Curaleaf “Sublingual Tablet” Review: Arctic Berry

Curaleaf recently introduced what they called “Florida’s first sublingual tablets” to the market. For their blog post with the announcement and more details about the launch, click here.

While these are labeled as “sublingual tablets”, they look and feel much more like edible gummies. I suppose that they could have been dissolved under the tongue, but I didn’t have the patience, so I ate them.

This is not technically an “edible” product, but for all intents and purposes of this review, it will be treated like one.

Quick Facts:

Batch: TSLT0824202001

Price at time of review: $45/150mg (30 pieces, 5mg each)

Ingredients: Sorbitol Syrup, Maltitol, Water, Hydrolyzed Collagen, Cannabis Extract, Citric Acid, “Flavor”, Sucralose

You can’t see it well, but each piece has “THC” stamped on it.

Product Quality/Consistency:

Each of the 30 squares is soft and squishy in texture, much like a gummy candy. There was what felt like a thin powdery coating on each piece when I chewed it up, but these were overall easy to eat, and I appreciated the convenience of them.

The pieces did want to stick to each other a good bit (kept indoors in their jar at room temperature), but did not rip or tear when I pulled them apart.

Overall, these seemed like solid gummies, or “tablets”.

Product Quality/Consistency Rating: 7.50/10.00

Taste

The flavor is labeled as “Arctic Berry”, and I’d say that is accurate. The strong berry taste was enjoyable and tasted like any other fruit/berry gummy; I did not detect any cannabis or distillate taste at all. There was somewhat of a cooling sensation towards the end of chewing up each piece; I guess that is where the “arctic” came from. My wife said they smell like those “Strawberita” drinks in the Bud Light product line… I can’t really argue with her on that, either.

These aren’t just the best tasting thing in the world, but as far as cannabis and fruit gummies go, they’re good. Taste is a very subjective category as we all know, and that’s no different with edible sublingual cannabis products – so take my opinions with a grain of salt, as always.

Taste Rating: 6.50/10.00

Effects:

Oral cannabis effects are different than inhalation by their very nature. They are very dose-dependent, and vary greatly from patient to patient based on individual tolerance. For an educational recap of oral cannabis effects, click here.

Edibles dosing chart, courtesy of Leafly.

I admittedly do not take a lot of oral cannabis products or make my own edibles very often, so I was unsure how much I should try. I ended up trying several different doses, and will recount my experience with each here. For reference, my smoking/inhalation tolerance is moderate to high; I smoke 3-5 bowls each day, with a few 3-second draws of vape carts supplemented in various parts of the day.

5-10 mg: I probably wouldn’t have normally bothered documenting such a dose, as I normally don’t feel many effects from small oral doses. However, I only had one piece left tonight, so I figured I might as well document it for this review. I have also smoked flower, and I’d definitely say I feel a more heavy, all-encompassing effects spectrum than I normally would from just flower. Other than that, the effects from the tablet at this dose are unremarkable.

15 mg: I found this to be the minimal dose I needed to feel effects from the tablets on their own, without supplementing any inhaled THC. Full-body relaxation was most apparent, and I found that the time between my normal inhalation sessions (vape cart or flower) doubled. This dose wasn’t intoxicating or very cerebral, but it made me feel nice, and it took most of the edge off my anxiety and depression.

25 mg: Similar effects to the previous dose threshold, but heavier, and cerebral effects started becoming apparent. This was probably my “sweet spot” to be functionally medicated. I did not experience any anxiety.

40 mg: This was the highest dose I took while remaining completely comfortable. I started becoming a bit more lazy and euphoric at this dose, and just wanted to sit on the couch and play video games. I didn’t have any desire to smoke or vape for much of the day when I used this dosage. It seemed to last 4-5 hours.

50 mg: This is the dose I “accidentally” ended up getting to on my first day with this product (not all at once – just kept adding on), and it did end up causing me some negative effects. I, like many cannabis patients, underestimated edibles because the lower doses didn’t do much for me in the past – even with RSO. The main issues I encountered with the “overdose” were elevated heart rate and anxiety, which formed a negative feedback loop with one another. Thankfully, I’ve been in this situation countless times in my younger years, and 10-20 mg of oral CBD was enough to bring me back into a comfortable effects spectrum; after the CBD, it felt more like the 40 mg dose range again. Effects lasted for almost all of the day – I only smoked just before bed that night, which I’m sure my lungs were thankful for. This experience made me realize how happy I am that we have edible products in Florida now, ironically enough.

Effects Summary: The effects felt similar to what I’ve experienced from oral cannabis products in the past, though I was a bit surprised at how hard the higher doses hit me. The tablets do work, that’s for sure!

Possibly good for treating:

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety
  • Minor to moderate aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Lack of motivation (in lower doses)
  • General relaxation/relief 
  • Relief of nausea and other gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Insomnia (especially in higher doses)

Effects Rating: 7.50/10.00

Overall Rating: 7.16/10.00

Curaleaf’s “Sublingual Tablets” are best described as a “good” product.

The one negative thing about this product is the cost-effectiveness – many patients know that they can buy a gram of distillate and make their own edibles for much less money per milligram. However, the convenience is what is valuable here, and we must keep in mind that not everyone has the means or desire to make their own edible or oral product. But at $45 for 150mg, I will have to wait for sales and discounts before I buy this product again – the price point is just a little too much to be a regular staple in my medicine cabinet.

But – if for nothing other than the novelty – I say give them a try! Patients with a low tolerance will probably get the most value and “useful life” out of this product.

Based off this experience, I will likely try other oral and edible products from Curaleaf in the future.

Hope you all have a wonderful morning, afternoon, evening, or night – whichever applies. Thanks for reading the review!

New! – FLMCC Coffee Mugs

I’ve been talking about launching a merchandise line forever, and finally got around to it tonight. The first product is live: the FLMCC Coffee Mug!

These are a great way to support the Collective and have another sleek new mug to add to the collection. They also pair amazingly with great sativa strains!

Here’s a link to the product page: (I highly recommend choosing the black color option!)

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