It may sound weird coming from a cannabis-lover, but sometimes I want an edible without the overpowering marijuana taste–I know, I know. Sue me. (If you’re new to the cannabis world you might want the opposite as that distinct flavor might initially be off-putting.) So I generally stick to jelly candies like Kushy Punch’s indica gummy, finding fruit better masks the tang than most infused chocolates.
Still, I haven’t given up on them. Bhang, the world’s most widely distributed edible company, produces a wide array of infused cocoa candies like this 100mg Ice Chocolate Bar. Their CEO, Scott Van Rixel, is a master chocolatier with more than 25 years of experience making artisan chocolates–an instrumental factor that’s made Bhang an eight-time Cannabis Cup “Best Edible” winner.
Does this peppermint milk chocolate bar have a heavy cannabis flavor, or will it restore my faith chocolate edibles? We’ll examine this taste along with other key product factors here in this in-depth review.
The packaging is fairly basic yet aesthetically pleasing. The stylistic, glossy cardboard box is thick enough to handle being thrown in my purse, backpack or cannabis drawer (we all have one, like the drawer with old soy sauce, sugar, and hot sauce packets). Inside, the Ice Chocolate bar enjoys an added layer of protection with a black, resealable, child-resistant bag similar to the one housing NUG’s milk chocolate bar.
The front’s inviting, bright pink accents help it stand out on dispensary shelves, but it doesn’t scream peppermint. There’s also a cocoa pod on one side and a cannabis leaf on the other, representing Bhang’s mix of both.
For all the steps the company takes to make their packaging appealing, Bhang could take a couple more to make it informative. While it meets the basic adult-use labeling requirements, it lacks any real details on the extraction process, strains used and cannabinoid content. The only labeled cannabinoids are on the back of the box: THC (100mg), CBD (<1mg) and CBN (<1mg).
Made with peppermint, South American milk chocolate and barely detectable CO2 cannabis oil derived from hybrid strains. This icy chocolate bar is creamy, dense (unlike describing a first date this way, dense is a good sign), and packed with the perfect amount of peppermint. Reminds of Andes Creme De Menthe Thins I enjoyed after meals as a kid.
It’s easily broken into 10 pieces with 10mg of THC each with clear demarcations so you always have a single dose. If you need less split it with a knife or hand, though you might get a less-than-exact dose. All pieces are engraved with the Bhang “B” logo along with a marijuana leaf, a helpful touch should you lose the box.
As mentioned, the lack of overt cannabis flavor makes this cooling cocoa bar accessible to everyone, even if you usually hate edibles’ taste (not that I know anyone who does; I don’t need that negativity in my life). When this flavor combo converges on my taste buds, my mouth does a happy little dance. It’s like eating a fancy, dense, melt-in-your-mouth chocolate left on a Parisian hotel pillow–only with an icy blast of peppermint and a smooth high.
Newbie or have low tolerance? Two pieces are enough to satisfy your state of mind and stomach (cut them into smaller doses if needed). If you’re an edibles veteran like me, prepare for a full stomach as you’ll probably eat the whole dang Bhang bar.
I decided to eat most of this bar (90mg) before walking into a movie. About 30 minutes in, I felt a subtle change that didn’t hit as heavy as expected. After about 90 minutes, the hybrid high gave me a boost and a smile. I was clear-headed, felt creative and fully functional for the rest of the afternoon. However, this wasn’t the best choice for a movie since it made me fidgety; I wanted to get up and become active. If you want body-melting couch-lock, you’re better off with KIVA’s 100mg Blackberry Dark Chocolate Bar.
Luckily, this cannabis milk chocolate bar is relatively affordable, around $15, especially considering the quality of the South American chocolate. A solid sell since most 100mg chocolate edibles retail for around $20.
Easy to Dose: 4.5/5
Price : 4.5/5
Bhang’s 100mg Ice Chocolate Milk Chocolate is made from sustainable, high-quality ingredients and, to my pleasant surprise, has no cannabis taste. It’s deliciously minty, affordable, and provides an active hybrid high that makes me want to get up and move. Considering it made me rethink chocolate edibles, I’d buy this infused peppermint candy bar again, especially for only about $15. You really do get some Bhang for your buck!
California’s recent cannabis explosion is expanding the array of edible options. Gone are the limited days of sugary cookies, krispies and brownies–not exactly great for everyday eating. While I still love these sweet dispensary confections, it’s nice to have a more nutritious snack option.
