The Ultimate CBD Edibles Guide
The superstar cannabinoid that is CBD is quickly becoming just as popular as THC, and the selection of cannabis-infused edibles on the market is reflecting that shift.
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Below is a list of lab-tested, delicious CBD edibles that work. Most of the products can be purchased online.
# 1. Kiva Confections
The Kiva CBD chocolate bar is our only entry on the list that has CBD and THC. This tasty dark chocolate bar has 100mg of CBD and 20MG of THC. I recommend taking only one serving, 5mg of CBD and 1mg of THC per serving, wait about 45 minutes and see how you feel. The servings are premeasured into breakable pieces. Overall, if you struggle from insomnia the Kiva bar is amazing for sleep. If you are in California, you can Google CBD chocolate around me or use the Kiva website to find a location that sells the bars.
# 2. Mr. Moxey
Microdosed to suit your needs, the 5mg gluten-free and vegan CBD mints by Mr. Moxey are great for anxiety. Enriched with ginger, basil, chamomile, and lemongrass you’ll definitely love the flavor and effect from the Mr. Moxey CBD mints. We recommend 1-2 mints per serving.
#3: CBD Marshmallows
CBD + Pink Grapefruit Gourmet Marshmallows. Stylist magazine called this flavor “The millennial version of After Eights” and The Daily Mail stated, “These marshmallows are truly delicious and melt in the mouth.” Handcrafted from fluff to cut, each marshmallow contains 10mg of CBD. At $15.00 per package, the 6-pack of mallows is a great gift.
Each sleep gummy contains 10mg of CBD and 3mg of melatonin. Charlotte’s web recommends taking 1-2 gummies 1 hour before sleep. I agree with this recommendation, the gummies take about 45 minutes to activate, once they do you’ll feel it. Your body immediately relaxes after activation.
Enjoy 10mg of CBD and 125mg of Vitamin C per serving. Creating Better Days has formulated a tasty CBD gummy that has become part of my everyday morning routine.
The $14.99 60mg CBD chocolate bar is delicious. Check out the lab report and ingredients here.
The 100mg premium CBD chocolate bar by Rosebud is $22.99. The women of Calivolve and Rosebud CBD have come together to handcraft a decadent, vegan dark chocolate bar made with 100 mg of full-spectrum CBD, and 60% pure cacao.
Pot D’Huile’s Hemp Infused Olive Oil contains 25mg of CBD oil. The recommended serving size is 5ml, which is about 1tsp. 1tsp contains 5mg of CBD.
20mg per gummy, the popular Lord Jones gummies are another great gift option. The box contains 9 CBD gummies that are lab tested, gluten-free and broad-spectrum.
#10: Plus CBD Infused Gummies:
Plus CBD Gummies are extra strength and extra tasty. At 50mg of CBD per gummy if you need something strong then I would get Plus. Choose from three flavors: Blueberry, Grapefruit and Blackberry tea.
#11: Cheeba Chews
The 10-pack Cheeba chews are $21.99 for 250mg, 10 servings. The sour apple chews are gluten-free, 11 calories/serving and really really tasty. Recommended if you love sour candy.
Delicious vegan gummies offering 20mg of CBD per serving. The recommended serving size is 2-3 gummies when you feel anxious.
#13: Velobar Trail Mix
The Velobar CBD Roasted Nuts, Dark Chocolate, and Sea Salt. $19.99 for 4 bars, 20mg of CBD and 7g of protein per bar.
#14: CBD Coconut Oil
Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD Coconut Oil. Ingredients: Organic coconut oil and CBD. 1000mg per container, 1 tbsp is about 125mg of CBD. You can eat it raw, use it as a massage oil substitute, the possibilities are endless.
#15: Dried Mango
The Hakuna confections mango slices come in a jar of 10 pieces. Each piece has 10mg of broad-spectrum CBD. Vegan & Gluten-Free. Ingredients: Dried mango and CBD oil.
One of the higher end brands in the CBD space, To Whom It May is an artistic brand highlighting the lifestyle CBD offers. Packages range in three box sizes of 4, 8 or 24 chocolates, and the chocolates are offered in four different dosages ranging from 2.5mg to 15mg. Experience CBD in a new way.
