I found one of the most potent cannabis treats I've had lately when I visited Seattle Alternative Medicine Collective (S.A.M. Collective) on Aurora Avenue Monday. Their well-stocked medibles case included something called "XXX Super Fudge with nuts," $12 for two pieces.
By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~
Tue., Jan 24 2012 at 12:00AM
I found one of the most potent cannabis treats I've had lately when I visited Seattle Alternative Medicine Collective (S.A.M. Collective) on Aurora Avenue Monday. Their well-stocked medibles case included something called "XXX Super Fudge with nuts," $10 for two pieces.
?When a marijuana-infused food item can make the difference between a restless, pain-filled night and one of actual rest and relief, that's one of the best possible investments you can make. That's why I love potent medibles.
In a savvy bit of marketing, S.A.M. had some of the Super Fudge out on the counter on toothpicks for patients to sample; I did, and I was impressed with the taste. S.A.M. staff members told me that the fudge is quite potent; I was advised that I shouldn't eat both pieces of fudge at one sitting, and in fact, that it might be a good idea to only eat half of one of them.
I wasn't prepared to be that circumspect, but I did take the instructions to heart enough so that I only had one of the two pieces.That was a good move, as one piece is plenty enough to get quite medicated, with noticeable pain relief and stress reduction, as well as a very pleasant, dreamy lassitude.
This was followed, in my case, by hours of wonderfully restful sleep, blissfully uninterrupted by pain. It's a very rare night when I sleep five hours uninterrupted by chronic pain, but after having a piece of Super Fudge, last night became one of those. Let's hear it for adequate dosage!
Gluten-free fudge and other treats are available for those with dietary restrictions.
You can find S.A.M. Collective at 4023 Aurora Ave. N, telephone 632-4023, website www.samcollective.org. They're open from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from noon to 6 on Saturday, and from noon to 5 on Sunday. First-time patients get a free medicated cookie, and on Tuesdays you get a free cookie with any $50 donation.
Steve Elliott edits Toke of the Town, Village Voice Media's site of cannabis news, views, rumor and humor.