Dog Pound Concentrates - Northern Lights Shatter
Dog Pound Concentrates is a Toronto craft-cannabis extraction company specializing in several strains of high quality shatter. They officially launched in 2017 but have several years of cannabis extraction experience, even working with Marc Emery and companies such as Cannabis Culture.
Dog Pound Concentrates offer shatter, budder, THC distillate and CBD isolate in their product line, and with a recent brand redesign by the infamous cannabis character illustrator, Beck, they've come out in 2018 stronger than ever.
Unique to Dog Pound Concentrates
Being a craft-cannabis extraction company, Dog Pound Concentrates is able to focus highly on the quality of the end-product before reaching shelves, producing highly potent, clean concentrates for cannabis users. Given their craft production, strain selections are always fresh and new making every customer purchase feel somewhat rare and special.
What I also like are their package labels, showing a summarized profile of the strain and its effects, similar to that of Leafly.
Being a smaller company, Dog Pound Concentrates is also able to personally assist and tend to vendors and even customers, ensuring quality control and customer satisfaction from production all the way through to the end-sale.
Smell, Appearance, Texture and Taste
Upon opening the package, my nose was hit with light floral terpenes wafting from the parchment paper that encased big chunks of gold goodness. No detection of any solvent smell.
The shatter I am used to is often a very thin piece on parchment paper, but these pieces of shatter were thick and chunky. Golden and yellow, completely translucent, and super-solid this shatter was stable to say the least.
I took a small chunk on my dab tool and dropped it on my titanium nail set at 675 degrees Fahrenheit. I notice no sizzle, and inhaling is smooth, while the exhale was filled with intense floral flavour. Beautiful.
Listed appropriately as an indica, effects did not take long to take hold. Upon the exhale, my body was instantly met with a wave of relaxation that poured over my muscles and joints. Instantly calming, this strain was great for my anxiety and allowed me to rest my body as well as my thoughts.
Although only a small company, I continuously hear good things about Dog Pound Concentrates, and after trying this Northern Lights, I can see why! Quality shatter and locally made, with a constantly changing menu of strains, Dog Pound Concentrates is fast becoming the next big extract brand on Toronto's cannabis scene.
Final Score - 8/10