Atlas Cannabis Infused Gourmet Granola Trail Bar is a 1:1, having equal amounts of THC and CBD. This formula comes in a Lemon, Blueberry and Almond flavor with one bar containing 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD.These are vegan and their only allergen is nuts.
Atlas has another bar called the Peak bar, with the same THC to CBD ratio, but with a Sativa dominant effect and Salted Caramel flavor. As with most Atlas products they are colorfully packaged (they describe the package artist on their website) and interestingly flavored.
The packaging has to be somewhat child proof, so you do need to cut it open. A strong lemon smell greets you immediately. This is not a dry crunchy granola bar (when fresh, I can’t speak to it if you hold onto it for too long), it is a moist, chewy bar.
The flavor is Lemon turned up to 11. I love strong lemon flavor and I was a little taken aback by how lemony it was. I think it’s needed to avoid having you taste the cannabis oil and I was very happy with it as a lemon-flavor lover. The blueberry and almond provide a little bit of a taste counterpoint, but they are only the background at best. Very tasty and not a strong cannabis taste.
I found this bar to have relaxing effects, similar to an Indica-dominant hybrid strain. I was alert enough to pay attention but only in a laid back way. Eventually the relaxing effects took over and I could have easily rested my eyes for a while. I am sensitive to Indica strains, so for folks who like the Indica effects this may be perfect and they may not experience the strong relaxing effect I experienced. It was generally a balanced effect of being alert but feeling chill. I had a mild munchie effect from this edible, but nothing ravenous.
Overall a great tasting LEMON granola bar that is easily portable, has a nice chill experience and can be cut in half for a smaller dose experience.
Altus pills provides cannabis in pill form with no flavorings, similar to aspirin or other medicine that comes in pill form. They come in Sativa, Indica and CBD formulas. The Indica and Sativa are available in 5mg pills and they have a variety of THC/CBD blends.
After testing with half of my usual dose of 10mg – an essential with any new cannabis edible – and feeling no adverse effects, later that week I tried a full dose. I tried a 10mg Sativa pill at 3pm on a Friday afternoon after work, when I wanted some energy, focus and creativity as I prepared dinner and did some cooking for the weekend. I had a late lunch, so my stomach had food on it. I took it with some caffeine and some water, since I usually take pills with water and take some caffeine when I use edibles.
My initial experience was a strange mix of feeling that it was too strong and feeling slightly nauseous to then feeling that it wasn’t very strong at all. It may be down to the blends they use in their hash oil, but I felt effects different from what I usually experience in edibles. There was strong focus and some energy effect. I also experienced what felt like a testosterone boost, what I imagine “roid rage” (from the use of steroids) to be. Feelings of anger and aggression went along with the energy and focus, even though there was nothing externally impacting my emotions. I did not experience as much of the heightened senses that I usually experience with visuals, sounds, smells and tastes.
I was able to cook with a pretty clear head thanks to the focus, but the anger and aggression were unpleasant, as was the nausea. The effects started to fade about 5 hours, so it lasted what is usual length for me. Overall it did feel energetic, but with too sharp an edge for me. When I’ve tried it again since, I get the same unusual effect, feeling easy to anger and on edge. I get none of the usual pleasant positive energy I usually get from a Sativa edible. I’m not sure what causes this effect but it is most unpleasant for me.
As of 2020, Altus products are only available in Colorado and Nevada.
Atlas edibles are a hybrid of a granola bar, a fruit/oat bar and a cookie. They come in Sativa, Indica and two different Hybrid formulations. Each bag contains 80mg of THC. There are four pieces in each bag, each piece contains 20mg of THC. They are colorfully packaged, interestingly flavored and cleverly named.
The two hybrid products are Stratus and Nimbus. Stratus promotes mindfulness & playfulness. It is flavored with lemon caramel, wild blueberries, poppy seeds and a hint of ginger. Nimbus is the other Hybrid flavor, having the same effects as Status but flavored with dark chocolate, hazelnuts, pecans and currants.
The Indica edible, which promotes relaxation, is flavored with Mexican chocolate, warm spices and pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and is called Origin. Click here for our reviews of Origin.
