The Ultimate CBD Edibles Guide

Are you curious about the CBD edibles and products you’ve been seeing advertised everywhere? Are you curious about CBD in general? Look no further! We’ve got your complete cheat sheet on CBD snacks and edibles—both store-bought and homemade.

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What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in cannabis sativa plants. It does not get users high, unlike its cannabinoid cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

CBD is just one of the cannabis plant’s over 480 natural chemicals, and to further narrow things down, it’s also one of 66 established cannabinoids, which Merriam-Websites defines as “any of various naturally-occurring, biologically active, chemical constituents (such as cannabidiol or cannabinol) of hemp or cannabis including some (such as THC) that possess psychoactive properties.”

According to the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington, “cannabinoids affect the user by interacting with specific receptors, located within different parts of the central nervous system.”

 

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant’s leaves, flowers, and resin. The oil is one of the most common vessels for the CBD compound, and people use it to make snacks, tinctures, edibles, and other CBD products.

 

CBD Legality

CBD creates a complex legal landscape. Its legal status depends on where you live. (United States residents, check out the interactive map on this page for guidance.)

Like marijuana, all CBD and CBD products are still illegal under federal law. However, CBD is widely accepted as legal, on the specific state-law level, in states that have legalized marijuana.  

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If you find this confusing, then you’re not alone. Laws alone can be vague; it’s seeing how they’re enforced that provides substance.

Even the experts have a hard time understanding the current laws and anticipating how they might be enforced in a numbers of situations. Legality may hinge on the source of the CBD, the specific chemical makeup of the CBD, the presence of any THC in the CBD product, and other complex factors—factors most consumers have no way to evaluate.

Adding even more complexity to the puzzle, lawmakers make new decisions and pass new legislation about cannabis so frequently, it can be hard to keep track. For example, farming bills passed in 2018 loosened up restrictions on hemp farming and hemp research, further blurring the lines between “legal” or “illegal” labels.

We encourage you to check out legality maps for your home before you make any purchases.

 

What are the Benefits of CBD?

The confusing legality of CBD has made it difficult to conduct extensive research. However, the research we have done has returned promising results on the benefits of CBD.

For example, CBD may…

FYI! The United States Food and Drug Administration does not regulate CBD to ensure origin, purity, safety, etc. Be cautious when you select products, and read up on how the brands regulate themselves through testing and quality assurance.

 

CBD Snacks and Edibles

Now let’s get to the good, and delicious, part—the CBD snacks and edibles.

With a profusion of products surfing the CDB trend, it can be challenging to find the most delicious and healthy snacks available. That’s why we’ve done some vetting for you.

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Here’s a roundup of homemade and store-bought CBD snacks to try if you want to experience the latest snacking trend. (After all, it may be hard to resist, as Eater and several other publications, listed CBD infusions as one of the top culinary trends to watch in 2019.)

 

Store-Bought CBD Snacks

These pre-made snacks incorporate nutritious ingredients and some of your favorite snacking flavors.

1. SnaacCBD Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars

CBD content: 15 milligrams (mg)

Bars have been a healthy snacking standby for years. Now you can enjoy a delicious, healthy snack bar while you also explore the benefits of CBD.

These bars contain a spectacular list of superfoods, including beets, chia seeds, and hemp seeds, and they provide plenty of fiber, iron, potassium, and calcium along with a CBD fix.

 

2. LivityFoods EverHemp + CBD Bites

CBD content: 15 mg

Grab these bites for a power snack that contains soothing full-spectrum CBD and fortifying protein. Plus, these wholesome morsels contain no dairy, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), soy, or gluten.

LivityFoods’ bites and bars make the perfect way to get a healthy dose of hemp, not to mention the balanced 1:3 ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids hemp offers.

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3. CBD Infused Almonds

CBD content: 150 – 300mg

Almonds make the quintessential healthy snack. They’re filling, and they’re packed with protein, iron, and calcium. Now that they come infused with CBD, you can bring some extra zen vibes into your work snacks, your favorite trail mixes, and even your late-night snacks.

 

4. Dried Mango Infused with CBD

CBD content: 150 – 300mg

All-natural, wholesomely sweet, and energizing, dried mangos make the perfect snack any time of day. Infuse this already amazing snack with CBD, and you’ve got a snack with an edge that will also help take the edge away from a stressful day.

 

5. Lord Jones Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops

CBD content: 20 mg per gumdrop

Lord Jones makes their gem-colored gumdrops by hand using broad spectrum CBD extract that incorporates not just CBD from the cannabis plant, but also the plant’s other beneficial fatty acids and flavonoids.  

These wholesome candies may:

  • Relieve pain
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Promote calm

The United States Food and Drug Administration may not regulate the CBD industry for quality and safety, but Lord Jones takes the initiative to lab test all their products for purity…and to ensure consistent dosages.

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6. Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies

CBD content: 10 mg per gummy

These artisan gummies could help you beat the “Sunday Scaries” (those feelings of dread that creep into your psyche as you prepare to take on whatever your Monday has in store) as well as a host of other issues that plague your emotional and mental well-being.

The gummies contain full-spectrum CBD oil, vitamin B12, coconut oil, and pure cane sugar.

 

7. Green Roads Relax CBD Gummy Bears

CBD content: 10 mg per gummy

Pharmacists formulate these gummies to ensure optimal effectiveness and dosages, and customers love the gummies’ effects and flavors.

