Why CBD Edibles Are Taking the Cannabis World By Storm

By Kristy Gustafson

In recent years, cannabis has successfully climbed its way towards the top of the wellness sector, and it’s no surprise why.

From studies demonstrating health benefits such as pain relief, help with anxiety, and so forth, it’s no wonder so many health-conscious people are turning to this amazing plant.

One reason in particular?

CBD.

Also known as THC’s mellow and non-psychoactive cousin, this particular compound, according to a recent article by High Times, “can aid sleep, boost athletic recovery and elevate your mood, allowing you to truly thrive,” without the ‘high.’

When fused with THC, the two compounds create a synergistic effect on the body – similar to that of the ‘whole plant medicine’ we refer to with our full-flower cannabutter.

For these two cannabinoids in particular, it creates somewhat of a balancing act.

Research suggests that CBD can actually calm the psychoactive effects of THC, which is especially ideal for those who fear an uncomfortable experience of feeling “too high.”

When it comes to CBD edibles specifically, the benefits don’t stop there.

For example, if you’re looking for a CBD effect that will truly last, try opting for a CBD edible versus smoking it.

When combined with food, this means the CBD is being released slowly over long periods of time as the food itself is digested. The result, Green Flower Media says, can last between two and four hours longer than inhaled CBD.  

Since it is non-psychotropic, meaning it doesn’t get you high like THC does, CBD edibles are also a great option for people who tend to feel overly anxious or paranoid when ingesting cannabis.

Well, don’t just take our word for it. See what all the fuss is about.

You know where to find us!  

 

 

Full Flower... Full Effect. It’s Science.

By Kristy Gustafson

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There may be plenty of edibles in the cannabis-laden sea, but when it comes to the best, there are only few who pass the test.

For baked goods specifically, it’s important to understand that not all products are made equal. Hash spray or leftover trim? Do yourself a favor and swipe left on those real quick…

Full-flower cannabutter? Now we’re talking.

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If you follow us on social media, you’re probably familiar with the phrase “Cannabutter is better.” Not only have humans been ingesting butter for thousands of years, but when infused with cannabis, the plant naturally binds with the fat (in the butter and in our bodies) resulting in a clean, mind and body high that truly lasts.

Combined with the full flower? That’s when the real magic starts to happen.

So what the hell does “full-flower” even mean??

We’re so glad you asked!

As our founder and boss lady, Julie Berliner, explains it, when you bake an apple pie, you pick the fruit and leave behind the sticks and leaves. Seems pretty self-explanatory, right?

For the same reason, we only use the natural ratio of trim and bud (aka the full flower) in our butter to replicate what actually happens in nature. And, of course, to guarantee the best flavor and effect.

Science calls this “whole plant medicine.” And here’s why...

The cannabis plant is estimated to have over one hundred compounds known as cannabinoids. THC and CBD ring a bell? Thought so… And yes, these just barely scratch the surface.

When you isolate compounds such as these, you’re isolating the synergies.

Translation please…?

As MassRoots explains it, “While many of these chemicals have therapeutic value on their own, the theory of whole plant medicine suggests that these compounds are most medicinal when used in combination with each other. This heightened efficacy is due to a phenomenon known as the ‘entourage effect.’ [This] is what happens when various compounds work in harmony to create synergistic effects on the body.

Just like our own bodies, there’s countless of parts at work for any given motion or action. There’s no ‘i’ in team, and – you guessed it – there’s none in “full-flower cannabutter” either.

Do yourself a favor, and taste the difference today.

Full flower… Full effect. Seriously, it’s science.

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A Tale As Sweet As Cannabutter: The SGK Story

Once upon a time... 

(circa 2009...), there lived a lady boss named Julie Berliner.

Together, with the help of a killer chocolate cookie recipe, she embarked on a journey to launch a cannabis bakery unlike any other.

Today, Sweet Grass Kitchen offers its delicious cannabutter and distillate infused edibles to nearly 500 dispensaries around Colorado.

See how the rest of our story unfolds... 

An Open Invitation: Dear Seth Rogen…

By Kristy Gustafson

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via Flickr

Dear Seth Rogen,

What can we say? We love you.

Too soon?

We’re rollin’ with it…

Sure, we may be strangers, but just like the rest of the world, we’ve admired everything that’s made you the stoner king of comedy we all know and love.

We recently stumbled upon your interview with Howard Stern in which you talk about your fear of edibles. Throw a few too many bites and some intense AF Star Wars scenes in there, and we can’t say we blame you. We’ve all been there in some capacity...

But, as you know, Colorado is the top dog of the industry right now. It’s home to some sweet-ass companies with even better products. And with it, we’ve got a little proposition for you.

That’s right, Seth Rogen, we’re calling you out.

What do you say about trying an edible with some real consistency?

  Bomb, right...?

Bomb, right...?

Up for the challenge? You know where to find us.

 

Sincerely,

Sweet Grass Kitchen

Feeding Your Fruit Tooth One Microdose at a Time…

The Scoop on SGK's 5mg Distillate Fruit Snacks

By Kristy Gustafson

It’s official, people. Sweet Grass Kitchen’s product line has added some color!

Don’t they look bomb dot com?!

Fruit Snacks are made with real fruit juice, non-gluten ingredients, and... hold up… no cannabutter?

Can't believe it's not (canna)butter?!

That’s right, this 5mg microdose is made with pure THC distillate, one of the first distillate infused gummies on the market, and our very first non-cannabutter product.

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So what’s the deal on distillate anyway?

As a fan of our goodies, you know that both potency and consistency have always been king here at Sweet Grass Kitchen; which is why we chose to infuse our gummies with the concentrate king itself. Not only does its potency total up to 99% fully activated THC (far beyond that of average flower at 15-25%), but the tasteless and odorless nature of distillate allows for the delicious, natural berry flavors of the edible itself to shine through.

This top-shelf concentrate goes through an extended extraction and refinement process called short-path distillation. (To break things down, the science behind it all can be likened to making spirits like whiskey or moonshine.) What’s left in the end is a refined and transparent honey-like substance that visually represents just how pure it is.

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Photo courtesy of Quest Concetrates

So, like, how high am I gonna get?

With a potency of up to 99%, some of you might be looking like this…

Or maybe this…

Here’s where the microdose aspect comes in…

At 5mg (so just half of our recreational baked goods and double our 2.5mg Buttermelts), Fruit Snacks are the perfect edible for finding your ideal cannabis dose – or as we like to say, getting to ‘know thy groove.’

While one’s own unique groove can mean a lot of things to different people, here’s what to expect from a distillate high... For most, it’s been described as a “cerebral high.” It’s uplifting and motivating, and in the experiences of a few Sweet Grass employees, it’ll encourage you (or your significant other) to clean the entire house on a whim. (Hey, we’re not making this stuff up.) Think of it like a “Tuesday Night High” or a “Working Man’s or Working Woman’s High.” It’s light, clear-headed, enjoyable, and who knows, it may even help you or your significant other win some serious brownie points.

So, whether you were self-identifying with Ross or Brad P, we’re thinking after you give our new Fruit Snacks a try, you’ll be looking like this…

Be sure to give us a shout when you start grooving, and let us know what you think!