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.
If you’ve been to an Oklahoma dispensary, you’ve likely noticed an overwhelming number of products are already on the shelves. The more you visit, the more you’ll see how quickly stock rotates in and out, which means it’s all the more important to support the dispensaries and manufacturers who make the products that work for you.
When dealing with edibles, it’s easy to get swayed by nice packaging, but quality branding doesn’t always mean you’re getting a quality product, and vice versa. Take the dark chocolate fudge bites at AgriMeds Alternatives for instance. At $5 per piece (or five pieces for $20), these foil-wrapped pieces of fudge are a great deal, but not particularly attractive at first glance.
The fudge has an excellent flavor with very minor medicinal notes. As these reviews continue, you’ll likely see an emphasis on how much “weed” taste makes it through to the final product. While the taste of marijuana isn’t bad, per se, it’s not something everyone enjoys.
These bites were creamy without any of the graininess that sometimes comes with fudge and the sweet dark chocolate flavor masked any bitterness from the herb.
There is a downside to a great-tasting product, however: You must control your dose. At 25 mg of THC in each bite, overdoing it could cause some unpleasant side effects, especially for beginners. For those just starting to use medical marijuana and edibles in particular, you might cut one of these in half by weight (use a digital scale) until you’re sure of your tolerance and needs.
Agri Meds’ dark chocolate fudge bites came on after about an hour and fifteen minutes, though your mileage may vary.
The effects stayed mellow throughout, but were noticeable about an hour in. Mild lightheadedness, including some spacing out, and low-level munchies. It’s not an aggressively sleepy feeling, but it made my body feel relaxed and loose for hours before I fell asleep. The effects dissipated before I woke up.
I run through a list of activities when the medicine takes hold to see how it affects day-to-day living.
Reading: Started off fine, but the spaciness made it difficult to concentrate as the evening progressed.
Writing: Better than reading. Writing wasn’t a major focus, but I was able to do some work which (upon later inspection) was on-par with my usual output.
Video games: Drowsiness made concentrating on time-based video games difficult.
TV: Not a very giggly feeling. I found TV interesting, though I feel like I might have missed a few details along the way.
Talking: There was some mild dry mouth, which made talking less enjoyable. Also, the effects are less social and more physical.
Relaxing: Though it wasn’t the kind of effect that requires immediate access to a bed, the fudge bites were calming and eventually led to the kind of mind-clearing feeling that lets sleep take over after a few hours. It’s not Ambien, but then again, Ambien is terrible.
From a taste perspective, the Agri Meds Alternatives dark chocolate fudge bites are a homerun. Smooth and sweet (though not too sweet) and chocolaty, I’d gladly eat these with or without the 25 mg of THC. The effects are pleasant, coming on gradually and never reaching any unpleasant off-kilter or sick feelings. Probably best for someone who is dealing with pain, mild insomnia and anxiety. The blend of body/head high is gentle; good for an evening in.
Thanks again to Bloom Healthcare Inc. for sponsoring these #WeedEater posts. If you’re interested in talking to a physician about medical marijuana, visit bloomdoctors.com.