Trending for 2019:  Paleo Cannabis Edibles  

With the legalization of cannabis, food products infused with cannabis extract (referred to as edibles) have emerged as a popular way to enjoy it both medicinally and recreationally.  While there are plenty of sugary cookie and candy options on the market, there are also delicious options that satisfy healthy lifestyles.

When selecting products, first decide what results you seek, such as dealing with pain, insomnia, anxiety or other conditions.  There are over 100 cannabinoids present in cannabis, with the two main ingredients being THC and CBD. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is responsible for inducing the “high” feeling.  Cannabidiol (CBD), the second most abundant ingredient of the plant extract, is just as therapeutic as THC; however, it is non-psychoactive. It provides relief from chronic pain and inflammation and reduces stress and anxiety.  So, it’s important to decide if you want the high feeling and the relief, or just the relief.  Most products have varying ratios of both THC and CBD.

For relief from chronic pain or stress, a popular choice is Plus-Gummies which are CBD-infused with pineapple and coconut flavors, low-calorie, gluten-free and kosher.  For those struggling with insomnia, Sensi Chews “Insomnia PLUS – non psychoactive” combines CBD with melatonin delivering chocolate, caramel and a good night’s sleep. 

Utopia’s cannabis-infused macaroons are paleo, kosher, raw, and vegan–a virtually guilt-free option for any health conscious individual. These treats are baked with Utopia’s award winning eco-friendly cannabis. Venice Cookie Company’s cannabis-infused pretzels are sugar-free and vegan.  Coated with a savory spice blend, these snacks not only pair well with a charcuterie board, but also deliver precise amounts of THC, making it easy to microdose safely.

A non-sugary option to take movie night to a new level is Pop-Up Potcorn, a low-dose satisfying snack that comes in three different blends.  With no GMOs or artificial ingredients, it looks, cooks and behaves just like ordinary popcorn, but is flavored with cannabis-infused butter and sea salt.

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One of the top choices in beverages is Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops, an IPA-inspired beverage that is a refreshing, non-alcoholic choice with a cannabis twist. Zero calories and zero carbs, it combines various levels of both THC and CBD.

And here are some tips for using edible products:

  • Keep away from children and pets
  • Work with a trained cannabis consultant to identify the best products for your target needs.
  • Start with a small dosage and be patient.
  • Manage your expectations. Prepare for a subtle, innocuous effect that comes on slowly. 

The Lighthouse Cannabis Boutique in Coachella is the valley’s only fully licensed dispensary, offering home delivery and highly trained and educated staff to assist patrons on their health and wellness journey.  Learn more at www.LighthouseDispensary.comor call (442) 256.3627.