When it comes to the best edibles in Studio City, WHTC only carries the best of the best. Every edible on the WHTC shelf is known for quality, potency, and attention to detail. From sourcing the finest ingredients to manufacturing, every brand we carry takes excellent care to ensure a high-quality product. So, let’s explore what to look for in an edible, how to use them safely, and what are some of our absolute favorites!
Get to Know Edibles
Did you know there is a smoke-free alternative to consuming cannabis? Well, it’s true. You can eat your weed or even drink it if you prefer. You can take it in a pill or capsule or put a drop of the tincture under your tongue. With edibles, you’ve got options. Pretty cool, huh?
What are Edibles?
Welcome to the wonderland of weed — edibles! In this wonderland, almost anything you can think of can be cannabis-infused. From gummies to brownies to cookies; to beer and wine and seltzers; to olive oil, honey, beef jerky, and even popcorn. Yes, popcorn. That gives a whole new dimension to Netflix and chill. Especially if you match it with a cannabis-infused beverage from WHTC!
How are Weed Edibles Made?
Cannabis edibles are typically made with cannabis distillate or with cannabis-infused butter or oils. Distillate is pure THC derived from solvents or other chemical processes to extract the THC from the cannabis plant. Some edibles are made with full-spectrum cannabis oils like cannabutter, but they’re rare. Most edibles on the dispensary shelf are made with distillate.
Distillate Based Edibles
Distillate is preferred because it’s quicker and cheaper. Distillate is also tasteless, so it does not impact the flavor of edibles. But it’s not all win. With distillate, you lose the whole plant/full spectrum effects that you get with cannabutter or infused oil because all the cannabinoids and terpenes are removed, with the exception of THC. So, no entourage effect.
Cannabutter and Cannaoil-Based Edibles
Butter and/or oil are used for cannabis edibles because cannabis is lipid soluble. This means that it doesn’t bind to water (You may have heard of that whole oil and water thing. They don’t mix!). But cannabis does bind to fat-soluble mediums like butter or coconut oil in what’s called an infusion.
Cannabutter, cannabis coconut oil, and cannabis cooking oil are all examples of whole plant full spectrum infusions used to make edibles. With these preparations, the entourage effect is in effect!
How do Edibles Work?
Edibles as a form of cannabis consumption are different than smoking or vaping. When you consume edibles, THC must pass through your intestinal tract and liver before it reaches your bloodstream. This process takes longer than smoking. When you smoke cannabis, THC passes directly from the alveoli in the lungs to the bloodstream. Therefore, the onset of the effect is immediate. Typically, edibles may take as long as 90 minutes to kick in (drinks and tinctures can be exceptions to the rule).
Because no one has the same endocannabinoid system (ECS) or metabolism, the time it takes for edibles to work can vary from person to person. For some people, edibles may kick in almost immediately, while others may have to wait a couple of hours. Likewise, no one has the same tolerance to THC. A first-time cannabis consumer may feel the effects of a 10 mg edible, while an experienced cannabis consumer may need 100 mg or more to feel anything.
Something else to keep in mind is that as the liver is metabolizing cannabinoids, it turns THC into a more potent form called 11-hydroxy-THC. 11-hydroxy-THC hits hard with a heavy body high that lasts a long time. These two facts are the source of every gnarly edible legend ever told.
They all go something like this:
Someone buys their first weed edible. Sure, they read the instructions on the bag about recommended dosage. Yes, their budtender told them to take it slow. But 30 minutes later, they feel nothing, so they eat another one, directions be damned.
Whoopsies! Moments later, the first one hits hard. Gulp. Then the second one hits with the double whammy, and Gulp becomes Gasp. Now they’re pinned to the floor with anxiety and paranoia, sitting on their chest like an 800-pound gorilla that will let them up when it feels like it.
Yes, it sounds scary. And for that someone, it is. But you don’t have to be that someone. You can follow directions. You can take advice. You can be patient. So please, please, please listen now (or meet the gorilla later.
If you’re new to THC edibles, never exceed the recommended dose. Always keep it under 5MG of THC. Always wait at least 120 minutes before taking a second dose.
If you overshoot the mark, remember that nobody ever OD’d on weed. Just relax and breathe. The gorilla won’t kill you. He will let you up, eventually. He just wants you to know who the big boss is (it’s 11-hydroxy-THC.)
What Makes a Good Edible?
You want your edibles to taste good while being potent, consistent, and safe. But you also want to know what you’re consuming. You want to know where your weed was grown and how it was extracted.
