7 Splendid Bites for Getting Baked in SoCal

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Since July 1st, cannabis consumers in California have seen many familiar edibles swept off shelves while companies toil to get fully compliant with new stricter packaging and testing regulations. Not to worry, there are still plenty of great edibles available to please every palate! We did some research into the best baked treats in stores now, from cookies and macaroons to pretzels and granola bites. Here are seven of our favorites.

 

3Leaf

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Available at: New Amsterdam Naturals, Cloud 8th DTLA, The Pottery

Healthy and energizing, yet sweet enough to satisfy your sugar cravings, 3Leaf makes two cannabis-infused treats: Coconut Oatmeal Cookies and Quinoa Granola Bites. Toss these individually wrapped goodies in your bag for an elevated post-workout snack. The 55-calorie Coconut Oatmeal Cookies are made with wheat flour, rolled oats, coconut, brown sugar, and white chocolate. The 52-calorie Quinoa Granola Bites contain oats, dark chocolate, cranberries, walnuts, almonds and flax seeds. Each cookie or quinoa bite is infused with 10mg THC distillate. A jar contains 10 baked treats (100mg).

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Soul Sugar Kitchen

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Available at: WHTC, Exhale Med Center, New Amsterdam Naturals

The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter, enhanced with pure cannabis distillate, makes for a melt-in-your-mouth bite that gets your soul right. Soul Sugar Kitchen makes two kinds of cups for your all-grown-up, but still-a-kid-at-heart palate: pure milk chocolate with a crunchy peanut butter filling, or peanut-butter chocolate with a jewel of raspberry jam at the center. Perfect for munching around the campfire, or when you’re curling up for movie night. 10mg per cup, 10 cups per bag (100mg).

 

Utopia

Available at: LA Cannabis Co., One Love Beach Club, California Caregivers Alliance

Ooh la la, we love macaroons! These handcrafted treats are raw, gluten-free, vegan, kosher-friendly, paleo-friendly and made with organic, non-GMO ingredients like almond powder and agave syrup. A proprietary blend of Utopia’s cannabis-infused coconut oil gives these baked bites the perfect lift. Nutrition-conscious consumers looking for a low-calorie sweet can choose from five delicious flavors: Raspberry, Peanut Butter, Chocolate, Vanilla, or Chocolate Chip. 10mg per cookie, 10 cookies per bag (100mg).

 

Big Pete’s Treats

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Available at: Cannabal City Collective, LA Cannabis Co., Los Angeles Kush

Chocolate chip, peanut butter, cinnamon and sugar, lemon … Big Pete’s has a scrumptious array of mini cookies to dip in coffee, tea, or milk for an ideal daytime high—or snack on in bed with a good book. Big Pete’s is a family-owned and operated cannabis business that’s been around for a long time (it was founded back in 1979), and the goodness that goes into these cookies is the real deal. Available in indica and sativa options. You can purchase a single, individually wrapped cookie, or a bag of 10 (100mg).

 

Kaneh Co.

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Available at: City Compassionate Caregivers, LAXCC, Buds & Roses

So many of us adhere to some kind of diet or eating plan—vegan, gluten-free, paleo … The list is neverending. Kaneh Co. makes vegan, gluten-free, no sugar added, paleo-friendly chocolate bites using simple ingredients like dates, almonds, and coconut. Kaneh Co. Almond Vanilla bites are also vegan, sugar- and gluten-free, enhanced with plant based protein like chia and flax seeds, and packed with flavor. These are truly guilt-free treats that will get you sublimely baked. Each bite contains 10mg THC. 10 bites per bag (100mg).

 

Dr. Norm’s

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Available at: WHTC, Buds & Roses, The Pottery

Dr. Norm’s delectable little cookies are perfect for the cannabis consumer looking to start low and go slow. Labeled as “chocolate chip therapy,” the 40-calorie bite-sized cookies are available in 5mg and 10mg doses, and you can buy just one! Individual packages give you the opportunity to try a single Dr. Norm’s cookie before splurging on a whole bag. The cookies are chock-full of chocolate chips and chopped pecans, and have a supremely satisfying toffee crunch. You can buy individual cookies, or bags of 20x 5mg cookies or 10x 10mg cookies per bag (100mg).

 

Venice Cookie Co.

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Available at: Green Earth Collective, Silver Lake Caregivers Group, New Amsterdam Naturals

The Venice Cookie Company is celebrating its 10th year in business. We can taste why! Infused cookies, churros, and chocolate chews are all delectable options on offer from this OG edibles company—and we love its pretzel bites, too. There’s the Classic Pretzel Bite with sea salt, Honey Mustard Pretzels, or Savory Pretzels, which are reminiscent of an everything bagel. With a low dose of 3-5mgs THC per pretzel, depending on the flavor you choose, this is a great option to “microdose” with your edibles: eat a small amount, wait an hour and gauge how you feel. You’ll learn so much about your tolerance and enjoyment of edibles that way! 100mg THC per bag.