When I first started shopping for cannabis edibles at the New York dispensary, there was a fairly limited menu of options.
- They carried the traditional gummies in a wide range of flavors and a variety of brownies.
While I appreciate the convenience of gummies, I was delighted when they started expanding their inventory. They added a selection of really tasty baked goods, such as cookies and krispy treats. Eventually they began stocking milk, dark and white chocolate bars as well as caramels and peanut butter cups. I can choose from mints, suckers, chews and capsules. Just recently, the dispensary introduced a line of cannabis-infused beverages. I had heard that cannabis drinks have a terrible taste and texture, so I was reluctant to try them. The budtender assured me that innovation production methods have transformed the quality of beverages. Living in New York the taxes on alcohol are quite steep. Enjoying a cocktail can be expensive. Plus, there are the harmful health side-effects and hangovers from alcohol. Cannabis mocktails are an ideal substitute. They are typically low in potency yet offer the perfect amount of THC percentage to give a little buzz. The label provides precise dosing information. The selection at the dispensary includes colas, root beers, sparkling water, tonics, lemonade and cannabeer. I’ve tried nearly every one and like them very much. I’m impressed by the flavor and texture. I like that they are discreet, portable and require no additional gear to consume. I can easily bring a cannabis-infused beverage to a Buffalo Bills tailgate party and have a great time. I might drink a cannabeer when I watch a Sabres game, sitting around a campfire or to simply relax on a winter evening.