Cannabis Chocolate Rules
It’s no secret… Cannabis chocolate is a great way to consume THC! We’re all pretty used to seeing chocolate and cannabis mixed in edibles. After all, if you live in Nevada or any other state with legalized cannabis, we have a wide array of choices here. Delicious choices! Scrumptious choices! Delectable choices! Cannabis chocolate provides you with a blissful experience that delights your senses. The combo makes your tastebuds and brain cells dance with joy! However, there’s more to it than simple outward pleasure. There are many surprising reasons why cannabis-infused chocolate is a uniquely elevating experience.
In this article, we will learn about the benefits of infusing chocolate with cannabis, how this method of consumption differs from smoking, and the different types of dosages you can expect to find in Nevada dispensaries.
Cannabis Chocolate – A Match Made in Heaven
A common myth that gets brought up when we discuss Chocolate and Cannabis is that cacao beans contain anandamide, also known as the bliss molecule, which is one of the endocannabinoids that our bodies naturally produce. However this myth was debunked in 1998 by respected cannabis researchers Raphael Mechoulam and Vincenzo DiMarzo, Cacao and chocolate do not contain anandamide.
Myths aside, cannabis and chocolate are still a great pairing. For starters, cacao contains the stimulant caffeine which is beloved for its uplifting and energizing effects. Cacao also contains large amounts of the compound theobromine. A cousin of caffeine, it is a vasodilator. When combined with cannabis, the theobromine promotes greater blood flow to the brain, helping more of the endocannabinoids from the cannabis to cross the blood-brain barrier.
Cacao also contains two other compounds that enhance the effects of cannabis. N-oleoyl ethanolamide (OEA) and N-linoleoylethanolamine (LOEA) help to prevent the breakdown of cannabis molecules in the body. In the absence of these compounds, the cannabinoids that we consume when we ingest cannabis would break down and dissipate faster. When combined with chocolate, you can expect your elevated experience to be more prolonged. Another reason for this is that chocolate also contains fat, which is important for binding to the cannabinoids in our bodies. Fat content in chocolate helps to improve the bioavailability of THC and CBD, assisting in their delivery to your CB1 and CB2 receptors.
In addition to this, cacao is rich in tryptophan. This is the compound that is responsible for the drowsiness you experience after eating a heavy meal. It is the precursor for us to make serotonin, one of the neurotransmitters that are responsible for triggering feelings of happiness.
The Serotonin & Dopamine Boost
Just as chocolate facilitates the release of serotonin, it also releases phenylethylamine and dopamine. Serotonin tends to make us feel happier and focused, while dopamine will make us feel more calm and peaceful. Phenylethylamine increases our energy and helps the body fight depression. Together, these three compounds create an effect that is similar to the endorphin rush you experience after intense exercise.
Many people like to enjoy cannabis-infused chocolates as an alternative to smoking cannabis. Perhaps they wish to avoid smoking because they have concerns about the health of their teeth and lungs. Perhaps they don’t enjoy the smell of smoke and the mess that can be left behind by smoking, such as ashes and so forth. The disadvantages of cannabis edibles, in general, are that it can be harder to manage the dose. Depending on the speed of your digestion it can take up to several hours for the effects of your edible to be felt. We’ve all heard those horror stories from friends who got impatient waiting for their edible to kick in, and accidentally ingested too much.
With cannabis chocolates, it’s important to go low and slow when it comes to discovering your best dose. Marijuana edibles in Nevada are limited to 10 milligrams of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in pot, per dose or more than 100 milligrams of THC per package, according to state law. Usually starting with on10 milligram portion will be plenty for most people. However, if you have a low tolerance or want to be extra cautious, you can start with half a square. Similarly, if you are experienced with cannabis or have a high tolerance, you may choose to eat a slightly larger portion.
Cannabis Chocolate Combos by OMG THC
Our OMG CBD and THC edibles are completely solvent-free. They are made with cannabis distillate infusions that deliver the cleanest taste, no oily residue, and fast absorption. Our chocolates are developed by a master chocolatier to ensure both batch consistency and quality. We offer a selection of chocolate bars, chocolate-covered fruits, nuts, and espresso beans.
Our chocolate bars are divided into three categories. Our Classic bars are available in a wide variety of flavors including milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and white chocolate. We provide sugar-free and vegan options as well. Each chocolate bar contains a total of 100mg of THC, divided into 10 portions of 10mg squares. Our Ratio bars provide a balanced 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC. Each bar contains 10 squares, each of which contains 10mg of THC as well as 10mg CBD. Our Medical Bars are only available to card-holding Medical Marijuana patients. They contain 500mg of THC per bar, with 50mg of THC per serving. They come in both milk and dark chocolate varieties.
As you can see, the synergistic relationship between these two ingredients is undeniable. After all, the body is designed to accept and process cannabinoids. The cannabis plant produces the highest concentration of cannabinoids, and chocolate contains chemical compounds that facilitate better absorption. Plus they make us feel great! So get out there and enjoy the beautiful dance that cannabis chocolate offers our bodies and minds. It’s sure to be a pleasant experience and one we hope you’ll keep coming back to OMG THC for.
About OMG THC
We’re homegrown in Las Vegas, Nevada. We embrace niches others in the Cannabis market ignore or reject. Vegan? Diabetic? Gourmet cook? Old-school hash connoisseur? Looking for a specific ratio of CBD and THC in your products? You got it!
Additionally, we care about quality and the effects our products have on people’s lives & health. OMG THC use only CO2 and ethanol extraction methods. We NEVER use butane or other petrochemicals to extract our oils. We want our products to be easy on the body and safe for our team to make.
Our products are simple and they are great. From the cannabis oils, we use to the packaging and the varieties of our products. Finally, and best of all, our edibles are damn delicious! In other words, if we wouldn’t want to eat them, we aren’t going to sell them to anyone else. We NEVER cut our concentrates with anything – period! EVER! We use top-of-the-line C-Cell hardware – always. We ensure quality and purity.
For Adult Use Only
For adults 21 and over. Keep our products out of reach of children and pets. Be smart. Be Vigilant. Finally, enjoy our products responsibly and keep everyone safe.
As always, feel free to Contact OMG THC with any questions or comments you might have. We’re here for you and we’re responsive to your needs. If you’d like to locate OMG THC products, check out our dispensaries list. You can also find out more about OMG THC on Leafly.