As more and more novice users begin to experiment with legal marijuana, it’s very important to make sure they don’t overindulge and are equipped with the proper consumption information. Specifically with infused edibles, it can be very easy to go too far, too fast.
Colorado’s most popular edibles manufacturer, Dixie Elixirs and Edibles, has released a line of low-dosage, infused products branded ‘Dixie One’ which cater to rookie cannabis users.
The first product to be released from the One line is a 5mg (THC) infused Watermelon Cream elixir. At half the recommended dosage for first timers, this drink is great for a quick pick me up with little risk of going too far.
If you’re a fan of well-done packaging, observe before guzzling. The drink comes in the signature aluminum Dixie bottle with clear labeling and prominent display of the One product line name and single dose serving.
My favorite thing about the watermelon cream drink was it’s use of all natural agave syrup versus artificial sweeteners. After a light shaking, the drink is great poured into a glass over ice or straight out of the bottle. For purposes of this review, I drank it both ways and actually preferred it with ice. Another above-and-beyond quality of this Dixie product is that it is triple lab tested for potency and consistency.
After consuming the entire drink in approximately 15 minutes, I flipped on Pandora and went to cleaning. Although not labeled as a sativa type drink, I started to feel a nice rush of energy after about 20 minutes, but it took about 45 minutes to feel the full effect.
The effects were smooth and sustained, subsiding about ninety minutes after full consumption. Compared to the 40mg and 75mg option, the Dixie One Watermelon Cream offered a more subtle and expeditious experience.
Toning down my intake from my last experience, I picked up a pack of Incredibles (get it?) Gum-Es 100mg in mango flavor. My beau’s Nintendo Wii just arrived in the mail, and with Christmas coming up, I decided to be generous and splurge on edibles, in hopes to make endless hours of Mario Cart racing more interesting.
Again, the foil packaging is clever because it alludes to the fact that it’s an “incredible edible.” There’s a huge green “e” logo on the right side to emphasize that it is a GUM-e, not Gum, like the top of the pouch may lead you to believe at first. If I had to compare the package size to a store bought candy, it resembles Big League Chew. Luckily for consumers, the pouch is re-sealable. For those of you who are health conscious, the label does indicate that it is a gluten free food and surprise bonus, has added vitamin C.
Although he declined the offer, claiming it would impair his Wii driving skills, it did not dissuade me from breaking off a 10mg piece. Upon opening up the seal, a light, sweet scent greeted me as I pulled out two, mango-colored, gummy candies that are approximately the width of a small clementine and about half-an-inch thick.
Now this next part is important: There are no pre-cut lines on the candy. This means that if you are not planning on eating one entire gummy (the equivalent of 50mg of THC, which is a hefty amount), then the sections you cut have to be as accurate as possible. I used an extremely sharp steak knife and made indents with a tape measurer to know exactly where to slice it. You don’t have to go to those extremes, but do attempt to make the slices even.
The Gum-E tastes exactly the same as it smells. It has a nice, soft gooey texture akin to that of Sunkist Fruit Gems candy. The flavor is a perfect blend of mango goodness and a hint of Mary Jane. If you’re a lover of gummies in general, then I definitely recommend this product based on taste alone.
As for the user-experience, I’m a fan of the effects as much as the flavor. It leaves you with the kind of high that people typically aim for: happy, mellow, and still able to socialize. While I did only consume a slice worth around 10mg, for me it was more than enough. The company does stress on their website, in terms of dosage, how accurate their batches are since they originally were intended for medical patients.
It may have been because of the smaller dose I took, but I did not experience any couch lock as I typically do with other edibles. I started feeling the effects about an hour later and only noticed because I was suddenly full of euphoria and was smiling about circulating thoughts I had while navigating the Mushroom Gorge level with Toad. Sidenote: That level is hard regardless of supplemental impairment. Additionally the edibles proved to be effective in treating a mild back ache that had been plaguing my day.
All-in-all, Incrediebles Gum-Es provided a very pleasurable experience. As a last reminder before consuming, these gummies may taste amazing, but don’t gobble one all up at once because it is a highly concentrated product. Start small and wait about three hours before ingesting any more. If you truly do not feel anything three hours later, then only one small extra piece should do the trick to bring you to that happy place.
Lastly, unless you get the sweats from racing your friends in Mario Kart Wii, save a sliver for a more fun activity like a social gathering.
When it comes to weed, I’ve always considered myself more of a traditional user sticking to bowls, bongs, and blunts. Items such as edibles were more of a luxury or entertainment method of consuming cannabinoids mainly because it meant we had to wait until someone’s parents went on a weekend trip and we had full use of a kitchen at our disposal. Edibles also meant that depending on which batch of the brownie you ate, one person was going to get super high and the other wasn’t going to feel any effects. The butter was never distributed evenly.