Wake up! It’s time for your CBD! Strava CBD Infused Coffee comes in a 12 oz. bag. Each bag contains 500mg of CBD, about 20mg per cup. The coffee bean is from Colombia with tasing notes of milk chocolate and black cherry. Brew a pot and see if you like CBD with your coffee.
#18: Cayenne Citrus Soda
15mg CBD per serving, 6g of sugar, 6.7 oz (200ml) glass bottle. We recommend buying the 3-pack. The 3-pack is a holiday gift and is only $19.95. Youg et three delicious flavors: Lavender Spice, Rosemary Grapefruit, and Cayenne Citrus.
#19: Wyld CBD Gummies
Wyld CBD gummies come in four flavors, our favorite is the Huckleberry. Each gummy contains 25mg of CBD. The gummies are made with real fruit and are vegan and gluten-free.
#20: Luce Farms Honey
Luce Farm’s 6oz. CBD Honey, 360mg of CBD. 10 mg of CBD per tsp, 24 calories per tsp. Ingredients: honey, organic coconut oil, and CBD.
3 Flavors offered, each can contains 10mg of CBD per, natural ingredients, 25 calories and 6g of sugar. Choose between Blackberry Chai, Peach Ginger, and Pomegranate Hibiscus.
Sprig CBD comes in four flavors: Citrus original (our favorite), Citrus zero sugar, Lemon tea zero sugar, and melon zero sugar. The original Citrus contains 110 calories, 25 grams of sugar and 20mg of CBD. The zero sugar Citrus contains 5 calories and 0 grams of sugar, and 20mg of CBD. $50.00 for a 12-pack.
#23: Not Pot
Not Pot CBD gummies are great for stress or anxiety. The strawberry-flavored gummies contain 10mg of CBD each. 100% vegan.
Fan of cold brews? Balanced Chill’s CBD cold brew contains 200mg of caffeine and 20mg of CBD per 8oz bottle. We love this product!
10mg of CBD per piece, all-natural organic ingredients, 30-day money-back guarantee.
25mg of CBD per Bite, 4 pieces per bag. Crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.
Four flavors to choose from Chocolate Chip Therapy, Peanut Butter Chocolate Therapy, Pecan Shortbread Therapy, Snickerdoodle Therapy. 15mg of CBD per cookie.
30mg of CBD per bag. Ingredients: Sugar, Popcorn, Peanut Oil, Maltodextrin, Natural Flavors, CBD Hemp Oil, and salt.
Sweet Reason CBD sparkling comes in three flavors: Cucumber Mint, Grapefruit, and Strawberry Lavender. Ingredients per bottle: Carbonated water, natural flavors, and 10mg CBD. 5 calories per bottle and zero grams of sugar.
Welleryou Bites are $50.00 for the 10-pack, each pack contains 5-bites. 140 calories,9 grams of fat and 25mg of CBD.
Smores CBD protein bar by JustCBD. Per bar: 25mg of CBD per bar, along with 180 calories, 7g of sugar, 2g of fiber, and 14g of protein. $4/bar.
Super Seed Life CBD Cookies are grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free and Non-GMO. 90 calories per cookie,3g of sugar, 2g of protein and 20mg of CBD each.
Super Seed Life CBD Brownies are grain-free, egg-free, dairy-free and Non-GMO. 80 calories per brownie,3g of sugar, 2g of protein and 20mg of CBD each.
#34: CBD Hazelnut Spread
Each jar contains a total of 200mg CBD. Ingredients: Sugar, palm oil, hazelnuts, skim milk, cocoa, soy lecithin, vanillin.
CBDifiori Swiss milk chocolate bar. Each bar contains 100 mg CBD (20mg CBD per serving).
King Karl 90mg CBD is $20.00. 70%bitter sweet, Organic, Vegan. Ingredients: cacao, cane sugar, pure cacao butter, cacao beans, GMO-free soy lecithin, and broad-spectrum CBD.
#37: Chocolate Buds
Choco Nugs look like real cannabis buds, they’re not. Just chocolate and CBD oil. Cool idea.
