Are you looking for a healthier way to dose and get the benefits of THC? Then THC-infused gummies could be the tasty cannabis treats you have been waiting for.
THC-infused gummies have many benefits, from providing a pleasant recreational experience, to boosting mood and appetite. The ideal dose depends on the user's experience with THC edibles, but 5 to 10mg is a sensible starter dose for a first-timer. Make THC-infused gummies by following a standard gummy bear recipe, adding in THC-infused coconut oil.
If all this talk about delicious gummy bears with a THC twist has whetted your appetite, then you’ll want to keep reading. We’ve got lots of golden info to share with you about benefits, doses and making your own THC-infused gummy bears, broken down into easy-to-digest chunks!
Best THC Infused Gummies You’ll Ever Have
Now, you could go out and sample every brand on the market, and sure you’ll get pretty high, but you’ll also burn a pretty big hole in your wallet. Instead of rushing in, we’ve done the research on what makes a great THC gummy, so you know exactly what to look for when picking a product for your next trip.
The world of weed is full of all kinds of gummies, some of which are better than others – and don’t forget, we’ve all got our own definitions for what makes the “best” experience.
Perhaps you just want to get really, really high. In that case, your best bet will be at a type of THC-only gummy. These gummies contain lots of the THC you need to get high, but none of the CBD that limits your psychoactive experience.
You could just go for a straight THC gummy with classic candy flavorings, or you could take things up a notch with terpenes. These compounds are found in regular marijuana, and determine whether a strain has sativa (energizing) or indica (relaxing) effects. For example, a THC gummy product with the limonene terpene would have a lemony taste and give you an uplifting, exhilarating buzz. In contrast, a gummy with myrcene would have a mango-like flavor, and promote a soothing, “couchlock” effect.
THC and CBD gummies
Some THC gummy products blend together the two most important cannabinoids in the cannabis plant: THC and CBD. These cannabinoids complement each other, and a gummy with an even mix of the two will give you an enjoyable high, but without the intensity of a THC-only product.
THC-CBD gummies are great for novice edible users, who want to familiarize themselves with experience before hitting the more potent heights. They are also great if you want to sample the therapeutic benefits cannabis has to offer. Scientists are super excited about the medicinal potential of both THC and CBD, which act on the body’s endocannabinoid system!
Top 5 Benefits of THC Infused Gummies
You know how much you’re taking!
We all know what it’s like to be smoking a joint with no idea how strong the weed is, and therefore no idea about how high you are going to get. Thankfully, with THC-infused gummies, that problem is eliminated. The packaging will clearly state how much THC is in the entire product, and how much THC is in each gummy. This makes it easy to fine-tune your dose and have a safe and reliable marijuana experience.
They boost your appetite!
Or, to use a somewhat less technical term, THC-infused gummies will give you the munchies! This is because of the powerful interactions that the THC molecules have with the CB1 receptors in our endocannabinoid systems – these receptors influence how hungry we feel.
When you get high with THC-infused gummies, make sure you have some non-THC treats to hand to satiate your hunger. Getting the munchies and enjoying all the flavors is great, but you can’t be scoffing THC all night! We recommend getting your treats ready beforehand, as you’ll just want to chill once you are baked.
They relieve pain!
A lot of people are taking cannabis products for pain nowadays, and believe it or not, it appears to be that special, psychoactive THC compound that’s making all the difference. And that makes THC-infused gummy bears the perfect product to medicate with. As we’ve already covered, you get a precise dose with gummies, and the oral method of consumption means the effects of THC last much longer than if you’re smoking or vaping herb.
While the benefits of THC for pain look promising, we aren’t doctors and aren’t offering any medical advice. If you are suffering from some form of pain, get in touch with a medical expert who will know what’s best for your situation.
They don’t smell!
A real advantage for stoners who want to keep their cannabis use discreet, THC-infused gummies don’t smell. The only exception is THC products with terpenes, although any aroma still won’t be anywhere near as potent as if you were smoking weed. And even better than some other THC edibles, gummy bears look just like regular candies. Indeed, you can even mix them in with some regular gummies if you need to be extra cautious.
THC gummies are great for getting high in situations where you simply can’t smoke. Keep a trusty supply in your jacket pocket, and you’ll always have the opportunity to get stoned on demand.
They are healthier than other cannabis products!
