It’s not very often that I’m stumped by a new product at the dispensary. I spend a lot of time smoking and ingesting cannabis — for work and otherwise — and I am typically pretty good about staying on top of what’s happening with new products.
I have apparently been slacking recently, though, because I just stumbled upon a new product from Wyld that was both confusing and intriguing to me. Let me explain.
I’ve tried out a few of Wyld’s cannabis gummy options in the past, and while I like what they have to offer — gummies with 1:1 THC to CBD and other options — I’m not a huge fan of edibles in general. I typically steer clear of them and make Blaze Ridcully, our other pot writer, do that dirty work instead.
But Blaze was busy during the deadline stretch for this issue and couldn’t contribute an edible review, so I was stuck with the dirty work instead.
That dirty work was made easier when I found a new option from Wyld: the Wyld Pear Gummies. Pear isn’t a flavor you come across very often with edibles, but that’s not what made these gummies stand out.
What made these Wyld Pear Gummies intriguing was that rather than your standard 10 milligram THC gummies, these pear-flavored gummies are a 1:1 THC to CBG combo, with 10 milligrams of THC and 10 milligrams of CBG.
Yes, you’re reading that right. That is not a typo. I do mean CBG.
And that’s what makes these gummies unique. Unlike the other standard gummy options, these gummies are made with CBG, which is not exactly the most common cannabinoid to find in an edible.
If you’re unfamiliar with CBG, here’s what you need to know. Cannabigerol, or CBG, is considered the “mother of all cannabinoids.” That’s because CBGA, the acidic precursor to CBG, can be found in huge quantities in young hemp and cannabis plants before they mature. Over time, CBGA transforms primarily into CBD and THC, two cannabinoids you’re undoubtedly familiar with. The rest becomes CBG, but CBG typically only accounts for about 1% of the plant mass.
This makes CBG a rare, or minor, cannabinoid. But being found in rare quantities doesn’t mean it’s useless. CBG is actually really great for anxiety, which I deal with in abundance. Always fun living in my brain!
There are other potential benefits of CBG, too. There are a number of possible medical uses for CBG. It’s effective in treating glaucoma, it can help treat the inflammation caused by IBS, and it may even help to fight cancer cells in the body. And, it may even help stimulate your appetite — which is a huge benefit for certain types of medical patients.
While I can’t say definitively that CBG will stimulate the appetite, I can tell you anecdotally that this minor cannabinoid worked its magic on my appetite. Here’s what happened.
I took two of these 10 mg gummies at about 8 p.m. one night. (Note: I double- dosed because edibles, like cannabis, require a higher dosage for me these days. Double at your own risk.) They tasted less like pear and more like a spicy, slightly skunky piece of fruit. What fruit? I do not know. The weed taste was overwhelming enough to hide it.
Luckily, weed taste doesn’t bother me, but that is something to note if you hate it. These do not taste like pear.
It took about 20 minutes or so for them to start kicking in. Once they did, I was — as is typical with edibles for me — a complete pile of mush. My limbs were entirely too relaxed. My body was done for. I was a blob. And, the effects hit my brain just as hard at the same time. I went from wide awake and anxious to a sleepy little blob in no time flat. It was all I could do to keep my eyes open. I didn’t fight it and just went with it instead.
I’m pretty sure I slept like a rock for the first couple of hours after ingesting them. But at some point, I woke up to that unmistakable rumbling in my stomach. I was starving AND stoned.
It took me a few minutes to stumble my way to the kitchen, but by the time I made it there, the munchies had kicked in full force. I needed food — stat.
I piled everything ever on a plate and then shoveled it in my mouth before stumbling back to bed.
I didn’t even bother to clean up my mess. No shame in my game.
It took all of 30 seconds for me to pass back out, too. I don’t know what kind of magic is in CBG, but I’ll take it. That NEVER happens.
And, I woke up this morning, rested and relaxed, only to find the biggest mess I’d ever seen in my kitchen.
So, that was fun. Nothing like cleaning up old bread crumbs and some Twizzler wrappers first thing in the morning.
Anyway, that’s how I know that CBG will stimulate your appetite. Cause I ate every damn thing in sight and then left the evidence for my sober self to clean up in the morning.
Do I love edibles now that I have had these Wyld gummies? No, not really. I’m just not an edibles person.
But I do apparently love CBG, even if it makes me ingest the equivalent of 98,000 calories in one sitting. It’s relaxing, knocks out my anxiety, and even lulls me to sleep after I binge-eat everything in the house. And that, my friends, is a win, even if it requires a couple of pear-flavored edibles to get there.