Cannabis Christmas is nearly upon us with the weed’s officially unofficial holiday 4/20. And much like those weird kids who fell asleep with visions of sugar plums, the psychoactive ingredients in this year’s top edibles list are sure to get you dreaming of some entertainingly bizarre stuff.
If you’re looking for the best-in-class weed gummies, chocolates, and other munchies on the market to properly dial in your next high, you’ve come to the right place.
As always, there are a multitude of factors that make the edibles on this list great: consistency in cannabinoid content, accurate dosing (with a reliable THC:CBD ratio), freshness, flavor, onset, duration, and labeling/packaging.
Kiva Everything Bagel Seasoning Munchies Bar
Dose: 5mg THC per serving (20 servings per pack)
From The Pottery to Legion of Bloom to Grassdoor, the cannabis industry has no shortage of incredible brands with punny names. So it’s wholly appropriate that a Los Angeles-based food truck with the best bagels, a cult following, and all-time punniest name, Yeastie Boys, has partnered with the team at Kiva to put out a dark chocolate bar with everything seasoning. The limited edition munchies bar comes in time for 4/20 at select dispensaries around LA (Sweet Flower, Mota, Wonderbrett). The Yeasties bring a classic salty seasoning sprinkled on Kiva’s sweet, hash-infused dark chocolate, blended together in a sweet and savory symphonic edible that is hard to put down.
THC Living Chocolate Brownie Mix
Dose: 10mg THC per serving (10 servings per bag)
Availability: Arizona, California
Fun 420 fact: The first-ever recipe for a cannabis edible to appear in a cookbook was for “hashish fudge,” submitted by British painter Brion Gysin in the 1954 edition of The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook. The legacy of pot brownies stretches way back and, with THC Living’s cannabis-infused brownie mix, you easily try your hand making the iconic baked good. Just add hot water and an egg for brownies with a fudgy original flavor, bonus points for customizing the recipe with marshmallows, chocolate chips, crushed cookies, cereal, or anything else in your stoner pantry.
Big Pete’s Insane Churro Mini Cookies
Dose: 10mg THC per cookie (10 cookies per bag)
Is there a more delicious ballgame/theme park impulse buy than a fresh, buttery, sugary churro? Big Pete’s Insane take on the classic Mexican dessert, made with Indica cannabutter, brown sugar and cinnamon, was designed for hip hop legend and cannabis evangelist B Real. If they’re hitting the sweet spot with Dr. Greenthumb himself, that’s all the seal of approval you need.
Dosist Live Resin GLS Indica + Wild Orange Gummies
Dose: 10mg THC per gummy (10 gummies per tin)
When Jason DeLand, co-founder of dosist, looked to expand the brand’s offering from precision-dosed vape pens to include edibles, he set out to make a gummy made from organic ingredients and all-natural fruit flavors. The result is an edible that checks every “clean” eating box: vegan, organic, non-GMO, gluten-free, containing fruit-based pectin as an alternative to the industry standard of gelatin.
The blissed out wild orange gummies have been launched in partnership with Bear Extraction House, legacy extractors out of Humboldt County who create their live resin by harvesting cannabis plants and immediately flash freezing them to preserve their pure essence—like a time capsule of tasty trichomes. The live resin is derived from euphoric indica strain GLS and plays well off the sweet citrusy taste of the gummies.
Sonder Space Crystals
Dose: 10mg THC per pouch
No, we haven’t veered into Sean’s Healing Crystal Corner, where I tell you how rose quartz can cure your adult acne with its stable energy frequency—we’re talking whimsical weed crystals from Sonder that are akin to THC Pop Rocks. The single-serve 10mg pouches will channel candy store and ice cream truck visits of your youth while mixing in some heady high euphoria to boot.
Having launched Space Crystals during quarantine, Sonder is an LGBTQ-led brand that aims to push back on one-dimensional stereotypes of queerness and invite the masses into their galactic discoteque fueled by full spectrum cannabis oil.
Green Monké Tropical Citrus Soda
Dose: 3mg THC, 6mg CBD per can
Green Monké puts out a delightful low-dose cannabis soda that’s crisp and refreshing with an effervescent coconut flavor. Sweet and sippable, the Tropical Citrus beverage has a distinct piña colada vibe that’d be right at home in a tiki-themed hang. The dosing makes cans innately sessionable, as do the 5 grams of sugar and 25 calories per 12 ounces.
Kiva Lost Farm Raspberry Gummies
Dose: 10mg THC per gummy (10 gummies per pack)
Availability: California, Nevada, and Arizona
Lost Farm is the latest line of highly potent edibles from the world-class candymakers at Kiva Confections. While the whole lineup (strawberry lemonade, peach, pineapple, passionfruit) is worth a tasting flight, the raspberry iteration comes with a pleasant punch of fruit flavor and aromatics. Made with classic sativa Blue Dream, the strain’s native sugary berry terpenes accentuate the gummy’s sweet and sour taste. The “Lost Farm” philos is to take a mythical quest for an seemingly unattainable-but-amazing experience.
