I never really enjoyed watching football games. That being said, I love the football season.
For me, this time of year is much less about the score of a particular game or players on a particular pitch than just chilling out with friends, having a few drinks (and smoking), grilling some snacks and enjoying. of the arrival of hoodie season.
I may not be able to name the quarterbacks or running backs for a given team. I might not even buy tickets for a single game. But like every year, I’m going to pretend I don’t care, dig up my old Lions and MSU jerseys, find my way to some hatchbacks and bowl parties and have a good time.
So I was naturally excited when Celestial mint contacted a few samples of their latest ‘Tailgate’ line – a clear nod to the college football fandom in East Lansing and Ann Arbor.
Cannabis infused gummies
Price – $ 16/10 pieces
THC content – 100 mg
Skymint offers two new flavors of gummy candy to celebrate college football season this fall: Green Machine and Varsity Blue. Green Machine is a tribute to the Michigan State University Spartans – a pack of 10 green (lime) and white (coconut) gum lozenges. Varsity Blue is blue and yellow (pear, passion fruit, and pomegranate) for the University of Michigan Wolverines.
I’m a little biased, but I think MSU clearly understood the flavors of this new line. The Green Machine tasted entirely of coconut – not the tangy, fruity pina colada kind of coconut. Even the lime candies tasted like a dull cream. They were objectively terrible.
Even if you are really bleeding green and white, consider picking up the Ann Arbor variety for game day. I still wouldn’t eat gummies just for flavor either, but Varsity Blue is much more palatable.
The good news: You only need to eat four or five of these treats to stay in shape at halftime. These edibles are also a steal at just $ 16 per bag; Similar gummy candies usually cost $ 20.
I found myself in a state of euphoric bliss and dizzy for four hours after consuming about half the bag of Green Machine before the game with Northwestern University on Friday night. I also fell asleep before the end of the match. Pro tip: Effects take about an hour to kick in, so give the first few candies time before eagerly eating the whole bag.
Think of these treats a bit like Burnett’s flavored vodka: no one really likes to drink this stuff, but it’s cheap, efficient, and people drink a lot of it during their college days. But if you are looking for the single barrel scotch in the cannabis world, consider looking elsewhere.
Tailgate vape cartridge
Price – $ 25 / 0.5g
THC content – 84.3%
This is another utility cannabis product made for match day. The half-gram package is filled with football-themed marketing lines like ‘time to get bombed’ and ‘get hit’, but it actually doesn’t provide any real information about the strains included in it. distillate – only this is a flavored tailgate blend of cannabis extracts and plant-derived terpenes.
This flavor (much like game day gummies) left a lot to be desired. I detected very sweet berry notes with a hint of pine, but otherwise I didn’t taste anything at all. The inexpensive plastic cartridges produced a fair amount of vapor. It was also exceptionally smooth. But I prefer my distillate blends with a little more cannabis zest and a lot less marketing mystery.
It was also disappointing to see that this cannabis oil was just a distillate with added terpenes – not a real live resin oil cartridge. For the price, however, I can’t complain too much.
Any cartridge on the shelves for under $ 30 makes my wallet happy, as long as it actually works. And this stuff certainly works. The high hits really fast and lasts quite a long time.
I also took periodic puffs most of the Labor Day weekend and still have plenty left for the week.
This cartridge isn’t likely to win the next Cannabis Cup, but it will get the job done with an uplifting, energetic and invigorating high that could be perfect for your next big soccer game.
Kyle Kaminski is the editor of City Pulse and a cannabis enthusiast who has smoked marijuana pretty much every day for the past decade. Each week Kaminski tastes some of the best cannabis products available in Greater Lansing, gets high and writes about them.