In terms of cannabis edibles, we’ve come a long way from the days of old when marijuana brownies and chocolate chip cookies were pretty much all there was to choose from. Today’s ever-growing assortment of marijuana edibles can include everything from the tried-and-true gummies and lollipops to caramels, chocolates, popcorn, potato chips, capsules and more.
Meanwhile, cannabis sublinguals are a growing category in the industry because they’re a fast-acting form of administration that doesn’t require any type of inhalation—a la smoking and vaping. It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to feel the effects of a cannabis edible, while sublinguals can offer relief in as little as 15 minutes.
For folks who want to medicate while on the go, here’s a roundup of marijuana edibles and sublinguals that are compact in size and super discreet. All of these options can fit easily into any bag or purse. So, if you’re out and about for hours on end—and need something to boost your mood or ease your pain, you’re sure to find a cannabis product to suit your needs.
These handmade, miniature gummies from Plus come in a little tin that you can tuck into your pocket when you’re heading out for the day or night. With a ratio of 9:1 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cannabidiol (CBD), each tasty blackberry- or lemon-flavored gummy is dosed at 5 mg. Folks looking for a relaxed, easygoing high will enjoy these indica edibles. If indica isn’t for you, Plus also has sativa and high-CBD gummies.
For the more experienced cannabis consumer, AbsoluteXtracts (ABX) cannabis soft gels are a good option. Available in 10, 25, 50 and 100 mg THC doses, these gel caps contain a precise amount of THC blended with organic coconut oil to enhance absorption. ABX products are organic and lab-tested to ensure that no pesticides or chemicals are applied to the plants they use.
Folks who are fans of non-psychoactive CBD for its anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and calming properties will want to try Sensi Chew’s CBD Platinum chocolate caramels. Packing 10 mg of CBD—with trace amounts of THC, cannabinol (CBN), and other cannabinoids and terpenes—in each dose, these diminutive chews are reminiscent of Tootsie Rolls in color, texture and flavor.
Pure Ratios’ 10 mg lozenges are available in indica or sativa. Pop one of these peppermint-flavored, sugar-free lozenges, then let it dissolve against the inside of your cheek or under your tongue. Unlike edibles, these buccal/sublingual lozenges are fast-acting as they absorb directly into your blood through the tissues of your mouth. Pure Ratios also has a 4:1 CBD to THC option, containing 32 mg of CBD and 8 mg of THC.
What’s a tablingual? It’s a sublingual tablet that dissolves under your tongue so that the cannabinoids hit your bloodstream in a handful of minutes. Level’s Calm tablets each contain 3 mg of cannabigerol (CBG), which has been shown to help ease anxiety, depression and pain. Level’s got additional tablinguals, containing various cannabinoids, labeled with their intended effects: Remedy, Relieve, Soothe and Elevate. Level products are pesticide-, solvent- and additive-free.
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