People want their health products and they want them now!
As we get more comfortable with cannabis use in Canada, people are looking for a different, healthier way to consume it. In fact, cannabis companies are lining up with health-conscious food producers to create products that can positively impact the mind, body, and soul.
From cannabis kombucha to protein bars to tea, health-junkies will be happy to know they have options to fit into strict diets and routines.
The only problem is that these delicious and nutritious edibles haven’t been rubber-stamped by the Canadian federal government yet.
What’s the Hold Up on Cannabis Edibles in Canada?
Being able to legally light up has been great, but now that the initial buzz of legalization in Canada has worn off, we’re all looking forward to a new release: cannabis edibles.
For now, edibles of any type aren’t permitted on Canadian shelves. The reason? The legislation surrounding it hasn’t been fully built up. Cannabis edibles need some different rules because of how they’re created. There have to be some standards set out to make sure people know what’s in their food, how it’s created, and what the effects will be.
The legislation for edibles is set to roll out in October of 2019. As soon as it does, we can expect to see some of our favourite brands of health products sporting cannabis additives. That includes True Buch, a popular kombucha brand.
Luckily, homemade cannabis recipes aren’t hard to come by, either. People have been making weed brownies for years, but the new cannabis culture has some incredible recipes being shared. That includes edibles, topicals, and even suppositories.
Wellness Products Any Cannabis Lover Will Want to Try
The health benefits of kombucha are pretty much endless, but here are some of the most potent effects:
- Aids in digestion – thanks to high levels of probiotics, kombucha is a burst of good energy for your gut
- Prevents illness – antioxidants, anyone? Kombucha is absolutely loaded with them, giving your immune system a serious boost every time you drink one
- Kills harmful bacteria – not only does this delicious, fizzy drink give your gut the good bacteria it needs, it also kills off bad bacteria thanks to the acetic acid and vinegar that’s created in the process of brewing.
If you don’t want to wait for the October 17th date for edibles legislation to come through in Canada, you can still enjoy a good infused kombucha brew.
High Times has a recipe to brew your very own cannabis kombucha while you’re waiting.
Cannabis Treats for Celiacs
If you love a good weed brownie but your stomach and immune system aren’t quite on board, you don’t have to miss out on the joy of a good cannabis edible.
New celiac-friendly treats and recipes let you enjoy the wonders of ingesting cannabis without all the gluten. From savoury recipes like peanut butter to sweets that substitute your usual wheats, there are plenty of cannabis treats for celiacs to devour.
In fact, some people with celiac disease have found cannabis has a positive effect on their symptoms, easing abdominal pain, nausea, and cramping. So not only can you enjoy your gluten-free weed cookies – you can feel better in general after eating them!
Cannabutter – The Base for Most Weed Edibles
If you want a healthy way to add cannabis into your food, it all starts with this super simple “Cannabutter” recipe. You can make virtually anything using this cannabis-infused butter or oil. Make sure not to skip the “decarboxylation” step – it’s one of the most important steps in the recipe!
What are you going to make? Most regular cannabis users like to create a really good breakfast item so they can have a relaxing and nutritious wake and bake to start a lazy Sunday spent at home. Believe us, pancakes have never tasted so good…