If you’re trying to indulge in some bomb-ass edibles, they’re honestly not too hard to find these days. Every dispensary you walk into carries a good variety of mainstream brands. But, if you truly want to find the best edibles, it all comes down to your preference! Everyone’s different. And one bad experience with edibles can ruin someone’s taste for them altogether. That’s the shit we don’t want.
So, the key is to find a source you trust, get educated on proper dosing, and start testing out the different types of edibles there are. When you know, you know.
What types of edibles are there?
Before we get into where you can find some of the best edibles, I just want to give you the DL on the wide variety of edibles that you can dabble in. Trust me when I say that there’s a lot more than just ‘pot brownies’!
I’ll start with the most obvious, food. Y’all know this one is my specialty! What I absolutely love about these kinds of edibles is that they can basically take any shape or form. If you’ve got the biggest sweet tooth on the planet, you can easily enjoy some cannabis-infused cookies, brownies, rice crispy treats…the list goes on and on. And the same can be said with really any type of food because it’s all about the fat–butter, coconut oil, etc. THC binds to it. Once infused it can be used for anything.
As long as you’ve got your cannabutter or canna-oil ready you can turn almost any recipe into an edible. I’ll tell you right now, some of my all-time favorites are a classic chocolate chip cookie, different kinds of cakes, and even granola!
Oh, and if you’re going to whip these up in your own kitchen, I do have a few tips on how to make edibles taste better. Taste is obviously a huge factor in your search for the best edibles. Let’s be honest, the last thing you want is for your edibles to taste like shit!
Just like any type of food can be turned into an edible, the same can be said for drinks! I love me a fruity tea or even lemonade. A lot of my customers have been loving my THC lavender lemonade since the weather’s been a little warmer. It’s refreshing AF.
What I love about these kinds of edibles is that they can honestly be a lot more convenient than food, if you’re taking the homemade approach. With cannabis-infused drinks, you skip the whole process of master cheffing it up in the kitchen. No huge messes to clean up and no strong weed smell in your home. All you really do is add some cannabis tincture to your drink and voila Greenies!
The cherry on top is that you can enjoy these drinkable edibles way quicker than food since you’re not spending so much time in the kitchen prepping and baking. (My limoncello mojito recipe has been a huge hit.) But, of course, you can always choose to just buy a cannabis-infused drink, like my passionfruit green tea! Some of the best edibles I’ve come across have been drinks like this.
If you’re not familiar with what a tincture is, it comes in a bottle with a little dropper and is mostly used for more precise dosing—typically sublingually (which is why they’re considered edibles). Not to get all scientific on you, but they’re potent alcohol-based cannabis extracts. This basically means that alcohol is used as the solvent, instead of being completely purged out, which is what happens when a cannabis product is inhaled instead of consumed orally.
All that you really need to know is that tinctures can be used to infuse just about anything that you want! And they also are fast-acting. So, you don’t have to wait a couple of hours to feel the effects, like you would when you indulge in cannabis-infused foods/drinks.
What makes a ‘good’ edible?
The best edibles are ones that have it all—mostly, a yummy taste coupled with the desired effects you’re looking for. Whether that be pain relief, better sex, deeper sleep, anxiety relief, etc. Obviously, it’ll take some time and testing. Bust out a notebook if you have to!
Outside of taste and effects though, what also makes an edible ‘good’ are:
- Appropriate dosing levels: You don’t want to take something that has too high of THC content for your body. If you’re new to edibles, start small and work your way up. Microdosing with 1mg-5mg edibles is a good starting point, then increase from there if you need to.
- The ingredients: Ingredients are everything! The best edibles have ingredients that you can pronounce. Avoid ones that have the opposite or a lot of ingredients.
- Pricing: Like most things, you get what you pay for. The best edibles aren’t always the cheapest!
Where to get the best edibles
Hands down, the best edibles you’ll find will come from a trusted source! I always, always, always recommend doing a little research to ensure that the place you get them from is legit. Go online and look for customer reviews. Obviously, you’ll want to make sure that they’re positive. Like I mentioned before, you can walk into any dispensary and find good edibles to take, but some of the best are homemade with all the TLC from a local kitchen, like mine at The Green Baker!
Edibles from a kitchen like mine just hit differently. I’m an expert chef with many, many years of culinary experience. I know what tastes good and that reflects in everything I make. You’re also going to get a personalized experience. My edibles aren’t commercially produced in a huge factory on a large scale. They’re small batch and chef-inspired just for you, in my kitchen! I pour my heart, and love of food (and cannabis), into every single cookie, cake, and candy I make. And you can taste it!
My menu is always changing and evolving because using seasonal and local items are so important to me I try to make the menu flow with the season. I included the recipe for an infused Grilled Watermelon salad at the end of this post that is soooo summertime vibes.
Eating healthy and seasonally while incorporating cannabis can be fun (and easy). I may even have a recipe for you to try on your own, like my delicious ass cannabis-infused carrot cake. If you’re serious about finding the best edibles, The Green Baker is the best place to start.
Summertime Grilled Watermelon & Feta Salad
Ready in 20 minutes
Serves 4 people
Course Salads, Dressing
Author The Green Baker
Summertime is grilling time and this salad offers the subtle depth of smokiness to watermelon to elevate this salad to a summer time classic
- ¼ medium watermelon
- ½ cup crumbled or cubed feta cheese
- 2 cups arugula
- ¼ cup sliced red onion about
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
- 2 Tbsp infused The Green Baker olive oil , divided
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- ¼ tsp each salt and pepper
Cook Watermelon: Cut watermelon into 1 inch (2.5 cm) thick slices and remove the rind. Brush each piece with 1 Tbsp olive oil. In a grill pan, saute pan, or on the grill, cook watermelon at medium/high heat until char lines develop and watermelon lightly browns, about 5 minutes each side. Remove from heat and chop into large chunks.
Assemble: In large bowl, gently combine watermelon, feta, arugula, red onion, mint, and basil. Whisk together 1 Tbsp olive oil, balsamic (more to taste), salt, and pepper. Gently combine with the rest of the salad. Serve warm or chilled.