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DANIEL BERMAN

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Stimulate THCv Enriched Tablinguals

from Level

We almost feel like it’s cheating to be able to simply pop a sublingual and get to work.

The Cannabis community has come a long way since the days when a customer was simply stuck with whatever strain of nondescript weed they could score from their dealer. 

We are now at a point where we can buy products with isolated molecules, designed for specific effects. With its line of pressed tablets, San Francisco-based wellness brand Level uses the power of its labs to manufacture cannabinoid-specific products for customers who don’t want to experience them all at once. 

Level’s line seeks to deliver a large swath of targeted results, from the sleepy end of the spectrum with its Lights Out Protab (featuring delta-9 THC, delta-8 THC, CBN, THCa and CBD) to the amped side of the spectrum, with its THCv enriched Stimulate line. 

A rare, highly sought-after cannabinoid, THCv provides significantly disparate effects from its cousin, delta-9 THC. Found in trace amounts in certain strains (such as Doug’s Varin, the strain used here), THCv has earned a reputation for both stimulant and appetite suppressant results. 

In other words, if you want to lose weight and clean your house, THCv just might do the trick. 

We decided to put the Level Stimulate THCv Tablinguals to the test over a number of sessions, making sure to consume them without any other products in that day’s regimen. With sublinguals, you slip them under the tongue and wait patiently for them to dissolve. The results started to kick in after about half an hour, with an energizing uplift that was only slightly psychoactive – and also didn’t leave us with any desire to hit the snack cupboard. 

Considering we used to have to hunt for a legit cut of Durban Poison, Jack Herer or other THCv-carrying strains to get a small dose of this rare cannabinoid, we almost feel like it’s cheating to be able to simply pop a sublingual and get to work. And we have no problem with that. 

We can only imagine what’s in store as the medical scientific community continues to unravel the multitude of possibilities, allowing for visionaries like the crew at Level to come up with new ways for us to experience this humble, complex plant. 

This article was originally published in the January 2022 issue of California Leaf.

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