The 5 Best THC Gummies of 2023 in our Santa Cruz Dispensary

Indeed, 2024 is just around the corner, but before we move forward, we’re looking back at the past year to sing our praises to what we believe were some of the best THC gummies of 2023 to hit our dispensary shelves at KindPeoples Santa Cruz.  While there were many strong contenders, these top 5 best THC gummies of 2023 stood out amongst the pack this year!

Pear 1:1 THC:CBG Wyld Gummies

Pear 1:1 CBG and THC Wyld Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz.
Pear 1:1 CBG and THC Wyld Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz. Photo by Wyld Gummies.

In a year with some high highs and low lows, we kept finding ourselves reaching for cannabis products and THC gummies that work to restore our minds, bodies, and spirits—the Pear Wyld Gummies met that goal head on, which is why they’re at the top of our list for the best THC gummies of 2023.  And look, it’s not just us at KindPeoples Santa Cruz who love these Pear CBG Wyld gummies.  In a conversation with Rene Kaza, the Co-Founder of Wyld gummies, Kaza revealed that the Pear 1:1 CBG Wyld gummies are his personal favorite of all the flavors of Wyld gummies too. They’re “very euphoric… We call it a bubble bath for your brain… I think sometimes you can use cannabis and it can create anxiety if you eat too much.” He went on to explain that the effects of the CBG in these particular Wyld gummies help to reduce anxiety and take the edge off the day, and we concur. We find that the CBG in these gummies, as opposed to eating pure THC gummies, helps to tamper down the intensity of the THC, producing a relaxing and restorative effect. If you haven’t tried CBG gummies yet, there’s still time before the clock strikes midnight!

Shop Wyld Gummies at KindPeoples Soquel and KindPeoples Ocean.

Mango Solventless Hash Rosin Good Tide Gummies

Mango Solventless Hash Rosin Good Tide Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz.
Mango Solventless Hash Rosin Good Tide Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz. Photo by Wyld Gummies.

We’re always on the hunt for the best solventless rosin gummies and Good Tide gummies take home the crown this year.  If you’re not familiar with Good Tide Gummies, all you need to know to trust they’re top notch is that they’re from the same team that brought the cannabis world the best-selling Wyld gummies. We spoke with Kaza about launching the new brand and he described Good Tide edibles as “Wyld’s vegan solventless tropical cousin.” Where Wyld provides consumers with “consistent, dialed in effects,” their goal when launching the Good Tide Solventless Hash Rosin Gummies was to “embrace the variance of the plant.” For the time being, Good Tide Gummies are only available in three options—mango indica gummies, pineapple sativa gummies, and guava hybrid gummies, but the weed strains used to make the solventless hash rosin often rotates from batch to batch.  If you’re curious about which weed strain is in your current batch, just scan the QR code on the tubular packaging to read up on the unique terpene profile.  While we love their Pineapple THC Gummies and the Guava THC gummies, there’s just something about the Mango THC Gummies that stood out to us.  If you’re looking for product purity, come talk to our Santa Cruz dispensary staff about the solventless rosin Good Tide Gummies. Trust us, they’re a need, not a want to end 2023 and start 2024 on a high note.

Shop Good Tide Gummies at KindPeoples Soquel and KindPeoples Ocean.

Midnight Blueberry Camino Gummies

Midnight Blueberry CBN Sleep Camino Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz.
Midnight Blueberry CBN Sleep Camino Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz. Photo by Camino Gummies.

At KindPeoples Santa Cruz, we LOVE Camino Gummies from Kiva Confections (the team that brought us Lost Farm gummies, Petra Mints, Terra Bites and of course, Kiva Chocolate Bars–Seriously, this team never misses!). There’s so many amazing flavors and cannabinoid ratios of Camino gummies. Each different Camino gummy has its own unique terpene-tailored effects to fit many different moods and occasions, and while it’s difficult to narrow down which flavor is our favorite, we know in our hearts, the Midnight Blueberry Camino Gummies claim the number one spot this year as one of the best THC gummies of 2023.  These Camino Sleep Gummies contain a combination of 5 mg of THC, 1 mg of CBN, as well as Beta-Caryophyllene, Linalool and Myrcene terpenes, and extract from chamomile and lavender, which all work together synergistically to give consumers their most peaceful night of sleep of the year.  If your New Year’s resolution is to get better sleep in 2024, hurry into KindPeoples Santa Cruz and pick up a tin (or two) of the Midnight Blueberry Camino gummies.

