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The Best THC Edibles of 2022 (And Where to Find Them)

Wondering what the best THC edibles are? We've got you covered. Here's a list of the best THC edibles of 2022 and where to find them. From classic cookies to tasty tinctures, read now!

Body and Mind
Body and Mind November 29, 2022

Since the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana in the U.S., the cannabis industry has seen a massive boom. As of 2022, 19 U.S. states have legalized the recreational use of cannabis and several more are expected to follow suit. As people begin to accept the benefits and advantages of marijuana products, THC edibles will only become more and more popular. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best THC edibles and where to find them (wink, wink).

But, why edibles, in particular? 

Not only do THC-infused edibles give a more potent and longer-lasting high than smoking weed, but they’re also great for those who don’t enjoy the taste or smell of cannabis. Or, if you’re looking for a smoke free alternative, THC edibles are definitely the way to go. There are so many choices nowadays that narrowing down which ones are worth trying can be tough.

So, sit tight and get ready for a delicious deep dive!

The Importance of High Quality Cannabis Edibles 

When it comes to cannabis edibles, not all products are created equal. In fact, there is a big difference between high quality and low-quality products.

The quality of an edible can be determined by its THC content, CBD content, flavor, potency, and shelf life. THC is the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis that produces the “high” feeling. CBD, on the other hand, is a non-psychoactive compound that has numerous medical benefits. As for potency, this is how strong the effect of an edible will be. And finally, shelf life refers to how long an edible will stay fresh and potent.

When you consume a high quality THC edible, you can expect a potent, long-lasting, and delicious experience. However, if you eat a low-quality edible, you may not feel any effects at all. Worse yet, you could end up feeling nauseous or lightheaded. So, before making your purchase, it’s essential to be aware of the difference between high and low-quality edibles.

THC & the Body

Likewise, before you purchase any cannabis products (potent THC edibles in particular), it is important to understand how THC works and its effects on your body and mind. 

THC works by binding to cannabinoid receptors in your body’s EndoCannabinoid System (ECS), mostly concentrated in your brain and nervous system. These receptors are essential in various cognitive processes, including memory, mood, pain perception, and appetite. When THC binds to these receptors, it changes the way they work. This results in the effects of THC on your body, such as the feeling of being high. 

This is important to know as not everyone will have the same reaction to THC. In fact, your reaction will largely depend on a variety of factors, such as how much you’ve consumed, your tolerance level, and your individual physiology.

So, what is a high quality edible?

The composition of THC products differs depending on the cannabis flower or oil used to make them. For instance, sun-grown flower typically contains lower THC levels than indoor-grown weed. And, as you might expect, the higher the quality of the cannabis, the better the edibles will be. Unfortunately, this means that determining how much to take can be a challenge. You might buy a bag of gummies hoping to turn a sunny day at the beach into a pleasant, relaxing experience, only to find that you’ve just consumed low-quality edibles that are hardly doing anything for you. 

Because of this, it is crucial to make sure you purchase high quality edibles. This means

  • Reading labels carefully and checking to see if the THC and CBD content is listed and what ratio of the two is present.
  • Learning about the different types of cannabis and their effects so you can make an informed decision about what you want.
  • Buying from brands that test and label their products properly. Ideally, you want to find a company that uses third-party lab testing to ensure the accuracy of their THC content.
  • Doing some research online to see what other people are saying about it.
  • Ask your dispensary staff about the product and their experience with it.

While it may take some trial and error to find the perfect THC edible for you, it will be worth it in the end. After all, nothing is worse than eating a whole bag of weed gummies only to feel like you’ve wasted your time and money.

Why do people eat edibles?

Not everyone has the same reason for wanting to try THC edibles. Some people may want to use them for medicinal purposes, while others may just want to have a good time. 

For those who are interested in using cannabis for medicinal purposes, marijuana edibles can be a great option. This is because they offer all the benefits of THC without having to smoke or vape. This is important for people looking for an alternative to smoking or vaping, as those methods can be harsh on the lungs.

For recreational consumers, THC edibles offer a unique way to experience cannabis. They provide a long-lasting, mellow high that is perfect for socializing, relaxing, as a sleep aid, or for any other activity where you want to enjoy the effects of THC without being too impaired. It’s an adventure for your taste buds and a great way to try something new.

