Grower: Zaza Asia (20 mg)

Rating: 4.2

Edibles are not my thing. Expect me to open every review of an edible with this caveat. But Zaza Asia’s edibles look so pretty—I couldn’t resist their request that I try their edibles. The edibles, one Watermelon gummy and a box of mango gummies, arrived also at a particular time when I was suffering from some sort of cold, or flu, or Covid, or all of the above. Smoking was hardly an option.  The watermelon, a 20 mg piece, caught my attention with its pretty red and green colors. I ripped open the packaging—but knowing my limitation while at the same time considering my state of sickness, I decided that I would only each 2/3 of a piece. The flavor was nice—an expected candy watermelon sweetness with a bitter herbal finish and aftertaste.

Shortly after consuming the 2/3 piece and posting a photo of the candy on IG, I received a DM from Zaza Asia warning me that the watermelon pieces are strong and I should go easy.  A second look at the packaging revealed dosing recommendations of a quarter for beginners, half for intermediates, three quarters “WARNING! BUCKLE YOUR SEATBELT”, full piece “WARPED TO THE GALAXY”.  I exclaimed a series of expletives which I cannot repeat here (HighThailand is a family oriented cannabis magazine).  The immediate effects (within 20 minutes) were fantastic. My low grade fever reduced, the pressure on my sinuses subsided, my muscles relaxed, and I was in a much better mood. After about 45 minutes or so the high hit me—first with a euphoric relaxation.  But the high kept on getting stronger and stronger until it felt like I was concentrating on each and every action I had to take. I’ve never had to think so hard about brushing my teeth before. I debated going to sleep, knowing that sleep was inevitable and the only way to get through the high to the next day—but at the same time I suspected that I was controlling my own breathing consciously and that going to sleep would lead to oxygen deprivation and permanent expiration. I did fall asleep, only to wake up still high—high enough that I decided not to drive but take the MRT that morning for a meeting. 

The next evening I took the remaining 1/3 piece.  This time the effects were manageable—not scary or overwhelming—but still too strong and still a bit too much for my tolerance. This watermelon edible is for serious consumers of edibles—a little bit goes a long for a long time.  But the high is pleasant enough—before it isn’t. I plan to give it a third chance with a real micro dose. Indeed, I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to edibles I can only function in micro doses.      

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Mendel Menachem

Mendel Menachem is a curious and well-known cannabis commentator in Thailand, with a particular focus on locally grown flowers and their growers. His unwavering support for the local industry has earned him widespread respect within the Thai cannabis community. Mendel also regularly reviews cannabis from throughout the country, which he expertly reviews thanks to his renowned palate. Follow him on Instagram