Medical marijuana: Top 10 medicated edibles in Colorado

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I'm not a big edibles guy -- something that stems from my early experiences making brownies using ground-up schwag. The memory of the slightly burned, and entirely gritty, undercooked chocolate mass that put me to sleep still haunts me to this day. And medically, it doesn't make much sense for me to eat pot food to stop my vomiting and cramps. Eating is the last thing I'm thinking about when I'm doubled over with nausea.

But a lot of readers have been asking me to review food, so over the past few months, I've made a point to pick up edibles while I'm out. Some have been worthless, but most have opened my eyes to the wide range of ways people are eating their ganja.

Below are my top ten medicated foods around Colorado.

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10. Cheeba Chews
Ignoring all warnings against such action, I ate two of these indica-strong chocolate candies a few weeks ago to numb a pinched nerve in my back. My first thought was that the taste isn't anything unique or spectacular and that Cheeba Chews are basically a gooier Tootsie Roll with a light hash aftertaste. My second thought was, Holy shit, this is some strong stuff. The super-potent candies were more than enough to turn me into a pain-free vegetable for an evening, and I can see why so many people with chronic pain tout them as the best on the market. As the company motto says: Chews wisely.

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9. Conscious Confections Baklava
Medicated treats are often baked to the point of being dry, flavorless and completely unappealing. Not the case with the baklava from Native Roots Apothecary's in-house bakery, Conscious Confections. I was told that the recipe, which has been in the owner's family for generations, has more than two grams of medicated butter in each slice. That explains both the fluffy, flaky consistency and the mind-altering potency of the pastry. Medicated or not, this baklava, dripping with honey-hashy goodness, is some of the best I've had in the city.

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8. Simply Pure Peanut Brittle Bar
It's hard to make something that is essentially sugar and peanuts healthy, but the folks at Simply Pure are doing their best by using only natural and organic ingredients in their candy bars. On top of a wicked sugar high, the bar has seventy mg of active THC that gave me a soaring mental buzz, put me in a good mood and energized me mentally and physically. It was a good mid-afternoon snack, though I was hungry again an hour later.

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7. Granny T's Kettle Chips
While all ganja food tends to fall in the "stealth medication" category, these chips are by far the least obvious medicated food I have ever seen. A bag was enough to give me a good head buzz for a few hours and loosen up any tight muscles or aches I had. But more important, nobody knew I was eating pot food in the office (not that anyone here cares). Sometimes you need a little lunchtime relief; pairing a bag of these with your ham sandwich would be a good way to get it.

6. North Shore Edibles Snickerdoodle
As far as being edible is concerned, mass-produced medicated cookies tend to fall just above hockey pucks. These snickerdoodles from North Shore are one of the few exceptions. Somewhat crispy on the edges but still soft in the middle, a few minutes in a toaster oven softened them up to near-fresh-baked quality. These cookies were tested back in March and found to have roughly 50 mg of active THC and nearly 1 percent cannabidiol in them. That added boost of CBD made eating two of these more like eating a cinnamon-laden sugar Valium than a cookie, only better-tasting.

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medical alarm
medical alarm

  I guess you have created a few really fascinating points. Not as well many others would really think about this the way you just did. I am really impressed that there is so much about this subject that has been revealed and you did it so nicely, with so considerably class. Brilliant one, man! Truly wonderful things right here.

CoMMJPateint
CoMMJPateint

Cheeba Chew owner/chef is is joke and a pure rip off...there are warehouses in Boulder packed with Tootsie Roll boxes which get melted down and mix with oil (any one can make). He ripped of his original partner and worse. How can this guy sell these out of state like in Michigan? No one in CO has a license for  a MIP and yet Cheeba Chew owner is selling and shipping over state lines, getting product for the oil from non state MMJ applicants, there has been multiple visit to the hospital and vet in this state and now this product is all over the US, like drug candy. MMED dose not give a shit about these kind of crooks. 

Andrew Hirsch
Andrew Hirsch

hahahaha the description for the party mix was quite entertaining

SMOKESALOT
SMOKESALOT

ANYONE TRIED HIGH ALTITUDE TAFFY ITS A DEFINATE FAVORITE OR TWICEDBAKED GUMMIES?

Guest
Guest

I personally can vouch for the potency and effectiveness of Cheeba Chews.    For edible / CheebaChew novices, I would NOT recommend taking a whole "Deca-dose" -  first time start with 1/4 of 1 quad and wait for no less than 90 minutes before taking another 1/4 quad.   

I have no idea what method (butane / CO2 etc) they use for their extraction process.   But I use them and they work great.    You get 4 mild but effective doses from a quad for ~$10, which I think is one of the most cost-effective edibles as well.

