First Dispensary Interaction
[ image clipped from verilife site ]
So my better half had to go to Chicago to visit her grandfather, while I stayed back home with my twins. She left on a Friday night to return on Sunday. That Sunday I got to thinking,
Hey, I could coerce her to stop at a dispensary for me on her way back. Well, here she is traveling with her mom, who is not so keen on traveling with the cannabis. However I ask her anyway, and she says "Ok". This was too cool, after all she doesn't smoke at all. Doesn't care, just doesn't smoke.
Now began the search for a dispensary which was in relatively the same area of Chicago as her travels would take her. Wow, finding cannabis in Chicago isn't easy. After visiting many different web sites of various different dispensaries it was apparent, CHICAGO YOU NEED MORE CANNABIS! Site after site, recreational halted or greatly reduced if offered at the moment. Then on top of that it was Sunday, a lot of the dispensaries were closed. Not that I blame them, everyone needs a day down. One open on the South Side, yha NO, There was one that was opened, however for medical patients only on Sundays. My guess Sunday may be delivery day, and why shouldn't the medical patients get their meds before I get my fun? If I need it that bad, I should then just get a medical card.(Not yet offered in my state)
At last; here's one within relative distance, and they are open, and for rec too! Now mind you, I'm sitting hundreds of miles away getting excited. I know not what she is in for once she arrives as I have never personally visited a dispensary, was that a treat. She was astonished to find the closest parking spot a half mile away from the actual dispensary. Once she walked that half mile, for me mind you, she was greeted by whom other than the local cities finest. That's right, the local police were directing the line, "Here for rec?" She told me one of the police officers exclaimed to her as she walked up. Stunned by this coming from a state which is illegal, she shockingly replied "Yes." "That line over there." and pointed, she told me he said. Too funny if you ask me. She said the line wasn't really all that long but long enough for someone to be passing out doughnuts. Really, I was totally jealous as I was being told this information.
So this is where the review begins I guess. She hit up the VeriLife dispensary in Romeoville. On the site there was only a few choices if it were flower you desired, as in my case. I asked her to pick me up the Meltdown pre-roll listed on the site as in stock for $15USD. When she ordered, the price was actually $20.68USD, when she asked about the price difference she was told the site was not accurately showing the prices. Ok? Anyway she grabbed up the pre-roll tube and headed out.
I finally got to smoke on a little bit of this strain, it is definitely a hard hitting strain. Coming in at 26.74% THCA and 0.75% THC. Coinciding with very low CBD at < 0.1% it is a really high; high. Let's take these percentages in to consideration for all of you non-math smokers out there. On the labeled package there is the tolerance factor. On this particular tube, from Matter®, it is stated
This product contains no less than 85% and no more than 115% of the stated percentage of THC, THCA, CBD, and CBDA.
Well this package being, 26.74% THCA, could actually range from 22.729% to 30.75% by that statement. I think that is cool to think of, but honestly an 8% swing? That's almost half the total value. Where's the accuracy? Are we truly getting what is stated? Or is there such a lump sum of cannabis within on tested bud, who actually knows? Not that I don't think what I got was legit, it was by all means, I'm ripped, just some really good questions you may have answers for.
The container housed two 0.8 gram pre-rolled cones, too which were covered in kief. I wanted to see the insides, its damn near powder. Honestly, I squeezed out a chillum bowl of the dust to try it out. It tasted ok, clean, yha that's about all I could really say, clean. Man does it lift me off though.
I think I'd grab up this strain again, but not at those prices. $20USD for 1 gram. Are you kidding? Sure makes my homegrown that much nicer. The dispensary price is absolutely insane, what is up with that? Joe-Bob down the street will hook me up with bud just as good at a fraction of the price, when it comes to that.
In ending, I find it rather odd, my first dispensary interaction was second hand through a non-smoker.
Till next time, Toe, Toe, Toke it up...