Microdose Mints That Offer Major Relief
These mints are the perfect way to introduce your grandma to weed.
Not all cannabis products are designed to get consumers high. For example, Mr. Moxey’s CBD Ginger Mints, which I recently sampled, present a discreet, low-dose option, containing 5mg of non-psychoactive CBD and just 1mg of THC. This cannabinoid ratio delivers a minimal head high, though a noticeable sense of relief should be felt throughout the body shortly after consuming just a couple of mints.
Now, let's say your grandma suffers from acute pain and is tired of taking prescription pills, but she's hesitant to try weed products. Mr. Moxey’s Ginger Mints could be the perfect product for her. The mints’ unassuming packaging likely resembles any small candies she already carries in her purse, and the low THC content means this product enables any cannabis novice to start slow and increase dosage gradually without fear of getting too high.
The immediate draw to Mr. Moxey’s Mints—which are offered in varying cannabinoid ratios and a mix of different flavors—is that they look like a tin of fancy mints one might pick up while in the checkout line of a high-end grocery store. At first glance, nothing about these mints would indicate they are infused with cannabis. Upon a closer look at the labeling, you'll notice these mints do in fact contain a touch of weedy magic. And the discreet packaging does warrant a warning about keeping them out of reach for children and pets.
“These mints are made for those consumers who are interested in using cannabis for medicinal purposes.”
Altoid-esque in texture and packing a strong kick of ginger, Mr. Moxey’s Mints can be categorized as a sublingual or an edible product thanks to their size. They have a slightly herbal aftertaste and a quick onset of effects, depending on how quickly you swallow each serving. In my experience, these are some of the most consistent weed candies currently available in Washington. The golden rule when dosing any edible is to “start low and go slow,” because the cannabinoids enter the bloodstream much more slowly than they would have had you smoked instead. Still, the lower dose is perfect for discerning what amount works best for you, because cannabis can have varying effects from person to person.
On another note, I should have you know most edible or sublingual products that contain CBD are likely going to have a 1:1 THC ratio. Many mints that I've tried are infused with more THC than CBD, so these Ginger Mints are a much-needed, niche product.
These mints are made for those on-the-fence consumers who are interested in using cannabis for medicinal purposes, but remain hesitant to work any weed products, especially edibles, into their routine and are nervous of any negative side effects. Mr. Moxey’s mints are microdosed, meaning they have only 5mg of CBD and 1mg THC per serving, as opposed to the usual 10mg+ found in most edible products. On the flip side, if you are used to higher doses of THC, or commonly use edibles to treat pain, this will not be the most cost effective product for you. And while the fresh mints will still taste amazing, anyone with a higher tolerance might need to consume an entire package simply to feel any effects at all. At that point, the excessive sugar intake might not be worth the indulgence.
Due in part to its reputation for treating anxiety and offering relief to pain sufferers, CBD products have seen massive growth over the last couple of years. Despite the uptick in popularity, the cannabinoid still affects everyone a little differently.
There is undeniably a bit of a head buzz in these ginger mints, since each one does contain 1mg of THC, but it’s so incredibly minimal that if you're feeling any pain at all, the "high" probably won’t be noticeable. I tested these mints once while suffering from a head cold and once while hungover. Both times, the mints cleared up my grogginess and helped me function throughout the day like a normal human.
“All of the brand's products are packaged to look like something you would find in a Whole Foods.”
It’s no surprise the brand has won multiple awards in Washington and Oregon. And it probably helps that the Mr. Moxey branding is impressively cohesive. All of the brand's products are packaged to look like something you would find in a Whole Foods. In my experience, the mints are exceptional and deliver predictable effects consistently. Even the brand’s website features a streamlined user experience, such that your non-tech-savvy grandma could likely navigate through the site to find a local retailer.
Admittedly, I am a heavy, everyday cannabis user, so these mints are not going to become my go-to product. Still, Mr. Moxey’s mints are definitely at the top of my list of recommendations for newbie cannabis users looking for a consistent and effective medicinal product. Mr. Moxey’s Ginger Mints are a gentle nudge into the world of cannabis.
Products like this not only help to decrease traditionally held stigmas regarding the drug, but they also normalize use and will probably have your grandma asking for another trip to the pot shop.