Atlas Pomegranate Green Tea CBD + THC Cannabis Beverage Mix Review

Pomegranate Green Tea cannabis-infused beverage mix from Atlas lets you make your own beverage and moderate your dose once you mix it up. Each package comes with 10mg of CBD and 5mg of THC. The package is a single serving that you mix with 12 oz. of water and they recommend you do not separate the powder into portions before you mix it up.

As with all edibles and drinkables, it’s important to try new products at half of your usual dose the first time, until you know how strong the effects are for you. Since my usual dose of THC is 10mg and up to 15mg for CBD, I was willing to try this package since, in my experience, CBD reduces the impact of THC.

If you are sensitive to THC or CBD, or you don’t know what your tolerance is, only drink half of the mix you make and wait two hours to make sure you don’t take more than is enjoyable for you. That will give you 5mg of CBD and 2.5 mg of THC, which for some folks is plenty.

The package needs to be cut open to pour out the powder. There was a distinctive sugar and red Kool-Aid type smell from the powder. They recommend that you add the powder to twelve ounces of water in a container with a lid you can close so you can shake it up to mix it.

The ingredients include a few forms of sweetener including cannabis-infused cane sugar. It also contains stevia, which I find gives a dry aftertaste.

Taste

I use stevia for coffee and tea, but I find the aftertaste too pronounced and unpleasant to be enjoyable for most cold drinks. It is too much for me in this product, as there is slight citric acid aftertaste along with the stevia taste and I found that unpleasant. It made me want to drink something else to get the taste out of my mouth.

This tasted more like lemonade with some red, cherry-like flavor more than pomegranate to me. It reminded me of that red, generic flavored powdered kids drink mix, but more tart with the citric acid lemony taste and the stevia aftertaste. The ingredients list natural flavors but doesn’t say what those flavors are. Beet juice makes the reddish color, so there are no artificial colors used.

Effects

I did begin to feel the effects within a half hour, with the reduction of any pain from inflammation I might be experiencing lessened, which I usually find with CBD. Being a liquid, there is less a bit less digesting to be done, so I usually find that cannabis infused beverages have a slightly faster onset for me than most edibles.

There is no indication of what strain(s) are used when extracting the THC, so it can be hard to judge what impact to expect. I found the effects slightly relaxing and it gave me a slightly stoned feeling mentally. I always prefer to know what strain was used or if it is a sativa, indica or hybrid, as that can tell me what impact I can expect.

I find CBD is much more effective on pain and discomfort when paired with THC, so I appreciate the 2-1 ration of Atlas’s beverage mix. I don’t expect a CBD-focused product to give me the elevated experience of a product that is purely or primarily THC. Expect the pain relief, relaxation and anti-inflammatory impacts that are typical for CBD.

Wrap Up

At my dispensary, a single serving size is priced at $7.50 plus tax. They do sell a four-pack, priced at $22 plus tax, bringing the price down to $5.50 per dose before tax. If you look at our Cost Per 10mg Dose comparison, this is on the more expensive end of options.

The effects are what I would expect from a 2-1 CBD + THC edible or drinkable. For me, the strong aftertaste was too much. I prefer the Lemongrass Ginger flavor. While I wouldn’t make this beverage mix part of my regular routine, for those who don’t mind the flavor and who like the effects provided, this could be a fine addition to their CBD edibles & drinkables collection.

Taste: 2

Strength: 6

Website: http://atlasedibles.com/pomegranate-green-tea

Artet Cannabis-Infused Mixed Drink Review

Artet is a cannabis-infused mixed drink. They make a “Cannabis Aperitif” as well as two flavors of mixed drink, which is what this review covers. This product is manufactured by Spacestation, the manufacturers of other infused beverages, including the Cann and Wünder line of products and infused by Vertosa. Artet is billed as a “Cannabis Beverages Crafted for Cocktail Moments”. Each Artet can is filled with 8 ounces of a 1:1 THC and CBD mix and has 5mg of CBD and 5mg of THC. They are sold as singles and also come in a four-pack.

