Edible Indulgence and the NFL
Why does the National Football League (NFL) deny their players the right to use marijuana instead of habit-forming opioids? That is the billion dollar question! While NFL players continue to be suspended for cannabis use with just 35 nanogram of THC per milliliter, consider the fact, the Olympics allow four-times that amount for athletes around the world in the biggest competition on the planet. Crazy, right? So, what’s a football fan to do…watch the game high, of course!
Edibles are a best bet for an evening of high-stakes football. Here’s what to expect in a quality edible product:
- Shop smart. Read the labels! Always look for the universal THC symbol for edibles. Since last fall, all edible products are required to mark packages and product contents with this symbol to delineate from candy. The symbol also ensures the product is created under specifications required by law. Ask your Budtender what is best for your body type.
- Start low. Like football, start with a simple kick-off. As a rule, eat before you consume, otherwise you may experience nausea. For novice users, begin with a 5 mg dose; for more seasoned players, a 10 mg dose is more suitable. A lozenge is always a good choice; you can savor the flavor well into the first quarter of the football game.
- Slow and steady. Edibles require self-virtues like temperance and patience. By half-time, gauge your buzz. Wait at least a solid hour before you consider another dose, or at least until after Lady Gaga performs at half-time.
Remember, edibles provide a different high than vaping or smoking. Once described as the “mysterious high that creeps up on you,” an edibles experience can be unpredictable on your first try. I recommend Jewels, a tasty indulgence made by a Boulder-based edible wholesale company, Wana Brands. Available in 5 mg serving sizes, these assorted flavor sweet treats “start low and go slow” with precise portions to keep you in control of your experience. You can find Jewels at most Boulder dispensaries.
If you are looking for a place to watch the 51st game of its kind, it’s FREE at the Boulder Theater! While many of us still bask in the glory of last year’s Denver Bronco Super Bowl title, can we be equally entertained by the Patriots and Falcons? Probably not. Thank goodness there’s pot!
Check out Leaf of the Week every Monday at 4:20 pm and pause for the cause!
As always, consume responsibility!
Peace, Love, and the Power of Cannabis