Cannabis might only be a few years into being legalized, but that hasn’t stopped cannabis dispensaries from popping up across the country.
From Toronto to Vancouver, you can find large scale and small cannabis dispensaries that offer you various products.
It’s these products, though, that grab our attention in his blog post. Since cannabis has become legal, marijuana producers have started to push the boundaries with creative products.
They have the resources available, the ideas and the ambition to provide cannabis in more ways than one, reducing the power of traditional smoking.
Over the years, new and wild products have started to make their way into the mainstream, and it’s our job to highlight them as they begin to make their presence felt. We look at six up and coming, fast-rising cannabis products that are going to grab your attention sooner rather than later.
Up & Coming Cannabis Products
1. Cannabis Beverages
Yes, it’s happened. You can now drink weed. What’s how far legal, recreational weed has taken us. So are they any good?
Well, it’s not like they taste like weed. They’re infused with flavours, such as cola, lemonade and fruit punch, and have a distinct taste that hovers in the background. But unlike edibles, they’re quick to take effect, giving you a faster buzz as liquids are easier digested.
It’s still in the early stages, but you can expect it to get bigger as time goes on. There’s also a rumour that beer-infused-cannabis might be on its way. We just have to wait and see.
2. Cannabis Topicals & Skin Care Products
Cannabis is known to have widespread health benefits, particularly for people suffering from chronic pain. And while CBD has become a go-to choice for many sufferers, the lack of a targeted approach, coupled with some minor side-effects, might be a deterrent. So, why not turn cannabis into a topical cream?
Simply lay on some topical cannabis cream, and it will do the work itself. The cream’s anti-inflammatory properties will react with the cannabinoid receptors in the skin, reducing the pain. It’s great for everyone who suffers from tight, tense muscle pain.
But it’s now going to another level with lotions and rubs that offer the allure of clearer skin and bath bombs and salts that bring some much-needed relief and relaxation in the tub.
The weed topicals market is real and always expanding, so keep your eyes on it.
3. Cannabis Oil
Okay, this might not necessarily be a new, up and coming product. Still, it is slowly gaining traction in its popularity and with good reasons: you can control the amount of cannabis you have without the side-effects of smoking. This level of versatility has made cannabis oil the most sought-after cannabis product over the last few years.
Just a few drops from a tincture is enough to give you the high you want. You can choose from THC, CBD and hybrid products, giving you a larger scope of selection. CBD oil particularly has been popular with chronic pain sufferers and is useful for those going through cancer treatment, anxiety, depression, and sleep issues. Even Penguin CBD’s founder Deep Patel uses CBD oil to help him sleep.
The only downside? It works like an edible, as it will take time for it to affect your body, and if you have too much, you’ll go into the “too high” zone. It’s why we encourage a “take it slow” approach and slowly test the waters with cannabis oils.
You can also try cannabis capsules, which are now available…
4. Cannabis Capsules
Capsules are the perfect middle-ground for people looking to get high, without the concerns about overdoing it. While cannabis oils can give you a buzz, you have to practice and learn the precise amount you should be having to avoid greening out. Capsules give you a set amount of CBD, THC or both, so you know how much and what you’re taking every time.
Widely popular for those looking to take it as a medicine, it’s slowly gaining traction for individuals looking to enjoy it as a recreational side piece. However, it must be noted that you should adopt the “take it slow” approach. Like edibles, it will take time to work and having several capsules at once, or one after the other can lead to serious trouble.
5. Cannabis Chocolates, Brownies & Cookies
Hell yeah, who doesn’t love some marijuana-infused brownies, cookies or chocolate? Straight from the producer to your belly, cannabis edibles are making huge strides in their variety over the past several years.
While brownies and cookies are fairly well known (including when marijuana was illegal), chocolates are the new trend coming through.
Why has it become so popular? It’s a refined option to consuming cannabis, compared to smoking a joint and medical methods, such as oils and capsules. It allows companies to market a higher brand of cannabis, allowing customers to select stunning chocolate options.
Naturally, they come in various flavours (sea salt, caramel, salted caramel are super popular right now) and gives you the option of feeling fancy when eating a chocolate bar designed to get you high!
6. Cannabis Gummies
From the refined to the instantly sugary and childish: cannabis gummies have become one of the most popular products in the wake of legal marijuana. We get the appeal: it’s sweet, innocent, and you feel like you swallow hundreds of them (we advise that you don’t!).
With THC, CBD and hybrid options available, cannabis gummies come in classic square shapes, chews, and of course, worms. And we’ll say it again to make sure: it’s an edible, so you don’t eat a lot as you’ll be spiralling in a trippy spot.
The only potential downside is it has become a beacon for trouble for kids. Kids, naturally, are attracted to gummies and might inadvertently take them. This has caused some grief for some cannabis companies, so there is an element to being careful with them, particularly if you’re using around children.
Still, they’re tasty as hell, and we recommend that you try them out the next time you visit your local cannabis dispensary.