While at my local dispensary the other day, I saw something that caught my eye. Trippy Truffles. I enjoy marijuana edibles from time to time, and am always on the lookout for something nicer then the brownie or cookie that is everywhere. (Not that there is anything wrong with brownies or cookies mind you, but edibles take a small amount to drastically change the experience for me, so consistency is treasured.)
These Trippy Truffles are locally made (In Los Feliz CA.), and are both Vegan, and Gluten Free. I don’t really care about that, but I do appreciate locally made (with the assumption that the maker is paying taxes locally so therefore a little more of my purchase price is going back into my own community.).
The ingredients list:
- Raw Cacao Nibs (?)
- Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
- Canna Coconut Oil
- Peanut Butter
- Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
Contains 71mg +/- 10% Sativa Dominant Cannabis
See, this is the part that got me. I have found that it takes about 50mg to get me feeling good. (I am over 6’tall so maybe it takes more for me then most). Assuming that the 71mg is a combined total, then eating one of these will only result in a very slight muscle relaxation. However, eating both will have me very intoxicated. I decided to eat just one. After about an hour, I noticed that the soreness I had in my arm from a particularly grueling workout the day before had subsided. Other then that, there were no effects.
I decided to eat the second Trippy Truffle, and then go for a walk. Returning from my walk, I stopped by a convenience store, and it was there that I began to realize that the effects had set in. It was a bit psychedelic (I should have guessed by the name). I could hear every noise distinctly, and I found myself pondering the faces of my fellow shoppers. Why were they here? That guy at the hot dog machine looks stoned… I bet he has the munchies.
Successfully navigating my way through the hustle of the store, and back down to my apartment, I came to the conclusion that those Trippy Truffles had gotten me very stoned.
This is why it is a good idea to always experiment with marijuana edibles, know the doses, and understand how they affect you. While smoking to medicate may not be the healthiest of options, its effects are fast enough to let you know how much you have had, and when you feel you have had enough, you can put out the joint. When medicating with edibles, by the time it starts to effect you, you have already taken all of it. One of these truffles would have been a great dose to relieve sore or stiff muscles and still leave you mentally aware to do other tasks. Eating both, however, would not be advised if you plan to get anything done.
As far as taste goes, these are pretty tasty. You can defiantly taste the marijuana, but it is not overpowering. They are not to sweet, and have a nice overall consistency.