California’s best cannabis edibles in the recreational market
California’s legal cannabis industry might not be as experienced as Colorado or Oregon, but it already boasts an impressive number of high quality cannabis-infused edible brands.
Gone are the non-branded space cakes and pot brownies of the medical-only era, devoid of any nutrition or dosage information. Replacing them are a number of palate-pleasing options, such as organic chocolates, micro-dosed cookies, and craft beverages.
The quality is also matched by professional packaging and nutrition labels, making it easier for novices to consume a safe amount of THC.
While the amount of options continues to rise, here’s a handful of some of the best edible brands available in California, all of which can be delivered through bud.com.
Nothing beats a classic cookie, especially if it’s made by Big Pete. The Santa Cruz-based brand offers a lip-smacking mini cookie made perfect for micro-dosing. Each crispy cookie delivers a 10mg dose of THC, providing users with an experience that they can safely control. The Double Chocolate variety is our critic’s choice, but these award-winning cookies are available in many flavors such as Chocolate Chip, Lemon, and Peanut Butter.
This SoCal cannabis brand specializes in gummy confections, for those looking for a soft and tart experience. They offer several flavors alongside different cannabis options, including indica, sativa, hybrid, and CBD. Kushy Punch is also one of the first brands to introduce a sugar-free option with their new lychee-flavored gummy, perfect for low-sugar and diabetic diets.
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Operating out of the Bay Area, Kiva Confections sets a high bar with their classy packaging and gourmand-level mints, chocolates, and gummy candies. A fan favorite is their Petra Morroccan mints, blended with California-grown cannabis, green tea matcha and peppermint extract, with a delightful note of Tahitian vanilla.
Thanks to California’s Lagunitas Brewing Company, cannabis is now available as an invigorating carbonated beverage. The sparkling seltzer water is inspired by Lagunitas’ IPA craft beers, while containing zero alcohol, zero calories, and zero carbs. Just 10mg of THC and pure refreshment.
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Chocolate lovers looking for a THC-infused product should look no further than Stokes. Their lineup of complex treats are made by chocolatiers who mastered their craft working in some of San Francisco’s most fabled restaurants. Stokes Truffles are gluten-free and made with all-natural ingredients that include sustainably-sourced fair trade cacao, and available in varieties of milk and dark chocolate flavors including Sea Salt Caramel, Cherry Almond, and Creme de Menthe.
Oscar Pascual is the editor of Smell the Truth, syndicated on GreenState and SFGATE. Smell The Truth is one of the internet’s most popular destinations for cannabis-related news and culture. This blog is not written or edited by Hearst. The authors are solely responsible for the content.