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The 15 Best Brands of Edibles to Try in 2021
Edibles are one of the most popular growth markets in the United States for recreational cannabis. A change in societal attitudes, economic, scientific, and medical marijuana benefits have all been cited for marijuana’s move towards widespread acceptance.
Despite the progress, weed is still illegal at a federal level, so there are limits to the types of edibles containing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) you can buy online or at your recreational dispensary.
Only products coming from the Hemp plant are legal in most States, thanks to the Farm Bill of 2018. These compounds are mostly varieties known as Delta 8 THC. Edibles containing Delta 8 THC are generally the most popular version to enjoy for those who don’t smoke, vape, bake at home, or apply tinctures.
Delta 8 cannabinoids contain THC, yet lack the psychoactive ingredient found in medical marijuana and weed. Regular CBD oil does not contain these compounds and is not designed to give you a traditional high.
The following article will detail the top 15 best edibles to try in 2021, containing a mix of brands and specific products. You’ll also find some useful information about Delta compounds and general advice towards the end.
1. Diamond CBD
Diamond CBD offers arguably the most comprehensive list of CBD oils (the ones that don’t get you high) and Delta THC edibles on the marketplace, with a range of strengths and dosages. They have what seems like every edible cannabis product around, from soft gels and gummies, peanut butter and oatmeal raisin cookies, to white or milk chocolate truffles. Diamond CBD also features a range of products using CBD isolate, a product where all other cannabinoids have been removed from the compound, which makes it the purest form of CBD oil.
CBD oil from the entire hemp plant is known as full-spectrum CBD oil and most resembles oil from recreational marijuana but without the psychoactive Delta 9 THC compound. Diamond CBD’s edible range includes Sativa like Delta 10 THC products, which are believed to create a more energized and focussed effect than D8 THC, which is more calming and relaxing.
2. Kiva Confections
If a chocolate flavor option is what stirs your blood, Kiva is a premium brand to sate your appetite for fine confection. Each Kiva cannabis-infused chocolate bar contains 100 mg of THC, and some add other oils for more specific effects.
Their THC infused bars come in:
- Milk chocolate
- Dark chocolate
- Midnight mint chocolate (with CBN oil)
- Dark chocolate CBD 5:1
- Blackberry dark chocolate
- Toffee crunch dark chocolate
- Raspberry & Cream white chocolate
- Peppermint bark dark chocolate
- Munchies milk chocolate
Kiva Confections also offer differently branded espresso beans, gummies, chews, bites, and mints that include varying amounts of THC and CBD oil.
BudPop offers two flavors of third-party, lab-tested, high-impact Delta 8 THC gummy varieties – strawberry gelato and blue dream berry. They are popular with consumers that like the taste of candy but not the aftertaste of hemp. Each BudPop pack contains 25 gummies totaling 625 mg of THC and can be purchased in one, three, or five-pack bundles to save money. Budpop also offers discounts for individuals who subscribe.
BudPop Delta-8 THC Gummies are crafted in part from organic hemp grown in the USA and are generally considered safe to use. The company offers a 30-day money-back guarantee on their weed gummies.
4. Pop Up Potcorn
Pop Up Potcorn makes ready-to-eat and microwave popcorn in larger serving sizes than you find with gummies. Their products are infused with THC and CBD oil. The single-serving, ready-to-eat potcorn product comes infused with 10 mg THC and is available in three flavors: sea salt, movie theater butter, and jalapeno cheddar.
The microwave bags come in two types, Buzz and Harmony. Buzz features a THC-CBD ratio of 10:1. Each bag once heated adds up to 100 grams of potcorn infused with 10 mg of THC and 1 mg of CBD oil. Harmony is 1:1 CBD-THC ratio and includes 5 mg of each per serving. If you’re looking for interesting weed edibles in a more traditional snack-type, then Pop Up Potcorn is well worth checking out at your recreational dispensary or online.
5. Exhale Wellness
Exhale Wellness makes D8 THC gummy cubes, regular gummies, soft gels, and a THC oil tincture. While more expensive than other products on this list, you’re able to order a larger quantity of 3rd party lab-tested edibles with Exhale Wellness, which utilizes only premium Colorado hemp in their products.
The gummies are available in containers of 30, with each individual unit containing a 25 mg dose of THC. Soft gels contain 10 mg of THC per dose and the oils have 600 mg total in each one-ounce (30 ml) bottle.
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6. 3Chi Delta 8 THC Edibles
3Chi makes the most popular brand of edible gummies containing D8 THC. They are available in two flavors – black raspberry and watermelon. You can purchase eight packs (which contain a total of 200 mg THC) and 16 packs (400 mg of total THC).
There is 25 mg of THC in each individual gummy. 3Chi gummies are vegan friendly and fully gluten-free as they are made from a natural fiber base known as pectin. Alongside Delta 8 gummies, 3Chi offers brownies, cookies, and cereal treats to suit every type of person and their preferred choice of enjoying cannabis edibles.
7. Kanha Gummies
If you’re looking for a great tasting gummy experience that uses a high quality cannabis oil infusion, Kanha products are hard to go past. Kanha offers a wider range of flavors than other THC products, including items such as indica pink lemonade, hybrid watermelon, and Sativa black cherry. Each Kanha pack contains 10 gummies with 10 mg of THC. They are made with all-natural ingredients and no artificial flavors or coloring.
8. Delta Extrax
Previously known as Delta Effex, Delta Extrax offers a range of innovative hemp plant based products, including proprietary products utilizing other cannabinoid compounds along with Delta THC variants that cause a range of effects.