Good Stuff Beverages Honey Lemonade
Dose: 2mg THC per capful (50 capfuls per bottle)
If you’re in the business of making mocktails, you’d struggle to find a better baseline mixer than the tonics from Good Stuff Beverages. Each 100mg bottle is made with all-natural ingredients, including strain-specific terpene profiles, meant to be micro-dosed by the capful. Heighten an Arnold Palmer or hot toddy with a few splashes of infused Honey Lemonade and turn your quiet dinner party loose.
Aster Farms x Potli Cannabis Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Dose: 8mg THC per serving (12.5 servings per container)
Baking with the best baked ingredients means sourcing your EVOO from premium pantry goods company Potli in collaboration with the Northern California legacy cannabis farmers at Aster Farms. The Tuscan olive blend comes from the Aster family’s award-winning Campodonico organic farm where they’ve been cultivating and pressing olives over the past decade.
The olive oil is blended with a single strain of Aster Farm’s sun grown Watermelon OG, characterized with bold peppery notes, making for an ultimately relaxing cooking experience – just be vigilant to not lose track of time.
Tsumo Salsa Verde Chips
Dose: 10mg THC per bag
Tsumo’s line of salty, savory snacks has combined two of life’s great pleasures of getting high and feasting on Doritos/Cheetos into one glorious bag. The familiar flavors are all here: Classic Cheese Puffs, Fiery Hot Cheese Crunchers, Zesty Ranch, Hint of Lime, and Salsa Verde.
The zip on the Salsa Verde Tsumo chips in particular is nearly indistinguishable from it’s Frito-Lay counterpart (source: stoner food writer who’s eaten from an unconscionable number of office vending machines). The one-ounce bags are filling enough to both jumpstart and satisfy a munchies craving.
Papa & Barkley Watermelon Chili Gummies
Dose: 5mg THC per gummy (20 gummies per pack)
Any brand that launches a new line of edibles with a Hazy party at an urban homestead that has both a dab bar and a pen of adorable goats has properly set the bar for chill vibes. Well-known for their Releaf balms and tinctures, Papa & Barkley has reinvented their edibles line with P&B Kitchen. The vegan-friendly artisanal gummies are made in small batches with solvent-less hash, coming in innately delicious flavor combos such as pineapple and spicy ginger and a watermelon and chili varietal that packs just the right punch with its Tajin coating.
Mammamia Italian Edibles
Dose: 10mg THC, 5mg CBD per cake (2 cakes per tin)
Born in Italy, baked in LA, Mammamia’s Capri Collection of edibles is inspired by one of The Boot’s signature desserts—the Torta Caprese, a flourless cake made with chocolate and either almonds and hazelnuts, named after the eponymous island. The simple execution on these edibles results in a rich, dense bite with almond or lemon overtones, an idyllic beachside picnic companion.
Mindy’s Lush Black Cherry Gummies
Dose: 5mg THC and 5mg CBD per gummie (20 gummies per pack)
Availability: California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Michigan
“I want you to taste the best fucking edibles of your life”—those are Chicago Chef Mindy Segal’s swearwords, not mine. Punk vixen, seasoned chocolatier, James Beard Award winner, and a highly productive entrepreneur; Segal’s true calling was always to bring weed-infused confections to the masses. Her quest for the perfect infused sweet has led her to a partnership with multi-state operator Cresco Labs to produce Mindy’s Artisanal Edibles, a line of decadent gummies that are just chef’s kiss.
With options like glazed clementine orange and key lime kiwi, she works with food scientists to channel the intense, fresh fruit flavors of her desserts into the form of edibles. The lush black cherry variety is a complete knockout, having originated as a cobbler recipe where the sweet and tart cherries then poached in their own juice and topped with cream. The Artisanal gummies capture the peak of farmer’s market produce as you, yourself, are peaking as well.
Sweet Reason CBD Sparkling Grapefruit Water
Dose: 10mg CBD per 12oz bottle
Availability: Nationally (except for Alaska and Hawaii)
Sweet Reason’s lineup of canna-bevs range from lower dose light sips—in flavors like lemon and rhubarb or strawberry and lavender—on up to their 30mg dose Evening Blends sporting a powerful combo of calming herbs and stress-reducing adaptogens, all of which made with broad spectrum hemp CBD. The grapefruit flavor is easily a permanent replacement for whichever sparkling water brand you’ve been hooked on since working at that one cool startup that had the stocked office fridge up until the whole company went under. Made with top-quality Colorado hemp extract, it’s a crisp, effervescent drink with very little sweetness and a nice dry finish.
Kanha Nano Cran-Pomegranate Punch Gummies
Dose: 5mg per gummy (20 gummies per pack)
Los Angeles-based Kanha holds their own in the pantheon of infused sweets with their cran-pomegranate punch gummies, energizing edibles that are sweet and gumdrop-ish in texture. This line utilizes a patented nanomolecular technology, which I can only assume involves the transmitter that shrinks Mike Teavee in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The payoff of having a “nano” gummie is that it has a quicker onset of effects than your average edible of the same dosage, so instead of having to wait 30-40 minutes to begin feeling blissed out, Kanha approximately cuts that time in half. Pop one and in no time you’ll be relaxing more than that “bed-ridden” grifter Grandpa Joe.
