- Baynard Woods
Weed eaters are now facing something of an omnivore’s dilemma, or at least an embarrassment of riches. New cannabis cook- books seem to be released daily and the edibles sections of dispensaries are overflowing. But as many tourists have learned the hard way — edibles can be tricky. If you’re smoking, you take a toke and wait a minute and then take another. You can manage it better. But when you eat a brownie, you don’t feel anything for a while as it works its way through your gut. Maybe you even eat a little more. Then boom! You feel like that Michigan cop who made brownies with confiscated weed back in 2007 and ended up calling 911 saying, “We made brownies and I think we’re dead, I really do.”
So here’s a good move: Take something that can dissolve in your mouth so you don’t have to wait until it goes through your digestive tract to tell how you’re faring. I love Orange Zest Awakening Mints. They’re small orange pills that come in a punch-out pack — it looks sort of like birth control pills and tastes like vitamin C. They dissolve right under your tongue.
Each pill contains a moderate 5mg THC dose from an uppy sativa blend that also features orange oil, ginseng and ginkgo. If you’d rather chill, the same company, Dixie Elixers and Edibles, also
has a Peppermint Relaxing Mint, but that’s not really my thing. (I also question any company that uses Dixie in its name — but I didn’t know that until I looked a little closer.) The one bad thing about them: If you’re really a lightweight, these mints are so small that you can’t really break them
There are endless options for edibles, but this one is discreet, mild and vivifying.