Editor's Edible Choice: Ripple
Mar 15, 2019 07:39PM
● By Stephanie Wilson
Soluble cannabinoids. More specifically, water-soluble cannabinoid distillates. That’s the official terminology for the wondrous little Ripple packets you may have seen displayed in round little jars at your favorite dispensary. It’s by Stillwater brands, and it’s the item you’re most likely to find kicking around in the bottom of my bag these days. The brand calls it a functional product for “high-functioning adults.” I’m totally one of those.
Within those jars are individual packets of an odorless, tasteless, powdered mix of THC or THC + CBD that can be added to whatever suits you. In the last month, I’ve sprinkled some on a whole array of items: ice cream, pasta, cake, water, wine, and more. The instant effect: whatever I’m ingesting goes from merely edible to a quote-unquote “edible” as the word’s been commandeered by the cannabis market to mean.
There are three different “servings” available: Pure 10, a 10 milligrams THC packet; Relief 20:1, with 10 milligrams CBD and 0.5 milligrams THC; and Balanced 5, with 5 milligrams THC and 5 milligrams CBD. The delivery system leads to a fast uptake, and the effects can be felt in as little as 15 minutes. Personally, I prefer the balanced 1:1 sprinkled in a glass of cabernet before bed; I’m typically out before the glass is gone, which is saying a lot given my passion for caffeine’s upper effects. It may not have the same effect on you; in fact, the company doesn’t recommend combining it with alcohol, but experimentation is the name of the game in this newly legal market.