2021 has a been a huge year for Cannabis. States such as New Jersey and Arizona have legalized recreational Cannabis. Others states including New York and Virginia have confirmed they are on track for legal weed. And of course cannabis was deemed 'essential' in the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, yet another signal that social acceptance for cannabis at an all time high. As more consumers gain access to legal weed products, the fastest growing product category in recreational states is edibles. In California, where our cannabis industry is robust and mature, edibles are now the largest product category outside of flower. To celebrate our love for infused treats, we're happy to list our best edibles for delivery in California.
Edibles come in all formats, flavors, and CBD and THC ratios. There are also options for all dietary restrictions- including Vegan, Kosher and Sugar Free diets, among others. Short on time or patience? We can offer edible infused with nano-emulsion technology with promotes bioavailability- or basically a faster on-set of affects.
Here are the best edibles in California based on their popularity on bud.com:
Bud's Picks Best Edibles of 2021 - Cookies: Big Pete's
The iconic Santa Cruz based cookie maker...makes cookies. The best infused weed cookies. And thats it. A refreshing notion, at a time when many brands veer into multiple product categories trying to seize more sales and market. Founded and run by a father and son Team, Big Pete's has been making infused cookies and spreading surf city vibes since the prop 215 days. Their impressive lineup includes chocolate chip, DOUBLE chocolate chip, and for those who want it all..Peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip. All flavors are sold in 100mg THC bags with each cookie at 10 mg, with Indica and Sativa options.
Prior to recreational legalization in 2018, Korova was synonymous with high dose edible in California. The infamous Black Bar was among several products loaded with of over 1000 mg or THC, favored by medical patients and high tolerance edibles users. With adult-use regulations reigning in dosage standardization and maximum THC limits per package (100 mg) and dose (10 mg), Korova reinvented itself and launched vape and flower lines. However we still know them best for their cookies! California consumer still love the selection of flavors including Lemon Poppy, Vegan Oatmeal, and our favorite, their signature Mint Chocolate Chip.
Bud's Picks Best Edibles of 2021 - Gummies: Plus
Manufactured by multi state operator Sunderstorm, One of the largest Gummy producers in California, Kanha offers the largest combinations of products in the State. Kanha offers over 20 SKUs in various exotic flavors within three distinct lines of gummies. The regular gummies come in Indica/Sativa/Hybrid with great flavors, like Lychee, our favorite. Servings are 10mg.
The best fast acting acting cannabis gummy! Nano-molecular technology is used to create cannabinoid particles smaller than a wavelength of light, which makes for a quicker onset and higher absorption rate. The average onset is around 15 minutes! There are 5 flavors to choose from and options including Key Lime and Cran-Pomegranate Punch. The Nano line includes both 5 mg and 10 mg serving options.
Vegan cannabis gummies utilizes fast-acting nano-molecular technology and maintains a soft texture. Offered in Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid with flavors, including our Vegan favorite- Sour Apple.
Happy Daze gummies will provide an effect similar to others on the list. However these gummies are larger by mass than the other gummies listed. They are also made with Delta 9 THC extracted from Hemp instead of cannabis. These two factors help classify Happy Daze gummies as a legal hemp product which allows them to be shipped directly to customers, rather than purchased at dispensaries. Is that crazy? Yes. But thats the law. These are the best gummies to order online hands down.
Happy Daze come in a 100mg and are dosed at 10 mg per gummy. They are Vegan, Gluten-Free, and come in assorted fruit flavors;
-Strawberry -Blue Raspberry -Pineapple Mango -Grape -Pink Lemonade
The first product made by Plus was not gummies. It was chewing gum. They quickly pivoted to making their unique square shaped gummies which became a hit in California. They have continued to innovate with a 'strains' based SKUs- we love Grand Daddy Purple. All packages come in 5mg servings and 100mg cans, just as their original affect based flavors.
Sensi Chews is another OG California edibles brand that is a pioneer in affect-based product formulations. They began selling their 50 mg THC Amore edibles to enhance sexual pleasure, and 100mg insomnia chews, back in the medical prop 215 days. Their unique taste more closely resembles a tootsie roll, something that earned the brand loyal customers. Women run, the company more recently launched Sensi Gummies, a more traditional gummy format with 6 flavors of both THC only and THC-CBD ratios which are Vegan, Gluten free, and enhanced with Omega 3.
