I am rarely, rarely enthused about reviewing an edible. It’s not that I’m not grateful for the badass job I get to do — who gets to review weed and edibles and concentrates for a living? — but I have had a sordid history with those things. I can never get the freaking equation right. Either I eat one and there are no effects, or I eat multiple and I lay on my bed wanting to die as the room spins.
It’s not the edibles’ fault, mind you. It’s my fault. I have no rational approach to edibles. I say one thing, “Start slow. Don’t overdo it.” and then do another.
It happened to me just a couple of weeks ago, in fact. I was laying around my house, which is basically all I freaking do these days, when I decided I’d try to get on the edibles train. After all, our other pot writer, Blaze Ridcully, inexplicably likes them. So why can’t I also like them? I took one, trying to be moderate about my consumption. A couple of hours later there were no effects, so I took another. You guessed it: I felt like death shortly thereafter.
All of that is to say that I am very tepid on the subject of edibles and it’s my own damn fault. That doesn’t mean I won’t try them again, though. In fact, I tried them for this here review, and the result was totally different than it was a couple of weeks ago.
This time I tried Wana Tarts, which are an edible that tastes like a freaking Sweet Tart. What’s interesting about these Wana Tarts is that they don’t come in the normal edible dosage of 10 mg. They’re actually 5 mg each, and come in Sativa, Indica and 1:1 CBD/THC options.
These tarts are meant for microdosing so you don’t overdo it. You can take 5 mg and probably be fine if you’re a regular cannabis consumer — or you can use them to start off slow and not get too high.
You can probably figure out the route I took. I figured if a 10 mg edible doesn’t affect me, I’d need a little more than normal. So, I opted to take three of these bad boys at once.
Down the hatch the 15 milligrams worth of tarts went, but not before making my mouth pucker from the sweet and sour flavor of them. There was a little hint of weed in them, too — but not enough to be unappealing. It was just a slight note of earthy cannabis, but it was in there.
Once they were down my throat, I waited. And waited. And then, about half an hour later, there it was. The old familiar feeling washed over me as the edibles kicked in. I could feel it start at the top of my head and then trickle down into the rest of my body. Rather than being a punch to the face, though, it was a smooth-ass wave — one that washed over me quietly.
It stayed evident for hours after that, as I sat around just thinking about life in my own head. The best way to explain it was an eerie calm, one that I don’t often feel. My brain likes to slosh around from side to side, with ideas poking out like barbed wire every once in a while. These tarts calmed that mess, though, and let me finally sit with myself for longer than a few minutes.
I have spent years trying to find that feeling again. There was a time, long ago, when I’d feel it. I would smoke with a friend and have the most unreal, calm feeling wash over me — despite my head spinning from the weed and the conversation and the hot, sticky summer nights. I couldn’t tell you if it was the atmosphere or the bud or something else entirely, but I know I freaking loved that feeling.
Until now, though, I wasn’t able to replicate it. I’ve tried and tried to find a strain or edible that makes me feel like I used to, but I couldn’t. Not until now, anyway.
It turns out 15 mg of these Wana Tarts is where it’s at. That’s my sweet spot with edibles, I guess. And now that I’ve found it, I finally understand why Blaze likes the damn things. It’s a great feeling when you dose them right.
I didn’t expect to feel like this from an edible — I just expected to feel like I hated life. But this? This is way better than hating life. I’ll take this feeling any day. Guess I’ll be stocking up on these guys from now on. Who’da thunk it?