One of the more popular options on the market are these vegan, sugar-free cannabis-infused 100mg savory pretzels by the Venice Cookie Company (VCC), a California company that’s been creating an eclectic array of edibles since 2008. Each batch is lab tested, contains consistent cannabinoid content, made with “consciously curated” ingredients, bold flavor and attention to dietary needs.
Venice Cookie Company is one of the most trusted and known cannabis companies around. In this detailed review we’ll try their savory pretzels and determine if they live up to that sterling reputation.
Frankly, the packaging is a bit underwhelming, which is unfortunate because the unique concept of cannabis-infused pretzels could be marketed better. The only real design element is a large sticker with the light blue Venice Cookie Company logo and a photo of the pretzels. A picture of pretzels? For pretzels? Groundbreaking.
The plain, white, resealable bag has all the necessary compliance information like total potency (100mg THC), total pretzels (33) and dose per pretzel (3mg THC), ingredients, nutrition facts and government warnings.
At least a third of the back label explains the brand background and ethos rather than a detailed breakdown of cannabinoid content, strains used, extraction process used or other relevant info I’d like to know. Basically their labeling is like going on a date with anyone in Hollywood; you’ll get an earful about yoga, spin classes, their “acting career” and that’s about it.
But there is a COA (Certificate of Analysis) reference number to look up testing results from SC Labs. So I did. Turns out my bag of pretzels actually contains 104.09mg of activated THC along with CBD, CBN and CBG. It takes an extra couple of steps but if you’re interested in seeing exactly what you’re consuming, do it.
I love Chex Mix Bold Party Mix, so these pretzels are up my alley. They look and taste just like any other bite-sized, knotted snack you’d find in the grocery aisle: crunchy but dry. The flavor is everything I expected: salty, garlicky and savory.
And don’t be surprised to find some borken pieces at the bottom, making it tough to accurately dose if needed. Try pouring the entire bag into a bowl so you get all the bits, crumbs and seasoning trapped at the bottom (don’t be afraid to lightly mix with tongs so they’re evenly coated) and, like figuring out the meaning of “covfefe,” enjoy!
The biggest issue with these cannabis-infused pretzels? Three or four aren’t satisfying enough! I could see myself eating a half or even the whole bag since they’re so tasty. Plus it’s unclear exactly what’s infused: the pretzels themselves or their coated seasoning blend (there’s some left in the bag)? Looking at the ingredients, it appears the seasoning mix is infused.
An hour into eating nearly the whole bag, about 90mg, I felt a mild “edible high.” That seems like a lot, but I have strong tolerance and haven’t eaten lunch. Turns out these cannabis-infused savory pretzels produce a mellow high that made me sensitive to light, scarf down dinner, and feel a nice fuzzy hue.
Passing the two-hour mark I expected this experience to peak at any moment, but it never did as the mild effects maintained throughout the evening. I presume this is because much of that seasoning ended up at the bottom of the bag, not in my belly. Get in my belly!
Knowing the effects are minimal and manageable, these salty and somewhat spicy snack treats are a great if you’re looking for a familiar and tasty entry into edibles. The $22 price, however, is a bit steep considering you can get an infused artisanal chocolate bar for about the same cost.
Easy to Dose: 3.5/5
When I eat VCC’s 100g Savory Pretzels, I think about the boring snack mixes served at parties and how much better they’d be with this seasoning. They’re crunchy, salty, spicy and full of bold flavor that makes eating hard to stop and dosing easy to measure.
The high is mellow, possibly due to the less potent seasoning trapped inside the bag, and not overwhelming. It’d be nice to have additional information on cannabis sourcing, growing and extraction techniques, and a clear indication of which part of the food is cannabis-infused.
This is a great option if you like savory over sweet, microdosing, don’t mind a heftier price tag, like setting your taste buds mildy ablaze, and have enough self-control to refrain from crushing the entire bag. Still, I feel that VCC could’ve aimed higher. I’ll be here all week, folks!
Microdosing is the latest trend to hit cannabis consumption. You’ve probably heard friends or colleagues talk about taking low doses of cannabis extracts to reap the health benefits without the risky side effects that come with habitual smoking or vaping.
But what exactly is microdosing, and how do you take a microdose of cannabis? Read on, and watch the video later in this post, to learn why this trend is taking over the cannabis world and how you can try it yourself!
People who question the validity of using cannabis as medicine point to the inability to recommend a set dosage. Most over-the-counter medications like aspirin or laxatives produce a predictable range of results with a set dose: typically, one to two pills at predetermined intervals.