Artet “is a blend of cannabis and botanicals that work in harmony to make Artet as fun as it is functional”. They have a variety of cocktail recipes on their website, link at the end of this review. The can is a single serving that you pop open and pull the tab back to reveal the opening for drinking or pouring.

Artet Cannabis Infused Mixed Drink Rosemary Jane flavor eight ounces next to cocktail glass with rosemary stem and grapefruit slice

As with all edibles and drinkables, it’s important to try new products at half of your usual dose the first time, until you know how strong the effects are for you. Since my usual dose of THC is 10mg and up to 15mg for CBD, I tried one can to judge the effects of half my usual dose. In my experience, CBD reduces the impact of THC, so if I consume a 1:1 blend of CBD and THC, I can sometimes take more than my usual dose, but not always.

If you aren’t sure of your tolerance or usual dose, try half a can then wait an hour or more to judge the effects and make sure you don’t take more than is enjoyable for you. That will give you 2.5mg of CBD and 2.5 mg of THC, which for some folks is plenty. If after time you don’t feel much or very little, you know you can try a full can and then judge that effect.

The ingredients are mostly plant based and seemed okay for vegetarians and vegans. The primary sweetener is cane sugar. Tet & Tonic flavor runs 35 calories the Rosemary Jane at 40 calories and they have 6 and 7 grams of sugar respectively.

Taste

We tried the “Tet & Tonic” and the “Rosemary Jane” flavors. There was a pleasant grapefruit smell from the Rosemary one and a lemony, slightly herbal smell form the other. These are delicate and complex flavors, so if that isn’t your thing these might not be for you. Don’t expect grape soda candy or infused alcohol kinds of flavors, these are more like a sweet wine or a sweet herbal tea infusion in terms of flavor.

The taste was delicate with the sweet citrus flavors dominating but with complexity from the herbal infusions of rosemary and chamomile. I expected them to be stronger on the herbal flavors, but they were not dominating, they harmonized well with the sweet of the sugar and the sour of the citrus. The ingredients lists plant-based ingredients but doesn’t say if all of the ingredients are plant based.

We saw no indication of any organic ingredients, so folks with concerns about pesticides or other chemicals commonly used on commercial plant ingredients might want to investigate that with the producer. From the ingredient list is does appear that no artificial colors are used.

Effects

I did begin to feel the effects within a half hour, with the reduction of any pain from inflammation I might be experiencing lessened, which I usually find with CBD. Being a liquid, there is less a bit less digesting to be done, so I usually find that cannabis infused beverages have a slightly faster onset for me than most edibles.

There is no indication of what strain(s) are used when extracting the THC, so it can be hard to judge what impact to expect. I found the effects slightly relaxing and it gave me a slightly stoned feeling mentally. I always prefer to know what strain was used or if it is a sativa, indica or hybrid, as that can tell me what impact I can expect.

I find CBD is much more effective on pain and discomfort when paired with THC, so I appreciate the 1:1 ratio of Artet “drinkables”. I don’t expect a CBD-focused product to give me the same elevated experience of a product that is purely or primarily THC. Expect the mild pain relief, relaxation and anti-inflammatory impacts that are typical for CBD. I was pleasantly surprised once I took my full dose of 10mg THC and 10mg CBD to find the relaxing effects quite potent, similar to having a few beers. The physical relaxation comes with some mental relaxation too. As mentioned above, try a new edible or drinkable several times at lower than your normal dose, then build up your usual dose, before even thinking of taking more than a standard dose. Start low and go slow.

Artet Cannabis Infused Mixed Drinks Rosemary Jane and Tet & Tonic flavor eight ounce cans

Wrap Up

The effects were a little stronger than I might have expected from a 1:1 CBD + THC edible or drinkable at the 10mg dose. Once I had tried them, two 5mg doses were just perfect to provide a few hours of relaxation, ideal for a virtual cocktail hour.

