The cannabis industry is growing at a blistering rate. But not every sector of the market is created equal. Edibles, for example, have long been gaining in popularity.
It’s estimated that by 2022, consumers in the U.S. and Canada will spend $4.1 billion on CBD- and THC-laced treats. The high demand for potent, delicious, and well-crafted products means that there’s something on the market for everyone.
Below, ForceBrands has rounded up five cannabis brands with unique vegan edibles. From crunchy-creamy peanut butter to cold brew, these are some of the best offerings in this rapidly-growing sector. Get to know these rising stars:
1. Utopia Farms
Since they released their signature strain (C. Banana) in 2014, Utopia Farms has been one of the industry’s leading cultivators and manufacturers. Using only pure, artisanal cannabis, Utopia has created a host of unique edibles. A standout among their offerings is the Cannabis Macaroons, which contain 10 mg of THC. Made with cannabis-infused coconut oil, and other healthy ingredients like agave syrup, almond powder, and Himalayan sea salt, these sweet treats are gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and paleo-friendly. The small-batch cookies come in flavors that include vanilla, chocolate, chocolate chip, peanut butter, and raspberry.
2. Zendo Edibles
In 2017, Zendo won the High Times Cannabis Cup for “Best Edible.” The company infuses all of its products with medical-grade cannabis oil. Their snack-sized peanut butter pouches, which contain 50 mg of THC, are packed with vitamins and minerals that provide consumers with a rich energy source to encourage cell growth. The company’s primary goal is to assist consumers on their path to higher healing.
3. Venice Cookie Company
A leader in the industry, the Venice Cookie Company is committed to creating a world where cannabis is consumed in a spirit of wellness, freedom, and fun. Since 2008, they’ve been churning out potent treats crafted with sustainable sun-grown cannabis. While not all of their offerings are vegan, the Churro, the Chipster, and the Hippie are made without any animal products. Each variety contains different amounts of THC and CBD, meaning that you’re sure to find something that works for you regardless of your comfort level.
4. Kiva Confections
One of the most recognizable names in cannabis, Kiva Confections was born from a need for a potent, consistent, and delicious edible. Since 2010, founders Scott Palmer and Kristi Knoblich have always paired the highest quality ingredients with their certified production methods to create some of the most trustworthy and luxe offerings on the market. Their Terra Bites, laced with a hybrid indica-sativa cannabis extract, contain 5 mg of THC per bite, creating what’s been dubbed a “Goldilocks” dose. The chocolates are small, reliable, and great for adults who want to “feel good” but remain functional. Even better, the dark chocolate variety is also dairy-free, making it perfect for vegans.
Somatik, which means mind-body balance, is all about helping restore the inherent connection that lies between your body, plants, and your community. Located in San Fransisco, the brand uses extraordinarily high-quality ingredients to create their edibles. For example, their CBD and THC-infused cold brews are made with organic coffee beans, butane-free THC, and vegan proteins. Served in 4 oz bottles, they contain 5 mg each of THC and CBD. The cold brews are a perfect morning boost or mid-day pick-me-up and are easy to grab and go for the health-conscious consumer who’s always on the move.
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