While most people associate marijuana with smoking, with the rise of medical marijuana culture in recent years, marijuana-infused products, more commonly referred to as edibles, now come in more forms than you could count, from hot sauces to gummy bears. Some patients choose these products to avoid exposure to smoke, some because edibles can be a more discreet way to medicate. Then again, some people just prefer the effects via ingesting.
If you haven't checked into it, you might be surprised by the sheer volume and variety of options. We picked some of the most intriguing edibles from local dispensaries.
Arizona's 520 Hot Sauce
A mild hot sauce with cayenne powder, tamarind, garlic and other spices with a few grams of medical cannabis.
The Apothecary; 395-0230; apothecarytucson.com
If you miss the days of sweet, gummy fruit rollups, you might enjoy these available in a variety of flavors, which feature 25 milligrams of active THC.
Bloom Tucson; 293-3315; bloomdispensary.com
The Prime Leaf; 207-2753
THC Honey Sticks
Perfect for adding to beverages for a smooth and sweet drinking experience.
Catalina Hills Care; 797-3053; catalinahillscare.com
Winner of best medical edible at the 2013 High Times Cannabis Cup, this blend of high-quality chocolate and peppermint carries the quality of something you'd find at the best chocolatiers.
Desert Bloom Re-Leaf; 886-1760; dbloomtucson.com
Grams FX Medi-Melt Chocolates
Creamy, delicious and full of flavor, these melt in your mouth chocolates come in peanut butter and dark chocolate.
Downtown Dispensary; 838-0492; thedowntowndispensary.com
Made in Arizona, YiLo's brownies are high quality and come in multiple flavors (Chocolate Fudge, Cappuccino, Black Forest, Caramel) and in differing levels of THC.
Earth's Healing; 373-5779; earthshealing.org
Gluten Free Snickerdoodles
With four mini cookies, this offers the taste of cinnamon and sugar without the troubling addition of wheat.
The Green Halo; 664-2251; thegreenhalo.org
Coming in a variety of fruit flavors, these liquids allow the THC to get into your system quicker than brownies or candies.
Nature Med; 620-9123; naturemedinc.com
Uncle Herb's Organic Peanut Butter
Peanut butter tastes good on nearly anything, so this creamy option seems like a must-try.
Ultra Health Green Valley; 289-8030