On my quest to bask in terpene glory, I was able to drop by Bask Inc. and sample some of their in-house, sungrown, Las Vegas Bubba Kush (or LVBK) rosin. Or as they call it, LN2 – aka liquid nitrogen hash extraction. As explained to me, the theory behind LN2 is that more volatile terpenes are retained due to the extremely low temperature of the liquid nitrogen and lack of H2O being introduced in the process.
Bask’s packaging is very clean and simple. Sporting eco-friendly, biodegradable, plant-based material, they’re doing what they can to diminish their impact while maintaining durability. This gram of rosin came sealed in one of their childproof zip bags. You can’t see through the package from any angle, and there’s a detailed sticker warning label and list of analytical tests on the back.
Having encountered LVBK many times over the years, I figured I should go with my instincts and past experiences – and I am certainly glad that I did. LVBK is an old school strain, with a knockout reputation and dominant Bubba Kush look, scent and taste. Cracking open the jar, you can smell a sweet and distinctive aroma of earthy gas and candy-like notes, indicative of the Las Vegas Bubba. As for coloration, it was evident that the starting material was more of a sift or kief variety than an ice water hash, with a little bit darker and yellowish-brown pigment.
Overpowering with flavor, you’re punched in the face with a pungent and sweet kushy-ness. I’d also add there is a hint of coffee beans on the exhale. This rosin tastes like it smells, which is what you want as a consumer. Bask is keeping this mother plant around, so the LVBK is in their constant rotation.
If you’re in search of a strain to get you stoney baloney, then I’d absolutely suggest this LVBK rosin to you. Its sedative effect was enjoyable during the evening hours to unwind and relax, complete with heavy eyes and a creeper body high. Everything felt like it was in slow motion, leaving me undoubtedly couch-locked. As someone who suffers through a lot of chronic pain, this rosin was perfect for me.
BASK Inc.: 2 Pequod Rd, Fairhaven, MA 02719
This article was originally published in the October 2020 issue of Northeast Leaf.
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