Staring at a package with a BAKKED Chocolate Rice Crispy Treat inside is enough to make one's mouth water. Then finding out that that treat apparently has a relatively high of THC packed inside? Talk about a happy little med patient -- unless of course all that cannabis fails to live up to its high potency.
BAKKED Premium Medicated Products, a Colorado-born edible company, specializes in the production of snacks loaded with cannabis. From pops to bars, brownies to truffles, even a Wake and Bake Vegetarian Burrito and vegan green chili, BAKKED seems to have a fat menu for anyone looking to munch on something medicated.
The Rice Crispy Treat is infused with about 85 mg, or so the packaging says. Bakked also recommends that 20-30 mg is one dose, but knowing that my years of smoking has increased my tolerance, I decided to start with a little over half the crispy bar during lunch.
The best treats in this category are gooey and sticky, so the extreme crunchiness of the one I brought home was a bit of a turn-off. But the way the tongue-seducing taste of marijuana mixed with the surprisingly rich chocolate made it one delightful treat for my taste buds. Unfortunately, though, that's where the appeal ended.
Two-and-a-half-hours later, I felt almost like I did before eating the treat, with only a slight body buzz and mild head high. Wanting to get my money's worth, I did what any sensible stoner would do and devoured the rest. After a half-hour, there were still no real medicating effects to speak of, so gave up and lit up a doobie. Overall, it wasn't what I expected (I hoped to get high as hell).
Apart from the overly crunchy texture, this bar was on par with the quality you'd find at a streetside sandwich cart during your lunch hour. But when a medical marijuana patient buys an edible, the taste usually comes second to the ability of the treat to actually work. Maybe the chunk I took home was light on the THC or perhaps the company perfected the concentration in another one of their many products. But after my experience, I wouldn't recommend the BAKKED Chocolate Rice Crispy Bar for getting baked.
Sensi Skywalker is the pen name for Westword's first ever medical marijuana intern. Check out our news blog, The Latest Word, for all of your marijuana news and information.
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