What kind of THC edible did I have?
February 1, 2020 8:25 PM   Subscribe

Last week I was given a THC gummy by a friend - it was the best drug experience I have ever had, and I'd like to figure out what exactly I ate.

It definitely came from a legal dispensary somewhere in greater New York, but beyond that, for a few reasons, we cannot get any more provenance information. Here's a description:

Roughly 1/4" square, tan, about the color + texture of soft dried apples. Flavorless.

Effect: Seemingly a very low amount of THC, and barely perceptible as a high. What made it remarkable was that it almost immediately gave me a feeling of deep internal warmth, and almost as quickly cut the cortisol and left me feeling calm and relaxed. This lasted for maybe an hour and a half, possibly a bit more, tapering off more slowly than it arrived.

I've got a long but sporadic familiarity with pot, but am completely new to edibles. This was, though, the drug experience I've been looking for for decades - a deep feeling of well-being with very little intoxication, and with short-lived effect - and I'd like to know what it was for future reference. So, weedians of MeFi - what did I eat? Is this recognizable as a specific category of edible?
posted by anonymous to Grab Bag (7 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Sounds like a high-CBD/CBN gummie. Maybe 10:1 CBD/THC?
posted by aramaic at 8:53 PM on February 1, 2020

Greater NY, then the first place that comes to mind is Theory in the Berkshires. Here is a link to their product menu. Maybe you recognize it in the list?
posted by AugustWest at 8:57 PM on February 1, 2020

Right there are no legal dispensaries in New York. Theory in Great Barrington MA is right over the border and hugely popular with New Yorkers on the weekend. They have a line of gummies that is low dose THC (3.5mg) and THC/CBD blended ones too. But so do the other Berkshires dispensaries — Berkshire Roots in Pittsfield, NETA in Northampton, and Canna Provisions in Lee. (I’m a Berkshires resident, lucky me, although edibles do bupkis for me.)

Honestly I wouldn’t worry about finding the same brand. Look for low THC offerings, 3.5mg per dose rather than 5mg. The flavors are always changing at all the dispensaries.

The hint about a “texture like dried apples” does sound like the in house gummies at Berkshire Roots. Theory’s tend to be more gelatinous.
posted by spitbull at 9:13 PM on February 1, 2020 [3 favorites]

Similar to aramaic's guess, I sometimes get a "euphoric calm" from CBD by itself which does not resemble the high or impairment from THC use. But not always. It's a good guess though, particularly with your lack of a high to go with it. Next time you're in a legal state, I'd check out something between pure CBD and a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio.
posted by MillMan at 12:04 AM on February 2, 2020

Agreeing with others -- this sounds like a CBD/THC mix. I usually take a 5:1 CBD:THC ratio to get that soft, warm, relaxed feeling without getting high in the way I do with pure THC.

(Also, wow, that's fast-acting for a gummy! Depending on what's on offer, you might also look at tinctures; I find they hit faster than edibles, and I can control the dosage pretty finely.)
posted by kalimac at 9:54 AM on February 2, 2020

It’s so fast acting that I question it. No cannabis edible gives you an “immediate” feeling of anything for perfectly obvious biochemical reasons. OP you maybe in search of a chimera.
posted by spitbull at 6:07 AM on February 3, 2020 [2 favorites]

By which I mean to say I don’t doubt OP’s experience at all but suspect it can’t be reliably iterated based on finding just the right product, alone.
posted by spitbull at 10:07 AM on February 3, 2020

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