But marijuana is different. Instead of blocking pain receptors or directly impacting gut motility like those medications, cannabis targets the endocannabinoid receptors in our body – specifically our CB1 and CB2 receptors as well as our TRPV1 and GPR55 receptors. The endocannabinoid system, and thus the effects of cannabis use, can vary widely from per person.
Many people using cannabis for specific medical treatments may not know their right dose, resulting in overconsumption and negative psychological and/or emotional reactions. If you’re a novice who accidentally (or intentionally) takes too much, you’ll probably think and feel like the end is near. That’s why it’s important to establish a controlled dosage, or microdose, to ensure you get the most of our your medication.
Microdosing is the practice of consuming a very small quantity of a substance. The goal isn’t to feel intoxicated; it’s to induce medicinal benefits with minimal – if any – psychotropic effects. Some experts believe that microdosing cannabis may help manage pain, improve sleep, boost mood, and curb stress, depression and anxiety.
The practice of microdosing is thought to be more beneficial than smoking or vaping in excess, mainly because over intoxication can lead to anxious thoughts, emotional discomfort and paranoia. If you’re medicating to feel calmer or more relaxed, inhalation may do more harm than good. And if you’re new to cannabis, that single negative experience may turn you off from cannabis altogether.
Many people turn to microdosing to treat specific conditions. Some who are new to cannabis try it to ease into regular cannabis consumption. Others microdose cannabis to enjoy the beneficial effects, like relaxation and stress relief, without becoming incapacitated. This is growing increasingly common among parents who want to improve their health and well-being while still caring for their children.
The great thing about microdosing is that anyone can try it! Whether you’re treating a debilitating condition or simply interested in enjoying cannabis without excessive use, microdosing marijuana is an ideal option for everyone.
Microdosing THC is a great way to dip your toes into the legal cannabis waters without going overboard. But THC is just one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis, and it’s hardly the most important when treating medical ailments.
One of the cannabinoids gaining popularity over the last few years has been Cannabidiol, or CBD. While CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabis component (you won’t feel intoxicated), it does much more than its intoxicating counterpart, THC.
Some studies suggest that CBD may help manage epileptic seizures, treat anxiety disorders, and control pain/inflammation associated with arthritis. A few studies even suggest that CBD may act as a neuroprotectant in individuals prone to neurological disorders, though further clinical studies are necessary.
The best way to try out microdosing is to start “low and slow” with your cannabis consumption. Low doses are generally recommended when it comes to consuming edibles or tinctures. Some experts suggest consuming between 1.0 and 2.5 mg of cannabinoids (like THC or CBD) in order to enjoy the baseline benefits without the anxiety or lethargy.
Tinctures are a great way to do this. They’re typically made from cannabis that’s been extracted into alcohol or olive oil and the bottle often comes with an eyedropper, allowing you to more precisely control consumption than cutting cookies or brownies into smaller pieces.
These infused elixirs are also preferred over edibles because the body absorbs them faster. Instead waiting one to two hours for your body to digest, a topical is rapidly absorbed by the mucous membranes and capillaries under the tongue and along the gums.
Sublingual (taken under the tongue) drops will begin to take effect after 20-30 minutes, though it’s recommended that you hold the tincture under the tongue for at least one minute before swallowing to avoid long digestion times. The labeling typically clarifies how to correctly dose, especially with an eyedropper. (One drop is approximately 0.05 ml.)
Dr. Allan Frankel, a L.A. doctor of internal medicine, suffered a viral heart infection so he began using cannabis. Just a year later, his heart was healthy again. While it’s hard to pin down the exact role cannabis played, Dr. Frankel has become an outspoken cannabis advocate – particularly microdosing.
He recommends avoiding cannabis use for two days to give your endocannabinoid system a break, especially if you’re a regular marijuana consumer. Then assess how you’re feeling using three self-evaluation inquiries on a scale from one to ten: your ability to breathe, overall comfort/calmness, and the ability to genuinely feel happy and satisfied.
Write down your responses then take one milligram each of THC and CBD if consuming orally (micro smoking or vaping are also options), and wait 45 minutes before performing a second self-evaluation. If you don’t report any improvements, take another two-milligram dose and do another evaluation in another 45 minutes. Continue this routine until you feel baseline improvements in calmness, comfort, and happiness.
Fortunately, Nugg delivers plenty that you can microdose at home! We carry quality cannabis products made by reputable brands like Papa & Barkley, which produces both 1:1 and 3:1 THC:CBD tinctures, so you have even more precise control over the cannabinoids you ingest. Intrigued? Watch our review below to get an in-depth look at their tinctures.
