Last year, I kept noticing Sweet ReLeaf Lozenges by Progressive Treatment Solutions (PTS) on dispensary menus and was interested in trying them, but at some point the Sweet ReLeaf Lozenges disappeared from menus. Now, they’re back.
I admit, I was a little confused by the word lozenge. Growing up in central Illinois, lozenge was just a fancy word for cough drop, which reminded me of those Ricola cough drop commercials that ended with Riiiiiiiicola. According to the dictionary, the “word lozenge comes from the Old French word ‘losenge’ meaning ‘diamond shape’. Its use in describing a shape dates back to the early 14th century. Sometime during the 1520s, lozenge began to be used to refer to ‘a tablet of medicine, held in the mouth and dissolved’.”
Though Sweet ReLeaf Lozenges possess therapeutic properties, I would describe them as hard candies, but I assume Illinois has a rule against marketing cannabis products as “candy” because of the potential attraction for kids.
Sweet ReLeaf Lozenges came in Raspberry Lavender, Honey Lemon Ginger, Agave Lime, and Cinnamon Apple (seasonal), and I tried all four. The Lozenges were golden hexagon-shaped blocks. Each pouch contained five lozenges. Each lozenge contained 20mg of THC each.
Though each candy appeared the same, the flavors were markedly different and unique in their own way. I’m usually agnostic about the mixing of flavors in edibles because the balance is off or not consistent, or they taste artificial. PTS overcame all of those issues. The all-natural and organic ingredients (see below) delivered a tasty balance of flavors.
I presumed I would enjoy the Honey Lemon Ginger and Cinnamon Apple flavors more, but despite my own aversion to lavender and lime flavors, I enjoyed the Raspberry Lavender best, followed by the Agave Lime. All flavors were above average for edibles and didn’t wear on me after eating two or three at a time. The Sweet ReLeaf Lozenges could easily pass for a “craft candy” found at retail stores.
I have a problem sucking on hard candy without crunching the candy to pieces. I tried to keep the hard candy in my mouth as long as possible but inevitably would crunch it. These Sweet ReLeaf Lozenges were perfect to medicate on while at holiday and family functions. Just pop one or two in my mouth and continue on with whatever I was doing. They were extremely discreet to dose pretty much anywhere.
The effects were somewhere between a Sweet ReLeaf Gem and a Tonic drink by PTS. The onset was quicker than a gummy, but the buzz did not last quite as long. Even more than the Tonic, the Lozenges delivered a strong head high that often caused thoughlock or forgetfulness.
The high stayed in the head early but later added a slight body buzz. The lighter body buzz allowed me to be more active and physical than when dosing gummies, though a couple times I forgot why I entered a room (then again that could just be old age).
Overall, I enjoyed the Sweet ReLeaf Lozenges way more than expected and would recommend them for anyone wanting a faster onset and stronger head high with slightly less body buzz. PTS may call them lozenges, but if you placed a stick in them, they’d be a candy sucker.
Ingredients for the Agave Lime included organic cane sugar, 100% organic blue agave, gum Arabic powder organic, organic citrus aurantifolia (lime) oil, [steam distilled], pure cannabis oil, and purified water.
Ingredients for the Raspberry Lavender included organic cane sugar, 100% organic blue agave, gum Arabic powder organic, red raspberry flavor extract (organic cane alcohol, organic and natural flavors), pure cannabis oil, raspberry extract (alcohol, water, natural flavors [including raspberry extract] and citric acid), organic lavandula angustifolia (lavender) oils [steam distilled], and purified water.
Ingredients for the Cinnamon Apple included organic cane sugar, 100% organic blue agave, gum Arabic powder organic, green apple flavor extract (organic cane alcohol, organic and natural flavors), pure cannabis oil, cinnamon (100% pure and natural therapeutic grade essential oil), and purified water.
Ingredients for the Honey Lemon Ginger included organic cane sugar, organic raw honey, gum Arabic powder organic, organic citrus limon (lemon) oil [cold pressed], pure cannabis oil, organic zingiber officinale roscoe powder (ginger) oil [steam distilled], organic ginger powder (100% zingiber officinale roscoe powder).
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