Weed edibles can be used for a variety of other purposes, including:

Seizure Relief

THC has been known to be effective against epilepsy and reduces seizure activity. 

Pain Relief

People who suffer from chronic pain, M.S., and arthritis, among others, often use THC to manage their pain

Anxiety Relief

Since THC produces a sense of euphoria, it helps reduce anxiety. Many people use cannabis and THC edibles to manage their anxiety disorders. However, THC can also cause anxiety under certain conditions, so it’s up to the user’s discretion.

Insomnia Relief

THC is a natural solution to sleeplessness. It helps regulate sleep cycles and has been associated with greater ease of falling asleep

Appetite Stimulation

THC can induce hunger and is often used by people with cancer or HIV/AIDS who experience loss of appetite. 

Anti-inflammatory Qualities

THC has strong anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce swelling. 

Whether you’re consuming for pleasure or medicinal relief, it’s important to remember that ingesting edibles offers a different high than smoking cannabis does. While cannabis contains other compounds like CDB, terpenes, and flavonoids, THC edibles often only contain THC or a novel combination of compounds, markedly different from how they naturally occur in cannabis plants. Likewise, the high achieved through edibles also lasts longer, between 4-12 hours

The key to taking edibles is understanding that it’ll take 2-3 hours before you feel the full effects. This is because THC needs to be processed by our liver which then goes into our bloodstream and brain; this process takes time. Therefore, don’t get discouraged if you don’t feel anything immediately and eat more than recommended.

Now that we’ve gone over the basics let’s get to the good stuff!

Body and Mind’s Best THC Edibles of 2022 

It’s finally time to get into the best weed edibles of 2022. These are our top picks for the tastiest, most potent, and all-around best edibles on the market.

Uncle Arnie’s Beverages

These 100mg THC drinks come in several flavors, such as apple, mango, pineapple, peach iced tea, orange, blackberry, and lemon. They’re amazing social drinks to have with your group of friends. And the best thing about them is that you can control how much THC you want to take. These drinks come in 100 ml bottles, taking about 20 minutes to kick in. Then, if you feel the high is strong enough, you can stop drinking. 

Kiva Chocolate Bars

For those with a sweet tooth, Kiva’s tasty collection of chocolate bars boasts flavors like dark chocolate, white chocolate, milk chocolate, Blackberry dark chocolate, and Espresso dark chocolate. In addition, each bar can easily be divided into pieces so you can control your dosage.

Take Kiva’s Birthday Cake Bar, for example, which contains 5mg of THC per serving and 100mg in all. Remember that these chocolate bars typically take 2 hours to fully kick in. So we’d recommend you start with one small piece and take it from there. 

Camino Gummies

If you’re looking for a laid-back and relaxed experience, Camino gummies are your best option. These are extremely popular with people seeking relief from anxiety and chronic pain. Some of their flavors use different combinations of THC and CBD to make gummies that offer more upliftment and excitement. With fresh, natural fruit flavors like ‘Chill’ Wild Berry, ‘Social’ Sparkling Pear, ‘Uplifting’ Pineapple Habanero, ‘Sleep’ Midnight Blueberry, and ‘Balance’ Yuzu Lemon, among others, Camino gummies are great mood-enhancing products. 

Lost Farm Chews

Made with live resin and all natural ingredients, Lost Farm chews are delectable edibles that pack in 10 mg of THC per serving. Known for their full-sensory and extra-strength high, these chews are great for sitting back, relaxing and having a subtle meditative experience. Some of their delicious flavors include Sour Berry, Tangerine, Blueberry, Watermelon, Strawberry, and Lemonade, among many others. 

Petra Mints

These are super portable, and precisely-dosed mints meant to give you a high throughout the day. With about 2.5mg of THC per mint, you can microdose through the day to give daily life a bit of pop and sparkle. With flavors like Citrus, Pineapple, Cherry, Blackberry, and Cinnamon, Petra Mints are a pocket full of your THC daily dose and an absolutely must-try! 

