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Cannabis has rightfully earned a reputation as a therapeutic plant for a multitude of health conditions. It’s no wonder that cannabis companies and consumers are becoming more involved in the billion-dollar vegan food market. Nowadays, you can buy organic cannabis flower buds that have been grown using only plant-based resources. Sustainable and animal-byproduct-free products are also beginning to line dispensary shelves.
While vegan cannabis edible recipes abound online, sometimes, you just want to treat yourself to pre-made gummies, chocolates, coffee, candy, or other cruelty-free edibles. Luckily, there are a few vegan edible options available in the most competitive and largest cannabis markets in the U.S. including California, Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, and Washington.
Utopia made a name for themselves when they released the C. Banana strain featuring up to 35 percent THC. Apart from their premium flower buds and live resin, Utopia makes small-batch and award-winning vegan macaroons infused with pesticide-free cannabis oil. Utopia’s raw, gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher-friendly, and paleo-friendly macaroons are fully tested by an independent lab to ensure you’re getting organic ingredients and the advertised potency.
Utopia’s artisanal cannabis edibles are made using conscious production techniques and completely organic ingredients like agave syrup, Himalayan sea salt, and almond powder. Each bag comes with four 50 mg THC macaroons in the following flavors: vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip, peanut butter, and raspberry. The THC-rich macaroons feature a light cookie dough consistency and texture that melts in your mouth.
Available in: California
Zendo’s line of vegan-friendly cannabis edibles features striking and unique packaging that looks like it belongs in an upscale health food store. Their infused almonds come in two varieties, honey cocoa and spicy sea salt, to satisfy your savory and sweet tooth. Both vegan edibles have received industry praise, but the honey cocoa almonds won best edible at the High Times Cannabis Cup 2017.
Each almond pack comes with 100 mg of THC or around 10 mg of THC per serving. These vegan edibles are perfect for first-time users who don’t want an overwhelming intoxicating experience or those looking for improved portion control. If almonds aren’t your favorite, stick with Zendo’s infused coconut oil or peanut butter, which contain 500 mg of THC and all-natural and gluten-free ingredients.
Available in: California
Wana Brands has established itself as one of the leading, innovative, and environmentally-conscious cannabis companies in Colorado. They were the first in Colorado to unveil sustainable packaging options. Wana Brands makes gummies, drops, capsules, and vape products, all of which are natural, gluten-free, and vegan. Their cannabis products come in five THC and CBD ratios to appeal to novice and seasoned consumers.
Gummies are notoriously vegan-unfriendly. Wana Brands, however, substitutes the animal byproduct gelatin with pectin, a plant-based starch. The square-shaped sour gummies are sprinkled with sugar and come in a variety of flavors including exotic yuzu, mango, grape, green apple, and orange. Each pack of gummies contains 200 mg of THC or 20 mg per piece.
Available in: Colorado, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona
Kiva Confections is a well-recognized cannabis brand in California. They’ve also grown their operations to burgeoning marijuana markets. Kiva’s signature cannabis-infused chocolate bars take dairy out of the equation. Vegan chocolate bar flavors include espresso dark chocolate, tangerine dark chocolate, blackberry dark chocolate, and regular dark chocolate. They contain a range of THC and CBD ratios.
Kiva’s chocolate bars aren’t their only hot ticket vegan item. Pick your favorite flavor of Petra mints. Choose from tart cherry, pineapple, Saigon cinnamon, citrus CBD, eucalyptus, and Moroccan mint. Each sugar-free mint contains 2.5 mg of THC, an optimal dose for novice or low-dose consumers.
Available in: California, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois
Verdelux caters to Washington’s vegan cannabis consumers with their line of Lush soft jellies, Lumens candies, and dark chocolate and dark raspberry bon-bons. Each sweet treat bag contains 100 mg of THC. They’re handmade in small batches in the tradition of Victorian confectionaries. If you’re a fan of gummies, try out their Hawaiian, Mixed Berry, or Lush Mango Lime soft jellies. Their Illuminations candy line features the following flavors:
- Lemon Mint
- Sour Tangerine
Available in: Washington
Canyon THC makes award-winning, gluten-free, and vegan lollipops in fruity and tangy flavors. Choose from boysenberry, lavender lemonade, caramel apple, sour grape, and strawberry lemonade. Each lollipop contains a small 10 mg dose of THC. Organic ingredients like cane sugar, tapioca syrup, and CO2-extracted cannabis oil create an infused and discreet treat.
Canyon THC also makes vegan cannabis and nitrogen infused coffee for caffeine lovers. One can of coffee contains either 10 mg of THC, or 2.5 mg of THC and 2.5 of CBD.
Available in: Colorado
Vegan cannabis edibles are becoming more available as cannabis companies continue to satisfy the growing demand. Edibles provide an intense and long-lasting experience for recreational and medical consumers. Fortunately, vegan edible makers are crafting small-batch and scrumptious snacks and drinks to increase accessibility to marijuana. Whether you’re on a hike or relaxing at home, these vegan edibles let you enjoy your favorite treats with a hint of THC.
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