Edibles are a big part of the medical marijuana industry, and as a companion piece to Mile Highs and Lows, our weekly dispensary review, Westword will be serving up occasional edible reviews. Enjoy this first taste as William Breathes turns his critical eye - and tastebuds - to Gaea's Harvest Almondeus Milk Chocolate and Almond Bar:
Some of the more professional-looking mmj candy bars available around town come from Gaea's Harvest. Although the slick packaging had caught my eye before, I hadn't actually bought one until I visited Mile High Medical -- when I couldn't resist the dangerously delicious milk chocolate and almond bar.
Even after it sat in my fridge for an hour, the first bite was a gooey, chocolate mess (the ginger paste was responsible for that melting texture) with a definite ganja taste, which was soon overpowered by the rich chocolate and ambrosia honey.
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Since the wrapper says the treat contains two grams of concentrated cannabis in the form of ganja coconut oil -- and has a "level 4" in potency -- I started out with half of a bar. But 45 minutes after eating it, I was merely a bit sleepy, with a slight, floating feeling. So I finished off the bar, and two hours later, I was feeling very contented and was no longer stressing over deadlines. Still, I expected more. This bar is a rich, textured snack and a good way to boost your THC levels, but I don't think I'd look to it for a day's source of medicine.