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The Cannabis Podcast: Florida Edibles

The Cannabis Podcast

Edibles in Florida

Ian Beckles:
Hello everybody, this is Ian Beckles, and welcome back to The Cannabis Podcast. It’s been a huge week for Florida and for cannabis, and we’re going to let you guys know why, and we’ll let you guys know about the movement that we’re trying to push as well. Got my cohost here, Mr. Spencer, how you brother?

Spencer:
What’s going on brother? How you doing?

Ian Beckles:
Good, How’s the world treating you?

Spencer:
Treating me great.

Ian Beckles:
Well, good, that’s a good thing.

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
That’s a good thing.

Spencer:
I’m living.

Ian Beckles:
You’re better than most, I hear a lot of belly aching going on out there and it’s justifiable. That’s the thing, I’m the kind of guy that says, buck up, you got to toughen up.

Spencer:
Yeah. That’s that tough love.

Ian Beckles:
But people have legitimate situations right now.

Spencer:
Oh, absolutely, yeah. Everybody’s going through tough times, but you separate the survivors versus the people that struggle.

Spencer:
You know, you got to figure out how to pivot, how to do the right things to adapt to the times.

Ian Beckles:
Absolutely, so we all know everybody’s going through a tough time and cannabis can help us get through in one way or another.

Spencer:
Most Definitely.

Ian Beckles:
So Spencer and myself will be pushing basically plants over pills and killing the stigma, we’re both wearing the shirts right now. So that’s our goal for this show and for this podcast. And I would say there’s big news that’s going on in Florida. I didn’t even know it was really on the docket, to be honest.

Spencer:
I didn’t either, they do it super low key.

Ian Beckles:
Real low key, all of a sudden, Monday, only was Monday, wake up and edibles are legal, it could’ve been Friday. And I was like, what? I didn’t even know. So I mean, it’s a pretty damn big step now.

Spencer:
Oh, 100%, it’s going to be a huge part of the market share because everybody’s been waiting for edibles. You know what I mean? There’s, there’s a lot of people that want to try cannabis and utilize cannabis, but they can’t because they can’t mix with the delivery methods.

Ian Beckles:
Correct, a lot of people, I don’t think like the smoke.

Spencer:
You’re Right, they don’t like that stigma, they don’t like the inhalation, it burns their throat. I’ve heard all types of different things. So it’s a huge step for people to be able to medicate correctly with something that fits them.

Ian Beckles:
Well, edibles fit me, I ain’t going to lie.

Spencer:
Oh, yeah, me too.

Ian Beckles:
I’ll be honest with you, I was strictly a flower guy for quite a while. Got exposed to somebody who gave me some good edibles, and that’s my nighttime ritual man. I may take a couple of puffs here and there, but I’m getting me some THC in me in edible form at night that helps me sleep, and listen, anybody can judge all you want, everybody, I don’t know a good sleeper. Are you a good sleeper?

Spencer:
When I utilize CBD and cannabis.

Ian Beckles:
It’s a no, seriously, I don’t know anybody that says, “oh, I just fall asleep.” Everybody kind of needs a little help there and there, “oh, I drink myself to sleep,” well, that’s terrible.

Spencer:
Oh yeah.

Ian Beckles:
That’s the worst thing, you’re dehydrated, you wake up in the middle of the morning, your mouth is like a cotton ball and none of that’s good.

Spencer:
A headache.

Ian Beckles:
And then you wake up in the morning, you got a headache, you’re like that doesn’t make no damn sense it’s just counter-productive.

Spencer:
[crosstalk 00:03:14].

Ian Beckles:
Yeah, but edibles to me, just put me in a good place, mellow me down, I’m ready to go down. And to me, this is a blessing, listen, there’s always going to be some particular things that are kind of goofy, and there’s some goofy things in here because once again they legalized it. But everybody’s scared of kids getting their hands on marijuana, I get it. There’s stories of people that let their kids get their hands on their edibles, and they end up taking them to the emergency room because that’s a fact. Now they put a couple of stipulations in the law, okay, it can’t be a shape of an animal cracker, it can’t be a gummy bear-

Spencer:
Yeah, can’t be appealing to children.

