In a nod to early prohibition, 1906 is named for the year the Wiley Act was passed, effectively starting the era of cannabis marginalization. Their top-shelf edibles combine low-dose cannabis with targeted plant medicines. With the use of a patented lipid micro-encapsulation process, it’s supposed to allow you to feel the effects within 20 minutes. 1906 edibles should result in more accurate doses, and more predictable outcomes, so let’s see how their marketing lined up with my personal experience with their new Lovers Edition product.
Lovers Edition combines five herbal aphrodisiacs with cannabis to create what they call “the best sex drug in the world.” It’s formulated for both a physical and psychological high, working to increase blood flow while also helping you relax and get out of your head.
Hugely satisfying, Lovers Edition is a cannabis-infused heart-shaped, dark chocolate treat that is meant to be shared with your partner. Formulated for the perfect date night, it’s designed to get your juices going and get you in the mood for love, but only for a limited time as this product is only on store shelves for a short time.
The chocolate isn’t overly sweet — and it was delicious. My partner Dante and I took it at precisely 9 pm. I was mindful of making sure I hadn’t consumed any other cannabis products so I could give my full attention to the effectiveness of Love.
I felt the effects within 30 minutes; a gentle full-body relaxation washed over me as I smiled at Dante. My libido was heightened and I was ready to take the test to the bedroom. For clarification, edibles typically take 45 minutes to an hour for me to feel the effects, so while 30 minutes is a marked improvement, it’s slightly shy of the promised 20 minutes.
Without moving this into x-rated territory, what I can say is that without a doubt, my orgasm was intense and long-lasting. Of course, I can’t be sure that it was a result of Lovers Edition, but I can say it was an enjoyable experience I look forward to having again. That being said, I did have one adverse side-effect.
I started using cannabis to help me sleep many years ago to keep my insomnia in check. My body tends to be sensitive to anything that stimulates the circulatory system. I can’t tolerate caffeine or sugar, especially in the evening. Sadly, I didn’t think about that when I took Love Edition at 9 pm. And while it doesn’t contain caffeine, it contains several natural ingredients that have a similar impact on the body. This resulted in a night of insomnia and I was only able to fall asleep around 3 am.
That being said, I would like to try it again, but perhaps a little afternoon delight, instead of an evening of romance. 1906 is making some of the best cannabis-infused products on the market. In fact, their Midnight chocolates are my go-to solution for insomnia; it was, after all, the only thing that helped me overcome the powerful effects of Lovers Edition.
Tyson 2.0 Launches New Mike Bites Cannabis Gummies
Nearly 25 years after he was disqualified from the World Boxing Association Heavyweight Championship for biting his opponent’s ears, Mike Tyson’s Tyson 2.0 cannabis brand has just released ear-shaped edibles, Mike Bites.
The new ear-shaped edibles are complete with a missing chunk where Tyson removed a portion of Evander Holyfield’s cartilage in what became known as The Bite Fight. After Tyson bit off a chunk of Holyfield’s ear, the 1997 match resumed. However, after attempting to snack on Holyfield’s second ear, Tyson was disqualified and his boxing licence was withdrawn. The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Tyson a a $3 million fine for his actions and he didn’t fight again for over a year.
Wiz Khalifa Debuts New Taylor Gang x Stündenglass Collab
Wiz Khalifa and his entertainment company Taylor Gang Ent. have collaborated with Stündenglass, the world’s first gravity-powered infuser, to introduce the iconic gold and black Taylor Gang x Stündenglass.
“I’m honored to have collaborated with long time friend Wiz Khalifa, who is as passionate about this product as I am. Our mutual admiration for Stündenglass made it a natural collaboration,” Stündenglass CEO Chris Folkerts said via a press release.
Taylor Gang x Stündenglass is an authentic collaboration developed after the multi-platinum-selling, Grammy-winning, Golden Globe-nominated Khalifa discovered Stündenglass and began enjoying it regularly as seen on his Instagram.
“I love my Stündenglass, and I’m pumped everyone gets to experience this with me now,” Khalifa.
The infuser features a patented 360-degree gravity system that elicits a powerful and immersive experience. It generates kinetic motion activation via cascading water, opposing airflow technology and the natural force of gravity.
The Taylor Gang gravity bing comes in an exclusive black and gold colorway and features two glass globes on a metal base made of aircraft-grade aluminum, surgical grade stainless steel, and high-quality Teflon seals.
Taylor Gang includes artists Ty Dolla $ign, Juicy J, and Berner among others — the former of which has his own line Stündenglass collab with his Cookies brand.
“We’re very excited to launch the official Taylor Gang x Stündenglass. We use glass in our everyday lives, so it only made sense to team up and create an exclusive Taylor Gang collaboration for the fans,” Taylor Gang said.
No Super Bowl for Brock Ollie
With medicinal marijuana being legal in 37 states and recreational cannabis allowed in 18, we should be seeing commercials for companies, products, and services almost as frequently as commercials for sports betting, which is permitted in 30 states in some form.
However, mainstream cannabis advertising continues to be non-existent, as demonstrated in the recent news that NBC has rejected an ad by cannabis e-commerce and advertising platform Weedmaps from being shown during the Super Bowl LVI event his coming Sunday.
Weedmaps reportedly approached the network late last year about airing a Super Bowl commercial that would be “similar to a PSA,” according to reports. Execs volunteered to present some of their earlier educational-based programming, assuring NBC executives that it would not contain any direct-sell messages, which are still forbidden under federal law.
“The answer was a hard no — they wouldn’t even entertain the conversation,” Weedmaps Chief Operating Officer Juanjo Feijoo told Adweek. “We see ourselves as trying to be trailblazers in the industry and making new inroads where others haven’t gone before in cannabis advertising. So it was disappointing.”
The contentious ad personifies cannabis as Brock Ollie, a head of broccoli, the veggie emoji commonly used as a visual representation of cannabis in marketing. The 30-second ad takes viewers through a day in the life of Brock Ollie, whose superfood identity is in jeopardy as he is repeatedly misidentified as cannabis. The ad offers a lighthearted take on the industry’s issues, such as social media censorship and a lack of clear advertising standards, which limit cannabis-related commercials during nationally televised events like the Super Bowl.
“Despite three quarters of the country having legalized cannabis and the bipartisan enthusiasm we continue to see in support for change at the federal level, the industry continues to face roadblocks that inhibit competition in the legal market and stifle opportunities to educate,” Chris Beals, CEO of Weedmaps said. “There’s an irony in the fact that the biggest night for advertising will feature an array of consumer brands in regulated industries, from beverage alcohol to sports betting, yet legal cannabis retailers, brands and businesses have been boxed out.”
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