- Posted by agency-it
- On September 4, 2018
Edibles are one of the most popular cannabis products in the industry today. They can be ingested without smoking, which adds some benefits for health-conscious cannabis customers. Edibles are also extremely inconspicuous, because they don’t make any smell, and can be consumed discretely anywhere you go. Most of all, they’re fun, and they come as delicious treats.
Colorado edibles prices are a function of potency more than size, count, or weight. Edibles can come in many different forms including gummies, chocolates, other sweets, drinks, tinctures, and even tablets. The specific strain of cannabis in the edibles can have as much of an impact on the price as the amount used. To learn more about how we price different strains, check our FAQ section under, “how do you price your cannabis?”
Ingredients in Edibles
Edibles are made with very powerful extracts from cannabis flower. Customers will be able to purchase THC or CBD edibles, though by law all edibles must contain some THC in the Colorado Adult Use market. These products are tested in labs so that consumers can get precise amounts of the active ingredients.
The exact doses you can achieve with store-bought edibles gives them a serious edge over the home-made variety. The scientists responsible for making the edibles you can get in a store are extremely efficient at extracting the active ingredients, which leads to reliable products and keeps costs down.
Store-bought edibles rely primarily on three different ingredients that contain THC and/ or CBD.
• Butter/Oil – The original methodology for infusing edibles uses butter to carry the cannabinoids throughout the high fat content. Flower is decarboxylated, or lightly heated for a period of time, to turn the THCa to THC and fully infuse the cooking butter. Typically, this yields a green color product that has hash flavor and may need to be filtered to remove fine particles. This process can also be accomplished with any high fat oil.
• Concentrate – Traditional extraction methods such as supercritical CO2 or hydrocarbon produce a product that is free from the majority of fats and lipids but rich in terpenes and cannabinoids. Concentrates are purged of residual solvents and can be winterized with alcohols to further remove fats and lipids.
• Distillate – A highly refined, purified solution of cannabinoids that can reach over 90% concentration of cannabinoids is produced through short path fractional distillation or thin film molecular distillation. This product has little to no flavor and a high concentration.
How Edibles are Weighed and Sized
Because of how edibles are made, the pricing by weight works a lot differently than it does for flower. Some small edibles can pack just as much punch as other, much larger edibles. For this reason, edibles are regulated by milligrams of THC. Most packages will contain 100 milligrams by THC, and the packaging is always marked with the number of milligrams in the entire package.
The packaging and the edibles themselves will also make it easy to identify individual doses. Most edibles will be broken up into serving sizes of either five or 10 milligrams. If you buy a bag of gummies, there may be 10 pieces in the bag, and each piece is 10 milligrams. Alternatively, there may be 20 pieces at five milligrams per piece. Some micro-dose products contain as little as 2.5mg of THC.
If you buy a chocolate bar, the package might contain a single chocolate bar with all 100 milligrams of THC in it. The chocolate bar will be divided into individual squares or rectangles though, so it will still be easy to identify individual serving sizes.
Colorado limits maximum single serving size in the adult use market to 10mg, and single product maximum potency to 100mg total. Customers may purchase up to 800mg of edible THC products per transaction, per day. CBD in Colorado does not have a purchase limit, though the requirement of THC in every product will limit your purchase maximum.
Potency of Edibles
Edibles contain high levels of THC, and they’re also absorbed differently by the body when ingested through the stomach. Eating THC makes the product go through your liver, which changes the process in two key ways:
1. It makes the effect stronger by converting delta 9 THC to delta 11 THC, a more sedating and psychoactive cannabinoid isomer.
2. Increased uptake time and decreased fall of time: It takes longer to feel effects (30-120 minutes) but longer to fade away (4-6 hours)
For those reasons, it’s best to start slow with cannabis edibles until you figure out your ideal dose. Start with a little bit at a time, and give it time to work its magic. Consuming edible THC with meals that contain fat or lipids can help with absorption.
Price Range for Edibles
Because of all of the factors that go into pricing edibles, they can go for a wide price range. At Infinite Wellness Center, we have edibles selling for as low as $3.50 for a 10mg cookie, while 100mg containers start at $14.50. Different vendors, quality of ingredients (vegan, non-gmo, glute free) and branding will denote different expenses.
Best Recreational Dispensaries in Colorado
Infinite Wellness Center offers a wide selection of edibles at the most reasonable prices around. To make the purchase even easier on you, we accept all the common payment types, too. We take all major debit and credit cards, and we have an ATM in our lobby in case you prefer to pay with cash.
Edibles are becoming more and more popular as time goes on. They’re powerful, discrete and delicious. If you’re not already familiar, learn more about the different types by reading our edibles buying guide. Of course, the best way to learn about edibles is to come visit us in person at Infinite Wellness Center. Contact us online or by phone, and we’ll teach you everything you need to know about buying edibles in Colorado!