Cannabis Tincture Review: Yummi Karma drops -- Stay Lifted
Some days I don’t have the time or energy to spark a joint, or pack a bowl. While I love edibles, such as chocolates, cookies, and gummies, sometimes I am looking for a less snacky way to consume my cannabis. So I browsed through my dispensary’s wellness menu to find myself a good tincture. Cannabis tinctures are liquid drops you place under the tongue. They have a faster onset time than edibles, often taking effect within 30 minutes. Tinctures are administered through a marked dropper which allows you to get a specific dosage. They are known for their high CBD content, however, there are THC dominant tinctures to get you nice and stoned for long-lasting effects.
Yummi Karma (YK) calls their product drops since it isn’t made with alcohol like traditional tinctures. The drops are made with coconut oil (aka MCT oil) and full-spectrum cannabis. They offer their drops in a variety of effects -- Drift Away (THC dominant, indicia), Cloud Nine (High CBD), Perfect Pair (1:1 THC: CBD), Stay Lifted (THC dominant, sativa), and a few others. I was shopping for a product that I could take throughout the day, so I went with the Stay Lifted drops.
Appearance and Packaging (3/5)
I’m basing this rating off the packaging which I bought my product in. The box is a cute melony pink color with simple silver and black writing. The dosage, directions, and ingredients are clearly listed for the consumers to read. The dropper is easy to manage, no need to push down, just turn to open and reveal the dropper. The dropper is labeled, .25 ml, .5ml, .75ml, and 1 ml for easy to use dosing.
The drops themselves are a light yellow color with little flecks of the natural ingredients visible. Make sure you shake well before use! According to their website, they are going to be using new sustainable packaging with their products, which I’m all about. I’d rate those 5/5.
IT TASTES LIKE ORANGE CREAMSICLE! The box says “Orange Zest” but it’s more creamy than zesty. Now, maybe that’s not your vibe but I am living for it. Tinctures normally have that dank, earthy flavor, which is great if you’re into that or don’t mind. For the sake of the THC/CBD benefits I normally don’t mind. I just follow up immediately with some sort of beverage, but having a flavored option is a game-changer. Especially when it’s honestly so yummi.
Yummi Karma tinctures are vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, and naturally flavored.
The drops come in a 30 ml bottle, with a total of 300 mg of THC per bottle. Please note that everyone has their own dosage level that they are comfortable with. For those that are new to tinctures, I would recommend trying .25 ml first to see how it will affect you. Remember, start low & go slow.
Depending on the day I can comfortably function with between 5-15 mg. 5 mg is cool for a slight head change while some days I require a bit more. When I take the 15 mg I’m pretty stoned. So I honestly save that for my more chill days. I’ve found that the perfect dose of these drops is 10 mg which would be 1 ml of the tincture. I usually feel the effects within 15-30 minutes. I’m happy, chatty, and able to focus on whatever work I’m doing, active or creative.
Tincture effects can typically last anywhere between 2-8 hours. The Stay Lifted effects fade within a few hours. It doesn’t have much of a crash, so I’m able to either add more or just go about my day without feeling groggy.
In addition to the full spectrum cannabis, Yummi Karma adds in orange flavoring, green tea, guarana, vitamin B-12, and stevia as a sweetener. Green tea is a great brain booster. Guarana is a Brazilian plant that is rich in antioxidants and can help reduce fatigue and improve focus. Vitamin B improves energy and brain function.
This 30 ml, 300 mg bottle was priced at my local dispensary for 30 dollars. I’d say, that’s a bang for your buck. If you think about it, California edible packages max out at 100 mg and range from $12 to $25+. So I’d gladly pay a little extra to get a lot more. These prices don’t include any local or state taxes.
These drops are one of my favorites. I’d for sure recommend to anyone looking for an alternative to smoking. Or even someone just looking to try out something new. I’ve been keeping these drops in my backpack, they travel well. I plan on buying these again on my next hall, or maybe even trying out their Mood Magic drops which are also uplifting but a raspberry flavor with maca and dandelion root.
These Yummi Karma Stay Lifted drops are delicious, discrete, and do the job. A great Sativa for keeping me moving for my day to day activities. Yummi Karma is a cruelty-free company as well as woman-owned. They have also created other brands like High Gorgeous. Their products can be found in licensed California dispensaries. Check out their website to find their products at a dispensary near you! https://www.yummikarma.com/locate
LEGAL NOTICE: Yummi Karma products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. This information should not be interpreted as medical advice or treatment. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before starting any medication or supplements. Further, Yummy Karma does not manufacture, sell or distribute any products that are in violation of California State Law.
Written by: Rebecca Victoria @thatcannabiswriter