Smoking marijuana isn’t as bad for you as smoking tobacco cigarettes, as marijuana doesn’t have the highly addictive component nicotine. But smoking anything is still bad for you, and for that matter, vaping isn’t risk-free, either. THC-infused gummies, however, are a much healthier way to get high, as you aren’t exposing your lungs to any nasty toxins or carcinogens.
You could say THC gummies aren’t 100% healthy as, after all, they are still candies, but that’s just splitting hairs. In contrast to smoking bud or vaping e-liquid, marijuana gummies are a much safer way to get your THC, and are matched only by tincture oils.
How Many THC Infused Gummies Should You Eat?
This all depends on whether you’re a seasoned THC edible user, or just dipping your feet in the water. But first of all, even if you have smoked cannabis before, that doesn’t mean you’ll have any tolerance to THC in its edible form – when it comes to edibles, you are a beginner all over again!
There’s no set rule as to how many THC gummies you should eat. After all, some gummies will have more THC in them than others. So, let’s go by milligrams, rather than a specific number of gummies.
1 to 2.5mg: This is our recommended amount for apprehensive beginners and maybe kids and micro-doses who just want to get a sample of THC’s effects. In these quantities, you can expect improved focus and extra creativity, and some mild relief from your symptoms.
2.5 to 15mg: These amounts will give you slightly stronger relief from your symptoms, and also introduce some euphoric effects to your edible experience. This low-to-mid-range dose is great for getting you in the mood to socialize, and reducing your inhibitions while remaining in mental control.
15 to 30mg: These dosages will give you a stronger euphoric effect, but it’s also an amount that risks giving first-timers some anxiety and paranoia. It’s at this level where you have to start treading more carefully, but in the right environment, the benefits can be awesome.
30 to 50mg: The euphoric effects from a dose in this range will be even stronger, and incredibly potent if trying edibles for the first time. An oral THC dose in these quantities will impair your coordination and have some reality-bending effects, so make sure you’re in a comfortable location where you can relax and enjoy the ride.
50 to 100mg: These amounts are above and beyond the needs of most THC edible users. Chances of negative effects are much higher, but seasoned users will be able to go with the flow and enjoy some intense euphoria. Such a dose may also be appropriate if seeking substantial therapeutic relief.
Of course, you could go even higher than 100mg and there will be a few edible users out there who regularly dip into triple digits. If you take edibles a lot then, like any THC consumption, your tolerance will build all the time, which is one reason why you might decide to take such high amounts. But we highly recommend avoiding such high doses if your tolerance is low for two reasons: one, it’s a waste of edibles, and two, it greatly increases the risk of negative experiences that could put you off them completely.
How to Make THC Infused Gummies...The Right Way
Why not get hands on with your cannabis and rustle up some of your own THC-infused gummy bears? They are actually much easier to make than you would think!
You’ll need some THC-infused coconut oil to get started. Coconut oil is great, as it contains MCT fatty acids which basically supercharge the effects of THC. Here’s what you’ll need to do:
- Grind up 7 grams of cannabis for every one cup of coconut oil
- Mix the oil and the flower in a slow cooker, and heat for six hours at around 230°F
- Use a cheesecloth to strain the THC-infused coconut oil into a jar
Now for the gummies!
- Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of THC-infused coconut oil and 1 teaspoon of soy lecithin (for extra potency) in a pan, and simmer on low heat
- Mix until the coconut oil melts, and the texture becomes consistent
- Add 170 grams of flavored gelatine and 40 grams of unflavored gelatine, and whisk for 15 minutes – it’s important to keep stirring throughout!
- Using a dropper, begin filling your gummy bear moulds with the gelatine mixture, while keeping the pan on low heat – keep whisking and complete this step as quickly as possible!
- Freeze for 30 minutes, and enjoy!
Are THC Infused Gummy Bears Legal?
Kind of. In states that have legalized recreational marijuana – such as Colorado, California and Washington – you’ll be able to find all kinds of THC-infused gummy bears in dispensaries. However, since cannabis is still prohibited at the federal level, you won’t find these products in non-recreational states.
But fear not! While the famous delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) remains a legal, its lesser-known but equally impressive cousin, delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-8), has gone under the radar!
When the federal government legalized hemp, it clarified in the Farm Bill that hemp-derived products were legal, providing the THC content remained below 0.3%. But it didn’t mention anything about delta-8, hence why delta-8 gummy bears and other products are now popping up online, perfectly legally. And yes, before you ask, they will get you high!