I Tried 3 Unique Edibles, But Only One Gave Me a Good High
Marijuana has been legal in the state of California since January, joining Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Colorado, Nevada, Massachusetts, and Maine, where you can purchase weed for fun. Since the legalization, dispensaries have gotten a makeover. Instead of needing a card from a “doctor,” now all you need is a valid ID proving you are 21 years of age. Today, dispensaries are catering to a completely different customer: the cannabis curious, AKA me.
I checked out a bunch of packaged edibles at my local dispensary MedMen. If you live in California, you might have seen its red billboards featuring a close-up of diverse models encouraging you to shop, relax, play, or heal because “it’s legal.” Walking into the West Hollywood MedMen, I felt like Charlie in the Chocolate Factory, but instead of needing a golden ticket to enter, all I needed was my driver’s license.
Back in the day, edibles seemed limited to gummies or brownies packaged in clear plastic with huge green marijuana leaves displayed on top. Today’s versions are chicly and discretely packaged and look akin to Urban Outfitters beauty products. This design choice isn’t to make it easier to sneak edibles onto an airplane. The law requires no transparent packages or kid-friendly shapes, so children aren’t enticed to eat your special edibles.
Once I took in the environment at MedMen, I realized the vibe was less chocolate factory and more Apple Store with weed. I was happy to find the sales associates were easy to find, knowledgable, and make it their personal mission to find me the right products.
I knew exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to discover three healthy, tasty edibles in the store. My goal was to try a different one every night over the course of three nights. But before deciding on which ones to go with (more on that later), I got familiar