One Sip Turned My Whole Day Around
These cannabis-infused "shots" look a lot like 5-hour Energy drinks—only they brought me joy instead of a cracked out afternoon.
In the search for discreet products, Enjoy’s 1:1 Shot stands out for a singular reason: it’s a fun high that lasts for a good, long while. Festivals, concerts, events, and other activities that aren't super smoker-friendly can be enjoyed with a psychoactive perspective that doesn't require dose after dose to maintain. I know this because I took a swig of this potion before spending the entire day navigating a theme park with a small herd of family members.
“I had the best day of my life tearing my throat up with adrenaline screams and funnel cakes.”
I’m not a festival, concert, or large event type of person, but I absolutely am an all-day-on-a-roller-coaster-with-a-faceful-of-cotton-candy type of person. After one serving of Enjoy’s 1:1 Shot, I had the best day of my life tearing my throat up with adrenaline screams and funnel cakes, and all of it was largely due to this incredibly discreet product. At two fluid ounces each, Enjoy’s cannabis shots are housed in what looks like a stoney reinterpretation of a 5-hour Energy bottle. The products vary in flavors and intended effects, but they each contain 10 servings, each serving composed of a single “sip.” Obviously, what constitutes a sip varies from mouth to mouth, but 1/10th of the bottle will supply a breezy 5mg each of THC and CBD, the entourage effect in full, glorious swing.
The flavor of the 1:1 variety is tart with a faint perfume of vinegary sweetness. The mouthfeel gave me a filtered kombucha vibe, a complex sweet and sour lemonade with a bright berry finish. I rolled the measured “sip” around my mouth as my family and I approached the parking lot of the SoCal theme park Knott’s Berry Farm (boysenberry gang for lyfe). On a mostly empty stomach, activation was remarkably dilatory. It took the same amount of time to assemble our multi-car squad, secure children in strollers, traverse the labyrinthine parking lot, pregame some boysenberry lattes, and queue up for tickets and a security check as it did for me to develop a chilly, spacey, super content high (or, about an hour).
A crowded festival or concert will most assuredly give me shuddering crowd anxiety, but as I was overtaken by the onset of this elixir, I found myself able to deftly navigate the throngs of park attendees, so many of whom were teenagers mostly unequipped with spatial reasoning. While they bounced off each other like frantic salmon swimming upstream, I maneuvered between them like a white water rafting instructor coaching my team through a nasty stretch of rapids, hurling motivational bon mots over my shoulder as I zipped through Ghost Town and on towards Camp Snoopy.
“The onset that had been equal parts chill detachment and focused fun had mellowed into a cozy comfort.”
We arrived when the park opened and stayed about 30 minutes after sunset, and I was a cool cucumber the entire time. The onset that had been equal parts chill detachment and focused fun had mellowed into a cozy comfort that colored the rest of my day. Even after the most thrilling highs had long since dissipated, my body remained bouncy and energized and my attitude light and cheerful.
On day two of testing, I woke up in a hardcore introvert funk. The previous day’s social demands had taken their toll while I slept, and I woke up wanting nothing more than to lay in a dark room a play Super Mario (NES version) by my fucking self. I swished another sip of Enjoy’s 1:1 Shot around my mouth and patiently awaited my attitude adjustment.
Day two’s onset also arrived languidly, taking its sweet time to swaddle me in a cozy blanket of contentment before my already socially tenderized self could forfeit the day to depression. Instead of the staunch grumping I always do the morning after an eventful day of social performance, I was cooking breakfast for a house full of people and fluttering around in a festive vintage apron like a low-budget Mary Poppins. And again, it took just a sip of the Enjoy elixir to give me this bright, bubbling onset with the staying power to transform my day.
Over the course of my experiences with Enjoy’s 1:1 THC:CBD Shot, I estimate I had at most two servings with each “sip” because my sips felt more substantial than “just a taste” but were definitely less than a mouthful. The boldest mood-altering effects lasted for around three hours, but the most value I found was in the way the high faded; each time it left a vaporous contentment that lasted throughout the rest of the day. And that’s not something I can say about your typical 5-hour Energy drink.