Cannabis edibles are one of the fastest growing sectors of the burgeoning cannabis industry with new vendors and products coming out each year as cannabis legalization continues across the United States.
What are Cannabis Edibles ? Cannabis edibles are typically sweets and snacks. The most common being cookies, brownies and a wide assortment of baked goods.
However over the last few years cannabis edibles have gone way beyond the proverbial “Pot Brownie” and are being mass produced in high tech manufacturing facilities. These new businesses are using state of the art extraction processes to produce products and packaging that can only be described as mainstream.
Cannabis edibles are being developed in a wide variety of candies such as gummy bears, lollipops, suckers, chewing gum, mints, chocolates, candy bars, just about any delivery system will work to get the cannabinoids into your bloodstream .
There are many methods to making cannabis edibles, even simple extraction and baking techniques that can be accomplished using tools and equipment found in the average home kitchen.
Others like Supercritical Fluid Extraction involving Co2 gasses under high pressure is only possible using expensive state of the art equipment and machinery found in industrial manufacturing facilities.
Here is a list of the most common edibles being produced , including some cannabis infused beverages, and the various extraction processes being used to manufacture these tasty treats for the palate , mind and body !
1. Baked goods like brownies, cookies are the most basic edible as far as the manufacturing process and can be done in any home kitchen. Typically
baked goods use cannabutter or some type of cannaoil for cannabis infusion.
2. Chocolate bars , mints and other non baked soft treats that are mass produced by hand or through cold extrusion equipment, are using hash oil and other infused oils mixed with their products.
3. Candies like suckers, lollipops and even gummy bears are being infused with cannabis by various methods including Co2 extraction and being sprayed with viscous hash oil.
4. Cannabis beverages are becoming very popular, utilizing just about every type of drink known to man. There is now on the market cannabis infused coffee, beer, fruit drinks, tea, wine, alcohol, soda and various elixirs that combine one or more of these components. Most of these are infused using one or more of the various processes already mentioned here.