Although Halloween may have just passed us — a time where everyone stuffs themselves silly with candy — for those who either work in and/or consume marijuana, cannabis gummies is a year-long activity that doesn't require people randomly showing up to your front door in costumes. Well, that we know of, anyway. For that reason, it only made sense for us here at FHM to hit up some of our contacts in the marijuana business to get some insight as to what makes gummies, colas and other treats so sweet!
While more and more states are getting closer to marijuana legalization — with a few of our experts even predicting the next ones where weed might become legal — some users still stick to cannabis gummies and these other treats. It makes sense, too, since it's less intrusive to others with the elimination of any smoke smell.
We've already given you loads of information about marijuana facts and marijuana benefits, so we figured that, in the spirit of the Halloween holiday from a few days ago, we'd try and satisfy your sweet tooth with a definitive guide to cannabis gummies and other treats. Here's what some experts had to say about them.
"Microdosing small amounts of cannabis edibles is a hot trend that keeps you calm, de-stressed, and clear throughout the day. Consuming less than 10mg every few hours of your favorite sweet or salty snack is an ideal way to indulge. My personal favorite indulgence is Incredibles Peanut Budda Buddha because it is both salty and sweet at the same time." — Krista Whitley, CEO of Altitude Products
"Edibles are geared toward people who can't smoke due to pre-existing diseases or prefer not to smoke/vape. As the bio-availability in edibles is different, much slower, reactions and sensations will last longer but might be more intense, thus reducing the need to dose frequently. They are more sedative and relaxing. Cannabis edibles are particularly recommended for insomnia, gastrointestinal illnesses, and liver functions. One thing I'd like to draw attention on is the packaging and labeling of edibles. It is important, more so regarding trustworthiness but also for compliance reasons that packaging includes the ratio and richness of THC and CBD. Do your research on their quality. You don’t want to ingest anything about which you are not fully convinced and informed." — Arnaud Dumas de Rauly, Chief Strategy Officer for The Blinc Group
"As more cannabis consumers become interested in trying infused treats, more companies throughout the U.S. are upping their game when it comes to delicious, natural canna-sweets. Any company working in the edibles space should be aware of this trend and pay attention to what their customers are interested in." — Danny Davis, Managing Partner at Convectium
"Tis the season for infused holiday treats! One of my favorite things to do is to use ABV (Already Been Vaped) cannabis to make these goodies. It’s literally like getting to use your cannabis twice, and therefore getting the most bang for your buck. I’ve been making cannabis-infused whipped cream with my stash and putting it on everything. All you need is a jar of ABV, some heavy whipping cream and a double boiler to create this yummy treat." — Shauntel Ludwig, Vice President of Operations for Davinci Vapes
"Cannabis infused edibles are one of the fastest growing components of the industry, and offer the strongest opportunities for branding and adding value. While pot brownies are the most commonly known type of edible and enjoyed an early boom in the days of legalization, they are in decline as of late, as they have shorter shelf lives, more calories, less discrete and are more difficult to microdose than other forms of edibles. Chocolates, gummies and mints are a very popular way to microdose discreetly, while cannabis-infused drinks offer a pleasant social experience for the recreational user. Sales of chocolates, sugar candy and drinks will exceed $1 billion in sales this year, and chocolates and sugar candies have now surpassed baked goods as the leading types of edibles in most states." — Bethany Gomez, Director of Research for Brightfield Group
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