The Sativa edible is called Ember and it promotes functionality and creativity. It’s flavored with caramel, cayenne, toasted cashews and California apricots. If you are sensitive to spicy, don’t be put off because I love spicy and I hardly noticed any heat when I tried it, so it’s a mellow heat offset by the nuts and apricots. It is vegetarian and almost vegan (if your vegan eats honey) with the cannabis infused in coconut oil.
Ember has a pleasant oat bar/moist cookie taste with some crunch from the cashews and a nice fruity finish with the apricots. THC flavor was present but mild, as was the heat from the cayenne, which I hardly could notice. I should note that I like spicy food and have a tolerance for it, so you might notice the cayenne more than I did. Atlas describes it as promoting positivity, functionality and creativity.
The Nimbus Hybrid product suggests it will promote balance, mindfulness and playfulness. It has a pleasant dark chocolate smell with some of the THC coming through. The taste is the same oat-y, sweet nut and fruit flavor as the other Atlas products. The pecan and hazelnut flavors come in behind the chocolate, oat & honey taste. There is a definite cannabis taste but it is mild and quite well balanced with the other flavors, so the taste is neither medicinal nor absent.
It was confusing for me that they called the pieces inside “clusters” a cluster can be a single square or the four squares stuck together could also be a cluster. From just reading the dosing information on the outside I could not tell what I would find inside. Once I opened the package I found four square pieces stuck together with a silicone bag stuck to the bottom of one of the squares.
I had to re-read the instructions and was still confused because the graphic shows one square cut in half, so did that mean half of the four squares stuck together should be cut in half to make what they called a “cluster”? I decided that since there were 80mg in the package, that must mean there were four pieces, each with 20mg, so I pulled apart the four squares.
For my usual test dose of 10mg I cut one of the squares in half. Cutting one of the squares in half required a sharp knife since they are dense and there are nuts inside. It cut cleanly in half. My usual 10 mg dose was just right for this product as I found it strong and potent.
Ember – I took a 10 mg dose of the Sativa edible on a half-empty stomach in the late morning with coffee and I could feel it within 45 minutes. Within an hour I had the full effect of energy and focus. I had so much energy I felt like I could scrub the driveway with a toothbrush if I had to! Luckily I only had usual weekend chores and some cooking to do, so it was perfect.
I had a strong munchie effect from this edible. Since it is strong it likely impacts the blood sugar in a strong way too, so be sure to have your favorite liquids and snacks around.
Nimbus – I took a 10mg dose with my breakfast coffee, pairing it with a piece of bacon to provide the fat that edibles need. I started to feel the effects in less than an hour. Like the Ember product, this one is also potent and delivers a pleasantly noticeable effect. I experienced a clear-headed high, with some energy from the sativa effects and a solid relaxing effect on the body. This wasn’t a foggy-headed or lethargic high that comes with some hybrids that are indica-dominant.
I’ve spent most of my life as a discreet marijuana user. When I use outside of the home, I’m always conscious of my surroundings and the safety to smoke. As I start to rethink smoking pot, I am turning more towards edibles. When I first heard about Altus Indica THC pills I was intrigued by the ability to ingest cannabis so conveniently.
Altus pills come in 5 mg doses. Perfect for micro dosing! However, I am not a micro doser. Since it was the first time trying THC pills, I was concerned about the strength. (Would it be stronger than what I am used to? Would I get too high?) So, I took a smaller than regular amount, just to be safe.
Be conservative and follow packaging instructions when first trying THC pills. They were small tablets and easy to swallow with no bitter aftertaste.
After an hour, I felt a mild, heady buzz. I was still active and moving around the house. However, after an hour and a half, I felt a nice, full body high. I settled down and relaxed. The chair was my friend.
The pills gave me the munchies. So be prepared! Have your favorite, healthy snacks available.
I love the idea of cannabis in pill form. As the marijuana industry expands and the edible market increases, we’ll see more companies offering THC pills. For now, Altus is ahead of their market and offering strain specific Indica and Sativa varieties.
For convenience, discretion and strength, Altus THC pills are worth purchasing and enjoying. They are a great addition to the Cannabis Lover’s medicine cabinet.