What to Look for in Buying Cannabis Edibles

Edibles are a fun and tasty way to consume cannabis. Cannabis edibles are available for purchase in many forms and can even be a fun weekend project to make at home. Some of the more popular forms are gummies, chocolates and baked sweets like the infamous brownie. The most common place to purchase edibles is at your local dispensary but if you’re new to edibles there are a few important things you should look for when buying, which we’ll cover in this article.


What Should You Look for in THC Edibles?

When buying edibles, there are a few important things to pay attention to from ingredients, to dosing to manufacturing details. Below we break down the most important things to consider before buying edibles.

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1. Lab Tested THC

Any reputable and legal brand offers lab testing on their products. Third party lab testing helps verify that the product you are consuming complies with state regulations and is free of any harmful ingredients like pesticides or microbials. The lab used for testing should be both credible and accredited. 


2. Ingredients 

Just like regular food, it's important to be aware of the ingredients used in edibles. Some ingredients to consider include: gelatin vs pectin for gummy formulations, the amount of sugar used to create the edible (many THC gummy brands coat their edibles in sugar to prevent sticking, because District gummies are individually sealed they are a low sugar option for consumers), and the flavoring used to make the edibles. Other things to consider are other dietary restrictions one might have like gluten sensitivity or other common allergies.


3. THC Extraction Method

    The type of THC infused into your edible is another important consideration when purchasing edibles. The most common types of THC for edibles include: distillate THC, full spectrum THC and cannabutter. Distillate oil primarily used in vapes and edible THC products. For edibles, it's appealing because the THC compound can be isolated and cannabis flavoring removed allowing for the taste of the edible to shine through vs a hashy, cannabis forward taste. Full spectrum THC is a less refined type of cannabis extract that includes more of the terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids from the raw cannabis plant. This type of THC oil will have a more cannabis forward taste but some users prefer the high that it offers. Cannabutter is used for edibles with higher fat content like chocolates or brownies and cookies and is a method where cannabis oil is decarbed into butter. This is also a popular method for home edible infusions.


    4. Edible THC Dosages

      The amount of THC in your edible is another important factor, especially if you’re a beginner. If you’re relatively new to THC, you’ll want a dose that’s 5 mg or lower. If you’re more experienced and looking for a more intense high, you might want something like 10mg or more depending on your individual tolerance. It’s important to note that everyone's tolerance with edibles are different so you should always start small and increase your milligram dosage as needed.


      5. Effect or Dominance of the Edible

        District Edibles carries both THC and THC:CBD gummies for sale. All of our THC gummies are available in dominance specific varieties for those who want to tailor the type of high they get. Sativa gummies for instance are great for a little boost of energy or to focus. Indica gummies are a great option for helping the mind shut down and prepare to sleep great. 


        Where Can You Get Good Edibles?

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        At District Edibles, we’re committed to creating high quality THC gummies at an affordable price. Our gummies deliver the best in nostalgic candy flavors, like Cosmic Cherry Cola and Radiant Raspberry all while being low-fat, low-sugar, gluten-free and delicious (with minimal cannabis taste). The amount of THC found in our gummies varies by state and legal restrictions but our standard serving is a 10mg gummy, with 10 gummies per pack for a pack size of 100mg. District Edible THC gummies come in these delicious flavors: 


        Standard Gummy Flavors

        • Radiant Raspberry 
        • Stellar Strawberry 
        • Watermelon Wormhole
        • Cosmic Cherry Cola
        • Cosmonaut Mule
        • Mango Spicy Nova (limited edition)
        • Orange Giant
        • Paradise Punch (also in CBD Rich)


        Sour THC Gummy Flavors

        • Lunar Lime
        • Puckering Peach 
        • Atomic Apple