At my dispensary, a single serving size is priced at $6.00 plus tax with the four-pack priced at $20 plus tax, bringing the price down to $5.00 per dose before tax. If you look at our Cost Per 10mg Dose comparison, this is on the more expensive end of options, as it works out to either $10 or $12 per 10mg dose.

I could see this as part of my regular set of options when I want a special cannabis infused “cocktail” with the relaxing effects of CBD. For those who like refined flavors, enjoy cocktails and who like the effects, this is a fine addition to the top shelf of a CBD edibles & drinkables collection.

Taste: 7

Strength: 7

Website: https://artet.com/

KoKo Nuggz + THC Chocolate Chip Cannabis Edibles Review

KoKo Nuggz +THC edibles care a cannabis infused cereal treats. They come in eight different flavors. For this review we tried the Chocolate Chip flavor. Think Rice Krispy squares but made with Cocoa Puffs cereal and covered in green chocolate. Each jar contains 100mg of THC. There are ten pieces in each jar, each piece contains 10mg of THC.

Be aware that “Koko Nuggz” also come as just a candy treat with no THC. They ship those everywhere, but the “KoKo Nuggz +THC” can only be purchased at a licensed dispensary, you cannot order the THC version online. The candy version is great for fooling folks, as they look so close to actual cannabis flower, but they will not provide the elevated experience that the +THC version provides.

They are packaged in a glass jar with a green wrapper and screw lid. They are shaped to look like frosty cannabis flower buds, which is very cute and clever.

koko nuggz thc cannabis infused green colored cocoa covered cereal treats in the shape of cannabis buds

Product

All of the products are made with a blend of cannabis oil. They do not come in Sativa, Indica or any specific Hybrid formulation, so it’s not easy to know what type of effects to expect.
The jar is easy enough to open with a child safe lid you push down as you unscrew.

These are a gluten free treat, but they are full of sugar and very sweet. Talk about a sugar rush, these could be a shock to your system if you don’t eat a lot of sugar. They also have a lot of saturated fat. Thankfully they are low in sodium. They do contain milk so they are not vegan or vegetarian friendly unless you are lacto-ovo vegetarian (vegetarians who consume milk and egg products). They also contain artificial flavors and coloring, so these are not the product for you if are looking for an all natural cannabis edible. These are a sugary treat, like a can of soda or a candy bar.

Dosing

We are not sure how they make the nuggets a similar size or ensure each one has 10mg of THC, since they are irregularly shaped. It is not easy to accurately cut these in half to get a 5mg dose, as the irregular shape and the fact that pieces can break off when you cut them makes accuracy a challenge. If you are looking to try this at a lower dose, like 2.5mg, that would be very difficult.

As we all edibles, we highly recommend you start with half of your usual dose until you know the strength of the edible and how it will react with your body. If you don’t know your regular dose, it’s always best to start with a 2.5mg dose and see how that effects you. If you feel little or no impact, wait at least 6 hours or wait until another day to try a higher dose, then move up to 5mg. As our usual dose is 10mg, we did the best we could to estimate half of a nug for the first try.

kokonuggz thc cannabis infused chocolate chip cocoa covered cereal treats

After feeling little impact from a 5mg dose, I went up to my usual 10 mg dose, it was pretty right for this product as I felt effects at the 10mg level. I would not call these strong or potent in my experience.

Effects

I took a 10 mg dose on a half-empty stomach in the afternoon with caffeine and I could feel it within an hour. By ninety minutes I felt the full impact. Because this is not made with Sativa or Indica strains specifically, you get a middle of the road effect that could potentially be different with each batch since different batches could be made with different blends of cannabis oil.