Recreate is an edibles brand by the Stanley Bothers, who famously bred the CBD-rich strain Charlotte's Web strain inspired by Charlotte Figi , the young girl suffered from Dravet Syndrome, a debilitating form of epilepsy. Venturing into THC products, the Brand stays with a wellness theme and offers affect-based gummies which are infused with THC, CBD, and botanicals like Yerba Mate, Cordyceps, and Ashwagandha. Who couldn't use an extra shot of Ashwagandha, right?! Novel and healthy...we're in.
Kiva is on of the largest cannabis manufacturers in the Country, selling multiple lines of products across leading Cannabis markets. Camino Gummies, their best selling infused gummies are known for qualify ingredients, slik packaging, and innovative flavors like Pineapple Habanero, Sparkling Pear, and Watermelon Lemonade. Extra points for the nice tins.
KIVA's newest product is a unique strain-specific, plant-based gummies and chews infused with 100% live resin for a distinctively full spectrum, true-to-the-plant-high. The exploding taste of strains in Lost Farm is hit with consumers looking for the unabashed taste of weed in their edibles. All Lost Farms products come in 10 mg servings and 100 mg of THC per package.
Bud's Picks Best Edibles of 2021 - Chocolate: Bhang
Bhang is a venerable California infused chocolate maker which has gown to operate in seven U.S. states and Canada. The Brand has evolved, adding DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill to help guide growth, alongside CEO Jamie Pearson, one of the few women running public Cannabis companies One thing that hasn't changed is delectable taste among the uniquely flavored THC and CBD infused chocolate bars. Bhang bars come in 100 mg and single serve packaging, with award winning flavors including: Cookies and Cream White Chocolate, Cherry Cream Milk Chocolate, and Espresso Dark Chocolate made with award-winning sustainably-sourced 74% cocoa Dark Chocolate.
For those who like edibles noticeably lacking the taste of cannabis, Bhang is the best tasting chocolate bar on the market.
Kiva chocolates bars, infused blueberries and espresso beans are old school California favorite edibles. Customers consistently choose these trusted infused products from the Oakland based edibles maker.
The edibles line from CannaCraft features some of our favorite foods dipped in infused chocolate. Satori's line includes chocolate dipped blueberries, strawberries, and almonds in both milk and dark chocolate options. These are some of the best tasting edibles on the market, however note that given the natural variation in each piece of fruit or nut, each package containing 100mg will have some variation in the amount of THC per piece.
Bud's Picks Best Edibles of 2021 - Drinks: Pabst
Beverages are the fastest growing edible category in the Country. While most see infused drinks as a refreshing way to consume weed, especially in the summer, these drinks provide a sipping option to the many consumer deciding to quit drinking alcohol. We see continued growth ahead for this category, and here are best liquid edibles in California:
We love to see traditional brewers entering the infused beverage market as a sign of social acceptance for cannabis. Pabst has been brewing beer since 1844, including namesake Pabst Blue Ribbon. And in 2021 they made their first 12 oz can of THC infused Lemon Seltzer that's a hit with fans of the brand and weed drinks. 10 mg of THC per refreshing serving.
The Fist prominent beer brand to launch a cannabis beverage is Lagunitus Brewing Company, the famed Petaluma brewer. Hi-Fi Hops is a collab between the Brewer and their north bay neighbors, vape giant AbsoluteXtracts. Hi-FI Hops taste will never be confused with any of Lagunitas' famed ales, but it does have a refreshing hoppy bubble water taste and is available in 5 and 10 mg cans.
Taking the micro dose approach to beverages has made Cann an instant hit. Simple idea. Low calorie seltzer water infused with interesting flavors and a hint of THC. Only 2 grams of THC allows folks to indulge, and have a few. We concur. Simple yet innovative. And easy to drink. Try some this summer...if Ellen DeGeneres will leave some on shelves for the rest of us!
If you are new to edibles, all these products are amazing, however please remember that edibles affect everyone differently, and tolerance to THC doesn't necessarily correlate to an individual's size or weight. So don't be a hero, start low and go slow to ensure a great experience eating or drinking THC.