Other companies offering Nugg-recommended CBD-rich tinctures include Humboldt Apothecary, Select Oil, CBD Alive, The Farmaceuticals Co., and Venice Cookie Company (VCC).
Still not sure where to begin? Just ask! One of Nugg’s Cannabis Concierges is ready and able to answer your questions, make recommendations, and guide you towards the right product for your needs. Place an order online with Nugg and start microdosing CBD to see how this non-psychoactive cannabinoid can improve your life today.
We all have go-tos that never let us down: watching Friends for a laugh, having a martini for breakfast, dining at the local Mexican place for dinner. For me, it’s my favorite pair of perfectly worn jeans. Every time I put the soft, light blue denim on, I know exactly how they’ll fit. While they aren’t the fanciest pair, their quality, consistency and comfort make me wear them all the time. That’s how I feel about Kushy Punch’s 100mg indica gummy.
Kushy Punch sources their cannabis from local California farmers using ethical and sustainable growing techniques. Next, the brand produces full-spectrum cannabis oil using short path distillation. Knowing the extraction process can rob cannabis of its full flavor and terpene profile, Kushy Punch reintroduces specific cannabinoids and terpenes into their cannabis oil, post extraction, to provide a consistently robust high and complex taste.
Here we’ll review the recently compliant 100mg indica plum gummy in detail. Will it continue to deliver the quality and consistency I remember, or fall short? Let’s start eating and find out!
While the 100mg indica gummy’s three-layer packaging feels like you’re trying to unlock Pandora’s Box, it’s clear your safety is a priority. The colorful multi-layered boxes are full of helpful info: dosage, health warnings, ingredients, manufacturing and best-by dates, THC:CBD ratio and more.
Unfortunately, there’s no lab testing info, but Kushy Punch’s website does post updated lab results breaking down cannabinoid content and provides details on pesticide testing. This info is more than many other brands offer, so I’ll take it!
After you pull out the slide, you find the next package–a thinner cardboard box that mimics a kid’s crayon box you’d find at a restaurant, fitting easily inside your pocket. Although “full spectrum cannabis oil” is mentioned, I would love to see a breakdown of cannabinoids and learn more about the cannabis used in the extraction.
With all the care Kushy Punch takes to protect them, it’s no surprise their indica gummies deliver a potent high. Once you get them out of the somewhat strenuous second packaging, peel back the plastic to reveal a pre-divided red slab with 10 square pieces each containing 10mg THC and .1mg CBD. Lost or trashed the boxes? There’s a dosing chart right on plastic pack ensuring you get a proper even amount.
I used scissors to separate the red, plum-flavored pieces (a butter knife works too); just remember you might get some sticky residue on your fingers. If you need less than 10mg to start and have a tough time accurately dosing the predetermined squares, hardening them in the freezer for five minutes makes cleaner cuts and virtually no remnants.
The texture is soft and squishy, almost like Jell-O, but not annoyingly sticky like many marijuana gummies. I love how these melted in my mouth, didn’t stick in my teeth and contained only a light cannabis taste. Because Kushy Punch uses full spectrum cannabis oil and reintroduces terpenes after extraction, the cannabis flavor is bold yet not aggressive. The earthy plant flavor melds nicely with the plum, toning down the fruit’s sweet and tart complexity.
An hour later, with a 50mg dose, my shoulders roll back, my jaw unclenches and my tongue separates from the roof of my mouth. Nearly five hours in I found myself slightly slurring my speech and dozing off on the couch. Even though this is a powerful indica gummy, I could microdose any time of day to melt away stress, anxiety, and sore muscles. Great to try before bed or during a relaxing day watching visually arresting films like Planet Earth. But not Blue Planet; those deep-sea creatures are scary as hell.
At $16, this is a solid price for an effective and consistent 100mg edible. Heavier infused chocolate bars with the same amount of THC typically cost $5 to $10 more. A sound investment.
Easy to Dose: 4.5/5
I can rely on this 100mg Kushy Punch indica gummy like I can rely on those favorite jeans or a purely hypothetical morning cocktail. When I buy their brightly branded box(es) I’m getting quality–the ingredients they use, the cannabis they source, the high they deliver–Kushy Punch has yet to let me down.
For under $20 you get a reliable, pre-divided plum flavored edible with limited cannabis taste that relaxes and helps you rest. The brand is just like I remember: synonymous with the go-to cannabis gummy.
Visit the Nugg Marketplace and search your local dispensary to have this Kushy Punch 100mg indica gummy delivered right to your doorstep!
