Strain: Distillate Blend
Market: DC i-71 Storefront
Overall Rating: 9/10
Reviewing edibles is always such a fun thing to do. It’s not exactly like doing a strain sampling where the answers to all your questions are available within a few minutes, as the smoke hits you significantly faster. This you already know. Edibles metabolize through the digestive system and the liver, and since they are in a solid form to begin with, this can take a while. That’s why soft chewy candies are so popular as a vehicle for THC. And in this case, it is Jellies which carry the cannabinoids down into your body. When I cracked the jar and saw these unique MOTA jelly candies staring back at me with all of their glory, I knew that I had about 35 minutes before I was gonna be floating around the house.
These edibles are like little colorful jewels in an elegant jar. There are four different flavors, each in a different bright and vibrant color. They looked like emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and yellow diamonds of the 44 karat variety. Worthy of discussion is their packaging. Very clearly labeled so theres no question how much you are consuming. Each jelly is 25mg for a total of 200mg in the jar.
Fresh. Plain and simple. There is an expiration date on the label and that lets me know these are good to go. No stale candy here, only soft and chewy deliciousness with a different texture than your average cannabis gummy. No wonder they call them "jellies".
So the big test for me is to shut my eyes while I am chewing them and see if I can in fact taste a flavor that corresponds with the color, which we all know is supposed to represent a flavor. So that being said, the yellow tasted like lemon, the blue were definitely blue raspberry, the green was distinctly lime, and the red had a fruit punch flavor. The next thing to note for these Jellies is that they had just the right amount of weed taste. At 25mg each, these are on the average side for me and the herbal flavor was not overpowering. It was definitely present, which I actually find reassuring. Weed candies should taste, at least, a little like weed, right?
These jellies are made with a Cat3 distillate which is the name given to pure refined distillate that has been triple filtered for purity. It makes for an especially clean product, which is no surprise given that nothing but the best goes into Mota edibles.
I found the effects of these jellies to be exactly what I was looking for. They were relatively fast acting with an onset of 35 minutes and they lasted throughout the night: I took them, at 5pm and by 545 I was fully floating. I purposely hadn’t smoked on this day so that I could have a blank slate for a truer test. Knowing that one single 25mg could provide “some” effect, I wanted to see what 100mg would do for me. I am a daily smoker and dabber but not a daily edibles user, so I expected to have a sensation at this level.
This was an understatement. Before long I was floating so high and so hard I had trouble getting up to go to the bathroom. I've heard of people having trippy feelings on edibles, and I did not experience any hallucinations that I'm aware of, but I did felt like I was on the edge of a psilocybin trip for some time. I wasn’t looking to have a breakthrough experience on this day, but 100mg was enough to bring me quite close and then faded into a very relaxed evening where I eventually slept like a rock.
If you are looking for a sleep assist, these will work. If you are looking to have a laughter fest, these will work for that too. If you want to split a pack of gummies with a friend or three, these should do just fine depending on their tolerance levels (ALWAYS go low and eat slow). I gotta say, I love them. Frankly, I just ran out and I'm heading to No Kids Allowed to get some more tomorrow for sure.
Elegant in design with beautiful packaging and an even more beautiful product, MOTA is gaining popularity in the DMV for all the right reasons. You can catch them at all the storefronts listed on their page here and when you do don't forget to tell them Toker's Guide sent you!