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.
Emerald Leaf, as an edibles company, seems remarkably focused on one product: chocolate bars. I see a few other items on their Facebook page and a 1:1 sublingual tincture listed on Weedmaps, but the products I see in dispensaries are chocolate bars.
Well, I see them if I’m lucky. As this review will attest, there’s a reason I often find a gaping hole in the counter space where Emerald Leaf used to be. And now they're doing higher dose bars, for those who have a higher tolerance. 50 mg bars run $20, while the 100 mg bars are $35.
The flavors are, for the most part, pretty staid—milk chocolate, mint chocolate, caramel chocolate. But...what’s this? Fire chocolate, you say. Well don’t mind if I do.
Milk chocolate with a spicy kick. I’m not huge on milk chocolate (I prefer dark, myself), but this was very smooth, very sweet, and didn’t have much grain to it. If you did hit grain, it’s that crunchy, sugar-y kind that I found very satisfying.
But the real draw is the burst of heat that comes on after you take a bite. If you’re someone who gets Thai food at “no stars,” this will be hot for you. For everyone else, get ready for a pleasant little tingle of spice.
Each of these bars has a nice indent in the middle, so if you’d like to break them into 25 mg pieces, go for it. Any lower and you’ll need to get out your digital scale to make sure you’re correctly dosing.
I got a bit of an eye twitch at about 30 minutes in, but it wasn’t until a full hour that it really took hold.
The first real effect was a full-body euphoria with a touch of dizziness. Overall, pretty pleasant. There’s some spaciness as well—I loved having conversations, but I would often lose my train of thought mid-sentence. If everybody is partaking, it’s kind of fun. If it’s only you, you might feel a little dumb and a touch paranoid.
It is an excellent appetite stimulant (shocker, right?!) so consider this a snack to prime the pump for a bigger meal, if you’re using this to battle nausea.
The ups? There’s a real introspective feeling, a very creative high. It’s great for conversation, though you might get a little mixed up.
Toward the end, the sedative power of the edible kicks in and you’re beginning to feel a strong buzz around your head and heavy shoulders and limbs, at which point it’s a good idea to have a pillow handy.
Reading: Focus is a bit off, so while reading isn’t unpleasant under the influence, it’s also not easy. Lots of re-reading the same passage a few times.
Writing: Better, but again, I think this is a pretty creative feeling. The nice thing with writing is that you can always see what you just put down on paper, so you’re not too confused.
TV: English-language sitcoms only. Subtitles are tough to follow and anything long will just get confusing.
Video games: They’re fun, but I wouldn’t try anything too mentally taxing. Definitely not good to eat before you take on the final boss.
Talking: So good. It’s a bubbly, happy feeling and the conversation just pours out. Again...you’re likely to lose your train of thought, but that’s not the end of the world.
Relaxing: Early on, it’s got more of a peppy vibe to it, but when it really settles in, you’ll be happy to take its hand and wander into Greater Sleepyville, in the Commonwealth of Napsylvania.
If we’re going on taste alone, this is a wonderful edible. The spicy chocolate is a nice change from the same old, same old, and it’s exceedingly well made. The medicinal effects are strong, for sure, and a bit more varied than I expected. Usually an edible will give you the benefits of a sativa or indica, but not both. This one had the bubbly, social side of sativa and ended with a heavy drowsiness like an indica. I’m definitely on board to try more of Emerald Leaf’s products.
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