A few weeks ago stopped by Magnolia Wellness's first ever cannabis farmers market. Vendors were set up outdoors between 9am and 5pm with a variety of different edibles, pre-rolls, concentrates, and flowers. Some of the booths I stopped by included Empress Extracts, Humboldt Infusions, Clarified Confections and Jetty Extracts. I was running low on my personal wax supply and had previously tried Jetty's Rosin and Gold Co2 wax and found it to be enjoyable at an affordable price. With that in mind I decided to try out one of their products I had not tried before. I purchased two Dablicators for a total of $35 dollars and went with Berry White and Pure Kush.
The Dablicators resemble a lipgloss container with a metal tip for "easily" dosing wax and is advertised to be a simple twist away from consistently dosing your medication. When I removed the top from my Pure Kush and did my first twist I immediately realized I would need a solid 4-5 twists to dose my dab. This caused a nice messy blob at the tip of the dablicator which made for a sloppy dab. Unfortunately I haven't been able to invest in an E-Nail so I heated up my quartz nail and waited thirty seconds before using the dablicator.
Upon inhale I had this insane taste of burnt popcorn in my mouth and started to cough violently for at least the next five minutes. At first I though maybe I had accidentally burnt some plastic when I dabbed, but I checked the dablicator and nothing was melted. I waited a few hours before returning to dab and when I returned I decided to do only one full twist of the dablicator onto a metal tool (to avoid burning plastic if that was the issue). Once again, I got the taste of burnt popcorn. The Berry White had the same taste with less intensity, I thought that maybe the dablicator I purchased was specifically for putting on top of flowers or coating joints, but burning the wax on flower didnt help or mask the taste and after visiting their website I was sure it was supposed to be dab-able. The design of the dablicator seemed ideal and more aesthetically pleasing to my eye than a syringe, however my Pure Kush container broke within the first few twists and I didnt feel like I was forcing the mechanism to do something it wasnt supposed to, so it came as a surprise when it broke suddenly.
Jetty Extracts is actually a pretty cool company. They have awesome industry parties, beautiful packaging, provide support for veterans, and have this program called "The Shelter Project" that sounds like an amazing program for the cannabis community. I would still recommend their Rosin if they ever come back out with it (mostly because of their amazing sustainable packaging). I am happy I got a decent discount on my purchase because otherwise I think I would have been a little upset. That was the first product I have ever tried with that burnt taste. Try at your own risk, it could have just been a bad batch but maybe stick to their "higher quality" line of products and vape pen cartridges!
I was recently gifted a 30mg CALIGOLD Blue Dream chocolate nugget and decided to try out this low-dose on Saturday morning when Zeke decided to pick up an extra shift at work. I had a few chores around the house to do and I have been interested in the idea of micro-dosing. I tried it at around 10:30 in the morning. If you enjoy the taste of cannabis this chocolate is delicious. However, I do sometimes prefer to have some good tasting chocolate with a more creamy cannabis taste. This particular nugget was a little bit strong for me, but it wasn't as strong in taste as Moon Bar chocolate.
I guess I don't usually pay as much attention as I did on Saturday as I usually do when eating low dose edibles, lately I have been requiring a minimum of 75mg to notice any type of difference in my mind or body. I think that is due to the amount of concentrates I have been using in addition to cannabis flower. Please keep in mind that this edible is low-dose and considered a microdose for myself but anyone new to cannabis would not want to consume more than 5mg for their first time. Some people recommend doing 10mg but I would say its best to be safe than sorry (and believe me... you could be very sorry). For those who average 100mg for a nice afternoon painting session or fancy 75mg before a long gym session, this nugget and some Hector y Willie had me productive and willing to clean the garage, do a few loads of laundry (even fold and put the clothes away!), and work on photography for this blog post. At the end of the day I would say it was a pretty good experience. I will have to try and get their higher dose chocolate bars and see how I react with a regular dosing. For people who enjoy higher doses I recommend trying this little nugget for a little positive boost in your day.
I am a little biased about this company because my first Hepburn was a rather epic moment for myself. It was the first time I smoked a joint with my boss at Meadow HQ. He instructed me to only take two puffs and actively listen to the way my body reacted. I remember letting the smoke enter my lungs and realizing there was something more to this joint than I was aware of. That taste and extra potency I would later come to find out was the amazing Girl Scout Cookies hash paired with a Cherry AK-47 flower (a classic Hepburn blend). At the exhale I tasted the delicious smoke and felt at peace. I was able to continue my work and allow my mind to enter a more creative realm. After that first toke I was hooked not only to the effects it had on me but also to the packaging and my love for them has only grown. With my growing love and having been only a newbie to the Cannabis Industry at the time, my tolerance has gone up quite a bit. Two puffs just doesnt do what it used to so I enjoy a full Hepburn to myself as the perfect pick-me-up! Other products like the Hepburn Deluxe or the Petite Voluptueux are nice fatties with glass-tips packaged in corked glass tubes including hemp wick, a Hepburn sticker, and a written product description (these are my favorite for social events because of the classy presentation as well as the guaranteed high potency). Pick up a Hepburn product at your local dispensary or catch them at events posted to the online calendar!