I’m always interested in ways to consume cannabis, within reason. One of the ways that had interested me is cannabis tinctures. Having read Liber 420 by Chris Bennett, I became aware that creating cannabis tinctures was a very old practice done by alchemists during the middle ages.
Having done additional research, it became apparent that taking cannabis in a tincture was similar to edibles except you can control the dosage and the onset is much quicker. With this in mind, I purchased the Wishing Well Hybrid tincture.
The dosage recommendation was 4mg, with each drop being 1 mg of THC. Having experienced a 10mg edible in Vegas, I decided that an 8mg dose would be good for a first time. With that, the drops went down and I awaited the adventure.
Within about 30 minutes, the effects could be felt. Dry mouth started to kick in and I was feeling the effects of the THC. It was a very pleasant onset but not an overpowering high that is normally felt immediately after smoking. The full effects of the tincture took about 2 to come about and it lasted into the evening with the high being overall relaxing. The dinner that night was very enjoyable and we relaxed in the hotel room watching TV and playing card games.
While it is billed as a hybrid, this tincture was definitely indica leaning. The high was very much a body buzz that enhanced sensory feeling. Subsequent takings of the tincture repeated this effect. Overall, the effects were very enjoyable and once fully onset were comparable to smoking. With the dosage being controlled and given that there are over 100 doses in the tincture bottle, this is now my second favorite way of consuming cannabis behind smoking.
Update: Added Randy.
Update 4/9/2020: Added Scott Gagnon “Deez Nuts”
Update 4/16/2020: Removed Brandon Dorfman
Twitter is a very volatile platform. Anonymous troll accounts pop up constantly and public figures face numerous messages, both pro and against. Not surprising, my account has caused some stir.
My need to remain anonymous is mostly to protect my family and employment. Federal prohibition has created a rats nest of laws that can condemn someone for using a substance within 30 days. Note: I do not work in a safety sensitive position.
This, of course, leads the prohibs to think I am just a troll account. Well, unfortunately, I am not. I have a variety of opinions and connections to local NORML groups.
Below is a list of all the prohibitionist accounts, to my knowledge, that have blocked me. I’m sure this list will grow but this most certainly is a “who’s who” of the prohib world.
**This will be a multi-part series of posts**
Cannabis legalization has taken a very long and difficult journey in New York state. Since the 1970s, cannabis has been “decriminalized” with possession amounting to a $100 fine. Our current Governor, Andrew Cuomo, has also historically been against any cannabis legalization efforts and was also very slow to bring about a medical marijuana program.
Queue up the western states legalizing cannabis through voter referendum. The majority of these states have seen a windfall in taxes especially in Colorado where they are setting records with tax income solely from cannabis.
To much surprise, Cuomo announced that he has tasked the Department of Health to undergo an impact study of cannabis legalization as well as hold listening tours throughout the state to get input from voters.
The Department of Health findings were significant. The Dept. found that legalizing adult-use cannabis would be a net benefit for state health. The 75 page report is incredibly detailed, documented, and presents a clear picture of both the pro and con sides of marijuana legalization.
After the report came out, DoH officials went on a listening tour in select cities to voter input. I did attend and speak at the one that was closest to me, and let me tell you the kinds of crazy that came out were almost hilarious. At one point, a speaker got up and said that all drugs(even FDA approved ones) were going to be the cause for society to collapse in biblical proportions. Surprisingly, the police representative did not result to traditional prohibitionist fearmongering; he simply stated he feels a sober society is a safer society.
With all this positive momentum, Cuomo officially announced his support for legalized cannabis in the annual budget proposal. While there had been a legalization bill already in the NYS Senate titled the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, the budget proposal was a way for the measure to be forced. By law, the budget must be passed by April.
Stay tuned for part 2.