Here’s just one glowing customer review:

“I’m a new wife and new step mom, with a stressful career. To say the least, I need help with my anxiety. These have done the job for 30 days now, and I’m purchasing my second go now!”

 

8. Green Roads Fruit and Hemp CBD Chews

CBD content: 25 mg

If you want a CBD snack with some characteristics of your other favorite healthy snacks, then these fruit and hemp chews will hit the spot.

These vegan fruit chews include natural agave and juicy grape flavors, and they have no genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on the ingredient lists.

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9. H.Hemp CBD Breath Spray

CBD content: 1 mg

CBD breath spray saves the day when you need a quick pick-me-up instead of a full-fledged snack.

The spray includes natural peppermint and a special strain of water-soluble, highly bioavailable hemp CBD extract that dissolves in your mouth to quickly give you that CBD feeling.

 

Homemade CBD Snacks and Edibles

You can try out CBD, even if you like to prepare everything you put into your body.

CBD Chef 101! CBD, like THC, is fat soluble, not water soluble. This means CBD will easily dissolve and integrate into fats but not water. Keep this in mind as you prepare snacks and brainstorm new snack ideas.  

10. CBD Lattes from MarijuanaBreak

CBD content: varies, depending on the potency of your CBD oil

These two snack-worthy latte recipes fit seamlessly into your daily coffee routine. One features a minty blend of hemp milk, spirulina, cinnamon, ginger, and vanilla, and the other features super-healthy turmeric and cardamom.

 

11. Healthy CBD-Turmeric Sweets

CBD content: about 25 mg, depending on your choice of CBD oil

Turmeric, agar agar, carrot juice, ginger, cayenne, and CBD, all in a sweet treat? Yes, it is possible! These healthy, satisfying treats require only about 10 minutes to make, and they stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to a week.

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12. CBD Raspberry Energy Bites

CBD content: about 4 mg, depending on your choice of CBD oil

Toss freeze-dried raspberries, superfood seeds, CBD oil, and other wholesome ingredients into a food processor to quickly make satisfying and healthy bites that look like festive truffles and taste just as good.

 

13. CBD Vinaigrette

CBD content: varies, depending on your olive-oil infusion

Snack on a CBD vinaigrette to get your fix of CBD and greens at once. This recipe includes instructions for infusing your own CBD olive oil, but you can whip up a batch of this salad dressing much faster if you opt for a ready-made oil.

 

14. CBD Granola

CBD content: varies, depending on the potency of your CBD oil

Healthy CBD granola will fill you up with goodness. This recipe calls for wholesome organic rolled oats, hemp seeds, CBD oil, and rich dark chocolate. The base granola provides plenty of benefits, and the addition of CBD oil elevates this snack to new heights.

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15. CBD Chia Parfait

CBD content: 175 mg

Turn one of your favorite go-to healthy snacks into a CBD-infused treat that’s perfect any time of day. This parfait uses CBD isolate powder instead of oil, leaving the textures of the other ingredients intact.

 

16. Minty CBD Smoothie

CBD content: varies, depending on the potency of your CBD oil or extract

What healthy snack roundup would be complete without a smoothie? CBD snacks make no exception to this rule! This smoothie recipe includes rich coconut butter, robust kale, refreshing mint, and splash of CBD oil.

 

17. CBD Orange “Dreamsicle” Smoothie

CBD content: varies, depending on the potency of your CBD oil or extract

Bring a tropical flare to your CBD snack game with a smoothie that features flavors of banana, mango, orange, coconut, and vanilla. This smoothie provides all the sweet goodness of a more sugary frozen treat and offers way more nutritional value.

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18. Green Juice with CBD

CBD content: varies, depending on the potency of your CBD oil or extract

Yes, even your green juice can be adapted into a CBD edible. This recipe combines a list of super-healthy and surprising ingredients, including amla berry powder and cilantro, to make a refreshing CBD snack you can drink on the go.

 

19. CBD Superfood Kale Salad

CBD content: 25 mg

You’ve tried topping your kale salads with all kinds of berries, exotic mushrooms, and trendy grains. Why not sprinkle your salad with some CBD to see what happens?

The CBD in this salad comes by way of a delightful dressing made with CBD ghee.

 

20. CBD Energy Bites

CBD content: varies, depending on the potency of your CBD coconut oil

Get your exhilarating energy from bites formed from almonds, coconut flakes, hemp seeds, and a variety of other tasty ingredients. With just a 15-minute bake time, these treats allow plenty of room for post-baking relaxation.

 

21. CBD Protein Bars

CBD content: 10 mg

Of course your standby protein-bar is ready for a CBD makeover! This bar calls for CBD isolate, peanut butter, and a healthy dose of hemp protein powder. Plus, these bars take only about 15 minutes to prepare, so they’re essentially as convenient as prepackaged bars.

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How to Give Your Favorite Store-Bought Snacks a CBD Update

Have you noticed any trends in the recipes above?

Most of them take a classic snack and give it just a little update—a splash of CBD oil, a pinch of
CBD powder, or a dollop of infused coconut oil.

So really, you can find a creative way to add CBD to any of your favorite store-bought or homemade snacks. For example…

 

Have you tried any CDB snacks or edibles? What were your favorites? Did you experience any noticeable benefits? We’d love to hear about your experience!

 

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