These low-THC cannabis edibles, available for purchase at metro Detroit dispensaries, offer discreet relief without a powerful high. When choosing a non-medical cannabis product, consider using low-THC products that contain greater than four percent CBD, as this may help to avoid or lessen intoxication.
8 Low-THC Cannabis Edibles for Discreet Relief
F or those inexperienced with cannabis edibles, experts say that less is more. Most edible products sold at metro Detroit dispensaries contain 10 to 20mg of THC — marijuana’s psychoactive compound — per serving, a dosage which can create powerful effects that may be uncomfortable for newer users. Luckily, the cannabis industry is listening — more products are available in low-THC dosages now than ever before.
Here, we’ve collected eight edibles — available at various metro Detroit dispensaries — that offer all the health-promoting properties of cannabis with only 5mg of THC (or less) per dose.
Mindy’s Edibles Botanical White Grapefruit Gummies
James Beard Award-winning chef Mindy Segal lends her mastery of flavor and texture to this line of artisanal edibles produced by Cresco Labs. The Chicago-based restaurateur formulates THC and CBD gummies, fruit chews, and hard candies with vegan, non-GMO ingredients and natural fruit juices. At 2mg of THC per gummy, the line’s Botanical White Grapefruit gummies are an ideal option for those seeking low-dose pain relief in a great-tasing package. The treats combine fresh, clean grapefruit flavor with essences of gin botanicals to create a juicy, slightly sour bite. $12 for a 20-pack at Liv Cannabis, 2625 Hilton Road, #100, Ferndale; 248-420-4200; weedmaps.com
Sarah Jane Micro Spritz
Women-led cannabis brand Sarah Jane crafts approachable, low-dose THC products designed to be seamlessly integrated into busy lives. Each spritz of this minty-fresh breath spray contains a precise 2mg dose of both THC and CBD, offering mild pain relief while preserving focus and productivity. Apply directly beneath the tongue for best absorption and expect effects to last from 2 to 4 hours. $32, for at New Standard, 24906 John R Road, Hazel Park; 248-873-0420; weedmaps.com
Kiva Camino Wild Berry Indica Gummies // Photograph courtesy of Liv Cannabis
Kiva Camino Wild Berry Indica Gummies
Inspired by the El Camino Real road that winds through southern California, each of these premium cannabis gummies pairs 5mg of high-quality THC concentrate with flavors of wild blackberries and fresh raspberries. To sweeten the deal, they come in a sleek, convenient tin that slips easily into purses or pockets. $22 for a 20-pack at Liv Cannabis, 2625 Hilton Road #100, Ferndale; 248-420-4200; livcannabis.com
Levitate Dreamberry Fruit Gummy
Levitate’s gummies are designed to taste delicious, using expertly crafted flavors and a light, crunchy sugar coating to mask the taste of cannabis. They’re hand-crafted in small batches using full-spectrum cannabis oil derived directly from the flower, which means each gummy contains not only 5mg of THC, but also 5mg of CBD, allowing for a well-rounded, full-body effect. $6 per gummy at Exclusive Ann Arbor, 3820 Varsity Drive, Ann Arbor; 734-494-0772; exclusivemi.com
Petra Mints // Photograph by Lauren Wethington
Available in flavors like Tart Cherry, Moroccan Mint, Pineapple, and Saigon Cinnamon, these ultra-portable cannabis mints cater to sweet, sour, and spicy tastebuds. Each mint contains 2.5mg of THC, making careful dosing a cinch. Our favorite flavor for summer is Tart Cherry, which tastes almost as bright and juicy as the real thing. The slim, discreet tin fits easily into a pocket or bag. $20 for a 40-pack at Liv Cannabis, 2625 Hilton Road, Ferndale; 248-420-4200; livcannabis.com
Fluresh Fast-Acting Drink Enhancer: Good Vibes THC
Delivering 5mg of premium THC concentrate in every half-teaspoon squeeze, this new liquid drink enhancer can transform any beverage into a custom cannabis cocktail. The vegan, gluten-free, low-calorie formula promises to deliver effects in 30 minutes or less, and the resealable bottle makes for easy portability. $20 for a 20-dose bottle at Puff Cannabis Co., 11941 Joseph Campau Ave., Hamtramck; 313-552-4200; puffhamtramck.wm.store
Terra Blueberry Bites // Photograph by Lauren Wethington
Terra Blueberry Bites
In a laborious 10-hour process, U.S.-grown dried blueberries are infused with cannabis oil, dusted with cocoa powder, and covered with a coating of creamy milk chocolate to create this decadent edible. Each juicy bite contains 5mg of THC, and the sleek packaging is perfect for discreet dosing on-the-go. The line also offers chocolate-covered espresso beans, sea salt caramels, and peppermint patties in 5mg formulations. $22 for a 20-pack at The Green Mile, 6650 E. Eight Mile Road, Detroit; 313-826-1479; weedmaps.com
Northern Lights Chocolate Bars
While each bar of this Michigan-made chocolate contains 100mg of THC, pre-portioned 5mg blocks make for easy micro-dosing. The creamy milk chocolate base, made of cocoa sourced from France, is infused with full-spectrum cannabis oil and comes in a variety of need-specific formulas. Want a little afternoon pick-me-up? The Daytime bars contain 20mg of caffeine for every 5mg of THC. Struggling to fall asleep? Try the Snooze bar, which offers 2.5mg of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin in every dose. For simple stress relief, the Relax bar pairs an equal dose of CBD for every mg of THC. $20 for a 100mg bar at Breeze Recreational Cannabis, 24517 John R Road, Hazel Park; 833-927-3393; breeze.us
High-CBD, low-THC products: how they stack up for the holidays
When choosing a non-medical cannabis product, consider one that could mitigate some of the potential risks of intoxication or overuse. Using low-THC products that contain greater than four percent CBD may help avoid or lessen intoxication.
What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is the second most common cannabinoid found in cannabis. It is generally found in low percentages in most strains, but its effects are more pronounced when found in quantities above four percent. Any strains containing greater than four percent CBD are considered high-CBD. High-CBD strains of cannabis are generally considered to be less intoxicating and high percentages of CBD may counteract the intoxicating effects of THC.
Look for low-THC products
If you want to avoid or lessen intoxication and reduce the risk of experiencing negative side effects, you may wish to choose products that contain significantly more CBD than THC. Potency can be determined by reading the label and looking for total THC and CBD percentages. Although CBD is not thought to provide the “high” you may have come to expect from cannabis, it is still considered to be psychoactive and may modify brain function and potentially result in changes in mood and perception. When used alongside THC, you may still experience mild euphoria.
High-CBD oils and capsules
If you prefer not to smoke or vape cannabis, BC Cannabis Stores carries high-CBD oils and capsules that may provide similar effects. Keep in mind that it can take significantly longer to feel the effects of ingested cannabis products than products that are inhaled. Start low, go slow and wait after using cannabis products. Effects from inhalation can be felt within seconds to minutes and may last up to six hours, whereas it can take between 30 minutes and two hours for the effects of ingested cannabis to be felt and they can last up to 12+ hours.
As with all cannabis products, the experience will vary between individuals based on a variety of factors.
No matter what cannabis products you may choose to use this holiday season, avoid using cannabis with other substances and take extra care if you do mix cannabis with alcohol or other substances. With the holidays approaching, remember, don’t drive high.