What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about marijuana edibles? Brownies? Chocolate chip cookies? Gummies? And the thing all of these treats have in common (besides the cannabis)? They’re all sweet.
But sometimes you just don’t want a sweet snack. Fortunately, edibles such as pretzels, pizza, peanut butter and BBQ sauce are available in a number of dispensaries today. So, if you’re in a savory kind of mood, check out these five delectable cannabis treats that will alleviate your aliments with gourmet ingredients and savory flavor profiles.
The Pros of Eating Cannabis Edibles
Cannabis edibles are perfect for people who:
- Want to medicate but aren’t interested in smoking or vaping.
- Suffer from conditions that may involve wasting such as HIV/AIDS or cancer.
- Need to watch their blood sugar levels, due to diabetes or issues with the liver, kidneys or pancreas.
- Want longer-lasting effects. Because the cannabis in edibles is processed through the liver and digestive system before reaching the bloodstream, it doesn’t take effect right away, but it typically lasts much longer than vaping or smoking.
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5 Savory Cannabis Edibles
Marijuana Cheese Biscuits by Auntie Dolores
These sugar-free, gluten-free cheese biscuits from Auntie Dolores were formulated with extra cheese to mask the marijuana flavor. Savor two or three biscuits to experience the full effects of the cannabis. Auntie Dolores is an iconic San Francisco brand, crafting gourmet marijuana-infused treats since 2008.
Medicated Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Om Edibles
This marijuana-infused EVOO comes from Om Edibles, whose founder Maya Elizabeth also partnered with Whoopi Goldberg on their Whoopie & Maya line of cannabis products for women. This versatile medicated oil can be used to cook any number of dishes or as part of a salad dressing or for dipping bread. You can also use the marijuana-infused oil topically. Plus, it’ll keep for a year.
THC Almond Butter by Highland Pantry
Highland Pantry proudly serves organic non-GMO marijuana edibles
for people who are conscious about what they put in their bodies. This almond butter—which also comes in a cannabidiol (CBD) version—is a great way to microdose marijuana. Spread over toast or a banana, or go classic with a PB&J.
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Award-Winning Cannabis Snack Mix by Eat My Greens
Mix is the second flavor of snack mix from Eat My Greens, a company that believes in quality ingredients to get people the medicine they need. Zion Mix was named Best Savory Edible by Edibles Magazine in 2016. The mix is made with: cannabis, coconut oil, rice, wheat and oat cereals, pretzel rods, sugar and spices.
Marijuana White Cheddar Popcorn by Yummi Karma
Yummi Karma makes this light yet flavorful white cheddar popcorn. Each bag contains 50 mg of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but because it’s popcorn, it’s a cinch to control the dose. The folks at Yummi Karma donate a portion of their profits to various cannabis causes.
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If you’re new to cannabis and want to learn more, take a look at our Cannabis 101 post. HelloMD can help you get your medical marijuana recommendation; it’s easy, private and 100% online.