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The full bud: This edibles company endeavors to use every last leaf

“Cannabis has been used medicinally for thousands of years,” says Skip Meador, co-counder of edibles producer Marqaha, adding that “it’s always been the whole plant” that was used.

More popularly known as the “entourage effect,” the whole plant extract approach focuses primarily on the flower bud, but also includes the fan leaves and the trim. Meador explains that “it gets down to preserving the terpenes, the chlorophyll, the CBD levels and THC levels.”

When he’s extracting from the plant to make Marqaha products, he uses the full bud, because the goal is “trying to represent the plant that you’re extracting as much as possible, and then cleaning that up so it works well within the product.”

Not every type of edible works well with the whole plant, so it becomes a matter of matching the strain to the product.

“If you’re going to make a chocolate bar or a gummy, it’s much harder to represent the whole plant in there and have it just taste good,” Meador says. “We design the products to absorb the whole plant as much as possible.”

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Here’s some terrible advice on edibles from comedian Sam Tallent

If a first-time edibles consumer asked for one piece of advice from stand-up comedian Sam Tallent, he says that he would tell them to “try and get high off the weed you’re gonna eat.”

Instead of the usual caution to “start low, go slow,” Tallent says he thinks first-timers should eat way more than recommended (the state-recommended single-serving dose of edible cannabis is 10 mg). “If it says eat 10 (milligrams), eat 20,” he suggests.

Tallent says his thoughts on this come from his experience of repeatedly running into people who split a 10 mg piece of, say, a marijuana candy bar and then admit that they’re not sure if they got high or not. “They waste that first time, like, trying to pussyfoot a little bit,” Tallent adds.

Tallent admits that there is a fine line between too little and too much, but that it has to be done. “Take your shoes off, take your pants off, and get in the pool,” he advises.

Marqaha co-founder Skip Meador, who comes at the topic as a producer of whole-plant extracted cannabis products, has a different take.

“Whatever edible it is, you want to have an experience you can re-create, and know what you’re getting into,” Meador says.

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Sam Tallent: Comedians can’t be too stoned to perform

Stand-up comedian Sam Tallent hadn’t originally been scheduled to perform at a 4/20 stoner holiday event at the Oriental Theater in Denver, but he stepped in when comedy duo and noted weed enthusiasts The Lucas Brothers pulled the ultimate no-call, no-show after getting too high before their set in Denver.

“I was there hanging out there and lurking, because I knew that green room was going to be stacked with just weed, all kinds weed,” Tallent says, adding that it was indeed overflowing with every imaginable flower, edibles and dabs.

When it became clear that the Lucas Brothers had bailed, Tallent was asked to perform a 12-minute set. “Here’s the thing,” he says. “I ate, like, 700 milligrams of weed. I was blasting hash dabs in the back…luckily, my head did not explode there on that show; I was able to keep it together.”

Tallent says he doesn’t want to disparage the Lucas Brothers too much, but he adds that comedians shouldn’t put themselves out there as stoner performers if they aren’t able to back it up: “If you’re too high to do stand-up, then what the hell are you talking about?”

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