It may seem like there are fewer ways than ever to chill out after a long day at work (or an even longer day of looking for work). But, maybe it’s just time to expand your destressing arsenal.
First, consider what you’re trying to solve. For example, edibles with a low THC to CBD ratio are better for a mellow, yet active day with less pain and anxiety. And, edibles with more THC will help you relax more completely.
Next, decide what dosage is right for you. Precise portioning is the ultimate advantage edibles have over smoking. While it’s hard to fully understand how much THC or CBD you’re ingesting through smoke, every edible has specific labeling so you can always tell how many milligrams of you’re ingesting. Typically, 10 mg of THC in an edible is average with everything below that considered a small dose better suited for active days.
TRESTL’s wide selection of edibles includes all the combinations of THC:CBD ratios and portion sizes you need. But, in case choice paralysis stresses you out, we put together a guide to our favorite edibles for destressing based on THC:CBD ratio and portion size.
High THC Ratio, Average Dose
Edibles with a ratio and dosage like Flav’s strawberry gummy squares are ideal for unwinding at the end of a long day or relaxing with outside friends. One of these tasty, vegan squares is typically enough for a noticeable high but not so much to take you out of commission. And, with 10 gummies to a bag, this is also a great choice for those looking to do more than de-stress. If you aren’t that experienced with edibles, make sure to carefully work your way up in 2-4 hour increments—no matter how good the gummies taste.
High THC Ratio, Low Dose
If you’re new to edibles or simply trying to relax a bit without slowing down your day, check out something like Kiva’s Terra Bite dark chocolate espresso beans. These snackable bites balance a conservative 5mg of THC with micro-roasted Tanzanian coffee beans, which makes it as delicious as it is fool-proof. While these may not be what you’d seek out for a party night, they’re perfect for helping you shake off the stress from your productive day. Feeling like your anxiety is slowing you down? Pop one of these bites, take a breath, and keep chugging along.
Low THC Ratio, Low Dose
5mg THC, 5mg CBD
If you’re looking for more physical relief, make sure to try something with more CBD content like Chill’s acai berry blast dark chocolate. CBD may be THC’s less famous cousin, but it is much more than merely a less psychoactive THC. In fact, many people consider CBD particularly useful for managing chronic pain and anxiety. Much like the inner peace you’re looking to reach, this edible is perfectly balanced between medicinal and recreational. But, with such a mild edible, you can also get a chance to enjoy the quality chocolate bar in a way that isn’t always possible with more potent edibles. So, feel free to break up this 50mg bar into 10 individual doses with 5mg THC and 5mg CBD each or larger pieces depending on your mood.
Low THC Ratio, Average Dose
10mg THC, <2mg CBD
The cannabis industry may be heavily regulated, but there’s no law saying edibles have to be sweet. If you’ve been craving an edible with less sugar, then you have to try Pop-up Potcorn’s organic popcorn with premium cannabis oil. You don’t have to wait for dessert for this dose of de-stressing. And, unlike candy edibles, this popcorn is a warm and fresh snack that you don’t have to portion control. You know that feeling when you want to keep eating a delicious candy edible but don’t want to get too high? Problem solved. The whole back is only 10 mg. So, you can enjoy this edible for the taste instead of treating it like a medical dosage routine.
Best All CBD
Stressed because you got too high? Don’t panic. Try one of Kushy Punch’s CBD gummies. Although THC can help you unwind and euphoric, it can also trigger paranoia or anxiety based on quantity consumed or experience level. Luckily, just like it can help with your everyday anxiety and chronic pain, CBD can also help some people counteract the effects of THC. In fact, you’ve probably experienced this counteractive balance if you’ve ever tried any flower strains that contain both THC and CBD.