o you like cookies"? I ask.
"Well," you answer coyly, "I'm trying to be "good" this month and avoid gluten. Plus, I just restarted my vegan diet, yet again, but I just love butter so much, I'm so bad, tee-hee...."
Well, golly, TMI Tammy, that's swell and all, and, you know, gluten-free kudos.
But you didn't answer my question, so I will do it for you: Yes, you do.
Me, I love cookies. I don't care if it has butter, sugar, wheat, or freeze dried kittens in it. (Although Cannabis Kitten Cookies are not a thing.) There is a reason I am known in some circles as "Cookie Monster."
Let's look at two companies making cannabis-infused cookie/cookie-like treats. Both come...highly recommended.
SHE DON'T KNOW (SDK)A
bout the name: SDK owner and CEO Jill Trinchero says, "It seems like everyone has the answers, but who really knows." She started SDK in 2015, foregoing gluten, preservatives, corn syrup or dyes and infusing their offerings with "the clear," a super clean THC distillate made using ethanol.
The products are micro-dosed at 5mg of THC per cookie, which Trinchero says is an amount most anyone can handle, and are made so because, as she put it, "Who eats half a cookie? People don't eat half a cookie." She readily admits to being a cannabis edible lightweight, and wanted to offer an option to others who may share her tolerance and dietary choices.
SDK is manufactured in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen with vegan options, but wait, come back here, because they are really good. I could eat these by the handful, which I haven't done because I'm not a stoned bear with poor impulse control.
Doing the Whole30, paleo or clean diet plan? First, don't tell me about it, because I don't care—no one does or ever will—then grab your dietary pious self a Tokeless B. It's a raw, gluten-free, vegan, no-sugar-added bite of goodness made with organic dates, almonds, coconut and sour cherries. The Chocolate Chip Cannabis Cookie is also gluten free and just as tasty. This month they added a savory offering with C'est La Herb, a gluten free crisp, buttery cracker with Herbs de Provence and Maldon flake sea salt.
et's start with their t-shirt: "My balls. Your mouth."
No, it's not "What are "Things #45 Has Said To Women."
The balls in question are 15 mg THC infused cake balls in numerous flavors, one of the two product lines made by Elbe's. They also make variously flavored snickerdoodle cookies, each containing 25 mg THC, including a lemon version. They delve into the why on their website, writing, "Lemon contains a terpene called Limone which is a hydrocarbon that has the ability to cross the blood brain barrier and interact with the brain." They also go a bit into the differences between Delta-9 and Delta-11 THC, so you can get informed while getting high. The more you know.
These folks started toiling in the Cookie Mines back in 2010, using a whole cannabis bud butter infusion. They are one of the few companies I have found in the rec cannabis market still using full butter, which is the way I came up enjoying my edibles.
The Orange Creamsicle Cake Balls have an uncanny taste resemblance to its namesake frozen treat, and are all too tempting to have on hand in any great quantity. There is a clever cutting guide included in each package to help you determine your proper dose, making it easy to share.
Elbe's recently dropped a 1:1 CBD/THC ratio Gingersnap Snickerdoodle, with 25 mg of each. One gobbled resulted in a balanced, mellow high, the THC nicely complimented by the CBD.