MediZen’s Gummy California Apples edible review

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While wandering around the LA Cannabis Cup, I stumbled on a corner booth laden with row after row of vibrant gummy treats.  Personally, I happen to be addicted to gummy anything, so my attention was caught.  Sliding through the crowd, I concluded to take a closer look.

They were selling C02 infused edibles from MediZen.  I decided upon the California Apples, assuming with some sarcasm that they would taste like going to Oak Glen, California, to the apple farms.  In truth, they were nothing more than the candies I used to get from the nickel candy shop down the street growing up–non-medicated, of course.  These little disks come in sour green and sweet red apple, and now there is a grown up version infused with what the packaging calls “Standard MMJ Extract”.  They were a very soft and fresh edible, bursting with either a sweet Red Delicious or a slightly sour Granny Smith apple taste.  A rich gummy treat, there was some lingering bitterness from the cannabis.

Each package contains approximately 300 mg of THC.  This makes for 20 mg each candy.  Using smaller candies as the edible made for an incredibly variable medicating experience.  I had total control and could use fewer or more sours to fine tune my medicating.  I got three complete dosings of 100 mg.  Even those I was able to spread out, by eating the candies two at a time at intervals throughout the work day.

I experienced a body dominant high that manifested first in the neck and limbs.  There wasn’t much in head or eyes, and I found psychosomatic effects to be minimal.  This made for an effective respite from joint and muscle pain during work, when I couldn’t be too impaired.  Although there was noticeable body relief, there was no couch lock at my doses.  Instead it was a mellow and relaxing way to ease aches and soreness.  A soothing and unwinding edible, it was also useful for anti-anxiety as well.  I’ve seen comparable edibles with less THC and higher price points elsewhere in the OC.  Instead, grab some of MediZen’s products and get more for less.

$15/ package of 15

MediZen

MJ’s Wild Nectar: Natural Raw Honey edible review

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MJ’s Wild Nectar is my first foray into the world of tinctures.  Although I have seen tinctures by many brands in the dispensaries, I had always been told they are mostly effective for body pain.  This has turned me away from them, since I use cannabis primarily for psychosomatic symptoms.  This week, however, my arthritis has been flaring up much more than usual.  I have been on my computer non-stop for work, and my wrists, elbows, and shoulders have all felt the ache.  I went out to OCPC looking specifically for pain relief, and that is what I found.

MJ’s is a glycerine-based tincture, so since it doesn’t have the shelf life of an alcohol base, you should plan on placing it in the refrigerator once you get it home.  You can leave it out, but I wouldn’t wait forever to use it all if you do, considering it is all natural and doesn’t contain preservatives.  Also due to its glycerine base, these tinctures are overwhelmingly saccharine to taste.  I donated for the raw honey flavor, and when dropped on the tongue with the included dropper, it was a rush of honeycomb sweetness.  For those without an inclination for sweets, this might be too much to take.  When dropped into a cup of hot tea, however, the sugariness takes on purpose, gently adding to the drink.  And because it is vegetable glycerine, diabetics can feel comfortable using it as a sweetener as well.

Whether enjoyed from the dropper or mixed into a beverage, MJ’s Wild Nectar will provide potent body relief, due to its high concentration of CBD.  More effective than a pair of Aleve, this tincture won’t affect you cerebrally and stays in the muscles and joints.  A few dropper fulls will also help bust migraines or more severe headaches.  It is not a narcotic, overwhelming high, and leaves you feeling healthful, not medicated.  More and more, companies are focusing on CBD and  CBC, now known to spark brain cell growth,  rich products.  With the numerous health benefits they provide without the intoxicating effects of THC, there is little surprise patients have grown keen on the health returns medications like MJ’s Wild Nectar can offer.

$15 a bottle/ OCPC