Edibles Made Up Almost Half of All Legal Recreational Cannabis Sales in Colorado in 2014

Per The Cannabist:

The proliferation of marijuana edibles stunned state and industry leaders, making it one of the biggest surprises during the first year of legal recreational marijuana sales. Potent cookies, candies and drinks — once considered a niche market — now account for roughly 45 percent of the legal marijuana marketplace and led to the most high-profile marijuana controversies in 2014.

Full Article from our Measure 91 hero Anthony Johnson here

I’m less inclined to call this news stunning. Rather, I’d say it was just a matter of time. It’s like we’ve been saying…Edible cannabis is wonderful…when you know how much you need. 

Comparing Edibles Made With Naturally Infused Butter and Oils to Those with BHO, PHO, etc.

I’m having a lot of conversations with OMMP dispensary owners, bud-tenders, and patients about how it feels to consume foods made with naturally infused butter and oils compared to how it feels to consume those made with with BHO or PHO.

Of course, I have my own biases, but there seems to be a consensus emerging regarding differences between the two.

  1. BHO/PHO foods tend to hit faster and harder, while those with butter and oils tend to come on more gently and gradually.
  2. BHO/PHO foods tend not to last as long, while those with butter and oils seem to have a longer, more satisfying plateau.
  3. BHO/PHO foods tend to effect the head predominantly, while those with butter and oils seem to effect both the head and the body.
  4. BHO/PHO foods tend to have a distinct taste that many patients report not enjoying. There are also a few reports of getting an upset stomach.

While respecting that everyone is different and acknowledging there are some very high quality BHO infused edible producers in Oregon, there really is something unique about edibles made with naturally infused, solvent-free butter and oils.