When marijuana was first legalized, cannabis edibles and extracts were given a year-long wait period. Despite edibles being incredibly popular with Canadians, they weren’t allowed to be advertised and sold through dispensaries. Within the past year, that has changed. Nowadays, you will find many types of edibles at dispensaries, ranging from baked goods to chocolate candies. There is a delightful variety of yummy snacks and cuisine made with cannabis recipes.
With edibles offered at many marijuana dispensaries near us, we wanted to put together a list of the most popular food items. The next time you make a visit, check out these ten common types of edibles at dispensaries:
Gummies are the single most popular type of edibles found at many dispensaries. When we are talking about cannabis in North America, we usually associate them with these adorable gummy incarnations. Gummies can be purchased with only CBD, only THC, or a combination of the two.
Edible cannabis has a market value of $1.6 billion, with gummies making up a significant portion of this amount. They’re fun, colourful, taste great, and the chemistry between the sugar and the cannabis often means a more potent effect in consumption.
Marijuana cookies are also very popular types of edibles at dispensaries. For people who love that warm, delicious, and gooey chocolate chip taste, mix that with a little bit of cannabis and you’ve got a winning combination. The difficulty with cookies, however, is that it can be tough limiting yourself to only a few or one.
Edibles like cookies have arguably made cannabis more accessible to a wider group of people. They’re warm, soft, and the recipe is very adjustable which gives dispensaries the opportunity to create their own cookie.
Brownies are a classic cannabis edible. Many people gravitate towards brownies because it’s what they know. Especially for cannabis-curious consumers, they may have seen ‘pot brownies’ used on their favourite TV show as a comedic device.
Needless to say, brownies have been around in mainstream culture for a very long time and are very normalized in the world of marijuana dispensaries. These types of edibles also taste exceptionally delicious, when done right.
Chocolates are a great way to micro-dose on cannabis for consumers who aren’t interested in brownies. Like many edibles, chocolates generally contain lower doses of THC and are a fine introduction to the world of what cannabis can do. They can also be consumed discreetly.
As a warning, however, ensure cannabis chocolates or any other edibles similar in design are accurately labelled in your home. Especially if you have children, safety is the highest priority.
Candies are one of the sweeter marijuana edibles at dispensaries. Usually baked from a simple mix of food colouring, corn syrup, butter, and cannabis, the resulting hard candies are easy to carry and consistently deliver the effect you want.
Once again, there are CBD candies, THC candies, and full-spectrum marijuana candies available at dispensaries. Unlike edibles like brownies, hard candies are less likely to be made at home by consumers and more likely to be purchased through a dispensary.
Truffles are addictive, cannabis in them or not. Cannabis-infused truffles from dispensaries are absolutely delicious while still giving the impact you want in a few quick bites. Looking similar to Timbits, truffles can be dipped and covered in a range of sugar, chocolate, sprinkles, or nuts.
These types of edibles are also a great holiday treat, if you’re looking to have a Christmas party or birthday celebration. A little more difficult to make at home, truffles are a go-to cannabis product at dispensaries.
7. Caramels, Chews, and Taffies
Cannabis edible lovers usually like the idea of being able to discreetly keep a product on them for when they’re in the mood for it. Caramels, chews, and taffies duplicate the feel of candies we’ve been enjoying for generations sold at local corner stores, dollar stores, and the Bulk Barn. Almost like Werther’s, the infusion of cannabis has landed these candies on the shelves of dispensaries countrywide.
Mints freshen the breath while giving a user the cannabis effect they desire. Though mints aren’t often high on the list of cannabis confection edibles consumers chase, they’re addictive once tried. An underrated edible, they can be easily kept in someone’s pocket or purse.
Mints don’t melt like chocolates and various other edibles do. When made from high-quality strains and manufactured right, mints get the job done as some of the best edibles in dispensaries.
9. Vegan Brownies
In the first wave of high-demand cannabis edibles, vegan brownies stood among the most requested. Made from vegan ingredients, they can be considered a non-dairy alternative to traditional pot brownies. No matter whether you subscribe to a vegan lifestyle or not, the characteristic taste of the brownie doesn’t vary much and, of course, what you receive in the effects of the THC and/or CBD are always reliable.
10. Baked Goods
Canada is still very restricted in terms of what’s allowed and what isn’t as a cannabis edible. Fortunately, a wide range of baked goods can be infused with cannabis from butter tarts to granola bars, wafers, cupcakes, and more. As these can be more difficult for dispensaries to procure or produce, baked goods like those mentioned aren’t as popular as other marijuana edibles on the list. Even so, they’re well worth consideration if you want to mix things up or are throwing a themed celebration.