Pubdate: Thu, 24 Jul 2014
Source: Reno News & Review (NV)
Copyright: 2014, Chico Community Publishing, Inc.
Author: Thomas Orsi


Re "Lost Dowd in high weeds" (Notes from the Neon Babylon, July

Let's remember that dumbass Dowd gobbled an entire edible that was
clearly marked as a 16-dose edible. Hell, that kind of edible dose
would would have given Rasta Bob Marley heart palpitations. I have
been a California medical cannabis patient since 1998 and now, after
recent heart surgery and a complication or two, I can not vaporize
flowers ever again, and I depend entirely on edibles and tinctures for
pain medication.

Kiva Bars used to be one of my favorites, and I could handle half of
a rectangle regularly. My problem with Kiva was they couldn't produce
a strain-specific product. I can only use Indica strains as Sativas
make my heart race, and I don't like the feelings Sativas produce.
Indicas have the pain relief qualities I need.

My usual daily dosage is 20-25 mg three times a day. Any knowledgeable
cannabis user knows that you start with a very small piece of whatever
edible you chose, wait at least an hour to 90 minutes then adjust
accordingly. The labels are already accurate, you just have to know
your tolerance ahead of time. Even knowing your tolerance may be high
to smoked or vaporized flowers has no relation to your tolerance to
edibles. I hope Nevada finally gets its act together, gets some
dispensaries open and starts helping patients get access to the
excellent medicine they need.

Thomas Orsi

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