I did not have an effect of energy and focus. It was more of a body high, with some physical relaxation but not a strong impact. The head effect was a little fuzzy, not euphoric or dreamy at all, but a classic “stoned” kind of feeling. It definitely did not leave me feeling mentally sharp or physically energized, more of a slightly relaxed and dull elevation experience.

I had a strong munchie effect from this edible. Since it is full of sugar it impacts the blood sugar in a strong way too, so be sure to have your favorite liquids and snacks around. Eating some protein with this edible would be a good idea to help balance out the sugar roller coaster.

A delicious sugary gluten-free treat infused with THC that is fun to look at and eat.

As of 2021, only available in California.

Flavor: 7

Strength: 6.5

Website: http://kokonuggzthc.co/thc-jars/

Manufactured by http://www.trendhausdistro.com

7Sacred Cannabis Infused Caramels Review

7Sacred makes farm-to-table cannabis-infused caramels, incorporating local ingredients from Colorado. 7Sacred is based in Telluride, Colorado and was founded by Mike Alagna, who was a professional chef for over 30 years. Besides caramels, 7Sacred also makes truffles and fruit chews using fruit from Colorado.

The caramels are made with cannabis oil sourced from organic cultivators. They make Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid formulas with different flavors including Salted Honey, Apple Butter and Peach and Black Cherry. Not only are they type-specific (Indica/Sativa/Hybrid), which I love, they also use organic ingredients whenever possible, a big plus.

I tested a Sativa batch of the High Desert Salted Honey, made with Colorado honey. The Indica, Hybrid and Sativa caramels all have 10mg of THC in each caramel, with the bag holding 10 pieces for a total of 100mg per bag.

Salted Honey Sativa 7 Sacred Cannabis Infused Caramels

They also make a 20mg small package with 2 pieces of caramel and they make truffles as well. These THC caramels are only available in Colorado as of 2021.

7Sacred Caramels are made with quality ingredients and they taste great. There is only the slightest cannabis oil taste to these edibles, but it’s barely noticeable.The High Desert Salted Honey flavor reminds me of a cross between saltwater taffy and caramels, with a sweet buttery yet salty taste. There is no strong cannabis aftertaste like you get with some edibles. The Salted Honey caramel is made with condensed milk and butter, so it is not suitable for vegans.

Each carame is individually packaged, so they are easy to throw into a backpack or cooler. Like most caramels, they can get sticky and soft when warm, so keep them away from heat to avoid an unfortunate melting. As with most edibles, I keep these in the refridgerator to help preserve the potency and flavor. I found that they are soft enough soon after coming out of the fridge, and I could lea the out for about 10 mins to get a softer texture.

The batch I tried had 9.52mg of THC per piece (I appreciate that 7Sacred and Colorado include the actual dose). I always try half of my usual dose the first time I use an edible, so in this case since my usual dose is 10mg or a little more, I brought a caramel to room temperature and it was fairly easy to cut it up with a sharp knife. If your usual dose is 5mg, you can cut one into four pieces without too much trouble to give you a tasting does of 2.5mg.

After two hours of taking a half dose I did not feel much. Another day I took a whole caramel and while I did notice some effect it wasn’t as strong as I would like. I took them as usual with coffee and a small sized breakfast that included some fat to help the THC metabolize.

What effects we experience from edibles can vary with what we have eaten, other chemicals in our systems, etc. , so be aware of the food in your system when taking edibles.

After trying a whole caramel two more times and feeling noticeable but not strong effects, I cut a caramel into four pieces so I could try one and one quarter for a does around 12mg of THC. That dose worked best for me with these edibles.

I did not feel a strong energetic effect from this Sativa edible, but did have sharp mental focus and some energy. I did not find it dreamy, with no more of a spacey head than other sativa edibles. I did find it uplifting and with a but of an caffeine type energy buzz, so for me this is something I would rather use in the afternoon or in the morning, not in the evening. Well maybe if I was going out for the night, wanted to be uplifted and didn’t have to drive.

