California's Cannabis Edibles Get A Makeover

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You’ll notice that California’s cannabis edibles changed considerably after the New Year, with many new products being designed for consumers desiring a lower dose of THC. As part of the end of cannabis prohibition brought about by the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, regulations created by the Bureau of Cannabis Control and the Department of Public Health impact edibles manufacturers most dramatically. These changes include limitations on THC content, strict requirements for child-resistant packaging, higher standards for lab-testing, storage and ingredients, all intended to protect the health and safety of consumers.

Requiring producers to quickly adapt, these regulations necessitated a complete redesign of product lines for some brands, while others were able to make simple modifications to become compliant. All edibles must clearly indicate how much is a 10-milligram dose of THC through segmenting, marking or scoring the item, with a maximum limit for 100 milligrams for Adult-Use products.

Medical patients retain their access to edibles with higher doses, including capsules and tinctures which are allowed to contain 1000 milligrams of THC per package. This means that patients can still rely on THC for relief without needing to eat more chocolate, cookies or candies.

At KindPeoples, we’re excited to welcome several new vendors, including some fantastic savory, healthy and vegan options! Visit our online menu for a complete list of edibles we’re currently carrying, and please suggest new items that we should stock by contacting us.

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Perfect for athletes, health foodies and conscious consumers, Atlas Edibles combine a moderate THC dose with high-quality, vegan ingredients including various fruits, nuts and spices to create a nutritious, delicious edible. A second-place winner at the 2017 High Times Cannabis Cup, the chef-driven, sophisticated flavors of Atlas Edibles will surprise and delight you! Four varieties arrive in artist-inspired packaging, each containing four fruit-and-nut clusters dosed with 20 milligrams of THC each for 80 mg per package.

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Venice Cookie Company quickly redesigned their wonderful edibles to be smaller, making bags with bite-size, low-dose cookies in their established Hippie, Chipster and Surfer flavors, as well as savory options including pretzel bites. CBD-rich cookie offerings include 1-to-1 ratio Cinnamon Churros, which contain 10 mg of CBD and 10 mg of THC per cookie, with 10 cookies to a bag.

VCC’s award-winning Cannabis Quenchers now have a miniature version as well, with Quencher Sips containing just 10 mg of THC. Full-size Quenchers deliver 100 mg of THC in flavors including Lemonade, with CBD-rich options in Hibiscus and Mango. It’s so nice to be able to choose from a variety of CBD ratios, with the 1-to-1 ratio of 50 mg CBD to 50 mg THC in the Mango Quencher and 4-to-1 ratio of 100 mg of CBD to 25mg THC in the Hibiscus Quencher.

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Local favorite Big Pete’s Treats is back with lower-dose versions of their cookies. Peanut butter, cinnamon sugar, and chocolate chip cookies come in either single servings, or bags of six or 10 cookies, each with 10 mg of THC. This family-run business creates lovingly homemade small-batch treats, and they’re looking forward to serving all adults in 2018!

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California edibles powerhouse Kiva Confections only needed a few slight adjustments to their popular chocolate bars, Terra Bites and Petra Mints, changing the THC doses and pieces per package to comply with the new state regulations. Look for 100 milligrams of THC in each full-size chocolate bar, with the same great flavors in dark or milk chocolate varieties. Small-dose bites of 45 mg and 15 mg are also available, along with the new Petra Mints, which contain just 2.5 mg of THC per piece.

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Known for absurdly strong edibles with "unrivaled potency," the change in the Korova product line is perhaps the most noticeable. Retooling their offerings completely, Korova shifted from super-strong brownies to low-dose cookies. Look for CBD Vanilla Bean cookies, each containing 10mg of CBD with 10 cookies to a package, along with THC varieties also dosed at just 10mg per cookie. Flavors include vanilla, chocolate chip and ginger chew.