Level Blends’ Protabs Are a Better Pill to Swallow

Level’s Protab puts pot into a pill, with a range of different formulations that unlock effects even serious stoners may have never felt before.

We’re still waiting for that first big crossover cannabis product that blows up with people who would never smoke pot. Papa & Barkley infused balms have a definite cult following, and OLO sublingual strips are an impressive new up-and-comer.

A new suite of cannabinoid-infused pills called Protab could be that breakthrough blockbuster to mainstream non-potheads. Developed by San Francisco cannabinoid company Level, Protab offers your pick of pills in eight different varieties, many of which employ obscure cannabis chemical compounds outside of the standard THC and CBD formulations.

They even just introduced a hangover-curing pill! Literally named Hangover, this CBD-dominant pill has just a dash of THC that SF Weekly can confirm effectively takes the edge off those certain mornings-after.

Many Protab varieties, though, are infused with little-known cannabinoids like Delta-8, THCA, and CBG that only cannabis chemistry nerds have heard of. But Level was co-founded by a small molecular chemistry Ph.D., and it shows in their unconventionally thorough array of formulations that deliver precise, targeted effects that differ wildly from those of a bong hit.

Protab does have a few pure THC and pure CBD offerings that replicate the feeling of pot-smoking without the actual smoking. But other lines of their pills produce rushes of adrenaline, relaxation, or the alleviation of pain, often without any resulting head high.   

The pricing of these pills is all over the place, from $25 to $70 retail (before taxes) depending on your cannabinoid of choice.

And do not confuse Protab with Tablinguals, which are also from Level and come in similar-looking boxes. Those “melt in your mouth” pills hit much quicker, but Protab pills are powerful enough that their effects will have you cruising for a couple hours.

Protab pills pop because they use cannabinoids that hardly anyone else in the industry is exploring these days. You can’t really grade Protab on a normal scale, because many varieties don’t even get you high. But they sure do enhance your mood, and there are numerous thrills in these Protab pills.

Potency: Protab comes in packs of little pills, generally 25 milligrams of cannabinoid in each individual tablet, so you can really control your dosage. Pills can also be broken in half to micro down your dose.

Smell: These are pills, so they have no scent. That can come in awfully handy in certain situations.

Taste: No flavor to these tiny tablets, either.

Appearance: These are standard little white pills that have the appearance of any garden-variety pharmaceutical, save for the Level’s logo imprinted on them.

Medical Application: Choose your adventure, as Protab comes in currently eight different varieties whose effects are all described on the outside of the box.

Effect: Exactly as advertised for each different variety, as the pill peddlers at Level Blends have formulated unique experiences and effects that even constant cannabis users have likely never felt before.


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