#38: Dried Fruit Medley
The JusCBD dried fruit medley contains Pineapple, Papaya, Mango, Apricot, and Raisins. 3000mg of CBD for $120. This is the perfect trail mix addition to take to work. Stay calm all day.
#39: Beef Jerky With CBD
Each pack contains 250mg of CBD, 7g of carbs and 11g of protein. Choose between two flavors: Original and Teriyaki. Main ingredients: Beef, Brown Sugar, Water, Salt, Corn Protein.
#40: CBD Protein Powder
2006 Tour de France winner Floyd Landis brings you his take on CBD protein powder. 2 scoops = 1 serving, per serving you get 27g of protein per serving and 25mg of CBD. The 1lb bag is $239.95 for approximately 10 servings.
#41: CBD Vinaigrette
The SoKo website said it best: Try the vinaigrette on a salad, with French bread, or to compliment your favorite dish. Expect a full-bodied tangy balsamic with herbal undertones. 100% organic and made in the USA, each bottle contains 250mg CBD
#42: CBD Avocado Oil
Rich in antioxidants and healthy fats, use the avocado oil a substitute for your favorite cooking oil, or simply enjoy with bread. 100% organic and made in the USA, each bottle contains 250mg CBD.
#43: Roasted CBD Nuts
The 4oz. bag contains 200mg of CBD and a blend of vegan, gluten-free nuts, seeds, and spices.
#44: Blueberry Cashew Bar
25mg of CBD, 12g+ High Protein, Omega-3 and Omega-6, dairy-free, gluten-free, no GMOs.
Loaded with a combination of cashews, flavorful lemon zest, and delicious ginger. 25mg of CBD per bar.
CBD Edibles FAQS:
Why Should I Ingest CBD in Edible Form?
For many people wishing to consume CBD, edibles are an easy alternative to other routes of administration, such as vaping and smoking.
In addition, some patients cannot or simply choose not to consume their marijuana or CBD in whole leaf form. Some people don’t like the taste or have respiratory issues preventing them from smoking/vaping, etc.
On average, consuming CBD through edibles lasts hours longer than doing so through smoking or vaporizing, and as CBD is used for medicinal purposes and not recreational, the duration of the relief matters a lot.
Two thumbs up to CBD edibles for lasting a long time, and set in rather quickly.
Plus, edibles provide a fun, new way to consume CBD.
Will CBD Edibles Get You High?
No, CBD will not make you high but it can cause you to fail a drug test. If you are taking CBD from a cannabis plant and not a hemp plant, check the THC %.
CBD may be a cannabis compound, but many are surprised to find that it does not cause a “high.”
Instead, CBD offers consumers a mellow uplifting mood with a sense of positive, alert energy.
With its long-lasting nature, CBD can provide prolonged relief from mild pains and daily stresses.
CBD is a great option for anyone hoping to enjoy the benefits of cannabis without an over-the-top psychoactive experience.
Are There Different Types of CBD Edibles?
Yes, there are three common types of cannabinoid edibles: gastrointestinal, oral, and hybrid.
The CBD in gastrointestinal edibles, such as food products or pills, is absorbed through the stomach. Although gastrointestinal edibles may take up to two hours to fully kick in, the effects typically last for much longer than the other types of edibles and can provide as much as eight hours of relief.
Baked edibles like cookies and brownies can last up to 16 hours, oil-based edibles like gummies are immediately absorbed in your mouth and wear off in about 2-4 hours. Check out recommended dosages for a variety of CBD products.
Why is it important to have shorter effects? Edibles are all about place and time.
Brennan Kilbane wrote in GQ that: “gummies are the drug you can do at work” because it doesn’t get you high. “And the secret to my happiness is a cannabinoid cousin of THC called CBD.”
Brennan continues with: “Here’s how it works: Every morning when I get into my office, I pop a frosted CBD gummy into my mouth for breakfast. Then, I proceed to have a wonderful day.”
“My CBD gummies, meanwhile, live in the top drawer of my desk. When I take one, I feel slightly but markedly better. My chair feels like it is mangling my body less. It’s harder to make a fist. It’s easier to navigate an hour or two of bullshit, which means it’s easier to do my job. It doesn’t matter if anybody notices that I am 10% more pleasant, because I feel 10% more pleasant, anyway.”
