My First Experience With THC-O Vape Carts - Mellow Fellow
This is Mellow Fellow THC-O. It was on sale as buy one get one free. Apparently, the state legalized marijuana but outlawed Delta-8 products so all the shops are trying to get rid of it. I'm thinking this might be a good time to stock up for the winter months because that's when I do most of my vaping. I can get two one-gram carts for about $15 a piece with the sale. Each cartridge lasts me about a month.
This was my first time trying THC-O. Honestly, I'm not a huge fan. I didn't NOT like it, but I wasn't overly crazy about it either. Actually, there was a lot I didn't like, but I did have an EXTREMELY enjoyable experience.
To start with I didn't know about the 30-minute rule. Apparently, it takes some time to hit you. You're supposed to take a couple of hits, (One actually), then wait a bit for it to kick in. Not knowing, I took several as I grumbled, "What the hell? This stuff sucks. I should be feeling something. Why don't I feel anything?"
With a quick search engine query, I discovered the 30-minute rule. Oh, how I laughed and laughed as the high began to get more and more intense. I got a little nervous not knowing how high I was going to get. Eventually, it plateaued out to a nice comfortable buzz.
I did this a couple more times, each time, increasing the number of hits I took. When I finally grew comfortable with it, I really dove in.
The high is almost like a mini acid trip. Very trippy is probably a bit of an understatement. It takes a minute to kick in and feels just like the high before your LSD kicks in, only you never start to peak or hallucinate. I did get some "trails" though when I moved my hands or anything moved quickly. That's the best way I can describe this. That sucks if you've never done LSD, but for those who have indulged, you get where I'm coming from. You do feel it start to plateau off, then you just get a little higher with a few more puffs.
There's actually a time and a place for everything and this stuff would pair nicely with LSD while you were waiting for it to kick in. Not advice, just saying... That's the vibe I get from this stuff. I think that pairing would be a bold move :) and kick in one hell of an acid trip!
I could also see enjoying this stuff out at the club or some other high-energy event. It's that kind of buzz. It's very energetic. I might even consider this at a music festival or rave. It really isn't the type of high I'd want to experience daily. It's too spaced out and trippy. Granted, I feel really good as I'm writing this. Just WoW!
The high does feel like a synthetic though. It doesn't feel like a pot high at all to me. I think Delta 8 feels more like a normal pot high, just without any anxiety or paranoia. As high as I am, I have absolutely no anxiety at all as I write this. I find that very surprising. Still, it doesn't feel anything like a pot high to me. I'm light-headed, and energetic, with an immense feeling of well-being. I take back my earlier statement, I wouldn't go out of my way to buy this, but I wouldn't pass it up either if someone offered it to me at a party or out at the club.
Here's where this product loses me. The taste is absolutely disgusting. I don't know if it's the brand or the product, but the taste is incredibly synthetic and chemical tasting IMHO. It actually tastes like something that would make you trip. I'm not crazy about that at all. The flavor or strain was supposed to be "Purple Punch". I've had this flavor in several Delta-8 products and it almost always tastes like Grape Kool-Aid. This stuff has a hint of kool-aid with a ton of processed chemicals. Not digging the taste at all.
As enjoyable as the high is, the taste almost alarms me. Not sure if that's exclusive to the "Mellow Fellow" brand or if all THC-O tastes like this, but I can't get past it. The carts were on sale for buy one get one free. Once these are gone, I won't be using this again. On top of that, I'll just pull these carts out for special events when I want a little something more. This is the type of high I'd have to be in a really special mood for.
With that said, I had an EXTREMELY enjoyable experience with this stuff, but if given a choice between several other hemp and cannabis products, this would probably be my last choice unless I was at a music festival or rave.
On a side note, I picked up a new vape battery. This is the Yocan UNI Pro. I'll post a review in the next couple days. So far, so good. Much better than my old battery.