You may be thinking that all of this talk about quality is a bunch of nonsense. But trust us, it’s not. With the rise in the popularity of edibles, many subpar products have hit the market today. If you’ve ever had a bad experience with an edible, it was probably because of one (or all) of the following reasons:
- The THC content was incorrectly labeled.
- The product wasn’t third-party lab tested for contaminants like mold or pesticides.
- The weed used to make the edible was poorly grown or extracted.
- The edibles were made in unsanitary conditions.
- The person who made the product had no idea what they were doing.
You can avoid all these problems by consuming only edibles made with high-quality, best-practice ingredients. Look for the following criteria:
- The dispensary you buy from ensures the cannabis is grown in a clean and controlled environment.
- The edibles are made with all-natural ingredients.
- The edibles are precisely dosed and go through third-party lab testing.
- The edibles are made using best practices and in a sanitary environment.
- The edibles are produced by experienced professionals.
These products allow you to know exactly how much THC you’re consuming, and they typically use high-quality cannabis grown in clean and controlled environments. Moreover, their manufacturing process is done precisely and in a sanitary setting.
If you want to avoid having a bad experience with an edible, make sure to only purchase CBD or THC products that meet these criteria. Trust us, your paranoia will thank you later.
The 10 Best Edibles from WHTC
Let’s get down to the good stuff! Edibles have gone from that crumbly brownie that tasted like dirt to a super sweet spot that makes every dispensary feel like an adult candy shop. There are edibles in every size, shape, and form imaginable. Hmmm. How do you even begin to choose?
Well, a great place to begin is right here, with our breakdown of the best of the best.
Cannabis gummies are the Little Miss Popular of cannabis edibles. Why? Because they’re fresh, fun, and fruity. These pretty things also come in precisely dosed with varying dosages that start as low as 2.5 MG and go up to 10 MG or more.
More reasons everyone loves a good gummy are because they’re discrete and portable. Just put them in your pocket and take your high on the fly! Three of our favorites include:
These beauties are infused with Super Lemon Haze, a Sativa-dominant hybrid blend of Lemon Skunk and Super Silver Haze, characterized by a sweet, tart and earthy aroma that evokes the taste of fresh lemons. In addition, this fruity favorite boasts sweet strawberry flavors up front with a classic lemonade finish. Lost Farms Strawberry Lemonade gummies are an uplifting get-up-and-go treat!
Settle in for a smooth slumber by a serene lake and let all your worries go. Kiva’s Midnight Blueberry Camino Gummies offer a calming combination of 5MG of THC and 1MG of CBN, plus relaxing terpenes with chamomile and lavender extracts to promote restful sleep. So take one before bed and enjoy a good night’s sleep. Sweet dreams!
Guava and Hibiscus? What a combination for your sweet tooth! These potent products pack serious pocket-sized beach vibes. Let Day Tripper bring the vacation to you with 10MG of THC and an easygoing hybrid terpene blend. Island sold separately!
Baked Goods and Chocolate
Welcome to a triple treat of all that’s sweet: cannabis-infused chocolate, cookies, and brownies. These delicious and delightful confections come in a range of dose-specific strengths, and they’re portable. We’ve sampled more than a few, and these are some of our favorites:
Meticulously crafted from the purest ingredients, Kiva’s classic milk chocolate bar has hints of brown butter and a silky, creamy finish. Like all Kiva chocolates, this bar is crafted from sustainably-sourced, premium cacao infused with handmade, cold water hash. Ideal for those with a love for chocolate and a refined palate. This bar has 20 5MG servings, for a total of 100MG in every bar.
We thought about talking brownies here, but they’re a bit old school. Been there…Done that…Yawn. Let’s try something new!
Espresso Terra Bites are on the cutting edge of edibles. Crafted from micro-roasted Tanzanian coffee beans coated in premium dark chocolate, each bite is polished to rich, earthy, irresistible perfection. These espresso beans are sourced from Bay Area’s favorite Andytown Coffee Roasters. They come in 5MG servings with 100MG total THC per pack. Your taste buds will thank you!
Dr. Norm’s MAX 100 Chocolate Chip Mini Cookies feature ten 10mg Doses packed into one delicious mini cookie. This cookie is the one that launched the whole company, made with Mom’s ‘famous’ recipe. Crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside, they are packed with chocolate chips and finely chopped pecans. The extra crunch comes from the Heath Bar toffee bits. Surprise!
HIGH-DOSAGE ADVISORY: Every cookie contains 100MG of THC. That is a monster dose for a new user. So unless you’re shooting for ego death or trying to commune with Beezlebub, slow your roll and be very careful with that cookie. Start with a very low dose. Yes, we’re talking to you!
