We’re talking about a lot more than just the classic pot brownie here. From capsules to candy, there is just about any infused munchie you could possibly imagine available on the market nowadays. Medicated sodas and energy boosters have been pouring into the market, there are even dissolving powders available now to infuse whatever custom drink of choice strikes your fancy. Baked goods of all kinds, chocolates, and varieties of candies are wonderful for satisfying your sweet tooth. Capsules, tinctures, trail mixes and granola bars have been made available to appeal to a healthier crowd who crave an extra boost to their routine. With edibles, a little goes a long way and will last a long time, which makes them a solid option for many users.
Ingesting edibles is arguably the most efficient -and tasty- way to achieve an accurate dose of cannabis. Following the recreational laws established in Washington and Colorado, a single dose of infused edibles contains just ten milligrams of tetrahydrocannabinol. Certain treats such as drinks are allowed to exceed this limit as they’re intended to be consumed in small portions. Those with a low tolerance to the effects of cannabis may not necessarily need a full ten-milligram dose and instead prefer to stick to doses as low as five milligrams. Seeing 5, 10 or 50 MG of THC clearly labeled on each product makes it substantially easier to make an informed purchase and to assist in the safe consumption of said product.
Medical patients are allowed access to goodies with extra high dosages, unfortunately, these products are slightly more difficult to track down now that the original medical market has collapsed. On a more positive note, there has been a sudden influx of interest in cannabidiol edibles which utilize a ratio of THC:CBD, broadening the horizons of possibilities for the medical market. Those who require significant relief of pain or muscle tension amongst a variety of other health issues don’t necessarily desire an intense high when medicating, which makes the higher ratios of CBD to THC very appealing, as the compound CBD is inherently non-psychoactive. Now that the medical market is more highly regulated, patients can rest assured that they have the opportunity to receive accurate information from trained medical specialists and acquire medication that is handled and tested in a professional manner. Tinctures in a variety of flavors from citrus to cinnamon, topicals, and capsules are popular options on the CBD market.
There are many products available with other specialized uses as well that are beneficial to both the medical and recreational communities. For example, cannabinol (CBN) has been scientifically associated with an effect of strong sedation. A multitude of sleep-oriented products -mainly tinctures- have been put on the market over the years, receiving high levels of praise from customers suffering from insomnia or anxiety. Another non-psychoactive but a highly effective compound in cannabis is cannabigerol (CBG), which has been said to be a miracle-worker for cancer patients and has also been associated with anxiety relief. Mary’s Medicinals and Green Revolution offer classic THC and CBD options as well as high CBG and CBN varieties. Combinations of THC, CBD, CBN or CBG products will often offer accumulative effects that increase the effectivity of the others.
For those who feel intimidated or uninterested by these new, scientifically cutting-edge options, recreations of classic candies will likely steal your heart and your stomach. Silica Phoenix Dope Dough is available in a huge multitude of flavors from chocolate to orange cream, strongly resembling the many flavors of Tootsie Rolls. Spot Seattle and Gaga Platinum Extracts, two edible companies out of Washington state have created their own takes on Starburst style fruit chews. Nasty Jack’s malted milk balls are a spitting image of Whoppers, an American movie theater favorite, individually packaged so you never get that melty, chocolatey mess. Taking the opportunity to tap into the edibles market and utilize the comfort, nostalgia, and joy associated with classic childhood candy staples is both a clever business strategy and an incredible opportunity to fulfill the desired requests of consumers. It seems there will always be a new, exciting twist to look forward to on old favorites!
With the cannabis industry making strides into the ever-expanding food industry, there are nearly no limitations to what can be infused. Many products that are are not available readily infused in stores can easily be made at home through a simple process using bud or concentrates from your local shop. There are endless gourmet possibilities, from special brownies to salad dressing. Why not get out there and try a few?