I appreciate these being clearly Sativa and providing the type of effects I’d generally expect from a Sativa.

Overall an excellent cannabis edible choice that uses local Colorado ingredients, organic cannabis and comes in tasty flavors.

Made in Colorado and only available in that state as of 2022.

Flavor: 6

Potency: 6

Website: none available at time of publication

Garden Society Sativa Cannabis-Infused Dark Chocolates Review

Garden Society’s Sativa cannabis-infused dark chocolates are vegan and gluten-free. They are infused with a Sativa strain of cannabis from the famous Mendocino County, California area. As one of the few vegan options in chocolate cannabis edibles, they are a welcome addition for folks who are eating in a more animal-friendly way. The product tag line is “Sativa for a Brighter Day” and they deliver.

My local dispensaries charges around $26 for a 100mg package, making it $2.60 for each 10mg serving of THC. An individual single-does package is $6.00, so while you may want to buy a few single doses to try them out, financially it makes better sense to buy the 100mg bag.

The bag is a standard two-handed pull apart resealable pouch. The bites are not individually wrapped so to keep them their freshest, make sure the package is properly resealed and kept them refrigerated.

Dosing & Flavor

The smell from the bag is a chocolatey spicy smell. The chocolates are nicely finished with a gold colored logo pattern. The squares are substantial and the insides have a nice medium texture that is soft to bite through. It’s great to let them slowly melt in your mouth, to really savor the chocolate spice flavors.

Flavored with Ceylon cinnamon, cayenne pepper and organic New Mexico chili powder, these chocolates have a nicely mild spice level. As someone who loves spicy foods and has a tolerance for them, I found the spice level mild, but it may be closer to medium for folks who are sensitive to peppery heat.

The flavor is chocolatey and doesn’t have any bad aftertaste or strong cannabis taste. They taste of natural ingredients with no artificial flavor taste.

As we always recommend with new edibles, try half of your usual dose before trying a full dose as you never know how strong something will effect you. The chocolate squares are pretty easy to cut or bite in half to give a 5mg THC dose. Even being experienced with edibles and with a usual dose of 10mg of THC, I always began with a 5mg THC dose since you never know how your body will react with new cannabis edibles. After waiting over two hours and having only light effects for that trial run, on a different day I moved to my usual full dose of 10mg.

Effects

I appreciate edibles that are labeled specifically with Sativa, Indica or Hybrid, as they give me a better idea of what effects to expect. The effects I experienced were what I would expect from a Sativa strain, mostly mental stimulation and less physical impacts. I found these bites provided a mild physical relaxation without hardly any “stoned” feeling.

The effects for me were an energetic effect, mentally stimulating and put me in an elevated mood. That combined well with the mildly relaxed physical impacts to help me get some things done around the house without being too spaced out to accomplish anything. I also didn’t experience the “over-caffeinated” effects I get with some Sativa edibles. It was a nice uplifted feeling with a positive mood boost and motivated energy.

For me, these are perfect for the daytime, or anytime you want some extra energy and mood lift. They could be good for socializing, as I didn’t experience any anxiety or anti-social feelings. They definitely have a good strength level, so I wouldn’t take more than my usual dose. I did find the effects supported creativity, so I could see doing creative work on these edibles, as long as I avoided any activity that doesn’t go well with being impaired – I wouldn’t weld metal or blow glass on these, for example.

An excellent choice if you’re looking for natural ingredients, in a delicious vegan, gluten free cannabis chocolate edible. These chocolate squares satisfy the sweet tooth and provide an pleasantly uplifted experience. A creative elevation experience in a vegan package.

Taste: 7

Strength: 8

Website: The Garden Society

Humboldt Apothecary Relax CBD Cannabis-Infused Tincture Review

Humboldt Apothecary makes a variety of tinctures in varying formulas. Their Relax CBD formula provides 6.3mg of CBD and 2.1mg of THC in each dose.

