When shopping for cannabis edibles at a dispensary, there’s a few helpful ways to evaluate products before you buy them. First, consider your THC dosage limitations and your desired experience. Are you happy with 10 milligrams of THC intended to slightly enhance a weekend movie marathon? Or do you need 100 milligrams or more to quell chronic pain? Seeking a sleep aid that’s high in THC but low in calories? Looking for something to ease sore muscles while maintaining wakefulness?
In today’s crowded edibles marketplace, there are options designed to fit every expectation, so check out these fantastic new products, and find the one that’s right for your needs.
It’s nice to be able to consume an entire THC treat, so look for your desired dose in a satisfying portion size.
Make sure that the edible you choose has the THC content listed in milligrams, along with lab-tested results.
Packaging should display clear, concise advice on how much of the product to eat, as well as allergy warnings, an ingredients list and nutrition facts information. In general, a business that spent time designing appealing, professional packaging and informative labeling is likely to have put a lot of effort into perfecting their product as well. Companies that provide a website or 1-800 number for customer questions are more reliable than those who advertise only on Instagram.
If you’re trying cannabis-infused edibles for the first time, start with a low dose of just 10 to 15 mg of THC and wait two hours for the effects to kick in fully.
A group of judges rated the following cannabis edibles on a scale of 1 to 5 in categories including taste, potency, appearance, originality and healthfulness, along with answering specific yes or no questions about the packaging and label information. The average scores of the judges were combined with lab-tested results to determine the ultimate winners of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup competition.
US Cup First Place Winner
Tea Pot – Calendula Guava Mango Black Tea by Honey Pot
An original concept executed almost perfectly, this tea was infused with a canna-coconut oil that provided a dose of 25 milligrams of THC. Pairing this tea with an infused honey would be heavenly. With a relatively low dose of THC, this product could be recommended for new users, seniors or health-conscious consumers who aren’t looking for tons of added sugar or fat along with their edibles dose. One bit of constructive criticism would be for the…