I, like many Americans, am taking a serious look at my environmental footprint. Unfortunately, picking a “green” cannabis product isn’t as easy as finding a “certified organic” sticker–which isn’t as fun as finding a scratch-n-sniff sticker since the federal government doesn’t recognize cannabis as a legal crop.
Flow Kana creates symbiotic relationships with small-scale, local farmers like Emerald Spirit Botanicals, which specializes in producing rare 1:1 cannabis varieties, across NorCal’s Emerald Triangle. No pesticides, additives or other harmful chemicals in their “beyond-organic” pre-packaged flower and pre-rolls. Plus, their farming techniques are environmentally sustainable! The brand provides a model for how all crops can be more sustainably cultivated.
In this unbiased review you’ll learn everything you need to know about Flow Kana’s Harmony Rose Balanced CBD 3.6g flower, grown by Emerald Spirit Botanicals. Then you can make your own assessment and decide if this purchasing this strain can help.
One thing that might go overlooked is this CBD-dominant flower’s simple yet quality packaging. The eighth of CBD comes in a sealed, amber-tinted glass jar with the logo, strain and brand info etched in gold, protected by a tamper-proof light blue sticker (which is also not a scratch-n-sniff). It’s a welcomed, classy change of packaging pace compared to some of the gaudier plastic jars. Plus, this flower is UV-protected, so your cannabis stays cool and fresh.
Outside, there’s the strain name, expected effects (“balanced”), net weight, harvest month/year, package date, farm name, brand name, total THC (246.88mg/6.86%) and CBD (354.42mg, 9.85%), batch ID and government warnings. However, there are no detailed cannabinoid profile or lab test results, which would include terpene levels and other cannabinoids like THCA, CBG and CBN.
Inside, I see an insert about the farm that grew this flower –While I’m glad to see it was grown on a certified organic farm, I’d like a bit more information on the cannabis itself rather than the farm. After all, no one went to see a movie called “Farm,” featuring three minutes about a pig named Babe.
This bud is perfectly dense, in my opinion. When I squeeze the Harmony Rose between my fingers it bounces back, leaving them slightly sticky. It’s dense enough to hold together under the weight of my fingers but moist enough that it won’t crumble. This texture makes this flower easy to roll up into a joint or pack into a cone. Still, I think the flower could be trimmed better since I noticed some residual leaves and even a few seeds when rolling this up.
The Harmony Rose Balanced experience begins with the first whiff of the opened jar. The powerful and pleasant earthy and floral aromas would make any candlemaker or scratch-n-sniff sticker maker envious. The sweetness first hits my nose and carries into the taste as I inhale. This complex flavor moves from sweet to herbal, to earthy, and back again. While the terpenes are very expressive, Flow Kana doesn’t provide info about them so I can only guess. But I’m going to damn well try as I know many of us rely on specific terps to make our strain decisions.
Like any CBD-rich strain, I don’t expect a cerebral or intense experience. As the label says, the high is equally balanced, though the CBD:THC ratio isn’t exactly 1:1. After just a few puffs I can feel the muscles in my face begin to relax as the sensation spreads throughout the rest of them.
There’s just enough THC to give me a slight mood boost, but not enough to make me feel high or disrupt my productivity. Unlike spending Christmas with my parents, there’s no dramatic onset or noticeable come down. And because it relaxes, the strain eased my back pain after sitting at a desk all day. A few puffs and my lower back felt like new.
An eighth/3.6g of Flow Kana Harmony Rose CBD by Emerald Spirit Botanicals costs $40. This is a very reasonable price considering there are plenty of “top shelf” brands selling more expensive, less quality CBD flower. Not a fan of smoking, even CBD? Try Select’s Ringo’s Gift 1:1 vape cartridge for similar effects without the combustion and strong smell.
Quality of Smoke: 4/5
Ash Test: 3.5/5
Flow Kana’s Balanced Harmony Rose CBD is incredibly tasty and fragrant, granting a mellow, non-psychoactive high that will relax your body and elevate your mood. Although it lacks some key info and contains some trim and seeds, it feels good to know I’m supporting small, sustainable indie farms that are producing quality California cannabis. (Sidenote: I just ordered scratch-n-sniff stickers on Amazon.)
If you’re ready to give Flow Kana’s Harmony Rose Balanced CBD 3.6g flower a try, visit the Nugg Marketplace to find out if this strain is available for delivery from your favorite dispensary.
You’d be hard-pressed to find an American cannabis consumer who doesn’t recognize the name Tommy Chong. Now with his brand, Chong’s Choice, the cannabis icon curates some of the finest marijuana for you.