Shop Camino Gummies at KindPeoples Soquel and KindPeoples Ocean.

Nano Galactic Grape Kanha Gummies

Nano Galactic Grape Indica Kanha Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz.
Nano Galactic Grape Indica Kanha Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz. Photo by Kanha Gummies.

Kanha’s nano-emulsified THC gummies hit our Santa Cruz dispensary shelves years ago and they’re still on top. In their nano gummies, Kanha uses nanomolecular technology to break large particles of cannabinoid oil down into tiny particles to create fast-acting gummies. Rather than waiting the typical 30 minutes to 2 hours for the edible effects to kick in, with the nano Kanha gummies, the effects can be felt as quickly as 15 minutes after consumption.   While we love the entire Kanha nano gummies product line, the Galactic Grape, which are indica gummies have saved us in a pinch on many sleepless nights. While these aren’t marketed as sleep gummies perse, they certainly did the trick for us. Rather than tossing and turning for hours, we turned to the Nano Galactic Grape Kanha THC Gummies which cut the time it took to fall asleep nearly in half. THC Gummies have really changed over the years and Kanha gummies remain at the frontlines of that innovation. If you want to learn more, you can read about the evolution of THC gummies in our blog.


Shop Kanha edibles at KindPeoples Soquel and KindPeoples Ocean.

Lights Out Heavy Hitters CBN Sleep Gummies

Lights Out Heavy Hitters CBN Sleep Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz.
Lights Out Heavy Hitters CBN Sleep Gummies. Available at KindPeoples Dispensary in Santa Cruz. Photo by Heavy Hitters.

While this might be obvious from the selections on this list, great sleep is so precious to us.  So, when sleep becomes elusive, which was the case many times in 2023, we’re not just going to standby and wait for a solution to fall into our laps. As you can see from our best THC gummies selections, we spent the year exploring the most effective sleep remedies on our shelves… Enter, Lights Out, the extremely potent CBN Sleep Gummies from Heavy Hitters.  These powerful sleep gummies contain 20 mg of THC and 20 mg of CBN per piece. If your goal is to be KO’ed, Heavy Hitters certainly delivers with a heavy hand. After trying the Lights Out CBN Sleep Gummies, we can assure you that Heavy Hitters did indeed lead to heavy eyelids! If you’re new to consuming THC gummies, be aware that these contain a very large THC dose and should be approached with caution. If you have any questions about THC Gummies dosing, come into a KindPeoples Dispensary to talk to a budtender or check out this blog from our sister-store, Highway Cannabis down in Marina del Rey. 

Shop Heavy Hitters products at KindPeoples Soquel and KindPeoples Ocean.


As the cannabis industry continues to mature, the THC gummies just keep getting better and better. We loved all the THC gummies we tried in 2023 and we’re so excited to see what product innovation we’re going to meet in 2024.  When we asked Kaza what we can expect to see from Wyld gummies and Good Tide gummies in the new year, he coyly let us know that there’s “definitely new products coming for both brands,” but we’ll have to stay at the edge of our seats for the time being because he continued with, “I’m going to tease you here and not provide you the exact details quite yet.” Whatever is brewing, we’re confident that many good things are coming to KindPeoples Santa Cruz in the new year, and we can’t wait to explore more amazing THC Gummies with our KindPeoples Dispensary community.  Check out some of our other favorite products of the year in our Best Weed Strains of 2023 blog post.

Shop the best selection of THC Gummies at KindPeoples Soquel and KindPeoples Ocean.  Shop the best selection of THC Gummies in Marina del Rey at Highway Cannabis, our sister-store and see which THC gummies they dubbed the best in their blog.

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