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.
Marijuana-infused gummy makers are on notice, because Smokiez doesn’t play around.
From the beginning, gummies were going to be an easy sell for local patients. They’re small. The same form factor can hold different potencies. They’re extremely portable. And, you know, they’re gummies. People love gummy worms, bears, sharks, pot leaves, you name it.
But an easy sell doesn’t always mean what’s being sold is high quality. While the majority of the gummies I’ve eaten were good, there were more than a few that left me wondering if the chef had ever tried a gummy treat before.
Not just because of the taste, which can be overly medicinal in some cases, but because of the texture. A gummy needs to have some chew to it, but not so much that it’s basically gum.
Gummies, like all edibles, must hit the sweet spot in the triple-Venn diagram:
Taste - Texture - Potency
Because, like all edibles, gummies have to work. They have to taste good enough to eat. The texture can’t make you want to die. It’s not an impossible plane to land, but it’s certainly not so simple based on some of the gummies I’ve tried.
Technically, Smokiez don’t call their product gummies—they’re “fruit chews.” They’re vegan, gluten-free, and packed with 10 mg of THC in every piece. Every bag has 10 chews, for a total of 100 mg (math!) and I’ve found that, for those of us with medium-to-high tolerance, it’s a good way to find the dose that works for you.
(Those who tap out at 5 mg, those lucky ducks, can always try cutting these in half, but it’s harder to make sure you’re dialing it in perfectly.)
The most dangerous part of a bag of Smokiez is how good these fruit chews taste. There are a variety of flavors and then sour versions of those flavors, not all of which are available at every shop.
Personally, I’m a fan of a sour gummy, so my current favorites are Sour Watermelon and Sour Green Apple. These are candy, make no mistake about it. Never once, when eating these, did I think, “Sure do wish this was a Sour Patch Kid.” And I say that a lot. Even when I’m not eating candy.
The only flavor I’ve had that didn’t hit quite right was blue raspberry, and it was only that it tasted kind of fake. Which is how blue raspberry candy often tastes, so I can’t really lay this one on Smokiez doorstep. Blue raspberry is just not the best candy flavor and I’m sorry if that revelation has you clutching at pearls.
About an hour and 15 minutes in, the Smokiez started to kick and, yowza, that was a pretty pleasant sensation.
It starts with some tingles that creep up the neck and into the back of the head, loosening the shoulders and providing some pain relief.
Around the same time, you might notice you’re growing a bit giggly. It’s a very social feeling, too, which is only offset by the slight dry mouth that accompanies it. Grab some water and prepare to feel like talking about every little thing.
Finally, there are some head-tracer effects, where you feel the movement of your head about a half second after it’s already moved. Not at all unpleasant.
Reading: Yes. Especially if it’s something funny, because Smokiez really do give you a case of the Good Time Jollys.
Writing: Even better. I found this to be an only mildly distracting high, so while you might struggle with a word here or there (hey, that’s how writing works), it’s still an overall positive creative experience.
TV: Wel, if it’s “Bob’s Burgers” then yes. I imagine lots of shows will do, but “Bob’s Burgers” was on and it was 1,000 percent captivating. Again, this is a giggly, good-time feeling and it’s smart to choose a show that reflects that.
Video games: These are fine alone, but much better with friends. That’s the social nature of these. You can take them alone and they’ll work great. But if you’re in a group, it’s really the best of all worlds.
Talking: So much this. I mean, most of my friends are already great to talk to, but sometimes I prefer to withdraw. Not this time. Even with the dry mouth, I was having a great time trading all that not-so-hot goss.
Relaxing: There’s some nice pain relief and stress reduction on the Smokiez that probably could lead to sleepiness if you let it. And that’s really the distinction with these fruit chews—they can get you in the right place to sleep if you so choose. Lay down, snuggle in, turn on the TV, and it’ll get you drowsy, but it won’t outright push you over the cliff if you’re up and around doing stuff.
There are more gummies to test. There are always more gummies to test (thank goodness). But Smokiez has set a high bar for others in the market. From the spot-on flavors and texture to the bullseye dosing—even the packaging is a joy to behold—Smokiez are a nearly perfect product. And that means other edible makers need to take note. If this company can come into Oklahoma and top-to-bottom nail the gummy market, independent Okies better be hard at work honing their products, lest another big name come in and blow everyone away.
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.