Medical marijuana: Top 10 medicated edibles in Colorado
I haven't had good luck with most of the sodas on the market, but CannaPunch changed my view on liquid THC. Red, purple and orange were my favorites (like a kid with Kool-Aid, I prefer using color names instead of flavor names), though the red fruit punch did the best at masking the lightly present hash taste. One bottle of the thirty mg was enough for a mellow body high to accompany my nightly bowl.
4. Mile High Ice Cream Chocolate Cookie Dough
With flavors like Birthday Baked, Mile High Chai and Strawberry Pot Tart, Mile High Ice Cream wants you to have fun with your meds. For me, this was also the perfect way to end a heavy meal, satisfying my chocolate and THC cravings in one fell swoop. Cream-based foods tend to cover the pot taste well, and the rich chocolate cookie-dough chunks masked the ganja completely. A half-pint (sixty mg) was more than enough to cause -- and then cure -- an ice-cream headache.
3. Denver Relief Critical Extract Candy
A lot of shops carry these kinds of lollipops now, and I've seen them from a variety of vendors, but the candies I tried were from Denver Relief. Each had roughly sixty mg of active THC butane extract per sucker, or enough to quickly get you buzzing. They generally taste like every other rock candy you've had, with just a little throat-tingling hash aftertaste to remind you how potent the item you just ingested really was. These types of edibles travel well and are relatively inconspicuous to use.
2. Standing Akimbo Medicated Party Mix
The folks at Standing Akimbo took second place in the recent High Times Medical Cannabis Cup for their Pecanna Bar. I grabbed one recently, and it was good, but I'm more impressed with the company's medicated party mix. Roughly ninety mg of activated bubble hash is sprinkled liberally throughout the dangerously delicious, buttery/salty mix. I downed three-quarters of a bag in the office the other day and spent a good half-hour thinking Westword's vintage Pepsi machine was trying to communicate with me.
1. Twirling Hippy Confections Caramel Pecan Turtle
Twirling Hippy owner Jessica LaRoux has been the reigning queen of medibles in Colorado since before "medibles" was even a word. I don't even like cheesecake -- LaRoux's specialty -- and yet I have enjoyed everything I've ever tried from Twirling Hippy. My favorite, though, is the simple caramel pecan turtle. LaRoux's medicated caramel is shirt-staining gooey and has the perfect amount of cannabis taste to accent the milk chocolate. These aren't the strongest edibles on the market, but that's a good thing for those of us with a sweet tooth who can't stop at just one treat.
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