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New Milder Marijuana Edible Options For Rookies

marijuana cookiesBy Alizeh Siddiqui

According to 9news.com, marijuana product manufacturers in Colorado are making an effort to accommodate inexperienced adult marijuana consumers.

Several companies have begun offering edible products with very small dosages of THC in order to allow people who have low tolerance or little experience with the substance to be able to use it without the potential for becoming overly impaired. This move comes following the launch of MPP’s “Consume Responsibly” campaign, which urges caution when consuming marijuana edibles and other products in order to avoid an unpleasant experience.

The paradigm shift in the marijuana industry is comparable to the alcohol industry’s selling of beer and wine alongside higher content alcoholic options like spirits or liqueurs.

The new low potency edible options include a low-dose marijuana-infused soda — Dixie One — that is 15 times weaker than the Dixie Elixirs company’s best-known soda. There are also light-dose “Rookie Cookies” for people who are not experienced in eating medical-grade marijuana.

“For a long time, the medical market was a race to the strongest edibles. Now it’s a new market, and people want something that won’t get them so inebriated they’re not functional,” said Holden Sproul of the Growing Kitchen, which makes the “Rookie Cookie” and is phasing out some if its stronger offerings.

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  • Sarijuana

    I think that the medical marijuana industry as a whole may have greatly underestimated the demand for lower dose products. Just from my observations in New Mexico, I have seen the dispensaries go from rarely having high CBD/LOW THC products to having several choices in this range, and everything in between. Choice is everything. The wants and needs of the patients is becoming paramount and the number of patients increases daily.

  • Denny

    This is an interesting concept that sounds good at first glance, but taking a harder look at it begins to uncover an interesting nuance–money!
    Think about it, you’re paying the same amount for an edible that contains less THC, and this allows producers to pocket more money because they’re using less cannabis to produce it.
    If you’re having a problem with the content you can simply cut it into smaller pieces for consumption in order to weaken/lessen the effect. Otherwise, you’re just paying a lot more for something than necessary. It’s one of the oldest marketing tricks on the books, and food manufacturers have been doing it for years. As an example, take a look at a bag of coffee being sold in retail grocery stores. It used to be a 1 pound bag, but now it’s somewhere between 12-14 ounces, depending upon the manufacturer/brand. The same goes for a multitude of products that have been “shorted” over the years but have actually increased in price.
    Edible products have gotten ridiculously expensive over the past couple of years, so do yourself a favor and buy the high dose offering for the same price as the low dose ones and cut it into multiple serving sizes. You’ll be $$ ahead.

  • guest

    I have a friend who visited Colorado, bought some legal weed/edibles, and got very stoned every day for four days, and he still had a lot left over that he couldn’t bring home. He also didn’t have a very good time because it was too much too fast. Stories like that make me think having milder options is a good idea.

  • mike1188

    Can anyone say yum. Just be smart edibles a little (I mean little) goes a long way