Rating Our Favorite Products This Month 4/20/20:

What can you do when you’ve got nothing but time and no where to be? We’re riding on week three of this stay-at-home order, and even though dispensaries are open, running out of flower can still be an issue. Here are our favorite non-flower products that’ll stretch your budget:

Looking at the bottom of your weed jar in despair? We feel you. Not only are many people taking a break from flower altogether, but alternatives are able to give you a accurate visual of how much thc you’re consuming per session, unlike burning nugs all day. Some say it’s harder to dose yourself with edibles, others say it’s easier. As long as you follow directions, you don’t have to worry about overwhelming your body.

Each product will include a mini review plus an overall 1-5 star rating. These scores will be based on strength potential and versatility.


Photo via Instagram: @thecannsbisprincess

We’ve mentioned KIVA several times here at the collective, and for good reason. They’ve been a highlight for various reasons: taste, quality, and price. Depending on your dispensary, these guys run for about $16. Compared to the $22 competitors, who by the way, have the same exact amount of thc in them, they’re a great deal. These large gummies will last you as long as you allow with the ability to always keep them fresh in a tin, unlike those edibles that force you to tear up bag with no way to store leftovers.

Overall rating: ★★★☆☆

PAX Vaporizers

Photo via PAX Era Pro

Ahhh, yes. Pax vaporizers. The angels are singing right now because these vapes are literally god’s creation. In all seriousness, there is no better vape experience than owning a PAX. Which kind, you ask? Doesn’t fucking matter. Each and every product will give you the luxurious feeling of having an app that controls the temperature, so even if it isn’t smoke-free, you’re able to set the heat to somewhere comfortable to refrain from stressing your lugs. Also, the app provides in-depth information on each pod you put in. Oh, that’s it? No. GAMES. These vapes having such a sleek design with no buttons whatsoever are able to play games and even unlock hidden eater eggs once you beat certain levels. Talk about quarantine entertainment. Also perfect for those looking to keep roommates happy with minimal scent, even if you decide to burn flower in it.

Dabs Only: Pax Era – $30, Pax Era PRO – $70

Flower Only: Pax 2 – $150

Dabs & Flower: Pax 3 – $200

Overall rating: ★★★★★

Absolute Xtracts Softgels

Photo via Absolute Xtracts

Hats off goes to these guys for creating such a clean product. We’re talking clean, clean. They use what is known as a “supercritical CO2 method” which is purer than using chemical solvents to extract THC and CBD oil from the cannabis plant, making it some of the finest types of oil on the market. The high off these are pretty much amazing. Extremely mellow and an overall feel-good body high if dosed properly, of course.

Overall rating: ★★★★☆

ATLAS Infused Beverage Mixes

Photo via ATLAS products

Admittingly, these were an impulse buy. The surprising part was falling in love with the flavors and straight up convivence these mixes brought to the social-distance table. As contradicting as this sounds, it’s actually perfect for the laziest of the lazy and the active health nuts out there. Just empty a packet into a 12oz water bottle and shake it as you go on your morning walk in the park or walk to the living room couch.

Overall score: ★★★☆☆

Mary’s Medicinals Patches

THC Patches always sounded sort of scam-ish at first, until stumbling upon what are known as transdermal patches, which are basically the only cannabis patches worth buying. Here’s why: transdermal patches are medicated adhesives to be placed on the skin, which will deliver a specific dose of THC and/or CBD medication through the skin and into the bloodstream. These work wonders on sore muscles or aches, which has been an issue for many of us forced into isolation. However, these are NOT the same as general medicating, but still provide much needed relief.

Overall score: ★★★★☆

So an edible, a vaporizer, softgels, infused drink mix and some transdermal patches. We dare you to give us a better non-flower social isolation kit…we’ll wait. During these tiring times, the most important thing is nurturing the mind, body, and soul.

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