Halflit & Moonlit Cannabis-infused suckers and lollipops

by Alton

Half Lit is a line of hard candies and lollipops. The lollipop includes a seed in the stick that you can plant to grow cannabis if you are so inclined. All of the products are Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free, and Artificial Dye-Free. They do not indicate the type or strain of cannabis used to make the candies.

Half Lit Moonlit box and candy

Flavor

I tried the purple colored Moonlit hard candy. It tasted sweet but with no other particular flavor – I was expecting grape or something to match the color. Instead they taste like sugar water, which is a missed opportunity. Who doesn’t want some delicious flavor with their edible? The package lists the flavors as Watermelon Wonderland, Lit Lemonade, Lunar Lavender, Calming Caramel Açaí, Pineapple Paradise, and Hot Mama Mango. I still have no idea what flavor I had.

Half Lit Open Box

Dosage

As with all new edibles, I like to start with half of my usual does of 10mg. You never know how potent an edible will be. When edibles like these don’t indicate what strain is used or even if the cannabis used was Sativa or Indica, you might be hoping for an uplift and creativity but you get couch-lock or fall asleep. That is why I always prefer to know either the type or strain of cannabis in my edibles. Since it is very difficult to cut hard candies in half, I just waited until about half it had dissolved, then put the rest in a small glass dish. I would recommend doing the same with the lollipop if it’s your first time trying it.

Half Lit Lavendar Lollipop

I had no noticeably different effects than I would expect from a mild edible made with hybrid strains. I experienced no creative uplift or relaxation or euphoria. It was pretty “m’eh”.

While the seed in the stick is a novelty, it isn’t compelling enough to persuade me to buy this edible over others. I may try other flavors as perhaps I just got a flavor that doesn’t come through well. My experience of no great effects and no exciting taste makes this something I can’t really recommend.

Strength: 3

Flavor: 1

Website: https://www.gethalflit.com/home

 

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Kikoko Cannabis Infused Organic Teas Review

Kikiko has a line of four tasty teas that deliver various combinations of THC, CBD and CBN. Each one is formulated to deliver specific effects, as their names indicate: Tranquili-Tea, Positivi-Tea, Sympa-Tea and Sensuali-Tea.

Kikoko TeaTranquili-Tea is for relaxing and to help  you sleep, with 5mg of CBN and 3mg of THC. Positivi-Tea is for mood lifting and pain relieving effects with 10mg THC and 5 mg CBD. Sympa-Tea is for pain management and anxiety relief with 3mg of THC and 20mg of CBD. Sensuali-Tea is described as being “for passion and play” on the website, with 7mg of THC.

Kikoko uses organic ingredients and high quality cannabis in their products, so they are a premium product. This creates a price point per dose that is higher than the average edible or beverage. I am frugal so I usually re-use the teabag once. The label clearly says that there is no increase in potency after one minute and that these are single use teabags, but they have enough good flavors that they make a nice second cup of tea even if it doesn’t deliver any cannabis effects.

Tranquili-Tea

Tranquili Tea KikokoThe Tranquili-Tea works very well. About 45 minutes after a cup in the evening I start to feel very relaxed, after an hour I usually feel like heading to bed. I am able to fall asleep easily and stay asleep. If I do get up it is not hard to get back to sleep. I sometimes feel a little something different in the morning, but too slight to call it a hangover, let’s call it a fuzziness that dissipates quickly. I especially love the tastes of peppermint, camomile, lemon myrtle and licorice root that come across without a medicinal taste. I had a friend who has gone through cans and cans of these as he has trouble sleeping and they work like a charm for him.

Ruth is a tea drinker and really likes the taste of Tranquli-Tea. It’s THC dose is low, but she definitely felt the calming effects of the Indica cannabis. She would surely recommend their use as part of an evening wind down routine.

Positivi-Tea

Positivi-Tea KikokoPositivi-Tea has the most THC of any of the Kikoko teas at 10mg. Due to that dosage, this tea has the strongest THC flavor of any of the teas we have tried. It is still barely noticeable and does not make the tea taste bad or medicinal. You have to like mint flavors if you want to like this tea as it has both peppermint and spearmint in it. Ruth is not a fan of peppermint, so this is not a taste she likes. Alton has fond memories of having tried teas in Amsterdam, so he was excited to try this.

While we usually take some caffeine with our edibles, the green tea in this product provides a good amount of caffeine to help boost the effect. Instead of having an edible with breakfast, Alton had this tea along with a medium sized breakfast. Started to feel the effects in a mild way in about an hour, which is longer than usual. Everyone is different and reacts differently to different products. Be aware that these may take longer to have the effects felt than other edibles/drinkables, so be patient when waiting for the effects.

After two hours Alton was only feeling a mild effect, not what he usually expects from a 10mg dose. The effect was noticeable, just weak. So many things effect how we respond on different days like the type and amount of food in our system. Whatever the reason, after two hours he felt he wanted a stronger effect so he augmented it with Mary’s Medicinals THC Transdermal Pen for a boost. The boost helped temporarily but soon he was back to only a mild effect. His experience is that this product is good for people who want a mild effect from a 10mg dose. It isn’t strong enough for him to use without boosting it with something else.

We will review the other two products in a separate post in the near future.

Taste: 8

Strength: 6

Website: www.kikoko.com

 

Super CBD Blueberry Chill Pills Review

From Ruth:

Super CBD Blueberry Chill Pills were very highly recommended to me by my favorite budtender with the day glo yellow hair. She warned me that they were very strong and to take a smaller dose than usual.

Super CBD blueberry chill pills have more THC than CBD so they will give you a decent buzz.

However, the taste was so nasty and medicinal that I almost spit it out. I couldn’t find any blueberry flavor whatsoever, it was like sucking on a NYQUIL lozenge for 5 minutes.

After an hour and fifteen minutes I was able to feel a calm, full body buzz. It was strong and I was very happy that I listened to my budtender regarding a smaller dose.

As far as pain management, I felt significant relief for the bruises on my leg from falling down (not so eloquently) and complete relief of a wrist burn from making tea. I was feeling achy and sore. The pain disappeared for several hours.

I wouldn’t recommend this product because of its taste alone. It’s discreet and compact. Yes, it’s strong, but it tastes repulsive.

From Alton:

I agree that the taste isn’t great, it is sort of like eating cannabis shatter or oil. The slight berry taste just doesn’t compete well with the strong cannabis oil taste.  They are meant primarily for medical use more than getting a buzz.

Chill pills come in medical and recreational versions. Both have 10mg of THC from a hybrid strain. The medical version has 10mg of CBD in each pill, the recreational/adult use version has 5mg of CBD. They are part of a line of chill pills from The Growing Kitchen (link below).

I tried mine at the end of a day working in the garden, feel pretty sore and wanting to chill out. Within 90 minutes my muscle soreness was significantly reduced. I felt relaxed but very able to function. There was no couch-lock or heavy head effect, just a nice anti-stress and pain relief effect. Just the kind of chill out experience I was hoping for. After eating the effects were reduced and after about 3 hours I was feeling a little tired, likely a combination of just being tired plus the relaxing effects of the THC.

I was not put off by the less-than pleasant taste and if you are looking for a solid medicinal effect, this can be a great choice. As always, start with a low dose – these are potent!

Taste: 3

Strength: 8

Website: http://thegrowingkitchen.org/edibles/