When I visit a medical-marijuana access point and peruse their selection of cannabis medibles, my tastes, as Oscar Wilde would say, are simple: I want the very best they have. And for me, a high-dose chronic pain patient, the "very best" means the most potent products in the place. Visiting Fremont's Canna RX last weekend, I had a chance to do exactly that.
So when I look at a line of goodies that come in various strengths -- a line such as Momma Cassie's canine-themed "The Brown(ie) Noser" line of medicated brownies -- I automatically reach for the top of the heap. Momma Cassie's brownies (and other treats; she makes a selection of delicious medibles) come in three strengths: "Little Dog" (167 mg cannabinoid oil), "Big Dog" (251 mg) and "Über Dog" (502 mg cannabinoid oil).
Canna RX's cannabinoid oil -- these Momma Cassie's treats are in-house -- uses alcohol, not butane, propane, or naphtha in the production, thus avoiding benzene and other undesirable byproducts of the cannabinoid extraction process. The oil tests at 73.3 percent THC and 13.3 percent CBD, offering the soothing benefits of both major cannabinoids.
A little math tells me that the Über Dog brownie, with 501 mg of oil, contains just under 366 mg of THC and 65 mg of CBD -- enough to provide powerful relief from the most problematic pain and nausea. These Über Dog brownies, due to their high potency, are $20 apiece, and reputedly represent six to seven servings for "average" patients.
Now, a prudent approach would be to eat one-fourth of the Über Dog and wait an hour before consuming more. My advice, though -- which can rarely be accused of intersecting with "prudent" -- is to eat the whole damn brownie if you want serious solutions for serious pain. That's what I did, and while I got quite medicated from so doing, being heavily cannabinated is never a problem, and you won't hear me complaining about it. That's the idea, right? Rock on.
The brownie tasted great; it was fresh, and the taste of cannabinoid oil was barely detectable (which, for me, is never a problem even when prominent).
Big Kudos to Canna Rx and Momma Cassie for precisely quantifying the doses which are present in all their medibles -- this is the type of labeling information needed throughout the medicinal cannabis industry, because it empowers patients to dose to desired levels without having to guess.
You can find the Über Dog brownie and Momma Cassie's entire delicious line of medibles (don't miss the Paw Prints!) at Canna Rx in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood, 3601 Fremont Ave. N., Suite 210, telephone (206) 588-1637, CannaRxSeattle.com.