Light Nights And Dark Daytime Thoughts
Two pulls of the vape uplifted me. Twelve sent me into a paranoid, mid-hike death spiral.
The first time I tried Aces’ Energize disposable vape pen, I was at a Japanese Breakfast concert in too-tight thrift store mom jeans and a banana print Hawaiian shirt. Sure, the look was on point, but that didn’t help the fact these jeans had no give and forced me to stretch out in my seat like a human two-by-four. Add to that the cold weather, a cheeseburger stomach ache, premenstrual angst, and a strong desire to do nothing but sleep, and I had everything I needed to be in a no good, very bad mood. I know most people need just a couple beers and a positive attitude to rally for a highly anticipated concert, but that wasn’t going to cut it for me. Beers make me sleepy and getting through my period without strangling anyone is a feat in itself. No, I needed something stronger, something that would uplift my mood and uplift it fast. I reached for the nearest vape that would fit in my pocket and I’m glad I did.
“I felt noticeably uplifted, like I’d stepped out of a stuffy office building and into a late-autumn breeze.”
If you haven’t heard of Aces Extracts, they specialize in producing high-quality, triple-filtered concentrates. While you can buy their concentrates by the gram, I’m a glutton for convenience and therefore tend to prefer their disposable vape pens and cartridges. Such was the reason I grabbed their Energize pen, which contains a sativa extract designed to deliver—you guessed it—energy. With a THC potency of 78.94%, it was sure to deliver something, but my many failed experiments with sativa strains left me hesitant. Despite being billed as the espressos of cannabis, sativa strains can just as often leave me feeling a bit paranoid and strung out when overdone. With this caveat in mind, I took only a couple pulls to start before taking more.
Right away I picked up the smell of pine, which indicated pinene had to be present, a