Inevitability has manifested itself -- one of the many lines of cannabis-infused edibles in town has taken the name of this column. When I saw the $10 Ganja Girls Incredible Medibles Dark Chocolate Power Brownie With Almonds in the medibles case at Cannabis Care Foundation, a medical-marijuana access point in Belfair, I knew I'd be consuming this treat with a mouthful of a name.
One of the major selling points -- well, besides the borrowed name, that is -- of the Power Brownie was the fact that dosage information is included on the label. According to said label, the brownie contains "125 milligrams of RSO" (Rick Simpson Oil, a cannabis concentrate which is one form of hash oil). Given that RSO tends to run between 70 and 90 percent THC, it's not very hard to do the math and estimate that one takes in about 90 to 110 milligrams of THC, a quite respectable dose, when eating this treat.
Greatly to the credit of Cannabis Care Foundation, the brownie was fresh, and greatly to the credit of Ganja Girls, it was delicious. Topped with thinly sliced almonds held in place with chocolate syrup, this brownie is a carb orgy which is heavenly with a tall glass of milk. It's an ideal bedtime snack (well, if you aren't into counting calories), because about 45 minutes to an hour after ingestion -- it may take your body awhile to work through the carbs before getting to the THC -- the effects suffuse your body, reducing pain and increasing relaxation and sleepiness.
That brings me to a possible disadvantage of the Power Brownie -- it's so freakin' BIG, it took me awhile to finish the thing, and I'm not known for my dietary moderation. I can imagine patients who are less hearty eaters being very challenged to eat the entire treat in order to get the 125-mg dose of RSO.
I found my Ganja Girls Incredible Medibles Dark Chocolate Power Brownie With Almonds at Cannabis Care Foundation, 23150 NE State Route 3, Belfair, open 7 days a week from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Washington state ID and medical marijuana authorization required.)
Steve Elliott edits Toke of the Town, Village Voice Media's site of cannabis news, views, rumor, and humor.