As more and more states legalize medicinal and recreational cannabis, demand is growing.
The number of brands, strains and consumption methods is continuing to expand.
At one time, edibles were strictly gummies and brownies. My local dispensary now creates their own cookies, chocolates, mints, peanut butter cups and caramels. They’ve added cannabis-infused beverages. The mocktails and cannabeer are a great alternative to alcohol. There are also capsules that provide all the benefits of the plant without any of the odor, smoke, extra gear, mess or work. They are packaged to be especially portable and easily consumed. Because they are precisely labeled, they can be separated into exact doses. I like that capsules offer better control over how much THC or CBD I’m getting. I can buy capsules in singles or packs of ten, twenty or thirty. I can choose from twelve, thirty or fifty mg in sativas, indicas and hybrids. I have recently gotten interested in cannabis-infused topicals. They don’t cause any psychoactive effects and offer lots of curative benefits. There are lotions, ointments, balms, sprays, roll-ons and bath bombs that target pain, inflmation, acne, psoriasis, eczema, arthritis, migraines, insomnia and more. They are even good for sunburn, wounds and bee stings. The cannabinoids in the topicals interact with receptors in the skin. There are also transdermal patches that introduce the cannabinoids into the bloodstream. One of the advantages of topicals is the ease of application. There is no smoke or mess and they absorb quickly. Many of them are infused with essential oils, so they smell really nice.