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Cannabis edibles are creating quite the buzz on the streets of Toronto, but the reason is not what you’d think.  Edibles infused with cannabis used to be readily available at one of the hundreds of illegal dispensaries that had popped up around the city before recreational legalization went through.  Now cannabis edibles are still illegal and thus just aren’t available for sale, but this problem hasn’t stopped people from anticipating cannabis edibles legalization in fall 2019. 

People are talking about edibles, including those people that have never before tried cannabis infused edibles and are extremely interested.  Lots of questions get asked on the regular, like “How high will I get?”, “Why are they not legal now”, or the ever-popular concern “What happens if I eat too much?”.  Another query that we hear a lot (and one we found kind of surprising) is potential users wondering if cannabis edibles taste the same as the chosen food would without being infused.

Answering the question “Do cannabis edibles taste the same?” is kind of difficult because in truth the answer varies.  It all depends on how the edible has been infused with cannabis.  Was cannabutter used? Or was it a different oil or extract?  There’s also the variable of what type of edible has been infused and its quality level.  To help explain this better, we’ve chosen to narrow the question down to just one type of edible: cannabis infused chocolates.

When it comes to chocolate, infused or not, the quality of a given product plays a huge role in taste.  Provided that the product contains high quality ingredients and the chocolate is delicious, infusing it will add a slight flavour of cannabis.  Due to the intense flavour chocolate provides, you might not notice the cannabis taste all that much, but the way it was infused will still paly a role.  A cannabutter infusion will taste stronger of cannabis than another extract like THC distillate or a high-quality oil.  This typically has to do with the amount of cannabis extract that is required to create the chosen strength.  Soon to be on the market are infusion alternatives like the Indiva Ltd. and DeepCell Industries brand, Ruby Cannabis Sugar™, which will provide a cannabis infusion method that doesn’t add cannabis flavour to edibles.  Another option is to use a high-quality chocolate brand, like Bhang Medicinal Chocolate, which has been specially formulated to retain amazing taste even when infused with cannabis. 

Other edibles like infusing salad dressing with cannabis will provide a more distinct flavour, which may or may not be preferred by some users.  Basically, it all depends on what is being infused, which infusion extract is being used and user preference.  Of course, there’s nothing wrong with edibles tasting like cannabis because that’s kind of the point, isn’t it?

If you’re interested in sampling some proposed edibles check this out.  Bhang Chocolates knows that Toronto, and Canada, are going to be huge markets for cannabis infused edibles and wants to showcase its products before legalization happens.  To do this, Bhang is hosting chocolate tastings across the city at the storefront locations of 180 Smoke.  People are encouraged to drop by and sample non-medicated versions of Bhang brand chocolates and decide for themselves if the taste of Bhang can whoop their current favourite chocolate bars flavour.  Bhang is partnered with Ontario Licensed Producer Indiva Ltd. and will be distributing its world-famous cannabis infused chocolates and edibles in Canada once legalization takes place late this year.

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