Winterlife Cannabis has been on my edible’s radar for quite some time. Especially since, the company produces vegan, organic when possible, locally crafted edibles.
I originally intended to try one of the company’s cookies, which come with fun names and flavorful ingredients. However, I had had way more sugar than I normally do in the days leading up to my review, so I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that Uncle Ike’s Pot Shop in Capitol Hill was out of Winterlife Cannabis cookies but had three different flavors of infused almonds in stock. After a budtender’s recommendation, I decided to purchase a 10mg package of Grizzly’s Heavenly Garden Herb almonds.
Incredibly satisfied with my purchase, I caught the bus home. I had a date planned that night to go see Jurrasic World with my fiance and was excited to face an island of dinosaurs with a pleasant buzz and Sour Patch Kids. I think it is important to note that, prior to these almonds, the last time I consumed edibles was in college–in Kansas–where marijuana is still illegal and most people do not portion cannabis properly when preparing edibles. I was hesitant about becoming too high since I completely overdid it during my last experience and I am not positive about my tolerance level. In lieu of this, I ate four almonds and waited. After no effect, I decided to eat a little over half the pack.
The high hit me right when the movie started. I became one with my chair and was immediately immersed in the movie. I was heavily invested from the start, and the almonds are to credit for that (I am not one to pay close attention to movies). When the climax of the film surfaced I was wide-eyed and grinning like a goon. Also, kudos to the movie for tastefully tying into Jurrasic Park; the nostalgia was a wonderful addition.
My favorite part of the high was my hyper focus mixed with comfortable body relaxation. I mean, I could not have been more thrilled and calm at the same time about a T-Rex-hybrid-beast-thing screaming in my face. The almonds are classified as a hybrid and definitely induce the best of both worlds. I would say that the blend that I ate was more Indica heavy since the body relaxation was more prominent than any mental enhancement. On top of my great movie experience, that night was also some of the best sleep I have had in a long time, which solidified my devotion to Winterlife Cannabis’ wonderful almonds.
A little review about the almonds themselves: the seasoning on the garden herb variety is absolutely delicious. Each almond is covered and flavorful. The almonds were very fresh and snapped when bit into. The seasoning did not leave any residue on my fingers which I was delightfully impressed by. I enjoyed them so much that I plan on adopting them into my blossoming edible consumption.
If you have yet to see Jurrasic World, I highly recommend enjoying some Winterlife Cannabis almonds before the show. They are a wonderful accompaniment to an island full of Jurassic-era beasts and two hours of staring at the beautiful Chris Pratt. Seriously.
Let us know if you went to see this new thriller armed with some edibles. We would love to hear about your experience!