Sunday, November 18, 2018

The New Meaning of Edibles

Wake Up on the Bright Sid

"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"
We in Canada are on the forefront of recreation and play.  Jack's play options expanded in Canada just a month ago with the legalization of recreational cannabis.  I hadn't realized we as a country were the most in need of more play options and that we must have a record deficiency level of play.  

The latest from the CBC yesterday was on the topic of what is termed 'edibles'.  This expression means food with cannabis in it.  Wikipedia tells me that most edibles contain a significant amount of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).  The medical edibles contain a negligible amount of THC, so would not be dual-purpose.  

The edibles story starts in the Indian subcontinent, where people prepared food and drinks with 'bhang' for thousands of years - for spiritual and medicinal purposes.  The Hindu spring festival of Holi is known for this. We skip ahead to The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook in 1954 with its famous 'hash brownies'.  'Space cakes' are another recent tradition. 

But our modern day edibles seem to be far beyond this.  I went to a site - - to find out more and there are pictures and pictures of candy - the first is a pink and green sugar candy.  So I continued on to and the pictures there are of candy as well.

Here are a few of the names:  gummy blooms, green apple rings, giant sour jack n' cola, berry good slices, all natural pistachio crunch, maple syrup leafs, berry good slices...All good looking candy with attractive names. 

The CBC topic yesterday was the warning about children consuming edibles -  that there was an increase in children consuming edibles in Colorado when cannabis became legal there.  So I guess the expression "Don't take candy from strangers" has more significance and weight than ever.

We have some Sarasota ocean shore abstracts today.

No comments:

Post a Comment