Delta Extrax even have hemp compliant Delta 9 THC products (less than 0.3% Delta 9 THC from the hampl plant, not the marijuana plant). If you are interested in weed edibles with a scientific cast, that goes beyond “just getting high,” then Delta Extrax products might be what you’re looking for.
9. Fruit Slabs
Fruit slabs are vegan friendly cannabis infused fruit snacks, precisely dosed with 10 mg of cannabinoids in each individual strip. The brand uses a THC distillate oil with the terpenes removed. Fruit Slabs are made with premium ingredients and each batch is laboratory tested to ensure quality. They are gluten free and Kosher, and contain no added sugar, fat, artificial flavoring or coloring. Flavors include OG mango, mango Maui wowee, tropical haze, and grape ape.
10. Area 52
Area 52 offers great themed branding to go along with their edible gummies and CBD products. Their website is full of enjoyable alien and spaceship references, making your buying experience that much more fun. Their vegan friendly products are ethically sourced and environmentally friendly, with enjoyable flavors such as strawberry, pineapple, and green apple.
Each area 52 Delta 8 gummy contains 25 mg of delta 8 THC, and the company recommends you go one at a time to achieve best results. They come in packs of 30, with a resealable bag that looks like something snuck out of Roswell. Area 52 Delta 8 gummies are highly recommended if you’re into aliens and UFOs and are a fun ride for old-school stoners looking to try a quality gummy option.
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11. Pure Craft CBD
Purecraft uses it’s Delta 8 gummies as part of a wider focus on wellness. In addition to the items containing THC, purecraft sells CBD tinctures, soft gels, topical creams, and sleep aiding oils. They even have options for pets!
Pure Craft is a great brand if you’re not just looking to get high, but want options to improve your overall health and comfort. They also offer a free product test before committing to buying selected items.
12. Snapdragon Hemp
Try Snapdragon cereal treats if you’re looking for unique products that contain Delta 8 THC. They have a range of edibles in different potencies, including cookies, honey infusions, gummies, and a delicious-looking peanut butter product.
Cereal treat flavors include cinnamon toast, Rice Krispy, Captain Crunch, cookies and cream, and Fruity/Cocoa Pebbles. Snapdragon is great for beginners to edible culture, but also suits veteran consumers looking for a specific taste or flavor option with individual flair.
13. Lunchbox Alchemy
Lunchbox Alchemy has the Squib – a single gummy CBD edible that contains either 50 mg or 100 mg of THC. If you are a big time edibles eater, a whole squib is one of the most potent options available (I do not recommend the experience), yet the unique candy is also useful for beginners.
A whole Squib can be broken down into as many as ten separate portions, a much safer and more sensible option. Lunchbox alchemy also offers 5 mg THC sour fruit bites called Tangos (in packs of 10) and the mini squib, a less potent version of their headliner.
14. Everest Delta 8 Gummies
A mid-priced, one-flavored gummy option (blue raspberry), Everest lacks the variety of other brands but focuses on a quality product. Their one off pricing offers good value, but their subscription service for monthly purchases benefits the regular gummy consumer.
Everest gummies are made with high-grade and naturally grown hemp and come in 30 piece packs. Each gummy contains 20 mg of THC, and the products are vegan, non-GMO, and grown in the USA.
Another Delta 8 edibles seller with a knack for branding, Moonwlkr products come in a range of awesomely named flavors, including pineapple express and mango kush. They offer single flavor 50 piece packs, with 25 mg THC, and smaller mixed flavor bundles named Asteroids and Comets (12.5 mg THC per gummy).
A good brand for the novice and veteran edibles consumer, Moowlkr offers a range of sale items and other products that may interest those who are looking for innovation in cannabinoid blends.
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What Are the Delta THC Compounds and How Do They Differ?
A lot of edible and wellness brands are using scientific innovation to find which cannabinoids work in different scenarios. They are looking for compounds that include THC that can reflect a marijuana high, but without the negative psychoactive effects.
Delta 8 THC is the most common THC variety found in commercially available edibles. You generally feel a smooth and subtle high that’s relaxing and uplifting, but without anxiety. There are less psychoactive effects than smoking marijuana.
Delta 9 THC is the compound found in “wild grown” marijuana and is illegal under federal law (and in remaining states) because it has psychoactive effects. Delta 9 may be detected in the human body for up to 20 hours after ingestion, even though its psychoactive effects only last a few hours at most. Brands are beginning to utilize amounts of D9 THC that are compliant with law (concentrations below 0.3%).
Delta 10 THC is very similar to Delta 8 THC, but with different effects to it’s counterpart THC compound. D10 THC is known for being more energizing and keeps you focused in contrast to the more relaxed and relieving D8 THC.
Edibles Tips and General Advice
- Follow the manufacturer’s recommended dosages, especially if you are new to edibles.
- Try to purchase products that have been third-party laboratory tested, this means your dosages and purity levels are likely to be more specific, and generally safer.
- Shop around before you purchase. There is a lot of range in edible products, so it pays to find the one that suits your needs.
- Be patient, and don’t chase a high. This is not like smoking weed. The THC in edibles is absorbed in the stomach after being eaten, and effects differ from person to person depending on age, weight, and tolerance. On average, it usually takes 45 minutes to two hours for you to feel the effects, which can last up to eight hours.
- If you are interested in edibles, but have concerns, contact a health professional. If you want to know more about specific products, talk to reps from the manufacturing brand.
- Don’t eat them all at once!
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