Ian Beckles:
It can’t be appealing to children, now, okay, I get it, put it in, that’s fine, I guess it can’t have sprinkles, it can’t have icing, it has to be a geometric shape-

Spencer:
like a circle, square.

Ian Beckles:
Yeah, and this is my thing, okay, if you got kids, treat, and my son just said this, I never heard this before. My son said, he goes, “treat your edible like a gun.”

Spencer:
Okay.

Ian Beckles:
If your kids get your hands on your edible, you’re wrong.

Spencer:
Okay, Okay, I see what your going at there.

Ian Beckles:
I don’t care what it looks like, I’m making a fricking star with fricking rainbows coming out of it, but if you let your kid put their hands on it, you’re wrong. Okay, I mean, if you leave a container of flour with weed on a table and you put kids in there, they’re going to put that in their mouth, I guarantee it. So, I mean, I get them putting it in there to have some people at ease, that was a little bit much for me though.

Spencer:
Yeah, no, I mean, so where it stems from, for me, like my experience, doing the research and reading that I’ve been doing, it kind of stems from, one, just how cigarettes were back in the day. Wasn’t there something that had to do with Joe the Camel?

Ian Beckles:
Yes, absolutely.

Spencer:
Where they were trying not to cater towards kids, so they had to make it a little more adult, you know what I mean?

Ian Beckles:
Sure, sure, they got sued.

Spencer:
Yeah, exactly, so I think there was something that happened recently with all of these, the street carts, the THC carts that everybody was complaining about, all the lung problems were happening. What they were doing is they were making these bootleg street carts and they were catering them towards the younger generation. They were making the packaging cool, they’re putting like little cartoons on it and stuff like that, and what you do is, you market to a whole specific demographic that’s much younger that can’t you use it with a mindful and controlled behavior.

Ian Beckles:
Sure, listen, once again, I get it, it’s a cover your ass thing and that’s cool, but there’s going to be cookies, cakes, candies, that obviously don’t look like other type of candies and you know, we can’t complain and I don’t give a crap, my edibles come in a flat sheet cut up in squares. I don’t give a crap what they look like, I’ve been sold candies and edibles that look like poop. I don’t know, there’s so many different, crazy shapes, so it doesn’t really matter to me. So for those of you that like to indulge in edibles, it’s about to be legal. I don’t know if it’ll change your world because you’re probably getting them somewhere illegally, but it’s nice to be able to go to Truly even, and get something off the shelf legally.

Spencer:
Well, we need it to be legal because the people that are going to be going to these dispensaries and getting edibles, they’re already eating edibles.

Ian Beckles:
Of course they are.

Spencer:
And what they’re doing is they’re making edibles-

Ian Beckles:
Out of tinctures.

Spencer:
Just not the correct way.

Ian Beckles:
Correct.

Spencer:
With the correct dosage, so if you have something regulated, and you have a specific dosage, which is super important, you’re much more likely to have a good experience versus somebody that is just kind of messing around and playing with the dosage, it might be a little high. They have adverse effects with too much THC, you know what I mean? So everybody that has a horror story with edibles is usually because

Ian Beckles:
Does anybody not? Honestly-

Spencer:
Right.

Ian Beckles:
Do you have one?

Spencer:
Of course I do, yeah. Of course I do, I got some horror stories, but the thing is that always stemmed from it being too much of a concentrated dose at one time.

Ian Beckles:
Hey listen, anybody that I noticed smokes and indulge in edibles has a horror story. I have a couple of personal ones that I’ve told before-

Spencer:
hugging the toilet, it’s kind of scary.