Coda Signature Burnt Caramel Chocolate Truffles
Dose: 10mg THC per truffle (6 truffles per pack)
If you’re trying to picture the type of edibles that would find their way into swanky Oscar nominee swag bags, you’re thinking of Coda Signature’s truffles. The haute truffles are trippily hand-painted and the latest flavor is filled with rich and smooth burnt caramel with a hint of smokiness and a dusting of English Maldon sea salt. Some of you who think luxury and cannabis can’t coincide haven’t had the pleasure of eating a weed truffle and ripping a ceramic Chongo bong, and IT SHOWS.
Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops Tuner
Dose: 5mg THC and 5mg CBD per 12oz bottle
Availability: California, Colorado
The brainchild of Lagunitas brewmaster Jeremy Marshall and Absolute Xtracts budmaster Patrick Anderson, Hi-Fi is a citrusy sparkling water that, while sporting a hoppy taste, is non-alcoholic and instead draws its buzz from an infusion of sun-grown cannabis oil. It’s no surprise coming from the circus freaks over at Lagunitas who’ve spent decades cultivating a 420-friendly brand, from their collaborations with The Waldos to having endured a sting operation that shut down their Petaluma brewery over a single joint back in 2005. The Tuner varietal, with an even balance of THC and CBD, provides a clear, relaxed hangover-free headspace primed for your next high happy hour.
Kikoko Mint Green Positivi-Tea
Dose: 10mg THC and 5mg CBD per tea bag (10 tea bags per package)
Kikoko is a women-founded, women-run botanical wellness company that puts out one of the top-selling infused beverages on the market. Formulated to address specific ailments, Kikoko’s offerings include Tranquili-Tea for insomnia, Sympa-Tea for pain relief, Sensuali-Tea to enhance sex, and a brisk minty Positivi-Tea for mood elevation. Taken with one of their antioxidant HoneyShots, it’s an idyllic option for a high tea gathering complete with scones, finger sandwiches, and some cheddar cheese Combos.
Kin Slips Cloud Buster Sublingual Strips
Dose: 10mg of THC per slip (10 slips per package)
Discretion and fast activation are a top draw for Kin Slips citrusy sublingual strips—taken under the tongue not unlike Listerine breath strips. The case for Kin Slips over some other forms of cannabis edibles is that they’re fast acting, precisely dosed (as each strip is homogenous and pre-cut to an exact dosage), and they’re zero-calorie, sugar-free, vegan, and non-GMO.
The paper-thin packets make for a travel-friendly edible that can easily be stashed in a purse, pocket, or wallet. While there is full product and dosing information on the main packaging, there’s no reference to cannabis or THC on the individually-packaged slips, so any nosy narcs who happen upon your stash will be none-the-wiser.
Pop-up Potcorn Jalapeño Cheddar Popcorn
Dose: 10mg THC and 1mg CBD per bag (10 bags per package)
There’s no better all-purpose utility stoner snack than popcorn and Pop-up Potcorn combines kernels and cannabis in a microwaveable bag that’s a breeze to make at home. The 10mg bags are lab-tested to ensure potency after cooking and they’re also well-dosed with live resin cannabis oil to allay concerns about over-indulging. Potcorn is such a natural fit for movie night, so heat up a bag and take in the majesty of Nic Cage’s anguished toilet screaming performance in Mandy.
Cann Blood Orange Cardamom Social Tonic
Dose: 2mg THC and 4mg CBD per 7.5oz can
Availability: California, Nevada, and Rhode Island
Found in their distinctively Venice-cool pastel packaging, Cann has been a go-to fizzy drink throughout quarantine this year as they really nail the low-dose, social buzz cannabis beverage. The sessionable dosing lends itself really well to newcomers as the “strength” of one serving is comparable to that of a light beer or a glass of wine. If you’re interested in a San Pellegrino that can take the edge off, you’ve found it with Cann’s blood orange flavor.
With seamless alcohol alternatives like this on the market, it’s easy to see why cannabis beverages are expected to rake in an estimated $1.8 billion this year.
1906 Bliss Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Dose: 5mg THC and 5mg CBD per cup (2 cups per package)
Availability: Colorado, Illinois Oklahoma
Colorado edibles maker 1906 is the leader of the pack when it comes to out-of-this-world infused peanut butter cups. Their Bliss Cups are aimed at providing a euphoric and relaxing high that brings out your extroverted happiness. It evokes a mood that I self-describe as charming whereas my friends would describe it as “irrational confidence” and “Sean, why are you rambling about why so few animals have lips?” Available in milk chocolate and dark chocolate, the cups also contain some healthy mix-ins like kanna, magnolia bark extract, and theobromine.