5 Halloween Treats for the Cannabis Aficionado
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Say goodbye to the typical sugar-packed candy this Halloween. Celebrating October’s signature holiday as an adult just got so much better thanks to tasty cannabis edibles. Rich in cannabidiol (CBD) and low-dose tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), there are many alternative options for the health conscious this All Hallow’s Eve.
I've rounded up my top five favorite cannabis treats to enhance fall’s most festive holiday. Keep in mind that these products contain cannabis-derived CBD and THC, so they are only available in states where medicinal and recreational use is legal. Read on to discover the ultimate green guide for this year's celebrations.
1. Garden Society Bliss Blossoms
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Carefully handcrafted from locally grown, organic ingredients sourced from Northern California’s most bountiful regions, Garden Society produces chef-inspired low-dose cannabis confections that are out of this world delicious. With a focus on merging the best flavors with high-quality cannabis, their thoughtfully made edibles are an excellent option for those that want a safe, enjoyable, and therapeutic herbal experience. If you are a chocolate lover, be sure to try their CBD-rich Bliss Blossoms infused with a relaxing indica hybrid strain. Made from mouthwatering milk chocolate, decarboxylated cannabis extract, cocoa beans, and a hint of passionflower, these mindful sweets are the perfect treat for Halloween. Each piece contains 10 milligrams of THC and high levels of CBD, so be responsible when consuming as you find your ideal dose.
Garden Society can be purchased at multiple locations throughout California. Click here to see a full listing of accounts.
2. PLUS Pineapple and Coconut CBD Gummies
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With over forty years of food manufacturing experience, PLUS has created 99.9% pure CBD gummies that not only taste delicious, but they also match your Halloween decorations. Combining tropical fruit flavors of pineapple and coconut, their powerful CBD gummies are a great option for those seeking relief from chronic pain or for anyone that is looking to relax. Using the highest level of quality extracts, the PLUS team ensures each gummy batch is made from scratch. Their detailed production process has been refined to create some great tasting edibles. PLUS also creates and releases limited edition flavors, such as Rose & Vanilla, Rainbow Sorbet, and Sour Blueberry. These unique flavors tend to sell quickly, so be sure to grab a tin before they are gone! As of now, PLUS products are exclusively available in California.
3. Kiva Confections Ginger Dark Chocolate CBD Bar
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Who doesn’t love a great chocolate bar on Halloween? Based in Oakland, CA, KIVA Confections produces award-winning sweets that have redefined what an infused candy bar ought to be. As a leader in the edibles category, the KIVA team works tirelessly to ensure their products are potent, consistent, and enjoyable to consume. Their handcrafted bars are seriously scrumptious, most notably, their Ginger Dark Chocolate enhanced with cannabidiol. Containing both CBD and THC, this decadent treat provides the perfect balance of mind and body bliss. By adding ginger, the CBD and THC work harmoniously with this healing root to combat nausea, muscle pain, and soreness. This combination is also the ultimate anti-inflammatory combination, which will keep your body feeling great after a long night out. Split the chocolate squares in half to achieve a low-dose serving.
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4. Valhalla Confections Tangerine CBD Gummies
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Handmade in small batches, Valhalla Confections has created the perfect infused gummy. As a healthy alternative to inhaling cannabis smoke, Valhalla’s signature edibles are sourced from sustainably grown organic farms and made in three different states, California, Nevada, and New Mexico. Using the highest quality of cannabis, their gummies are made with a clean, solvent-free terpene and cannabinoid-rich oil. Because of their rigorous production process, their gummies also have many of the same properties that whole flower presents, highlighting the importance of the “entourage effect,” where cannabinoids work best with your body when used simultaneously. Valhalla’s Tangerine CBD Gummies are especially tasty and a perfect addition to any occasion, including Halloween. Since this product contains THC, start with half of a gummy and see how you feel. Each gummy contains 10 milligrams of CBD and 5 milligrams of THC.
To see a listing of their national retail accounts, click here.
5. Satori CBD-Rich Salted Caramel Almonds in Dark Chocolate
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If you love the combination of sweet and salty flavors, Satori has the perfect treat for you this Halloween. Made from the finest ingredients, including rich, high-potency cannabis oil, Satori is making big waves in the edibles category due to their high-quality chocolate bars and bites. Their CBD-rich Salted Caramel Almonds in Dark Chocolate are an excellent option for those that prefer a low-dose of THC because each piece contains 6 milligrams of CBD which will keep you balanced. Another highlight of this product is its consistency, which is extremely important for any edible experience. Since these almonds will leave you feeling extra giggly, pop one in your mouth before embarking on your All Hallow’s Eve adventures. Be sure to enjoy responsibly. As of January 1, 2018, Satori Chocolates are only available at state-licensed dispensary partners.
Click here to see a full listing of accounts in California.
Peace, Love & Cannabis,
Founder, The Herb Somm
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jamie Evans is the founder of The Herb Somm. She is an educator, host, and writer specializing in cannabis, food, recipes, wine, and the canna-culinary world. In addition to her work in the cannabis industry, Jamie has over ten years of wine industry experience. Having represented a wide array of organizations and wineries, she is best known for producing high-end events and developing top-notch public relations, marketing, and hospitality programs. She was also recently named as one of Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers in 2018.