Have you ever innocently nestled into your couch for the evening only to forget you were stoned to high Zuul and then you start hearing UFO interference? No? Just me? Cool, cool.
Let me provide a little more context.
This week, Wana hooked us up with some products off of their Wana Quick line: peach Bellini gummies at 5 mg each and strawberry margarita 1:1 gummies that came in 5 mg of CBD and 5 mg of THC.
Now, what’s so late and great about Wana Quick edibles? Well, let’s get into a bit of science. To start, the cannabinoids in marijuana are oils which means that, most of the time, when you take an edible, it’s metabolized into the liver rather than the bloodstream. This is why, when you ingest an edible, most of the time, it takes around an hour for the THC to take effect.
With Wana Quick, however, an encapsulation technology is used to increase the edible’s solubility and it is absorbed into the bloodstream instead which means that these gummies take effect within 5-15 minutes and last for roughly 2-4 hours.
When I took these gummies, I noticed something interesting. Let me be blunt: edibles tend to knock me on my ass. However, with these I realized I didn’t feel like my face was melting or that I was a video game character in a virtual reality hellscape.
This, I learned, is because of the increased solubility of the gummies. When edibles are absorbed through the liver, the THC is converted into an 11-Hydroxy molecule which creates a more intense stoned experience. Because these Wana edibles are absorbed through the bloodstream, however, the TCH turns into the Delta-9-THC molecule. As a result, the effects are much less intense though still very pleasant.
I found myself experimenting with the peach Bellini and strawberry margarita gummies to see what kind of impact they had. I first took them separately before combining them into a single stoned fest.
The strawberry margarita was a tasty flavor – a delicious mix of sweet strawberry and acidic limey aftertaste. No boozy or weedy aftertaste here for those of you wondering. Each of the strawberry margarita pieces comes with 5 mg of CBD and 5 mg of THC so you’re most likely not going to get real stoned ingesting these. These are great if you’re looking for something to take the edge off of anxiety, need to relax, or want nothing more than to fall asleep (which is what I did).
The peach Bellini brought me back to the days when we could get slightly hungover at brunch without the fear of contracting a deadly virus. Alas ... here we are! This delicious edible had much more of a THC kick to it. This gummy will make literally every damn thing funny, even if it isn’t. And I mean it. You’ll be watching Forensic Files in your living room and a somber scientist will explain why it was important evidence that there were no onions found in a dead victim’s stomach after an autopsy and you will laugh your actual ass off.
Finally, one evening, I decided to get experimental and combine these two gummies to see what kind of edible concoction I’d get out of it. It turned out to be a rather intense experience. See, on their own, the two gummies are much less severe when it comes to their impact. Together, however, that combination of CBD and heavier-handed THC made for, shall we say, a bit more of a hallucinogenic experience. Sitting on my couch, I was convinced I was getting UFO radar signals from space and was quick to inform my friend and fellow weed writer, DGO Pufnstuf. They were not convinced that whatever I was experiencing was based in reality, but they also didn’t tell me my experience was totally off base. After all, when the extraterrestrials do come I fully expect to be stoned off my ass.
If you’re looking for an opportunity to change up your edibles game, Wana Quick is where you’re going to find some variety, especially if you’re wanting to avoid an intense high. These gummies are especially useful for when you’re having trouble falling asleep or looking for an edible high that doesn’t last for a long period of time. I am a personal convert to these treats and am looking forward to the evolution of edible solubility. In the meantime, you can find me stocking up on these for the remainder of COVID-19.
— Sir Blaze Ridcully