Ian Beckles:
Mine wasn’t really hugging the toilet, more, I guess, was in a bad place, I didn’t want to be there, that’s all I know. We had one time, way, way, way back when a buddy of mine says, “Hey, you got any weed?, I’m going to make some cookies.” So I give him like the kief at a bottom of my grinder that’s been there for two years, like a lot of it. And it gave him some high grade, like a quarter ounce with some stuff and he comes back, he makes some cookies.

Ian Beckles:
So we’re at a football game at my house, and there’s a bunch of people there and everybody’s kind of passing trays of brownies out, and I had about three of them and all my boys are eating them and there’s some females eating them, and then all of a sudden I looked around and I wasn’t crazy effective. I looked around and it was like night of the living dead, like everybody was walking around like a zombie, and then there was people … I got a text, I started to drive home, I’m on the side of the street, I have another one I’m at my office, and I don’t know what to do. And there was people calling their wives and it was bad, people throwing up, and I was married at the time, when my wife goes, “no more.”

Spencer:
Yeah, cause it gets processed through the liver, it’s just too much for your liver.

Ian Beckles:
Too much.

Spencer:
It’s like a sucker punch to your liver. So you know, your body’s got to like, get that shit out of it-

Ian Beckles:
Got to get it out real, real quick. So, they don’t know how quickly the edibles are going to be available because they have to get approval from Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, which obviously, oversees food safety with edibles and marijuana products. So it’s on the horizon, marijuana and Florida are relatively new, in 2020, they’re projecting that they make about a billion dollars from marijuana, a billion dollars. Why’d take this God dang long to legalize something that’s helping our society and making our state a billion dollars?

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
It’s dumb. When you think about it, right.

Spencer:
And half of the money’s coming from flour, so they’re projecting for, I guess, this market to grow at least 200 million.

Ian Beckles:
Yeah, correct.

Spencer:
Just from edibles alone.

Speaker 1:
Yeah, that’s 20%, boom, just by this … I mean, how many companies can just create one thing and boom 20%, they jump like that. So-

Spencer:
It’s insane.

Ian Beckles:
And marijuana, man, it’s just, it’s undefeated. It’s undefeated at wherever they legalize it, it’s going crazy. And they’re legalizing a lot more places, they’re trying to decriminalize it a lot more places. I know that legislation is moving to remove cannabis from Controlled Substance Act and it’s in with fricking heroin. Stop it, stop it, okay, let’s not do that anymore, let’s take everybody in the jail that’s there because they had some marijuana, let’s get them out, let’s get down to the point. It doesn’t make any sense, marijuana is only really legal in 11 States, it should be legal in more, but I don’t know, there’s still some fuddy duddy old school states, we’re in one.

Spencer:
Oh yeah.

Ian Beckles:
It’s not going to be legal here for a while, I don’t think, but I don’t know if that really truly changes anything anymore, but they’re not really arresting that many people for marijuana.

Spencer:
They’re really not, it’s kind of turning a blind eye, so to speak.

Ian Beckles:
They don’t even have to turn a blind eye because really, there’s nothing they could really charge you with anymore.

Spencer:
Right.

Ian Beckles:
If you’re driving, you got weed, what are they going to do? They’re not going to put you in jail anymore. Plus back in the day, a cop used to be able to stop you and go, “your car smells like marijuana.” I would say, “I have a hemp cigarette right here, sir. Would you want one loaded? Illegal? I bought them from the hemp store right down there.”

Spencer:
You got to go get it tested, it’s just a whole process. You know,

Ian Beckles:
It’s too much. They don’t want to go through all that crap.

Spencer:
Right.

Ian Beckles:
So you’ve, you’ve dabbled in the edible thing right?

Spencer:
Yeah, last night.

Ian Beckles:
Did you?

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
Well, I don’t remember the last night I didn’t, so whatever, you can judge me all you want, I don’t give a fuck. Anyways, do you remember any brand names?

Spencer:
Ah, man.

Ian Beckles:
I remember one real big brand name, I think you brought up one time.