Every strain offered and used in his products is handpicked by Tommy himself. Always expect locally sourced, organically farmed, and lab-certified cannabis grown with one goal: to get you very high. If you can’t trust America’s cannabis sweetheart about cannabis, who can you trust?
Their sweet Wake ‘N’ Bacon Dark Chocolate Bar immediately caught my eye. I was instantly wowed by the distinct flavor combo, texture, and quality. How often do you see chocolate with waffle chunks, bacon and maple syrup, much less a cannabis-infused one? The flavor profile alone makes the edible worthwhile, especially since everything is better with bacon. In this comprehensive review, we’ll determine if it lives up to initial expectations.
Your experience begins the moment you get the child-proof, matte black packaging, adorned with sketched art to match the breakfast theme–a hand-drawn waffle here, a piece of bacon over there–along with a picture of the man himself.
The package says the infused chocolate bar contains 100mg of THC, but the lab sticker right below states it actually has 90.5mg (fluctuations are now common with mandatory testing).
On the back of the bag are directions for opening and usage, dietary facts, a list of ingredients, company information, MFG date, best by date, lot number, license number and government warnings. There’s also a little note about the company and the chocolate bar’s flavor. I would like to have seen some information on the strain(s) and type of extract used. A QR code or some way to verify lab test results would also be helpful.
As you reach the box and start unwrapping the gold foil, you’ll notice the heavier-than-usual weight and density. Once unwrapped, the edible looks crafted by a Parisian chocolatier. It’s separated into 20 demarcated pieces of 4.5mg each, a nice option if you’re new to cannabis or prefer a lower amount. The back of the bar looks unrefined and textured with protruding chunks, adding a nice visual contrast. Your curiosity is officially piqued.
I was pleasantly surprised by the perfectly crunchy waffle pieces embedded within the dark chocolate. Sweet, salty, savory and bitter all in one bite. Then I appreciate the subtle hints of rich maple syrup and smoked bacon that pair so well with no artificial additives. From a flavor perspective, this one will expand what you thought possible for a cannabis edible. When it comes to flavor, ingredients and quality, Chong’s Choice Wake ‘N’ Bacon Dark Chocolate Bar gets the top grade!
Now if you need smaller doses or don’t like your chocolate with unlikely fillers, the Wake ‘N’ Bacon bar probably isn’t the best option. The pieces are very dense and might require a knife to break down the added chunks inside, making for a mess.
Make sure you note the actual lab-tested THC content when deciding how much you should eat, because it may be different from the other labels on the package. Also, for someone like me who wants to consume the full dose of THC, the chocolate bar is large and rich, making it a challenge to eat the whole thing in one sitting.
While the taste is unique, how’s the high? As suggested, in small doses this bar can be used for waking and baking, producing a clear-headed high that takes about 30 minutes to set in and will keep you feeling good for hours. For a regular cannabis consumer, 3-4 pieces (13.5-18 milligrams) should be enough to make you relaxed with enough motivation and focus to get through the day. For newbies, start with 1-2 pieces (4.5-9 milligrams).
Because the chocolate is so rich, it took me nearly two hours to finish this big ol’ bar. The effects came on slowly and eased me into a heavy but clear-headed high. I was able to get some work done, but I also took some time to be hypnotized by a bizarre Norwegian knitting competition on Netflix.
It’s not something I’d usually watch, but because of my Chong’s Choice state of mind, I couldn’t look away. The visuals of the yarn spinning wheel, the auditory sensations of a sheep being sheared, and the soft-spoken Norwegian play-by-play were enough to keep me in a trance. So you have that to look forward to.
While this high-end cannabis chocolate bar contains a less-than-average amount of THC, it’s worth the around $22 price considering the unique and filling combo of bacon and waffle.
Easy to Dose: 3.5/5
The contrasting salty, sweet, bitter and savory flavors produce a distinct experience unlike most THC chocolate bars. If you’re a veteran edible consumer or a medical cannabis patient, you’d be more inclined to eat half or the full 90.5mg bar. Just remember: this Wake ‘N’ Bacon bar is filling, so make sure you have room.
And while you may not be as productive with the full dose, you can still partake in creative activities or even make it through that documentary you’ve been meaning to watch. If you’re looking for a quality cannabis-infused chocolate and only need a small dose, this is for you. We dig it, man.
If your mouth is watering for cannabis-infused chocolate with waffle chunks, bacon and maple syrup, check out the Nugg Marketplace to see if Chong’s Choice Wake ‘N’ Bacon Dark Chocolate Bar is available for delivery from your local dispensary.
