This last weekend I was lucky enough to get my hands on some Liquid Amber vape pen oil. The strain used for the vape pen oil was 8 Ball Diesel, and it came from the Shango dispensary in Portland, Oregon. Whenever I say vape pen oil, people almost always assume I'm talking about wax or shatter. But what I'm actually referring to is liquid butane hash oil, the kind that comes in cartridges as shown in the picture in the upper right hand corner of this article. It's my favorite form of consumption, more so than shatter or wax or flower.
The bud that went into making this particular oil was Primo Diesel and 8 Ball Kush. Primo Diesel is a 90% sativa/10% indica strain and has an 18% THC level when tested. 8 Ball Kush is an indica-dominant strain and has a 24.25% THC level when tested. I have seen the nugs that went into the run for this pen oil, and I have to say, they are outstanding. It is almost a shame that they were used to make liquid butane hash oil. Notice I said almost. The bud was processed into oil by Udoxi Scientific, which makes the best concentrates I've ever seen. Liquid Amber is their line of liquid BHO.
The end product of blending these two strains is a pen oil that hits extra smooth, and is very flavorful. It's not too often that the taste from the bud comes through on the pen side of things. I saw the lab results for the 8 Ball Diesel oil, which tested at 51.5% THC and .29% CBD. The combo of indica and sativa provides a very thorough, yet mellow high. I was able to get quite a bit of housework done this weekend, with a smile on my face the entire time. It seemed like with every puff I felt more creative too.
I shared some puffs with some of my family members, many of which are skeptical about vape pen oils. Every single one of them without exception gave the thumbs up and asked where they could get their hands on some. If you would like to get your hands on some, make sure to visit Shango in Portland. They have two locations, both of which carry this kind of oil along with others. One is at 8056 SE Harold St. Portland OR 97206, located near 82nd and Foster. The other is at 6033 NE Win Sivers Dr. Portland OR 97220 by the airport. They also have a selection of other concentrates and flowers that will knock your socks off. You can find out more about Shango at the Shango website. You can also follow Shango on Twitter to stay in the loop on deals they are offering (@ShangoCannabis).