Spencer:
It was the Cheeba Chews.

Ian Beckles:
Chiba Chews.

Spencer:
Yeah man, because I went to Denver not too long ago and I had the Chiba Chews and they broke out into like 10 squares, right? So two rows of 10 squares and each little square was 10 milligrams. So the first night I took them, I took the Indica ones too, I took four of the little Chiba Chews, which was 40 milligrams. 40 milligrams is a heavy hitting dose.

Ian Beckles:
Okay.

Spencer:
So that’s a veteran, that’s somebody that’s been in the game and is used to THC, so I took 40 and that knocked my ass out.

Ian Beckles:
Yes it did.

Spencer:
My eyes got super heavy, I wasn’t even trying to go to sleep, I was just trying to kind of like chill down for the night.

Ian Beckles:
Oh, you’re going out you’re going down.

Spencer:
Oh, it kicked my ass, I fell right asleep, woke up a tad bit groggy. You know why? Because I don’t need to take that much-

Ian Beckles:
Correct.

Spencer:
A perfect dosage for me probably would have been between 20 and 30.

Ian Beckles:
Okay.

Spencer:
And that’s still a heavy hitting dose. Typically, micro-dosers will have anywhere from like 2.5 milligrams to 5 milligrams.

Ian Beckles:
Really?

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
That’s like how often?

Spencer:
I mean, it just depends on the tolerance, like me, I could take 2.5 to 5 milligrams and do that like every hour-

Ian Beckles:
Bro, I can take 5 milligrams every eight minutes.

Spencer:
That’s what I’m saying.

Ian Beckles:
No, I’m serious, that’s a little dose man. I’m not going to tell you the dosage.

Spencer:
I know, but some people are super sensitive.

Ian Beckles:
Yeah, they are.

Spencer:
It’s all about kind of easy does it, ease into it? Figure out what your dosage is and then go from there.

Ian Beckles:
Well, somebody approached me the other day, who had never indulged in any type of flour, any type of THC and says, “I’m really curious,” so I brought them a few pieces and I said, listen, break it in gently now, go gentle, do too little, okay, do too little and work into the right dosage.-

Spencer:
Start low, go slow.

Ian Beckles:
Because if you go hard in the paint early, it’s going to turn you off.

Spencer:
That’s where all the horror stories come from, you know what I mean?

Ian Beckles:
Yeah.

Spencer:
I’m not touching edibles ever again because I had this, this, this, and this-

Ian Beckles:
I had a bad experience.

Spencer:
Well, you’re absolutely ruling it out all together, it’s like your first time drinking alcohol, you know what I mean? You don’t go and you don’t take 10 shots of Patron.

Ian Beckles:
Correct.

Spencer:
The first time you drink alcohol, you’re going to have a bad experience.

Ian Beckles:
Bad.

Spencer:
Same type of thing, man, you know?

Ian Beckles:
It’s the same thing with me, alcohol, I remember the first time I drank alcohol, it takes three sips and your demolished.

Spencer:
Oh man, I had well vodka, Dubra?

Ian Beckles:
Yeah, yeah.

Spencer:
It was like $5 a bottle.

Ian Beckles:
I had Southern Comfort, Southern Comfort, my friend-

Spencer:
I’ve had Soko.

Ian Beckles:
I’ve had a bad Southern comfort experience after that and I haven’t drank it since. And I remember the first time I got high on marijuana and on everything I love, on everything I love, I will never be that high again.

Spencer:
Oh yeah. I geeked out.

Ian Beckles:
I was high. It’s hard to explain.

Spencer:
I couldn’t control my laugh. My first time was in high school and I’m with all my friends and I think we drove out to like Friendlies or something like that. And they, this is my first time really, truly smoking a lot, and we hotbox the car and Oh my God, I had a laugh attack, I felt like my heart was about to explode, and I was high the next day too. I was high for like two or three days, I’m like, damn, but after that it got settled into my system and I was never that high again.

