Cannabis is a healing herb that also happens to confer feelings of gratitude, contentment, euphoria and self-awareness. When adding cannabis to a daily routine or designing a therapeutic treatment program, it’s important to utilize these soulful benefits to balance both body and mind, providing an opportunity to relax, meditate and reflect on life. Create a synergistic, healthy lifestyle that will allow you to thrive by using cannabis as a tool for self-improvement, whether as a post-workout recovery snack or as a way to more deeply appreciate a walk in the woods.
There’s no reason to rely on sugary dessert edibles that are laden with extra calories when you can pair your THC dose with other nutritious ingredients that amplify the desired effects while supporting your overall vitality. After all, why would you want to pair a life-affirming herb like cannabis with a dangerous, addictive drug called refined sugar anyway?!
Those with dietary restrictions seeking vegan, gluten-free or sugar-free edibles can find more options available on dispensary shelves than ever before, including these awesome offerings from progressive, wellness-focused edibles companies.
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“We really believe that you can heal your body with food,” Moonman Mistress co-founder Liz Rudner says, “so we use 100 percent organic ingredients and outdoor organic cannabis.”
After discovering medical marijuana helped her cope with Celiac and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Rudner teamed up with fitness professional Jamel Ramiro to create a line of five different cookies, designed to be tasty and properly dosed with 25 milligrams of THC—as well as Paleo, gluten-free, wheat-free, soy-free, dairy-free and low on the glycemic index.
Using high-quality ingredients—including almond flour, coconut oil, maple syrup, hemp seeds and pecans—to craft their confections allows those with dietary restrictions to enjoy comforting favorite flavors like Chocolate Chip Crater Cookies, Cosmic Cacao Peppermint Cookies or Lunar Lemon Maca Shortbread Cookies, while still nourishing the body.
BONUS: Try this recipe for Sweet Potato Pecan Pot Cookies from Moonman’s Mistress!
With several varieties of medicated nuts, Auntie Dolores pioneered the healthy, savory edibles niche in California. Bulk products like nuts and crackers allow for easy incremental dosing, with just a few nuts providing a low THC dose. Munching on “deez nuts” throughout the day provides a constant amount of pain relief.
BONUS: Make Ganja Glazed Pecans at home with this recipe from Auntie Dolores!
Colorado cannabis pioneer Julie Dooley created a company specifically focused on gluten-free edibles because she suffers from Celiac disease.
“News flash—sugar isn’t good for you. We shouldn’t eat it,” Dooley said. “When you’re eating cannabis as medicine, why would I pair it with something that’s potentially very bad for you?”
Using natural sugars instead, her healthy products are made with simple ingredients including maple syrup, almonds and sunflower seeds that pair well with cannabis, making it just one more perfect, natural, organic ingredient.
BONUS: Read an in-depth interview with Julie Dooley and learn how she got her business started!
Sababa Snacks / Atlas Edibles
A recent winner of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup, Sababa Snacks captured the judge’s attention by using sophisticated flavors and nutritious ingredients to craft perfect bite-size edibles dosed at 20 mg of THC each. Favored as an athletic recovery snack, these cannabis clusters are gluten-free and dairy-free, plus they offer additional healing spices like turmeric and cayenne. Soon-to-be re-branded as Atlas Edibles, these healthy edibles will still taste just as delicious!
This innovative Washington State company uses age-old wisdom to create synergistic healing formulas with Ayurvedic medicine. Capsules, elixirs, powdered drink mixes and topicals combine cannabis with ancient Indian healing herbs designed to elicit a specific functional response.
BONUS: Try this healthy recipe for Sativa Shiva Chews from Siddhi Tonics!
Featuring a wide array of healthy cannabis-infused options, Om Edibles proudly states that they’ve been “Treating Cannabis as a Superfood Since 2008.” This all-female collective creates amazing topicals including bath bombs, as well as raw cacao, Treehugger nuts, infused olive oil and peanut butter truffles. This nourishing mushroom miso broth concentrate is a fantastic way to medicate. So simmer up a nice batch of soup with noodles, veggies and tofu for well-deserved self-care.
BONUS: Start your day with superfood Sensi Oatmeal with this recipe from Om Edibles!
Featuring cannabis-enhanced energy bars, sunflower seeds and granola, Pura Vida edibles use infused coconut oil as the platform for their products. Packed with superfoods, each offering from Pura Vida is designed to allow the cannabis to be absorbed efficiently by the body, allowing for maximum healing relief. Available in over 100 California locations, Pura Vida is one of the largest healthy edibles companies around today!
Focused on creating raw, organic, gluten-free and non-GMO cannabis treats, Utopia Edibles macarons use excellent ingredients to create a wonderful healthy option. Bursting with fresh flavors, these HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup winning edibles now come in high-CBD varieties.
BONUS: Easy recipe for Peppermint Pot Patties from Emily at Utopia Edibles.
Fantastically healthy, these raw, gluten-free, organic bites from Lifted Edibles have won numerous awards at cannabis competitions. Incredibly flavorful options include Cherry Mango Bites, Ginger Bites, Blueberry Bites, Pineapple Delight Bites and Superfood Brownie Bites, with each package dosed with 100 mg of THC.
BONUS: This recipe for Lifted Lemon Ginger Tarts can be created at home!
After winning a HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cup in 2014, Jambo Superfoods became known for their “playa-ready” superfood truffles created for the Burning Man set. Packed with nutritious ingredients along with a nice THC dose, these treats are great for unwinding after a busy day adventuring in the desert, crushing goals at work or simply running errands in crosstown traffic. Jambo also creates an infused ghee from grass-fed cows called “Daily Ritual,” which is best enjoyed with your morning coffee in the Bulletproof style.
BONUS: Healthy Hemp Smoothie recipe from Jambo Superfoods!
Intended for hikers, bikers, surfers and those with active lifestyles, Outset cannabis-infused dried fruits contain five milligrams of THC per serving and 100 mg per bag. Apple, banana and pineapple crisps are raw, vegan and made with all organic ingredients. Perfect for unwinding on a camping trip or after a strenuous yoga class, these edibles provide nutritious medication without the added sugar, fat and calories found in some edibles.
Dosed with 100 milligrams of THC, these dried fruit leathers were created by Roxanne Dennant, a vegan concerned about health. Dismayed by the options on display at her local dispensary, Roxanne designed a product meant for health-conscious people like her. Fruit Slabs are all-natural, cannabis-infused fruit leather, perfect for people with active lifestyles who need to medicate discreetly while on the go.
BONUS: Make this Grilled Peach Pot Salad recipe garnished with Fruit Slabs!
Based in Seattle, Craft Elixirs delivers a low dose of THC infused into flavorful dried candied apples, pineapples, lemons, oranges, limes and grapefruit. Perfect for new consumers, each piece contains only one milligram of THC, and the effects are felt within an hour. Feel comfortable and safe while controlling your high, and ease into a relaxed, calm and euphoric experience. These all-natural, artisanal dried fruits are a unique alternative to high calorie sweets and perfect as a fun, social option to share with friends at a party.
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