The wonderful world of cannabidiol (CBD) grows larger every day. Products like CBD topicals, CBD edibles, CBD tincture, and CBD bath bombs are being refined all of the time. One particular method of consuming cannabidiol is as tasty as it is soothing: CBD candy. You may have already come across some CBD-infused gummy bears or fruit snacks, and wondered how they compare to other products. We at Cheef Botanicals are here to answer any and all questions so that you can experience the benefits of CBD in one of the most delicious ways possible!
What is CBD Candy?
Cannabidiol (CBD) candies are made in a similar fashion to many CBD edibles. Hemp, which is cannabis that has 0.3% THC or less, goes through a CO2-extraction process that pulls all out all of the beneficial compounds from the plant material. These compounds include terpenes, flavonoids, and cannabinoids.
CBD and THC are two popular examples of cannabinoids. Once extracted, these compounds can be further refined and then added to different types of candies.
CBD candies can be either full-spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate formulations. Isolate candies will contain only CBD and no other cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids.
Full spectrum candies contain all of the compounds in hemp — this includes low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, (0.3% or less).
Broad spectrum candies are similar to full spectrum ones, but they are THC-free. Full spectrum CBD products will not contain enough THC to induce psychoactive or “high” effects. Although the low levels of THC in CBD edibles may not get you high, it can strengthen the entourage effect.
The Entourage Effect
The “entourage effect” is a boost in the effectiveness of CBD when all of the components that are naturally found in hemp are ingested at the same time. This synergy is present in broad spectrum CBD as well. However, it is even stronger in full spectrum products due to the small amount of THC.
Consumers should note that in states where THC is legal, some companies may include larger amounts of THC in their products. Always read the labels, and check the Certificate of Analysis (COA) to verify the contents in each product.
Is CBD Candy Legal?
CBD products (including candies) are indeed federally legal! But keep in mind, each state has its own laws. So, it’s never a bad idea to check what stipulations (such as age requirement) your local CBD businesses have.
To ensure that your CBD edibles have been made safely and responsibly, there are two big factors to keep an eye out for. The first is whether or not the manufacturer used plants that were grown in the United States. This is because all U.S. industrial hemp must follow standards set by The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Companies will often advertise where their crops came from on their packaging, but this is not always the case. When in doubt, feel free to ask the business directly where their CBD is sourced from.
Secondly, the best CBD products are third-party tested. This means that the manufacturer has sent a sample of the product to an independent lab that confirms the contents of the product. As mentioned earlier, these lab reports are called certificates of analysis (COAs), and they are a sign of high-quality CBD. Ask the company or check online for third-party, lab-tested COAs (See an example here).
What Are the Effects of CBD Candy?
CBD gummies and other candies offer all of the same benefits of any cannabidiol product. When CBD enters our bodies, it interacts with and boosts the functionality of our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Our ECS regulates homeostasis within the body by assisting our breathing, mood, stress, digestion, heart rate, and more. CBD also helps with tension and promotes calming and relaxed feelings.
What Are the Benefits of Eating CBD Candy?
Imagine being able to preserve all of the benefits of cannabidiol with all of the things we love about candy. Actually, we can! That’s right, none of the benefits of cannabidiol diminish when infused with food, and vice versa. While certain factors like speed of effectiveness and bioavailability change in each method of consumption, all will work with our ECS and promote overall wellbeing.
In fact, there are even some added advantages when CBD is combined with candy! A big advantage is that a sweet-tasting edible can mask the flavor of CBD! Although some consumers enjoy cannabidiol’s flavor, that doesn’t mean some added flavor on top won’t make it even better. CBD candies are available in just about any flavor you can imagine! Even organic gummies may provide an extra boost of energy with their natural sugars!
Types of CBD Candies
The list of cannabidiol-infused candies grows longer every day. There are CBD gummies, mints, taffy, licorice, chocolates, honey sticks, cookies, and so many more. It is actually harder to find candies that have not been given the CBD makeover! Each product comes with its own dosages. Be sure to check the packaging for information on how much cannabidiol is in each gummy bear, chocolate square, etc.
The variety of CBD candies are especially beneficial to those who have dietary restrictions. For example, those who stick to a vegan diet generally cannot eat gummies, because they are made with animal byproducts. That’s why we at Cheef Botanicals made our CBD gummies natural, organic, and 100% vegan.
We even put this care into our CBD honey sticks, which are non-GMO, cruelty-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and made without artificial flavors or colors.
Final Thoughts – CBD Candies
CBD candies are the “you got chocolate in my peanut butter” of the hemp world; a match made in heaven. When it comes to combining the ECS-boosting effects of cannabidiol with the mouthwatering effects of candy, the result is pretty sweet. Just be sure you’re on the lookout for top-tier ingredients, COAs, American-made products, and a money-back guarantee. We offer all this plus every order comes with free shipping!