The Ruckus Rant: Patients Need Sugar-Free Edible Options

When patients are looking for relief and they are battling cancer, how can I in good conscience recommend they have ANYTHING with sugar in it?

Hello dear readers and welcome to another Ruckus Rant! This month, let’s talk about the “Medibles Makers”, our local production companies.

As I’ve said before, the majority of the medical patients we are seeing in dispensaries are there for medical reasons. Severe medical reasons in some cases. When patients are looking for relief and they are battling cancer, how can I in good conscience recommend they have ANYTHING with sugar in it?  If they are diabetic and for some reason can’t or don’t want to smoke, what should I recommend? Damn near every single infused edible is packed with sugar. SUGAR IS CANCER FOOD! SUGAR IS WHAT KILLS DIABETICS!

I understand not everyone is a cancer patient or diabetic but an awful lot of our patients are. You are cutting off half or more of your customer base, and they are true medical marijuana patients. They are the reason your business is here in the first place. Currently, we see cookies, brownies, gummies, cake pops, suckers, hard candies, macaroons and other sweet confections but I can’t recommend any of them if you can’t find a way to come up with a sugar-free version.

The production companies that are flocking to Nevada right now ready for a money grab have to remember, these are medical patients they are dealing with. People’s lives are at stake here. You need to take this as serious as it is and not just look at US patients as an ATM for you to pull money out of.

I’m pretty sure you can come into ANY dispensary in town and have any budtender explain to you what it is the patients are asking for and in need of. Thankfully, there are a few companies asking that question now, but it’s something ALL of you need to take into consideration.

Trokie products and honey sticks are basically the only “medibles” that I know of in Nevada right now that don’t have a bunch of sugar pumped into them. I suggest them to damn near every patient that comes through. I suggest cookies, gummies and all the other stuff when they are needed too, but just not as much. If you start taking the needs of the patients to heart you may just find an easier and more financially rewarding path to take then you are now on. And, the feeling you will get KNOWING people are NOT in pain and or on their way to recovery after a horrible disease has affected them is a far better payoff than ripping off sick people.

PHOTO CREDIT: Ginger Bruner

 

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