“Simply: Every day is a better day with CBD edibles.”
Are There any Side Effects of CBD?
June 2017, the national center for biotechnology information published: “The safety and side effects of Cannabidiol, a review of clinical data and relevant animal studies.” Here is a summary of what NCBI published:
In general, the often described favorable safety profile of CBD in humans was confirmed and extended by the reviewed research.
The majority of studies were performed for treatment of epilepsy and psychotic disorders. Here, the most commonly reported side effects were tiredness, diarrhea, and changes in appetite/weight. In comparison with other drugs, used for the treatment of these medical conditions, CBD has a better side effect profile.
This could improve patients’ compliance and adherence to treatment.
What’s the difference between CBD edibles from hemp plants and edibles from cannabis plants?
By the simplest definition, there is no difference between CBD obtained from either type of plant. However, there are still differences in the final product of hemp-derived CBD oil vs marijuana-derived CBD oil. Different methods of processing can also significantly alter the final CBD content and chemical makeup.
The difference between THC levels in a hemp Cannabis Sativa plant and a marijuana Cannabis Sativa plant also plays a large role in determining its legality in the United States. Plants with high levels of THC remain illegal at the federal level, although state laws may vary. This means that marijuana-derived CBD is not legal in all 50 states.
On the other hand, hemp-derived CBD remains in a legal grey zone in all 50 states. It contains very low levels of THC, and there is some believe it falls under the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill. There is still some discrepancy between federal departments on the final legal status of hemp-derived CBD oil.
To start, both [male] hemp and [female] marijuana come from the same “mother” cannabis plant, as per United States Department Of Agriculture (USDA). Cannabis sativa can yield a [brother] hemp or a [sister] marijuana.
Brother hemp naturally contains a meager amount of THC that warrants a very small legal limit. Hemp can legally only have trace amounts of THC. The highest amount of THC that [brother] hemp can have is less than one-half of one percent (0.3%). With such low amounts of THC in hemp, you can get away with saying hemp has ZERO psychoactive THC. Making this statement closer to the truth than not.
If hemp has more than 0.3% THC, it’s legally not hemp and would require more strict regulations like sister marijuana. If you are looking for a THC free edible go with a hemp-based CBD product. And, if you want to feel minor effects from THC + CBD then you need a cannabis-derived CBD product.
How Long Does it Take for CBD Edibles to Kick In?
CBDinstead made a nice infographic detailing when CBD kicks in:
If you want to learn more about how long each type of CBD edible takes to kick in than you should check out a recent article I wrote about CBD gummies after I tasted over 15 brands, and why I feel they are the ideal CBD edible.
If you are looking for an instant edible with a shorter lifespan I’d take a gummy, if you want an edible that lasts all day and is mild, I would go with a baked good or CBD drink.
How Long do CBD Edibles Last?
Baked CBD edibles like cookies and brownies can last up to 10 hours, oil-based CBD edibles like gummies are immediately absorbed in your mouth and wear off in about 2-4 hours. My friends and I typically choose gummies or hard candies when we are at work. Why? They kick in fast and peak for about 2.5 hours max. It’s a nice way to soothe a tough moment.
Whereas baked edibles are perfect for a day off. They offer longer effects, not necessarily stronger than gummies, but definitely longer and harder to just snap out of. Edibles are perfect for a long “me day.”
In my article on why I believe gummies are the perfect edible, I wrote: Being able to control the amount of time and serving size of your edible is key to when you can take it. Gummies give you the flexibility and freedom to consume CBD anywhere, anytime.
Feeling confident that you know when your CBD will wear off, changes your entire mindset going into whether or not you should consume a CBD edible.
What Else Do I Need to Know Before I Buy a CBD edible?
After reading this article you should feel confident with your CBD edible knowledge. The key pointers to take away from here are:
1. Some edibles are CBD and THC
2. Make sure your CBD edible is all-natural, and not synthetic cannabis
3. CBD has little to no side effects
4. CBD edibles kick in fast and can last up to 10 hours
5. CBD edibles like gummies come pre-measured making it easy to dose.
6. CBD edibles are popular, safe and effective.