District Edibles Has Unearthed A Unicorn
Blue Raspberries might not exist, but these effects are as real as it gets.
IN REVIEW: Blue Raspberry by District Edibles is a top-notch edible containing 10mg of THC from fully activated and refined cannabis oil. The perfect means for ending any stressful day, each gummy manages to equally and appropriately relax the mind and the body. Blue Raspberry transcends both strain and potency, finding the sweet spot for a soothing, all-encompassing high that doesn’t render you useless. They simply turn the usual effects found in indica strains on their head to leave you smiling as you sail through whatever it is you choose to do with ease.
Let me just say, that in terms of my regular use, I am generally a bigger fan of sativa strains than I am indica. I enjoy the active feeling I get from the former, rather than the overly intense body high I typically experience after using the latter. Second disclaimer, edibles scare the heck out of me. I’m old school, and I like the timeless high one gets from flower. For me, it’s a much easier (and more foolproof) method of achieving my perfect high. One more thing—5mgs of THC is typically my absolute max for edibles, so when I was presented with a 10mg indica gummy, I must admit I was a bit nervous. I thought I might be setting myself up for a rough night, but District Edible’s Blue Raspberry Gummies offered nothing but smooth sailing.
“Instead of a numbing experience, it was completely sensory.”
As I chewed the gummy, my first impression was that, unlike other edibles, this one didn’t taste like cannabis. Not a hint whatsoever. Not even an aftertaste. Just a delicious candy that somehow packs a classic blue raspberry flavor into 10 calories, 3 grams of sugar and zero grams of fat.
I ate my gummy on a full stomach, so I began feeling the effects after 30 minutes or so. A mellow and happy buzz quickly slapped a smile on my face. I was cleaning up the kitchen during this time, so an enhanced mood was more than welcome. My suspicion, however, was that everything would change. Just like some of my previous indica experiences, my high would intensify and bring me to the point of feeling anxious and uncomfortable. I’m happy to say this didn’t happen, as I gladly finished my chore before settling on the couch.
At about the hour mark, I began feeling higher than I did in the kitchen. I was also thinking that at any minute I’d be hit by the blue raspberry wave and swept away in its riptide. Or even worse, dragged into an undertow. One that lasts all night. No sooner did these thoughts pass than I was overcome with a truly wonderful feeling. What’s happening here? Why does it feel like the couch is giving me a hug? And when did my wife’s favorite TV show become so darn entertaining?
This wasn’t one of those intense indica highs that desensitizes you from head to toe. It was the opposite. Instead of a numbing experience, it was completely sensory, but in the best way possible. My mind was calm yet engaged. My body relaxed but energized. My mood? Perfectly chill. What’s next? Am I going to pass out on the couch?
That didn’t happen either. And as a notorious couch sleeper, this is quite a feat for me. Especially considering I’d ingested 10 milligrams of a strain that normally either freaks me out, or knocks me out. This was not only a different indica high than I’d ever experienced, but it was also possibly the best. Determined to end it on a high note, I got ready for bed.
“Crashing out the second my head hit the pillow, I slept clear through to the next morning.”
Crashing out the second my head hit the pillow, I slept clear through to the next morning. I awoke feeling refreshed and without a hangover, which sometimes happens to me if I ingest higher potency edibles in the evening hours. Not that morning. I was ready to go. What’s truly interesting about my sleep experience, however, was the feedback I received from my wife. My typical snoring and restlessness oftentimes keep her from getting the sleep she needs. Not that night. She reported I had slept quietly and peacefully. As did she.
I have used this product on several occasions since that evening. Each time having pretty much the same experience—a clean, enjoyable and relaxing high that hits both my mind and body without putting me down for the count. It’s what I want in a THC product because it makes for a sustainable practice, as opposed to something I need to recover from. The fact that it’s made in small batches from the highest quality ingredients makes me feel even better about it as a go-to option. And the idea that it’s a blue raspberry…that part puts a smile on my face I never want to fade.