Portals by Token Naturals

Published on May 3, 2024 by David Wylie

Watermelon Lemonade Paradise Bliss and Midnight Berry Dreamland Portals by Token Naturals are pictured. Photo: David Wylie/the oz.

Portals by Token Naturals are evidence that using cannabis sublingually is a great way to dose, but the product itself still needs some work.

The colourful tablets have a great effect and are a nice mix of cannabinoids. However, they taste terrible, feel awkward in the mouth, and take far too long to dissolve.

There are two varieties of Portals, both with unnecessarily long names: Watermelon Lemonade Paradise Bliss and Midnight Berry Dreamland.

Watermelon Lemonade has 5mg THC, 5mg CBD, and 2.5mg CBG per tablet, a good daytime concoction. It has a buzzy, upbeat effect.

Midnight Berry has 5mg THC, 5mg CBN, and 2.5mg CBD. It has a sleepy vibe that’s great for before bed.

The effect kicks in fast, which is what makes this format stand out.

Both packages contain 20 dissolving tablets for a total of 100mg THC, and they cost about $23.

On the negative side, neither the watermelon lemonade nor berry flavours actually taste as advertised. They’re both overly bitter and have a chemical flavour.

They are quite large for dissolving tablets, which are normally taken sublingually—under the tongue, and take about five minutes to melt in your mouth. As they melt, they feel grainy.

That said, these dissolve much better than Blips and Brannca Neo Tabs, so they are pushing the category to improvement.

Overall, Portals are a move in the right direction for dissolving tablets and I’m looking forward to seeing this product category grow.