If anyone knows (facts not opinions) of any negatives about CheebaChews,  I would appreciate it if you could share info / reply here.

Thanks.

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Maryxiao97

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Fugueonline
Fugueonline

Some of these products like cheeba chews and simply pure products are legit, the others I can't speak for. canna punch seems like an odd choice for drinks when products like marQaha are out there doing it right with all natural ingredients and real dosing levels. with drinks, sprays etc. and products from the fresh republic and flower of life in boulder are out there as well.

Really, this is may be "your" top ten William but far from "the" top ten..

Wanda
Wanda

Thanks William, we are really proud of our line! However, if you are looking for dinner, then you need to try are line of sauces and spreads 250 or 200 mgs of ACTIVE THC! Peanut Butter, STrawberry Jam, Apple Butter, Mango Salsa, Marinara and Green Chili! That's whats for dinner!

Guest
Guest

Ah yes, butane hash suckers. Yeah, I'm sure these guys have a Hazardous Materials license for legal use of the gas, right? I'm sure they use only "N" butane as well, right? (Except of course that AirGas doesn't sell N-butane in CO. I wonder if this is why all the headshops have CL ads for cases of canned "lighter" butane?) 

That buzz isn't hash, "suckers" -- its heavy metals and toxins. Butane extraction is illegal in both CA and the Netherlands for very good reasons.

I've met the dudes who run DR -- they are very nice young men. But if you think I will trust them with something as dangerous as hazardous materials-based extraction in my edibles, you have a bad case of Butane Brain. 

Jeffrey
Jeffrey

Can't wait to try all of these!

Marc
Marc

This is my 'most emailed article' of the week already.

Christopher Meyer
Christopher Meyer

Hi Will, 

I am super glad to see that you put Denver Relief lollis at #3! Frankly, the whole thing is too strong for me, but they break apart easily. 

I see that you also appreciate my product photography!

Bastarr@tellstarr.com
Bastarr@tellstarr.com

To bad you didn't try any of the IT products. While it is relatively new...it is going to be the future of edibles. There are delicious truffles and fabulous olive oil but the real super product is dropit with measured doses just as all Canyon Cultivation's medicine and hands down the most potent of anything I've tried in the metro area

High Country Caregiver
High Country Caregiver

All of that looks great on the packaging.  I'm very cautious to eat any of that though as I think the ganja is of dubious origin in these products.

Retailconsulting
Retailconsulting

I guess if you repeat lies often enough, some people will believe you. Warehouses with tootsie roll boxes? Shipping out of state? Besides the fact that it is a federal offense, there is no need to ship out of state. Cheeba Chews is the best selling edible in Colorado. Get a life and learn how to speak english. 

AWESTPOM13
AWESTPOM13

HAS ANYONE TRIED HIGH ALTITUDE TAFFY?

Top10 HA HA
Top10 HA HA

I don't know that butane is that dangerous, but it's illegal in Colorado since July 1.  It's only a matter of time before they're reported and shut down.

Page 55 and 56 of the MMED Rules:"14.1 - Product Labeling, Substitution, Sampling and AnalysisE. The following chemicals which have been banned by federal and state agriculture authorities shall not be used in the cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes by Licensees.  Possession of chemicals and/or containers from these chemicals upon the icensed premises shall be a violation.  These include:

2,3,4,5-BIS (2-Butenylene)  [BUTANE]1,3-Hexanediol  [HEXANE]"

It doesn't surprise me that William Breathes has no clue and would give a product a Top 10 rating despite it being illegal.  In fact, posting HIS favorite edibles is completely political.  Whoever strokes his ego, wine and dine him, etc.. are going to be the ones to make it into this list.  Well, congrats to all the "winners" anyways.

Citizen80919
Citizen80919

Although there are places that still do butane, it is no longer the standard.  Water extraction and CO2 are more common place now.

Unless of course you are working to spread fear and panic, then you can just carry on.

giggity
giggity

Dubious, as in from Summit County?

Perry Duran
Perry Duran

I got an iPad 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aX2W

Kyle Goodman
Kyle Goodman

I got an iPad 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aX2W

giggity
giggity

Top 10 HA HA gives regular hand jobs to CDPHE employees.

Teeheehee
Teeheehee

Butane is illegal to use in cultivation, not in concentrate making. Talk about not having a clue.

Anon
Anon

Butane was mentioned in Breathe's article, which means the poster was correct in commenting and not just "spreading fear".

Butane extraction is still common in CO despite its dangers and illegality, so I'm not sure why your response is even vaguely relevant.

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