For several years, I’ve had lower back pain. And as I previously stated, only cannabis has really helped me with my condition. Consider: For more than a year without using NSAIDs or any other sort of pain medication, and I’ve still been able to live a full life without physical limitations while indulging in pastime that would have worried me about potential flareups.
Of course, there are a million and one options for consuming cannabis, whether you’re going for THC or CBD alone or a combination of both. (I recommend taking both.)
I’ve tried it all: tinctures, bath bombs, gummies, gum drops, taffy, balms, body oils, sublingual strips, vapes — you name it. (My advice is to sample everything at least three times. If you don’t like an experience after your third attempt, there’s a 99.99 percent chance it isn’t for you.)
After months of traveling to states where marijuana is legal for recreational use (and spending a lot of money on research), I’ve learned that chocolate is my favorite delivery method. Why not? Many bars are delicious and easy to transport. The excitement around the colorful packaging continues to get me—because I’m superficial like that. They’re also not a hassle in any way. Take, for example, eating a single square out of a chocolate bar rather than removing a vial of tincture from your handbag and tipping your head back to ensure the oil falls right under your tongue. It’s not really something you can do while working in an air-conditioned open-plan office, is it?
A word of caution: Don’t go overboard with the chocolates and don’t eat more than the recommended amount. THC is a psychotropic substance, after all. Cannabis edible take longer for the body to absorb, so immediate effects aren’t likely. Wait at least two hours before feeling any type of head or body high. You want to feel pleasant and pain-free; you don’t want to lose your mind over nothing.
On a less serious note, not all cannabis chocolates are safe to consume. At the very least, not if you want them to taste good. Some manufacturers really need to improve their flavor R&D. So here are my top picks for high-quality THC chocolate edibles that you won’t regret purchasing.
Dank Chocolate Bar
Dank Chocolate Bars are made with only the highest-quality and greatest components available. Some of the most renowned artisan chocolatiers in the cannabis industry provided us with our recipes. Dank Chocolates have no rivals when it comes to taste or quality. All of this Premium Chocolate’s goods are gluten-free and utilize organic ingredients.
Instructions: Start with Slow Star. Each bar in the cannabis-infused chocolate has 1500mg of THC, so take one square at a time. After 1-2 hours, increase the amount gradually. Individuals respond differently to marijuana and edibles, so proceed slowly to get the most out of it. It’s critical to seal the packaging between uses. If you’re keeping it for an extended period of time, keep it cool and dry (cool and wet will destroy cannabinoids).
DANK company has introduced three distinct tastes to the market with their new shatter bars. 1-2 squares are advised to begin. Users who have used the product before can determine at their own risk. Created via distillate.
Flavours: Espresso Toffee, Pomegranate Blueberry, Pistachio
DIXIE BIRTHDAY CAKE (8MG PER PIECE)
Dixie’s Birthday Cake white chocolate bar with sprinkles is my all-time favorite—hands down. What’s not to love? It has a vanilla icing taste without being excessively sweet. And it’s just enjoyable and festive in its own right. That said, it provides a good dose per square (8mg). It isn’t too strong or too mild. Although I don’t know if it’s a sativa- or indica-dominant hybrid, I’m guessing that there’s more indica in there due to the fact that while consuming Birthday Cake, I feel a general sense of relaxation throughout my body—nothing cerebral at all. I usually cut each square into four parts and microdose frequently. It’s a fantastic method to relax both mentally and physically without having to take a disco nap. And if you’re an environmentalist, you may be happy to learn that Dixie has launched its Go Green program, which includes the goal of planting one tree for each bag sold.
DÉFONCÉ CHOCOLATIER EXTRA DARK CHOCOLATE (5MG PER PIECE)
The Défoncé, for me, is similar to the Hermès of chocolate edibles. It’s as “gourmet” as it gets when it comes to chocolate, at least. I enjoy the packaging and variety of flavors. Furthermore, I appreciate its perfect dosage. Pop a 5mg triangle (the bar isn’t divided into squares) and you’ll realize there isn’t much of a “high,” which is good because I dislike being New York neurotic.Two servings won’t make you paranoid. It won’t give you the munchies. And it will not cause you to sweat the small stuff. In a nutshell, it’s a feel-good bar with excellent taste that comes in bars. I would have consumed whole bars with my favorite cognac had I not known it was infused with THC.
MINDY’S DARK CHOCOLATE ALMOND TOFFEE (12.5MG PER PIECE)
I seldom deal with a jetlag. (And when I use it as an excuse to get out of some social engagement, I’m probably lying.) I suppose it’s just a matter of good fortune for me. However, I do travel frequently, and my stay in my own apartment is rarely longer than a month. And whenever I truly experience genuine jetlag, it’s almost always severe. These are my go-to snacks when I need to relax my body for a full nine hours. It’s delicious and has a nice crunch, and somehow it makes me sleepy in less than an hour. Another benefit: sleeping pills don’t give me the same hazy hangover that they usually do. I get out of bed, prepare my chai tea, and am ready to go. Don’t drink this before going into Game of Thrones viewing because you’ll be asleep before it starts. You won’t survive the night.
KIVA CONFECTIONS TANGERINE DARK CHOCOLATE (5MG PER PIECE)
I’m in it for the taste. And, when I go for a six-mile run around Central Park or try to successfully finish difficult circuit training sessions, I feel fantastic. Way before I ever considered using marijuana, I was all kinds of creaky whenever I went out for a casual one-mile jaunt. I was also concerned about injuring my back. But I’ve established a practice of eating one 5mg square before each run, in addition to utilizing Wildflower’s CBD 300mg Cool Stick. And I’m pleased to report that I’ve been pain-free since then.
SOMATIK THC CHOCOLATE COFFEE BEAN SPARKS (3MG PER PIECE)
I like to microdose. And that implies taking a tiny amount whenever you feel the need. And there are a variety of causes. Some microdoses to alleviate anxiety, maximize productivity, or just feel somewhat better than before. I microdose when I get a twinge in my lower back or after suffering through an excruciating Krav Maga practice. If you’re feeling a little fuzzy around the edges in the afternoon, this might be it. When I take one piece (3mg) of these chocolate coffee beans, I’m ready to go. The brand also makes chocolate-covered goji berries, which are delicious— but the coffee beans keep me alert and on my toes all day long.
CHEEBA CHEWS INDICA CHOCOLATE TAFFY (10MG PER PIECE)
I was asleep within 45 minutes of eating my first Cheeba Chews. It’s quite strong, even with just 10mg per piece. I don’t know how it happened, but it’s a lifesaver when I’m too wired to fall asleep and snooze. And that’s all there is to it. The firm has revamped its taffy so that they can now be obtained in single servings. (You previously had to freeze and cut one taffy into ten squares to produce a 10 mg dose.)