10 Edible Medical Marijuana Products

By Ryan Glasspiegel – Follow me on Twitter

During the first half of March, I spent two weeks in Denver researching its medical marijuana industry and policy for a long-form piece that I’m still putting the final touches on and trying to find a home for.

In the course of those two weeks, my conversations with various people connected in all aspects of the industry–patients, doctors, advocacy lawyers, and medical marijuana center (MMC) operators–were immensely eye-opening. While I had gone out there under the assumption that medical marijuana legalization was kind-of-sort-of a loophole for outright legalization–and to a very small portion of Colorado’s population, this has certainly been a by-product–marijuana does in fact have several legitimate medical purposes, both during the day and at night. Among the many symptoms it helps ease are:

  • Severe pain
  • Nausea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Muscle strain
  • Lack of energy

I spent two days with Denver Relief, one of many MMCs in Colorado that is operated lawfully, ethically, and compassionately. During the day I observed its patient center, I watched as “budtenders” Ean Seeb and Michael Chacon understood patients’ afflictions and made confident recommendations for medicine that would help alleviate their symptoms.

Denver Relief sells over a dozen strains that can be smoked or vaporized, all of which have distinct medical functions–they’re beautiful and you should look if you’re into that sort of thing. They also carry a wide variety of edibles, ranging from Buddha Brownies to Cannapunch. Some–such as tinctures–kick in immediately, while others do not take effect for several hours. In honor of 4/20, below are 10 of these edible products:

CannaBits – These compact hard candies with an average dosage of 20mg of THC work quickly to relieve pain, nausea, muscle spasms, and more.

CannaBits Lolli – These lollipops are for patients with substantial tolerances, containing 3 CannaBits each. They provide faster relief than other edibles because they enter the blood stream through the gum tissue in the mouth. This potent medicine works to ease nausea, severe pain, and sleeplessness.

Karma Kandy – Produced by Sweet Earth Palliatives, these little taffy rolls contain 100MG of THC, which means they should be broken into 3-4 doses for the average patient. Karma Kandies are offered in several flavors: cinnamon, sour apple, sour grape, chocolate, and caramel.

CannaPunch – Each Cannapunch bottle contains about 30mg of THC, making it fit for two light doses or one strong dose. Patients may choose to drink it slowly throughout the day to spread out its effects. The medicine is also available in OMG (~100mg) and OMG Bold (~151mg) form.

Peppermint Tincture – This single dropper medicine is applied under the tongue and begins to work right away. Tinctures are ideal for patients who need immediate relief but don’t wish to smoke and may not be able to afford vaporizers. Each bottle contains approximately 100mg of THC.

Righteous Krispy Treat – Made by Granny T’s Gourmet, The Righteous Krispy Bar is a traditional Rice Krispy Treat coated in chocolate. Containing ~21-35mg THC per bar, this medicine can be used in one or two cycles and is intended for long-lasting pain relief and appetite stimulation.

Buddha Brownie – Produced by Sweet Earth Palliatives, this soft and fudgy brownie contains ~25mg THC.

Lozenges – Also produced by Sweet Earth Palliatives, these hard candies contain about ~25mg of THC per piece. Each package contains four pieces of assorted mixed fruit flavors. These lozenges are an effective method for medicating during the day when functionality is important.

Olive Oil – Offered either in a 125ml bottle containing 166mg THC or at twice this size, this potent oil can be mixed in with a wide range of foods spanning from salad dressing to garlic bread.

PB Blaster – This milk chocolate peanut butter bar by Gaia’s Garden contains approximately 35-50mg of THC–2-3 doses for average patients.

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