. Again, this probably isn’t the intended use of the “C-Ringe” but since it is an option I have to rate it.
Quality of Oil: +5 - See the paragraph I wrote above! Between semi-psychedelia and a strong calm feeling, this oil is TOP TIER. The price point of $39.99 makes it an EVEN MORE competitive product.
Ease Of Use: +4 - This ties in with the issue under Form Factor. The bit of oil that gets stuck in the tip, while not a lot, is still wasted terp sauce. I was raised to not let terp sauce go to waste EVER, so I do have to deduct points for this.
ENDING JUDGEMENT: 18/20
Wonderleaf is easily my favorite cartridge company on the market today. Their oils are consistently good, and they always seem to taste true to the plant. They also have a line of terpenes that will knock your socks off. I could talk all day long about this amazing product and the incredibly kind people behind the brand, but their CO2 oils can do it much better.. You can pick up a gram of this small batch, handcrafted oil for $39.99 at either of our stores.
I don’t know about you, but for me hash was the next level stuff when I was first experimenting with cannabis. I remember doing knife hits of hash with my friends and smashing pucks to drop on my bowl. A bit of hash on a bowl always gives you an extra punch while extending the burn of the bowl. It doesn’t hurt that it makes for a full bodied hash heavy smoke that satisfies even the heaviest of tokers.
This SilverPeak Full-Melt Solventless Hash has a few amazing things that make it one of the best full-melt options in Colorado. *This grow is pesticide free *This full-melt actually melts *Strain specific *Versatile solventless product: Dab or Flower Launch this: Session Review: How was it you ask? Well…. I first tried it in a dab rig just as an experiment, as I have never been able to successfully dab bubble hash. I have always used this type of concentrate as more of a bowl topper or add in on for joints or blunts. Upon dropping my full-melt into my domeless nail I got a heavy but super smooth hit. On the exhale, it was pure hashy bio-chem flavor. I have tried SilverPeak’s Bio-Chem bud and this was A+ for sure. This was true to the strain profile as far as high and flavor.
Next I tried this out as a sprinkled bowl topper. It was a bit difficult to manage as I used my same dab tool to pick up the very granular texture of this full-melt, I attempted dropping the hash all over the top of my bowl. I ended up getting a decent amount sprinkled on top and sparked it up. This definitely gave be a bit heavier choke to my bowl, my lungs could feel the extra *POW* to the flower that was already a great smoke.
The Greener High: This gave me a very similar high compared to many other concentrates that are made with solvents like Butane, and Propane. I personally, prefer to enjoy solventless products that still give me this extra heavy high. I feel much better about enjoying a water extracted concentrate than one extracted using gases like Propane or Butane. I also enjoy my wax, shatter, and live resin though but always pick solventless when I find a good product that fits my budget.
My high feels very floaty and relaxed, I had mixed this with a bowl of Durban Poison bud to try to stay awake long enough to share my thoughts here. I also feel very creative. This product is certainly par with the high I feel with many other concentrates. I give this product a 10/10 as far as quality, flavor, high, price, and versatility.
Have you tried Concentrated Love from Love's Oven? Don't be mistaken - these guys may make fantastic edibles, but their concentrates are CHOICE! Concentrated Love has been producing top quality, BEAUTIFUL concentrates for a minute now, and if you haven't tried it out, then you have made a grave mistake.
Tres Star Wax from Concentrated Love is a must try! The wax has a solid brown-yellow coloring and appears smooth with a creamy dark butter look. Tres Star’s texture is perfect right out of the freezer or sitting at room temperature and has a very sticky viscosity making it easy to dab. This product puts off a smell of sweet and sour lemons with earthy tones of lavender and sage that bite the nose with its pungent aroma. Concentrate harshness and smokabilty seems to vary depending on the way you consume the product, however from a basic dab rig this product was very smooth on the throat. It tastes just like it smells with its "in your face" sweet and earthy tones that leave a fruity hint in your pallet.
Tres Star is a cross between StarDawg and Tres Daughter for that perfect balance of the two genetics. This strain leans toward being an Indica dominant hybrid that is a really easy daytime smoke with effects that will not push you over the edge. The indica effects will calm and relax your body's aches and pains while the sativa effects put you in a state of a clear headed euphoria. This product is a diamond in the rough and can easily be a top shelf item, Concentrated Love has really raised the bar for quality and affordable concentrates. Snag some of this wax for $34.99, while in stock! Stay tuned for more product reviews on the horizon!