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This week, Tyler Baker reviewed Ice Cream Cake, a live resin concentrate product by CannAscend Ohio Processing, LLC in Wilmington, Ohio. Here’s what he thought:

About CannAscend

CannAscend received a license in 2019 after being scored in the top 25 of the applicants that wanted to process cannabis in Ohio. They do not grow the cannabis themselves but, rather purchase from licensed cultivators throughout the state. They have a combination of products ranging from concentrates to vapes and edibles. The following is part of their H.A.S.H Brand, which stands for Holistic and Spiritual Health.

About Ice Cream Cake

This award-winning strain is very well known throughout the cannabis industry. Ice Cream Cake, bred by Seed Junky Genetics in California has won multiple awards in various cannabis cups. I wouldn’t be wrong in saying that this strain has become a staple for many cannabis users because of its ability to give heavy pain relief as well as helping with insomnia. The parents of this strain are Wedding Cake and Gelato #33. Both very popular strains throughout the cannabis industry.

Coming as a live resin badder, this is a specific form of concentrate in which the extracted material has not been dried or cured prior to processing, but instead, kept in a frozen state. This is referred to as “fresh frozen”. The aromas are enhanced with this type of concentrate compared to a cured one.

Indica/Sativa Ratio: 75/25 Indica Dominant

Terpene Profile: Limonene, Myrcene, Caryophyllene, Linalool, Ocimene

Dispensary: Strawberry Fields Columbus

Price: $45 plus tax (one-time promotional pricing in April) I used my 25 dollars in Spendr credit during this purchase!

First Impressions

There are different consistencies when talking about extracts—shatter, sugar, budder/badder and sauce, as well as lots of other forms. Badder is probably my favorite consistency for live resin because of how easy it is to work with. Some concentrates like sauce can be difficult depending on the tools you have access to.

The tools that are used to vaporize this product are called “dabbers”, typically metal which did come in this container. I have a Puffco Hot Knife that allows the concentrate to slowly melt off the tool to make loading easy. This product is labeled as badder, but the consistency is in between that and sauce depending on the temperature it is stored in. Initially the product looks very clear but once I put the tool to it, the color gave off a bright gold tint that was very satisfying to look at!

Packaging

This product came in a small black childproof bag with a black glass jar inside. The outside packaging had all information about the strain including cannabinoid and terpene content. The jar came as a .85 gram amount and has a black plastic childproof lid with the word “HASH” stickered on top. On the bottom of the jar, it talks about the concentrate as well as the amount of THC which is 590mg. This translates to just under 70% THC. The jar itself is black glass with ridges on the side for the lid to lock into place. To open you must press the sides together and lift.

Using a “Mininail” with My Ice Cream Cake

I consumed this on what is called a Mininail. It is a water piece with an inserted quartz nail, that is commonly called a “banger”. The banger is attached to a metal contraption that it sits inside of, which is connected to a small green box that plugs into a 3-prong outlet. This Mininail was recently added to the Compliant Devices List for the state of Ohio. It gives the patient the ability to set an exact temperature to consume the extract. This is important because when consuming concentrates you want to preserve the terpenes to get the full effects. A good temperature for live extracts is between 500° and 575°. (This is completely personal preference. Lots of people consume at much lower or higher temperatures, but I typically stay between those numbers.)

Ice Cream Cake Effects

Ice Cream Cake is known for its pain relieving and sleeping inducing effects. This strain gave me that full body tingle in which the effects overtook any pain. From previous experience, I knew to consume this late in the day. There were multiple times during this jar in which I was having serious body pains, (side effects of being a father of two boys) and this product put my body at ease, and I forgot that the pain was ever there.

I am extremely pleased with this strain and the effects it gave me! Cake strains are typically my favorite strains to consume because of the wonderful aromatics and flavors that come with it. A particular time I want to talk about… One night for some odd reason the cannabis flower wasn’t doing its job, I continued to consume and nothing! I tried multiple things including reading to try to get myself to fall asleep. I found myself up at 4 a.m. still wide awake, watching a movie and not sure what to do. I decided it was time to turn on the Mininail and turn the temperature up to get the effects going very fast. I went back over to the movie and within twenty minutes I was relaxed and sedated. This strain has been wonderful, and it’ll continue to be one of my favorites. 

More information about Ice Cream Cake: Ice Cream Cake COA

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Author

  • Tyler Baker is a medical cannabis patient in the state of Ohio and was the first to purchase in Lorain County. Tyler has been using cannabis since 2009 to treat epilepsy and has become an advocate for cannabis normalization since that time. He says: "My passion for cannabis is unshaken; I want everyone to look at this plant as a natural healer that can be beneficial for their well-being."