Medical marijuana is taking Oklahoma by a very chill, very laidback storm. With new dispensaries opening across the state and manufacturers eagerly filling shelves with marijuana edibles, it seems like high time to start reviewing products to help patients find the best medicine for their needs. Interested in talking to a doctor about medical marijuana? Oklahoma City-based Bloom Healthcare Inc. is a no-judgement doctor’s office dedicated to helping those in need find the right treatment for their ailments.
Okarche-based Creekside Extractions was an early entrant into Oklahoma’s medical marijuana edibles market and they’re producing a little bit of everything. John Creek Farms puts out infused gummies, chocolates, and even jams.
But the product I kept seeing the most were cereal bars. While I’m a sucker for Rice Krispies, I was very excited to find a 100 mg Cocoa Pebbles treat at the local Okie Kush Club.
Some edibles work with the flavor of marijuana and some try to cover it up. The Coco Pebbles treat tries to cover it up, but it needs a little more oomph, because the weed taste remains pretty prominent. (Maybe an extra-strength version that comes dipped in infused chocolate?)
It’s not unpleasant, necessarily, but you definitely wouldn’t mistake this for the non-infused variety. There’s an earthiness with just a hint of sour skunk hiding behind the cereal flavor. My guess: Cocoa Pebbles just aren’t a very assertive flavor to begin with, which means it’s really up to the marshmallow to contain the marijuana taste.
Would crushed Coco Puffs be better? Gimme a call, Creekside! I’m ready to help test whatever you make!
At one hour, the Cocoa Pebbles treat came in on the faster end of most edibles. Oddly, even before dry mouth, the first hint it was working was a numb tongue.
The numbness was ubiquitous after that. Arms, legs, chest, and neck all came in with a soothing, calming tingle that eased all my body aches away and suddenly I was deeply relaxed.
Couch lock? Yeah. It wasn’t that I couldn’t get up, but sudden movements definitely caused my head to spin a bit, so I probably looked pretty silly when I went to get snacks or to check the mail, like a member of the Ministry of Silly Walks.
Reading: Almost a zero, as the marijuana fuzzed up my eyes pretty well and I found, even with glasses, getting the words to sit still for me to read them was a lost cause.
Writing: It was hard to concentrate. Add in the vision problems from reading and I didn’t last long trying to pen my next creative masterpiece.
Video games: It depends on the game. Something involved? Probably not. But a driving game, a la Mario Kart, or mini-games like Hole.io are ideal for it.
Basically, you need something where dozing off for a second and snapping back to consciousness won’t be the end of you, because this will definitely give you the sleepies.
TV: This is where it’s at, but keep it short form and definitely stick to re-runs, because, again, this will knock you all the way out eventually and you don’t want to get lost watching something for the first time.
Talking: Numb tongue. Remember? It’s not a very talk-y high. Keep treating your dry mouth with cold water, but don’t expect to have any heart-to-heart conversations.
Relaxing: More than anything, Creekside Extraction’s Cocoa Pebbles treat is built for this. Pain fades out. A tingling numbness creeps in. You will want to lay down. You will want to sleep. I wouldn’t bother fighting it.
Gotta give it up to Creekside Extractions for this one. $25 for a 100 mg treat isn’t the best deal I’ve ever seen, but the results speak for themselves. When this hits, it’s goodbye to pain and goodbye to insomnia. While I’d like the taste better with a little work, I think the potency and effects of this are spot-on, especially for patients suffering from inflammation, pain management and trouble sleeping/relaxing.
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