This cannabis-infused tincture is made with coconut oil and vitamin E, flavored with essential oils of lavender, basil, bergamot and sweet orange. Each of their formulas is designed for specific effects, such as sleep support and this one is designed to both relax and provide CBD effects such as helping with inflammation. Zero alcohol, zero carbs, vegan, gluten-free and sugar free.

Packaging

Relax CBD, like most of the Humboldt Apothecary tinctures, comes in a standard sized glass bottle with a child-proof lid opening mechanism. Similar to some prescription bottles, you have to push the cap down to open it. Since the cap is quite small, it can be difficult for folks with limited hand movement to open the cap. It takes some strength even if you don’t have had mobility issues. I would love to see a larger cap that is easier to grip for folks with arthritis or other movement restricting conditions

The lid conatins a dropper, with graduated indications for 0.5 and 1.0 mg. It can be a challange to fill up the dropper with a full dose of 1mg, so I find it easier to use the 0.5 mark to measure out a dose. As with all cannabis infused products you ingest, always try half of your usual dose first. Each product reacts differently to our unique body chemistry.

Dosing & Taste

I first tried half of a dose – 0.5mg – from the dropper, under my tongue. The packaging suggests that you can administer the tincture that way or in a favorite beverage or even in a recipe.

I first tried half dose, containing around 3.1mg CBD and 1mg THC on a half-full stomach in the afternoon and I could start to feel the effects within half an hour. It was a very mid, relaxed feeling with no dramatic effects. The effects lasted a few hours and indicated a full dose would be appropriate to try.

The tincture has a lavender-basil-bergamot flavor with a slight cannabis taste, so I was fine not to cover up the flavor with anything. I actually love the flavor as I’m a fan of lavender in general, including teas and baked goods.

Effects

These tinctures are specially formulated to be terpene-rich, using specific chemicals that occur in cannabis to tailor the effects of the tincture. When combined with other ingredients that have similar chemical properties, in this case with the lavender and basil, it creates a more tailored effect than you get with products made with a mix of random hybrid strains.

After my initial test dose indicated that the effects were mild for me, I tried a full dose, 6.3mg of CBD and 2.1mg of THC. My average dose for edibles is 10mg of THC, so I didn’t expect much of the THC effects I get with a higher THC dose. I also aim for about 10mg of CBD when I’m looking for pain relief or other CBD effects. I always want a CBD product with THC, as the two compounds complement each other. I get much more relief from CBD when it is combined with THC at a low ration, like the 3:1 in Relax CBD.

Initial effects for me were relaxation and Indica-type effects of a very mild heavy head. I was concerned the effects would be the same as a depressant like alcohol at first. Then the heavy head went away and the relaxation stayed.

I experienced a good solid body effect, like I would expect from a strain that is good for relaxing the body without drowsiness. The head was not spacey or spaced out, I was able to make dinner without a problem. I did experience a slight increase in my senses as I have with some edibles and tinctures. A slight uplift in mood was a pleasant addition to the anti-inflammation and calming CBD effects.

I found one full dose was perfect for a noticeable, relaxing effect that was very functional. For those days when I am especially stressed or want a stronger impact, I’m okay with adding another quarter or half a dose to increase the effect, now that I know what is a solid dose for me.

I am especially sensitive to the Indica type of effects from some products that can make me feel dull headed or sleepy or even create couch-lock. I like that Relax CBD tincture provides solid relaxation without strongly sedating me. I can be functional even if I’m not especially feeling energetic, and I could kick back on the couch or be talked into a nap if I felt like going that way too.

Relax CBD tincture is most appropriate for times when you are feeling anxious or stressed or for that time of day when you want to relax and unwind. I found it perfect for calming down after watching the news, or for a relaxing dinner and a movie without couch lock or passing out.

Strength: 8

Flavor: 9

Website: https://humboldt-apothecary.com/relax-cbd/