Low dose marijuana edibles are now available at retail cannabis dispensaries in both Colorado and Washington. These products were designed to meet the needs of inexperienced marijuana users who want the full ‘cannabis edible’ experience without the risk of over consumption. This is a necessary movement considering that many of the medical marijuana edibles contain over 100mg of THC in one item, and only 5-10mg would qualify as a low dose.
Tourists, first timers, and other adults who have not consumed since their younger days, but are curious to try again, will definitely appreciate these products. The lower dose edible products that are currently available are the pioneer products to a market that will most likely become saturated in the near future.
As Tim Cullen, co-owner of Evergreen Apothecary and Colorado Harvest Company, explained to Colorado reporter, Kristen Wyatt,
“No one buys a handle of Jim Beam and thinks they should drink all of that in one sitting. But people do want to eat an entire cookie, an entire piece of chocolate. So these products allow you to do that and not have a miserable experience.”
Dixie Elixirs, producers of the slightly carbonated, tasty, fruit-flavored, THC-infused beverages, have released a new product in this line that will meet this need. The new flavor, called Watermelon Cream, contains only 5mg THC per bottle. The original line of beverages contain 75mg per bottle. An amount like 75mg may be ideal for a medical patient, but it may cause unpleasant feelings for a novice who unknowingly drinks the entire bottle.
One Denver area dispensary, The Green Solution, is leading the lower dose edibles game. This dispensary makes their own edibles in house, rather than outsourcing. This allows them to completely control the variety of products, taste, and the amount of cannabis in each item. This dispensary has a huge selection of edibles that cannot be found elsewhere, all of which contain only 10mg of THC per item.
In Colorado, this movement includes billboard reminders to consume responsibly, which may save a lot ski tourists from a ruined vacation.
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