NETA, short for New England Treatment Access, opened their first dispensary in Northampton in Western Massachusetts in 2015 to serve registered medical patients and became the first store to open for recreational adult-use on the east coast in 2018. The Brookline shop, in my former hometown, is located in a beautifully-restored bank building in the heart of Brookline Village and has become known for some amazing flowers, concentrates, topicals and of course, edibles.
Their 100-mg THC-infused Dark Chocolate with Mint Bar is made with Belgian dark chocolate infused with mint and separated into 20 pieces that are approximately 5 mg THC and 15 calories each. The vegan bars are made in-house at their cultivation and production facility in Franklin, Massachusetts using 53.8% dark chocolate with the THC processed using hydrocarbon or ethanol-based fractional distillation. All NETA edibles are lab tested and labeled with all the information needed to consume them safely and responsibly.
We started with four 5-mg pieces and began to feel the sativa-dominant effects after about 25 minutes. The buzz from the Dark Chocolate with Mint Bar is uplifting and a general feeling of warmth and wellness spread through the body. There was absolutely no taste of Cannabis, only the delicious rich chocolate flavor with more than a hint of minty freshness. The effects are lasting and lingered for almost two hours, without any paranoia or discomfort. The next day, we discovered yet another great way to enjoy these bite-sized nuggets by melting a couple of pieces into a mug of tasty homemade hot chocolate. Mmmmm.
New England Treatment Access: 160 Washington St. Brookline MA
This article was originally published in the September 2020 issue of Northeast Leaf.
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