5 Products Embracing Cannabis Culture


CHICAGO -- Snack and candy manufacturers are jumping at today’s lenient marijuana regulations by launching new and innovative products. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, all but four U.S. states have legalized medical marijuana use, and if things continue the way they’ve been going, retailers could soon have a new sales opportunity at hand.

Here are five products turning heads in the cannabis world …

1. Kiva Bars

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Kiva Confections—winner of marijuana news outlet GreenState’s 2018 Cannabis Award for Best Edibles Producer—is catching the chocolate market’s attention with its weed-focused products. Its staple item, Kiva Bar, is made with a milk- or dark-chocolate base and comes in eight flavors ranging from ginger and espresso to blackberry and tangerine. The San Francisco-based company also offers three other specialty products—Kiva Terra Bites, Kiva Minis and Petra Mints—that, like Kiva Bars, contain specific doses of THC, the active ingredient of cannabis. The company tests every individual product to ensure consistent THC potency throughout production.

2. G Lemonade

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Traditional lemonade gets a face-lift with this new product by G-Farma Labs Inc. Offered in seven different flavors, including Passion Fruit, Winterberry and Strawberry, these 16-ounce bottles contain 210 milligrams of THC and are infused with Liquid Gold cannabis oil. They are sold for $24 each. The Anaheim, Calif.-based company, which refers to itself as the “leader of the American cannabis revolution,” also offers THC-infused chocolate bars, cherry cordials and 100% raw honey.

3. Kaneh Co. brownies

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Brownies are often the dessert tied to marijuana, and Kaneh Co. puts a twist on the perennial favorite. The San Diego-based cannabis bakery offers brownies in flavors such as S’mores, Triple Chocolate, Peanut Fudge, 24 Karat and a brownie-cookie mix, all which contain anywhere from 100 to 1,000 milligrams of THC. Besides brownies, Kaneh Co. also offers THC-based cookies, bars and blondies. The company suggests eating the treats in 10-milligram increments and waiting at least two hours before consuming more for safety reasons.

4. Yummi Karma Chips

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Unlike the previous brands that use cannabis in its normal form, California-based Yummi Karma uses kief—tiny cannabis bits—in its food products. Its gluten-free chips pack 50 milligrams of THC per bag and come in flavors such as Sriracha, Zesty Ranch and Salsa Picante. Yummi Karma also uses kief in its yellow popcorn and suggests customers only eat 25 milligrams per sitting with both products.

5. Sakara Hemp Chocolates

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These bite-sized bits from Sakara Life Inc. are a blend of natural chemical compounds found in hemp plants and hemp oil—no cannabis oil or THC—as well as raw cacao and coconut sugar. The New York-based company calls the treat “a totally natural, perfectly safe and completely legal way to relax and unwind.”