Since moving to Colorado, however, I’ve been exposed to all sorts of crazy concoctions within the edibles category. From cookies to cakes to candies, I could not ignore the lure. Some of the coolest products I’ve found here are candy based. It’s a sweet alternative to pop something sugary to get a nice buzz going as opposed to wheezing and having to worry about the neighbors. There are particular caveats that consumers should be aware of before purchasing and consuming.
For this particular review, I chose a popular product that has received several cannabis-cup accolades. They’re called, Cheeba Chews. Cheeba Chews are available in several different strains and flavors. I picked up one of their stronger offerings, a caramel sativa chew with 100mg of THC.
The caramel sativa Cheeba Chew came in a package approximately the size of a Milk Dud box, which is perfect for slipping into a pants’ pocket or storing it somewhere discreet. Most likely to match with the flavor, the box is a light, caramel color as well that opens to reveal one, large foiled nugget of a candy that resembles a soft, caramel chew.
I would not recommend eating the entire chew in one sitting. There are five, 20mg measurements on the side of the packaging that will help guide the consumer into divvying up the candy. I used a small, sharp paring knife for accuracy. I sliced off two, 20mg pieces from the chew and then rewrapped the rest of it with the foil it came with, stuck it back in it’s box, and put the entire thing into a Ziploc baggy. For later use, store it in a cool, dry place because it truly is the consistency of taffy and will probably melt.
Another tip to know before consuming any edible is that every person reacts differently to it. Other factors to take into consideration are: your height and weight, if you ate a regular meal beforehand, and if you had any other THC product prior to enjoying your edible.
I happen to be on the smaller side, but ate a full meal prior to consuming the edible to be safe. After digesting dinner, I knew a few friends were coming over to watch Dumb & Dumber Too, so I figured it would be an ideal opportunity to test what type of high I would get. I’d be watching a comedy in a feel-good environment without the thought of having to drive anywhere afterwards hanging over my head. Thus, any anxious thoughts were diminished at this point.
Ten minutes into the film, I popped the first 20mg cut and waited. The taste is much more pungent than it smells. Upon first chomp, a strong flavor, equal-parts caramel and weed, was released along with a waxy-film. Imagine you are eating a caramel-flavored tootsie roll with a tinge of weed. While enjoyable to eat, the flavor alone could tell the user it was potent.
Forty-minutes later, I was finally feeling the effects. This particular Cheeba Chew gave me a very strong body high. If you think you can party on it, trust me and save it for a movie night like I did. You are definitely couch-locked, but your mind is alert. For as lethargic as I was feeling, my thoughts were still sharp. It left me feeling subdued, but not in the happy sense, more of a state of calmness. It might be good for activities like writing a paper because not only will you be glued to your chair, but your mind will also be clear.
Cheeba Chews can take up to an hour and a half to kick-in and normally peak your high at around hour three. I did end up taking the second cut near the hour and fifteen mark. If you are a new user or on the smaller side like me, I highly suggest you refrain from doing this and let the chew play out on its own by taking only one, 20mg cut.
The second cut tasted more like caramel with a hint of mocha flavoring. The weed taste was less apparent in the second dose. My mind remained active and despite my body wanting to do nothing more than burrow into my couch, the munchies were calling and I found myself in the kitchen making a full-sized pizza for everyone. So, not all muscle movements are impaired. They will just feel like they might be. I was able to cook the pizza correctly and serve it.
I also should note that they completely dull pain. I have a really bad back from running and usually toss and turn all night. My back did not hurt at all and I got a great night’s sleep.
Around the two-hour mark, I was uncomfortably high. They might suppress pain, but they do not quell anxiety. The double dose was a bit much for my size. My thoughts were still clear, but they began to race a bit more than with the first dose. As for body effects, I felt as heavy as lead combined with the classic, “droopy-eye,” syndrome. It lasted for the full six hours.
In short, Cheeba Chews are a delicious, pain-relieving treat and great in small doses. My advice: Buy a pack, take a cut, and save the rest for a rainy day. You won’t be going anywhere for a while…Except for maybe the library.
Make the perfect massage, even better. Great for self application or with your significant other. Gently apply and wait for the overwhelming sense of relaxation and calmness to sweep over you.
Dixie Massage Oil Details:
- For topical application only
- Apply to effected area and rub into skin for maximum benefit
- Non-psychoactive and effective on localized area only, as this is absorbed through the skin
- Triple lab tested for quality and consistency
Who doesn’t love a relaxing bath? Treat yourself with this deeply calming cannabis infused bath soak formulated with pure CO2 extracted THC, rosemary, lavender and cedar wood. Dixie’s mineral-rich soak reduces stress and provides ultimate relaxation.
Dixie Muscle Relief Lotion Details:
- Pour 2-5 ounces into your bath and enjoy the whole body relaxation of a THC soak.
- For topical application only
- Incorporate into hot water and soak for at least 15 minutes for maximum benefit
- Triple lab tested for quality and consistency