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Blast Off Faster With These Quick-Hitting Cannabis Edibles in Colorado

Published on July 31, 2018 · Last updated July 28, 2020

There are many reasons to love cannabis-infused edibles—compared to smoked cannabis, they’re stronger, last longer, and keep your lungs smoke-free. But one problem unique to cannabis edibles is their delayed onset. Most people don’t feel any effects until an hour or more after consumption.

Luckily, there’s a way to get the long-lasting effects of edibles without the delayed onset. If edibles stay in your mouth for a few minutes, THC can be absorbed through your cheeks, gums, and under your tongue. This makes onset as fast as one minute!

Below, you’ll find five Colorado edibles that can stay in your mouth long enough to give you a fast onset. But first, keep these tips in mind for the most effective experience:

  • The candy should stay in your mouth for at least three minutes before swallowing for maximum absorption.
  • Tinctures, lozenges, mints, troches, dissolving tablets, and gummies are all generally easy-to-hold forms.
  • Don’t smoke for one hour before eating the edible.
  • Avoid drinking for one hour after eating the edible.
  • Do not smoke, drink, or eat while eating the edible.

Suckit Sweets to Suck

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The best way to absorb cannabis through your mouth is by sucking on lozenges, and no one makes them better than Canyon Cultivation. Suckit Sweets to Suck are vegan, gluten-free, and made from natural and organic ingredients. They’re available in nine flavors and three sizes: 10 lozenges at 10mg THC each (adult-use), 10 lozenges at 20mg THC each (medical), and 40 lozenges at 2.5mg each (adult-use). The adult-use varieties retail for around $20 to $25.

Mountain High Suckers

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Mountain High Suckers has been producing handmade cannabis-infused suckers and lozenges since 2009. With natural ingredients and flavors like Lime in the Coconut (with real coconut flakes) and Josh’s Blue Dream Blueberry (featuring the Blue Dream strain), it’s no wonder they’re going strong! Mountain High’s adult-use suckers have 10mg THC and 3mg CBD each. Their medical suckers have 36mg THC. Mountain High Suckers cost around $6 to $9.

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Dixie Mints

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Dixie Elixirs and Edibles makes three types of mints that fit the bill. Their Orange Zest Awakening Mints contain 5mg THC plus Siberian ginseng, ginkgo, matcha and orange oil to help enhance your alertness and increase your stamina. Their Peppermint Relaxing Mints contain 5mg THC plus peppermint oil, lemon balm, and passion flower to support a soothing and relaxing effect. The Mixed Berry Synergy Mints have 5mg of THC and 5mg of CBD.

The mints come in a package of 16 to 20 mints and are designed to dissolve under your tongue for fast activation. Dixie Mints retail for $18 to $40.

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Cheeba Chews Taffy

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Cheeba Chews’ Taffy can be held in your mouth for long time. Their Chocolate Taffy comes in sativa, indica, and CBD-only varieties. In case you’re not crazy about chocolate, their taffy also comes in caramel (hybrid) and strawberry (sativa and indica) flavors.

Each package contains 100mg THC. You can buy a package for $20 to $35.

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Incredibles Gummy Candies

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Incredibles’ gummy candies, when sucked, can take as long as 10 minutes to melt in your mouth. They come in 6 flavors and two strengths (100mg for adult-use and 300mg for medical). Each package contains 30 gummies. Varieties include indica, sativa, hybrid, and CBD-only.

Adult use gummies cost around $15 to $24. Medical gummies cost around $35 to $50.

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Karen Getchell
Karen Getchell
Karen Getchell has been a cannabis educator and patient advocate for nearly 20 years. She is the co-founder of Byron's Botanicals, a hemp-derived CBD-infused product manufacturer.
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