How is it made?
Hey folks! We’re going to take a look at how some of your favorite cannabis products are produced on the regulated market, starting with one of the most popular ones, edibles. So, you’re considering trying some edible cannabis products but want to know more about how they’re made. Well, you’re in luck! Today we’re going to be talking about the ingredients and manufacturing methods that are used to create some of the edibles that are available on the regulated market.
The edibles available on the regulated market offer a wide range of options for those who want to imbibe cannabis but don’t want to inhale any carcinogens and don’t want to endure the sometimes-off-putting taste of tinctures and sub lingual oils. One can get their THC or CBD fix in the form of gummies, chocolates, cookies and even things you wouldn’t consider, like hot chocolate mix and infused sugar.
When it comes to the manufacturing methods used to create many of these delicious confections, I was equal parts impressed and disappointed that the process didn’t involve a candy factory a la Willy Wonka, but instead was the result of advanced nano-emulsification technology and strict oversight to ensure that the product you’re consuming contains no unwanted chemicals or additives.
This is a lot less complicated of a concept to grasp than it initially sounds. Tons of people are already aware of what nano-emulsification is since it has existed outside the cannabis industry for a while now, but for those who don’t know, allow me to give you crash course in what the process involves. At the risk of oversimplifying, nano-emulsions are created by using a variety of methods (some proprietary) to break down cannabis oil extract into nano molecular form so that it will mix with other compounds like water more efficiently. The old saying oil and water don’t mix? No longer the case. Some of the methods involve the use of machine-based vibrations to break down the compounds in the oil while others are simply a matter of manipulating temperature in order to force a gradual separation of the molecules. In either case, the processes make me wish I’d paid better attention in chemistry class. This process also renders a lot of the products produced more ‘bio-availability’. Which is just a fancy way of saying they’re more effective by virtue of their production method. So that 10mg edible that you think won’t work because you’ve consumed higher levels of THC orally in the past? Give it a shot, you might be surprised.
The producers of these products are required to adhere to some pretty tight regulations to ensure what they’re producing meets the standards for consumables in Canada. The end result is a product that seamlessly blends together the cannabis that you want with a tasty treat that you can rest assured isn’t going to contribute to any pulmonary issues you might be trying to avoid.
As with most things we’ve talked about on this blog, this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of information related to regulated market edibles. If you want more information, I highly recommend coming into the store so we can answer any questions you have.
Want to try an edible that’s a bit different? Check out Phat420’s infused sugar and add a bit of fun to your coffee or your tasty treats!
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