Remember the happy little tune where Puff frolicked in the autumn mist? Yeah, the one about the “magic dragon.” Well, Himalaya’s .5g Red Dragon Sativa Cartridge is like Puff’s evil cousin.
Coming in at a flaming hot 82% THC, this sativa dominant-hybrid provides a big energy boost and increased awareness. It’s perfect for a wake-bake-and-run, a quick lunchtime breather, or frolicking in that same autumnal haze. Watch this review to learn more, including what our cannabis expert, Ian, personally thinks about the cart.
Getting elbowed by strangers. Feeling half a pint of beer drench your jacket from behind. Having to shout just to hear what your friend is saying. No matter how you slice it, going out drinking is overrated.
Sure, it can be fun to occasionally hit up your favorite low-key neighborhood bar with friends for a beer or two. But going out quickly loses its appeal once you’re actually at the bar. It’s one of those activities that sounds fun and exciting in theory, but in practice, it simply becomes a headache.
This week at Nugg, we’re opting to skip the bars and stay home with a tasty vape pen. If you’re thinking about braving the local bar scene, read our top five reasons to stay home instead!
Going out to the bar comes at a price – literally. Each pint you order at the bar will cost about as much as a whole six-pack of craft beer from your local grocery store or beer shop. If you have a couple of drinks, you could easily spend $25 or $30 in a single hour when you include tax and tip. (And you should always tip if you’re going out!) Expect to spend double that amount if you’re covering drinks for a friend.
Instead of wasting that much cash in just a few hours at your local bar, why not pick up your favorite vape cartridge? You’ll enjoy a pleasant buzz, AND you’ll have a product at home that will last you much longer than a single night – that is, unless you’re some sort of Snoop Dogg weed prodigy.
Ask any cannabis enthusiast about getting stoned versus getting drunk, and they’re likely to bring up the hangover that inevitably follows a night of alcohol consumption. If you’re an infrequent drinker (like I am), you may even feel hungover the next day from just two or three drinks.
Why wake up with a dizzy head and a queasy stomach in the morning? Cannabis will help you relax, have fun, and get a good night’s sleep, allowing you to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the day! And unlike alcohol, which can leave you combating nausea and/or diarrhea the next morning, cannabis actually helps relieve stomach ailments! You can’t go wrong!
Have you ever walked into your favorite bar, only to find that it’s packed with strangers being loud and obnoxious? Or even worse, have you seen some surly drunk trying to start a fight with another bar patron while their friends desperately try to talk them down? Yeah, being around drunk people sucks. Yet another reason going out can be a bummer.
Skip the strangers, the rough and rowdy crowds, and the shoulder-to-shoulder wall of bros that’s somehow always blocking access to the bar. When you stay home with cannabis, you get to assemble your own crowd by inviting friends, neighbors, or roommates over for a vape session. Or skip the company altogether and have a solo session! Plus, with everyone chilling out over cannabis instead of drinking themselves stupid, there’s virtually zero chance of a fight breaking out. Why put up with all the noise and discomfort while standing in a crowded bar when you and your friends could be chilling on the couch at home with a vape pen in-hand?
The inside of a bar can get loud, and we mean LOUD. As if the volume weren’t bad enough, you may also be subjected to music that you can’t stand. If there’s a band or a DJ performing, you’re at the mercy of their musical tastes. Even if there’s just a jukebox, you’ll have to pony up some cash if you want to hear songs that you actually enjoy.
When you stay home, you can pick the music you and your friends listen to. Spin your favorite records, put together a playlist on Spotify or Soundcloud, or skip the music altogether. You can even put on a movie – which will seem like a luxury if you’ve ever been stuck in a bar with the TV set to a never-ending sports game (unless that’s your thing).
Alcohol only has two speeds: buzzed or drunk. Sure, you can choose between different types of alcohol, but they’re all going to deliver the same mind-numbing, speech-slurring effects. With cannabis, you can dial in your desired effects. Trying to stay awake and talkative? Choose a sativa strain. Playing board games? A hybrid strain sounds perfect. Ready to wind down at the end of the night? Bring on the indica strains!
Vaping gives you even more precision over the effects that you feel. You don’t have to smoke a whole joint or bowl; just take a puff or two and see how you’re feeling. Our current faves are the Himalaya Red Dragon Sativa vape cartridge and the HoneyVape Blackberry Kush cartridge. The Red Dragon cartridge by Himalaya offers an uplifting, euphoric head high that’s derived from an Afghani landrace strain crossed with a South American sativa. It’s the perfect strain for laughing and reminiscing with friends during a fun night in.
