The wait for legal edibles is almost over.Legal weed is cool and all, but for many people, edibles are more appealing than flower. They (should) taste good, don’t smell, they’re easier on the throat, and their effects are often completely different than the high you would get from smoking.Canada technically legalized edibles on October 17, but due to Health Canada’s vetting process, the earliest they’ll be available for sale is December 17.
Most major licensed producers have been developing their products for years, in some cases pairing up with established beverage and food brands.Here’s a look at some of the products that will soon be available:
Canopy announced its edibles lineup this week, and it includes THC and CBD-infused mixed drinks, mixers, and chocolates.
Tweed RTD (ready to drink)These drinks named in part after the weed strains they contain come in several flavours including Penelope (hybrid) and Tonic, Bakerstreet and Ginger Ale, and Houndstooth and Soda. Each 355-millilitre can contains 2 milligrams of THC (a pretty small dose). The latter two also contain 1.5 mg of CBD.
Tweed Distilled CannabisCanopy has also made a line of mixers that you can use to make your own drinks (remember, booze and weed do not make good bedfellows.) Each 150-ml bottle contains a total of 10 mg of THC. The penelope flavour also contains 7.5 mg of CBD. They will be on sale early next year.Houseplant Grapefruit and LemonBoth of these drinks, from the brand founded by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, contain 2.5 mg of THC per 355-ml can.
Quatreau sparkling watersThese flavoured sparkling waters come in cucumber and mint and passion fruit and guava (20 mg of CBD in each) as well as ginger and lime and blueberry acai (two mg of THC and two mg CBD in each).
Deep SpaceThis drink, vaguely described as a “carbonated beverage, dark coloured with a bold, full flavour” has 10 mg of THC, which is Health Canada’s THC limit per package of edibles.
ChocolateCanopy is offering a couple types of dark chocolate. Bean & Bud is 70 percent dark chocolate, “crafted from beans grown in a bird sanctuary in Dominican Republic.” Lol. There are two “medallions” per pack, each containing five mg of THC.Tokyo Smoke is also offering a dark chocolate bar containing five pieces, two mg of THC per piece.The Tweed milk chocolate bar is made with the Penelope strain and each of the four squares contains 2.5 mg of THC and 1.8 mg of CBD.
Aurora is releasing chocolates, gummies, and mints and says its products will be among the first to hit the shelves. But it hasn’t revealed price points or specific dates of availability.
ChocolateAurora is releasing three varieties of chocolate, including sea salt and caramel milk chocolate, 64 percent dark chocolate, and half spheres chocolate (literally chocolates shaped like half spheres.) Each piece contains two mg of THC.
GummiesThere are five flavours for gummies: blue raspberry, red raspberry, grape, pineapple, and peach. Each gummy contains two mg of THC or 10 mg of CBD. They will be sold in packages of five.MintsGone are the days of reeking like weed smoke. Weed-infused mints are here. Aurora’s mints come in two flavours: spearmint and peppermint. Each mint contains two mg of THC; they’re sold in five packs.
Tilray subsidiary High Park will be releasing a number of edible products through various subsidiaries and partnerships, according to a news release. Thought the details haven’t been released, the products will include baked goods, a baking oil, infused chocolates, mints, gummies, and THC and CBD drinks.Follow Manisha on Twitter