Exploring Different Types of Weed Edibles: From Gummies to Chocolates and Beyond

June 3, 2024

The world of cannabis is vast, and thanks to enthusiasts who add their innovations and ideas, it only continues to grow. What starts for most as a foray into buds and vapes can transform into more widespread interest in everything cannabis has to offer, including weed edibles.

Edibles are a highly varied niche of their own, and many people find that there are so many products that there’s an option for everyone. If you have never encountered weed edibles before, or if you are looking to expand your horizons with something new, the options are nearly limitless.

However, it is always best to be prepared before you venture into a different type of consumption than you’re used to. Let’s explore various types of weed edibles, from gummies to chocolates and much more.

A Note on Legal Limits for Edibles

Before you rush out to buy a sample of every edible your local dispensary offers, it is important to keep the law in mind. Each state will be different, but in Massachusetts, consumers can only buy 28g of dry flower daily—including the flower equivalent inside edibles. Customers cannot exceed 500mg of edibles in their daily purchases.

In general, this will leave someone with plenty of opportunity to purchase multiple products within one transaction—say, a couple of chocolate bars and some mints, for instance.

However, those planning a big party should know they may need to spread their purchases over multiple days to avoid exceeding the legal limit. Remember, too, that edibles count as marijuana, which means no taking them across state lines.

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Understanding Baked Good Edibles

One of the classics, cannabis baked goods, dates back to the 1950s when Alice Toklas introduced the idea of a pot brownie in her cookbook. The popularity of weed brownies and other baked goods developed gradually from this point.

However, by the ‘80s, the infamous Brownie Mary was a master at crafting these bud-laced treats to help calm the symptoms of AIDS patients in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Given the time they’ve been around, it is likely no surprise that cannabis-baked goods are some of the most popular, thanks to decades of refinement.

One of the biggest things to remember when consuming baked good edibles is that they are often tasty—which means it’s easy to eat more than you intended. Homemade cannabis treats can be difficult to dose, as the marijuana may not be distributed evenly throughout.

For commercial products, the dosage is typically more consistent. Always follow package directions, and remember—it takes a lot longer to feel the effects of weed edibles than it does from smoking. Always allow multiple hours before you decide to take more.

Candies, Gummies, Chocolates, and More

Baked goods are just one option for those interested in edibles. If you’re looking for something a little more snack-worthy, consider a variety of smaller candies such as mints, gummies, and hard candies. Chocolates also fall into this category, which is easier to dose than brownies and baked goods.

The candy edibles at your local dispensary are typically marked for easy dosage. Chocolate bars are breakable into equally sized pieces, and candies are labeled per serving as an individual piece. They can melt, so be sure to get them home quickly!

Edibles for Cooking

For those looking to spice up their inventive meals, cannabis-infused butter and other oils can add some interest to at-home cooking.

The most significant risk with this method is that it is easy to use more than you intend, and again, distribution throughout the dish can be inconsistent. However, cooking with cannabis is the only way to unlock the most savory options for edibles.

Canna Beverages

Not everyone wants to enjoy a meal or a snack when consuming their weed products. For them, cannabis beverages can be a great alternative.

Fizzy canna drinks are typically dosed at a serving size of one can, making them easy to plan for. Thanks to a variety of (often fruity) flavors, many strains can be incorporated into cannabis drinks as a refreshing alternative to smoking.

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Explore Weed Edibles at Your Local Dispensary

Cannabis edibles can be a fun way to broaden your horizons and explore new types of marijuana products without worrying about how the smoke or scent might affect those around you.

The team at Pure Oasis is always happy to guide you through our comprehensive inventory of weed edibles so you can pick something that suits your goals and experience level. Stop by Pure Oasis to explore our edibles, including our delicious root beer!

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