Ian Beckles:
No, I mean, like this. I don’t even consider marijuana a drug, okay, it’s a medication. But when they talk about scenarios like LSD and heroin, they say you get such a great feeling the first time that you’re always chasing that and marijuana, it’s kind of same way, but I’m telling you, I’m not going to get that high again, it’s not possible.

Spencer:
Yeah, and then there’s ways to reset your palate too. So I teach people, I go through like a little 48 hours sensitization period where you essentially just fast from cannabis-

Ian Beckles:
Huh-

Spencer:
I know, right, I haven’t been able to do it like too often.

Ian Beckles:
For shame.

Spencer:
Yeah, but you know, 48 hours, you kind of reset your palate and then ease it back in. There’s a whole process where you got to like take just the smallest amount of dosage for you to feel the desired effects, and then you try to find what your lowest threshold is.

Ian Beckles:
Okay.

Spencer:
Yeah.

Ian Beckles:
I don’t know if I’m past that or what because when you talk about 2.5 milligrams-

Spencer:
Yeah man, that’s too far.

Ian Beckles:
I’m thinking of what I’m taking at night and Ooh, that’s a very, very small fraction of what I’m taking. I mean, I get manmade bootleg edibles, and I don’t know exactly how much it is, but I’d like to talk about the Chiba Chews, Chiba Chews aren’t the same as a lot of others.

Spencer:
Yeah, right.

Ian Beckles:
I’ve had that 40 and I was wrecked, and one time when I had a bad episode, I had two of them and it was bad.

Spencer:
I had four.

Ian Beckles:
On a plane, I was ready to open the goddamn door, let me out of here, I don’t want to be in here.

Spencer:
Right.

Ian Beckles:
So everybody be aware when you’re dabbling-

Spencer:
Yeah, be smart, not stupid.

Ian Beckles:
And there’s also look, edibles are legal now, which is wonderful. I don’t know, but are they going to start selling butters and oils? That makes sense, right? It’s all the same.

Spencer:
Yeah. It does make sense. Like, I mean the culinary part of cannabis is huge. You know what I mean? You see all the documentaries, you see all the shows like that’s a big part of it. Edibles are a huge part of cannabis. And it’s only, it’s about damn time.

Ian Beckles:
No doubt, I agree, and I’m listening. I’m about to very soon do some cannabis type parties over here, and that just, it just makes a lot of sense, you know what I mean?

Spencer:
Yeah, for sure.

Ian Beckles:
Right on the horizon, that’s for sure. Well, we appreciate you guys listening in, it’s all about the education and let’s hope that you guys want to learn about cannabis just like we do. It’s all about plants over pills and killing the stigma. Spencer, you have any big plans this week going to any dispensaries, anything, anything good on the horizon?

Spencer:
Oh, I got a cannabis work study that I’m going to right now after this at The Center St. Pete Beach

Ian Beckles:
Oh nice, nice.

Spencer:
Yeah, [inaudible 00:17:06], got a couple of people coming out and I’m having a little networking event, a little education period, some discussions, some stimulating stuff. So I got that going this week and then yeah, I’m probably going to stop over by Trulieve and check out what they got for strains.

Ian Beckles:
Get us a couple and look, we get pasted.

Spencer:
Oh yeah.

Ian Beckles:
Wet my beak a little bit. Anybody wants to get in contact with me, Ianbeckles@radioinfluence.com, all free, you can follow me on Instagram at Ian_Beckles and Spencer could be,

Spencer:
You can catch me on Instagram @SuspenceFitness, S-U-S-P-E-N-C-E Fitness.

Ian Beckles:
Beautiful, once again, we appreciate you guys listening in. This is all about the education, all right. And hopefully you guys will listen in again next week because we will have a whole lot of other stuff. Because that’s what cannabis is about. Have a wonderful week and, get out there and smoke something delicious or eat something delicious, peace out.

Speaker 2:
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