Yes, you can get your drink on…with weed! You can totally pick your poison with cannabis-infused beer, seltzer, syrup, soda, and even powdered drink mix that is clearly waaaaaay cooler than Kool-Aid. Bring a cannabis beverage to that Sunday BBQ and skip the Monday hangover.
This throwback classic is infused with real lemon juice and sweetened with cane sugar. Every bottle contains 100MG of THC.
Use the bottle cap to measure a 2 MG serving, or use the dosing window on the side for an accurate pour every time. Add a couple of capfuls to some Pellegrino and make it sparkling lemonade. So refreshing!
Friendly’s new Spyke nano-THC powder is a fast-acting THC edible that makes the power of their TRU Spectrum™ oil available through the convenience of a water-soluble powder. The cannabis extract is reduced to nano-sized particles and emulsified with all organic ingredients to create a versatile powder that retains its strain-specific properties. Wow!
Mix into your favorite beverage or sprinkle on your favorite food. Blueberry pancakes, anyone? The possibilities are endless!
Each box contains ten single-dose 10mg packets. These convenient stick packs can be taken with you on the go, wherever you go.
This one gets a little tricky. Is a tincture really an edible? It all depends on how you take your tincture. If you swallow tincture, it works like a regular edible. But if you dose sublingually, the tincture is absorbed by the thin membrane of skin under your tongue and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream. This means a much faster onset than your standard edible. Usually around 20 minutes. Yay!
Everyone wishes they could have yummi karma. Well, you can with Yummi Karma’s Birthday Drops (“YKBDC”). This tincture actually tastes good, but it also packs a pretty punch. These festive drops are infused with 1000mg of broad-spectrum THC with a delightful cake flavor that will make you feel like every drop is your birthday all over again, again and again.
HIGH DOSAGE ADVISORY: Every serving of YKBCD contains 33.33MG of THC. Whoa! That’s WAAAAY above the 5MG beginner threshold. So be careful, shorty, even if it is your actual birthday!
I bet you didn’t know they made a cannabis tincture for your dog. Well, now you do. Vet CBD is our special bonus selection. Their award-winning formula has been improving canine lives since 2015. That’s so cool! Whoof!
Vet CBD is great for joint mobility, brain function, GI health, and helping maintain calm. So chill, dog. There’s nothing we won’t do for you. Let’s all take a W-A-L-K down to WHTC and grab a bottle!
Capsules and Pills
Sometimes you don’t want it sweet or savory. You need a precise, portable, convenient, and cost-effective way to get your high on. We feel you, and we got you. Capsules and pills are a great way to get there. No frills. No extras. No add-ons. They’re also a wonderful tool for medical patients who require high doses for treatment.
These two forms of cannabis are best for those who want to know their dose before they consume. No surprises!
Turn on your creative energy any day (or night) with these fast-acting Sativa tablets. Each tablet contains 20 MG THC from full-spectrum cannabis extract and uplifting and energizing terpenes found in Sativa-dominant strains. These little breezy nuggets of THC are unflavored, so take them with water like any other med.
HIGH DOSAGE ADVISORY: Every tablet in the Breez Sativa Tin contains 20MG of THC. Yes, that’s also more than a bit above the 5MG beginner threshold. So be careful, or things may not feel so eazy and breezy.
Ok, so we’ve had a ton of fun, learned a bunch about edibles categories, and even more about some of the best products in those categories. The best thing about edibles is that there’s something for every appetite!
But how do you know what’s best for you?
Tips for Choosing the Right Edible
When it comes to edibles, there are a lot of factors to consider to find the best product for you. Here are some tips:
- Know your dosage. Start low and go slow. Most people don’t need more than 10MG THC per sitting.
- Consider your tolerance. If you’re a veteran cannabis user, you may need a higher dose to feel the effects.
- Be aware of how long it takes for the effects to kick in. Edibles can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours to take effect.
- Pick an edible based on your desired experience. Are you looking for pain relief? Relaxation? Creativity? Something else?
- Choose an edible based on your preferred delivery method. Do you want to eat a gummy or drink a beverage? Check the labels for allergen information.
No matter what product you choose, be sure to read the label and start with a low dose. Edibles can be a great way to enjoy cannabis, but you must be aware of your tolerance and dosage. As always, happy medicating!
Delicious Edibles for Every Occasion
One of the coolest things about shopping at a fantastic recreational dispensary like WHTC is the wide range of quality products that they carry. No matter what edible tickles your tastebuds, WHTC has the best selection around.
Whether you’re looking for a classic gummy bear or something a little more sophisticated, WHTC has got you covered. And with new products being continually added, there’s always something new to try! So what are you waiting for? Head on down to WHTC and explore our delicious edible selection today.