There was a time when cannabis edibles had a strange taste and texture.
Producers struggled to overcome the very strong cannabis flavor.
However, the incredible growth of the industry and demand for tasty edibles has led to some really exciting innovation. While most everyone is familiar with gummies, there are now hundreds of flavors on the market. My local dispensary carries gummies and chews in sour apple, grape, lemon-lime, watermelon, peach, mango, black cherry, raspberry, elderberry and so many more options. They offer a selection of white, dark and milk chocolates as well as peanut butter cups and caramels. I can choose from a wide assortment of baked goods, including cookies, brownies and rice crispy treats. From capsules and tablets to mints, dissolvables and suckers, there is truly something for every preference. Cannabis-infused edlbes are not only delectable but they make dosing easy. The package provides plenty of information pertaining to potency and portion size so I know exactly how much THC or CBD is in each gummy. Because the cannabinoids are digested through the digestive tract, it takes a while for them to reach the blood stream and produce effects. Along taking several hours to full set in, the effects are typically more intense and long-lasting. Just recently the dispensary has added some new edible innovations, including cannabutter, ice cream, marinara sauce and a whole line of beverages. So far, I’ve tried the coloa, root beer and lemonade. They are portable, simple and speed up the effects just a bit. I prefer a cannabis-infused beverage to alcohol. They are mild and don’t result in a hangover.