If indicas are more your speed, the Blackberry Kush cartridge by HoneyVape will not disappoint. Expect insane terpenes from this Afghani x Blackberry indica strain – seriously, it’s one of the most flavorful vape cartridges I’ve ever tried. You’ll enjoy the sweet taste of berries with every inhalation and exhalation, and the effects are incredibly soothing and fast-acting. If you’re an experienced indica consumer, this strain will help you chill out while remaining social or even active. It’s also the perfect nightcap at the end of a fun evening at home – overindulge in Blackberry Kush and you may end up feeling like a melted pat of butter spread out over your couch. But don’t worry – you won’t feel any pain the next morning!
Ready to stay in and vape? Check out the menu at Nugg! You and your friends can kick back, relax, and let the dispensary come to you!
I was riding the bus when it hit me: familiar clamminess in my palms, twisting knot in my stomach, shortness of breath, rush of anxiety and a sense of dread. I was having a panic attack and it couldn’t have happened at a worse time.
When I typically experience a panic attack, I take my anxiety meds and lie down until calm or asleep (sedation is an unfortunate side effect of my prescribed pharmaceuticals). But it’s my nephew’s birthday and, being his favorite uncle (I believe this is true regardless), I had to relax quickly and not miss his big day. So I turn to the Marley Natural CBD Rich cartridge I take to work, tucked discreetly in my pocket.
I assume a brand named after reggae legend Bob Marley must produce quality cannabis products that respect the plant’s nourishing benefits, but celebrity endorsement can be a slippery slope. Will my first Marley Natural vape, their Marley Red CBD Rich cartridge, live up to its namesake’s standards? Let’s find out in this extensive review.
I expected better packaging for such a high-quality cartridge. It comes in a thick cardboard panel and plastic blister pack, allowing you to see the CO2 extracted CBD vape oil inside. The front graphics are decent and limited: the “M” logo, brand name, a lion and Bob’s signature.
The label offers basic info, but far less than I like. It lists compliant details like CBD:THC milligrams and percentages (334.5mg/66.9% and 24.5mg/4.9%) along with manufacturing, packaging and best-by dates. The back offers company info, health warnings, a note about their “Rise Up” charity, and the recommended battery voltage for Marley Natural cartridges.
But, unfortunately, there are no lab test results listed on the packaging. I see a what I think is a batch number (B#) and the name of a subsidiary company, Sturdivant Ventures, and phone number.
This glass tank provides you with a quality vaping experience. It never clogged or failed to work and even has a red “CBD Rich” label so don’t worry about grabbing the wrong cart. (I know all too well how easy it can be to mix them up when you only have one battery pen for multiple tanks.)
The Marley Red CBD oil looks beautiful. It appears to have an icy, crystalline texture and a rich, golden hue. I LOVE the way this tastes. It’s got that sweet and sour flavor indicative of CBD rich strains. (You’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve dabbed CBD crystalline). In fact, it’s so tasty that it’s hard for me to stop. The vapor was so smooth, feeling completely comfortable on my lungs and throat.
This cartridge offers the calming relief I need and it doesn’t make me feel stoned. I didn’t feel any psychoactive effects, but if you’re new to vaping I recommend trying it at home before using it out in the world just to see how you react. That being said, this vape helped relieve my anxiety and subsequent nausea without any negative side effects or a noticeable head-high.
After having such a good experience with the Marley Red CBD Rich, I decided to try other Marley Natural vape cartridges. They all had a similar look, vape flavor, and fast-acting symptom relief. The oil’s thickness may vary somewhat per cartridge, but overall the brand makes a consistently reliable product.
At about $45, it’s affordable for the quality and quick relief it delivers, even with the lack of extra protection or lab test results. CBD cartridges typically are more expensive, anywhere from $50 to $100 (dosist calm 200 dose).
Cartridge Quality: 4/5
Vapor Quality: 5/5
Oil Quality: 4.5/5
Ease of Use: 3.5/5
From the first few minutes after my first pull, I got an explosion of that sweet and sour CBD flavor. I never felt the need to cough and relished the taste and calming effects of every smooth puff. I immediately felt my panic symptoms and nervous thoughts dissipate. When I got to my nephew’s party, I was feeling like myself again. And despite the limited packaging and lack of lab testing, the reasonable price makes the Marley Natural CBD Rich my new go-to CBD cart. Go get this right now.