Big Pete’s Mini Cookies

Nothing like a bit of baking to get you baked, right? Each Big Pete’s cookie contains 10mg of THC from the Indica or Sativa cannabis varieties. They take about 1-2 hours to kick in though their effect lasts much longer. Infused with cannabis butter, they are delicious and pretty low in calorie content. The high they give is relaxed, calm, and happy without much drowsiness. One cookie is typically enough to provide a great THC high. 

Papa & Barkley Tinctures

These tinctures are excellent for relaxation, pain relief, and sleep. Using THC and CBD in different combinations and doses, Papa & Barkley tinctures metabolize fast and take effect within 15-minutes while their effects last about 3 hours. This is really useful for those who suffer from insomnia and find it difficult to have a good night’s sleep. You can add a few drops of the tincture to smoothies, shakes, and mocktails or drop it directly under your tongue to ingest it. 

Tips for First-Timers 

If you’re trying THC edibles for the first time, there are a few things to keep in mind. If taken in the right quantities, THC can give you a beautiful high while helping with pain management, relaxation, and anti-inflammation. If you overdo it, however, it can cause anxiety and palpitations. 

Here are some tips to make your first experience a memorable one: 

Have a proper meal before taking THC edibles

Much like alcohol, eating well before taking any THC edibles is better. This reduces the likelihood of you experiencing any unpleasant side effects. Reactions like anxiety and a racing heart can become amplified if you haven’t had anything to eat before taking edibles. On a full belly, THC takes effect gradually and consistently, ensuring you enjoy a superlative high. 

Of course, you would still feel the munchies after taking a weed edible! 

Buy from a trusted dispensary

While there are many cannabis dispensaries out there, not all of them sell products that guarantee quality and expertise. You want to purchase cannabis products from a company that invests time and energy into balancing, testing, and reworking their products to ensure their customers have the most enriching experience possible. You can find a great range of high-quality cannabis edibles at Body and Mind. We have lovely staff members who are always ready to help you find a product that works for you

Look out for products with high amounts of added sugar

Cannabis edibles with high amounts of sugar can cause a spike in your blood sugar levels. This can be dangerous for those who suffer from diabetes. Always check the label for added sugars like high fructose corn syrup when buying THC edibles. If a product has more than 5 grams of sugar per serving, it is best to avoid it. Though you may like the artificial flavors, they are not worth the health risk. Stick to organic ingredients whenever possible.

Start small

Getting the dosage right is important when trying edibles for the first time. This also depends on factors such as your body weight, age, gender, previous experience with cannabis, and physiology. Generally, starting with a low dose and going slow is a good idea. 1-2.5mg is a good range to stick to on your first attempt. Use your first couple of THC experiences to understand how your mind and body react to small amounts of THC. Then, if you feel you can handle a little more, you can increase the dosage the next time. Typically, 2.5-5mg is a good dose to stick with once you have some experience. 

Practice patience

Most people eat a few THC gummies and think they will feel the effects of THC within minutes. Edibles, however, take much longer to process because they need to be broken down by your stomach and liver, unlike smoking which deposits THC directly into your bloodstream. 

With THC edibles, you need to be patient. Consume them at least two hours before you actually want to feel their effects. The last thing you want to do is eat more in your impatience to get high. This will only result in you taking more THC than you need or can handle. 

Remember, with edibles, slow and steady wins the race. 

Have a friend around

It is always a good idea to keep a sober friend around to help you in case you need to be driven somewhere or if you start to panic. It can feel reassuring to know that someone you trust and love is around to take care of you. If your friend has experience with edibles, they can even help you with dosage and navigate the high better. 

Find Your New Favorite THC Edibles at Body and Mind 

If you’re in California, Arkansas, Ohio, or Michigan, you don’t need to scramble to find a trustworthy cannabis dispensary. We at Body and Mind have you covered! We are in Long Beach, San Diego, Seaside, Cleveland, West Memphis, and Muskegon. We take care of all your cannabis consumption needs with a host of high quality products from the best brands available in the country. 

Drop by to purchase some delectable edibles! Our staff is always happy to answer any questions about eating THC, the manufacturing processes and extraction methods, or help you determine the right dosage. So swing by, and we will guide you to the perfect product to give you the ideal high. 

Body and Mind
Body and Mind November 29, 2022

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